Isle Of Man Manx GP Races and Wild Atlantic Way

IOM MANX GP & Wild Atlantic Way Motorcycle Tour

The Manx GP - formerly Isle of Man Classic TT - & the best of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

IOM Manx GP & Wild Atlantic Way

The Isle of Man MANX GP CENTENERY YEAR & the best of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

IOM Manx GP - Centenary Year - & Wild Atlantic Way Motorcycle Tour

This very special motorcycle tour combines our Classic Wild Atlantic Way motorcycle tour with the Isle of Man MANX GP on the famous TT course. It’s been designed for riders who want to ride in style, see the best of the West coast of Ireland, and spend a a full week soaking up the atmosphere at the The Isle of Man MANX GP Centenary  festival. It’s such a great event – reserved for the purists! 

2023 is the Centenary Year for the Manx GP, so this year we are changing our tour from previous years to allocate more days on the island to see more of the racing action.

 

Start and finish your tour close to Dublin International Airport at our Trim location.

The tour leaves from Dublin port to ferry across to the Isle of Man.  Spend 7 nights in a 4 star hotel centrally located on the promenade in Douglas. On your return, you can unwind by riding around Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic route.

We have selected riding routes with an emphasis on scenery and being off the beaten path. Of course the choice is yours, but you will have an option to shorten the day’s ride should you wish to arrive at your destination earlier.

Upon returning to Ireland, the tour heads southwards before following the Wild Atlantic Way from Killarney, up as far as Westport before returning to Trim. Truly a trip to be remembered!

Tour Facts

Tour Type Self Guided Group Ride
Date 22nd August to 4th September 2023
Duration 14 days vacation, 12 riding days
Hotel Nights 13 nights bed & breakfast in fantastic 4 star hotels, 1 night in 3 star. 2 evening dinners included
KM's 2,485 KMs, riding approx 200km per day
Skill Level Intermediate: Routes include switchbacks and narrow roads
Highlights Manx TT Races, Trim Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Beara Peninsula, Ring of Kerry, The Burren, Westport, Isle of Man.

Some pictures of this IOM Classic TT and Wild Atlantic Way motorcycle tour!

Itinerary

Explore the itinerary for this IOM Classic TT and Wild Atlantic Way motorcycle tour!

Arrival

  • Welcome to Ireland for the IOM Manx GP and Wild Atlantic Way motorcycle tour! The team at Lemonrock are honoured to plan your tour, and we hope you love it!
  • Complimentary private chauffeur from Dublin Airport to your hotel in Trim. Co. Meath
  • Meet with the Lemonrock Team and collect your bike and riding equipment.
  • Check in to your hotel for overnight accommodation. (4 Star)
  • Group dinner to meet up with fellow riders
  • Visit Trim town and soak up the atmosphere!

Day 2 to 8

Ride to Dublin Port and join ferry to the Isle of Man.

Overnight for 7 consecutive nights in a Douglas 4 star hotel, ideally located on the main promenade. You’ll be smack bang in the centre of all the Manx GP excitement. 

Practice starts on the day you arrive on the island and racing begins Friday 25th.

As roads are open during non race days, you will have plenty of time to explore the island and ride the famous TT course.

Day 8 

  • As the ferry arrives back in Ireland in the morning, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the ride down to the southwest of Ireland, for the beginning of the Wild Atlantic Way
  • Overnight in a 4 star hotel in Killarney

