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Two days / three nights motorcycle tour

The Magical North

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Ride out through spectacular high mountain passes and magnificent coast roads on our two-day motorcycle tour of Northern Ireland. You’ll discover some of the most stunning scenery the Emerald Isle has to offer as you adventure through the ancient Kingdom of Mourne and the breathtaking Glens of Antrim.

Soak up the coastal landscapes of the Atlantic Ocean, North Channel and Carlingford Lough, enjoying picture-perfect harbours, beautiful seaside towns and historic castles, as well as several locations featured in the hit TV series Game of Thrones. There’s even a ferry crossing thrown in for good measure.

You’ll also traverse some of the North of Ireland’s highest and most impressive peaks as you ride through the Mourne Mountains, Cooley Mountains, Ring of Gullion and Dromara Hills, with hidden gems around every glorious corner. Explore alone on a self-guided tour or book a guided motorcycle tour so our expert guides can put it all into context for you.

The route


The magical north route map

Scenic coastline,
stunning peaks


Day 1 sees you take in the medieval Carrickfergus Castle, before heading on north on one of the world’s best coastal motorcycle routes. The Antrim Coast Road cuts a path between the succession of lush glacial troughs of the Glens of Antrim and the deep blue waters of the North Channel, meandering through charming seaside hamlets and offering breathtaking views of Scotland.

You’ll see an array of beautiful coastal landscapes. The fishing port at Carnlough, the rugged coastline of Murlough Bay and the towering cliffs of Torr Head all featured in Game of Thrones, as did the picturesque fishing harbour of Ballintoy (better known to fans of the series as the Iron Islands). You’ll ride inland to the iconic tunnel of beech trees that form the Dark Hedges (King’s Road in the series), before returning to Moira for a stay at Ralph’s luxury guest house, Berwick Hall Cottage, Flatfield House B&B or Ballycanal guest house and self-catering.


It’s into the mountains for day 2, riding out to Slieve Gullion and the Cooley Mountains, which sweep down to the ancient town of Carlingford. From the neighbouring Victorian port of Greenore, you’ll board a ferry bound for the ancient Kingdom of Mourne. Enjoy panoramic views of mountains and water (and occasionally dolphins) for the 20-minute crossing, before riding deep into the Mourne Mountains.

Slieve Donard, the highest mountain in Ulster, is among the peaks you’ll see as you complete a high mountain pass of the Mournes. You’ll then drop down to the seaside resort of Newcastle for a well-deserved ice-cream, before heading back to base via Slieve Croob and the Dromara Hills.

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).

  • Three night's accommodation at a local guest house. 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.

  • 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.

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

We’re easy to find.

Your motorcycle tour will start from our headquarters in Moira.

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Start exploring from only £487pp*

Book a place for you and a group of friends on The Magical North 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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