six days / SEVEN NIGHTS motorcycle tour
Donegal is a place of unfathomable beauty, majestic coastline and proud Irish heritage. There is no better way of discovering everything this ruggedly beautiful corner of Ireland has to offer than with the freedom you get on two wheels.
Our motorcycle tour of Donegal is epic in every sense of the word. Over six days, you’ll clock up 660 of the most unforgettable miles of your life, as you experience awe-inspiring sea cliffs, high mountain passes, beautiful beaches, idyllic loughs and picturesque fishing harbours. Ride in splendid isolation through wild peat bogs, unspoiled coastal peninsulas and the Emerald Isle’s celebrated greenery, all while exploring a large section of the acclaimed Wild Atlantic Way touring route.
See the landscapes and meet the people who make this such a special part of the world, then unwind at the end of each day’s ride by soaking up some of our legendary Irish hospitality.
APPROX 660 MILES
Donegal Town Overnight
Gleann Cholm Cille
Donegal Town overnight
Doagh Famine Village
You’ll start your tour by riding out through the historic city of Armagh to the Fermanagh Lakelands, the island town of Enniskillen and its 16th century castle. Crossing the border at the bridge between Belcoo and Blacklion, you’ll ride west to the spectacular surf spot of Mullaghmore Head, where powerful waves crash in off the Atlantic Ocean. End the day riding up the Wild Atlantic Way to your hotel in vibrant Donegal Town.
Day 2 is spent exploring Donegal Bay and the Blue Stack Mountains. You’ll see the extraordinary sea cliffs of Slieve League and the secluded bay of Malinbeg, with its horseshoe-shaped Silver Strand beach. Ride every contour of the beautiful valley of Gleann Cholm Cille, before heading east to traverse the magnificent high mountain scenery of the Glengesh Pass. You’ll head north to the seaside villages of Narin and Portnoo, where 2km of white sand and beautiful scenery await, then back to Donegal Town for the night.
On Day 3 you’ll tour central Donegal, with its bogland, loughs and rugged landscape, eventually emerging from this magical wilderness to pick up the Wild Atlantic Way as it weaves north to the picture-perfect fishing harbour of Burtonport and onward to the seaside village of Kincasslagh. You’ll head to your hotel in Letterkenny through the Derryveagh Mountains, riding between the shores of Dunlewy Lough and Donegal’s tallest peak, the iconic Errigal.
Day 4 begins with a ride to the 15th century Doe Castle, jutting out into Sheephaven Bay, then along a breathtaking stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way — Downies Atlantic Drive — as it tours the Rosguill Peninsula. Riding further north along the spectacular coastline, you’ll arrive at Fanad Head, where the cliff-top lighthouse offers sensational views. Visit Portsalon — once named the second most beautiful beach in the world — on the shores of Lough Swilly on your return to Letterkenny.
On Day 5 you’ll embark on a motorcycle tour of the Inishowen Peninsula. Explore dramatic coastal defences dating to the Napoleonic Wars at Fort Dunree, before riding inland to the Gap of Mamore, where a narrow pass opens up to give you incredible Atlantic views. Immerse yourself in local history amid the original thatched cottages of Doagh Famine Village, then ride to the cliffs of Malin Head, the northernmost point in Ireland. Complete your route around the peninsula at the coastal town of Moville, where you will spend the night.
A scenic ferry crossing of Lough Foyle is the perfect wake-up on Day 6, before you tackle the North West 200 route between the seaside resorts of Portstewart and Portrush. You’ll pass the gravity-defying Dunluce Castle and world-renowned Giant’s Causeway on the coast road to the idyllic fishing village of Ballintoy, better known to Game of Thrones viewers as the Iron Islands. Finishing your tour in style, you’ll ride the famous Antrim Coast Road as it winds past the spectacular coastline at Torr Head, the quaint fishing harbour at Carnlough and the lush Glens of Antrim, before heading for an optional overnight in Moira or Belfast.
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.
Your motorcycle tour will start from our headquarters in Moira.
See where we are and get real-time traffic information.
Book a place for you and a group of friends on the Epic Donegal motorcycle tour.
Minimum of 4 people
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