IOMTT 2024 help

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  1. F1CT1C10U5

    F1CT1C10U5 Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys.

    I'm starting to plan my trip to the 2024 IOMTT.
    The plan, so far, is to go from Lisbon to Dublin by plane, stay in Dublin for a couple of days, and then take ferry or plane (ferry preferred) to the Isle of Man.

    However this is where the trouble starts. Once in the IoM:
    • Where to stay (sleep)
      • I would prefer NOT to stay in a tent.
    • Traveling in the island
      • I would like to do a bit of sight seeing around the island, and hopefully catch the action from multiple viewing points. Would I be ok using public transports, or would it be best to do a bike/car rental?
    Are there travel companies that arrange travel packages for this event that might sort everything out?

    Any information/help is appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Broadie

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    Duke travel will do you a package I'm sure.
    If you hire a car better get to places early so you can park. Dirt bike is probably the best mode of transport, as you have access to roads and trails.
     
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  3. Muffking

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    Book accommodation first, then ferry 2nd. You might end up travelling at unsociable hours, but it's easier to find a ferry crossing than accommodation.
    As for getting around, public transport is fine, or taxis make a good backup, but I would suggest buying a push bike for a pittance and to hell with what happens to it as the island is only 12 miles wide. Maybe even bring a shitter across with you depending on the cost difference of getting it across on the ferry as it's a great way of getting home from the pub :rolleyes:
    Either way just leave it unlocked at the ferry terminal when you leave and have it circulate back into the local economy :D

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12594375...0E2fA==|tkp:Bk9SR4TyuKCxYg&LH_ItemCondition=4
     
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  4. Trackit

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    I normally stay in a hotel at Douglas, most of the festival activities are here and its a good start point for public transport, you can also walk to the start finish line and Bray Hill from here. The 2 must see viewing areas I would suggest are Sulby straight & Bray Hill, if you stop on the mountain section make sure you take some warmer clothes, Creg Ny Baa Grandstand is nice too.

    I have used public transport and it worked fine for me. Accommodation during race week is expensive, I normally go during practice week for a few days, you still get the feel of the island just a bit cheaper.
     
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