As the end of summer approaches why not join us on an 8 day tour of South West Ireland following much of the Wild Atlantic Waydefined as the longest coastal touring route in the world and a truly captivating location for motorcycling.
The tour starts with an afternoon ride through the Wicklow Mountains National Park and onto our hotel for the first night on the outskirts of Kilkenny. The following day takes us via The Vee in the Knockmealden Mountains and onto The Wild Atlantic Way south of Cork. We will take lunch overlooking the ocean and follow the coastline as the road curves around headlands such as Old Head and passed sandy beaches.
When we arrive at our next hotel on the edge of Loch Lein near Killarney, you can unpack and relax as we are based here for the following 3 nights. The hotel is family run and even has its own 12th century castle in the grounds which you can walk to. Our hotel is right at the start of The Ring of Kerry,a National Park which is arguably one of the most well-known of the riding routes in the area with a wide variety of scenery to take in ranging from the rugged mountains as you climb out of Killarney, the Black Valley and the coastal road where we will have lunch in Ireland’s only beach bar.
There will be an opportunity to visit Mizen Head, the most southwesterly point in Ireland and ride on The Beara Peninsula stretching for 30 miles through unspoilt landscape with one of the most beautiful rides twisting over Healy Pass.
On leaving Killarney we head north into County Mayo to stay in the coastal town of Westport at our hotel for the 3 nights overlooking Clew Bay. The hotel has a pool and sauna which you can relax in before dinner. We have two ride-outs organised to include a visit to the Famine Memorial at Croagh Patrick before riding through Lough Doo Pass and along Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord. We explore the riding roads through the Connemara National Park taking in views of the “Twelve Pins” of the Connemara mountains and yet more of the coves along the Wild Atlantic Way.
We have a cross country route to Dublin Port for our final day of riding in Ireland and are booked onto a mid-afternoon ferry crossing to Holyhead.