Motorcycle self-guided tour in Scotland & the Highlands

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Scotland motorcycle tour

Dates Mai - Septembre
Destination Scotland
Category Guided or self guided tour Europe
Duration 12 days 11 nights

Mileage :  1900 km / 1180 miles

Tour highlights : Loch Lomond, Highlands region, John O'Groat point, isle of Skye, castles of Eilean castle and Balmoral, Loch Ness, National parc of Gorn, Edinburgh, Bealach Na Bo road, whiskies road, Glenmorrangie distillery, North Coast 500 scenic road,

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Dates & Prices

Day 1 - Glasgow
Day 1 - Glasgow

Arrival in Glasgow, the starting point of your tour of Scotland. Hotel check-in.
Free time in Glasgow.

Day 2 - Glasgow - Fort William
Day 2 - Glasgow - Fort William

You leave Glasgow to follow one of the most beautiful lochs in Scotland: Loch Lomond. Then following the valley of Glen Coe and its superb mountains you will reach Loch Linnhe which you will cross with the ferry to reach the peninsula of Glen Tarbert. The typical single track road of Scotland will lead you to Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Scotland.

Day 3 - Fort William - Muir of Ord
Day 3 - Fort William - Muir of Ord

Après avoir admiré les escaliers de Neptune, ces multiples écluses en escaliers à la sortie de Fort William vous remontez vers le loch Ness connue pour son célèbre mythe du monstre en suivant le Caledonian canal. A la sortie de Fort Augustus vous pourrez admirer les ruines du château d’Uhrquart. Puis vous quitterez la vallée pour rouler dans le Glen Affric.

 

Day 4 - Muir of Ord - John O'Groat
Day 4 - Muir of Ord - John O'Groat

You ride north to reach Scotland's most northerly point at John O'Groat where you can have your photo taken at the foot of the sign. Along the way you will visit the Glenmorrangie distillery and taste the famous Scotch whisky. Don't miss Dunrobin Castle and wander the ruins of Sinclair Castle at Noss Point.

 

Day 5 - John O'Groat - Ullapool
Day 5 - John O'Groat - Ullapool

Stop at Dunnet Head Lighthouse to enjoy the view before riding along the north coast and its many bays with turquoise waters that can remind you of the Caribbean. From Durness you will ride on narrow single-lane roads so emblematic of the Highlands. You can stroll along the banks of Loch Assynt and the Ardvreck Castle before reaching the small harbour of Ullapool on the shores of Loch Broom.

 

Day 6 - Ullapool - Kyle of Lochalsch
Day 6 - Ullapool - Kyle of Lochalsch

Start your day at Measach Falls, then you'll take one of the most beautiful roads in the Highlands to Gruinard bay where you'll probably come across more sheep than people. It is then through Glen Torridon that you will reach the charming village of Applecross. All you have to do is travel the few kilometers of the impressive Beleach Na Ba road to reach Kyle of Lochalch, your base camp to explore the Isle of Skye.

 

Day 7 - Isle of Skye
Day 7 - Isle of Skye

Today you can explore the entire Isle of Skye and enjoy its many sites: the Kilt Rock waterfall, the sharp peaks of the Old Man of Storr or even the ruins of Duntulm Castle. But it is above all the magnificent road that crosses the mountains of Quiraing that will mark you. To finish your loop, take the opportunity to stop at a sheepskin store to find the skin that will cover your motorcycle saddle for your greatest comfort.

 

Day 8 - Kyle of Lochalsch - Aviemore
Day 8 - Kyle of Lochalsch - Aviemore

You head east and will admire Eilean Donan Castle on Loch duich. Then after crossing Loch Lochy again you will reach Cairn Gorm National Park.

 

Day 9 - Aviemore - Blairgowrie
Day 9 - Aviemore - Blairgowrie

You leave the national park for the Spey valley following the Lecht road known for its many whiskey distilleries including the famous Glenlivet. Then you will have the opportunity to admire the castles of this region: Corgarff, the royal residence of Balmoral, and Braemar. Finally, through the Grampians Mountains and Devil's Elbow Pass you will again reach the verdant plains.

