Motorcycle Tour of Ireland

The Wild Atlantic Way - the longest coastal bike ride in the world.

The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland's first long-distance touring route, stretching along the Atlantic coast from Inishowen in Donegal to West Cork. We specialize in BMW Motorcycle Rentals in Ireland to cover this route. Leave behind the stress of everyday life and feel revitalised, refreshed and rebalanced from your trip to the Emerald Isle.

Motorcycle Rental Ireland - Our Bikes:30 motorcycles in our fleet,all BMW, standard height and factory lowered options available.

We have a range of world-class touring bikes to suit the discerning biker. Included in the rental cost of our motorcycles is tax, fully comprehensive insurance and unlimited mileage. All bikes come with full luggage systems, full tank of petrol plus a cable lock. In addition we can provide fuel tank bags in most cases free of charge. Our BMW F700GS twins(800cc bikes) and our BMW R1200GSs are available in a range of heights.

STart your tour in DUblinWe can combine these to make the bike as comfortable as you need. We also supply inner bags for our panniers and top boxes, free of charge. This allows for quick and clean removal of inner bags to and from your accommodation. We'll plan your route for you.

Motorcycle Ireland Tours are officially approved by Tourism Ireland
Motorcycle Rental in Ireland has compiled a selection of award winning self-guided tours with routes and accommodation included in the price. This has taken quite some effort on our part but we feel it to be a wonderful option for our clients. We have found from our clients feedback over the years, that they were extremely happy with our choice of quality Irish B&B or hotel accommodation, and location in traditional towns and villages. All motorcycles are fitted with Garmin Zumo 590 LM GPS to get you to your accommodation without the hassle of getting lost. Also the Garmin can easily be set to avoid main roads etc., this guarantees to keep you on minor country roads. The choice is yours to make on a daily basis.


Day 1 – Motorcycle Offices to Donegal. (Two nights in Donegal) (140 Miles/ 223Km)

DonegalTransfer, motorbike delivery. Attend and enjoy safety orientation course. Head North west along the N3, I recommend stopping at Lakeside Manor Hotel in Virginia for lunch, a nice hotel beside beautiful Lough Ramor, 50 miles from the starting point, plenty of parking space at this quaint hotel. This ride briefly takes you through Northern Ireland, along upper and lower Lough Erne. There are no customs checks in Ireland anymore, the only difference you will notice are the speed signs are in miles per hour, not km. Entering Donegal town, check out Donegal Castle and Magee’s tweed shop, conveniently located 100 yards from each other in the town centre. Check into Donegal accommodation for 2 nights.
Good restaurants are ‘The Harbour’ and ‘The Olde Castle’. Call into Reels Pub, traditional music every evening and a real turf fire!

 
Day 2 – Your second day in Donegal. Donegal to Donegal (141 Miles/ 226 Km)

Farms liNe your routeFollow the Garmin route up through Barnesmore gap, a smugglers haven in time gone by.
Continue the ride to the stunning Glenveagh National Park and Castle in North West Donegal, with the majestic Derryveagh mountains all around you. The Castle is set in a beautiful garden, nice to relax in for a while, have some refreshments and enjoy the short guided tour of the Castle itself.
Departing Glenveagh note Mount Errigal, Ireland’s most iconic mountain, with its quartzite top.
Continue riding along the route through wild and remote Donegal to Ardara, than ride the Glengash Mountain Pass. Onwards to Carrick, than Teelin village, follow the route to 'The Rusty' a small old pub and just 100 metres after the pub you turn right to the start of the ascent to the highest sea cliffs in Europe, Slieve League Cliffs, at 2000 ft high. The ride up is as memorable as the amazing view from the upper parking area, accessed by opening a farm gate on the way up. Often there are trawlers fishing, they look like tiny dots on the Atlantic Ocean from the summit of the cliffs. Return to Donegal accommodation via Killybegs, Ireland’s deep sea fishing port, very photographic coastal town.

Day 3 - Donegal to Westport (2 nights in Westport) (156 Miles/ 250 Km)

WestportBreakfast. Departing Donegal head south , Drumcliff is where Ireland’s beloved poet W.B.Yeats is laid to rest. Benbulbin table top mountain dominates the skyline. Must visit is the Ceide Fields Visitor Centre, the oldest and largest stone walled village in the world, 5200BC. Ride south through Ireland’s most remote area, from Bangor ride Ballycroy National Park, please stop at the Ballycroy visitor centre, Europe’s largest expanse of blanket bog, local people working there will happily tell you the history of this region
View the Nephin Beg Mountains and look out for local people cutting turf. The ride to Mallarany is spectacular as it winds along the sea. There is a nice Abbey, Burrishoole Abbey, between Mallaranny and Newport, optional but worth visiting. Check into Westport accommodation for 2 nights.

