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Mad Hatter Motorcycle Adventures are about combining the joy of riding a motorcycle through some of the most exhilarating landscape on the planet with the pleasure of being amongst friends and like-minded souls.  Our tours are for relatively small groups with a maximum of 8 riders (or ten people including pillions).  We strongly believe that this creates a better experience for all and enables everybody to get to know each other in a more convivial atmosphere.  

 

Our trips will take you to some wonderful places that are amongst the most beautiful landscapes in the world to be experienced from the back of a motorcycle.  We aim to make our trips special by enlisting the help of local friends to find those little gems, be they roads, restaurants or places to lay one’s head for the night.  We aim to recce every route where possible and to avoid those 'mass-market’ hotels and restaurants…

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2021

 

An Adventure Awaits

Mad Hatter Motorcycle Adventures are about combining the joy of riding a motorcycle through some of the most exhilarating landscape on the planet with the pleasure of being amongst friends and like-minded souls.  Our tours are for relatively small groups with a maximum of 8 people, be they riders or pillions.  We strongly believe that this creates a better experience for all and enables everybody to get to know each other in a more convivial atmosphere.  

 

Our trips will take you to some wonderful places that are amongst the most beautiful in the world to be experienced from the back of a motorcycle.  We aim to make our trips special by enlisting the help of local friends to find those little gems, be they roads, restaurants or places to lay one’s head for the night.  We recce every route and do our best to avoid those 'mass-market’ hotels and restaurants…

We were delighted to have two of our adventures (Ireland and France) and a double page feature on our Norwegian adventure in the January 2021edition of Adventure Bike Rider magazine so we must be doing something right...!

Wales

Beacons and Valleys

Wales offers a rich variety of stunning landscape, from the Brecon Beacons to the glorious Elan Valley and the roads you will ride are an exhilarating mix in the wilds of nowhere.

 

You will visit some wonderful places from Tintern Abbey (remember 'The Omen'…?) and even a famous old pub where Judge Jefferies hanged 186 people in the C.17th - sounds grim, but it is a great place to spend an evening! The roads offer a mix of long sweepers and winding single tracks through the hills - you can be sure of some spectacular views along the way...Britain at its best!

 

Duration: 4 Nights, 5 Days. 

Minimum: 3 Riders

Mileage: Approx 960 km/600 miles 

Price: From £975

Dates: TBC 2021

Spaces Available

 

*NB If Covid restrictions still apply the maximum number will be 2 couples plus 1 solo rider or 5 solo riders.

Wales

Beacons and Valleys

Wales offers a rich variety of stunning landscape, from the Brecon Beacons to the glorious Elan Valley and the roads you will ride are an exhilarating mix in the wilds of nowhere.

 

You will visit some wonderful places from Tintern Abbey (remember 'The Omen'…?) and even a famous old pub where Judge Jefferies hanged 186 people in the C.17th - sounds grim, but it is a great place to spend an evening! The roads offer a mix of long sweepers and winding single tracks through the hills - you can be sure of some spectacular views along the way...Britain at its best!

 

Duration: 4 Nights, 5 Days. 

Minimum: 3 Riders

Mileage: Approx 960 km/600 miles 

Price: From £975

Dates: TBC 2021

Spaces Available

 

*NB If Covid restrictions still apply the maximum number will be 2 couples plus 1 solo rider or 5 solo riders.

Ireland

A Coastal Craic

This trip is a real favourite - it takes in the amazing south coast of the Emerald Isle with its stunning landscapes and near-empty roads. We will take you down ‘roads less travelled’, across mountain passes, round the famous Ring of Kerry and down the Dingle peninsula amongst a myriad of magnificent, wild Irish places.

 

You will enjoy dramatic views, lighthouses, harbours and quaint seaside villages full of heritage and history. Naturally there maybe time to sample some of Mr. Arthur Guinness' famous elixir...

 

Duration: 5 Nights (Can be extended to 6 nights if you wish to include Snowdonia)

Minimum: 3 Riders

Mileage: Approx 1,000 km/621 miles (1,600km/1,000 miles incl. Snowdonia)

Price: From £1,295

Dates: TBC 2021

Spaces Available

*NB If Covid restrictions still apply the maximum number will be 2 couples plus 1 solo rider or 5 solo riders.

Ireland

A Coastal Craic

LADIES' EXCLUSIVE TRIP!

Due to strong demand, we are running an exclusive Ladies' Trip to the Emerald Isle this year! Some spaces have been taken, but a number have become available due to changes in plan (including a wedding!), but be quick..!

This trip is a real favourite - it takes in the amazing south coast of the Emerald Isle with its stunning landscapes and near-empty roads. We will take you down ‘roads less travelled’, across mountain passes, round the famous Ring of Kerry and down the Dingle peninsula amongst a myriad of magnificent, wild Irish places.

You will enjoy dramatic views, lighthouses, harbours and quaint seaside villages full of heritage and history. Naturally there maybe time to sample some of Mr. Arthur Guinness' famous elixir...

