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The Celtic Connection

Starting@MotoCamp Wales

Dolgellau, North Wales

Explore Wales, Ireland and Scotland on our Celtic Road Tour

Ever fancied riding to Tipperary, the Atlantic Way, or the Ring of Kerry? Have you thought about riding around the great lochs of Scotland, or the West Coast of Wales? 

Why not do them all in one go? Join us in July 2024 and connect the three using mountain passes, coastal roads, and lakeside twisties. 

Join Steph Jeavons and Big G on a ten-night, nine-day tour covering a maximum of 2000 miles (there are shorter route options on certain days) of these beautiful Celtic countries.

Welcome

Join us for dinner at MotoCamp Wales, home of Moto Junkies, and meet your travelling companions for the next ten days. Stay the night in one of our lodges in a twin room. We will provide you with a welcome dinner and offer a small selection of drinks from our honesty bar. Discuss the road ahead around the campfire, or take an evening walk on our stunning grounds, or along the river just down the footpath from the lodge. 

Day 1 of riding is a prompt start, heading down the west coast of Wales to catch the ferry at Fishguard.  Navigation is relatively easy, just keep the sea to the right, and there'll be plenty of views across the glorious Cardigan Bay as we head down the coast.  We'll then catch the afternoon ferry to the Emerald Isle where it will be a short ride to our second nights' accommodation.

 

Day 2 - We'll be working our way across Ireland towards the West Coast, to our third nights accommodation in Kilarney (though no Arnie's were hurt in the making of this tour) via Tipperary. 

Day 3 - Starting off through Killarney National Park to join the Atlantic Way and the famous Ring of Kerry route that circumnavigates the Iveagh Peninsula.  Today's ride includes some of Beallach Beema Pass, Molls Gap, Cahirsiveen, Mountain Stage, Kells Bay, Glenbeigh, Coomakista Pass, and Valentia Island (Irelands most Westerly point).  This is a breathtaking day that sees us finishing on the Dingle Peninnsula.

 

Day 4 - On today’s ride you’ll encounter some incredible coastal riding, high mountain passes and craggy cliffs. We will start early on the circular Slea Head Drive, taking in the stunning views on the western end of the peninsula, before driving over The Conor Pass. This 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 to Tarbert, and then onto the Killimer Ferry where 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. 

 

This day continues across to 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. 

We will finish our ride in ClareGalway

 

Day 5 - We head North East to cross into N Ireland.  If there are no border delays, we will take a route though Mourne Mountains to get to our night's accommodation - Titanic Hotel in Belfast.

 

Day 6 - We catch the ferry over to Scotland, where we'll ride up through Dumfries and Galloway to our accommodation near the Clyde.

 

Day 7 - We catch ferry over to Dunoon.  This is a day of lochs and mountains as we head north, crossing Rannoch Moor and descending into GlenCoe.  From there we head up the A82 past Fort William, Loch Lochy (so good they named it twice) before we branch off, travelling through Glen Shiel and Loch Alsh before we cross the bridge onto Skye for our nights accommodation.  Optional evening ride round Skye.

 

Day 8 - We head back over the bridge, and follow the west coast to cross Bealach Na Ba before heading down into Applecross. This pass winds through the stunning Scottish scenery.

"The Crags blanketed in grass loom on either side like daunting roadside guardians. With its sharp curves and coils, it almost looks like a giant asphalt snake slithering through the Highlands." 

A bikers paradise!

Day 9 - We spend our final day together exploring both the Cairngorms (including Lecht and Spittal of Glenshee), before heading across to Pitlochry which lies on the River Tummel and is best known for its salmon ladder.  We then head for Aberfeldy, with its big copper whiskey vats on display and mentioned by Robert Burns in the poem The Birks Of Aberfeldy), bypassing Edinburgh for a  final ride through Moorfoot hills to our final night in Moffat

 

Day 10 - Depart

From here you will make your own way home with fond memories of our beautiful Celtic Countries. 

Price

  • £2,200  (mainly based on two people sharing a twin room)

  • £3,200 - with pillion

What's not included

  • Food (other than breakfast every morning, and dinner on the first night)

  • Support truck - we will carry our own luggage on our bikes. 

Starting Point

MotoCamp Wales 

Dolgellau

North Wales

LL40 2ES

Dates

4th to 14th July 2024

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