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Laxey 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.
You will enjoy an exhilarating ride to the ancient mining village of Laxey. After a familiarisation tour around the old village and harbour we will take you to the Electric Railway station.
We will provide you with details of the Electric and Mountain Railway services along with information about things to do in Laxey. These included visiting Laxey Wheel, the Lady Isabella, and her sister wheel, the Lady Evelyn. Learn about the mine workings and Great Laxey Mine Railway in the Valley Gardens. See the famous Manx Tartan at Laxey Woollen Mills or enjoy a unique trip to the top of Snaefell mountain on the Mountain Railway. You may then return to Douglas on the vintage Manx Electric 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
“Earlier this month, my wife and daughter accompanied me on a trip to the Isle of Man. They went for a motor trike journey with Andy (Isle of Man Trike Tours) from Douglas to Laxey and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We would heartily recommend the trike trips to anyone who wanted something different for their holiday enjoyment.”
Dave - Northumberland, UK (Laxey 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 the tours start from?
All tours start at the Ferry Terminal in Douglas, where we have limited parking spaces on a first come first served basis. We cannot pick up from any other locations as all of the gear required is kept in our mobile office at the Sea Terminal. We may be able to arrange a drop-off at another location in the Douglas area. Please contact us for details or to arrange.
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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