Isle of Man Cycle Tours

Thu, 24 Jan 2019

Wanna go for a ride? How about a bit of a grand tour?  No, nothing to do with Jeremy Clarkson! The ones we are talking about are two-wheeled and they definitely don’t involve cars. We’re talking Isle of Man Cycle Tours.

This year we are launching eight special Island tours for budding cyclists, who like the idea of discovering somewhere completely different to ride.

To make this possible we’ve teamed up with Isle of Man Cycle Tours to lay on escorted and fully supported short-break Cycling Tours – covering all aspects of our wonderfully scenic and atmospheric Island.   

Isle of Man Cycle Tours is run by Richard Fletcher, a mad-keen cyclist who has extensive experience as a Cycle Tour Guide in the UK and Europe.  It also helps that he lives in the Isle of Man and knows the place like the back of his hand. So you will be in good company and he can’t wait to welcome cyclists here to ride the roads and to see some of the Island’s spectacular vistas.   

The beauty of these tours is that they are geared to all levels of cyclist. From those would rather hire an electric bike to see the sights, through to those who are looking for a strenuous Sports Tour and entry into one of the highly competitive Sportives that are held on the Island during the summer months. There is even a chance to participate in the fabled Lighthouses Challenge, one of the Isle of Man’s annual premier cycling events.  

Alongside some fabulous cycling – tailored to your standard of riding - you’ll witness awe inspiring scenery, historic attractions, as well as superb artisan food, restaurants and quality hotels where you can relax and refuel.

Leave the arrangements to us

This is a fully integrated Travel, Hotel & Bike Tour package, with all of your travel and accommodation arranged and coordinated by Isle of Man Events. The programme is a mixture of self-guided tours with transfer support only, through to fully supported and guided tours.

Each tour is scheduled to include three days of cycling, with the first one due to depart around the time of the first May Bank Holiday and going right through to the weekend before the Festival of Motorcycling in August (see proposed Itinerary guide below).

The package includes:

  • Travel from UK to the IOM
  • Transfers between the Isle of Man Ferry Port (or Airport) and the hotels
  • 2 x nights B&B in the 4* Comis Hotel & Country Club or similar
  • 2 x nights B&B in the 3* Ramsey Park Hotel
  • Cycling Friendly Hotels, with secure bike storage
  • Fully escorted and supported Cycling with experienced Guides
  • Includes entry to historical sites and artisan food & drink experiences

*Bike Rental – top quality Carbon Fibre Road Bikes and e-Bikes will be available at an additional cost.

The itineraries and proposed routes are listed below. If you and your friends or family would like to gear up for an Isle of Man Cycling Tour, now’s your chance. Demand is likely to be high – so don’t delay. For all booking and enquiries, call Isle of Man Events on 01624 664460 or email info@iomevents.com

2019 - Proposed Dates & Itineraries

 

May Tour

Arrival

Departure

Format & Content

1

Fri 3rd

Tue 7th

2-days Leisure riding + May Bank Sportive

2

Fri 10th

Tue 14th

3-days Leisure riding

3

Fri 17th

Tue 21st

3-days Leisure riding

 

June Tour

Arrival

Departure

Format & Content

4

Fri 14th

Tue 18th

3-days Leisure riding

5

Fri 21st

Tue 25th

3-days Leisure riding

 

July Tour

Arrival

Departure

Format & Content

6

Thu 4th

Mon 7th

2-days Leisure riding + Lighthouses Sportive

 

August Tour

Arrival

Departure

Format & Content

7

Fri 9th

Tue 13th

3-days Leisure riding

September Tour

Arrival

Departure

Format & Content

8

Fri 13th

Tue 17th

3-days Leisure riding

 

Itinerary & Proposed Routes

Leisure Tours:

Arrival Day:

Arrival on Island with collection from either Douglas Port or Ronaldsway and transfer to Comis Hotel, Mount Murray.

Dependent upon arrival time, there will be the option to either go for a short ride (route provided, but self-guided) or to enjoy the facilities of the Comis Country Club. 1830 hours – welcome drink & briefing with Guides.

Tour Day 1:

A 51-mile tour of the South of the Island, with Points of Interest (POI) & refreshment stops at Sound Café, Castle Rushen and Foraging Vintners, before return for a second night at the Comis Hotel & Country Club.

Tour Day 2:

A 42-mile tour of the West of the Island, with POI & refreshment stops at Peel for lunch, House of Manannan and then North to Ramsey with 2-night stay at the Ramsey Park Hotel.

Tour Day 3:

A 56-mile tour of the East & North of the Island, with POI & refreshment stops at Laxey (Beach & Wheel), Point of Ayre. Then on to Jurby Guardhouse Café and a tour of the Fynoderee distillery. From there, back to Ramsey Park Hotel.

Departure Day:

Collection from the Ramsey Park Hotel and transfer to either Douglas Port or Ronaldsway Airport.

Sportive Tours

Arrival Day:

Arrival on Island with collection from either Douglas Port or Ronaldsway and transfer to Comis Hotel, Mount Murray.

Dependent upon arrival time, there will be the option to either go for a short ride (route provided, but self-guided) or to enjoy the facilities of the Comis Country Club. 1830 hours – welcome drink & briefing with Guides.

Tour Day 1:

A 51-mile tour of the South of the Island, with POI & refreshment stops at Sound Café, Castle Rushen and Foraging Vintners, before return for a second night at the Comis Hotel & Country Club.

Tour Day 2:

A 42-mile tour of the West and North of the Island, with POI & refreshment stops at Peel for lunch, House of Manannan and then North to Jurby and a tour of the Fynoderee distillery. Then on to Ramsey with 2-night stay at the Ramsey Park Hotel.

Tour Day 3:

Sportive event – full choice of distances available. To include transfer to the Douglas Start & Finish for the Lighthouses event. Overnight in Ramsey Park Hotel.

Departure Day:

Collection from the Ramsey Park Hotel and transfer to either Douglas Port or Ronaldsway Airport.

 

 

 

 

 

     

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