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Mournes Self-Guided Tour (7 Nights)

Tour code: NOISG7B

Tour Overview

This tour leads you around the Kingdom of Down , visiting Lagan Valley, the Cooley Peninsula, Carlingford Lough, the Mountains of Mourne, Strangford Lough, the Ards Peninsula and St Patrick’s Country.

Starting in Moira, the first leg takes you south along the Newry Canal to Newry at the head of Carlingford Lough. Leaving Newry you follow the coast north to Rostrevor and next morning then climb through the Mournes to the Spelga Pass from where you drop down to Newcastle. The next leg continues around Dundrum Bay to Strangford for a two night stopover. The loop route explores St Patrick’s Country and the Ards Peninsula. The next leg of the journey takes you via the shores of Strangford Lough to Comber, with the final leg joining the Greenway all the way into Belfast.

For information on the en route scenery and attractions see the Regional Details page.

Ten highlights

  • The Newry Canal Cycle Path
  • Narrow Water Castle
  • Down Museum
  • The Silent Valley
  • Tollymore Forest Park
  • Dundrum Castle
  • Mount Stewart
  • Castleward
  • Nendrum Monastic Site
  • Castle Espie Wildfowl Sanctuary


  • Carlingford Lough
  • Inch Abbey
  • Killyleag & Strangford Lough
  • Legananny DOlmen
  • Mount Stewart
  • Mournes
  • Mournes
  • Nendrum Monastery
  • The Silent Valley
  • Tollymore Forest Park


  • To lengthen the tour, consider spending a night or two in Belfast at the beginning or end of the biking.

Outline Itinerary

Day Start Stay Core route Other options En Route
→ ml ↑ ft longer Shorter
1 - Moira/ Belfast - - - -  
2 Moira/ Belfast Rostrevor 41 1879     Newry Canal, Newry, Warrenpoint
3 Rostrevor Newcastle 27 2342   Mourne Mountains, Silent Valley, Tollymore Forest Park
4 Newcastle Strangford 34 887 Dundrum Castle, Tyrella Beach, St Johns Point
5 Strangford Strangford 32 1659 Ards Peninsula, Mount Stewart, Strangford Lough
6 Strangford Comber 39 1455   Downpatrick, Nendrum Monastic Site, Castle Espie
7 Comber Belfast 13 688   Comber Greenway, Titanic Experience, CS Lewis Square

Day-by-Day Summary

Tour Costs

Costs in Sterling Pounds
Basic cost per person sharing 655*
Single accommodation supplement (if applicable) 240
Optional Costs
Bicycle rental Hybrid 125
Touring 135
Road 165
E-Bike 205
luggage transfers Total for one or two people 230
Each additional person 20

*Prices for solo travellers are on request.

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