SUNDAY 12 MAY 2019 – Welcome to Northern Ireland!

On arrival at Belfast Airport collect your luggage and make your way to the Arrivals Hall. Here you will be met by your Sportsnet host holding a Sportsnet sign. You will be guided to your coach for your transfer from Belfast Airport to the hotel.

Overnight
The Bushtown Hotel, Coleraine
283 Drumcroon Road
Coleraine
Northern Ireland
BT51 3QT
T: +44 287 035 8367

MONDAY 13 MAY 2019 – Lap of NW200 course with NW200 rider & Joey’s Bar.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy a brilliant introduction to the Causeway Coast with a coach tour around the course including live commentary and insights en-route from a current or ex North West 200 rider.

This afternoon you will be transferred to Joey’s Bar for the chance to grab a Guinness and get to know your fellow travellers in what has turned into a must visit for any true Road Racing fan. Whilst here, head for a short wander up the road to the Joey Dunlop Memorial Gardens where a bronze Joey sits astride his infamous Honda.

Please note lunch/dinner and drinks will be provided whilst at Joey’s Bar.

At the conclusion of lunch/dinner, transfer back to the hotel. Your return transfer time and meeting place will be arranged in the morning and advised by your Sportsnet host.

Overnight The Bushtown Hotel, Coleraine.

Tuesday 14 May 2019 – First Practice – York Grandstand.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Coach transfer from your hotel to the York Grandstand for the first Practice session.

The York Grandstand offers sensational views as the riders flash into view with their front tyres pawing the air before braking hard for the tight hairpin and speeding away towards Mills Road Roundabout. This spot is great for overtaking manoeuvres. With a big screen located opposite the grandstand, you won’t miss a minute of the racing action as they race around the course.

At the conclusion of practice, transfer back to the hotel. Your return transfer time and meeting place will be arranged in the morning and advised by your Sportsnet host.

Overnight The Bushtown Hotel, Coleraine.

WEDNESDAY 15 MAY 2019 – Free Day.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today is at your leisure to explore and do as you feel.

With geological wonders, castles and surf towns, the Causeway Coast offers something for everyone. Walk the Carrick-a-Rede Bridge, catch a ferry to Rathlin Island for the day or simply explore one of the other circuit towns, Port Rush or Portstewart, as you make the most of your time in Northern Ireland.

Overnight The Bushtown Hotel, Coleraine.

THURSDAY 16 MAY 2019 – Final Practice & Evening Racing – Supersport & Superstock – Juniper Grandstand.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Coach transfer from your hotel to Juniper Grandstand in for Final Practice and Evening Racing.

The Juniper Grandstand offers excellent viewing along the coast road from Black Hill to Juniper Hill. This chicane, where many races are won or lost, is the final section of the track to make a pass before the final run up Quarry Hill. There is no big screen at this grandstand so be sure to tune into your earpiece radio for all the action taking place around the course.

At the conclusion of the race, transfer back to the hotel. Your return transfer time and meeting place will be arranged in the morning and advised by your Sportsnet host.

Overnight The Bushtown Hotel, Coleraine.

FRIDAY 17 MAY 2019 – Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills Whiskey Distillery

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today we head to one of Northern Ireland’s biggest tourist attractions – the Giant’s Causeway.

Following your visit to the Giants Causeway you will be transferred to Bushmills Whiskey Distillery – the oldest working distillery in Northern Ireland. Having been in business for 400 years, these guys know a thing or two about producing beautifully smooth tasting Irish whiskey. This afternoon you will be treated to a tasting experience before transferring back to the hotel.

Overnight The Bushtown Hotel, Coleraine.

Saturday 18 MAY 2019 – NW200 Main Race Day – Paddock Grandstand.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Coach transfer from your hotel to the Paddock Grandstand.

The Paddock Grandstand is located just opposite the start line and just after the finish line on the inside of the track. With easy access to the Paddock area it’s the perfect location for Main Race Day as the atmosphere will be buzzing. On arrival, you will be treated to a Paddock Tour hosted by an ex NW200 rider. This is a great way to get a behind the scenes look at what goes on in the lead up to the big race as the area will be filled with riders, mechanics, team members and sponsors. With a big screen located opposite the grandstand, you won’t miss a minute of the racing action.

At the conclusion of the race, transfer back to the hotel. Your return transfer time and meeting place will be arranged in the morning and advised by your Sportsnet host.

Overnight The Bushtown Hotel, Coleraine.

SUNDAY 19 MAY 2019 – Departure from Northern Ireland.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Please meet in the hotel reception for your coach transfer to Belfast Airport, Northern Ireland.

Today you depart Belfast where the tour concludes.

Thank you for being a part of the inaugural 2019 Sportsnet Holidays North West 200 tour!