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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Five Days Motor Cycle Tour of Scotland.

From the Grampians to the west coast, the Highlands to the Isles, no stone has been left unturned as you embark on a journey where you will witness from a unique perspective the contrasting lifestyles and scenery that Scotland has to offer. Riding on average 200 miles a day, there is plenty of time to enjoy the many attractions that are on show around the route. With our expert knowledge, we can plan these into your tour. Perhaps you want to visit as many castles or distilleries as possible. We will package them according to your preferences, all you need to do is ask.

Miles: 170 – 230 miles a day.
Time in the saddle: Approx. 5 hours a day. Roads: Mixture of A, B and single track. Optional daily ride outs can be included to extend number of days.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1:

From your start point, you pass from the gentle rolling countryside of Scotland’s central belt, gradually climbing into the breathtaking beauty of the Grampian Mountain Range. You will experience your first taste of Scotland’s Highlands; high peaks, stunning glens, bubbling rivers and sweeping open roads. Take time out to visit the Balmoral Estates, the Highland Home of the Royal Family and pause to take a specially arranged tour around arguably Scotland’s most famous distillery, Glenfiddich, before continuing to your first night stop at the Highlander Inn in the Heart of Speyside.

Day 2:

Heading west, you contour the beautiful Moray coastline before passing the Highland capital, Inverness. A short ride along quiet, sweeping roads takes you to Ullapool, the boarding point for your scenic ferry to the Hebrides. Arriving in Stornoway, route around the whole island, taking in the peaceful, pure and timeless scenery of this oasis of calm before your second night stop in the island’s capital.

Day 3:

The ferry carries you “over the sea to Skye”, alighting you at it’s Northern tip. You will then ride along Skye’s dramatic landscape of harsh coastlines passing spectacular mountains famed for their climbing challenges. Past Dunvegan Castle then onwards in the shadow of the Cuillin hills and, via the Skye Bridge, you will return to the mainland. Ride past Plockton, a hidden gem with its palm tree-lined seafront, before routing to your next stop at Torridon.

Day 4:

A circular route from Torridon takes in the grandeur of the Northern Highlands. Hugging the unspoilt west coast, you will pass secluded bays with golden sands, quaint villages and rugged terrain. Before continuing inland. Our carefully selected route displays the Scottish Highlands in all its glory, whilst allowing you to ride on some of this area’s most scenic and quietest roads. Highlights include the Inverewe Gardens, Corrieshalloch Gorge and the Falls if Shin. Before riding to the haven of Plockton.

Day 5:

From Plockton you head south, taking in some of Scotland’s best motorcycling roads. Pausing at the picturesque Eilean Donan castle, featured in many films including “Highlander”. You will soon pass the awesome sight of the UK’s highest peak, Ben Nevis. South from Fort William, you will be awestruck by the sheer magnitude of Glen Coe, steeped in bloody history. Then you cross the lonely, wide-open moors of Rannoch on roads that seem to have been custom built for motorcycling, winding your way through Rob Roy country; beautiful glens and stunning lochs; before descending once more into the lowlands finally arriving at your start point.

Minimum Per Person Price: 660 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 780 Pound Sterling (GBP)

Airfare is not included in the tour price. Ferry fares and motorcycle hire or travel insurance are not included in the price. Motor Cycle Tours Of Scotland.

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