Corralea Bike trails
Onsite at Corralea we have a selection of Mountain Bike trails ranging from level wide tracks which meander along the edge of the lake, to the tougher technical single track in the forest with steep climbs, descents and wooden structures designed to test your skills.
Recently finished, our skills area (located beside the pumptrack) is designed with the amateur in mind. A small section of trail with rock features, log rides and wooden boardwalk. Features are easily rollable and at a safe height from the ground should you feel the need to jump off!
First Pumptrack in Northern-Ireland open to the public !!
Get on your bike…
What is a pump track?
A bike pump track is a series of rollers (rolling bumps) and berms (banked corners) built in a loop that can be ridden continually without the need for pedaling. Forward momentum is maintained by “pumping” the bike through the roller sections.
Pump Tracks were originally developed by professional racers to improve their biking skills and techniques such as balance, cornering, speed maintenance and stamina but now it has turned into a fun activity for anyone to enjoy.
Bike Trails FAQ
- When can I go on the Bike Trails?
Corralea Activity Centre Ltd. is open all year round for outdoor activities. You pick your date and check availability with the centre. The Bike Trails are designed for use on our Mountain Bike skills sessions, however residents are free to use some of the trails while staying onsite provided they have had their bike checked by a member of our staff.
- Can I go alone or do I need to be part of a group?
Normally, Corralea Activity Centre Ltd. operates with group sizes of 7-10 people at any one time.
However, in July & August the bike skills sessions are open to individuals and families on certain days: check our Summer Buzz… programme. (We also have a programme running until Easter called Trailrider click here for more info)
- What do I need to bring?
Anyone with their own bike and helmet can bring it along on a session. Personal equipment must be in good working order (Approved by instructor onsite).
If you are coming to the centre for a full day, bring a packed lunch. Don’t forget a drink as Mountain Biking is a total-body workout.
- What about insurance?
Corralea Activity Centre Ltd. has full public liability insurance.
The centre requires a booking form to be completed with relevant medical information about participants prior to Mountain Biking session.
For photos and videos of the pumptrack, skills area and onsite trails click here to go to the gallery page.
- Reading and other information.
Northern Ireland Mountain biking forum: www.mtbrider.com
Uberdog Extreme Sports Magazine: www.uberdogmagazine.co.uk