Scottish Highlands Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

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

Tour Information

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

This tour has been designed for those who would like to stay closer to home and take in some spectacular Highland scenery, visit famous historic sites and whisky distilleries, experience the unique Scottish culture and tradition, sample traditional local cuisine and of course ride some of the fantastic biking routes.

You begin this tour by arriving to a traditional eighteen-century three-star hotel, located in the picturesque highland hamlet of Kinloch Rannoch in heart of Rob Roy country.

The hotel has comfortable en-suite rooms, gourmet restaurant serving traditional Scottish cuisine and secure car park for your motorcycles.

The location of your hotel makes it a great base for exploring the Highlands. Well within a comfortable day trip are the delightful Victorian town of Pitlochry, mountain resort of Glencoe, ski centre of Aviemore, university town of St Andrews and the coastal town of Inverness.

During this tour, you’ll have opportunity to visit some of the most magnificent Scottish castles that include Blair Castle – one of Scotland’s very finest visitor attractions, Castle Mezies – spectacular sixteenth-century fortress style castle, Glamis Castle – a place of legends and fairytales and Scone Palace – the home of the Earls of Mansfield.

Any visit to Scotland would not be complete without a visit or two to some of the most famous whisky distilleries.
Edradour is the smallest Highland whisky distillery and if you manage to find it you’ll be some of the very few people lucky enough to experience its charm.

A visit to Dalwhinnie, the highest distillery in Scotland will provide you with the opportunity to see the production and sample the ‘Gentle Spirit’ of the glen.

From exploring the smallest and the highest you may continue your tour of this great Scottish tradition by visiting Blair Athol, one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland.

And finally – the Deawrs that celebrates the courageous entrepreneurial spirit of the Dewar family who were the pioneers of creative advertising and first distillery to start selling their whisky to the United States.

As you can see this fantastic motorcycle tour offers great roads to ride, the opportunity to experience the rich Scottish culture and tradition, enjoy dramatic Highland scenery and needless to say plenty to eat and drink.

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

PLEASE NOTE: This tour can be extended by adding the Four Corners of Great Britain tour.

Tour Itinerary

DayEventApprox Daily Mileage
Day 1

Arrive to hotel in time for an evening meal

Day 2

Day ride around Scottish Highlands

Day 3

Day off – visit local tourist attractions

Day 4

Day ride around Scottish Highlands

Day 5

Day ride around Scottish Highlands

Day 6

Morning ride and departure home

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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