Your adventure will begin in the city of Belfast, a former shipbuilding city and home to the ill-fated cruise liner the “Titanic”. Next we head south west to the Lakelands of Co. Cavan. From there, we’ll venture toward Mayo and join the Wild Atlantic Way coastal route. A route we’ll then follow northwards to do a full loop of the North West and North of Ireland back towards Belfast.
This tour is suitable for riders of all levels.
Tour highlights include: Titanic Quarter, the Mourne mountains, The Lakelands of Cavan, Connemara National Park, Achill Island, Slieve League Sea Cliffs, Malin Head (Ireland’s most northerly point), Portrush (hometown of the NW200 race circuit and the Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden) and Causeway Coastal Route.
Our tour begins in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast’s docklands. From Belfast, we’ll travel along the east coast of Northern Ireland through the Mourne mountain range and onwards along the shores of Carlingford Lough. This route will lead us to Armagh town. The town of Armagh is steeped in rich Irish history that spans centuries, from the establishment of St. Patrick’s principal church there in the 5th century to the towns connections with World War I and later the Troubles of the 20th century. From here we will continue towards Monaghan town where our tour will finish for the day.
- Titanic Quarter
- Mourne Mountains
- Silent Valley
- Armagh Cathedral
On Day 2 we follow the River Shannon westwards. On the way we pass through the “Lake County” of Co. Cavan, claimed by locals to be home to 365 lakes, one for every day of the year! This route leads us along the River Shannon towards Carrick-on-Shannon, the county town of Co. Leitrim, before finishing our day’s riding in small picturesque harbour town of Newport, Co. Mayo.
- Lakelands of Cavan
- River Shannon
- Carrick on Shannon town
Today is all about the ruggedness of the Ireland’s west coast with some cinematic gems thrown in. Glorious views of the Atlantic Ocean and Croagh Patrick mountain surround you as we head southwest. We’ll visit the beautiful village Leenane, the Gateway of Connemara and the backdrop of the film production of John B. Keane’s famous play, “The Field”. Continuing on the film theme, today we will also ride through the village of Cong, often referred to as “Quiet Man” country as the 1950’s John Wayne classic “The Quiet Man” was filmed there. From Cong, we will return to Newport for the night.
- Connemara National Park
- Kylemore Abbey
- The Twelve Pins Mountain Range
On Day 4, the ride west will take you through the boglands of north Mayo to the highest point on Achill island (An Mhoailinn), where you can enjoy brilliant views west over the wild Atlantic Ocean. As we continue north into Co. Sligo, we will travel through the seaside towns of Easkey and Enniscrone, both boasting some of finest waves to be found of the west of Ireland. Just a short distance away is Sligo town, our stopover for the night.
- Achill Island’s Highest Point
- Clew Bay
We leave Sligo and continue our journey north along the Wild Atlantic Way in Co. Donegal. Our route today will take us along some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe at Slieve League before riding inland down the steep and winding Glengesh Pass towards the vibrant heritage town of Ardara. We may even be lucky enough to arrive during one of Ardara’s numerous annual festivals. Our tour today will end in twin towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar.
- Mullaghmore Head
- Slieve League
- Glengesh Pass
- The Heritage Town of Ardara
Our journey North will continue with a visit to the Fanad Head and Inishowen Peninsula the home Ireland’s most northerly point at Malin Head. We will cross Lough Swilly by ferry giving you a chance to take in the beauty of north Donegal.
- Fanad Lighthouse
- Dunree Fort
- Mamore Gap
- Malin Head
The final day of the tour – time to return to ferry port or airport for departure home. From there, we will ride the famous Causeway Coastal Route, taking in the treasures of Northern Ireland’s coasts like the Giant’s Causeway and Mussenden Temple and treasures of Northern Ireland’s motorcycling heritage like the NW200 race circuit and the Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden.
- NW 200 Race Circuit
- Giants Causeway
- Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden
- Dark Hedges
- Ballycastle Seaside Village
- 7 nights bed and breakfast
- Daily itinerary
- Fully experience local tour guide
- Fuel and insurance
- Entrance fees to attractions
- Ferry crossings
- Bike hire (bike hire can be arranged at an extra cost)
- Travel insurance (we strongly advise that all participants have their own travel insurance)
- The tour begins at 9.30am at a prearranged location.
- Tour finishes at 12pm on the final day. Finishing point is one hour from Belfast Port, two hours from Dublin Port and four hours from Rosslare Port. Allow an extra two hours if using bike hire and flights.
- It is advised that you book your ferry or flight arrival to suit starting time and finishing times. Alternative arrangements can also be made for riders arriving/departing from Dublin or other locations. Please contact us for further details.
- 8 to 10 Motorbikes
- Guided tour prices starting from €850
- Date : 22nd to 28th May and 11th to 17th of September 2020
A non refundable deposit of €100 per person on completed booking form available on www.truenorthtours.ie will secure your place on this tour. The balance of payment will need to be paid 21 days before the tour commencement.
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