A Coastal Craic
High Roads & Low Roads!
Duration: 9 Nights
Dates: 5 - 13 Sept 2024
One of the many things that people seem to forget about living in the UK that you don't have to travel far to find amazing places to ride your motorcycle! The British Isles without doubt 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 bewitching parts of these islands, through the Yorkshire Moors, the Northumbrian forest and into the glories of the Scottish Highlands to John O' Groats, continuing round the dazzling west coast.
We begin the trip with a night at a handsome pub in the charming market town of Pickering, on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, before making our way north via some of the most stunning roads in the Lowlands, and then on to the Cairngorms with a stop to visit the dramatic battlefield of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie's rebellion of 1745 came to a dramatic end.
We have included a well earned day off in John O' Groats where we can take the opportunity to board a ferry to visit the Orkney Isles and to soak up some of the fascinating history of this most ancient of places, with visits to an almost perfectly intact 5000 year old village and the site of the dramatic naval battle at Scapa Flow.
Following our day of rest, we continue across the north coast with its stunning beaches and Caribbean coloured water and on down the famously beautiful west coast to Applecross to experience the magnificent Bealach Nà Ba. No trip to Scotland would be complete without riding through Glencoe, famously haunted after the massacre of 1692...it is a truly wonderful place and ranks high amongst my all time favourite roads to ride! We end this wonderful adventure after the 9th and final night in Callender, in the beautiful Trossachs National Park.
This tour of the best roads in Scotland will get the blood pumping and will remind you of all the reasons you love your motorcycle! The route will incorporate parts of the famous NC500, but with our own take on what we consider to be more interesting roads added in. The breathtaking views are sublime and the roads challenging. All in all, a great way to ride some of the finest motorcycling roads in Britain..!
We aim to leave in the morning by 9.00am and aim to be at our destination by 6.00pm in the evening. This equates to around 6 hours in the saddle - we typically ride for an hour and a half before a short break for a leg stretch or a coffee, with a stop for lunch and another break in the afternoon. We are definitely happy to pull over to admire the view and for photo opportunities along the way.
Trip begins on Friday evening in Pickering on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors
We will head up the east coast through the Yorkshire Moors, the Penines, Northumbrian National Park and into Scotland
You will get to ride some amazing roads through some of the finest landscape in the British Isles
We will head north to John O' Groats up the coast and into some wonderfully remote areas inland
We will take a well earned rest with a day off the bikes with a private tour of the Orkney Islands
Opportunity to visit some spectacular spots including Royal Deeside, the famous Duncansby Heads and the exhilarating Bealach Na Bà
The whole of the west coast is one great big visual feast and you won't be short of photographic opportunities!
The trip ends with a ride through the picturesque Trossacks and a final night in Callander with a fabulous breakfast to set you on your way!
Minimum: 3 bikes
Maximum: 6 bikes
1 rider, 1 room
1 rider, 1 pillion, 1 room
2 riders, 1 room
£2,295 per person
Breakfast every day
Ferries to the Orkney Islands
Entrance fees where aplicable
Dinner on 1 evening (including half a bottle of wine per head)
An experienced guide throughout the trip
Some awesome riding!
Insurance - we recommend that you take out personal travel insurance before you set off
Any food and drink consumed along the way except as stated above
All fuel throughout the trip
Please note that routes and trip details may change due to circumstances beyond our control. We will inform you of this as soon as is practicable.