Relaxed Wild Atlantic Way Motorcycle Tour

Relaxed Wild Atlantic Way Motorcycle Tour

11 days and 10 nights in the West of Ireland, on Ireland's magical Wild Atlantic Way, with 3 rest days. The best way to explore!

The Relaxed Wild Atlantic Way Tour

11 days and 10 nights in the West of Ireland, on Ireland's magical Wild Atlantic Way, with 3 rest days. The best way to explore!

Relaxed Wild Atlantic Way Motorcycle Tour

Embark on a journey of a lifetime with the new Relaxed Wild Atlantic Way Motorcycle Tour! This tour has been specially curated for riders who want to explore the hidden gems of Ireland at a leisurely pace. With 3 rest days and 9 days of breath-taking riding, you’ll be mesmerized by the stunning landscapes that await you. Did you know that the Wild Atlantic Way is the longest coastal route in the world? Experience the Southern Peninsulas, the Cliff Coast and the Bay Coast, each with their unique charm and beauty. With pre-programmed Sat Nav systems, you’ll get to witness parts of the countryside few visitors ever do. After every 5 or 6 hours of riding, we reach lively towns where you can relax and be part of the local Irish social scene. Come and make unforgettable memories on the Wild Atlantic Way!

Tour Facts

Tour Type Self Guided
Self Ride Choose your own dates
Duration 11 days vacation, 9 riding days
Hotel Nights 10 nights bed & breakfast in fantastic 3 & 4 star hotels.
KM's 2,096km, riding approx 300km per riding day (approx 6 hours)
Skill Level Intermediate: Routes include switchbacks and narrow roads
Highlights Cliffs of Moher, the Beara Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry, Galway, The Burren, Connemara

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Itinerary

Explore the itinerary for this Wild Atlantic Way motorcycle tour!

Route Map for Lemonrock Relaxed Wild Atlantic Way route

Day 1 – Arrival

  • Complimentary chauffeur transfer from Dublin Airport (or from a Dublin city hotel), to our hotel base in Malahide.
  • Check in to your 4 star hotel. Early check in when available for international arrivals.
  • Explore Malahide Village or visit Malahide Castle & Gardens at your leisure.

Day 2 – Lemonrock to Killarney (365km)

  • Take a private transfer to the Lemonrock Depot where our staff will meet you.
  • Motorcycle orientation – We take time to make sure you are comfortable on your motorcycle, have the correct riding gear and understand the routes on our Sat Navs. 
  • The riding takes you down through the midlands and stops off for coffee in a country house manor before making time up on the motorway.
  • The final leg of the journey takes you south westward to Kinsale via a picturesque route, off the beaten track.
  • Your destination is Killarney where you will stay for two nights in a luxurious 4 star hotel & spa.
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Day 3 – Ring of Kerry (242km) 

  • Get ready for a breathtaking ride on the famous Ring of Kerry – one of the most amazing experiences in the South West of Ireland that every visitor should definitely have! The clockwise route offers you the chance to soak up the stunning sea views on your left and avoid the crowds of coach tours going the other way.
  • With Kenmare Bay accompanying you, journey through Parknasilla and take a little detour to see the incredible Staigue Fort. Then, ride on towards Coomakista Pass, which provides awe-inspiring panoramas over Kenmare Bay.
  • The Skellig Ring scenic drive waits in Waterville and is a fantastic opportunity to explore the beautiful Valentia Island – reachable by bridge from the charming Portmagee and Ballinskelligs.
  • Valentia Island boasts the world’s most comprehensive Devonian trackways – the Valentia Island Tetrapod Footprints. Cruise along the island and arrive at Knightstown, where you can take a quick ferry ride to Reenard Point and continue back onto the mainland. Take time for lunch at either town and appreciate the delicious cuisine.
  • Cahirsiveen, Mountain Stage, Kells Bay, Glenbeigh – these are all famous sights along The Ring of Kerry. Turn off your intercoms, inhale the fresh air, and relish the breath-taking views in silence.
  • Relax at your luxurious 4-star accommodation in Killarney– the perfect way to end this truly inspirational day.

Day 4 – Ring of Kerry (246km)

  • Embark on a breathtaking journey through ancient woodlands that have stood tall since the last ice age. Be prepared to be awed by the winding roads through high mountain bog lakes that lead you to the magnificent Kerry Highlands. Discover high passes that few tourists ever find, and experience the true essence of adventure.
  • Take on the famous Gap of Dunloe with a newfound sense of wonder and awe, and be mesmerized by the beauty of the Black Valley.
  • Explore the charming town of Dingle, a true gem that is famous for its pubs and musical night-life. Let the positivity and energy of the locals, and the treasure trove of things to see and do, uplift your spirits and make this an unforgettable experience.
  • Retreat and recharge at your luxurious 4-star accommodation in Dingle, Co. Kerry, knowing that you’ve just had yet another day of adventure.



Day 5 – Yay Rest Day in Dingle!

Dingle is a fun-filled seaside town with lots of cool places to explore, eat & play!

