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Top Tips for Adventure in Belfast

Whether you're visiting the city for a mini break or live nearby and are looking for something different there is lots to do in Belfast. With so many adventures in and around the capital it proves adventure is most definitely not confined to the countryside!

Be sure to check out our extensive list of activity events and activity experiences in Belfast. No experience required, no specialist equipment needed, you don’t need a big group or lots of organisation. Just make a quick call or email to the activity providers to begin your adventure.

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Hit the Barnett Demesne Mountain Bike Trails and Jumps Park for some excitement on two wheels. Situated on the outskirts of Belfast starting from the Mary Peters Track, the trails have a number of options to suit all abilities from beginner right through to top riders. Whether you choose to try the 3.4km green trail or tackle the 3.9km intermediate blue trail with 3 advanced red loop options (1.5km). For those looking for more of an adrenaline fix, the purpose-built jumps park at Barnett Demesne will definitely hit the spot. With a range of small, medium and large jumps on offer this is the perfect park to build up your jumping confidence. Don’t worry if you don’t have your wheels on you as bike hire is available locally.

If you’d rather make a splash you won’t need to travel far to Shaw’s Bridge where you can try a whole range of outdoor activities with Mobile Team Adventure both on and off the water. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a keen amateur you can expect top level coaching during their specialist canoeing and kayaking sessions.

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To continue your adventures on the water take a trip to Ballyholme Yacht Club situated in the town of Bangor, at the entrance to Belfast Lough. Whether you are thinking of taking to the water for the first time or are keen to improve your skills then this Royal Yachting Association approved training centre has it all. Book a private lesson or avail of the many courses on offering including dinghy sailing and power boating.

Make a Break of it! 

With so many great outdoor activities happening in Northern Ireland it makes sense to create a short break around the fun! 

From chic, city boutique hotels to rustic rural retreats and from self-catering apartments to outdoor glamping, Northern Ireland has a wonderful variety of accommodation for all tastes & budgets!

To book a short break or to find out about Northern Ireland’s visitor attractions, accommodation and things to do, visit

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