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A Weekend in The Sperrins

A Weekend in The Sperrins, you can sample lightning quick trails at Davagh Forest and check out a compact network of flowy trails in the welcoming and altogether quirky Blessingbourne Estate in Fivemiletown. 

We've provided some useful details below on typical driving distances/times etc. however we'd also recommend downloading our 'Mountain Biker's Guide to Davagh Forest' which is packed full of pre and post ride recommendations and ideas to help you make the most of your short trip to the Sperrins. 

Day 1 - Direct to Davagh

10:30 - Ferry departs Cairnryan, Dumfries & Galloway
12:30 - Ferry arrives Larne, County Antrim
13:00 - Drive to Davagh Forest, County Tyrone (56 miles)
14:30 - Ride Davagh Forest Trails

Davagh Forest Trails

The Davagh Forest Trails are quite often described as Northern Ireland’s surprise package! Located way off the beaten track, in the heart of the Sperrin Mountains, this pocket rocket of a trail centre is packed full of high-octane singletrack not to mention some hair-raising rock features you’ll never forget. Younger and less experienced riders can enjoy Davagh’s green and blue trails however if it’s adrenaline you’re after then Davagh Forest’s red trail will deliver this in abundance! 

19:30 - Dinner @ The Apparo

Recommended Accommodation - Pollan Rua Cottage & Barn (Quote 'MountainBike30' to enjoy 20% off your stay)

Day 2 - Bound for Blessingbourne

07:30 - Breakfast @ 
08:30 - Drive to Blessingbourne, Country Tryone (43 miles)
09:30 - Ride Blessingbourne Trails

Blessingbourne Trails

Blessingbourne was Northern Ireland's first purpose-built mountain bike trail centre however with an additional phase II developed in late 2014 the estate now offers a 4km blue trail, 8km red trail and pump track. A new coffee cabin also recently opened at the trailhead (seasonal) making this family-friendly trail centre a firm favourite amongst visiting mountain bikers and locals alike. Bike hire available all year round. 

12:30 - Lunch @ The Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown
13:30 - Drive to Larne (89 miles)
15:30 - Arrive Larne Ferry Terminal 
16:30 - Ferry departs Larne, County Antrim
18:30 - Ferry arrives Cairnryan, Dumfries & Galloway

We have recommended some popular places to stay, eat and drink during your trip however a full list of nearby MTB-Friendly Accommodation Providers, Cafes, Bars and Restaurants can be found here - Davagh Forest Trails | Blessingbourne Trails

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