My passion for motorbikes came from my father who rode a motorbike in the 1940s.
I bought my first motorbike at the age of 17 and sold it at 20 .
Family life and mortgages got in the way for a few years but the passion for motorbikes never left me.
So about 20 years ago I got my second bike and to this day I have always had at least one bike in the garage.
What I love about motorbikes is the freedom, the friends I have met and still have to meet.
I have spent the last twenty years visiting the four corners of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way as well as England Scotland, Wales and Europe. Whenever I am on my bike I aim to ride at least one new road. This has lead me to some amazing places.
Combining my love of motorbikes and touring, True North was set up in 2016 to share my experiences of Ireland and Europe with all motorcyclists.
The goal of True North Tours is to give you memories you will cherish for the rest of your life.
Welcome to Ireland’s premier tour company, True North Tours.
Our aim is to provide you with the ultimate motorbike touring experience on the Wild Atlantic Way (the world’s longest driving route at 2500 km) and many other parts of Ireland. Hanging on to the West coast of Europe, Ireland’s rugged coastline with thousands of golden sandy beaches, amazing mountain roads with views which change every few kilometres. Add in its friendly people, the lack of traffic, amazing food and culture this makes Ireland a must do trip for every motorcyclist.
If you are a member of a motorbike club, a group of friends or someone who rides on their own and wants to see Ireland by motorbike, why not join Bernard and the team on one of our bespoke guided motorbike tours or avail of Bernard’s wide local knowledge and go on one of our self-guided motorbike tours?
Spanning a distance of 1,000km, our tours will bring you out into the Northern wilderness through glens and mountain passes and along coastlines, cliffs and beaches.
Following lesser known routes along the Wild Atlantic Way, the Causeway Coastal Route and Donegal highlands, our self guided and guided tours are guaranteed to provide you and your group with many unique and unspoilt views of Ireland’s True North.
We welcome bikers on their own bikes or we can arrange bike hire.
True North Tours also offering guided tours throughout Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. All our guided tours are designed to suit all levels of motorcyclist.
Still a little unsure of which option suits you and your group best, take a look at our Tours section for more information on our self guided and guided tours or you can contact us directly by phone or email to find out more.
Having been on many a bike tour with Bernard over the last 10 years . Scotland, England, France and every corner of Ireland. He has a great knowledge of the best roads to ride, great navigation skills and knows the best places to get a good cup of coffee. There is not a better man to lead you on your way around this beautiful island of ours. With all the local knowledge and experience Bernard has I can guarantee that anyone taking one of his self guided or guided tours will travel the best roads and see the best this country has to offer . So if you want to see the best that we have to offer go with Bernard and True North bike tours.
I had an amazing five day motorcycle tour throughout Donegal with True North Bike Tours. Our guide, Bernard showed us amazing sights and places that I would have never discovered on my own, despite the extensive research I do before my trips. I still have vivid images in my mind of the stunning view from a lookout high above of the Foyle River, the spectacularly beautiful and peaceful ride through farmland and rolling hills on route to Letterkenny, and the exhilarating (and slightly terrifying) ride through the Glengesh Pass that Bernard gave me the confidence to do. I hope to ride with True North Bike Tours again.