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TT Enthusiast's Tour
Price: £240 per trike Duration: 3 hrs
All tours start from the Douglas Ferry Terminal & commence with a safety briefing & the fitting of helmets/waterproofs if required.
Heading to the TT Grandstand in Douglas you will experience the course that the world's most daring riders have experienced, though we will not reach the 200 mile an hour plus that they do! We will travel through some very pretty towns and villages, along winding roads, over the renowned Ballaugh Bridge before riding over the spectacular Mountain section.
This tour will include several stops at famous TT landmarks, which may include Braddan Bridge, Glen Helen, Ballaugh Bridge, Ramsey Hairpin, Guthrie's Memorial, the Bungalow or the Creg-ny-Baa. Finally returning to the Grandstand.
We will be happy to make other stops at your request and it may also be possible (with prior arrangement) to reduce the amount of stops in favour of a visit to the unique, privately owned A.R.E Vintage Motorcycle collection in Kirk Michael.
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
“My wife treated us to this to this trip for my birthday and what a great trip it was. Andy and Wendy made us very welcome, as did every one we met on the island. The tour was great fun and very informative with a trip to the ARE Classic Bike Collection an added bonus.What a beautifully engineered machine the trikes are.
Thanks Andy and Wendy for an unforgetable day out.”
Don, Chinley, UK (TTEN)
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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