Ireland

A Coastal Craic

Ireland

A Coastal Craic

Duration: 6 Days

Extended7 Days

Dates: 

16 - 21 May 2020

23 - 28 May 2020

Spaces: 

Available

Available

This trip is a real favourite - it takes in the amazing south coast of the Emerald Isle with its stunning landscapes and near-empty roads. We will take you down ‘roads less travelled’, across mountain passes, round the wonderful coastline, famed for its beauty and a myriad of magnificent, wild Irish places. You will enjoy dramatic views, lighthouses, harbours and quaint seaside villages, full of heritage and history. 

The south coast of Ireland is one of the most beautiful and inspiring parts of the British Isles and this adventure will bring you the best of it!

 

The trip officially starts at the charming fishing village of Kinsale, with its delightful pubs and restaurants clustered around the picturesque harbour. 

 

You will need to get yourself to the port at Fishguard to catch the ferry across to Rosslare where you will be met and lead to Kinsale in time to enjoy a pint of Guinness in the famous Spaniard Inn.

 

You will spend the next few days riding through some stunning country, over mountain passes and along gorgeous coastlines, including the beautiful Ring of Kerry and the Dingle peninsula where you will ride the wonderful Conor Pass.  You will stay in some great little places, steeped in Irish mystery and enjoy some of the legendary Irish hospitality along the way.

 

The route will take you up the west coast via delightful villages like Doolin (where you will have the chance to jump on a boat to view the spectacular Cliffs of Moher) and on to Galway where the trip will officially end, before heading back to Dublin to catch the ferry to Holyhead.  You can extend the trip by an extra night if you would like to enjoy the bonus of a ride through the sensational Snowdonia National Park in north Wales.

We leave in the morning at 9.00am and aim to be at our destination by 6.00pm in the evening.  This equates to around 6 hours in the saddle - we typically ride for an hour and a half before a 20 minute break for coffee with a 1 hour stop for lunch and another break in the afternoon. We are definitely happy to stop to admire the view and for photo opportunities along the way.

Adventure Overview

  • You will take the ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare where you will be met on arrival

  • The trip starts from the fishing village of Kinsale on the South coast

  • You will enjoy a wide variety of wild Irish landscape from coastline to mountain passes

  • Nights will be spent in small but delightful hotels or B&Bs in picturesque villages along the coast

  • A boat trip to see the famous Cliffs of Moher following a musical night in Gus O'Connell's legendary bar in Doolin

  • The pace will not be quick as most roads will be small coastal lanes but you will enjoy the views to the full!

  •  Trip ends in Galway from where you will head to Dublin harbour to take the ferry to Holyhead

  • Can extend the trip by 1 night if requested to include a gorgeous ride through Snowdonia.

Minimum: 3 bikes, 3 people

Maximum: 8 bikes or max 8 people if with pillions 

 

Price For:

 

1 bike, 1 rider, 1 room

6 Days: £1,295

7 Days: £1,495

1 bike, 1 couple, 1 room

6 Days: £1,575

7 Days: £1,795

2 bikes, 1 couple, 1 room

6 Days: £2,155

7 Days: £2,385

 

Prices include:

  • Ferry crossings in both directions

  • All accommodation 

  • Breakfast every day

  • Dinner on 1 evening (including half a bottle of wine per head)

  • An experienced guide throughout your stay

  • GPX files for your sat-nav

  • Some awesome riding!

Prices exclude:

  • Insurance - we recommend that you take out personal travel insurance before you set off

  • Any food and drink consumed along the way except as stated above

  • All fuel throughout the trip

  • Motorway tolls

  • Motorcycle rental - this can be arranged for you given sufficient notice and subject to availability

Please note that routes and trip details may change due to circumstances beyond our control.  We will inform you of this as soon as is practicable.

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