We will begin the mountain biking tour through Belfast’s beautiful Lagan Valley regional Park which mixes up easy to strenuous biking and then going into different neighbourhoods to look at the political and social history of Belfast. We can also go further afield into surrounding countryside and look at some of the passage graves such as the Giants ring, a prehistoric enclosure, over 200 metres in diameter, with a dolmen in the centre. Belfast has a large network of cycle paths and bus lanes which we can use as well as urban parks. We can use these to navigate our way around the city. After riding through the regional park we will cycle through Botanic Gardens on route to the Falls and Shankill Road before returning via the city centre and Ormeau Park. At the weekends we can drop into St. George’s Market.
I am a teacher of humanities, history and geography. A native of Belfast, having grown up in the troubles. I am a very keen mountain biker with over 30+ years experience locally and internationally in such places as Morocco,USA, Italy, France and Spain. I want to share my experience of my Belfast bringing people to amazing places showing them history from the Bronze Age up to the present day. I have travelled extensively around the world on expeditions and working holidays. I am a keen skier, scuba diver, hiker, kite surfer and wild swimmer.
Mountain bikes, helmets and refreshments
I can collect you or the tour will start in Belvoir park adjacent to my house and continue along the tow path on the river Lagan up to the Giants Ring and around Belfast. We will then make our way across town to the Falls Road and Shankill Road looking at the famous murals depicting Nationalist and Unionist political ideologies and the peace walls. We will also take in Titanic Belfast and other noteworthy landmarks including Belfast City Hall
18歳以上の方2名まで参加できます。 Ideally you will have Mountain biking experience
Action packed and aimed to discover off road Belfast this trip is aimed at people with a reasonably high level of fitness and cycling ability that can take from 3 to 6 hours in the saddle, however if you want to do a mellow trip that can be arranged too but some of it will be off road
Discover Belfast, off the beaten track