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Ireland Tour of Ireland 9 Day Motorcycle Tour

Athlone (regional), Ireland
Luxury Hodson Bay 4* Spa Hotel on the shore of Lough Ree

A 9 day, 8 night, 7 day rider experience of Ireland

On this guided motorcycle tour you will ride some of the best motorcycle routes in Athlone (regional)

Sorry we have no plans to repeat this tour at present. If you are interested in this tour please contact us and we shall set a date, alternatively, browse our upcoming tours to see what's new.


Additional dates and tour variations available for groups of 3 or more riders

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This fixed base tour centred near Athlone Lough Ree right in the centre of Ireland was bespoke created for a client of McTours are taken in June 2012

Hodson Bay Hotel Lough ReeWhy not explore Ireland by motorbike on using some of these routes on a luxury 8 day Irish motorcycle tour. This offers the greatest rider experience covering the best bikers roads in Ireland and visits interesting Irish landmarks enroute as it meanders along back roads.

Accommodation is on bed, breakfast and evening meal basis mainly based at Hodson Bay Hotel at Lough Ree near Athlone with one night at Killarney when the south west is explored.

Daily routes will vary from circa 160 miles to circa 225 with an average just under 200 with around 6 hours in the saddle. Stops are planned about every 1-2 hours for tea/coffee and lunch breaks and each day we visit different towns and places of interest.

Look at this itinerary and discover some of the most interesting motorcycle routes in ireland

Athlone, Baile Uí Bheoláin, Kilrush, Loughrea, Athlone (216 miles)

One of our alternative route for tours that do not include an overnight stop in Killarney.

We leave Hodson Bay hotel and join the M6 which we follow for about 15 miles before exiting onto the rural back roads. This brings us to Lough Dreg in Co Galway where we take our first stop for the day at Baile Uí Bheoláin, a charming village on the banks of the Lough.

We continue to the southern end of the lough where we enter Co Clare and onwards to Ennis and later Kilrush where we stop for lunch at the Shannon Estuary.

The return leg brings us back towards Ennis using an alternate route and north passing Lough Cutra to Loughrea (not to be confused by Lough Ree where we bagan) where we stop for afternoon tea.

The final leg takes us from Loughrea back to our hotel at Lough Ree.

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Athlone, Galway, Foxford, Castleplunket, Athlone (192 miles)

One of our alternative route for tours that do not include an overnight stop in Killarney.

From Athlone we head west to Galway and then north to Foxford, Castleplunket, Athlone

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Athlone, Athy, Corey, Blessington, Athlone (226 miles)

From Athlone we head South East to Athy, Corey, Blessington, Athlone

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Athlone, Roscrea, Clonmel, Portlaoise, Athlone (200 miles)

One of our alternative route for tours that do not include an overnight stop in Killarney.

Athlone, Roscrea, Clonmel, Portlaoise, Athlone

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Athlone, Carrick-on-Shannon, Blacklion, Cavan, Athlone (166 miles)

One of our alternative route for tours that do not include an overnight stop in Killarney.

From Athlone we head North to Carrick-on-Shannon, Blacklion, Cavan, Athlone

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Althlone, Mullingar, Dundalk, Castlepollard, Athlone (181 miles)

From Althlone we head North East to Mullingar, Dundalk, Castlepollard, Athlone

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Athlone, Nenagh, Tipperary, Birr, Athlone (175 miles)

From Athlone we head South to Nenagh, Tipperary, Birr, Athlone

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Athlone, Nenagh, Tipperary, Mallow Killarney (164 miles)

Alternative tour incorporating an overnight stay in Killarney.

From Athlone we head south to Nenagh, Tipperary, Mallow  Killarney where we stop overnight

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Killarney, Dingle, Kilrush, Gort, Athlone (210 miles)

Return leg of alternative tour

From Killarney we return to Athlone via the Dingle Peninsula, Kilrush and the Cliffs of Moher the Gort.

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Athlone, Tuam, Louisburgh, Maam Cross, Athlone (235 miles)

Heading west we make our first stop at Tuam for morning coffee, onwards through Westport to Louisburgh with towering views of Croagh Patrick where we stop for lunch

Riding South through Delphi and Leenane, along the shores of Killary bay and onwards to Clifden before beginning our return leg stopping briefly at Mam cross for refuelling and coffee before passing through Galway making the final return to the hotel via N6

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Athlone, Cavan, Enniskillen, Sligo, Athlone (210 miles)

This trip takes us over the border to Northern Ireland. Our first stop is at Cavan, then on to Enniskillen

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Althlone, Dublin, Dundalk, Castlepollard, Athlone (223 miles)

For our first day we head east from our hotel in Althlone to Dublin by car to collect motorcycles and from there North to Dundalk where we break for lunch. The return trip stops at Castlepollard for afternoon tea before ariving back in Athlone in time for dinned

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Athlone, Roscrea, Clonmel, Portlaoise, Dublin (207 miles)

Athlone, Roscrea, Clonmel, Portlaoise, Dublin where we return the bikes and travel by car back to the hotel for a final night before flying home.

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Route Variation

Please note that maps are indicative because it is not always possible to enter all the waypoints and on the day of departure as we need to review our routes based upon the latest traffic and weather information available making changes as and when necessary.

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Motorcycles For Rent in Central West, Ireland, Available on this Tour

Most motorcycles available for hire are obtained directly from local mainstream dealers. We do not have exclusive access to these rental motorbikes and so availability must be confirmed. Prices and terms are set by the dealers who supply the machines.

Further details

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