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Mountain Biking / Cycling

Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Trail

For thrill-seekers, what could be better than outrageous downhill mountain biking tracks, just a five-minute cycle away from Lus Mór.

If you like funky fun single track trails, then you came to the right place. Forest road climbs lead you into tight twisty single track with loads of ups and downs, tight turns and technical rocky bits. This is a network of purpose-built single track trails and forest roads that are designated for use by mountain bikes on a way-marked circular 14km route.

The way-marked loop includes long climbs and descents over a wide variety of sometimes difficult terrain on trails that are only suitable for mountain bikes i.e. bikes with 26inch wheels, knobbly tyres and flat handlebars.

Roughly 9km of the way-marked loop is single track and these sections are narrow, sometimes steep trails of not more than 1m in width.  On these sections, you will also experience variable surfaces including rocks, mud, roots, loose stones and gravel and they may become slippery in wet weather.

The remaining 5km of the way-marked loop are wide travel forest roads and tracks, with variable surfaces including loose gravel and pot holes. You should expect to encounter vehicles at any time on these parts of the loop.

Please ensure that your bike is in good working order and that you have an appropriate fitness and skill level to undertake these trails.

Trail Name: Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Trail
Recreation Site: Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Trail  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Car Park
Length: 13.7 km
Time: 2 hrs
Degree of Difficulty: Difficult   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 270
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Car Park
Trail Way marking: red


Bike Hire

There are great cycling opportunities near Lus Mór.

With uncrowded roads and wonderful scenery abound, you’re never far from a friendly hostelry where you can enjoy a refreshing pint of Guinness or cool local spring water. Even in the winter time, an exhilarating cycle will quickly warm you up. Should the weather be unkind, a bowl of steaming soup and homemade bread, by our cosy stove, will quickly thaw out chilly extremities.

Tour de France enthusiasts can follow part of the route taken by that famous annual cavalcade in 1998. Alternatively the Wicklow 200, held each year in June, is Ireland’s premier cycling challenge! Groups from Dublin and local cycling clubs can often be seen, building up their strength and stamina, in the Wicklow hills.

Given a little notice we can arrange cycle hire for all or part of your stay with us.

Bike Hire Wicklow is based at Ballinastoe.  Bike Hire also available at


Contact us to customise your tour package:
Phone: +353 83 311 7626

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Call Grace: +353 86 107 0581 or
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Lus Mor Bed & Breakfast
County Wicklow