Ride the best of Wales and the Isle of Man. Visit Stonehenge and Wales, and spend 5 days on the Isle of Man during the practice week of the famed Isle of Man Tourist Trophy races. You can even ride the Isle of Man TT race course!
Want to get excited about riding the Isle of Man and seeing the TT?
Watch the TT3D Closer to the Edge Movie Trailer
This is ALL PAVED itinerary focusing on country roads and scenery. You will be riding the actual race course of the Isle of Man TT during the day and watching the races on the same course during the afternoons.
Fair to excellent lodging is offered during the trip. Most of the lodging are comfortable country inns and smaller hotels.
Highlights for this motorcycle tour
- Isle of Man: Practice Week of the TT Races
- Ride The Mountain Course on the Isle of Man
- Brecon Beacons National Park (Wales)
- Snowdonia National Park (Wales)
Isle of Man and Wales Adventure Itinerary
*Meals Included in package: all Breakfasts, Welcome and Farewell dinners
Friday, May 23rd:
Arrival in Bournemouth, England
Welcome to England! Jet lag recovery in the beautiful coastal town of Bournemouth. All accommodations are included in the tour price. Welcome dinner. Stay in Bournemouth
Saturday, May 24th:
Bournemouth to Marlborough - 100 miles
We’ll pick up our bikes and ride north. Wonder at the purpose and difficulty of placing stones that weigh several tons hundreds of miles from where they were found at Stonehenge. Stop for the evening in the historic market town, Marlborough. If time permits, ride out to the mysterious Avery Stones. Stay in Marlborough.
Sunday, May 25th:
Ride from Marlborough to Liverpool - 200 miles
Enjoy the twists and turns as we get further into the countryside on our way through Wales. Go back in time in the wonderful welsh countryside. Stay in Liverpool.
Monday, May 26th:
Liverpool to Isle of Man - Up to 100 miles +
Wake up in Liverpool and take a ferry to the city of Douglas, on the Isle of Man. We’ll load our bikes and enjoy the company of riders from all over the world on their way to the world's most famous motorcycle race, the TT. It’s off to our accomodations after we dock. Stay on the Isle of Man.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: May 27th, May 28th, May 29th, & May 30th:
Free days on the Isle of Man! - as many miles as you like...
Ride the world famous Mountain Course and explore the island all day, every day.
We’ll watch the races from several different locations to get the best the Tourist Trophy has to offer from tight corners through town to the top of the Mountain Road where racers “slingshot” pass at speeds topping 200 m.p.h. !! Stay on the Isle of Man.
Saturday, May 31st:
Isle of Man to Liverpool via ferry. Liverpool to Dolgellau, Wales - 80 miles
Early birds will get one more ride on the Mountain Road (our favorite time to ride it) before catching the ferry to Liverpool. We’ll quickly leave the city behind and head into Snowdonia National Park in the heart of Wales. Stay in Dolgellau.
Sunday, June 1st:
Free day riding in Snowdonia - as many miles as you like!
Mountains, lakes, twists and turns all to yourself. Ride Wales and discover it may be the best riding day of your life! Stay in Dolgellau.
Monday, June 2nd:
Ride from Dolgellau to Brecon - 80 to 200 miles
We’ll leave Snowdonia National Park and head to Brecon Beacons National Park, but you’ll never notice when the great riding in the first park ends and the fantastic riding in the second park begins! Stay in Brecon area.
Tueday, June 3rd:
Brecon to Bournemouth -190 miles
We’ll enjoy one more day of great riding as we come full circle back to Bournemouth. Motorcycle return and farewell dinner.
Wedensday, June 4th:
Bournemouth to Your Home (unknown miles)
Breakfast in Bournemouth, goodbyes, and memories to last a lifetime!
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To Book This Tour:
To secure a spot for our Isle of Man and Wales Tour, please register and send in $1,000 deposit to secure your spot.
Get to Bournemouth, UK. We can arrange transport from Heathrow International Airport to Bournemouth.
For any other travel options, please contact us at: 1-800-756-1990 for advice.
You may also reach our travel agent Sally at: Sally@alaskatravelsource.com, or(907) 562- 2213
Just tell her you are part of a MotoQuestTour!
Money can be exchanged once you arrive in the U.K. Major credit cards are accepted some, but not all places. Plan to use cash.
ATM machines are readily available throughout the tour. You will be spending British Pound Sterling and Isle of Man Pounds, all of which can be spent throughout the tour. Visa or Mastercard ATM cards are accepted.
Riding in the United Kingdom:
- Left Side of the Road Riding!
- Be very aware of Speed Cameras along the way.
- Round-abouts are everywhere: Just remember the look right, and merge diligently.
- Though spectacular scenery is everywhere, places to take pictures are not! Be careful when and where you take a picture, as the roads are too narrow to accommodate the casual stop and photograph.
Lonely Planet Guide to Great Britain
Send us your travel information so we know when and where to meet you. Please be prepared to show your current motorcycle drivers license.
12 Riders Maximum
Bring riding gear that is warm and waterproof (a riding suit with pads is best). We recommend Olympia Moto Sports (AST Jacket Mens/Womens and Ranger 2 Pants for Men, Promax Pants for Women). Also bring: Stout water-proof boots, rain gear, a warm hat, rain-proof gloves (2 pair), hiking shoes, bug spray, lots of underwear, fleece layers, full-faced helmet, swim suit (if there are hot springs), and a good camera are the things you need on the trail.
Watching the racers of the Isle of Man TT course was something out of reality. There is simply nothing like it. If you ever wanted to go to the Isle of Man, I say, do it! ...and the MotoQuest crew was as fun to ride with as always!!
Jon Smart, Idaho, USA”