Nothing better than a smashing fry up with piping hot tea or coffee to start the day – more so if it is cooked for you and served on a Fireman’s shovel by the good folks at the Tickethall?
Well actually there is!
You can have all that followed by a fabulous steam train journey to Port Erin where you will pick up your electric bikes for an invigorating but relaxing cycle back to Douglas via Cregneash, Port St Mary, Castletown and the spectacular Marine Drive.
There are stops at the Fish House Café in Port St Mary so you can sample one of the Island’s gastronomic specialities – the “Queenie”, a small succulent sweet scallop flash fried in garlic, bacon and butter. Other stops include the famous “Gluepot” located on Castletown quayside and Silverdale.
This is one of our more popular tours and probably the most enjoyable.
We booked the tour of the South with Pedego (company called Green Wheelers, Pedego is the style of bike we rode). We met Richard at the Sea Terminal as planned – after a quick ride around the port to get used to the bikes, we headed over to the train station. Included in the price was a fantastic Firemans Breakfast at the Tickethall (served on a coal shovel) followed by my first steam train trip south to Port Erin where we unloaded the bikes from the train and had the most wonderful 4+ hour ride back to Douglas. Richard was a star! He pointed out facts and places of interest as we rode. He took us through some back streets and country roads. Stopped for some Queenies at a great local seafood restaurant (still full from breakfast, I wish we had gone back for the smoked salmon and seafood chowder being served – looked amazing). This was our favourite part of our trip to the Isle of Man and would highly recommend booking this. Richard was very accommodating and easy to liaise with setting things up, as well as very friendly and keen to make sure we had a great time!”