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North Coast Experience

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One of the best coastal roads in the world, a medieval castle, ancient harbour villages, stunning views over Scotland and the Atlantic Ocean, an iconic tunnel of trees and home. Not bad going for one day. You can expect all that and more on our one-day motorcycle tour of the North Coast.

To your left, the magical Glens of Antrim: a succession of lush, emerald green valleys sweeping down to the sea. To your right, breathtaking views over the North Channel to Scotland. Between them, it’s you and your rental motorcycle on the Antrim Coast Road — one of the world’s greatest tourist routes — as it hugs this rugged coastline.

While it’s not specifically a Game of Thrones tour, you will see many landmarks and locations from the hit TV series as you snake through the bays and headlands of Northern Ireland’s North Coast. Book a guided motorcycle tour or adventure alone on a self-guided tour.

The route


North Coast Experience route map

Where you go

  • Moira

  • Carrickfergus Castle

  • Carnlough Harbour

  • Cushendun

  • Torr Head

  • Murlough bay

  • Ballycastle Harbour

  • Ballintoy Harbour

  • Armoy Dark Hedges

  • Ballymena

  • Antrim

  • Moira

Hidden gems round every bend

Starting at our base in Moira, you’ll head for Carrickfergus Castle, a Norman castle that stands sentry on the northern shore of Belfast Lough. You’ll then ride north on the Antrim Coast Road on what is rightly considered one of the world’s greatest road journeys.

Follow the road as it weaves through a series of seaside villages, including Carnlough and its picturesque harbour, which featured in Game of Thrones. Then it’s on to the spectacular, rugged coastline of Murlough Bay and Torr Head above it - both used in aerial footage on the HBO show - where crashing waves give way to panoramic views over the Mull of Kintyre.

You’ll visit the small seaside town of Ballycastle, before dropping down to the scenic village of Ballintoy (better known to Game of Thrones fans as the Iron Islands), with its small fishing harbour, raised beach and rock pools.

There’s a final Game of Thrones location at the Dark Hedges (King’s Road in the series), where an avenue of beech trees arch over the road to create an incredibly atmospheric tunnel. You’ll then head south for home, taking in the towns of Ballymena and Antrim on your way.

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).

  • 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.

  • 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 work closely with several local hotels and guest houses and might be able to get you a deal if you need help finding accommodation for your trip to Ireland.

We’re easy to find.

Your motorcycle tour will start from our headquarters in Moira.

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Start exploring from only £169pp*

Book a place for you and a group of friends on North Coast Experience 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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