Grand Tour of Ireland

This tour starts at the Hollyhead ferry port, and you might want to take a while getting there on a scenic route through north Wales.  Our afternoon sailing gets us into Dublin in plenty of time to check in at our hotel, change and shower before we have dinner at our hotel.

In the morning we start our clockwise lap of Ireland riding south through Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford and Cork to our wonderful Spa hotel in Kerry where dinner is provided. The next day, leaving our luggage (and any weary pillions) at the hotel we have a planned ride-out round the Ring of Kerry, and for those full of enthusiasm you can ride the Ring of Beara too!

From this most south-westerly point of our lap of Ireland we head north through Limerick, Clare and Galway, across lush green countryside and parts of the Wild Atlantic Way. Taking a route via the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher, our next base is in County Mayo, where a hearty dinner awaits us. The west coast of Ireland is dramatic and spectacular, and our ride-out from here takes us onto the Wild Atlantic Way again, and the Connemara Loop is available too if you have not had enough.

Heading north again through Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal, we enter Northern Ireland at (London)Derry, and continue east to our next base in Portrush (home of the North West 200 road races) where dinner will be provided again. The free day here gives us an opportunity to visit the Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, walk the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (if you have a head for heights) and of course pay a visit to Joey’s Bar, via the Dark Hedges that some of you may know from the Game of Thrones TV series. Or if the weather is exceptionally good take a ride up to Malin Head, Irelands most northerly point. Dinner is again provided at the hotel.

Our last leg takes us south back to Dublin, hugging the coast most of the way, to our last overnight stay back in Dublin once again. With only an afternoon ferry to worry about the following day we will have the opportunity to explore the bustling Temple Bar area for a bite to eat, and perhaps sink a pint or two of the black stuff. 

A total of about 1350 miles in Ireland (plus whatever it takes you to get to and from Hollyhead) with the longest day being about 250 miles. Ireland has beautiful landscape, and the dramatic cliffs of the west coast are just awesome. The loughs and mountains come a close second scenery wise, and of course there is the famous hospitality and culture. Come along and enjoy the craic, but pack your waterproofs, just in case...

For further information on this tour ask for our Fact sheet via our Contact Page CLICK HERE

E2012 - Ireland

20th September 2020 to

28th September 2020

Grand tour of Ireland

White ArrowHIGHLIGHTS...
  • The Ring of Kerry
  • The Wild Atlantic Way
  • The Burren
  • Giants Causeway
  • Joeys Bar
  • Good quality hotels throughout
  • Hollyhead/Dublin return ferry
  • EIGHT nights good quality accommodation
  • FIVE evening meal
  • Hotel parking
  • Escorted by MCi Tour Manager
  • Full email tour pack, route plans, ride out routes & GPS co-ordinates
  • Some hotels have leisure facilities
White ArrowEXTRAS...
  • Entry fees to museums and attractions not specified.
  • Meals on board ferries
  • Lunches, drinks and snacks
White ArrowPRICE per person...
1 person, 1 bike, single room
1 person, 1 bike, shared room
2 people, 1 bike, shared room
Deposit payable at time of booking:
£299 per person