Ireland is lucky enough to have miles upon miles of beautiful landscape and backdrops that people from all over the world come to enjoy. One of the best ways to experience this stunning scenery is by motorcycle, with many routes and rides available to bike enthusiasts and motorbike licence holders with insurance who want to take pleasure from an alternative holiday.
The best way to explore the island is to choose a route beforehand, and because of the small and twisty roads that will make your journey longer, give yourself a full week in order to make the most of what is going on around you. With so many stunning places and picturesque views, there are bound to be a number of photograph opportunities along the way as well.
You may want to sit down with a map and plan your own course; however, there are many suggested routes to enjoy, which you may wish to research. One such route that is a favourite with bikers is to travel from Galway to Achill Island and back to Galway. Along the way, riders will experience exciting undulating and winding roads through breathtaking scenery and astounding landscape views.
The journey should take around 6 hours to complete, keeping within the designated speed limits and will cover 420 kilometres. It is therefore recommended to split this trip up over 2 or 3 days and take advantage of an overnight stay on Achill Island.
Amongst the destinations on this route, include the national parks and castle ruins of Clifden, the popular fishing village of Cleggan, the fantastic mountainous landscapes of Louisburgh and the historical and unique town of Cong.
As well as the spectacular scenery, there is much more to enjoy about Ireland on a Motorbike holiday. You can enjoy the hospitality, music and food at one or many of the country’s thousands of restaurants and pubs.
Ireland has more pubs per head of population than any other country in the world. A visit to a typical Irish country pub should be high on your list of things to do. Visitors to Ireland who do not wish to bring their Motorcycle over with them, can hire a bike from one of the many motorbike rental companies operating in Ireland.