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The Open Road - Dream Drives & Rides

The Open Road - Dream Drives & Rides

From the fast and furious to the slow and sedate the Isle of Man’s roads and trails have been a pilgrimage for petrol and pedal heads from all over the world. Take to the road and experience one of these iconic routes, enjoying the thrill, experience and plentiful picturesque scenery on offer.  

TT Experience

The Island’s roads are a landmark in their own right, made famous by the Isle of Man TT. Experience the 37.75 mile course, which rivals the Pacific coast Highway, Stelvio Pass and Nurburgring. Despite being extremely busy during the TT fortnight, there is a slightly slower pace set during the rest of the year, with plenty of pit stops and scenic viewpoints along route.

The Continual Coast

Start on the impressive Victorian seafront of Douglas, and for the driver’s privilege navigate anti-clockwise so you’re in pole position for the endless and stunning sea views along the 75 mile stretch.

Follow the Leaders

British cycling is enjoying a fantastic renaissance and where else better to do it than in the Isle of Man, birth place of two of the greatest cyclists of the modern generation, Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh. Follow the course used for the HSBC National Road Championships, taking in the varied colourful countryside, spectacular coastal views and pretty glen valleys along the way.

Off the Beaten Track

Head off the beaten track and go off Road Mountain biking along one of the many forest trails. If searching for adrenaline and a challenge, attempt the ‘Witches Barrel’ route, a gruelling figure-of-eight route testing even the most seasoned of riders with over 2,800 feet of climbing. To enjoy an exhilarating taste of the Island’s southern landscape, follow the ‘Southern Comfort’ trail, taking you past South Barrule plantation using the infamous smugglers route of the Whisky Run.

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Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Witches Barrel (54.20164,-4.64108)Southern Comfort (54.09585,-4.71089)11.36
Total Distance *11.36 miles
Estimated Journey Time22 minutes

* Approximate distance by road