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six days / SEVEN NIGHTS motorcycle tour

The Best of Northern Ireland & Donegal

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Discover the ultimate motorcycle holiday for anyone who’s serious about seeing the very best of the north of Ireland on two wheels. If you’ve ever dreamed of traversing the Mourne Mountains, cruising to the Giant’s Causeway or riding the Wild Atlantic Way by motorcycle, this is the trip for you.

Enjoy a six-day motorcycle tour across more than 800 miles of incredibly beautiful coastline, awe-inspiring mountains and the lush green landscapes of the Emerald Isle. You’ll explore ancient kingdoms, cross scenic sea loughs, visit medieval villages and see several spectacular Game of Thrones filming locations. Expect panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea, magical glens and peaks, and unspoiled beaches, plus some of the finest coastal touring routes in the world.

Hit the open road, breathe in our refreshing air and, at the end of each day’s ride, relax in luxury accommodation and the comfort of our legendary hospitality.

The route


best of ni & donegal route map

Hidden gems round every bend


You’ll spend your first day in the mountains, riding out to Slieve Gullion and onto Carlingford, a medieval town at the foot of the Cooley Mountains. Take in spectacular views on the 20-minute ferry crossing to the ancient Kingdom of Mourne, exploring the Mourne Mountains before dropping down to the seaside resort of Newcastle for a well-deserved ice-cream. Enjoy the final mountain ride of the day, Slieve Croob, on the way home to Ralph’s luxury guest house in Moira.


Day 2 starts with a ride to the 12th century Carrickfergus Castle, then weaving up the Antrim Coast Road between the magnificent Glens of Antrim and the waters of the North Channel, with stunning views over Scotland. You’ll see the idyllic harbours of Carnlough and Ballintoy, the rugged coastline of Murlough Bay, the towering headland of Torr Head, the atmospheric tunnel of trees at the Dark Hedges and the cliff-clinging Dunluce Castle — all locations for Game of Thrones — before heading to the the luxury Roe Park Resort, Limavady, via the expansive Downhill Beach.


You’ll spend Day 3 exploring the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal. Riding along the Lough Swilly shore, you’ll arrive at Fort Dunree, a spectacular coastal defence fortification dating to the Napoleonic Wars, before heading inland to the Gap of Mamore, a narrow pass in the Urris Hills that offers breathtaking, panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean. It’s then on to the rugged cliffs of Malin Head, the most northerly point of mainland Ireland, and along the coast to catch the Scenic Lough Foyle Ferry and head back to Roe Park.


On Day 4 you’ll adventure along Donegal’s stunning coastline on the Wild Atlantic Way. You’ll explore Portsalon — once named the second most beautiful beach in the world, the picturesque Fanad Head Lighthouse and the dramatic Downies Atlantic Drive tour of the Rosguill Peninsula. Enjoy a trip to the 15th century Doe Castle in its glorious setting on Sheephaven Bay, before heading to your hotel in Letterkenny.


Day 5 brings a scenic tour of Glenveagh National Park and its beautiful 19th century castle. You’ll continue your motorcycle ride of the Wild Atlantic Way to Bloody Foreland, where the sunset brings out the red hue of the granite cliffs, and Bunbeg Harbour, where a narrow road leads to an incredibly beautiful quay on an inlet on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s then on to the seaside village of Kincasslagh and the idyllic fishing harbour of Burtonport, before heading back to Letterkenny via the Glendowan Mountains.


On the final day of your motorcycle tour of the north of Ireland you’ll ride south through the breathtaking high mountain scenery of the Glenesh Pass to the spectacular sea cliffs of Slieve League. Drop down to vibrant Donegal Town for a bite to eat, then inland to the Fermanagh Lakelands and the island town of Enniskillen, and home to Moira.

More about your
motorcycle tour

tour pricing includes

  • Renting a motorcycle (with Honda Ignition Security System, touring screens, hard panniers and top box for your luggage).

  • Seven nights’ accommodation: two night at Ralph’s in Moira, two nights at Roe Park Resort in Limavady, two nights at Dillons Hotel in Letterkenny. Accommodation based on two sharing a Twin Room. Single Room rates on request.

  • Fully comprehensive motorcycle insurance with roadside assistance. Insurance Excess: £1000.

  • A sat nav with your self-guided motorcycle tour route programmed and ready to go, plus a local map.

  • A power socket and cradle to charge the sat nav or your phone.

Other things to consider

  • We will need a copy of the licence and passport/photo ID of every rider in your tour group.

  • Motorcycle orientation and overnight stay in Moira, night before tour.

  • If you’re flying into Belfast, we can give you a lift from the airport to our base in Moira. If you’re flying into Dublin, we can meet you at the airport with your rental motorcycle for a small fee.

  • We can offer an optional additional two-night stay in Belfast for £100/£150 per room.

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Your motorcycle tour will start from our headquarters in Moira.

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Start exploring from only £760pp*

Book a place for you and a group of friends on the Best of Northern Ireland & Donegal motorcycle tour.

Minimum of 4 people

What other bikers say

  • This is by far the best rental experience I’ve ever had. I felt like once I made the reservation Tim was concerned about my trip from beginning to end […]

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  • Fantastic Bikes. Hired two bikes to visit the Ulster GP and will hire from Tim again. The whole experience was faultless and easy. When we return next year for the North West […]

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  • Friendliest Bike Rental on the planet. I’ve rented bikes in London, Seattle, LA, San Francisco, Miami, India, and now Belfast and I can honestly say that Tim is the friendliest and most helpful host of all […]

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  • These machines were absolutely perfect for our coastal trip, and were a pleasure to ride. We were well looked after by Tim at Belfast Motorcycle Rentals, and all arrangements could not have been better […]

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