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Mountain Biking in Ticknock, Dublin, Ireland

Ticknock Trail:
8km/5mi
Skill Level:
Advanced
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and it nestles at the mouth of the River Liffey. The climate here is classified as a maritime climate, usually with mild winters and cool summers. This vibrant city is noted as much for its Georgian buildings, museums, theaters and attractions, as for its leisure activities and adrenaline-fuelled adventures.

Ticknock is situated at the northeastern foothills of Dublin Mountains and is a very famous site for outdoor activity. There is no better way to discover the beautiful scenery of Dublin and admire stunning coastal views, than organizing a tour with mountain bikes.

Ticknock is a challenging, technical trail that accommodates the more adventurous mountain bikers. The trail is about 8 km/5 mi long and it is divided into sections. Approximately 4 km/2.5 mi of the way-marked loop are forest roads and bikers should be very careful of other forest users. The remaining 4 km/2.5 mi of the loop are single-track with some fast and open, rocky sections and some narrow, steep sections. The single-track features downhills, berm turns, fire-road climbs, jumps and drops, that test rider’s skills.

Keep in mind that the site is exposed and can be very windy in bad weather. So, it is advisable to wear a helmet at any time. Finally, there are highly qualified instructors at your disposal, in order to have an unforgettable experience.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Dublin
14.km/8.8mi 27mins
Head north on O'Connell Street Upper / Sráid Uí Chonaill Uachtarach to Cathal Brugha Street / Sráid Chathail Brugha. Turn left on Parnell Street. Keep left to continue towards Capel Street / Sráid Chéipil. Turn left into Capel Street / Sráid Chéipil. Continue towards Capel Street Bridge. Continue towards Parliament Street / Sráid Na Parlaiminte. Turn right onto Lord Edward Street/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Take the 3rd left turn in Nicholas Street/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Slight left at Harold's Cross Road/N81. Continue to follow the N81. Continue to Rathfarnham Road. Continue to Bóthar Na Gráinsí / Grange Road. Turn right to stay on (n) Bóthar Na Gráinsí / Grange Road. Turn left into Grange Road. Turn right at the (n) Bóthar Na Gráinsí / Grange Road/R822 (signals for Tigh an Chnoic / Ticknock). Continue to Bóthar Bhaile Uí Cheallaigh / Kellystown Road. Turn right at Ticknock Road. Turn left. Road partially restricted.
BY AIR
Dublin airport,
39km/24.3mi 32mins
BY TRAIN

Dublin is served by DART, which is a coastal train and it is also served by Luas, Dublin’s Light Rail transit system.

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