9 Days BMW Motorbike Tour in Scotland, UK

  • Edinburgh - Pitlochry - Dornoch - Glencoe - Douglas

Overview

Perfect Scotland Motorcycle Tour

This tour will allow you to get up close and personal with the country's beautiful scenery. From towering mountains and glittering lochs to thick woodlands and miles of golden beaches, Scotland is home to some truly unique landscapes that you're sure to fall in love with. You’ll have plenty of time to explore all of the other attractions that the country has to offer. From museums, historical sites, to stunning architecture, you’ll have an endless array of things to see and do during your journey.

Highlights

  • BMW motorbike rental
  • 1300-kilometer mileage
  • Visits to a castle and historical sights
  • Single malt tour and cruising on the Isle of Skye
  • Welcome dinner at Pitlochry
  • 8 nights' accommodation
  • Airport and ferry transfer
  • Daily breakfast

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 14.

  • 8 riding days
  • English
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Throughout this motorcycle tour, you will stay overnight at several mid-range accommodations provided by Viktorianz Bespoke Adventure Travels.

Day 1: Arrival in Edinburgh

As you arrive in Edinburgh, Viktorianz Bespoke Adventure Travels shall meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel which would be close to the city center. For the best use of time, you are advised to take a flight that will arrive in the morning of day 1. Hotel check-ins are mostly in afternoons.

After you check in and have a bit of rest, Viktorianz Bespoke Adventure Travels will take you to a Bus Top tour of Edinburgh, the spectacular capital of Scotland which has full of history and culture. They will then leave you on the Royal Mile to explore the city yourself and return to your hotel.

Day 2: Edinburgh to Pitlochry

This morning, you will pack your bags, put on your riding gear, and have early breakfast. You will be transferred to the BMW showroom to pick up your pre-allotted motorcycles. The basic motorcycles on the offer are very good standard BMW 650, 800, 1200, and 1600 cc. Your guide rider from Viktorianz Bespoke Adventure Travels will take you on highway road across the Firth of Forth (name of a river), an estuary (firth) that separates Fife to North and Lothian to South.

You'll then swing to the back roads across to some beautiful lochs (lakes) and glens (valleys) on to Queens viewpoint. The ride will then progress to Pitlochry to your 16th-century hotel. As you get to this medieval hotel lodge, there is more waiting to happen.

Day 3: Pitlochry to Dornoch

This day, you'll continue your ride into North Highlands through the inner roads. Your first stop will be at the Commando Monument that shows a handful of men who changed the war history of Second World War. The Commandos were raised and trained here. You'll further ride to the beautiful town of Fort Augustus. This is where the famous Loch Ness starts. You can probably spot the water monster of the Ice Age, the 'Nessie'.

Loch Ness has more water in its folds than all the lakes and rivers of Scotland have if they are put together. You will ride along the western edge of the Loch to reach Inverness and the Glenmorangie Distillery. Your night halt will be in a typical seaside town of Dornoch. This place is closer to Arctic Circle than London.

Day 4: Dornoch to Glencoe

This day will begin early and you'll ride to the Western Coast. The first halt will be at Ullapool by the loch. The hotels and lodges here are centuries old. You'll get a feel of a seaport, while it is not so. It's the loch all along. You'll then turn south and ride some beautiful roads to the Isle of Skye.

You shall cross your bike on a turntable ferry. That is the only known operational turntable ferry in the world so that is unique for sure. You'll then ride to the historic town of Fort William, a short halt here and then on to Glencoe, the infamous site of a massacre that until this day evokes Scottish sentiments. This is where you will halt for the day.

Day 5: Glencoe to Douglas, Isle of Man

This morning, you will have a beautiful ride when you ride your way back to Edinburgh. You will go back on motorways and with a small coffee halt, you'll ride back to motorcycle yard to return the bike. Once done, you will be transferred to the Waverley rail station to have a train to Liverpool. This is where you will board out a ferry to the Isle of Man. A lot more thrilling action is waiting for you at the isle. You will then be transferred to your pre-booked accommodation.

