We are based in Ballinastoe Woods, a mecca for mountain biking and all things outdoors. From here, we offer bike rental, guided tours, lessons and serve barista coffee with delicious home baked goodies.
Biking.ie are #bikinginIreland, founded in 2007 by Olympic Athlete Tarja Owens and Niall Davis, now married and raising two bike mad boys!We have a vibrant and energetic team that keep Biking.ie running on a daily basis. We are all passionate about the outdoors and want to provide exciting and memorable experiences for all our visitors.
We provide only high quality mountain bike, road bike and touring bike rental tours, all of which are tailored to your ability and interests.
Ballinastoe Mountain Bike TrailsBallinastoe is located in the heart of the wild Wicklow Mountains, yet is just 45 minutes from Dublin City centre. If you are looking to experience some of the best mountain biking in Ireland then you have come to the right spot. The scenery is just out of this world, with some spectacular views over the Irish Sea and Lough Tay, also known as the Guinness lake. The trail network is a looped route that starts and finishes in the same point and is also sign posted, so no map needed. Ballinastoe was one of the first trail centres built in Ireland and still holds it’s on today thanks to some exciting upgrades. The trail accesses many types of terrain from open heather moor land on the top through thicket spruce and Scots Pine on the lower section. If you think you recognise the views perhaps you have seen them before, the movies ‘Brave Heart’, ‘Excalibur’, ‘King Arthur’ and ‘Into the West’ were all filmed here. Ballinastoe MTB Trails The trails in Ballinastoe start off with quite a steep forest road climb but it’s only brief. Following each climbing section is a rewarding single track of which there are 8 in total. The total length of the trail network is 14km and it is possible to short cut, meaning you can repeat or cut out sections as you wish. The terrain is a real mixture but the overall feeling is a sense of flow and fun. There really is something for everyone here, the faster you go the more challenging it becomes. Ballinastoe is hands down one of the best examples of a purpose built trail centre and is a pleasure to ride all year round. Trail Description The above red grade routes are difficult throughout with numerous severe sections along the route. The trails vary from fast and flowing to tight and technical. Frequently steep and narrow, with variable surfaces including rock, roots, mud, loose stones and gravel that may become slippery when wet. These trails are not for novice mountain bike riders.
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