Enjoy Irish musicDay 4 – Your second night in Westport. Westport to Westport (130 Miles/ 206 Km)
Breakfats. Leaving Westport for Maam Cross we are now heading for the spiritually haunting experience of Connemara national park, a magical ride. From Maam cross ride to Roundstone coastal village than continue to Clifden. From Clifden town take the aptly named ‘Sky Road’ with outstanding sea views are you ride higher and higher to the viewing area. Continue to Kylemore Abbey for hot scones and freshly brewed tea This is a magnificent Benedictine Abbey in a stunningly beautiful wooded valley
Ride to Leenane village look at Irelands deepest fjord, than ride the incredible and narrow Doo Lough mountain pass, the gem of Mayo, with towering mountains on either side of you Doo Lough Pass is steeped in history, some quite sad as many Irish people died of starvation along this pass during the great hunger, the famine years of the late 1840s. There is a stone cross commemorating those who perished and a famine walk every year along this stunningly beautiful area. The words on the cross are very poignant and it is worthwhile to stop here for a short while. Ride back now Westport via Louisburgh and admire Ireland’s holy mountain, ‘Croagh Patrick’ en route back to Westport


Medieval Banquet at BunrattyDay 5 – Westport to Bunratty (2 nights in Bunratty) (132 Miles/ 210 Km)
Breakfast. Departing Westport ride to Leenane than skirt around Galway city.
Take the N67 coast road to Kinvara village, optional visit to Dunquire Castle, you can walk up a very narrow stone stairwell to the top of the castle. Optional visit to Aillwee caves, a subterranean cave deep under the Burren, a great tourist attraction. Park bikes in the upper car park with fantastic views across Galway Bay. The Burren National park is unique in the world; it is a vast limestone plateau covering 400 sq kms(250 sq miles). Next stop is Poulnabrone megalithic portal tomb, many thousands of years old. You are now in the heart of the Burren National Park. Skirt around Ennis and continue to Bunratty Village.
· Enjoy a four course medieval meal in Bunratty Castle, or a traditional night of Irish food and dance in the Corn Barn, alternatively Durty Nelly’s is a great old pub in the village.

Cliffs of MoherDay 6 – Your second day in Bunratty. Bunratty to Bunratty (117 Miles/ 186 Km)
Ride to Ennistymon and continue to the Cliffs of Moher, magnificent vertical cliffs towering over the Atlantic Ocean, shortlisted to be one of the great natural wonders of the world. Travel onwards to Doolin, optional and exciting ferry ride to see the cliffs from the ocean, spectacular on a sunny day. Follow the route north along the coast road to Blackhead, stopping at Murrooughtoohy car park. Take a walk on this bizarre limestone beach with millions of boulders deposited from the last Ice age, and beautiful wild orchids living in cracks in the limestone rock. A short walk brings you to the ocean. Continue along the route to Ballyvaughan than ride to Lisdoonvarna (famous the world over for its matchmaking festival in Sept) via Corkscrew Hill, with very tight hairpins. Follow the route to Kilfenora, interesting visitor center there, optional, continue back to Bunratty accommodation via Corrofin.


Day 7 – Bunratty to Motorcycle Rental Station (138 Miles/ 230 Km)
Breakfast. Leaving Bunratty ride to the M7, and take this pleasant 2 lane highway through the midlands of Ireland to Dublin. From Kilkenny continue and fuel up before returning motorcycle/s. Continue to Motorcycle Rental station. We will assist with unpacking the bike, check over of motorcycle and paperwork before arriving.

Includes:
*Our motorcycle tour price includes tax, fully comprehensive insurance and unlimited mileage. All bikes come with full luggage systems, full tank of petrol plus a cable lock. In addition we can provide fuel tank bags in most cases free of charge

Ireland Motorcycle Tour USD
rates per person
7 nights 1 person 1 bike $4013
2 persons 1 bike 2321
2 persons/2 rooms/2 bikes 3851

  • Based on hiring a BMW F650GS or similar priced motorcycle.
  • Accommodation is Irish owned B&B guesthouses of a very high standard with private bath.
  • * Accommodations for 7 nights; room with private bath.
    * Hearty Irish breakfasts (B)
    * All taxes and service charges.
  • 2018 - 14 Day Motorcycle Wild Atlantic Way Tour
    Escape to the scenically beautiful west coast of Ireland.  This itinerary takes you off the beaten tourist track through the wild, hauntingly beautiful countryside of Ireland.

    Day 1 – Dublin to Kilkenny
    Early start today. You’ll be picked up from your hotel. Your tour will bring you today to Kilkenny, only a short stint away leaving you time to enjoy this bustling medieval city and visit Kilkenny Castle.

