There is no denying it – there is nothing quite like ridding across the country on the back of a bike, with nothing but open road in front of you and endless possibilities for what you might see and experience. Whether you consider yourself an avid motorbike rider or you’re only just beginning to enjoy the wind in your hair, there are some road trips that you simply must take! In this guide, we’ve taken the time to outline the ‘must-do’ rides, the motorcycle road trips that are truly a once in a lifetime experience.
- The Scottish Highlands
If you’re looking for a journey that will take you through the lush greenery of the UK with winding scenery that will leave you breathless, then there is no better choice than a motorcycle trip to the Scottish Highlands. Dotted with quaint pubs and ins, and exceptionally friendly locals, this ride will take you to the highest points of Scotland, leaving you to watch the sunset whilst enjoying a pint after a long day.
- Beautiful Bhutan
One of the most magical countries in the world, Bhutan is known as the Kingdom of Happiness. Isolated from tourists, a motorcycle trip through this dramatic Himalayan country is a once in a lifetime experience. On this journey, you will ride through the famous jungles of the Dooars, lush green tea plantations, visit the Tigers Nest, and the Dorchula Pass – the Gateway to Central Bhutan.
- The Mighty Himalayas
A motorcycle trip through the mighty Himalayas can take many forms, but however it is completed, one thing is for sure – it’s a must! Indeed, some say that if you have yet to ride through Ladakh and Leh, then you are not yet an adventurist! This ride will take you through some of the highest peaks in the world, offering stunning views of the mountain range and visits to ancient monasteries.
- Spain and Portugal
A magnificent combination of culture and history with beautiful weather and a spectacular coastline, it’s no wonder that many flock to Spain and Portugal each year. However, to get the most from the two countries, a motorcycle trip is a must, allowing you to see the sights off the beaten track. On this ride, you will journey through Madrid, Lisbon, Lagos and Seville, just to name a few – and you’re sure to bring home a lovely tan and a new taste for adventure.
- The Australian East Coast
The stunning Eastern coast of Australia features Sydney, one of the world’s most visited city, and the biggest metropolis in Oceania; and Melbourne, the most liveable city in the country and home to art, culture and delicious food from around the world. When travelling this route, be sure to head inland to the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, the Yarra Valley of Victoria (and home to hundreds of vineyards and wineries), and the Great Ocean Road, also in Victoria – one of the most scenic coastal rides in the world.
- A European-Asian Adventure
If you’re looking for a motorcycle trip that is a true once in a lifetime experience, then a European Asian adventure is a must. This dream ride covers 18,000kms of vast and ever-changing scenery over a period of 50 days. Begin in Imphal, India before riding through 16 different countries and two continents to arrive in London. This trip includes so many stunning sights that must be seen to be believed, including the unexplored Myanmar, beautiful Thailand and Laos, the expansive China and Russia, and European favourites such as Germany and France.
Any motorcycle trip is sure to create memories that last a lifetime, but in undertaking a journey of this magnitude, you can be sure you’re truly enjoying the best of the best. If you’re interested in any of the rides we’ve detailed above, or you’re looking for a custom trip that ticks all your boxes, contact the team at Viktorianz today.