 

Day 10 - Blairgowrie - Edimbourg
Day 10 - Blairgowrie - Edimbourg

On this short day's motorcycle ride you will reach Edinburgh in a few hours and enjoy a stop at the foot of the famous Unesco-listed Forth Bridge railway bridge.

Day 11 - Edimbourg
Day 11 - Edimbourg

You will need a good day to come to discover all the treasures of the beautiful city of Edinburgh. The city is the most visited city in the UK after London. Don't miss the Carlton hill park and its superb view of the city as well as the castle which dominates the old town in relief.

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Riding through Scotland on a motorcycle is like riding on the wildest and most remote roads in Europe. The Highland region with its single track roads, these famous roads will offer you unique landscapes and incredible beauty whatever the weather. You will be able to follow the famous North Coast 500, this scenic route which will make you discover all the treasures of this coastal route of the Highlands.

Here the weather changes very quickly and gives special colors and atmospheres to the landscapes. You will navigate between sea, lakes and mountains and the omnipresence of water either by following the coast and its numerous fjords or by following the Lochs routes, will be your common thread of this motorcycle road trip on Scottish land..

Scotland is also a land of warm and welcoming people whose history has always been close to France. Take the opportunity to stop occasionally in the villages to attend some Highlands Games, these unique strength games in Scotland or even the herding dog competition and immerse yourself in the local life of these picturesque little villages where the there is often more sheeps than inhabitants.

You can relive the history of Scotland with its many castles that are spread along your itinerary : Balmoral, Sinclair, Urhquart, Eilean Donan, Dunrobin and many others; but above all the strength and beauty of nature and its relief that impresses the traveler and commands respect. If Scottish Whiskeys are so famous around the world it’s because Scotland has the purest waters in Europe. Finally, stroll through the heart of the 2nd most visited city in the United Kingdom: Edinburgh, this human-sized capital steeped in history and rich in numerous monuments will delight you ...

Prepare yourself to feel four seasons on the same day and to fall in love with this Celtic country that will leave a lasting impression on you. 

scotlandDay 1 ARRIVAL IN GLASGOW
Day 2 GLASGOW - FORT WILLIAM (269 km)
Day 3 FORT WILLIAM - MUIR OF ORD (160 km)
Day 4 MUIR OF ORD - JOHN O'GROAT (190 km)
Day 5 JOHN O'GROAT - ULLAPOOL (254 km)
Day 6 ULLAPOOL - KYLE OF LOCHALSCH (256 km)
Day 7 KYLE OF LOCHALSCH (204 km)
Day 8 KYLE OF LOCHALSCH - AVIEMORE (190 km)
Day 9 AVIEMORE - BLAIRGOWRIE (220 km)
Day 10 BLAIRGOWRIE - EDINBURGH (150 km)
Day 11 EDINBURGH (rest day)
Day 12 DEPARTURE FROM EDINBURGH 

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If you need a motorcycle rental on this tour contact us for a quote as we can offer several options.

Rates in self-guided formula (in € PP) :

* Prices for rider who join the tour with their own bikes.

 

Motorcycles / type of room
(price per person)

lit double

lit single

ride Scotland with your bike *

€ 1 195

€ 1 695

BMW R1200RT   BMW R1200GS € NC € NC
Moto guzzi V85 BMW F 750 GS

€ NC

€ NC

Our price of this self-guided motorcycle tour includes :

  • Motorcycle with insurance and unlimited mileage (formula with rental bike)
  • 11 nights in 3 stars hotels or guesthouses with breakfast
  • Information kit and road book and GPX files
  • Road maps

Not included in the price of this self-guided motorcycle tour :

  • Any other meal than those included in the tour
  • Drink and personal expenses
  • Fuel, parking and toll
  • Riding equipment (helmet, jacket, gloves)
  • All excursions not included in the package