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Wales

Would you like to go away for a couple of days and discover the freedom of motorcycling? Then allow Frank O'Brien to organise your two day biking trip to Wales. The journey starts from Dublin on a Sunday morning and the sea crossing takes just 95 minutes on the fast ferry. We arrive in Wales at 8.30am, overnight in Bala North Wales and arrive back in Dublin for 10pm the following day.


Why Wales?

Some of the most spectacular biking roads in Europe are found in Wales and this tour will take you to those roads. You will experience both smooth clean tarmac and stunning scenery.

How experienced do I need to be?

Tours are of two levels. Your level will depend on your ability and experience, on how alert you remain throughout the day and the type of bike you ride.


Level

Day

Mileage

From

To

Riding Time

Stopped Time

SUN
231
8.30am
5.30pm
6 hours
3 hours
MON
221
9.30 am
7.30 pm
6 hours
4 hours
SUN
295
8.30am
6.30pm
6 hours
4 hours
MON
330
9.30 am
7.30 pm
7 hours
3 hours

Check out a short video clip of one our recent trips to the Wales. Simply click here (mpeg file approx 130kb).
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Take a look at some more photos of the beautiful scenic areas which we visit on the tour. Simply click here.



Day 1 (Sunday)

We meet at the Maxol garage in Irishtown at 6.10am. The ferry sails from Dublin port at 6.50 am and over breakfast on the crossing the itinerary will be explained, with information on how to read Welsh roads signs and the 'do's and don'ts' of group riding.
We arrive at Holyhead for 8.30 am and stop in the Welsh mountains for a toilet break at 9.15am. We ride through a mountain pass heading south and onto coastal roads. We then head east through the valleys and into Newtown where we stop for lunch. A good meal will set us up for our ride to Bala, the tours' base. The journey there will take us up the highest mountain road in Wales (1800 ft ) arriving in Bala, which lies in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, for approximately 5pm.
There is an extra leg for the more experienced riders in the group but those who wish to call it a day in Bala may do so. We have dinner at around 7pm.


Day 2 (Monday)

After an 8am breakfast we hit the road for 9.30 am. We ride north through Llangollen and up through Horseshoe Pass on a road that rises a 1000 ft in under four miles which boasts of magnificent views. Then its onto the historic town of Ruthin. From here we head south through the lowlands and into the picturesque town of Betws-Y-Coed. After a break we then travel south into the mountains and east through the valleys and into the town of Welshpool, where we stop for lunch.
After lunch we head north back to Bala then its through Clocaenog forest which has beautiful tree-lined roads with sweeping bends. There are scheduled stops for toilet breaks, refreshments and petrol on route. The final leg of our journey will take us past mount Snowdon which is highest peak in Wales then it's back to Holyhead for 7.15pm. The ferry sails at 8.20 pm and arrives back in Dublin at 10pm.


Photo Gallery

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Photographs courtesy of Ernie Leslie (Bike Buyers Guide)


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Further Information

Tour includes:

  • Return ferry fare from Dublin to Holyhead
  • One nights' accommodation in Bala including breakfast
  • GPS equipped tour guide
  • A group maximum of 4 experienced riders (no pillions)

Not included: petrol, lunches, meals , drinks and breakdown insurance cover

Price: €350 per rider
Booking and information 087 2988499

You should also check out the Terms & Conditions for this trip.

You can also click here to access the Tour Handout.

 

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