The Emerald Isle: Ireland.   

  • Tour Overview
  • Tour Highlights
  • Itinerary 2018
  • 2019
  • Overview Map
  • What's Included?
  • Prices in GB £
  • Prices in Euros €
  • Prices in US $
  • Testimonials

Starting from Fishguard in Wales we will cross to Ireland and Waterford for a night on the marina. You will get to ride the rugged coastline and detour to the most southerly point in Ireland, Mizen Head before a night in Bantry. Hemmed in by sea and mountains this West Cork town has its own climate and even palm trees! You will ride the famous Ring of Kerry taking in the untamed coastlines, the friendly towns and the rustic villages as you head for Killarney. From Killarney you ride the Dingle Peninsula heading for Ennis, the county town of Clare, with its charming old town centre criss crossed with narrow streets. En route you pass the South Pole! This famous pub was owned by Tom Crean the Irish Antarctic explorer who travelled with Scott.

Galway, a harbour city on Ireland’s west coast is our next destination. Sitting where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean the city’s hub is 18th-century Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs that often offer live Irish folk music.

From Galway we leave the coast behind and head across the centre of Ireland to its heart. You have two nights in Dublin, which surely won't be enough! The temple Bar, Malahide Castle, Christ Church Cathedral with it's 12c crypt and The Guinness Factory all await. Riding south from Dublin you can enjoy some great roads through the Wicklow Mountains as you head for your last night in Wexford and the farewell dinner. The following morning we have the ferry back to Wales and home.

With a week to explore this most welcoming nation, you’ll get to learn all about the ‘Old Country’, ride some of the most enchanting roads in Europe and enjoy more than a pint or two of the black stuff.

  • Ireland and it's people!
  • The Ring of Kerry
  • Explore, Galway, Donegal and Dublin
  • Ride the Donegal and Wicklow Mountains
  • The Old Jameson Distillery Centre
  • A day off to explore Dublin
  • Visit the most southerly point of Ireland
  • Have a drink in the South Pole - really!
  • The people of Ireland, the Guinness and the craic!
Date Day Location Mileage About the day
8 September 2018 Saturday Waterford 55 Ferry crossing from Fishguard, Wales to Rosslare and short ride to Waterford, for a night on the marina
 
9 September 2018 Sunday Bantry 200 Your first full day in Ireland with the chance to ride to Mizen Head the southern most point of Ireland
 
10 September 2018 Monday Killarney 210 Ride the stunning Ring Of Kerry en route to Killarney - A day to relish
 
11 September 2018 Tuesday Ennis 175 Heading north and riding the The Dingle Peninsula and stop off at the South Pole
 
12 September 2018 Wednesday Galway 95 A shorter day via the the Cliffs of Moher to give you time to explore the vibrant town of Galway
 
13 September 2018 Thursday Dublin 200 Across the heart of Ireland to Dublin for the warmest of Irish hospitality
 
14 September 2018 Friday Dublin 0 A day of to explore this warmest of cities. The Temple Bar, The Guinness Centre and so much more
 
15 September 2018 Saturday Wexford 150 More great riding in the Wicklow Mountains to your final night and farewell dinner in the Emerald Isle
 
16 September 2018 Sunday Home 30 Early morning ferry back to Fishguard and depart for home
Date Day Location Mileage About the day
7 September 2019 Saturday Waterford 55 Ferry crossing from Fishguard, Wales to Rosslare and short ride to Waterford, for a night on the marina
 
09 September 2019 Sunday Bantry 200 Your first full day in Ireland with the chance to ride to Mizen Head the southern most point of Ireland
 
10 September 2019 Monday Killarney 210 Ride the stunning Ring Of Kerry en route to Killarney - A day to relish
 
11 September 2019 Tuesday Ennis 175 Heading north and riding the The Dingle Peninsula and stop off at the South Pole
 
12 September 2019 Wednesday Galway 95 A shorter day via the the Cliffs of Moher to give you time to explore the vibrant town of Galway
 
13 September 2019 Thursday Dublin 200 Across the heart of Ireland to Dublin for the warmest of Irish hospitality
 
14 September 2019 Friday Dublin 0 A day of to explore this warmest of cities. The Temple Bar, The Guinness Centre and so much more
 
15 September 2019 Saturday Wexford 150 More great riding in the Wicklow Mountains to your final night and farewell dinner in the Emerald Isle
 
16 September 2019 Sunday Home 30 Early morning ferry back to Pembroke and depart for home

Whats Included?

