You've heard of the Ring of Kerry or the Cliffs of Moher? These destinations inspire many visitors every year.
|- The indicated prices are minimum prices for the low season (September - April). Please ask for an individual offer for your desired travel date. -|
|Packages with motorcycles category A:|
|two people travelling together on one bike, sharing a room, price per person||€1,115.00 $1,240.39 ?|
|two people travelling together on two bikes, sharing a room, price per person||€1,570.00 $1,746.56 ?|
|in a single room, travelling alone, price per person||€1,850.00 $2,058.05 ?|
|Motorcycle incl. choice of category A:|
|BMW F750GS (77PS)||€0.00|
|Packages with motorcycles category B:|
|two people travelling together on one bike, sharing a room, price per person||€1,045.00 $1,162.52 ?|
|two people travelling together on two bikes, sharing a room, price per person||€1,430.00 $1,590.81 ?|
|in a single room, travelling alone, price per person||€1,710.00 $1,902.30 ?|
|Motorcycle incl. choice of category B:|
|Harley Davidson Softail Fat Boy Special 96cui||€0.00|
|Indian Scout Sixty (77HP)||€0.00|
|BMW F800GS (86PS)||€0.00|
|Packages with motorcycles category C:|
|two people travelling together on one bike, sharing a room, price per person||€940.00 $1,045.71 ?|
|two people travelling together on two bikes, sharing a room, price per person||€1,220.00 $1,357.20 ?|
|in a single room, travelling alone, price per person||€1,500.00 $1,668.69 ?|
|Motorcycle incl. choice of category C:|
|BMW F700GS (75PS)||€0.00|
|BMW F700GS (48PS)||€0.00|
|Triumph America (61HP)||€0.00|
|All overnight stays with breakfast in 3-4 star hotels or comparable accommodations|
|Rental motorcycle with inclusive equipment and insurance|
|Fully comprehensive insurance|
|Travel security note|
|Tour is preprogrammed on Navi, travel description|
|Flights to and from Dublin|
|other meals and drinks|
|Round trip with a total distance of about 1400 km with daily stages of about 180-300 km|
|Individual arrival by air to Dublin, motorcycle rental from tour base.|
|If you like this tour, but the dates do not fit yet, we can offer it to you at a different time than the organized self-drive tour: The complete tour is then pre-programmed on the navigation system of the rental motorcycle, you will receive a tour description and we will book the hotels for you. You simply ride the route without a tour guide - but organized!|
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.|
Many have heard about the scenic Ring of Kerry or the famous Cliffs of Moher. However, there are many more attractions out there, waiting for the motorbiker to be discovered and enjoyed. Not all of them are as well known as the above mentioned - but all of them are amazing!
Visit the incredibly beautiful coastlines of Kerry and cruise the narrow windy roads of the Kerry Mountains and the lovely Killarney National Park. Admire medieval castles and abbeys on the way and rest in pretty towns with cosy hotels and pubs. Be amazed by prehistoric sites and inhale the brise of the atlantic sea while stading ontop of impressive cliffs. Admire the moon-like rocky Burren and have fun in Galways vibrant City. But be warned - Irelands South can be addictive!
The irish South is typically warmer than the North and therefore a good recommendation for your selfguided tour in spring or autumn, too.
Highlights of this tour:
The beautiful town of Kilkenny with it's impressive castle and beautiful city
The stunning castles of Cahir and Blarney
The beautiful hills of Cork
The wildly romantic coasts and mountains of Kerry
The lively and pretty town of Killarney and the amazing Killarney National Park
The spectacular Cliffs of Moher
The vast and moon-like landscapes of the Burren
Many prehistoric sites
And many lovely curvy roads....!
The first day is the arrival day with individual flight to Dublin and transfer to the tour base. You will get your bikes with detailed instruction and test drive and will be equipped with navigation systems and panniers. The entire route is already pre-programmed on the navigation system. If you have booked the guided tour, you will meet your guide today. You will stay overnight in our guesthouse from where you will start your tour the next day.
After a fortifying breakfast we start the tour today. Today's route is adaptable to the weather and you can skip one or the other sight. To get there, you will first ride on larger but very beautiful country roads and after about an hour you will reach the charming little town of Kilkenny. Here a quaint and colourful town centre and a very beautiful castle await you. We continue on to Cahir, a pretty little nest. Here it is worthwhile to have a lunch break, in front of the castle there are motorcycle parking lots and cafés. A little further and you will reach Blarney Castle. A beautiful ruin and park which is a good place to have a coffee break and to stretch your legs. At the end of the day you will reach the harbour town of Kinsale, where you will spend the night. The old castle Charles Fort is a good end of the day and still worth a moment.
The landscape is the main focus of today's stage. You now start from Kinsale and cross hills and pastures towards the west. The closer you get to the west coast, the more rugged and stony the landscape becomes. A first stop is the magnificent Bantry House. Refuel once and continue through the rugged Glengarriff valley towards Lambs Head. You take a turn over the headland and on the way back you will find the picturesque Healy Pass. Back in Glengarriff we ride via Kenmare into the mountains of Killarney National Park to the curvy Molls Gap pass. At the foot of the mountains the beautiful manor house ''Muckross House'' offers itself for a break. You will spend the night in the lively town of Killarney. There are many restaurants and pubs and you can end the day in a relaxed atmosphere.
On this day you ride part of the famous Ring of Kerry and take the coastal road to the impressive Cliffs of Portmagee. Once you have circumnavigated the headland, leave the coast behind you and wind your way up to Ballaghisheen Pass. Via Glencar we continue to the Gap of Dunloe where you will meet many hikers and horse carts who also enjoy the picturesque valley. You'll pass through the very beautiful Black Valley and at Molls Gap you'll meet the road back to Killarney, where you'll stay overnight again.
A new morning, a new beautiful peninsula: Today we are heading for Dingle. Less rugged, but just as scenically outstanding as the day before. First we ride through the mountains again and then via Killorglin to Inch Beach. A very nice long sandy beach with surfers, a surfer café and wonderful views. Following the coastal road, you will come to the pretty little harbour town of Dingle with its restaurants and cafes. Continue along Slea Head Ride where you can visit sites such as the Beehive Huts and Gallarus Oratory Chapel. You leave the coast road behind you and wind up Connor Pass. Here you have a wonderful 360° view in good weather. You will take a leisurely descent down the picturesque downhill to Tralee where you will stay overnight.
Today's leg will take you north. You cross the River Shannon and ride through the nice seaside resort of Lahinch with its long beach promenade and many restaurants and cafes where you can refresh yourself. A bit further on you will reach the famous Cliffs of Moher. The views are spectacular. You follow the coastal road towards Fanore and ride along the Burren - a barren, hilly rocky area and geological phenomenon. Then it goes directly to Galway where you will stay overnight. Galway is a larger and very lively city with a lovely long seafront promenade, numerous shops, restaurants and bars in the city centre. A turbulent environment for a varied evening.
Your last day of driving has begun and will take you through the interior. From Galway we first ride via Loughrea to Clonmacnoise. The Clonmacnoise Monastery is one of the best preserved early medieval monastic complexes in Ireland. The complex is picturesquely situated on a hill above the Shannon River and is well worth a visit. A little further and you'll reach Birr. Birr is a small village with a very large and impressive castle and a beautiful castle garden. Via the villages of Roscrea and Carlow you will arrive at our guesthouse and thus at the end of the motorcycle tour through "Ireland's Mild South".
Transfer to Dublin. We recommend to spend another day in Dublin before you go home - the capital offers many sights and is absolutely worth a short stay.