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Castlewellan Christmas Trail Quest


Welcome to our now annual Castlewellan Christmas Trail Quest, a great opportunity to get out and about over the holidays, get some fresh air, try out your new kit or simply burn off some Christmas Pudding!

Yet again, we've set out a fun albeit challenging quest taking you around the MTB trails within the stunning Castlewellan Forest Park. The quest will give you the opportunity to test your MTB skills alongside your planning, navigation and teamwork.

The quest is suitable for Family and Novice to Experienced Cyclists alike, with the level chosen, 'Chill (1hr) or Challenge (2 hr)', left entirely at your discretion.

Check in and start on the day will be flexible with options anytime from 10.30am at the earliest - 11.30am at the latest.

What do I get?

Each team will receive a trail map, quest instructions, quest score card, event timing, access to shower and changing facilities, car parking and apres quest refreshments and nibbles.

For friends not questing i.e. your team support, whilst not out and about spectating, our centre will be open with fire roaring and both fresh coffee and free Wifi flowing!

What do I need?

Each member of your team require a 'fit for purpose' bicycle in safe working order, a 'fit for purpose' helmet and suitable clothing for both the activity and prevailing conditions.(Our Vitus Sentiers bikes will be available to hire subject to availability but must be prebooked via our online booking facility).
Each member of your team should also carry sufficient food and fluid for your chosen duration.

Each team should also carry a repair kit, first aid kit and mobile telephone.

And finally... don't forget your camera!

If in doubt, please call/email to check suitability on +44(0)2843770714 (10am-4pm Mon to Fri /please note Christmas closures) or

Visit Mountain Bike NI for more info on responsible biking!

How can I register? (Min 1, Max 4 per team, Min 8 yrs old with under 18's accompanied by a participating adult)



 Reg fee

 How do I Book?



Please enter your chosen team name in the organisation box when completing your online registration

£9 per Ad/£6 per Ch 


     Click for Online Registration


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What if I want to know more? 

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What if I have any further questions? 

We are human behind our online booking so please do feel free to call us with any questions you may have before, during or after your booking.

Contact our team at +44(0)2843770714 (10am-4pm Mon to Fri) or

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