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.
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