7 days
Duration
1700
Miles
All rider abilities
Skill level
Yes
Pillions?

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS SELF GUIDED 


Details:
The Scottish Highlands contain some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery, including National Parks and vast areas of unspoilt wilderness. From the vibrant city of Inverness and Loch Ness (Home of Nessie the Loch Ness monster) through the Caledonian Canal to Fort William the adventure capital of the UK, to the tranquil and peaceful Islands, the Inner and Outer Hebrides, and the Isle of Skye, its a place that has something for everyone, especially bikers!

Our tour takes us through the Trossachs National Park, Lake Lomomd and into Cairgnorms National Park, home of Balmoral Castle and many famous distilleries. We then head past Loch Ness and into the south, stopping at some hidden attractions and some more well know ones too, such as the abundance of castles on the east coast. Heading to John O Groats we get our picture taken and then off to Smoo cave, along the north coast and back down the western side through Applecross and a chance to see Eilean Donan Castle. Then we head over to the Isle of Skye and through Galloway to ride through the incredible scenic roads with impressive mountains carved by glaciers.

This is a beautiful tour full of scenery and great rides to boot!

Rider Type Price Includes
Single Rider Sharing a twin room £795 3* Hotels & Breakfast
Rider & Pillion Sharing a double/twin room £1355 3* Hotels & Breakfast
Rider with single room £1255 3* Hotels & Breakfast
Add Ons
Include Ferry crossings £15 2 Ferry crossings

 

3* plus Hotels Included
Daily breakfast meal included
Professional Tour Guide included
GPS Maps of the route included
Full Itinerary included
Comprehensive Tour Guide Included
Meals other than stated included
Insurance included
Parking or entry fees included

 

 

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DAY 1 - Meet at hotel in Dumbarton

We all meet up during the afternoon / evening to begin the tour the following morning giving us easy access to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Tonight’s dinner bed and breakfast at the hotel is included in the price 
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DAY 2 - Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

After breakfast we head for Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park heading north along some of the most beautiful and stunning scenic roads. We pass through Fort William and alongside the famous Ben Nevis mountain and onward towards Loch Ness to see if we can spot Nessy! We also make a brief stop at Urquhart Castle. From Loch Ness we pass through Inverness and then head south into the beautiful Cairngorms National Park where we rest for the evening in our hotel. We will stay here in the same hotel for two nights
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DAY 3 - Cairgnorms National Park

Today we travel through Cairgnorms National Park. Britain’s highest and most massive mountain range: its biggest native forests; spectacularly clean rivers and lochs; moorland and farmland and a stronghold for Britain’s wildlife – this special place offers the warmest of welcomes from people who live and work here. Spectacular roads, amazing scenery and plenty to see along the route. Balmoral Castle and some of the worlds best distilleries are here such as the Royal Lochnagar Distillery in Blamoral, https://www.discovering-distilleries.com/royallochnagar/

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DAY 4 - John O'Groats

We head North along the Eastern coast, passing gorgeous beaches such as Brora and taking in the stunning fresh sea air from the North sea. We arrive at John O’Groats for a picture opportunity before heading off for the evening nearby at our hotel on the northern most part of the Scottish mainland where we shall spend an evening relaxing before heading back down through the west coast of the highlands. On route we make a stop to Whaligoe Steps!

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DAY 5 - Ullapool

We head for Ullapool today through rugged West coast of the Scottish Highlands. Plenty of twisty, winding roads to keep you thrilled and entertained throughout the journey along with some of the most stunning scenery in all of the British Isles. We arrive in Ullapool for an evening stay in our hotel.

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DAY 6 - Isle of Skye

We make our way south, through winding roads and magnificent scenery including a stop at the magnificent Eilean Donan Castle and onto the Isle of Skye where we sample some of the truly awesome scenery, including waterfalls and mountain passes right through the heart of Skye. The Isle of Skye landscape has featured in many blockbuster movies. From the Isle of Skye we catch a small ferry for the short ride to Mallaig where we settle down for the evening. 
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DAY 7 - Returning home

From Mallaig we continue south along the Western coast through Galloway National Park, passing stunning beaches and beautiful coastal paths. Our highlight is the famously photographed Kilchurn Castle. Through lochs and mountain passes we go until we reach Hunters Quay and make use of the vehicle ferry crossing for the short ride into Gourock, which, is a town falling within the Inverclyde area. It has in the past functioned as a seaside resort on the Firth of Clyde. We continue the last leg of our journey to West Kilbride where our tour sadly comes to an end and brings us back not far from our original starting point 6 days ago. We take rest in our last hotel and reflect on our travels and the journey we have undertaken. The following morning we all depart to head back home
Rider Type Price Includes
Single Rider Sharing a twin room £795 3* Hotels & Breakfast
Rider & Pillion Sharing a double/twin room £1355 3* Hotels & Breakfast
Rider with single room £1255 3* Hotels & Breakfast
Add Ons
Include Ferry crossings £15 2 Ferry crossings

Tour Reviews

4.67 based on 3 reviews
09/11/2016

Chris is an an excellent guide and has an amazing attention to detail to ensure that everyone has the best possible time. The hotels were better than expected and of course the scenery is stunning. The only thing that could be better is the weather! I would certainly book again.

Scottish Highlands Tour 2016

09/11/2016

I’ve done a few tours, this was my first one with GMT. Chris by his own admission is a meticulous planner, and it showed. It was great just to be able to ride and enjoy, everything was sorted, and riding with people who enjoy riding was just fun. Chris was happy to sort any issues, and would accommodate everyone. I’ve found a company i can do more tours with, thanks Chris. roland, FZ8 Fazer.

Scottish Highlands Tour 2015

03/08/2017

Scotland Tour 2017.
Coming up from Surrey was a long trip but well worth it. Started in Dunbarton north of Glasgow the 6 bikes (including Guide Glen) made our way up around the NC500 threw beautiful countryside and many many castles. Stopping for coffee breaks and munches and lovely hotels overnight in the Scottish highlands. The roads were absent of traffic and the weather was sunny. Even John O Groats was sunny and warm. Only a few midges down the west coast. The Caingorns roads were a delight to ride. Unrestricted and let loose to ride the way you like was a real pleasure. Thank you for a great trip.

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