9 Days Picturesque Motorcycle Tour in Scotland, UK

Exciting 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

  • Starts and ends in Edinburgh
  • Ride along the famous North Coast 500
  • Ride along the banks of Loch Ness to Fort Augustus
  • Skye Turntable ferry, the world's only manually operated turntable ferry
  • Visit the Falkirk wheel, a spectacular rotating boat lift
  • Tour of one of Scotland's most famous distilleries
  • Cruise on the Isle of Skye
  • 8 nights accommodation

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7 riding days in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 14

Airport transfer included: Edinburgh Airport

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Accommodation

During this tour, you will stay in various accommodations with the options of shared twin or double room. Single supplement can be requested for an additional cost.

Viktorianz Bespoke Adventure Travels Motorcycle Tour Scotland Itinerary

  • Bike: rental bike (650cc to 800cc)
  • Mileage: 1300 kilometers / 808 miles
  • Daily rides: 241 - 322 kilometers / 150 - 200 miles
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts

Day 1: Arrive in Edinburgh

Check into your hotel which is comfortable, modern, and very well situated for both access to the city of Edinburgh and for collecting your bikes. You are free to sightsee in Edinburgh on your own.

Top suggestions are pen top bus tour, Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyrood House, The Royal Yacht Britannia, The National Museum of Scotland, The Royal Mile, and more. You are advised to buy a mobile phone as well as the SIM card. Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the evening and brief you on your trip.

Day 2: Fort William via the Falkirk Wheel and Glencoe

You will visit the Falkirk wheel, a spectacular rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. After that, you will visit Glencoe visitor center, the site of the infamous massacre. Your guest house dates from the 1890s and is an attractive Victorian villa which enjoys a magnificent location beside Loch Linnhe and is just a five-minute stroll from the bustling town center and its fine selection of shops, restaurants, and pubs.

Day 3: Ullapool

Cross to Skye via the Skye Turntable ferry, the world's only manually operated turntable ferry. This is not to be missed. Afterwards, you will visit a picturesque castle on the banks of Loch Alsh before traveling up the west coast to Ullapool. Your stay will be in a beautiful hotel, to a high standard, located on the harbor's edge.

Day 4: West Coast to Tongue

Ride to the rugged West Coast. Multiple photo stops as you travel through this breathtaking scenery to the tiny Village of Tongue which is closer to the arctic than to London. This is part of the famous North Coast 500. You will stay in a picturesque hotel in this remote spot.

Day 5: Inverness via John O'Groats

Ride the North Coast of Scotland to John o’ Groats (still on the Nort Coast 500). Take your photographs at John o’ Groats before traveling south to Glenmorangie to enjoy a tour of one of Scotland's most famous distilleries. You can and even have a little taste.

Day 6: Journey to Pitlochry

Travel along the banks of Loch Ness to Fort Augustus for lunch and see the water locks which are a great spectacle particularly if you are lucky enough to see a boat coming through. You will also travel on to the Commando memorial monument located in the training area for these great men. Your hotel is a beautiful coaching inn dating back to 1695 on the outskirts of Pitlochry which has its own microbrewery!

Day 7: Pitlochry

You have a range of options today, including going to the The Atholl Higlanders Parade. Experience the amazing spectacle of Europe's only private army parading on the castle forecourt to the sound of the pipes and drums.

Following the parade, His Grace the Duke of Atholl will undertake the annual inspection of his men in front of the crowd. The parade is open to all castle and grounds visitors. Alternatively, for those who want to ride, tour of Speyside the famous whisky region and visit the beautiful town of Elgin.

Day 8: Return to Edinburgh

Attend the Blair Atholl Highland for the morning by joining His Grace the Duke of Atholl and his private army at the Atholl Gathering. You will leave by 2:30 p.m. and return to Edinburgh to drop your bikes off. Then, you will return to the same hotel in Edinburgh you used on the first day.

Day 9: Depart

You will have the chance to sightsee Edinburgh same as day one if you have time. Afterwards, you will depart for your next destination or home.

Included excursions

On day two, you will go to Glencoe visitor center. On day three, you will get the chance to visit a picturesque castle on the banks of Loch Alsh. On day four, you will visit Village of Tongue. On day five, you will go to John o’ Groats and Glenmorangie distillery. Last but not least, on day six, you will go to Fort Augustus and Commando Memorial monument.

Location

This tour will take you to various places in Scotland. You will visit Fort William via the Falkirk Wheel, Glencoe, Ullapool, Skye, Loch Alsh, West Coast, Village of Tongue, John O’ Groats, Glenmorangie, Fort Augustus, and Pitlochry.

Food

During this tour, you will be served with daily breakfasts. Lunch and dinner are not included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) 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

Things to do (optional)

On day one and the last day, you are free to explore Edinburgh. On day seven in Pitlochry, you will have the choice as to whether to join the The Atholl Higlanders Parade or go on a tour of Speyside the famous whisky region and visit the beautiful town of Elgin for those who wants to ride.

What's included

  • Motorbike rent of 650cc to 800cc, for eight days
  • Full insurance and breakdown support (excess applies)
  • Panniers and top boxes included
  • Fuel
  • Guided by a fully qualified motorcycle instructor with excellent knowledge of the history and geography of Scotland
  • Full safety briefing provided before departure
  • Daily briefing and planning for the next day’s riding
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Entry to tours included in the itinerary including castles, and whisky distillery, and ferry crossing
  • Daily breakfast

What's not included

  • Personal insurances covering missed travel, health cover, and personal possessions
  • Airfare
  • Visas
  • 5% GST
  • Bike upgrades
  • Single supplement
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks, tips, souvenirs, and laundry
  • Payment of the excess on the insurance in the event of damage to the bike
  • Personal riding gear including helmet
  • Anything not listed in the inclusions

How to get there

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.

Airport: Edinburgh Airport Airport transfer included: Edinburgh Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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Early bird discount

The prices below are eligible for an early bird discount of 15% if four people pay 25% deposit four months before the tour starts and an early bird discount of 10% if four people pay 25% deposit three months before the tour starts.

Sunday July 8, 2018
(9 days / 8 nights)

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