GARBAGE RUN IRELAND
10th - 18th June
All on Tarmac
Ride your own bike
Ride with group or self navigate
Mix of hotel, camping & bunkhouse
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
Sail out of Fishguard Saturday 10th June,
return into Liverpool morning of 18th June
£795 per rider; includes ferry, accommodation & guiding
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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 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 the Burren, home of Father Ted's house.
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 a mix of camping and bunkhouse, so participants will need to be prepared for a bit of wet and windy weather. 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 encouraged to self-navigate rather than having the group slow to your pace. But from experience, most bikes and riders, whatever their pace, always get there at about the same time!
The price includes the return ferry to and from Ireland, road book, guiding services, and all camping and bunkhouse accommodation along the way. The first night in Ireland will be in a hotel on a twin share basis. 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 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 £250 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 £75 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.
FOR ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE JUST MESSAGE ME USING THE CONTACT BOX BELOW.