Women Rock Motorcycle Tour

A tour for women, guided by Holly

Women Rock Tour

A tour for women, guided by Holly

Women Rock Motorcycle Tour

Motorcycle Tour for Women! We’re excited to introduce our first ever female led motorcycle tour in Ireland –  the Women Rock Tour!

Women Rock has been curated for women who love to explore new places, stay in fantastic accommodation, and make some new biker friends! It’s kicking off in May 2020 with limited spaces for 10 riders. 

You’ll be exploring the best that the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer – the world’s longest defined coastal touring route. Picture magical coastal (and quiet) roads, enchanting villages and waypoints, jaw dropping cliffs, sunsets and beautiful beaches.

Your guide Holly Richardson is a motorcycle enthusiast and advocate for women riders. She’s been spending some time in Ireland with us getting to know the routes & bikes in our fleet. Learn more about Holly here!

We offer a fleet of premium motorbikes, including BMW, Suzuki and Harley Davidson. It’s also possible to bring your own bike on this group ride.

What you will need: 

  • a clean full motorcycle license for 2+ years
  • to be aged between 25 – 70 years
  • be be aged 30 years + to carry a pillion
  • to be an intermediate rider, comfortable with narrow and winding roads

 

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Tour Facts

Tour Type Guided Tour by All About Holly
Date May 10th - 16th 2020
Duration 6 riding days
Hotel
Nights
7 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels and B&B's
KM's 940km (average 180km p/day)
Skill Level Intermediate: Routes include switchbacks and narrow roads
Highlights The Beara Peninsula, The Ring of Kerry, The Cliffs of Moher, Galway, The Healy, Caha and Connor Passes!
Participants Minimum number of participants: 6

Meet your guide, Holly!

Hello! 
 
I’m Holly, and will be your tour guide for Women Rock! I live in Sussex, UK with my partner Albie, son Jack, and our crazy little dog Arty! I currently ride a Harley-Davidson Sportster, with a flamed out tank and gold crown gas cap (I like to be understated!!) I run a biking blog via Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. My content varies from How-to’s’ whilst working on my own bike, to reviews, vlogs, and documentary style videos. 
 
The best part about having an online platform on social media is being able to make connections, and for me that’s organising rides and events. Last year I held an ‘Introduction into Motorcycling for Women’ where aspiring riders and female instructors came along with the aim of getting more girls on two wheels – it was a great success! 
 
I am honoured to have been invited by LemonRock to host and lead this amazing tour, we are going to have so much fun!!! I am so excited to meet you all and spend the week riding, relaxing, and making memories! 
 
See you in Ireland!! 
Holly x

Check out Holly’s social profiles 

Hello! 
 
I’m Holly, and will be your tour guide for Women Rock! I live in Sussex, UK with my partner Albie, son Jack, and our crazy little dog Arty! I currently ride a Harley-Davidson Sportster, with a flamed out tank and gold crown gas cap (I like to be understated!!) I run a biking blog via Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. My content varies from How-to’s’ whilst working on my own bike, to reviews, vlogs, and documentary style videos. 
 
The best part about having an online platform on social media is being able to make connections, and for me that’s organising rides and events. Last year I held an ‘Introduction into Motorcycling for Women’ where aspiring riders and female instructors came along with the aim of getting more girls on two wheels – it was a great success! 
 
I am honoured to have been invited by LemonRock to host and lead this amazing tour, we are going to have so much fun!!! I am so excited to meet you all and spend the week riding, relaxing, and making memories! 
 
See you in Ireland!! 
Holly x

Check out Holly’s social profiles 

Meet your guide, Holly!

Your Guide

  • Fully guided tour with Holly Richardson – All About Holly

The Bike & Gear

  • BMW F700GS & Suzuki Vstrom DL650XT motorcycle rental equipped with panniers, removable linings and top box. An additional daily fee is added for our bigger bikes or bring your own bike if you prefer!
  • GPS Satellite Navigation with pre-programmed routes carefully planned by LemonRock Bike Tours
  • Access to a personal app / virtual roadbook which you can download to your smartphone
  • EU Approved Helmet (4 & 5 star Sharp ratings) for rider and pillion
  • Bluetooth Intercom
  • Comprehensive motorcycle insurance once you meet our insurer’s requirements, subject to excess (see T&C’s)
  • Full orientation to make sure you feel comfortable riding the bike prior to your tour
  • Breakdown cover & puncture repair kit
  • Unlimited mileage

Accommodation, Food & Other Details

  • 7 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels and B&B’s
  • Transfers from Kerry airport or Killarney train station
  • The best of Irish breakfast each morning
  • 3 evening group dinners hosted by Holly
  • Access to a group Whatsapp so that you can get to know your fellow riders before the trip even starts.
  • Souvenir printed roadbook
  • Enjoy a welcome reception on the evening of your arrival to meet Holly and the Lemonrock team
  • Lemonrock merchandise (t-shirt, buff & earplugs)
  • Complimentary luggage storage at our base in Killarney

Bikes

  • Upgrade your bike to a different model:
    • BMW R1250GS (+€30 per day)
    • BMW R1200GS (+€20 per day)
    • BMW R1200R (+€20 per day)
    • BMW F750GS (+€10 per day)
    • Harley Davidson Street Glide (+€30 per day)
  • Price reduced by €140 per day if you ride your own bike

Riding Gear

  • Rent protective clothing for €15 per day
    • Jacket, pants, gloves and boots 

Insurance

  • Reduced collision damage waiver for €25 per day
    • Preauthorised credit card €1000
    • Damage maximum liability €1000
    • Theft maximum liability €1500

Accommodation

  • Add an extra night(s) to your tour (price depends on accommodation)
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Fuel
  • Ferries (other than stated)
  • Tolls
  • Parking
  • Fines
  • Admission fees
  • Gratuities
  • Anything else that is not mentioned in “what’s included”

Itinerary

Explore the itinerary for this tour!

