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 you to the four corners of the mainland 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.
Your journey of discovery starts with a visit to Bletchley Park. It was once a home of the WW2 code breakers. You also might choose to spend few hours in Cambridge. It is the oldest university town in the UK.
The next morning your tour continues towards the cathedral city of York. Along the way you will 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 you will join the Roman Imperial trail towards Scotland. It is hard to define the magic of the Hadrian’s Wall. So please allow a bit of time to take a short deviation to Hexham. Here you can visit the beautifully reconstructed Roman Fort and Museum. For the rest of the day you will be traversing the rolling hills of the Northumbria National Park. Continuing to explore the most northern frontier of the Roman Empire you will enter Scotland at the Carter Bar. It is also one of the UK’s 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 your self in fascinating Scottish history and culture. The capital city has old medieval quarters as well as the elegant newer Georgian part. You will 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.
From here your route turns North West towards the Lake District. However, on your way there 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 you are here please do not miss the opportunity to stock up at the World’s smallest gingerbread factory in Grasmere.
You leave the lakes the way you 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 your hotel, you can visit the principle attraction in Welshpool, the medieval Powis Castle.
Certainly, there is no more fitting end to your British odyssey than a visit to the beautiful Costwolds. With two nights here, you 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.
The native Britons riding their own motorcycles can start and finish at any point of this fantastic circle. However if you are coming from overseas we would suggest that you follow our itinerary and also allow an extra few days to explore the city of London as well.
PLEASE NOTE: This tour can be extended by adding the Scottish Highlands tour.