    Day 2 – Kilkenny to Kinsale, 'The day of the Great Castles'.
    Departing Kilkenny, today’s ride takes you down past Blarney Castle to the beautiful coastal gourmet town of Kinsale and the beginning of our ‘wild Atlantic Way’ tour. Pass tiny, storybook villages, where thatched roofed cottages are surrounded by postage stamp pastures, and ancient castles abound. 

    Day 3 – Kinsale to Killarney | 2 nights in Killarney
    Departing Kinsale and heading towards the ‘Jewel of the South east’, Killarney, the tarting poit for the famous ‘Ring of Kerry’ and offering four more peninsulas to discover…. this ride will both thrill and challenge you.

    Day 4 – Your second day in Killarney
    Riding through the most beautiful glaciated valley in Europe, you’ll discover the Ring of Kerry.  Nothing is more indicative of Ireland travel than the world famous Ring of Kerry. Enjoy ever changing scenic views on the drive – a craggy seacoast, sparking lakes, mighty mountains, peaceful glens and charming villages await you today.   Ride through the  Gap of Dunloe and Killarney National Park.

    Day 5 – Killarney to Dingle
    From Killarney, today you’ll be making your way out the Dingle Peninsula, where you’ll stay for the night. Visit Slieve Mish and Brandon Point, Ireland’s second highest mountain. Witness steep sea-cliffs and take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean!   Dingle is a shopping mecca and magnet in art, craft and design

    Day 6 – Dingle to Doolin
    Departing Dingle and riding over Conors Pass, look out over the great Carrie Lakes which were carved out from the last Ice Age. The rugged Cliffs of Moher, looming above the pounding surf of the Atlantic Ocean far below, offer spectacular scenic vistas during a visit.. On a good day catch a boat out to view these towering cliffs from the sea.

    Day 7 – Doolin to Westport | 2 nights in Westport
    Departing Doolin you’ll be riding through the Burren National Park. Witness miles and miles of boulders along this unique lunar landscape, strewn about with unique tropical orchids grown amongst them due to the mild weather.   Skirt around Galway making your way to Westport, passing some awesome land and seascapes along the way. Connemara is one of the more scenically diverse regions seen on any Ireland tour, with glistening lakes, bogs, mountain vistas and the craggy Atlantic coastline.

    Day 8 – Your second day in Westport (Westport to Westport)
    Your second day in Westport. Ride our loop to Achill Island where you’ll visit Keem Beach, Ireland cleanest blue flag beach amongst other attractions.  For the evening we highly recommend some time at Molloy’s Pub, one of the best traditional music session venues in Ireland, owned by Matt Molloy famous as a member of The Bothy Band and The Chieftains, and often serving behind the bar when not touring.

    Day 9 – Westport to Donegal | 2 nights in Donegal
    Today you’ll be riding through another of Ireland’s national parks; Ballycroy National Park. Visit the final resting place of W.B. Yeats, making your way to Donegal which was voted ‘Coolest Place on Earth 2017’ by the National Geotraveller.

    Day 10 – Your second day in Donegal. (Donegal to Donegal)
    Day two of your Donegal route, our loop will bring you to Killybegs, Ireland’s deep sea fishing port. Passing Slieve League Cliffs, you have an exciting ride ahead.

    Day 11 – Donegal to Carndonagh | 2 nights in Carndonagh
    Making your way to Carndonagh, through Glenveagh National Park. Watch out for roaming red deer and golden eagles, abundant in this area.

    Day 12 – Your second day in Carndonagh
    Day two of your Carndonagh route, ride our loop to the most northerly part of Ireland, Malin Head. Visit Fort Dunree, a military museum. Enjoy the coastal roads and stunning sea views along this route.

    Day 13 – Belfast along the North Antrim Coast
    Riding over the Northern Coastal Causeway today’s ride brings you to Belfast. Visit the famous Giants Causeway. Pass Bushmills Whiskey Distillery, and enjoy their fantastic tour. Make your way to the Dark Hedges, Ballintoy Harbour, Carrick-a-Reed rope bridge, all of which were featured in the Game of Thrones. Today’s ride is both action packed and challenging.
    Day 14 – Carndonagh to Dublin
    Enjoy your last few hours in Belfast. Visit the Titanic Museum, take the political Black Taxi Tour. Then make your way back to Dublin where we will greet you and drop you back to your accommodation/airport.

    IN USD
    Category A
    Rates per person
    Single Rider 7569
    Rider and Pillion 9457
    2 Riders sharing 6305
    Bike Options: 
    BMW 650 / 700 / 800, Honda CB500X, Honda CMX500
    Category B
    Rates per person
    Single Rider 7896
    Rider and Pillion 9738
    2 Riders sharing 7186
    Bike Options:
    BMW R1200GS,
    BMW R1200 GSA
    Category C
    Rates per person
    Single Rider 8989
    Rider and Pillion 10877
    2 Riders sharing 8208
    Bike Options:
    Harley Davidson, Street Glide, Indian Springfield


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