Day 6: Opening day of the Tourist Trophy Races in the Isle of Man

Here, you will be right next to the most dangerous motorcycle racing track in the world. For last over 100 years, on an average, more than 4 deaths occur every year, either racing or watching them. No wonder they say that it is the most dangerous and spectacular sporting event on planet Earth. You will be a part of the passionate motorcycling community that comes to witness this sporting wonder. As of today, you will have the tentative program as follows:

  • 11:00 RST Superbike TT Race (6 laps)
  • 14:00 Sure Sidecar TT Race 1 (3 laps)
  • 15:30 Superstock / Supersport / Lightweight practice (2 laps)

Day 7: Mad Sunday at Tourist Trophy Races in the Isle of Man

The races will be held on all alternated days. This is a free day for you to explore the island at your own pace. A lot of motorcycling actions happen all over the track. No wonder it's called the Mad Sunday. The racing track which is open to all is a mad house. It's a day Viktorianz Bespoke Adventure Travels will leave you to find your own action. You can take a public transport and visit various segments of the world renowned as Tourist Trophy Course.

Day 8: Day 2 of Tourist Trophy Races in the Isle of Man

There will be many spots on the track you can see the race from. This will be the day you can choose to be in a different spot to watch the action. As for Monday, the tentative schedule is as follows:

  • 10:45 Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 1 (4 laps)
  • 12:25 Sidecar qualifying (2 laps)
  • 14:15 RL360 Superstock TT Race (4 laps)
  • 16:05 Lightweight qualifying (1 lap)
  • 16:25 TT Zero qualifying (l lap)

Day 9: Douglas to Liverpool

On this final day, you will get up early and take a ferry out to Liverpool. That will be where you say goodbye to this unique experience. There will be more riding action planned if you want to ride again, a ride from Edinburgh to Lands End and then to London via the Stone Henge. This will begin on the morning of June 8 and finish in Reading, outside London on June 12. Please ask Viktorianz Bespoke Adventure Travels if you are keen on this.

This scenic ride will cover several areas in Scotland including a single malt distillery, historic battle places, Isle of Skye turntable ferry, famous castles (James Bond), and umpteen lochs and glens falling en-route.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

On day 7, you will be free to explore the island at your own pace.

  • 8 nights’ accommodation
  • Bike hire
  • Bike insurance for 4 days as per itinerary (up to 1800 GBP)
  • Bike panniers for your luggage
  • Daily breakfast
  • Entry tickets to tourist places
  • Ferry transfers till Day 8
  • Fuel for bikes for entire tour
  • Full mechanical breakdown cover and a bike replacement if needed
  • Transfer from and to Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
  • Welcome dinner at Pitlochry with cultural dos
  • Airfare, visa, and IDL
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks, and snacks
  • Personal and medical insurances for riders (highly recommended)
  • Personal expenses or other expenses incurred beyond control such as bad weather, flight cancellation, road closure, landslides, political disturbances, etc.
  • Repair of damages to the bike up to excess 1800 GBP
  • Riding gears
  • Security deposit
  • Tips, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
  • Traffic fines or speed limit fines
  • Transfers of day 9 after you leave the Isle of Man

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Edinburgh Airport (EDI). Viktorianz Bespoke Adventure Travels will pick you up at the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Ranna from Bangalore, India

    "Dear Sarita and Mike, in a spur of a moment, you can be on an epic ride of your lifetime. "Thanks" is not the word to Col Mike and Sarita for accommodating me at such short notice. The real roller coaster of my maiden motorcycle ride became a reality. I am deeply indebted to the star team of Col Mike and Garry and all at Viktorianz Bespoke Adventure Travels for maintaining, guiding, and helping me traverse through stones, gravels streams, sand, cold low oxygen, and strenuous narrow passes to complete the trans-Himalayan ride reaching the highest motorable road Kardungla Pass. From the abyss of heart, my appreciation and pride are for Fateh."

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  • Review by Kapil Singh

    "Col Mike mixes the adventure, nature, and culture so well in his conduct of riding expeditions. We were very impressed with his deep knowledge of the local area and his military type of conduct of rides. His 24 years of experience in Indian Army comes in handy at all times during the trip. He surely is one very reliable bike trip leader in India. I would go with him anytime and many times."

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  • Review by Deepak Kannan from United Arab Emirates

    "I would rate this trip undoubtedly 5 out of 5 (I would have even given a 10 out of 5) because it was outstanding. We felt very well taken care of and thank you for everything you have done for us on the trip. We could not ask for more. Manoj, thanks again for this wonderful vacation. Words cannot express how we felt on this vacation. God bless you on all your ventures and with your attitude, I am very certain you will go a long way."

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