Ireland Tour - Overview
One of the classic routes in Ireland focusing on the west coast with famous attractions and spectacular country side. You won't be disappointed with this tour.
We meet up on Sunday at the Holyhead heading to Dublin. Then we make our way to the north-west of the southern Ireland for our fist overnight stay. Starting on Monday from the spectacular view of cliffs at Ceide Fields we travel southwards along the west coast and the Wild Atlantic Way. We cover most magnificent parts of the South West corner leaving on Thursday from County Cork to Dublin for the ferry.
Sunday 9th June (160 miles) : The tour will meet up at the Holyhead ferry for a departure to Ireland. Due to the time of departure you may have to stay overnight close-by. Details will follow. On arrival in Ireland we head to the north-west of southern Ireland for our fist overnight stay in Ballina.
Monday 10th June (120 miles): After breakfast we head north to see the dramatic cliffs at Ceide Fields. Ceide Fields is a unique archaeological site that features an extensive network of stone walls, enclosures, and field systems, as well as preserved homes and tombs from ancient times. It offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the history and culture of Ireland's early inhabitants. We may have a coffe with a snack in there before heading off to see other highlights along our tour.
Just before we finish the day in Clifden we will ride the scenic Sky Road. The Sky Road is a circular route that is approximately 16 kilometers (10 miles) long and starts and ends in the town of Clifden. The road winds its way through the hills and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Twelve Bens mountain range, and the islands of Inishturk and Turbot.
Tuesday 11th June (180 miles): Starts from Clifden around Galway and Ennis, heading for the Killimer-Tarbert ferry to omit the motorways and take some stunning pictures. We finish the day in Dingle.
Wednesday 12th June (175 miles): Heading through the Killarney National Park to the Beara Peninsula and the Healy Pass. The pass is a popular tourist attraction that offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and coastline. The road itself is narrow and winding, with hairpin turns and steep inclines, making it a challenging but rewarding ride.
As you drive along Healy Pass, you'll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the rugged mountains, rolling hills, and sparkling lakes of the Beara Peninsula. There are also several viewing points along the way where you can stop and take in the scenery, including the famous Turner's Rock, which offers a particularly stunning view of the surrounding landscape.
Then we ride further along the coast line ending at Cork for our last night.
Thursday 13th June (160 miles): Mainly motorways, we leave Cork to Dublin to catch our ferry. Arriving in Holyhead we make our way home.
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