The Emerald Isle is famous for the "forty shades of green", the 40 different types of green. Johnny Cash already sang about it in the 1960s... and yet the expression is much older.
|- The prices indicated are Bed and Breakfast minimum prices for the low season. Please ask for an individual offer for your desired travel date. - (Bed & Breakfast variant: You will usually stay in typical bed and breakfast accommodation - private guest rooms with shower/WC. "Bed and breakfast is the classic way to live in Ireland. In private houses we offer you comfortable rooms with shower/WC. Legendary is the Irish breakfast, which is also served with warm meals. Please note that bed-and-breakfast accommodation can also be located outside built-up areas. If necessary, restaurants or pubs are within "driving distance". )|
|Price per person in double room 2-bed cabin: (rider)||€1,149.00 $1,278.21 ?|
|Price per person in single room 1-bed cabin: (rider)||€1,589.00 $1,767.70 ?|
|Price per person in double room 2-bed interior cabin: (pillion passenger)||€849.00 $944.48 ?|
|- The indicated prices are hotel minimum prices for the low season. Please ask for an individual offer for your desired travel date. - (Hotel option: You will usually stay in middle class hotels, in smaller towns sometimes also in bed and breakfast accommodation. In Dublin, we usually deliberately choose a hotel just outside the city centre, but make sure that it is connected to public transport and has good parking facilities. This has the advantage that you do not have to cross the city centre, and parking is scarce and expensive. Hotel prices in Dublin's city centre have also risen dramatically in recent years. )|
|Price per person in double room 2-bed cabin: (rider)||€1,419.00 $1,578.58 ?|
|Price per person in single room 1-bed cabin: (rider)||€2,299.00 $2,557.54 ?|
|Price per person in double room 2-bed interior cabin: (pillion passenger)||€1,119.00 $1,244.84 ?|
|- bookable options:|
|Extra charge for the transport of a motorcycle with sidecar on the ferry(s). Price per vehicle and trip.||€348.00 $387.14 ?|
|2 berth cabin outside Premier (bunk beds)||€28.00 $31.15 ?|
|1 berth cabin outside Club Stateroom||€240.00 $266.99 ?|
|1 berth cabin outside Premier||€56.00 $62.30 ?|
|2 berth cabin Outside Club Stateroom (double bed)||€120.00 $133.49 ?|
|Ferry routes Rotterdam - Hull - Rotterdam in a 2-bed cabin inside (bunk beds) with shower/WC (without on-board catering)|
|Ferry passages Holyhead - Dublin - Holyhead (no cabin, no catering)|
|Motorcycle transport on the ferries|
|9 nights in hotels or bed and breakfast accommodation in rooms with bath or shower/WC|
|Breakfast (except on 11th day in Dublin)|
|Ferry Killimer - Tarbert|
|Route description and GPS data|
|Maps and information material|
|one travel book per room|
|Everything that is not listed under services|
|optional excursions and visits|
|Arrival Please note that the ferry from/to Rotterdam is included in the price. The tour will be ridden with your own motorcycle.|
|Meals on the ferries On the ferries meals are offered in the on-board restaurants - payable on the spot. On some ferry routes we offer pre-bookable meal packages. You will then find these under the optional services in the price section of the trip and can only be booked directly in connection with the trip, a subsequent booking is not possible.|
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.|
The Emerald Isle is famous for the "forty shades of green", the 40 different types of green. Johnny Cash already sang about this in the 1960s... and yet the expression is much older. The lush vegetation of Ireland, favoured by the mild climate, appears in many wonderful shades of green. Discover Ireland and its "forty shades of green"! A lot of narrow and quiet roads make a trip to Ireland a pleasure. Not to mention the nature, the many exciting "outdoor" sights, the hospitable Irish people and the cosy pubs. Park-like landscapes alternate with barren mountain ridges and rugged coasts, white sandy beaches with breathtaking cliffs.
A tour of Ireland on your own motorcycle! Two longer stages take you on a round trip through Great Britain. In Ireland itself, however, things are more relaxed: manageable daily stages of 170 to 270 km and two day trips without luggage make this motorcycle tour a comfortable trip with time for individual excursions. You usually ride on asphalt roads and secondary roads. Total mileage about 2,100 km.
- Travel program:
1st day: Arrival
Individual arrival at the ferry port of Rotterdam, embarkation and departure (approx. 20.30 hrs) in the direction of Hull in Great Britain. Overnight stay on board.
2nd day: Hull - Snowdonia (about 300 km)
Arrival at Hull in the morning (approx 8.00am). Then ride across the UK to the Snowdonia region on the Welsh coast. If you like, use the time for a detour through the Snowdonia National Park. Overnight stay in Conway, Caernarfon or surroundings.
