The Five Nations Motorcycle Challenge Routes

The Five Nations Motorcycle Challenge involves riding through all the countries in the British Isles and the Republic of Ireland in five days while following these five rules.

The Rules

1.You must ride a minimum of 100 miles in each nation.
2.You must travel to the West Coast of Ireland.
3.You must travel to the South Coast of Wales.
4.You must ride part of the NW200 course.
5.No more than 20 motorway miles in total

There are no prizes. The only reward is the satisfaction of having done it, and the good time you will have doing it. Although there are stickers available. Email the editor to get yours

I’m told there is an Irish expression … “If you want to get to Dublin, I wouldn’t start from here” … so, our solution to the Five Nations Motorcycle Challenge may not work for you

Hopefully, the routes will give you a few ideas and a base to work from. A detailed explanation of our solution and why we picked these routes can be found here

The routes are provided “as is” without guarantee, liability or any assurance that you will enjoy them. All we can tell you is that we had an excellent time planning and then riding them.

Inside information is always an advantage, and if after riding any of the routes, you have something to share, the comments section is open.

If our free motorcycle touring routes are useful to you, consider buying us a coffee. There is no requirement to, but if you do, it is appreciated. Otherwise, download, ride and enjoy … What could possibly go wrong?

All the motorcycle touring routes are GPX 1.1 version files.

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Five Nations Motorcycle Challenge – Day 1 England to Scotland

Total distance: 223.61 mi
Download file: Five Nations Day 1.gpx

Five Nations Motorcycle Challenge – Day 2 Northern Ireland to Ireland

Total distance: 161.23 mi
Download file: Five Nations Day 2.gpx

Five Nations Motorcycle Challenge – Day 3 Across Ireland West to East

Total distance: 203.21 mi
Download file: Five Nations Day 3.gpx

Five Nations Motorcycle Challenge – Day 4 Wales North to South

Total distance: 166.17 mi
Download file: Five Nations Day 4.gpx

Five Nations Motorcycle Challenge – Day 5 Wales to Middle England