Welcome to Rock and Ride Outdoors

Ireland’s top Mountain Biking and Rock Climbing company providing coaching, guiding and leadership qualifications

Rock and Ride Outdoors is a collaboration between Paul Swail, IFMGA Mountain Guide and Ireland’s most qualified climbing tutor and Ian Bailey, Cycling Ireland MBLA Tutor, Velotech Mechanic and Ireland’s top mountain bike coach. We are two outdoor professionals who have a huge passion for sharing our knowledge and enthusiasm for the outdoor environment and our chosen sports.  We’ve both spent well over twenty years gaining experience and qualifications, climbing, biking, skiing and mountaineering both locally in the Mourne Mountains, over much of Ireland and the UK, throughout Europe and beyond.

Living and breathing mountain biking and rock climbing since being kids, Paul and Ian have honed their crafts both in terms of personal achievement and passing on their knowledge through coaching, guiding and delivering internationally recognised National Governing Body qualifications.

Do you want to be introduced to the most exciting outdoor sports and activities in existence and be coached to do them better and safer? Do you already have a love of climbing or mountain biking and want to step up to the next level? Do you want to turn your favourite pastime into your job, gaining the relevant qualifications to become an instructor or guide yourself?

Then Rock and Ride Outdoors is the place for you!

Primarily based in the stunning Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland with easy access from both Belfast and Dublin we also regularly work all over Ireland as well as the Alps where Paul has a permanent base. Any questions on anything to do with climbing, mountaineering or mountain biking please contact us.

Photo Credits: Dermott Sweeney

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Paul Swail


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Ian Bailey