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 on some of the great roads of North Wales. Ride north into Scotland; there’s no other place on Earth like it.
Scotland is beautiful, historicand extremely hospitable. It is a Country with rugged landscapes and you will ride the hills and glens, see mountains and lochs, and ride the awesome route that is the ‘North Coast 500’. Visit Scotland’s capital city and enjoy excellent fare.Finally, ride south and explore the National Parks of northern England, the famous ’Cat and Fiddle’ road and visit the National Motorcycle Museum for a feast of classic British bikes.
To make your tour even more memorable, Magellan has hand-picked hotels and Inns which have luxurious charm and architectural character. All your accommodation is rated 4-Star and 5-Star or equivalent, so you can relax and enjoy great British and Irish hospitality at the end of every day’s ride.
Day 1: 146 miles. After collecting your bike from RoadTrip you ride through the South Downs National Park and along the excellent A272 – one of the best biking roads in the UK. You then ride through the New Forest to the magnificent medieval cathedral in Salisbury and on to visit Stonehenge.
Day 2: 200 miles. Cross into Wales and you visit the stunning National Showcaves, then ride the mountain road over the Brecon Beacons and on through South Wales to Aberystwyth.
Day 3: 170 miles. Into ‘Alpine Snowdonia’ this morning, and then on to some of the best roads that North Wales has to offer. See Conwy Castle in the afternoon.
Day 4: 235 miles. Head north through the beauty of the Lake District National Park and on to the border with Scotland. Past Gretna Green and then through the Kielder Forest National Park and onward to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh – the “Athens of the North”.
Day 5: A day off the bike to explore Edinburgh. See the Castle looking down over Princes Street Gardens. Climb Calton Hill overlooking the city, or the Scott Monument, walk through the ‘Auld Toon’ and visitthe churches of St Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate, then 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, you 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 both Dunvegan, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and 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, on the ride to your hotel in Oban.
Day 11 : 220 miles. Heading south again, you ride through the rolling Trossachs National Park and along the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond… on the route 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 three parks 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 visit the renowned National Motorcycle Museum with its huge collection of classic British bikes, before riding 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 Motorcycling Holiday includes:
- Motorcycle rental including luggage with liner bags, satnav (GPS) loaded with your routes, third-party insurance and roadside assistance.
- Ferry tickets and VE103 documentation (for Irish tours.)
- Full personalised tour pack, route plans, ride out routes, GPS co-ordinates and GPS routes.
- 4-Star and 5-Star or equivalent accommodation with character, including breakfast.
- Airport transfers from Heathrow or Gatwick to and from RoadTrip.
- Additional nights on request.
Not included with your tour:
- Any additional items charged to your room(s).
- Road tolls.
- All other food and beverages.
- Parking fees.
Prices include VAT where applicable.