Arrival

Enjoy a complimentary pick-up from Kerry Airport or Killarney Train Station. If you are flying to Shannon or Cork airports, we can also help you to organise transport, or check out some more directions to Killarney here!

Once you arrive, check in at The Brehon – 4 star hotel and spa. Later this evening we will be hosting a complimentary drinks reception to give you an opportunity to meet Holly, the Lemonrock team, and get to know your fellow riders for the week. 

If you are early, you can check out your bike and riding gear. 

Kick back and enjoy the facilities of the Brehon or its sister hotel The Gleneagle next door which has live music. You can also use this time to visit Killarney town and soak up the atmosphere.

Day 2 – The Beara Peninsula – 225km

 

First things first!

  • We’ll start the morning off with a bike orientation to make sure you feel comfortable on your bike, have the correct riding gear and understand the routes on our Sat Navs. It’s a good idea to arrive early as this can take the best of 2 hours.
  • We will be returning to the Brehon after the ride so if you haven’t packed your panniers, you can do so later.

Let’s ride!
  • Head south past the Lakes of Killarney on the Muckross Road. As LemonRock is situated right on the Ring of Kerry, it will be only minutes before you are witnessing the most fabulous sights!
  • Ladies View – Needs to be seen to be believed, even on dull days, this is a world class vantage point. The hilltop at the second car park commands the view much admired by Queen Victoria’s ladies in waiting, when they visited here in 1861, hence the name Ladies’ View. We’ll stop here for a group picture!
  • Molls Gap – Mountain roads twisting through the hills and countryside. The rocks at Moll’s gap are formed of Old Red Sandstone.
  • Ring of Beara – We have chosen this peninsula first as it is very remote and quiet leaving you time to get fully acquainted with your bike and not being distracted by traffic. The Caha and Healy passes are truly magnificent.
  • Return to The Brehon to relax for the evening. You can book spa treatments in advance in the Angsana Spa or visit The Vitality Suite – a Vitality Pool, Hot Spa, Cold Spa, and Tropical Rain showers. 

Day 3 – The Ring of Kerry – 248km

Enjoy a hot breakfast in The Brehon hotel before we set off on our second day of riding. Pack your bags, tonight we’re staying in the lively town of Dingle, Co. Clare. 

Today’s ride

  • 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!
  • Dingle – Truly a gem of a town! Dingle is famous for its pubs and music night life so make the most of it, as you’ll be spending tomorrow resting with an option to ride. 

Dingle is such a fun town and fondly thought of within Ireland. On this day you’ll have some time to relax, take part in an experience with Lemonrock, or optionally do some more riding.

Optional Ride

Take a ride around Slea Head which offers spectacular sunsets. We will take this route tomorrow, but it’s beautiful to see both in the evening and morning.

Day 5 – Dingle to Lahinch – 217km

Say goodbye to the lovely town of Dingle and get ready for another day of riding!

  • If you chose not to ride Slea Head on your rest day, 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.
  • Tonight we’ll be staying in another well regarded sea-side town called Lahinch – a surfers paradise! We’ll be here for 2 nights.

Day 6 – Ride out from Lahinch – 66km

In today’s ride you’ll visit:

  • 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.

Day 7 – Lahinch to Killarney – 187km

You’ll be surprised by how the landscape can change in Ireland, today’s ride will be sure to include some exotic landscapes, only found in Ireland.

In today’s ride you’ll visit:

The 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. 

On our way back to Killarney, we’ll pass through Ennis, Co. Limerick and Adare. 

Check in to The Brehon – 4 star hotel and spa. Enjoy some downtime before our final night together in Killarney town. 

Transported back to Kerry airport / train station. Depending on time of flight, you may have time for shopping in Killarney or relaxing in the excellent Angsana Spa in the Brehon.

Want to stay longer?

Let us know if you’d like to extend your stay in Ireland and we can organise more riding and accommodation for you.

Personalised App

Included in your 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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Pricing

Women Rock Motorcycle Tour

Rider & Pillion
priced from
€1,849/pps
  • Rental of BMW F700GS or Suzuki 650XT
  • Shared room (double or twin)
  • Bring your own bike for €1,429 pps
Solo Rider (shared)
priced from
€2,599/pp
  • Rental of BMW F700GS or Suzuki 650XT
  • Shared room (twin or double)
  • Bring your own bike for €1,759
Solo Rider (private)
priced from
€2,899/pp
  • Rental of BMW F700GS or Suzuki 650XT
  • Private room
  • Bring your own bike for €2,059

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