Scottish Highlands Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Where you choose the date and set the pace
Start / Finish in UK

Tour Information

Book this fantastic Scottish Highland tour and enjoy a taste of all things Scottish.

Our Scottish Highlands tour has been designed for those who would like to stay closer to home. Take in some spectacular highland scenery, visit famous historic sites as well as whisky distilleries. Experience the unique Scottish culture and tradition. Sample traditional local cuisine. And of course ride some fantastic biking routes.

You begin this tour by arriving at a traditional Scottish hotel. It is located in the picturesque town in the heart of highlands.

The hotel has comfortable en-suite rooms as well as a gourmet restaurant. It serves traditional Scottish cuisine. It also has a secure car park for your motorcycles.

The location of your hotel makes it a great base for exploring the Highlands. Pitlochry is a delightful Victorian highland town. It is also within a comfortable day ride distance to many major tourist attractions and scenic routes. 

During this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to visit some of the most magnificent Scottish castles. Blair Castle is one of Scotland’s very finest visitor attractions. Castle Menzies is a spectacular sixteenth century fortress style castle. And Glamis Castle is a place of legends and fairytales as well as Scone Palace. It is also the ancestral home of the Earl of Mansfield.

A to Scotland wouldn’t be complete without a visit or two to some of the most famous whisky distilleries.

Edradour is the smallest Highland whisky distillery. If you manage to find it you’ll be some of the very few people lucky enough to experience its charm.

Dalwhinnie is the highest distillery in Scotland. You can see the production as well as sample the ‘Gentle Spirit’ of the glen.

From exploring the smallest and the highest you can continue your tour. Blair Athol is one of the most famous as well as oldest working distilleries in Scotland. Blair Castle has been the home of the Atholl family for over seven centuries. In the past it was home to politicians, soldiers, agriculturalists and entrepreneurs. While here you can explore castles rich history. It is manifested through its fine interiors and Scottish baronial architecture. There is also a nine acre walled Hercules Garden. It is famous for its Diana’s Grove as well as tall exotic conifers.

Your pre planned day trips also include visits to Balmoral Castle as well as the Royal Distillery. If you wish you can ride over the Cairnwell Pass which is also the highest pass in Scotland. Visits to Aviemore, Inverness, Fort Augustus as well as Fort Williams are all part of this tour. Also to round this tour off you can take a ride along the Loch Ness and Loch Rannoch.

Scotland has some of the best biking roads in the UK. And some would argue perhaps even anywhere in Europe. Riding the exhilarating North Coast 500 (NC500) is a must for anyone touring Scotland. Our suggested routes include several sections of this fantastic road. Lined with countless twists and turns through the beautiful highland scenery is certainly a journey to savour. 

This fantastic motorcycle tour offers great roads to ride. It also offers the opportunity to experience the rich Scottish culture and tradition. 

So pack your panniers, don’t forget your camera and embark on this Highland glorious motorcycle touring extravaganza.

 

To extend this trip please have a look at Four Corners of GB tour.

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Tour Itinerary

DayEventApprox Daily Mileage
Day 1

Arrive to hotel in time for an evening meal

Day 2

Day ride around Scottish Highlands

150
Day 3

Day off – visit local tourist attractions

Day 4

Day ride around Scottish Highlands

150
Day 5

Day ride around Scottish Highlands

150
Day 6

Morning ride and departure home

Availability

  • Depart and return when it suits you

Tour Hightlights

  • Traditional 3*** Highland hotel
  • Gourmet restaurant
  • Victorian town of Pitlochry
  • Mountain resort of Glencoe
  • Ski center of Aviemore
  • Mezies Castle
  • Glamis Castle
  • Edradour - the smallest whisky distillery
  • Dalwhinnie whisky distillery
  • Blair Athol whisky distillery

Tour Pricing

  • Rider and pillion £615 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £545 pp
  • Solo rider single room £545 pp

Price Includes

  • 5 nights b&b accommodation

  • 5 evening meals

  • GPX routes

  • Trip check list

  • Daily itinerary

  • Suggested tourist attractions

  • Emergency services numbers

Price Excludes

  • Hotel parking

  • Petrol

  • Toll charges (vignette)

  • Admission charges

  • Meals other than those specified

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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