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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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2023

 

 

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 6 people, be they riders or pillions.  We firmly 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 a number of our adventures (France, Norway, Ireland and now Scotland in 2022) written up in Adventure Bike Rider magazine, so we must be doing something right...!

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2023
Lakes & Dales
Lake District & Yorkshire Dales
Pre-Season Weekend Warm Up!

Some of the most famous motorcycling roads in the UK are to be found in the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales and we will lead you on a well crafted route through the best bits of these stunning regions. You will ride the iconic Hardknott, Kirkstone and Honister passes in the Lake District and explore the wide open spaces of the Yorkshire Dales, taking you for a well earned lunch at the highest pub in England at Tan Hill. 

These wonderful roads will get your blood pumping and your mind in gear for a season of great riding wherever you may be going..! A great way to start the season with a weekend of breathtaking riding...!

 

Duration: 3 Nights. 

Mileage: Approx 960 km/600 miles 

Price: From £695

Dates: 14 - 17 April 2023 

Minimum: 3 Riders

Spaces Available

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2023
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: 5 Nights. 

Mileage: Approx 960 km/600 miles 

Price: From £995

Dates: 23 - 27 April 2023 

Minimum: 3 Riders

Spaces Available

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2023
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: 6 Days 

Mileage: Approx 1,000 km/621 miles (1,600km

Price: From £1,435

Dates: 10 - 15 May 2023 

Minimum: 3 Riders

Spaces Available

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2023
South Western France1
La Vie Exaltante!

This ‘adventure’ is a bike trip with a difference!   All seven nights of the trip bar one are spent at our beautiful old house in the Tarn et Garonne in south western France 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.

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

 

If your better half is less interested in riding bikes than you, this trip will enable them to come with you and enjoy a wonderful week of relaxation, visiting local villages or simply chilling by the pool while you head off on your bike into the stunning local area for the day. Each evening you will return to the house for a home cooked dinner under the stars. Of course, your other half is welcome to join the day’s trip on the back of your bike…that way, everyone is happy! 

 

Duration: 7 nights

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

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

Price: From £1,495

Dates: 3 - 10 June 2023 

Minimum: 2 Riders 

Spaces Available

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2023
South Western France 2
La Vie Exaltante!

This ‘adventure’ is a bike trip with a difference!   All seven nights of the trip bar one are spent at our beautiful old house in the Tarn et Garonne in south western France 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.

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

 

If your better half is less interested in riding bikes than you, this trip will enable them to come with you and enjoy a wonderful week of relaxation, visiting local villages or simply chilling by the pool while you head off on your bike into the stunning local area for the day. Each evening you will return to the house for a home cooked dinner under the stars. Of course, your other half is welcome to join the day’s trip on the back of your bike…that way, everyone is happy! 

 

Duration: 7 nights

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

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

Price: From £1,495

Dates: 13 - 20 June 2023 

Minimum: 2 Riders 

Spaces Available

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2023
Pyrenees
Glorious Gorges!

We had such huge grins on our faces the whole time we were in this spectacular part of the world that we just had to incorporate a trip to the Pyrenees into our list of Adventures. These roads are truly inspirational and the tiny villages perched high in the mountains are a delight to break the journey for a quick coffee or for a delicious local lunch. A trip of a lifetime with such breathtaking views and just a stone’s throw or two from our shores...

 

Duration: 9 nights

Mileage: Approx 1,900 km/1200 miles

Price: From £2,435

Dates: 6 - 15 July 2023

Minimum: 3 Riders

Spaces Available

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2023
The Norwegian Fjords
The Land of Trolls and Vikings

The landscape surrounding the Norwegian fjords is astonishing. The roads are amongst the best we have ever experienced and the variety of scenery from serene fjords to majestic mountain passes is breathtaking. This land of trolls and vikings will leave you wide-eyed and you will experience some of the best motorcycling roads imaginable.  This is an adventure not to be missed.

Duration: 2 weeks 

Mileage: Approx 4,500 km/1,860 miles

Price: From £4,245

Dates: 5 - 17 August 2023

Minimum: 4 riders

Spaces Available

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2023
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 the Cotswolds. 

 

Duration: 9 nights

Maximum numbers: 5 Bikes 

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

Price: From £2,295

Dates: 1  -  10 September 2023          

Minimum: 3 riders

Spaces Available

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2023
South Western France
Bike Shed Moto Co. Members' Exclusive!

This trip is part of our exciting collaboration with the very excellent motorcycling establishment, The Bike Shed Motorcycle Company of London and Los Angeles. The trip has been designed exclusively for members of this fine organisation.

All six nights of the trip bar one are spent 'glamping' in well appointed bell tents at our lovely old farm house in the Tarn-et-Garonne in south western France 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.

 

We will return to the house in the early evening in time to enjoy a cold beer or chilled glass of wine and maybe a swim in the pool, before tucking into a sumptuous dinner cooked by our local French chef. 

 

Duration: 7 nights

Maximum numbers: 10 people glamping (2 per shared bell tent)

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

Price: From £1,295 (*Bike Shed members' discounted rate)

Dates: 23 - 30 September 2023 

Spaces Available

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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...

