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Emerald Island

23rd – 31st July 2022

Ireland
8 Days
1400 Miles

The ride of a lifetime awaits you along the 1400 miles of our Emerald Isle Adventure. Pack your bags, leave the everyday behind you and get ready to embrace your adventure life.

 

Along with its world-famous hospitality, Ireland’s stunning scenery and unspoiled countryside are still its main attractions, leading it to be voted among the world’s 20 most beautiful countries. Stunning roads and breath-taking views such as the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, and Galway’s Connemara region will fill you with wonder.

 

The Wild Atlantic Way is the world’s longest signed coastal drive which winds along Ireland rural coast and mountain roads from County Cork in the south to County Donegal in the north, taking in the rugged coastlines of counties Kerry, Limerick, Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim along the way. With bags of character, unmistakable atmosphere, unforgettable encounters, and memories to last a lifetime, the six regions of the Wild Atlantic Way have all this in abundance.

 

We also ride the Wicklow Mountains in the East, the source of the River Liffey and home to the stunning Sally Gap, a mountain pass at an elevation of 503m (1650ft) above the sea level. On the road to Sally Gap, there are spectacular views of the surrounding blanket bog and the Wicklow Mountains. The pass is both exciting and breath-taking with its innumerable twists and turns.

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Day 1

Fishguard to Cork - 108 Miles

We will meet in Fishguard for a coffee before boarding the afternoon ferry from Fisgard to Rosslare. We ride off the ferry to get our first taste of the Emerald Isle as we wind our way along the south coast to reach our first overnight stay in the town of Midleton, just outside Cork.

Day 2

Cork to Killarney - 221 Miles

We ride the Haven Coast, southernmost stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way, as it winds its way through County Cork, from Skibbereen and Bantry on to Killarney. We will pass hundreds of inlets, tiny coves, safe harbours and beautiful beaches. The final stretch of the day climbs from Kenmare up through Molls Gap into the Killarney National Park, past Muckcross Lake and into the amazing town of Killarney.

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Day 3

Killarney to Tralee - 212 Miles

Still in Ireland’s beautiful far South West where wild West Cork meets the ancient Kingdom of Kerry. We ride through five great peninsulas with mountainous spines stretching for miles out into the ocean. Today we ride the beautiful coast and cross Ireland’s highest mountains where breath taking views unfold at every turn. This is the furthest west in all Ireland and there is a distinctly edge-of-the-world feel to the Southern Peninsulas.

Day 4

Tralee to Galway - 206 Miles

Known as the Cliff Coast, this is where both beauty and tradition follow us for the entire day as we pass along the North Kerry coast through County Clare on to Galway. The Lonely Planet said about the Cliff Coast “The land is hard, but the soul is not” where the ice-age meets West Coast warmth. Rainbows in the ocean spray along the Loop Head Drive, colonies of puffins on the sheer Cliffs of Mohe, bottlenose dolphins in the mouth of the Shannon and the view of Clare’s mountains from Kerry’s Cliffs of Dooneen, what part of this is not an adventure?

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Day 5

Galway to Ballina - 222 Miles

Today we ride the Bay coast where the Wild Atlantic Way skims north around some impressive bays. The largest of these – Clew Bay – is said to have 365 islets and islands, one for every day of the year. Connemara, meaning “inlets of the sea” in Irish, is where water and land merge in a stunning shoreline of loughs, coves, islands and sea-swept blanket bogs.

Day 6

Ballina to Bundoran - 202 Miles

Today we head north along the Surf coast and up into the Northern Headlands. This is where the Wild Atlantic Way stretches along the wave-crashed coast through Donegal and into the untouched and virtually unexplored north western corner of the Emerald Isle. This ruggedly beautiful and remote region lies at the far north of the Wild Atlantic Way and it’s no wonder Donegal was named the ‘Coolest Place on the Planet for 2017’

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Day 7

Bundoran to Dublin - 196 Miles

This the first day we turn our backs on the setting sun and head south east across this beautiful country, riding around bogs and loughs of central Ireland before heading north again over the Wicklow Mountains and the infamous Sally Gap. This takes us into the beautiful city of Dublin, where we stay for our final night together.

Day 8

Dublin to Anglesey - Stena Line Ferry

An early start ensuring we are in time to catch the ferry to Anglesey in the morning, giving everyone plenty of time to get home whilst enjoying a fantastic ride through the Welsh countryside.

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On road adventure suitable for solo riders and riders carrying a pillion.

What's included
  • 8 day guided adventure, riding your own motorcycle

  • 7 nights high quality accommodation with a room of your own

  • All meals and drink, Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • All fuel for your motorcycle

  • All Ferry costs to and from Ireland

  • All tolls

  • Routes and guidance

A Typical Day
  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Lunch/coffee stops during the day

  • Target time to hotel 17:30 (dependent on conditions, stops, etc)

  • Welcome drinks on arrival

  • Dinner from 20:00

Join us on this adventure