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IRELAND & THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY TOUR

Dates: 4th May 2019 – 11th May 2019

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Prices From: £995

Tour Type: Fully Guided

Join us on this fantastic adventure around Ireland, experiencing breath-taking scenery and stunning roads as we follow the famous Irish Wild Atlantic Way. From Joey’s memorial and the Giant Causeway of Northern Ireland to the west coast of southern Ireland and Ring of Kerry.

We have graded this tour – INTERMEDIATE

 

TOUR SCHEDULE

Day 1 (4th May): Dublin to Giant’s Causeway (230 miles)

The group will meet at the ferry terminal Holyhead before boarding the ferry to Dublin Once off the ferry we’ll head towards Belfast and on to Ballymoney and Joey’s Memorial. After a quick stop, it’s off to the Giant’s Causeway Via the dark hedges road, made popular by The Game of Thrones series. The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. After spending some time discovering this world heritage site we’ll saddle up and head to our hotel for the evening.

Day 2 (5th May): Northern Ireland to Sligo (180 miles)

After breakfast, we’ll head for southern Ireland and the start of the wild Atlantic way. Irelands first long-distance touring route, stretching along the Atlantic Coast from Donegal to cork and our route for the next four days. We’ll ride Benbulbin a large rock formation, which is part of the Dartry Mountains. Today we will finish our route in the town of Sligo, a vibrant place with great nightlife

Day 3 (6th May): Sligo to Westport (160 miles)

Today we continue south past the Ceide Fields, the oldest and largest stone-walled village in the world 5200BC. We ride through Ballycroy National park, the Nephin Beg Mountains and Europe’s largest expanse of Blanket bog before reaching our hotel for the night in Westport.

Day 4 (7th May): Westport to Galway (120 miles)

Today we continue our adventure along the wild Atlantic coast with its stunning scenery and twisty country roads as we head for Galway, a harbour city on Ireland’s west coast, sits where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s hub is 18th-century Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs that often offer live Irish folk music. Nearby, stone-clad cafes, boutiques and art galleries line the winding lanes of the Latin Quarter, which retains portions of the medieval city walls.

Day 5 (8th May): Westport to Dingle (150 miles)

After a hearty breakfast we load up and continue on our tour of the west coast heading for Dingle we head past Dunquire Castle (Castle Optional stop), where you can walk up a very narrow stone stairwell to the top of the castle. From here we head through Ballyvaughan, past Poulnabrone Megalithic Portal Tomb and on to Dingle, home to Fungie.

Day 6 (9th May): Dingle to Adrigole (210 miles)

After breakfast we leave Dingle behind us, head for Killarney and the Ring of Kerry, an iconic riding route for over a century and there’s a good reason for this – it’s always stunning. Taking us through Muckross, Killarney national park and Moll’s Gap. From here we follow the spectacular coastline and great biking curves all the way to Waterville, from here we’ll do the Skelling Ring, climb Coomanaspic Mountain and take in the breathtaking views down the other side, before rejoining the Ring of Kerry. Next, we take on Ballaghbeama Gap and Healy’s pass before heading for Adrigole and a well-earned Guinness.

Day 7 (10th May): Adrigole to Rosslare (215 miles)

Our last day, but don’t worry there’s still plenty of roads to test us and views to behold, continuing along the Wild Atlantic Way we pass Mizen Head and Drombeg Stone Circle as we head to cork and along the coast to Rosslare the final destination of our tour.

Day 8 (11th May): Rosslare to Fishguard (ferry crossing)

Time to catch our ferry back to the mainland, say our goodbyes and until the next time head our separate ways home.

 

GUIDED TOUR INFORMATION AND PRICE

Included in the tour price

  • 7 Night accommodation in a good quality hotel
  • Breakfast each morning
  • GPS co-ordinates (Tom Tom / Garmin)
  • Full support of Professional Guide throughout the tour
  • Return ferry crossing England – Ireland

Not included in the tour price

  • Fuel
  • Travel/Breakdown insurance
  • Repatriation back to the UK
  • Parking or toll charges
  • Admission to any tourist sites
  • Meals other than specified
  • Drinks

Tour Prices

  • Single Rider — Shared room £995
  • Single Rider — Own room £1495
  • Rider and pillion – Shared room £1795

A deposit of 20% will be required upon submission of the booking form

Insurance

On all our tours it is a condition of booking that you hold valid and adequate breakdown / recovery insurance which includes repatriation of you, your pillion (if applicable) and your motorcycle.