Thrill yourself on our 3 day Celtic Rider Western motorcycle tour to Westport, Mayo. This trip is a treat for those of you wanting a short teaser tour in Ireland.

Starting with our award-winning Safety Orientation Course followed by a ride out for the first half of your first day’s route. Dip your toes into our culture and heritage whilst enjoying some fantastic scenery and landscapes along the way. Our 3 day Western motorcycle tour brings you from Celtic Rider to Westport, Mayo whilst taking in the hauntingly beautiful Connemara National Park, the infamous Sky Road in Clifden, Kylemore Benedictine Abbey, Leenane Village, Croagh Patrick and Doo Lough Pass over to name but a few locations. Returning to Celtic Rider we will then drop you back to your hotel/airport after some refreshments.

Day 1 – Celtic Rider to Westport (167 Miles/ 266 Km)

  • Arrive at Celtic Rider Rental Station, collect your bike and prepare for your tour. Enjoy your Safety Orientation Course.
  • Depart Celtic Rider Rental station heading west across the midlands of Ireland, via the M5, than N4 to Castlebar, onwards to Westport.

  • Longford town is 75 miles from Celtic Rider, a slight detour off the route will bring you to Longford Arms Hotel ( located in your Garmin under Favourites). This is a comfortable and yet vibrant hotel on main street, it is the halfway point between Celtic Rider and Westport, good place for a carvery lunch.

  • Arrive at Westport, a bustling country town full of colourful shops and quaint restaurants and pubs, voted best town in Ireland, 2012.

  • Check into Irish guesthouse/hotel accommodation.

  • Westport is a 18th century designed town with tree-lined streets and Georgian architecture.

  • Westport House is open to the public, fine example of an Irish Mansion house.

  • Have a social drink in Matt Malloy’s (Chieftains) pub in Westport. There are great traditional small pubs traditional Irish music sessions and nice restaurants in this vibrant town.

Day 2 – Second day in Westport. Westport to Westport (130 Miles/ 206 Km)

  • Leaving Westport for Maam Cross we are now heading for the spiritually haunting experience of Connemara national park, a magical ride
  • From Maam cross ride to Roundstone coastal village than continue to Clifden

  • From Clifden town take the aptly named ‘Sky Road’ with outstanding sea views are you ride higher and higher to the viewing area

  • Continue to Kylemore abbey for hot scones and freshly brewed tea This is a magnificent Benedictine Abbey in a stunningly beautiful wooded valley

  • Ride to Leenane village look at Irelands deepest Fjord, than ride the incredible and narrow Doo Lough mountain pass, the Gem of Mayo, with towering mountains on either side of you

  • Doo Lough Pass is steeped in history, some quite sad as many Irish people died of starvation along this pass during the great hunger, the famine years of the late 1840s.

  • There is a stone cross commemorating those who perished and a famine walk every year along this stunningly beautiful area. The words on the cross are very poignant and it is worthwhile to stop here for a short while.

  • Ride back now Westport via Louisburgh and admire Irelands holy mountain ‘Croagh Patrick’ en route back to Westport

Day 3 – Westport to Celtic Rider (160 Miles/ 256 Km)

  • Travel back to Celtic Rider in Dublin Castlebar, Roscommon.
  • Again, enjoy the agricultural midlands of Ireland as you ride back in the opposite direction to Day one.

  • Continue to Celtic Rider Rental Station.

  • We will assist with unpacking the bike, check over of motorcycle and paperwork before arranging drop off to your hotel or Dublin Airport

Pricing & Details

Category A

  • €1,340 Single Rider
  • €1,590 Rider + Pillion
  • €2,410 2 Riders Sharing
  • BMW F750GS, Honda NC750X / CB 500X / CMX 500, Yamaha V-Star 950

Category B

  • €1,400 Single Rider
  • €1,650 Rider + Pillion
  • €2,530 2 Riders Sharing
  • BMW R1250GS, BMW R1250GS Adventure

Category C

  • €1,700 Single Rider
  • €1,950 Rider + Pillion
  • €2,830 2 Riders Sharing
  • Can-Am Spyder F3

Optional extras

Hire of premium guaranteed waterproof KLIM riding gear is €20 per day.

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

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