Road Trip to Ireland on your Harley Davidson
The open road and a fascinating Ireland tour on a Harley-Davidson will be a unique and an unforgettable moment of your life. A 9-day tour from the Belfast to Clifden and Tralee to Dublin will allow you to explore the country and the captivating history along with majestic scenery of Ireland will leave you spellbound. This will be a unique tour which you can enjoy solo or with your friends.
Day 1: Belfast
Belfast is an antique city which is now pulsing with new life. The old shipyard at Lagan, which is famous for the maiden voyage of the Titanic, glints with luxurious apartments and world-class facilities. The air of the restaurants is filled with the aroma of Irish cuisine with a modern twist of Portobello mushrooms and seafood chowder. The St. George market is the oldest operating market which represents the city's unique culture. Before you plan your ride from the Belfast, take proper rest at a hotel preferably near St. Anne’s Cathedral and Crescent Arts Center.
Day 2: Belfast to Donegal
After an early breakfast, you can move to the rental company to pick up your Harley-Davidson. Harley Davidson, the road king, with state-of-art technology and powerful performance will help you to drive through the steep incline of the Irish mountains and the padded seats will make sure that you said comfortably even for longer periods of time. When you travel to Donegal, you will first have to take a north to reach Dunluce Castle which is situated on a basalt precipice. While traveling through the Donegal, you will be able to enjoy the Blue Stack Mountains.
Day 3: Donegal to Clifden
Before you bound for the charming streets of Clifden, you will be filled with the aromas off Whetstone and fresh grass. The Emerald landscape of the city is scenic and will enjoy a break at this city. You will have to cross into County Sligo and Benbulben to reach the city. You can continue your ride up to Kylemore Abbey where you can enjoy a gorgeous 6-acre garden with blossoming geraniums and manicured hedges.
Day 4: Clifden to Tralee
While you travel from Clifden to Tralee, you will be mesmerized by the impressive rock formations giving way to the natural creations at Cliffs of Moher. The stunning precipices are 700 feet tall and it is more than 30 million years old. The remarkable landscape of Connemara region and the eponymous national park will keep your spirits high.
Day 5: Tralee to Killarney
During this trip, you will visit Blennerville Windmill, Gallarus Oratory, and the Dingle. Blennerville Windmill is the largest windmill in entire Ireland and you can take a short break to enjoy this 19th-century flour mill. After passing the Conor Pass, you can visit Gallarus Oratory which resembles an upturned boat erected during the 6th century.
Day 6: Killarney to Cork
After the early morning breakfast, it’s time to wrap around the Ring of Kerry which is a famous route through Iveragh Peninsula. The medieval ruins, pristine white beaches, and the rugged mountains are the highlighters that decorate the landscape and offer a spectacular view. The view of sporadic islands is scenic and the entire loop is of more than 110 miles. You can stop for some time at Stone Forts which is a ring near Ballycarbery Castle. Cahergall Stone Fort was built in the 7th century and has a beautiful stone architecture which represents the ancient engineering and design.
Day 7: Cork to Dublin
Once you start from the Cork, you will reach the Heritage Centre in the Queenstown during the early morning hours. This center gives an insight on the migration of millions of Irish to the modern world. Queenstown was also the last port of call of the magnificent Titanic ship which went on its sad maiden voyage. During your trip to Dublin, you can also visit the Old Hook Lighthouse which is more than 800 years old and is the oldest operating lighthouse in the world. Finally, you can visit the Kilkenny Castle on the road trip to the Dublin.
Day 8: Dublin to Belfast
This will be the last day of the road trip and you can visit the famous Hills of Tara which were once ruled by hundreds of kings. This hill offers a picturesque view and highlights the ancient culture of Ireland.
It's now time to drop off your motorcycle and have a farewell dinner before you finish the wonderful tour of Ireland. This trip will be full of experiences and you will be able to explore a different aspect of Ireland.