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Offline Herve CH

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Tour in Ireland
« on: February 01, 2018, 05:51:23 PM »
Hi everyone,

I plan a road trip to Scotland and Ireland in June this year.
even if the Wild atlantic way seems to be the place to go, I was looking for some smaller roads, away from the tourist flow, which could make the trick.
The idea is to arrive in Belfast by Ferry from Scotland, straight to Sligo and start from there southbound up to Cork and then back to England ( pembroke ) or direct Cherbourg in France.

Any info for some nice places to put my wheels in the green country would be greatly appreciated. :305:

many thanks
Herve




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Re: Tour in Ireland
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 06:00:58 PM »
There are 2500 kms of the Wild Atlantic way. Much of it is off the beaten track. I see You are bypassing some of it (Donegal) .

Asking for even less populated roads over such a distance is a big ask. They are there. Some are rough. Some have grass in the middle etc etc. Perhaps You could be more specific as to how much of it You are going to visit and over what period of time ? 

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Re: Tour in Ireland
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 06:13:45 PM »
im going at the end of july i think its sign posted the wild atlantic way....

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Re: Tour in Ireland
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 06:33:10 PM »
i would say start at the top if youre going to belfast i think its near londonderry then see how far you get. they say it takes three weeks steady riding to complete so you can go back and pick up where you left off ...

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Re: Tour in Ireland
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 06:51:18 PM »
Having toured Ireland myself (by car, sadly) in July, I absolutely don't remember any massive tourist annoyances.
Even the (magnificient) Ring of Kerry and (simply magical) Conemara were free of any trafic jam.

Anyway, more or less everything is worth a visit in Ireland, from the mainstream attractions to the remote isolated villages.

I wish I could go back there on my Tex!

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Re: Tour in Ireland
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2018, 10:12:18 PM »
I have just planned a tour of Ireland.  I am going in March. This is the route I have mapped out.

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Re: Tour in Ireland
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2018, 10:56:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by BING 1964 [+]
im going at the end of july i think its sign posted the wild atlantic way....

Sure is....

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Re: Tour in Ireland
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2018, 08:44:29 AM »
*Originally Posted by Frenchie1974 [+]
I have just planned a tour of Ireland.  I am going in March. This is the route I have mapped out.
Pretty much the one I took (except that I went North back to Dublin from Cork).
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Re: Tour in Ireland
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2018, 09:35:45 AM »
Thanks to all of you for your reply.

Att Griff:
There are 2500 kms of the Wild Atlantic way. Much of it is off the beaten track. I see You are bypassing some of it (Donegal) .

Asking for even less populated roads over such a distance is a big ask. They are there. Some are rough. Some have grass in the middle etc etc. Perhaps You could be more specific as to how much of it You are going to visit and over what period of time ? 
This is what i'm looking for ... rough, grass, isolated roads ...  :002: this is my way to make road trips . two weeks to spend ...
Any info welcome .
many thks

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Re: Tour in Ireland
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2018, 10:33:25 AM »
*Originally Posted by Frenchie1974 [+]
I have just planned a tour of Ireland.  I am going in March. This is the route I have mapped out.

I see You have included the Ring of Kerry. Personally I would swap it for the two or three peninsulas that You bypassed just south of it. However that also would depend on the type of roads that You like to ride.   :002:

 


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