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Isle of Man and Wales Adventure

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!

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Watch the TT3D Closer to the Edge Movie Trailer

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Tour Details

Road Conditions

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.

Lodgings

Fair to excellent lodging is offered during the trip. Most of the lodging are comfortable country inns and smaller hotels.

Tour Difficulty

Average

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Highlights for this motorcycle tour

  • Stonehenge
  • 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)
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Isle of Man and Wales Adventure Itinerary

Ride the course during the day, and watch the racers ride the same course in the afternoons

 

*Meals Included in package: all Breakfasts, Welcome and Farewell dinners

Day
1

Friday, May 29th:

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

Day
2

Saturday, May 30th:

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.

Motorcycle crammed into the hull of the ferry headed to Douglas.

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3

Sunday, May 31st:

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.

Visit the Classic Bike Collection Pagan Bongo-ists in Avebury Typical Pub, The Creek Inn Triumph at home  Dolgellau Snowdonia Visit Joe Dunlop´s Memorial

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4

Monday, June 1st:

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.

Riders race past at 180 miles an hour, and this is your Hotel, the Sulby Glen!

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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: June 2nd, June 3rd, June 4th, June 5th:

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.

 A.R.E. Bike collection

 

Day
9

Saturday, June 6th:

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.

Day
10

Sunday, June 7th:

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.

Day
11

Monday, June 8th:

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.

Stones related to Sonehenge, Avebury Wiltshire Bring it on Practice week gives you the ability to meet the riders and the techs 

Day
12

Tueday, June 9th:

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.

Day
13

Wedensday, June 10th:

Bournemouth to Your Home (unknown miles)

Breakfast in Bournemouth, goodbyes, and memories to last a lifetime!

Riding through the Salisbury Plains

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Information

Reserve and book your place on this tour

SmugMug Gallery: Photos from previous Isle of Man and Wales Adventures

What are you lookin´at?  Tea cakes   Which one?

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.

 

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Travel:

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:

British Pound Sterling:

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.

Reading:

Lonely Planet Guide to Great Britain

Buy Lonely Planet Book

Arrival:

Send us your travel information so we know when and where to meet you. Please be prepared to show your current motorcycle drivers license.

Tour Size:

12 Riders Maximum

Gear:

Bring riding gear that is warm and waterproof (a riding suit with pads is best).

Riding suit, top and bottom, with pads. Have something that is waterproof, or bring an outer waterproof layer for rainy days.

Our guides use the MotoQuest Guide Jacket and MotoQuest Guide Pants by Olympia MotoSports, designed for all conditions. These suits are fitted for men.

For Women we recommend:

Recommended Rain Gear: Olympia Horizon Rain Gear

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, and a good camera are the things you need on the trail.

Two heats each day: The Sidecars and the Superbikes. (The rider on the back is called "the monkey")

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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
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May 29th 2015 Tour Details

Places still available on this tour

Book tour by: Sunday, Mar 29th 2015

Type of Tour: All Paved
Number of Stages: 1

Full Tour Price

  • Rider sharing twin room *: US $ 7,600
  • Rider with own room *: US $ 8,500
  • Couples *: US $ 13,000
  • * Includes basic bike rental

May 27th 2016 Tour Details

Places still available on this tour

Book tour by: Wednesday, Mar 23rd 2016

Full Tour Price

  • Rider sharing twin room *: US $ 7,600
  • Rider with own room *: US $ 8,500
  • Couples *: US $ 13,000
  • * Includes basic bike rental

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Included in this tour

  • Professional and Experienced MotoQuest Guide on a motorcycle
  • All Accommodations
  • All Breakfasts
  • 1 x 9 Passenger Support  Van + Staff Driver
  • Ferry Passage to and from the Isle of Man
  • Premier Welcome and Farewell Dinners excluding alcohol
  • Detailed Road Maps
  • Basic Motorcycle Rental (Suzuki: V-Strom 650, SV650 S, and GSFX 750)
  • MotoQuest T-Shirt and Hat
  • Copy of Photos taken on the trip
  • Custom Calendar from photos taken on the trip

Excluded in this tour

  • Flights : Contact our travel agent:  Sally@alaskatravelsource.com, (907) 562- 2213
  • Visa (Not Required by U.S. Canadian, or U.K. residents)
  • Meals not Indicated (all lunches and most dinners)
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry (available during the trip)
  • Personal Expenses/Alcohol
  • Tips
  • Gas
  • Motorcycle Insurance

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Contact

MotoQuest
4346 Spenard Road
Anchorage, AK 99517
info@motoquest.com
1-800-756-1990 / (907) 272-2777

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