Celtic Rider Ireland self-Drive Car Tours is officially approved by Tourism Ireland and Failte Ireland.
Proud Winner of National Small Firms association ‘Outstanding Small Business 2013’ awarded to Celtic Rider Motorcycle Rental & Tours Ireland.
Celtic Rider Motorcycle & Car Rental in Ireland has compiled a selection of award winning self-guided tours with routes and accommodation included in the price. This has taken quite some effort on our part but we feel it to be a wonderful option for our clients. We have found from our clients feedback over the years, and thus far in 2014, that they were extremely happy with our choice of quality Irish B&B or hotel accommodation and location in traditional towns and villages. Our driving routes are specifically designed to maximize our clients visual experiences of this beautiful rugged country and of course, the stunning west coast of Ireland and the newly opened Wild Atlantic Way route, the world’s longest defined coastal drive. All our motorcycles and are fitted with Garmin Zumo 590 LM GPS to get you to your accommodation each day along our award winning routes, without the hassle of getting lost. Also the Garmin can easily be set to avoid main roads etc., this guarantees to keep you on minor country roads. The choice is yours to make on a daily basis…
Day 1 Celtic Rider to Donegal (140 Miles/ 223 Km)
- Transfer to collect motorcycle/s, then enjoy our safety orientation course followed by the ride out along todays route for an hour or two.
Depart Celtic Rider Rental station heading north west across the agricultural midlands of Ireland, via the N3, stopping for lunch at the ‘Lakeside Manor Hotel’ beside lovely lake Ramor in Virginia.
Arrive at Donegal, a bustling country town full of colourful shops and quaint restaurants and pubs, enter accommodation and check into Irish guesthouse accommodation.
Donegal has a 15th century Castle, ancestral home of the 0’Donnell clan, with a nice church opposite the castle.
Magee’s of Donegal, famous for Irish wool clothing and Irish designed produce is well worth visiting.
Reels Pub is good for Irish traditional music, and I can personally recommend either ‘The Harbour’ or ‘The Olde Castle ‘restaurants, however the choice is yours and we recommend that you also explore for your own gems.
Day 2 Donegal to Donegal ((141 Miles/ 226 Km)
- Follow the Garmin route up through Barnesmore gap, a smugglers haven in time gone by
Continue the drive to the stunning Glenveagh National Park and Castle in North West Donegal, with the majestic Derryveagh mountains all around
The Castle is set in a beautiful garden, nice to relax in for a while, have some refreshments and enjoy the short guided tour of the Castle itself
Departing Glenveagh note Mount Errigal, Ireland’s most iconic mountain, with its quartzite summit.
Continue driving along the route through wild and remote Donegal to Ardara, than ride the Glengash mountain pass
Onwards to Carrick, than Teelin village, follow the route to ‘The Rusty’ a small old pub and just 100 metres after the pub you turn right to the start of the ascent to the highest sea cliffs in Europe, Slieve League Cliffs, at 2000 ft high
The drive up is as memorable as the amazing view from the upper parking area, accessed by opening a farm gate on the way up
Often there are trawlers fishing, they look like tiny dots on the Atlantic ocean from the summit of the cliffs
Return to Donegal accommodation via Killybegs, Ireland’s deep sea fishing port, very photographic coastal town
Day 3 Donegal to Celtic Rider (130 Miles/ 206 Km)
- Travel back to Celtic Rider
Again, enjoy the agricultural midlands of Ireland as you drive back in the opposite direction to Day one.
Continue to Celtic Rider Rental station.
We will assist with unpacking, check over of motorcycle and paperwork before arranging drop off to your hotel or Dublin Airport
Pricing & Details
- €1,056 Single Rider
- €1,266 Rider + Pillion
- € 1,961 2 Riders Sharing
- BMW F700GS, Honda NC750X / CB 500X / CMX 500, Yamaha V-Star 950
- €1,120 Single Rider
- €1,330 Rider + Pillion
- €2,085 2 Riders Sharing
- BMW R1200GS, BMW R1200GS Adventure
Hire of waterproof standard protective riding clothing including, riding jacket, trousers, boots and gloves €15 each person/per day. Hire of premium guaranteed waterproof KLIM riding gear is €20 per day.
If you would prefer to stay in a blend of B&B Guest Houses and 4 or 5 star Hotel accommodation, contact Celtic Rider for custom pricing.
The Celtic Rider Package
- Rental of motorcycle , which includes, top box, side cases and inner bags
Accommodation in Irish owned B&B guesthouses of a very high standard, personally hand selected by Paul Rawlins, founder and owner of Celtic Rider
Award winning 2 hour long orientation course specifically designed for riders from countries that ride on the opposite side of the road to Ireland which is guaranteed to enhance your overall riding experience, here in Ireland
Transfer to and from Celtic Rider Rental Station from either Dublin City or Dublin Airport
Comprehensive insurance, with an excess of €1,500 which is the maximum charged for accidental damage or theft
Unlimited mileage, full tank of fuel on departure, to be returned with full tank of fuel.
- The latest Garmin Zumo 590, with our award winning routes pre-programmed for each days ride, map and comprehensive advice, prior to your departure
Helmet – Approved European Standard plus Richa Rainsuit
Breakdown cover, (excludes punctures as all bikes are supplied with repair kits)
Celtic Rider merchandise, Including t-shirt, baseball cap, neck bandana, warm fleece hoody and badges
Free secure storage of luggage cases at our premises
Breakfast every morning at your lodgings
Not included are fuel, food, drinks, ferries, parking, entrance to tourist sites, fines, tickets or any other personal costs you may incur during your trip
Some of Our Small Print
Riders must have a full license for riding the category of motorcycles that we rent and the rider must be 25 years of age or older.A pre-authorisation for damage excess of €1500 will be reserved on your credit card on collection of the motorcycle. For motorcycles going abroad the damage deposit is €2500. This is the maximum cost charged in the event of accidental damage or theft. Your signature on the rental agreement page shall constitute authority for us to debit the final total charges against your account and your specific card-issuing organization. Celtic Rider office staff must be notified immediately of any accidents.
Please refer to our Terms & Conditions