If you decide to ride today, we’ve got you covered with an optional route. The ride is around 2 1/2 hours and it’ll give you a spectacular view of the beautiful Slea Head.

Of course, it’s a rest day too, so it’s totally fine to just kick back, relax and enjoy the amazing hotel and the wonderful town of Dingle!

Day 6 – Dingle to Ballyvaughan (300km)

  • 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.
  • Time permitting, a visit to 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.
  • Burren National Park – The word “Burren” comes from an Irish word “Boíreann” meaning a rocky place. You can spend hours riding around here – its 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!) 
  • Overnight in Ballyvaughan, a seaside town located on the southern shores of Galway Bay.
  • 3 star accommodation in a charming family run hotel.

Day 7 – Ballyvaughan to Westport (320km)

  • The ride today goes through Galway City before heading out into Connemara, which is in Co. Mayo and is a quintessentially Irish part of Ireland!
  • Roundstone, Connemara – it’s a very picturesque village by the sea, and have a great selection of restaurants and gourmet food pubs.
  • Spectacular views are available from the Atlantic Sky Road which is a must see
  • Kylemore Abbey – iconic picturesque abbey
  • Riding next along Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord before heading northwards along the Doolough Pass, bringing you into the town of Westport.
  • 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.  Westport is a regular winner of Ireland Tidiest Town and is truly a gem to visit.

Day 8 in Westport

A chance to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the route. The town is full of character and charm, making it an ideal spot to unwind and relax. Take a leisurely ride around the local sights, or simply indulge in the vibrant surroundings. A visit to Matt Molloy’s pub is a must! The traditional music played by live musicians every night is sure to take you back to a time when life was simpler. For the adventurous, hiking Croagh Patrick mountain is a local tradition and a great way to stay active! Don’t forget to challenge yourself! Additionally, if you want to explore the stunning Achill Island, we have an optional riding route mapped out on Sat Nav. Westport is a destination that you will cherish and remember for years to come.

Day 9 – Westport to Sligo (367km)

  • Newport nestles on the shore of Clew Bay which is famous for its 365 Islands and is a pleasant seaside resort and part of an attractive and unspoiled coastline.
  • Mulranney – acclaimed as Ireland’s best small tourist town, a European Destination of Excellence – it is a superb stop for taking a walk on the beach and enjoying the spectacular views.
  • Achill Island – Achill has a long history of human settlement and there is evidence that Achill was inhabited as many as 5,000 years ago. Megalithic tombs and promontory forts testifying to this can be seen at Slievemore, along the Atlantic Drive and on Achill Beg Island.
  • Kildamhnait Castle is a 15th century tower house associated with the O’ Malley Clan, who were once a ruling family of Achill. Grace O’ Malley, or Granuaile, the most famous of the O’ Malley’s was born in Clare Island around 1530. Her father was the chieftain of the barony of Murrisk. The O’Malleys were a powerful sea faring family, who traded widely and refused to submit to English rule. Grace became a fearless leader and gained fame as a sea captain and pirate.
  • Ballina, situated on the famous River Moy, is Mayo’s largest town.
  • Enniscrone – There are 5km of safe, clean golden beaches. For eight decades people have come to bathe in hot sea water and seaweed renowned for its therapeutic qualities. 
  • Overnight in a boutique hotel where you will be pampered for the evening!

Day 8 – Sligo to Lemonrock (246km)

  • Mountain pass to Easky Lough – this route brings you through one of the more remote parts of Ireland, with only the occasional sheep to keep you company. The road cuts through the Ox mountains and brings you back to nature. A great way to start your day!
  • Swinford to Castlebar has some nice biking roads where you can enjoy the traffic free bends and enjoy the bike.
  • Your route will take you through East Galway through the midlands.
  • Stop of in Glassan in Co. Westmeath which has two excellent gastro pubs for lunch and then ride the last leg back to Trim on some lovely riding roads.
  • Your last night will be in your choice of either Malahide or Dublin city-centre

Chauffeur transfer to Dublin Airport for flight home. Alternatively, you can choose to have your car take you to Dublin city if you are planning on visiting the capital city for a day or two.

Pricing

Relaxed Wild Atlantic Way Motorcycle Tour

Rider & Pillion
priced from
€2,790*/pps
  • *Based on Suzuki DL650XT
  • €3,010 with BMW R1250GS
  • Other Motorcycles Available
  • Double or Twin Room
  • High Season Supplement
  • Custom Tour Options Available
2 Solo Riders
priced from
€3,730*/pps
  • *Based on Suzuki DL650XT
  • €4,180 each with BMW R1250GS
  • Other Motorcycles Available
  • Shared Double or Twin Room
  • High Season Supplement
  • Custom Tour Options Available
Solo Rider
priced from
€4,400*/pp
  • *Based on Suzuki DL650XT
  • €4,850 with BMW R1250GS
  • Other Motorcycles Available
  • Single Room
  • High Season Supplement
  • Custom Tour Options Available

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Personalised App

Included in your 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 user manuals for your motorcycle and equipment.

We will send this to you of time so that you can start reviewing before your trip! 

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