Ireland

A Coastal Craic

Ireland

A Coastal Craic

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Duration: 6 Days
Extension: 7 Days

 

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Dates: TBC May 2023

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Spaces: 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 where you will be met in time to catch the lunchtime ferry across to Rosslare. You will ride to Kinsale for the first night and dinner in one of Ireland's most famous fish restaurants.

 

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, before heading back to Dublin to catch the ferry to Holyhead and into Snowdonia for the final night.  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, finishing in the border village of Old Radnor.

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

  • We will meet you at Fishguard harbour before boarding the ferry to Rosslare

  • You will ride to the fishing village of Kinsale on the South coast​ for the first night

  • You will enjoy a wide variety of wild Irish landscape from coastline to mountain passes including the famous Healy Pass amongst others

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

  • You will have the chance (optional) to enjoy 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 be able to enjoy the views to the full!

  •  The final night in Ireland is spent in the lively town of Galway from where you will head to Dublin harbour to take the ferry to Holyhead

  • The trip ends after a night in a quaint village in Snowdonia but can be extended by 1 night if requested to include a gorgeous ride through stunning Snowdonia and the Welsh valleys.

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Minimum: 3 bikes, 3 people

Maximum: 6 bikes 

 

Price For:

 

1 rider, 1 room

6 Days: £TBA

7 Days: £TBA

1 rider, 1 pillion, 1 room

6 Days: £TBA

7 Days: £TBA

2 riders, 1 room

6 Days: £TBA per person

7 Days: £TBA per person

 

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

  • 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.