3rd day: Snowdonia - Holyhead - Dublin (about 50 km + ferry passage Holyhead - Dublin)
You ride to Holyhead and take the ferry to Dublin (departure approx. 08.55). After your arrival (approx. 12.10 pm) you have time to explore the lively metropolis. In the evening it is worth visiting the lively Temple Bar district in the heart of the city. Overnight stay in Dublin.
4th day: Dublin - Galway (approx. 210 km)
First you have time to explore the Irish capital. Imposing churches such as Christ Church and St. Patrick's Cathedral, the modern monument "The Spire" in O'Connell Street lined with many representative buildings, Dublin Castle and the elegant Georgian architecture - Dublin presents itself with a lot of sights. Then your tour through Ireland starts: It goes through the tranquil Midlands to Galway in the west of Ireland. In Galway you can still feel the Spanish influence, the city had trade relations with Spain for a long time. The Spanish Arch, an archway of the city wall, and the Spanish Parade, where the wealthy merchants promenaded with their families, are witnesses of this era. Overnight stay in/near Galway.
5th day: Connemara (about 200 km)
Tour of Connemara - one of the wildest and most romantic landscapes in Ireland. The predominant picture is of sheep and lonely cottages. You will pass the Twelve Bens mountain range and ride into the tranquil village of Clifden. From here we go to Kylemore Abbey. The beautiful monastery is located on the Pollacappul lake - with the mountain ranges in the background a magnificent scenery. Continuation to the only fjord of Ireland, the Killary Harbour. In the picturesque little village of Leenane you can stop for a bite to eat in the cosy pub that also served as the backdrop for the feature film "The Fields". Overnight stay in/near Galway.
6th day: Galway - Burren - Cliffs of Moher - Tarbert (approx. 230 km)
Today you ride to County Kerry - and pass two scenic highlights. You will reach the Cliffs of Moher, which plunge over 200 meters vertically into the Atlantic Ocean. A unique sight! In the immediate vicinity is the extensive karst area of Burren. A treeless landscape of limestone stretches seemingly endlessly. With a small ferry across the Shannon you can reach Tarbert in County Kerry. Overnight stay in/with Tarbert.
7th day: Tarbert - Dingle Peninsula - Killarney - Kenmare (approx. 270 km)
Today you can let the Dingle Peninsula take effect on you. The coastal road leads to the cliffs of Slea Head, the Gallerus Oratory and the colourful fishing village of Dingle. Dingle is already located in the Gaelic-speaking area of Ireland, the so-called Gaeltacht. Here, many locals - mainly older ones - still speak the Irish language, which has been almost completely replaced by English. Dingle is also known for its lively music scene. Continue towards Killarney. A visit to Muckross Manor, situated between two lakes, with its partly original furnishings from Victorian times is exciting. Overnight stay in/at Kenmare.
8th day: Iveragh Peninsula & Ring of Kerry (approx. 200 km)
The Iveragh Peninsula is on the agenda today! The Ring of Kerry is Ireland's most famous scenic road, which runs between the Atlantic Ocean and the highest mountains in Ireland, the Mcgillycuddy Reeks. The Ring offers incomparable views and it is always worthwhile to make small detours. The picturesque village of Sneem is worth a stop and a short stroll through the centre. And the Staigue Stone Fort is a ring fort at least 2,000 years old. You can reach it via a small side road. A little off the Ring of Kerry, the Skellig Coast Road takes you to the far west of the peninsula and finally to the small port of Portmagee. Overnight stay in/at Kenmare.
9th day: Kenmare - Rock of Cashel - Kilkenny (about 230 km)
From Kenmare you first ride to Cashel with the famous "Rock of Cashel", which plays a - literally - outstanding role in the history of Ireland. The ruins of important buildings from different eras are gathered in a very small space. Overlooking the plain is the picturesque ruin of Hore Abbey (13th century). Your daily destination is Kilkenny with Kilkenny Castle. Overnight stay in/near Kilkenny.
10th day: Kilkenny - Wicklow Mountains - Dublin (approx. 170 km)
For the last stage you follow a really beautiful route through the Wicklow Mountains. Highlights are the early Christian monastery district of Glendalough, the ride along the old military road and the huge park of Powerscourt House. Then you continue on to the Irish capital and have time to explore again. Those who would like to learn more about Irish Whiskey at the end of the day visit the Jameson Experience Center. Overnight stay in Dublin.
11th day: Departure
In the morning (about 8.10am) take the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead in Wales and ride back to Hull (about 350km). Embarkation and departure (approx. 20.30 hours) to Rotterdam. Overnight stay on board.
12th day: Arrival in Rotterdam
In the morning (approx. 9.00 am) you will reach Rotterdam, where your journey ends.