SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS & NC500
SELF-GUIDED MOTORCYCLE TOUR
Self-Guided Motorcycle Tour along the NC500 in the Scottish Highlands
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!
The tour takes you through the Trossachs National Park, Lake Lomomd and into Cairgnorms National Park, home of Balmoral Castle and many famous distilleries. You’ll 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 you gety 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 you 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!
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DAY 1 - Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
After breakfast you head for Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park heading north along some of the most beautiful and stunning scenic roads. You’ll pass through Fort William and alongside the famous Ben Nevis mountain and onward towards Loch Ness to see if you can spot Nessy! You also make a brief stop at Urquhart Castle. From Loch Ness You’ll pass through Inverness and then head south into the beautiful Cairngorms National Park where you rest for the evening in your hotel. You will stay here in the same hotel for two nights
DAY 2 - Cairgnorms National Park
Today you 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/
DAY 3 - John O'Groats
You head North along the Eastern coast, passing gorgeous beaches such as Brora and taking in the stunning fresh sea air from the North sea. You arrive at John O’Groats for a picture opportunity before heading off for the evening nearby at your hotel on the northern most part of the Scottish mainland where you shall spend an evening relaxing before heading back down through the west coast of the highlands. On route you make a stop to Whaligoe Steps!
DAY 4 - Ullapool
You’ll 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. You arrive in Ullapool for an evening stay in your hotel.
DAY 5 - Isle of Skye
DAY 6 - Returning home
|Single Rider, Single room||£795 pp|
|Rider & Pillion Sharing a double/twin room||£495 pp|
|2 x Riders with twin or double room||£495 pp|
- 2 or 3* Quality Hotels
- Day to Day Gpx Route Maps (Tom Tom or Garmin)
- Free Exclusive “Born to Explore” GMT Neck Tube and Key ring
- Full support if you need it from GMT when on the tour
- Discount off future bookings
- Motorcycle hire (if required)
- Travel insurance
- Meals other than stated
- Entrance fees
- Drinks or mini bar usage
- Additional services provided by hotel
When will I get all the information for the tour?
As every tour is put together when the customer books it will take us a few days to compile all the information you need. Please allow up to 28 days for the tour information
How much notice do you need to book a self guided Scotland tour?
Usually we like to have at least 14 – 28 days so that we can ensure we get the best possible hotels for you. If you are in a desperate hurry or your departure dates are sooner please call us to discuss on 0330 111 0112
How many miles will I do in a day?
Most days are under 200 miles, there is however a longer day in terms of time due to ferry crossing, which is the Isle of Skye option. We say it’s an option because you can avoid the island and the ferry crossing for the road route direct to the hotel
Whats the best time of year to do this?
We say avoid June time as the midges count is very high. A good time to go is May/ August / September