To Ireland by motorcycle
Your travel guide for Ireland by motorcycle
With its picturesque landscape and winding coastal roads, a motorcycle holiday in Ireland is an unforgettable adventure for motorcyclists and nature lovers. Particularly popular: a motorbike tour along the scenic coast of the Wild Atlantic Way to the Cliffs of Moher and inland on the country roads of the Ring of Kerry to Killarney National Park.
In this travel guide you can read when it is best to travel, which routes and sights we recommend for motorcycle travelers in Ireland and how you can get to Ireland by motorcycle with the ferry from Dunkirk, France.
The best time to travel to Ireland by motorcycle
The best time for road trips in Ireland is from May to September. During this period you can count on long days and pleasant temperatures of up to 20°C. Enjoy the benefits of the warm summer weather as you explore Ireland's scenic roads on your motorcycle. Whether you admire the breathtaking cliffs of Moher or the charming villages and green hills of the Irish countryside, summer is the best time for a road trip to Ireland.
With our ferry route from Dunkirk to Rosslare you can reach Ireland in just under 24 hours. Your holiday starts relaxed in our restaurants and bars on board the ferry!
Sights along Ireland's coastal road
If you want to explore Ireland by motorcycle, you have the most beautiful routes to choose from. You can take an inspiring motorcycle tour along the Wild Atlantic Way. A 2,500 km long coastal route along impressive cliffs, beaches and viewpoints. Start in Kinsale and embark on an adventurous journey past Dingle, Ring of Kerry, the famous Cliffs of Moher, and ending at the very tip of Malin Head.
You can also start your road trip in Limerick, visiting the Poulnabrone Dolmen dolmen on the way to Galway. Take the N59 to discover historic Kylemore Abbey and Pines Island and continue to the white cliffs of Ashleam on Achill Island. Inland, highlights such as the Keshcorran Caves and the Quiet Man Bridge await you. On the route along the N15 towards Donegal, don't miss the historic grave of Queen Maeve and the picturesque Mullaghmore Beach.
Stops at the Assaranca waterfall and the viewpoint on the Sliabh Liag trail with sea views are also worthwhile. If you want to take a detour, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views at Eagle's Rock and Green Canyon lookouts. The tour ends in Letterkenny and takes in other impressive places such as Crohy Head rock arch, Errigal Mountain, the historic Owencarrow Viaduct and Glenveagh Castle!
The Isle of Man TT motorcycle race in the Irish Sea
When you say motorcycling in Ireland, you probably immediately think of the world-famous Isle of Man TT motorcycle race. Every year, professional racers from all over the world converge on the Irish Sea island to test their skills on the treacherous mountain course, reaching speeds of 186mph. But did you know that you can also drive on the same roads when there is no race? That's right - the island is open to everyone when the races aren't happening! But the rest of the Isle of Man is also worth a motorcycle tour. As you navigate the countryside, you'll see rolling hills, dramatic cliffs and idyllic seaside villages. If you want to travel to the Isle of Man during your tour through beautiful Ireland, you can take the boat from Dublin to the city of Douglas.