Day 4  

  • Your route starts out on the famous Ring of Kerry, which is a “must do” on every visitors list while in the South West of Ireland. We ride the Ring in a clockwise direction so that you ride with the sea on your left and in the opposite direction of the coaches – it’s the perfect way to see the Ring of Kerry!
  • Riding with Kenmare Bay on your left, you’ll pass through Parknasilla and then we divert up to see Staigue Fort.  Back onto the ring for Coomakista Pass which offers fantastic views over Kenmare Bay
  • The Skellig Ring scenic drive starts in Waterville  and takes in the wonderful Valentia Island accessed by bridge from the picturesque Portmagee and Ballinskelligs.
  • Valentia Island – The Valentia Island Tetrapod Footprints are the most extensive of the four Devonian trackways in the world.  Riding down the island you’ll reach Knightstown where you can take a short ferry ride to Reenard Point back onto the mainland – with options for excellent lunch breaks in either town.
  • Cahirsiveen, Mountain Stage, Kells Bay, Glenbeigh – these are famous parts of The Ring of Kerry. You can switch off your intercoms and enjoy the spectacular views in silence!
  • Killorglin – Home to the famous annual Puck Fair. Puck Fair, (‘poc’ being the Irish for a male goat) is one of Ireland’s oldest fairs. The “Queen of Puck”, traditionally a young school girl from one of the local primary schools, crowns the goat “King Puck“. It takes place each August 10th. The goat is released unharmed!
  • Dingle – Truly a gem of a town!  Dingle is famous for its pubs and music nightlife and Fungi the dolphin!  Our optional rest day stay’s a second night in Dingle. There’s lots to see and do!
  • Overnight in Dingle, Co. Kerry (4 star)

Day 10  – 285 Km

  • Slea Head – Start early as this route is very popular with tourists! The Slea Head Drive is a circular route beginning and ending in Dingle, that takes in stunning views on the western end of the peninsula.
  • The Conor Pass is the highest mountain pass in Ireland, and provides the most dramatic and scenic way of entering or leaving Dingle. This narrow, twisting road runs between the town of Dingle and Kilmore Cross on the north side of the peninsula on through Castlegregory. It’s a lovely biking route but take time to stop and look back at the views! You’ll pass through Blennerville which was the main port of emigration from Co. Kerry to North America during the Great Famine.
  • Tarbert to Killimer Ferry – We prefer this route instead of riding up through Adare and Limerick, which we will see on the way home. You cross the Shannon Estuary leaving Kerry and crossing into Co. Clare. Here you will appreciate one of the many wonders of the Wild Atlantic Way, with ever changing scenery.
  • The Cliffs of Moher in County Clare are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with a magical vista that captures the hearts of one million visitors every year and are a Signature Discovery Point in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way. They stretch for 8km as the crow flies, along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland and reach 214m (702 feet) at their highest point. Evening is the best time to view the Cliffs, in our experience, as the sun sets west over the Atlantic.
  • Overnight in  Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare . 
  • 3 Star accommodation – evening dinner included

Day 11 – 250 / 280 Km 

  • Ballyvaughan / Kinvarra to Westport
  • Blackhead Lighthouse – more noteworthy for the moon like landscape which slopes down to the Atlantic than for the lighthouse itself, it’s a serene spot to savour.
  • The Burren National Park – The word “Burren” comes from an Irish word “Boíreann” meaning a rocky place. You can spend hours riding around here – it’s landscape is very different to other parts of the Wild Atlantic Way.  We like to visit the Burren Smokehouse (it’s not what you think!) and the set location for Fr. Ted, where Mrs. Doyle lookalikes still serve cups of tea!  Ah go on, go on, go on!!
  • Roundstone, Connemara – it’s a very picturesque village by the sea, and have a great selection of restaurants and gourmet food pubs.
  • Visit to Matt Molloy’s pub, in Westport – Matt Molly is a member of the famous Chieftains – where live traditional musicians play 7 nights a week in an authentic intimate setting. Not to be missed!
  • Overnight in Westport, Co. Mayo (4 star) Westport is a regular winner of Ireland Tidiest Town and is truly a gem to visit.

Day 7 – 220 Km

  • The ride today will bring you through some of teh lesser frequented roads in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands.
  • Overnight in Trim in 4 star hotel

Depart

Enjoy breakfast in Trim Castle Hotel before packing up for the return home. We can organise your airport transfer to Dublin Airport, a short 45 minutes from Trim town. 

If you wish to extend your stay in Ireland and visit Dublin city, we will organize your transfer to your chosen hotel.

Personalised App

Included in your IOM Manx GP and Wild Atlantic Way motorcycle tour package is a personalised itinerary which you can download to your phone.

We include everything from your flight details and airport transfers to hotel check in references. You’ll also find points of interest and our favourite places to explore along the riding route, as well as some frequently asked questions, contact numbers and manuals.

We will send this to you and your group ahead of time so that you can start reading before your trip! On arrival, we’ll also present you with a souvenir road book.

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