Sunny-South-East 

Individual selfguided roundtour on rental motorcycle with 5 days riding

Season and timeframe: This tour can be booked any time from April to October.

Tour format: This format includes your rental motorcycle, a detailed description of the tour (roadbook), and your Tomtom GPS, with all the important places of interest already saved to the device. You will book your flights and hotel stays by yourself and travel individually (self-guided).

Tours: Total distance of about 650km with easy daily trips of about 150km and many opportunities for sightseeing.

Format suitable for: This is an easy-to-ride format. Traffic is pretty calm here on the countryside, so you get used to riding on the left side of the road easily. Irish country roads can be very narrow with views on bends obstructed by hedges. Tarmac can be in questionable condition, too. If you just ride slowly and carefully, you will be fine. The daily distances are easily feasible even with a lot of sightseing. If you like to visit less and ride more, feel free to prolong every days trip by yourself. This format is very suitable for every rider, including beginners or people starting to ride again after a longer period of not riding and it is great for riders with pillion passengers, too. 

Arrival: Individual flight to Dublin, bus transfer to Gorey, where we pick you up and bring you to our tourbase. You will receive your rental motorcycle with an introduction and then start your  tour. 

Option: You can combine this format with  Bed&Bike-tours from our guesthouse. For example, get used to left-side-driving for 3 days on daytours from our guesthouse, then depart for your roundtour.


Tour:

Map of roundtour south-east Ireland

The south-east of Ireland is often overlooked by foreign tourists, while being a very popular holidays destination  for Dublin families. Over 70 km of finest beaches and the mildest climate in Ireland are great arguments for the south-east. The Vikings had similar ideas, settling in this area in early mediaval times. They founded the cities Wexford and Waterford, some of the oldest cities in Ireland. Normans and later the Anglo-Saxons also found the fertile lands much to their liking and left castles and gardens, fortresses, monasterys and churches to be admired by visitors today. The southern coppercoast was home to a number of coppermines and the city of Cork has always played a major role in irish sea trade. You will swing over rolling hills and bogs (moors on hilltops),  through beautiful glens and along the shores. Narrow roads are winding between hedges and stone walled small pastures and you will see many traditional farms and cottages on your way. 


Your riding days:

1. Day: Individual flight to Dublin and transfer to our tourbase. You will receive your rental motorcycle with an introduction and start your tour with a short ride to Kilkenny, where you will stay for the night.

2. Day: The city and castle of Kilkenny are very nice to visit and you have plenty of time to do so. Continue to Cashel, one of Irelands most important historic sites. Cashel Rock once was home to the irish kings and later a bishops court. Continue to Blarney, near Cork for your hotel.

3. Day: Visit Blarney Castle and it`s most beautiful gardens, or the buzzing city of Cork alternatively. Head south to the coastline and enjoy the windy roads and cliffs of the coppercoast. Finish the day in Waterford, visit the viking museum or one of the other points of interest and enjoy your accomodation for the night.

4. Day: Visit New Ross, then head for the coast again: The Hook Peninsula and Lighthouse and the fishermens village of Kilmore Quay are beautiful to see. Finish your day in Wexford.

5. Day: Visit Wexford and then follow the windy roads along the south-eastern coast and visit some of it`s many stunning beaches. Return to our tourbase.


Tour information in PDF format:

We will send you comprehensive description of you tour, which you can easily print at home before your tour:

  1. The first couple of pages will provide you with general information about Ireland, covering the arrival, practical tips, climate/weather and clothing, road conditions and more.
  2. You will have an overview of the tour with everyday day listed and a copy of a map
  3. For every days destination, we will provide information on accomodation. You will book your accomodation (as your flights) prior to your tour by yourself. www.booking.com works really well, or another online booking platform.
  4. There is a desciption of every single day including a copy of a map, your points of interest/visiting, waypoints and your final destination.
  5. We have prepared every route carefully and tested them thorougly ourselves. The daily distances are chosen to be good for the average single biker or biker with pillion passenger and allow enough time for pauses, stops and some sightseeing. You can always ride more or deviate from the tour whenever you like.
  6. In your daily descriptions you will find many images taken on tour, so you get an impression of the country beforehand.
  7. Your rental motorcycle comes with a Tomtom Rider 550 sat nav device included. All waypoints and points of interest mentioned in your description, are already saved in the device, so you can find and select them easily.


Prices and Booking:

You can purchase this Roadbook-PDF at an extra 70€, when you book your rental motorcycle. If you drive in a group, you can just purchase one PDF and take copies.

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