Four Corners of Great Britain Guided Motorcycle Tour

Tour Information

Uncover thousands of years of history, ride through contrasting landscapes and stay in welcoming hotels and traditional guesthouses.

This is a full circle journey that will take us to the four corners of the main land Britain. It offers a delightful mix of big cities, picturesque thatched villages, elegant Georgian retreats, charming market towns, scenic national parks as well as roman and medieval historic sites.

Our journey of discovery starts with a visit to Bletchley Park. It was once a home of the WW2 code breakers. We also might choose to spend few hours in Cambridge. It is the oldest university town in the UK.

The next morning our tour continues towards the cathedral city of York. Along the way we’ll ride the magnificent route along Lincolnshire coast. In York there is plenty to interest any sightseer. Some of the most popular attractions are cobblestone Shambles, the inspiring Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre as well as the famous National Railway Museum.

Leaving York we’ll join the Roman Imperial trail towards Scotland. It is hard to define the magic of the Hadrian’s Wall. So we shall allow a bit of time to take a short deviation to Hexham. Here we can visit the beautifully reconstructed Chesters Roman Fort and Museum – Hadrian’s Wall. For the rest of the day we shall be traversing the rolling hills of the Northumbria National Park. Continuing to explore the most northern frontier of the Roman Empire we shall enter Scotland at the Carter Bar. It is also one of the UK’s the most remote and scenic border crossings.

No holiday to these parts would be complete without a visit to Edinburgh. Tarry here for two days and indulge our selves in fascinating Scottish history and culture. The capital city has old medieval quarters as well as the elegant newer Georgian part. We’ll have ample time to visit some of the popular tourist attractions. These include the famous Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle, Gin Distillery, National Museum of Scotland as well as the Royal Botanic Garden and the National Gallery. Or we may just decide to go for a ride!

From here our route turns North West towards the Lake District. However on our way there we shall allow some time to visit the Borders Whisky Distillery in Hawick.
The Lakeland is the land of poets such as William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter as well as John Ruskin. While we are here we’ll try not to miss the opportunity to stock up at the World’s smallest ginger bread factory in Grasmere.

We leave the lakes the way we arrived, by meandering through the rolling hills of Cumbria towards the Welsh mountains. The Ponderosa Café is a famous biker meeting place. It is also conveniently located on the Horseshoe Pass and a great place to stop for a break. From our hotel we can visit the principle attraction in Weshpool, the medieval Powis Castle.

Certainly, there is no more fitting end to our British odyssey then a visit to the beautiful Costwolds. With two nights here, we’ll have plenty of time to visit some of the most popular attractions. These include the university city of Oxford, the Roman Baths in Bath as well as the Salisbury plains and the pagan site of worship, Stonehenge.

There are also many delightful honey coloured Cotswold villages and small towns within a short ride. These include Broadway, Winchcombe, Stow on the Wold, as well as Boughton on the Water and the Slaughters.

Tour Itinerary

DayEventApprox Daily Mileage
Day 1

Mid morning meeting at the Super Sausage café near Towcester, Northants
Visit to the Bletchley Park museum
Optional stop in Cambridge
Ride to Peterborough area
Evening meal with the group in the hotel

80
Day 2

Ride to York
Optional stop in Scarborough
Evening meal with the group in the hotel

150
Day 3

Day off
Optional visits to local tourist attractions
Evening meal with the group in the hotel

Day 4

Ride to Edinburgh
Optional stop in Hexham
Evening meal with the group in the hotel

200
Day 5

Day off
Organised ride out or visit to the local tourist attractions.
Evening meal with the group in the hotel

Day 6

Ride to the Lake District
Optional stop at the Borders Distillery in Hawick
Evening meal with the group in the hotel.

150
Day 7

Ride to Welshpool
Optional stop at the Ponderosa café
Evening meal with the group in the hotel

180
Day 8

Ride to the Cotswolds
Evening meal with the group in the hotel

140
Day 9

Day off
Optional rides to the local tourist attractions
Evening meal with the group in the hotel

Day 10

Depart home

Availability

  • Available: 05/09/2020 to 14/09/2020

Tour Hightlights

  • Bletchley Park
  • Cambridge
  • City of York
  • Shambles
  • York Minster
  • Jorvik Viking
  • National Railway Museum
  • Roman Fort and Museum
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Gin Distillery
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • The Borders Whisky Distillery
  • Ponderosa Café
  • Oxford
  • Roman Baths in Bath
  • Stonehenge

Tour Pricing

  • Rider and pillion £1,235 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £1,235 pp
  • Solo rider single room £1,645 pp

Price Includes

  • Turn-by-turn guiding

  • Route pack for each day

  • 9 evening meals

  • 9 nights b&b accommodation

Price Excludes

  • Meals other than those specified

  • Admission charges

  • Petrol

Pre-Trip Checklist

  • Make sure the tyres on your bike are going to last the duration of a trip.
  • Make sure that the bike is serviced for the duration of a trip.
  • Puncture repair kit recommended.
  • A good bike chain is also highly recommended.
  • Chain lubricant.
  • Spare bike keys.
  • Spare battery for the alarm fob (if you have an alarm).
  • Spare bulbs (in some countries required by law).
  • Spare fuses (in some countries required by law).
  • Spare spark plugs (in some countries required by law).
  • Some tools.
  • Some extra bike security device (padlock and chain, disc lock).
  • Torch.
  • Valid passport.
  • Valid riding licence.
  • European breakdown cover recommended.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Green card for European travel.
  • Check if your bike insurance covers (Green Card) all the countries will be passing through (e.g. Eastern Europe).
  • Copy of bike insurance policy.
  • Registration document.
  • E111 obtained from the Post Office (this guarantees you equivalent NHS treatment in EC countries only).
  • High viz vest/jacket.
  • Breathalizer.
  • Waterproofs.
  • Spare set of gloves.
  • Enough clothes to last you for a trip.
  • Some swimming gear.
  • Some casual clothes.
  • Some local currency.
  • A major credit card recommended.
  • Mini first aid kit (in some countries required by law).
  • Some basic pain killers and prescription drugs.
  • Note with your driving licence of any allergies in Latin.
  • Pack everything into plastic bags before putting it into the panniers.

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