I am planning a tour for 2016 and want to give you all plenty of time to start saving!
We will be working with Celtic Rider for bikes and accommodations, GPS Units and riding gear in Ireland & Scotland.

You only have to pack the gear you feel you don't want to be rented (Celtic Ride offers a good gear and size selection including helmets)

We'll partake in Ireland Bike Fest for 2 days then head off on our tour.

I will be getting feedback from Celtic Rider regarding the entire Tour to ensure we see the best of the best and have great accommodations.

The nice thing about their tours is only the end of the day destination is important so we can ride together or go our separate ways during the day and just hook up in the evenings!
The GPS units are filled with all of the regional sights for each day.

This way everyone who decides to join us can make their experience exactly what they want it to be but get the group pricing!

We can't book flights to St. John's for 330 days out!
Based on todays prices, the average flight from St. John's to Dublin will be around $1,100 but we all know how that can go!

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE for Ireland & Scotland:

May 29th/30th: Meet in St. John's - We can book accommodations in St. John's as a group too for those who fly in the day/evening before we head to Dublin.

May 30th: Fly out of Saint John's Newfoundland with West Jet
May 31st - Arrive Dublin – Walk About Day
June 1st: Celtic Rider, PU Bikes, Training  - final destination for the day: Kilkenny
June 2nd: Kilkenny to Kinsale – The day of Great Castles
June 3rd: Kinsale to Bike Fest in Killarney
June 4th: Bike Fest in Killarney
June 5th:  Killarney to Dingle
June 6th – Dingle  - Day off
June  7th Dingle to Doolin
June 8th: Doolin to Westport
June 9th: Westport to Donegal
June 10: Donegal – Day off
June 11th: Donegal to Carndonagh
June 12th: Cardenaugh – Day Off
June 13th: Cardenaugh – Larne for the Ferry to Scotland
June 14th: Larne to Stranraer to Glasgow
June 15th: Glasgow
June 16th: Glasgow to Inverness
June 17th: Inverness to Edinburgh
June 18th: Edinburgh
June 19th: Edinburgh to Dublin, turn in bikes and then off for Belt Drive Betty's Irish Birthday Party
June 20th: Dublin – Walk About day or Not day
June 21st: Dublin to Saint John's

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE for those who want to continue on with us and ride Newfoundland too:

June 22nd: St. John's - Pick Up rental bikes from Maritime Motorcycle Tours OR Pick up your own bike that you had shipped in.
June 23rd: Ride to Marystown
June 24th: Marystown - Ride the Burin Peninsula
June 25th: Marystown to Clarenville
June 26th: Clarenville to Gander
June 27th: Gander to Botwood
June 28th: Botwood to Deer Lake
June 29th: Deer Lake to Saint Anthony
June 30th: Saint Anthony - Day off
July 1st: Saint Anthony to Rocky Harbour
July 2nd: Rocky Harbour to Port Aux Basques
July 3rd: Port aux Basques to Corner Brook
July 4th: Corner Brook to LaScie
July 5th: LaScie to Lewisporte
July 6th: Lewisporte to Bonavista
July 7th: Bonavista to Carbonear
July 8th: Carbonear to St. John's - George Street  & Screech in for all!
July 9th: St. John's - Day off
July 10th: St.John's and turn in bikes
July 11th: Fly/Ride home

The average day in the saddle is 4 - 4 1/2 hours on the Newfoundland side of things so there will be lots of opportunity to sight see!

I myself will be working on this trip, filming the adventure!
It will be a blast if my last experience is any indicator!

If there is not enough interest in the Newfoundland side of things, flights out of Toronto can be had through both Aer Lingus and WestJet and both offer group booking.

So, who is in?

Let's start talking and planning AND SAVING!!!!
Let's discuss the idea and merits and see what we can all afford to do - it will be the trip of a lifetime!
If I get enough input - we'll build a blog or a website with all of the tour information and suggestions on what to bring with you!

Email: bdbetty @ and let's start the dialogue! (Fix the spaces)

Belt Drive Betty
Editor & Rider

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