GARBAGE RUN IRELAND
4th - 12th June
All on Tarmac
Ride your own bike
Fully guided or self guide
Ride the best roads North and South
Highlights include Ring of Kerry, Giants
Causeway, Healy Pass, Gap of Dunloe,
Slieve League Cliffs and Beara Peninsula
Average of around 180 miles per day
WHAT IS IT
Garbage Run Ireland is a near on full lap of Ireland and Northern Ireland, catching the ferry out of Fishguard in Wales, landing in Rosslare and heading anti-clockwise to ultimately pick up the Wild Atlantic Way, riding it all the way around into Northern Ireland. Along the way we'll take in some of the best riding roads including the Healy Pass and Priest's Leap, as well stopping off at iconic locations such as Slieve League Cliffs, Giant's Causeway and of course Father Ted's house for afternoon tea.
HOW IT WORKS
This trip is semi-guided in that there will always be option to ride with a guide, however it is always encouraged where riders wish to ride at a quicker or slower pace, or take in a slightly different route then there is the flexibility to do that, with a road book and accommodation stops provided prior to departure.
Daily distances will be around 180 miles, with some slightly less, some slightly more. Where possible the most scenic route will be taken, this will often include single track roads and mountain passes. The riding can be slightly challenging, certainly if the weather is bad, but again, all riders have the option to adapt the route to suit their abilities and preferences. No one will be forced to remain with the group, or ride roads they don't feel comfortable riding.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The run is for anyone who wants to see more of Ireland and to enjoy the company of others on this laid-back adventure. It'll will be predominantly camping so participants will need to be prepared for a bit of wet and windy weather, but as always there is nothing to stop anyone booking themselves into a hotel or B&B if that's what they'd prefer to do along the way. The pace of any of Garbage Run is never high with it always insisted that riders ride within their limits. In terms of bike choice, this run is suitable for most machines. If you come with a heavily laden large capacity bike then it can be a bit of a handful on the tighter lanes or on campsites - so I'd advise packing light - and bikes as small as 125cc would cope just fine, although if you can't keep to national road speeds then you would be encourage to self navigate rather than having the group slow to your pace.
WHO IS IT NOT FOR?
This is not for anyone wanting a fully guided luxury experience with hotel accommodation and full guiding provision. Like any Garbage Run, there is a basic framework to the trip, with routes and accommodation set, and riders can remain with the guide or do their own thing. The idea always is to encourage riders to make the trip their own, be it by self guiding at a slower or faster pace, taking alternative routes depending on riding preference and pace. Whilst there is no support vehicle, no rider will get left behind and efforts will always be made to rectify the problem, with breakdown cover essential, just in case.
The price includes the return ferry to and from Ireland, road book, guiding services, and all camping and bunkhouse accommodation along the way. The road book and GPX files will be issued approximately 2 months ahead of the departure date.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
The price doesn't include fuel, food and spending money. Riders will also need to check their own vehicle insurance to make sure cover extends to Ireland, with breakdown cover and travel insurance both advised. It also advised that you take out suitable travel insurance and note that there is no provision for personal injury insurance. Riders embark on this trip at their own risk.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
You need a well serviced and travel ready machine. It needs fresh tyres and any other consumable for what will be approximately a 2000 mile trip.
You will need decent riding kit, including sturdy boots and good waterproofs. Camping kit will also be needed, consisting of a basic pack list of tent, sleeping bag and inflatable mat. It's optional to take cooking equipment as usually there are local amenities nearby.
Pillion riders are welcome, with an additional fee of £150 per pillion rider. Please notify me by email at the time of making the booking.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
To secure you place click on the SIGN UP icon at the top of the page which will take you to a payment area where you can pay a £50 deposit to secure your place. The remainder of the balance will be due further down the line, with further information also provided upon sign up.
The world is still an ever changing world. All riders must ensure they meet whatever restrictions and requirements are in place at the time of travel to Ireland. Refunds (minus the deposit) will be offered up to 30 days prior to travel but not beyond that.
FOR ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE JUST MESSAGE ME USING THE CONTACT BOX BELOW.