Motorcycle guided tour in Ireland

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Irish loop motorcycle tour

Dates 07/05 - 19/05/2021
Destination Ireland
Category Guided or self guided tour Europe
Duration 13 days 12 nights

Mileage :   1900 km / 1180 miles

Tour highlights : Ring of Kerry, cliff of Moher, Titanic museum in Belfast, Wicklow mountains, Giant's causeway, castle of Dunluce, Dark Hedges, Dingle peninsula, Dunquin harbour, Dunloe Gap road, Mizen Head, Dublin, Belfast murals, Connemarra region & lakes, Sky road, Wild Atlantic Way,

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Dates & Prices
Departure date

Day 1 - Roscoff to Cork
Day 1 - Roscoff to Cork

 Ride to Roscoff in Brittany to catch early evening ferry to Cork.

Day 2 - Cork - Bantry
Day 2 - Cork - Bantry

Once we land in Cork on the southern coast of Ireland we will start this loop by the charming village of Kinsale and the Old Head point. Then we will follow the coast towards Mizen Head, the most western point of the country with an astonishing view on the Altlantic.

Day 3 - Bantry - Killorglin
Day 3 - Bantry - Killorglin

We will follow the Bantry Bay to that will take us to the Healy pass and its rocky landscapes, then we will ride the famous ring of Kerry, one of the highlight of the Wild Atlantic Way, until the Valentia island. To finish the day we'll ride the magnificent Dunloe Gap road that will lead us to Killorglin our stopover of the day.

Day 4 - Killorglin - Galway
Day 4 - Killorglin - Galway

The Dingle penisula is waiting for us this morning with the beautiful Slea Head loop drive that offers awesome views on the ocean and the wild coast. Then we will go through the Connor pass to reach the river Shannon that we will cross with the ferry. In the afternoon we will walk on the edge of the cliff of Moher, among the most impressive cliffs in all Europe. We will stay in Galway at the door of Connemara county.

Day 5 - Galway - Sligo
Day 5 - Galway - Sligo

We enter into Connemara region, a land of lakes and bog with its famous village of Clifden. From there we will ride the Sky Road and make our way to the Kylemore abbey and castle. After a stop at the Aasleagh falls we will reach the capital of Sligo county.

Day 6 - Sligo - Portrush
Day 6 - Sligo - Portrush

We leave Sligo to enter into Donegal county, to ride around the Benbulben moutain. Then we'll follow the Loer Lough Erne on the way to Enniskillen and its castle. We will enter into Northern Ireland and make our way to our base camp in a small seaside resort where the Northwest 200 race take place : Portrush.

Day 7 - Portrush
Day 7 - Portrush

While we are staying in Portrush we will have the chance to see the races of the NW 200 that takes place around Coleraine and cross Portrush. We will aslo ride along the coast towards the castle of Dunluce castle and the famous Giant's Causeway.

Day 8 - Portrush - Belfast
Day 8 - Portrush - Belfast

Nous longeons la Causeway Coast road, une des plus belles route d’Irlande vers le sud en direction de Belfast. Nous traversons le pont de corde de Carrick a Rede Rope et escaladerons les innombrables rochers de la Chaussée des Géants. L’après midi nous visiterons le musée Titanic de Belfast car c’est des chantiers de Belfast que sortit ce fameux paquebot.

Day 9 - Belfast - Dublin
Day 9 - Belfast - Dublin

We head south on the way to Dublin, then after a stop in Downpatrick to see the ruins of the Inch abbey we ill cross the wild Mourne mountains with ist rocky landscapes of granite. We will reach Dublin in mid-afternoon.

Day 10 - Dublin
Day 10 - Dublin

Impossible to go through Dublin without spending a full day wandering its streets and monuments : Temple street and its numerous irish pubs but also the Guinness brewery that we will visit of course.

Day 11 - Dublin - Waterford
Day 11 - Dublin - Waterford

We head towards the south east and the Wicklow mountains on the Military Road. We will stop at the Powerscout falls and the enjoy the great view from Sally Gap. After a visit at the Glendalough monastery where you will have the opportunity to attempt to touch your finger around St Kevin's cross, we will arrive in Waterford on the river Suir.

Day 12 - Waterford - Rosslare
Day 12 - Waterford - Rosslare

For this last day of ride on the Emeral island. We will do a loop ride around Waterford and Clonmel in the south east coast of Ireland and then make our way to Rosslare to catch the early evening ferry back to France.

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Ireland, land of culture and history is a destination which will immediately make you succumb to its charms. Ride around Ireland on a motorcycle is to meet its endearing inhabitants, whose sense of hospitality binds you for ever; it’s driving on its small, steep and narrow roads that crisscross the country along the coasts or through its mountains.
 
You will discover during this motorcycle roadtrip in Ireland, a country with its most famous treasures such as the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher or even the Giants Causeway; but also its most remote gems like the Slea Head drive or the Dunloe Gap which remains memorable for those who have the pleasure of doing it on a motorcycle. The cities will not be outdone with a day in Belfast and Dublin to visit all the essentials like the Titanic museum or the Guinness brewery. 
 
You will have the opportunity for fans of the Game of Thrones series to see many sites and monuments used in filming such as the Dark Hedges road in Northern Ireland. 
You will never forget the festive and friendly atmosphere of Irish pubs in the evening after a good day of riding, around a Guinness singing the Irish Rover.
During this exceptional ride you will attend one of the most famous motorcycle races after the Isle of Man TT, the NW200, famous road race for big-hearted pilots. 
If you have always dreamed of visiting Ireland and riding the legendary Wild Atlantic Way on a motorbike, then look no further, we are waiting for you and as the Irish people say: "Cead mile failte".
 

harpe voyage moto irlandeDay 1 FERRY FROM ROSCOFF TO CORK
Day 2 CORK - BANTRY (171 km)
Day 3 BANTRY - KERRY (240 km)
Day 4 KERRY - GALWAY (246 km)
Day 5 GALWAY - SLIGO (240 km)
Day 6 SLIGO - PORTRUSH (230 km)
Day 7 PORTRUSH (NW 200 races)
Day 8 PORTRUSH - BELFAST (140 km)
Day 9 BELFAST - DUBLIN (235 km)
Day 10 DUBLIN (free day)
Day 11 DUBLIN - WATERFORD (167 km)
Day 12 FERRY FROM ROSSLARE TO CHERBOURG
Day 13 ARRIVAL IN CHERBOURG

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Rates in guided tour formula (in € PP) :

Motorcycle tour in Auvergne
  * These rates applies for those coming with their own motorcycles

Motorcycles / type of room
(price per person)

lit single

lit double

lit twin

moto perso *

€ 2 480

€ 1 680

€ 1 680

BMW R1200RT   BMW R1200GS € NC € NC € NC
Moto guzzi V85 BMW F 750 GS

€ NC

€ NC

€ NC

Our price of this guided motorcycle tour includes :

  • Ferries crossings from France to Ireland with cabin
  • Motorcycle with insurance and unlimited mileage (formula with rental bike)
  • A professional bilingual guide on motorcycle leading the group
  • 10 nights in 3 stars hotels with breakfast and 2 nights in cabin on ferry
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Information kit and road book and GPX files
  • Visits of Titanic museum in Belfast and Guinness brewery in Dublin 

Not included in the price of this guided motorcycle tour :

  • Any other meal than those included in the tour
  • Drink and personal expenses
  • Fuel, parking and toll
  • Riding equipment (helmet, jacket, gloves)
  • All excursions not included in the package