Ireland Bikefest 2023
15TH ANNUAL IRELAND BIKEFEST KILLARNEY
Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2023, BikeFest is a must-attend annual international festival attracting all brand motorcycle enthusiasts in their thousands from all over the world. As one of Europe’s premier free open motorcycle festivals, this 3-day motorcycle and rock music extravaganza takes place across Ireland’s June Bank Holiday weekend.
WHY SHOULD YOU COME TO IRELAND BIKEFEST
The real attraction of this fiesta is the “craic”, goodwill and carnival atmosphere for all. From bikers to non-bikers or even aspiring bikers, visitors, tourists, families and locals, BikeFest has something for all. The festival allure can best be described by broad smiles and good humour as everyone soaks up the atmosphere in the Bike Village located 1 mile from Killarney town centre, on the Muckross Road, in the grounds of the Gleneagle Hotel and INEC.
Add in an action-packed, fun-fueled programme of events and activities, 3 live music stages day and night, coupled with the opportunity to ride the twisting tracks around the mountains, high above the celebrated Killarney lakes and running alongside the Atlantic Ocean, on world-famous routes such as the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way, it’s a weekend away like no other.
Luxurious Accommodation onsite
The Gleneagle Hotel offers a range of luxurious accommodations to suit the needs of any traveler. Whether you are traveling with a large group, a family, or as a couple, you will find the perfect room to suit your needs. All of our rooms are spacious, comfortable, and well-appointed, with all the amenities you need to feel right at home.
The self-catering apartments at The Gleneagle are located 300 metres from the hotel and 150 metres from the Bike Village overlooking our pitch and putt course and also the Flesk river. Each apartment includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and living area and can sleep up to five people comfortably. They are the perfect base for a group of friends looking for the independence of a self-catering Bikefest experience while also offering all the benefits of The Gleneagle Hotel amenities.
Carved from within the original foundations of the iconic Gleneagle, Hotel67 offers space-savvy guestrooms that are full of quirky and clever design elements, original features and all the mod cons you could possibly need – smart TVs, wifi, USB charge points.
There are two room types to choose from Sleep67 Mountain View or Sleep67.
Ireland Bikefest has a great line-up of international entertainment. We have some of the best tribute and cover bands that truly rock the weekend. And, even better it's all free on the outdoor stage, main INEC stage and and the Harley Bar in the Bike Village.
WILD ATLANTIC WAY RIDEOUTS
Experience the spectacular section of the Kerry Wild Atlantic Way. See the places only the locals know! By pre-registration only – register with the H.O.G.® Chapters in the H.O.G.® Hospitality area, located in the Bike Village. Places are limited so signup early!
Show off your wheels at the ever popular Custom Bikeshow. It takes place on Sunday the 4th of June. Registration begins at 12.30 with judging taking place between 15.30 and 16.30. There are a range of categories inlcuding Best In Show, Best Radical, Best Trike, People's Choice, Best Adventure, Best Classic and much more...
TOP VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Kerry, a stunning county located in the southwestern region of Ireland, is renowned for its natural beauty, picturesque towns, and rich cultural heritage. For visitors, there are plenty of attractions to explore during their stay. One must-see destination is the Killarney National Park, which boasts over 25,000 acres of pristine lakes, mountains, and woodlands. Another highlight is the Ring of Kerry, a 179-kilometer scenic drive that winds its way through charming villages and breathtaking coastal scenery. For history buffs, the Dingle Peninsula is home to ancient stone forts and historical sites, while the Muckross House and Gardens offer a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the wealthy elite in the 19th century.
You don’t have to be a biker to come to Ireland BikeFest! In fact BikeFest has something for everyone. Enjoy some family fun and the carnival atmosphere at Ireland BikeFest which really is the festival’s unique selling point. The Bike Village will play host to a range of high octane activities for kids to come and be entertained, there will be a host of festival food options, photo ops, colourful bikes and characters, music, Novelty Dog Show, parade, furry friends, four legged friends, gadgets and gizmos. It’s fun all the way for kids across the three days of this festival and as the summer days grow long in warm sunshine this is heaven on earth for little people! And all in a safe and welcoming environment. You may even spot a minion or two… or three!!!
Getting here by bike
From Cork take the N22 to Killarney, on reaching Killarney follow signs for Muckross Road N71, the hotel is on the left-hand side approximately 1km from Killarney town centre.
From Kerry Airport, take the N22 towards Killarney & follow signs for the Muckross Road N71, the Gleneagles hotel is on the left-hand side approximately 1km from Killarney town centre.
From Shannon Airport, take the N18 to Limerick, take the N21 to Castleisland, then take the N22 to Killarney and follow the signs for the Muckross Road.
Bus & Train Station
If you are travelling by Train or Bus we provide a complimentary shuttle bus facility from Killarney Train Station for our guests.
The free shuttle bus meets every train from Dublin up to 5pm daily.
By Air via Kerry Airport
Kerry Airport located in Farranfore Co. Kerry offers scheduled direct flights from Dublin, London-Stansted, London - Luton, Berlin and Frankfurt - Hahn.
Seasonal flights from Alicante and Faro to Kerry are also available.
What kind of amenities are available at the Gleneagle Hotel?
The Gleneagle Hotel offers a range of amenities, including luxurious accommodations, a restaurant, a bar, leisure centre and a range of spa services.
Is the Gleneagle Hotel located near Killarney National Park?
Yes, the Gleneagle Hotel is located just a short distance from Killarney National Park.
What kind of tours are available in Killarney?
There are a range of tours available in Killarney, including scenic drives, guided hikes, and more.
Can the Gleneagle Hotel help me book a tour in Killarney?
Yes, the Gleneagle Hotel can help you book the perfect tour for your needs, ensuring that you get the most out of your visit to Killarney.
Is the cuisine at the Gleneagle Hotel restaurant locally-sourced?
Yes, the cuisine at the Gleneagle Hotel restaurant is made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients