EMERALD ISLE: IRELAND

At a Glance

Tour Dates

24 Aug 2024 01 Sep 2024

Duration

9 Days

Tour Starts in

Dublin, IE

Tour Leaders

Where We Ride

Travel Distance

Approx 1233 miles

Difficulty

Roads

100% Tarmac

Hire Bikes

Available

Price From

2195 £
EMERALD ISLE: IRELAND

Tour Overview

New for 2024, our Emerald Isle: Ireland tour starts and finishes in the UK and crams in the best bits of the republic of Ireland over the eight days.

You will get to ride the rugged coastline and detour to the most southerly point in Ireland, Mizen Head before a night in Bantry. Hemmed in by sea and mountains this West Cork town has its own climate and even palm trees! On our Ireland motorcycle tour, you will ride the famous Ring of Kerry taking in the untamed coastlines, the friendly towns and the rustic villages as you head for Killarney. From Killarney you ride the Dingle Peninsula heading for Ennis, the county town of Clare, with its charming old town centre criss crossed with narrow streets. En route you pass the South Pole! This famous pub was owned by Tom Crean the Irish Antarctic explorer who travelled with Scott.

Galway, a harbour city on Ireland’s west coast is our next destination. Sitting 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. From Galway we leave the coast behind and head across the centre of Ireland to its heart. You have two nights in Dublin, which surely won’t be enough! The Temple Bar, Malahide Castle, Christ Church Cathedral with it’s 12c crypt and The Guinness Factory all await. We will enjoy a farewell dinner in the heart of the city and then it’s time to head for home.

With a week to explore this most welcoming nation, you’ll get to learn all about the ‘Old Country’, ride some of the most enchanting roads in Europe and enjoy more than a pint or two of the black stuff.

Fantastic country, lovely people, great riding. A must do tour

Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW’s complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.

Price option Solo Shared Single Room Solo Single Room *Rider and passenger
Riding Your Own Motorcycle 2195 2995 3395
Including an F800GS, F900GS or F900XR Hire Bike 3140 3940 4340
Including an R1300GS, R1250RS or R1250RT Hire Bike 3220 4120 4520
Including an S1000XR Hire Bike 3365 4165 4565
Including an R1250GS Adventure Hire Bike 3455 4255 4655
Including a K1600 Grand America 3500 4300 4700
* Rider and Passenger price is for both people, not per person.

HIRE BIKES:  If you are booking with a hire bike we will hand your bike over on the afternoon prior to the first tour day.  This will give you a chance to get familiar with the bike, make any adjustments, arrange your packing and not waste any time on the first day riding.

Day 1 Your ferry departs from Fishguard and you have time to relax before arriving in Rosslare. Then it's a short ride to Waterford for our pre tour briefing and welcome dinner.

Day 2 Your first full day in Ireland as we head along the south coast and the chance to ride to Mizen Head the southern most point of Ireland

Day 3 Ride the stunning Ring Of Kerry en route to Killarney - A day to relish

Day 4 Heading north and riding the The Dingle Peninsula and stop off at the South Pole

Day 5 A short day via the the Cliffs of Moher to give you time to explore the vibrant town of Galway

Day 6 Across the heart of Ireland to Dublin for the warmest of Irish hospitality

Day 7 A day to discover the charm of this inviting city. From the vibrant Temple Bar to the Guinness Centre and so much more

  • Ireland and it’s people!
  • The Ring of Kerry
  • Explore, Galway and Dublin
  • Ride the Donegal and Wicklow Mountains
  • The Old Jameson Distillery Centre
  • A day off to explore Dublin
  • Visit the most southerly point of Ireland
  • Have a drink in the South Pole – really!
  • The people of Ireland, the Guinness and the craic!

Paul was excellent always went that extra mile to make sure everything was perfect

What's Included

  • Pre tour pack including tour information, Michelin maps, route notes and GPS routes in Garmin/BMW format
  • Electronic copy of the World of BMW Touring Essentials Book
  • All accommodation as listed in the itinerary in 3 or 4 star hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Welcome and farewell dinners (excludes beverages)
  • Dinner one night in Bantry (excludes beverages)
  • Motorrad Tours Tour Leader throughout the Tour
  • Expert advice and support throughout
  • The protection of booking with a fully bonded tour operator

Not Included

  • Fuel
  • Lunches
  • Dinners other than those listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not listed as included
Tour Availability
From To Days Nights

24-August-2024

01-September-2024

9

8

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