Duration: 6 Nights

Minimum: 3 Riders

Mileage: Approx 1,000 km/621 miles (1,600km/1,000 miles incl. Snowdonia)

Price: From £1,495

Dates: 8 - 14 May 2021

2 Spaces Available

*NB If Covid restrictions still apply the maximum number will be 2 couples plus 1 solo rider or 5 solo riders.

 

Ireland

A Coastal Craic

This trip is a real favourite - it takes in the amazing south coast of the Emerald Isle with its stunning landscapes and near-empty roads. We will take you down ‘roads less travelled’, across mountain passes, round the famous Ring of Kerry and down the Dingle peninsula amongst a myriad of magnificent, wild Irish places.

 

You will enjoy dramatic views, lighthouses, harbours and quaint seaside villages full of heritage and history. Naturally there maybe time to sample some of Mr. Arthur Guinness' famous elixir... 

 

Duration: 5 Nights (Can be extended to 6 nights if you wish to include Snowdonia)

Minimum: 3 Riders

Mileage: Approx 1,000 km/621 miles (1,600km/1,000 miles incl. Snowdonia)

Price: From £1,295

Dates: 15 - 20/21 May 2021

SOLD OUT

*NB If Covid restrictions still apply the maximum number will be 2 couples plus 1 solo rider or 5 solo riders.

Scotland 

High Roads & Low Roads!

This tour of the best roads in Scotland will remind you of all the reasons you love your motorcycle and will get the blood coursing through the veins as you head north through some of the most beautiful country in the United Kingdom...

 

The British Isles have some of the most dramatic and glorious landscape in Europe.  We have designed a trip that will take you to some of the most stunning parts, through the Yorkshire Moors, the Northumbrian forest and into the glories of the Scottish Highlands, continuing round the fabulous west coast and back down through the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District, with the final night in Herefordshire. 

 

Duration: 11 nights

Maximum numbers:* 5 bikes or 8 people

Minimum numbers: 3 riders

Mileage: Approx 3,600 km/2,300 miles

Price: From £1,995

Dates: 28 July - 8 August 2021         

Spaces Available

*NB If Covid restrictions still apply the maximum number will be 2 couples plus 1 solo rider or 5 solo riders.

Scotland 

High Roads & Low Roads!

This tour of the best roads in Scotland will remind you of all the reasons you love your motorcycle and will get the blood coursing through the veins as you head north through some of the most beautiful country in the United Kingdom...

 

The British Isles have some of the most dramatic and glorious landscape in Europe.  We have designed a trip that will take you to some of the most stunning parts, through the Yorkshire Moors, the Northumbrian forest and into the glories of the Scottish Highlands, continuing round the fabulous west coast and back down through the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District, with the final night in Herefordshire. 

 

Duration: 11 nights

Maximum numbers:* 5 bikes or 8 people

Minimum numbers: 3 riders

Mileage: Approx 3,600 km/2,300 miles

Price: From £1,995

Dates: 18 - 29 August 2021         

Spaces Available

*NB If Covid restrictions still apply the maximum number will be 2 couples plus 1 solo rider or 5 solo riders.

South Western France

La Vie Exaltante

This trip is based at our lovely old medieval farmhouse in the south west of France, heading out on different routes each day. You will ride some wonderful roads, including the drama of the Tarn Gorge and will see some fabulous castles and medieval villages along the way. 
 

Each evening you will return to the house in time for a swim and a glass of something cold and wet and a sumptuous home cooked dinner under the stars. 

One night is spent in a hotel out in the hills in order to give enough time to fully experience the breathtaking landscape of the Cévennes region. There will be a day off to laze by the pool or to enjoy a long lunch in a nearby village.

This trip is ideal if you have a better half who would just love to come with you on your latest bike trip, were it not for the prospect of sitting on the back...for a week...while you have all the fun up front? This may be just what you’re looking for, as your pillion can join in the daily rides as much or as little as they wish, possibly preferring to relax by the pool, chilled glass of rosé in hand, or visit a local market instead…that way, everyone is happy! 

 

Duration: 7 nights

Maximum numbers:* 4 couples (there are 4 double bedrooms!)

Minimum numbers: 2 Riders

Mileage: Approx 1,900 km/1,200 miles

Price: From £1,450

Dates: 9 - 16 October 2021 

Spaces Available

*NB If Covid restrictions still apply we will use only 3 en-suite bedrooms so the maximum number will be 3 couples or 3 solo riders.

South Western France -

Swagger & Jacks

EXCLUSIVE ADVENTURE

We are delighted to offer this Adventure as part of our collaboration with our friends at the very excellent gentleman's grooming establishment, Swagger & Jacks!  Possibly the coolest place in the world to get your whiskers trimmed or your barnet shaped - if Carlsberg made barbershops...

 

This trip is based at our lovely old medieval farmhouse in the south west of France, heading out on different routes each day. You will ride some wonderful roads, including the drama of the Tarn Gorge and will see some fabulous castles and medieval villages along the way. 
 