  • Pre tour pack including tour information, Michelin maps, route notes and GPS routes in Garmin/BMW format
  • Electronic copy of the World of BMW Touring Essentials Book
  • All accommodation as listed in the itinerary in 3 or 4 star hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Welcome and farewell dinners (excludes beverages)
  • Dinner in Dublin (excludes beverages)
  • Motorrad Tours Tour Leader throughout the Tour
  • Ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare and Rosslare to Pembroke Dock
  • Expert advice and support throughout
  • The protection of booking with a fully bonded tour operator

 

Whats Not Included? 

  • Fuel
  • Lunches
  • Dinners other than those listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not listed as included

Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW's complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.

Tour Prices in GB£ Solo Rider
   Shared Room   
                              
Solo Rider
Single Room
                              
Rider and
Passenger *
                              
  Riding Your Own Motorcycle                                           £1,795 £2,095 £2,495
  Including an F700GS or F800GT Hire Bike £2,795 £3,095 £3,495
  Including an R1200GS, R1200RS or R1200RT Hire Bike   £2,995 £3,295 £3,695
  Including an awesome new S1000XR Hire Bike           £3,095 £3,395 £3,795

* Rider and Passenger price is for both people, not per person.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are booking with a hire bike we include two additional nights accommodation at the start of your tour. Please ensure you arrive two days prior to the official start date. This allows you to have a nights rest before picking up your hire bike in Cardiff. You can then familiarise yourself with the bike prior to taking a half day pre tour ride with your Tour Leader heading for the Welsh coast. This way you are prepared and ready to enjoy your tour from day one, not spending the first days distracted fiddling with the bike.

 

Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW's complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.

Tour Prices in €uro Solo Rider
   Shared Room   
                              
Solo Rider
Single Room
                              
Rider and
Passenger *
                              
  Riding Your Own Motorcycle                                           €1,895 €2,295 €2,695
  Including an F700GS or F800GT Hire Bike €2,995 €3,395 €3,795
  Including an R1200GS, R1200RS or R1200RT Hire Bike   €3,195 €3,595 €3,995
  Including an awesome new S1000XR Hire Bike           €3,295 €3,695 €4,095

* Rider and Passenger price is for both people, not per person.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are booking with a hire bike we include two additional nights accommodation at the start of your tour. Please ensure you arrive two days prior to the official start date. This allows you to have a nights rest before picking up your hire bike in Cardiff. You can then familiarise yourself with the bike prior to taking a half day pre tour ride with your Tour Leader heading for the Welsh coast. This way you are prepared and ready to enjoy your tour from day one, not spending the first days distracted fiddling with the bike.

US$ OR EURO PAYMENTS:  Currently our website will only take your 10% deposit payment in GB£ and your credit card company will convert this to your home currency. However your balance payment can be made in either US$ or Euro, directly by bank transfer with no currency conversion. Your balance payment will be 90% of the US$ or Euro Price shown.

Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW's complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.

Tour Prices in US$ Solo Rider
   Shared Room   
                              
Solo Rider
Single Room
                              
Rider and
Passenger *
                              
  Including an F700GS or F800GT Hire Bike $3,495 $3,895 $4,495
  Including an R1200GS, R1200RS or R1200RT Hire Bike   $3,795 $4,195 $4,795
  Including an awesome new S1000XR Hire Bike           $3,895 $4,295 $4,895

* Rider and Passenger price is for both people, not per person.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are booking with a hire bike we include two additional nights accommodation at the start of your tour. Please ensure you arrive two days prior to the official start date. This allows you to have a nights rest before picking up your hire bike in Cardiff. You can then familiarise yourself with the bike prior to taking a half day pre tour ride with your Tour Leader heading for the Welsh coast. This way you are prepared and ready to enjoy your tour from day one, not spending the first days distracted fiddling with the bike.

US$ OR EURO PAYMENTS:  Currently our website will only take your 10% deposit payment in GB£ and your credit card company will convert this to your home currency. However your balance payment can be made in either US$ or Euro, directly by bank transfer with no currency conversion. Your balance payment will be 90% of the US$ or Euro Price shown.