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Castletown Trike & Rail Tour
Price: £75 per trike Duration: 1 hour
All Tours commence from the Ferry Terminal in Douglas, where we start with a safety briefing & fitting of helmets/waterproofs, if required. NB, Helmets are recommended for all tours.
A trip to the ancient capital of Mann is a must. After a familiarisation tour around the historic town and harbour we will take you to the Manx Steam Railway station.
We will provide you with details of the Manx Steam Railway services along with information about things to do in Castletown. These include the magnificently preserved medieval castle, the Nautical Museum, the Old House of Keys and the Old Grammar School. You may then return to Douglas on the vintage Manx Steam Railway (cost not included).
All tours are based on collection from the Ferry Terminal in Douglas although pick-up from your hotel/guest house/home is possible, however this may incur an additional charge if outside the Douglas/Onchan area.
client feedback on this tour
“Took part in trike tour in June 2013 after I was given a voucher as a birthday present. I loved the whole experience. I was given a bespoke trip and really enjoyed the trip. The trike didn't travel exceedingly fast, but it felt as if it did! Although it was summer, i was glad i had wrapped up warmly as was suggested. it felt much colder when we went moving. I thoroughly enjoyed the outing, and wish it had been for longer than an hour. Would recommend, and plan to return.”
Jennie - UK (Castletown T&R)
“Our driver really took time to understand why we were visiting IOM so he could adapt the tour to spend time at what would interest us. It was informative and fun. A great trip!”
Beth - Leicester (Castletown T&R)
What should I wear?
Wrap up warm. There is nothing quite so exhilarating as riding on a Trike but even in the height of the summer it is surprising just how cold you can be when you are open to the elements. We can supply waterproofs, jackets, gloves and helmets, though you can wear your own if preferred. Although helmets are not compulsory, we do recommend their use so that you can benefit from the commentary from our knowledgeable drivers, and flies in the face at 60 mile an hour hurt! Please wear sensible warm footwear and bring your own shades.
Where do you pick up from?
All tours start at the Ferry Terminal in Douglas, where we have a range of assorted sizes in clothing & helmets. We can pick up from your hotel/guest house/home with prior notice, however this will incur an extra charge if outside the Douglas/Onchan area.
What if it rains?
Once booked, our tours go ahead no matter what the weather. However, on some occasions in the interest of safety and your enjoyment, the driver may deem it necessary to postpone the tour to another time. No refunds will be given as we wish you to experience the thrill of the ride even if it takes a while to agree a mutually acceptable rearranged tour time.
What is the age limit?
There is no upper age limit, there are many Grandparents and Great Grandparents who have enjoyed this life enhancing experience and who talk about it for hours, if someone will listen! Check out the IOM Trike Tours video on You Tube showing the 100th Birthday trip of the TT Course for one lucky lady! The minimum age is 8 yrs and a responsible adult must accompany children who are between 8 yrs and 14 yrs.
Can I ride as a single passenger?
Yes. If you wish to enjoy the tour on your own that is fine. However, all tours are priced the same whether one or two passengers are on the tour. There are no reductions for singles.
My partner is disabled, can they go on a tour?
We are happy to provide tours to persons with disabilities so please contact us to discuss your requirements. We have taken many visitors staying at the Joey Dunlop Foundation Braddan House on tours as well as clients of Sailing for the Disabled & Manx Blind Welfare. We are happy to bring one of the Trikes along to you for a pre tour assessment visit where we will discuss your needs and safety, allowing you to try sitting on the Trike before you commit to booking a tour. We will do our best to accommodate you but may not be able to provide this service safely for every disability.
What if there is a road diversion on a set tour?
Unfortunately, from time to time our set tours may have to be rerouted due to road closures or diversions. Whilst this can be disappointing, especially if there was a particular view or place you wished to see, these circumstances are beyond our control. If we know about them in advance we will discuss this with you before we depart to decide on an alternative route. If we unexpectedly come across a road closure during the tour the driver will decide the most appropriate alternative route.
How & when do I pay?
Unless previously agreed between IOM Trike Tours and the customer, all pre booked tours require a 50% deposit to be paid at the time of booking, please make cheques payable to ’IOM Trike Tours Ltd’ as we do not currently have card facilities.
The balance must be paid in cash on the day before the commencement of your tour.
If you are visiting the Island on holiday and booking your tour with very little notice, then the driver will accept your payment in cash at the start of the tour.
What if I have to cancel my booking?
If for some reason you have to cancel your tour with us you will not receive a refund. Our driver had reserved this time for you and he may not have time to organise taking another customer on the tour. If you have any problems then please talk to us as soon as possible and we will try to arrange another date for your tour.
Who can drive the trike?
Only our designated drivers may drive the Trikes. Please do not ask if you can drive as you are NOT insured to do so & this may put yourself & others at risk of serious injury or prosecution.
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