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2024
Lakes & Dales
Lake District & Yorkshire Dales
Pre-Season Weekend Warm Up!

Some of the most famous motorcycling roads in the UK are to be found in the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales and we will lead you on a well crafted route through the best bits of these stunning regions. You will ride the iconic Hardknott, Kirkstone and Honister passes in the Lake District and explore the wide open spaces of the Yorkshire Dales, taking you for a well earned lunch at the highest pub in England at Tan Hill. 

These wonderful roads will get your blood pumping and your mind in gear for a season of great riding wherever you may be going..! A great way to start the season with a weekend of breathtaking riding...!

 

Duration: 3 Nights. 

Mileage: Approx 960 km/600 miles 

Price: From £695

Dates: TBA April 2024 

Minimum: 3 Riders

Spaces Available

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2024
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: 5 Nights. 

Mileage: Approx 960 km/600 miles 

Price: From £995

Dates: TBA April 2024 

Minimum: 3 Riders

Spaces Available

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2024
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: 6 Days 

Mileage: Approx 1,000 km/621 miles (1,600km

Price: From £1,435

Dates: TBA May 2024 

Minimum: 3 Riders

Spaces Available

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2024
South Western France1
La Vie Exaltante!

This ‘adventure’ is a bike trip with a difference!   All seven nights of the trip bar one are spent at our beautiful old house in the Tarn et Garonne in south western France 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.

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

 

If your better half is less interested in riding bikes than you, this trip will enable them to come with you and enjoy a wonderful week of relaxation, visiting local villages or simply chilling by the pool while you head off on your bike into the stunning local area for the day. Each evening you will return to the house for a home cooked dinner under the stars. Of course, your other half is welcome to join the day’s trip on the back of your bike…that way, everyone is happy! 

 

Duration: 7 nights

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

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

Price: From £1,495

Dates: TBA June 2024 

Minimum: 2 Riders 

Spaces Available

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2024
South Western France 2
La Vie Exaltante!

This ‘adventure’ is a bike trip with a difference!   All seven nights of the trip bar one are spent at our beautiful old house in the Tarn et Garonne in south western France 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.

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

 

If your better half is less interested in riding bikes than you, this trip will enable them to come with you and enjoy a wonderful week of relaxation, visiting local villages or simply chilling by the pool while you head off on your bike into the stunning local area for the day. Each evening you will return to the house for a home cooked dinner under the stars. Of course, your other half is welcome to join the day’s trip on the back of your bike…that way, everyone is happy! 

 

Duration: 7 nights

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

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

Price: From £1,495

Dates: TBA June 2024 

Minimum: 2 Riders 

Spaces Available

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2024
Pyrenees
Glorious Gorges!

We had such huge grins on our faces the whole time we were in this spectacular part of the world that we just had to incorporate a trip to the Pyrenees into our list of Adventures. These roads are truly inspirational and the tiny villages perched high in the mountains are a delight to break the journey for a quick coffee or for a delicious local lunch. A trip of a lifetime with such breathtaking views and just a stone’s throw or two from our shores...

 

Duration: 9 nights

Mileage: Approx 1,900 km/1200 miles

Price: From £2,435

Dates: TBA July 2024

Minimum: 3 Riders

Spaces Available

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2024
The Norwegian Fjords
The Land of Trolls and Vikings

The landscape surrounding the Norwegian fjords is astonishing. The roads are amongst the best we have ever experienced and the variety of scenery from serene fjords to majestic mountain passes is breathtaking. This land of trolls and vikings will leave you wide-eyed and you will experience some of the best motorcycling roads imaginable.  This is an adventure not to be missed.

Duration: 2 weeks 

Mileage: Approx 4,500 km/1,860 miles

Price: From £4,245

Dates: TBA August 2024

Minimum: 4 riders

Spaces Available

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2024
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 the Cotswolds. 

 

Duration: 9 nights

Maximum numbers: 5 Bikes 

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

Price: From £2,295

Dates: TBA September 2024          

Minimum: 3 riders

Spaces Available

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2024
South Western France
Bike Shed Moto Co. Members' Exclusive!

This trip is part of our exciting collaboration with the very excellent motorcycling establishment, The Bike Shed Motorcycle Company of London and Los Angeles. The trip has been designed exclusively for members of this fine organisation.

All six nights of the trip bar one are spent 'glamping' in well appointed bell tents at our lovely old farm house in the Tarn-et-Garonne in south western France 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.

 

We will return to the house in the early evening in time to enjoy a cold beer or chilled glass of wine and maybe a swim in the pool, before tucking into a sumptuous dinner cooked by our local French chef. 

 

Duration: 7 nights

Maximum numbers: 10 people glamping (2 per shared bell tent)

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

Price: From £1,295 (*Bike Shed members' discounted rate)

Dates: TBA September 2024 

Spaces Available

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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, New Zealand and Canada, which take in some of the most extraordinary visual ‘narcotics' in the solar system; we hope to introduce these trips in the not too distant future. Scandinavia offers some seriously dramatic scenery and we have a fabulous trip to the astonishingly spectacular Norwegian fjords…The roads through the mountains and amongst the fjords are some of the best we have ever experienced...

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...