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self guided motorcycle tours Ireland Luxury georgian house stay Cliffs and Castles 5 7 days 2017-01-13T11:39:38+00:00




5 – 7 DAYS FROM £1250

Ireland has long been hailed as a paradise for the avid motorcyclist, on this trip you’ll get to experience why! You will stay in an historic Irish House which is considered to be one of the finest and most pristine examples of Georgian architecture in the south of Ireland today. Steeped in 10 generations and nearly 3 centuries of family history, it is a time capsule to a bye-gone era of Irish history.

Wether you arrive by ferry on your own bike or get picked up by a vintage Daimler from the airport and collect your rented BMWs at the house, your hosts will be your tour guides in residence. Having between them been riding for over a century in America, Canada & Europe they know the best roads and will love sharing this knowledge with you.

Your holiday will include a full range or day trips to pick and choose from allowing you to experience the finest scenery and roads that southern Ireland has to offer.

On a Magellan Self Guided tour we take care of everything, your hotels, routes and crossings are all sorted by us and we are totally flexible on dates, departure points and trip lengths. So why not get in touch today to start your adventure.

Highlights of the tour

  • Airport pickup in vintage daimler and BMW GS1200 motorcycle hire if required.
  • Luxury Georgian house stay
  • Wild Atlantic Way
  • Lismore and Blarney Castles
  • Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Rock of Cashel and much more…
georgian house in Ireland
Desmond & Melanie’s home is more like a weekend retreat to old friends. We had the run of the house and it is charming. Breakfast’s turned into 2 hour affairs where every topic from politics ranging from the US to Ireland to the Middle East was discussed and then likewise family and of course places to see and do for the rest of the day were delightfully exchanged and discussed.
The surrounding area contains charming little restaurants\pubs and is a great gateway to a multitude of things to see and do. Access is easy – if relaxation is high on your vacation priorities – this Hidden Ireland property is a jewel.
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Self Guided Tour Itinerary

Day 1 / Arrive either by ferry to Rosslare and ride to the house through the rolling Irish countryside or get picked up by a vintage Daimler from Cork, Kerry or Shannon airport  and collect your rented BMWs at the house.

Day 2,3,4 / After having discussed your options with your hosts embark upon rideouts to any of the below:

• Wild Atlantic Way
• Killarney
• Ring of Kerry
• Cliffs of Moher
• Kenmare (and Healy Pass)
• Blarney Castle
• Dingle Peninsula (and Conor Pass)
• Cork City
• Glengarriff
• Rock of Cashel
• Kinsale
• Clonakilty
• Limerick City
• Lismore Castle (and the Vee)

Day 5 / Bid you hosts a fond farewell and ride back to the ferry or wait for your chauffeur driven Daimler to take you back to your airport of choice.

Increasing the trip to a 7 day tour allows you to stay for 2 extra nights, sample a further delicious elegant dinner and ride more of the routes or just relax and explore at your own pace.
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We have heard many a story about the Irish charm, the warm friendly welcome, the breath of fresh air, the full-bodied enthusiasm, the local knowlegde that is willingly shared with newcomers.

Add to that the utmost adaptability to continous changes of our family holiday plans, an admiring resourcefullness, a never ending font of historical facts, intriguingly told anecdotes and delicious, amazingly prepared and decorated food in the splendid setting of an 18th century country Manor house. And if you think you cannot top that, you obviously have not met the genuine personalities of your hosts, Desmond, Melanie and Gorden!

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What’s included

  • 4/6 Nights accommodation in a sumptuous Georgian manor house with fine breakfasts each morning. 2/3 elegant evening meals (We do this to allow you the flexibility to explore and choose where you eat on some of the evenings).
  • Full use of all the house’s amenities
  • Detailed route advice and maps from your in house guides
  • Detailed daily itinerary including sights and suggested coffee / lunch stops

What’s not

  • Fuel (we will provide an estimate in the tour pack)
  • Admission charges
  • Meals and drinks other than specified above
  • Travel/Breakdown insurance covering repatriation back to the UK (see “before you go” section above)


  • We require a £295.00 deposit per person at the time of booking. The balance payment is due 10 weeks before the commencement date.
  • Two people – One bike shared room
    5 days £1250pp / 7 days £1550pp
  • One person – One bike shared room
    5 days £1350pp / 7 days £1650pp
  • One person – One bike single room
    5 days £1600pp / 7 days £1850pp
  • Supplement for Airport pickup in vintage Daimler and BMW GS1200 Motorcycle hire with liability insurance:
    5 days £900 per bike / 7 days £1100 per bike
drawing room in the georgian house

For more information on what to get prepared before your trip, what insurance to sort as well as the answers to many frequently asked questions see the “before you go” section at the top of the page.

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