14 day motorcycle tour of the UK
Tour Duration :14 days / 13 nights
Visit Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, the Regency splendour of Bath and ‘Alpine’ Snowdonia. Ride some of the great roads of North Wales and ride north into Scotland. There’s no other place on Earth like it.
Scotland is beautiful, historic and extremely hospitable. It is a country with rugged landscapes and much to see. Ride the hills and glens via mountains and lochs, and ride the awesome route that is the ‘North Coast 500’. Visit Edinburgh and enjoy excellent fare. On your way South explore the National Parks of northern England and the famous ’Cat and Fiddle’ road. Visit the National Motorcycle Museum for a feast of classic British bikes if time allows.
To make your on 14 day motorcycle tour of the UK even more memorable, you will enjoy hand-picked hotels and Inns which have luxurious charm and architectural character so you can relax and enjoy great British hospitality at the end of every day’s ride.
14 day motorcycle tour of the UK – Itinerary.
Day 1: 146 miles. After collecting your bike from RoadTrip you ride through the South Downs National Park and along the excellent A272. You then ride through the New Forest to the magnificent medieval cathedral in Salisbury and on to visit Stonehenge. Your first night destination is the Roman spa town of Bath.
Day 2: 220 miles. Crossing into Wales on the iconic Prince of Wales bridge you then ride the amazing mountain roads over the Brecon Beacons. Heading north through South Wales you ride through ‘Alpine Snowdonia’ and then on to Conway on the north coast.
Day 3: 191 miles. Heading north, you ride through the Forest of Bowland. Visit Lancaster castle on the way to your hotel in the picturesque Lake District National Park
Day 4: 158 miles. Leaving the beauty of the Lake District National Park and on to the border with Scotland via Hadrian’s wall. Through the Northumberland National Park and onward to Edinburgh – the “Athens of the North” and capital of Scotland.
Day 5: A day off the bike to explore Edinburgh. See the Castle looking down over Princes Street Gardens. Climb Carlton Hill overlooking the city, or the Scott Monument. Walk through the ‘Auld Toon’ and visit the churches of St Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate. You can also climb Arthur’s seat and view the whole Lothian region. Edinburgh is one of the great cities of the UK and well worth spending a day in.
Day 6 : 172miles. Leaving Edinburgh behind, head north to the original Scottish capital of Perth, and continue through the Cairngorms National Park to Inverness.
Day 7 : 210 miles. Following the iconic bikers route ‘The North Coast 500’ you ride to the most northerly point in the British Isles, John o’Groats. Continuing this spectacular coastal ride you pass castles and ride narrow causeways en route to your hotel in Durness.
Day 8 : 193 miles. Heading west on the The North Coast 500 again, you then turn south and follow the scenic ‘West Coast Drive’ to the beautiful Isle of Skye.
Day 9 : 180 miles. A taste of how rugged and deserted Scotland can be today as you ride a coastal circuit of the Isle of Skye. The dark brooding Cullin mountains dominate the entirety to the island, and you visit Dunvegan, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. Also the world famous Talisker whisky distillery.
Day 10 : 207 miles. Back on the mainland you ride the full length of Loch Ness and Loch Lochy with eyes peeled for a glimpse of Nessie. Then on past Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the British Isles, before visiting the site of the massacre at Glencoe, The day ends at your hotel in Oban.
Day 11 : 220 miles. Heading south again, you ride through the rolling Trossachs National Park. Then along the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and head south to your hotel over the border in the quiet Lake District National Park.
Day 12 : 190 miles. Three National parks on the agenda today. The Lake District park is followed by the Yorkshire Dales park and finally the Peak District park. In the last of these you will ride the famous ‘cat and fiddle’ road down to your hotel near Ashbourne.
Day 13 : A day to fully explore the National parks area. Visit the Heights of Abraham by cable car, or the Blue John caverns on a subterranean river excursion. The splendour of Chatsworth House is in easy reach as is the Alton Towers theme park with its amazing nine roller coasters.
Day 14 : 185 miles. Heading back to Roadtrip to return your trusty steed, you can visit the renowned National Motorcycle Museum with its huge collection of classic British bikes. Finally, ride a route which has remained unchanged for almost 2000 years, the original Roman road to the north, the ‘Fosse way’.
Approximate distance: 2200 miles / 3500km (without detours!)
Your RoadTrip motorcycle rental includes:
- Motorcycle rental including luggage with liner bags, detachable tank bag, satnav (GPS) loaded with your routes, third-party insurance and roadside assistance.
- VE103 documentation (for any tour that leaves the United Kingdom).
Your motorcycle tour includes:
- Accomodation bookings and routes provided by a partner company.
- Ferry tickets for those tours that require them.
- Full personalised tour pack, route plans, ride out routes, GPS co-ordinates and GPS routes.
- High-end, classic and traditional hotels or inns with character, including breakfast.
- Airport transfers from Heathrow or Gatwick to and from RoadTrip.
- Additional nights on request.
- Any additional items charged to your room(s).
- Road tolls.
- All other food and beverages.
- Parking fees.
Prices include VAT where applicable.
If you would like more information about this tour then please contact us using the form below or telephone us on +44 (0)1483 662 135.