Each evening you will return to the house in time for a swim and a glass of something cold and wet and a sumptuous home cooked dinner under the stars. 

One night is spent in a hotel out in the hills in order to give enough time to fully experience the breathtaking landscape of the Cévennes region. There will be a day off to laze by the pool or to enjoy a long lunch in a nearby village.

Duration: 7 nights 

Maximum numbers:* 4 couples (there are 4 double bedrooms!)

Minimum numbers: 4 Riders (friends of Swagger & Jacks)

Mileage: Approx 1,900 km/1,200 miles

Price: From £1,450

Dates: 12 - 19 June 2021           

Spaces Available

*NB If Covid restrictions still apply we will use only 3 en-suite bedrooms so the maximum number will be 3 couples or 3 solo riders.

South Western France -

The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club 

EXCLUSIVE ADVENTURE

We are delighted to offer this Adventure as part of our collaboration with our friends at the excellent and exceedingly cool motorcycling establishment, The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club of London and Los Angeles! 

 

All six nights bar one are spent 'glamping' in well appointed 'bell' style tents at our beautiful 12th century farm house and each day there will be a ride to a different part of the region, be it the magnificent Gorges du Tarn or the delightful ancient villages around the area. You will return each evening in time for a swim, a cold beer and a sumptuous, home-cooked dinner. One night is spent in a hotel out in the hills in order to give enough time to fully experience the breathtaking landscape of the Cévennes region. There will be a day off to laze by the pool or to enjoy a long lunch in a nearby village.

 

Duration: 7 nights

Maximum numbers:*10 people, riders or pillions (sharing 2 per tent)

Minimum numbers: 10 people be they riders or pillions 

Mileage: Approx 1,900 km/1,200 miles

Prices: From £1,200 (special Bike Shed Members rate)

Dates: 19 -  26 June 2021           

Spaces Available: BSMC Members only

*NB If Covid restrictions still apply we will use only 3 en-suite bedrooms so the maximum number will be 3 couples with a minimum of 3 solo riders.

South Western France -

Morgan 3 Wheeler Tour

If you have a Morgan 3 Wheeler, this adventure is for you!

The tour has been devised for owners of the wonderful Morgan 3 Wheeler! If ever there was a machine designed to put an enormous grin on your face, this is it - the closest thing to flying without actually taking off..!!

The trip is based at our gorgeous medieval farmhouse in the sublime south west of France, heading out on different routes each day, returning in the evening in time for a swim and a glass of something cold and wet and a sumptuous home cooked dinner.  You will head down some wonderful roads, including the drama of the Tarn Gorge, with some fabulous castles and medieval villages along the way. 

 

Duration: 1 week

Maximum numbers: 3 cars, 3 couples 

Minimum numbers: 3 cars, 3 drivers

Mileage: Approx 1,900 km/1,200 miles

Price: From £1,950

Dates: 4 - 11 September 2021         

Spaces Available

Bespoke

We are completely happy to design and build an Adventure tailored to your requirements.  We will arrange as much or as little of the trip as you wish, from a turnkey and fully booked plan to just a route with suggested stops.  The trip can be fully guided or we are equally happy to provide a complete itinerary with GPX files for your satnav.

Contact us to discuss your requirements...

Happily for us Brits, Europe is on our doorstep, making some of the most sensational scenery easily available to us. We will take you to some of the best bits from Sardinia and Corsica, to the Pyrenees and the Norwegian Fjords. Equally, our own fair isle has some breathtaking landscape, particularly in Wales and Scotland. Southern Ireland is also a firm favourite, despite the potential for the odd drop of rain!

 

Further afield, we have planned trips to Australia and New Zealand, which take in some of the most extraordinary visual ‘narcotics' in the solar system; Scandinavia also offers some seriously dramatic scenery and we have an adventure to the astonishingly spectacular Norwegian fjords…The roads through the mountains and amongst the fjords are some of the best we have ever experienced...We are planning a trip into the Arctic Circle and on to the North Cape...Serious 'bucket list' stuff!

 

We are constantly looking at different parts of the world to visit and we are considering a very special trip to take a group of American V - Twins to Tibet to visit George Mallory’s Base Camp at the foot of the great North Face of Everest.  This will, we believe, make our motorcycles the ‘highest’ of their kind on the planet!  They will certainly be the only American bikes to have seen the North Face of Everest, so the trip is very special and wholly unusual.  

 

This is an ambitious plan, but we have permission from the Chinese government to cross the border into Tibet and also to take the bikes to Base Camp itself.  These two things sound simple, but believe me, they are not and without them, we would be scuppered at the start!  Happily, we are at least part of the way…more of this to follow!

 

As somebody once said “the best destination is the journey…” and this is our mantra.  We aim to bring this ethos to you and to share some of the joy and fun that you and your motorcycle can have on the road.  

 

 

 

This is our invitation to you to join us on a Mad Hatter Motorcycle Adventure...

 

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