Scotland : Insider’s Ride to Highlands

9 Days - 8 Nights 

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Overview
Start/End   Edinburgh
Total Time   9 Days
Hotel Overnights   8 Nights
Total Distance   1300 km
Riding Days   7 Days
Breakfast   8 Included breakfasts
Daily Mileage   150-200
Riding Season   April to October
 
Highlights  

Edinburgh, Fort William, Falkirk Wheel, Glencoe, Ullapool, Tongue, Inverness, john O'Groats, Pitlochry,

Accommodations  

Bed and breakfast in hand picked mid-range guest houses and hotels.

It is my privilege to present yet another Experience of a Lifetime - a true insider's 9 Day motorcycle ride in Scotland.
And with Pound having fallen after Brexit - there cannot be a better time to travel to UK.

In a series of unique experiences that Viktorianz hand stitches for the niche clientele - here is one more Signature offering. It is a 9 Day experience starting at Edinburgh and a 1300 km ride in Northern Highlands of Scotland.

a pitstop exploring scotland
riding through one of the towns in north scottish highlands
unique architecture of scottish towns
scottish bag piper higland games
highland games north scotland

Once you arrive in Edinburgh on first day- get a real taste of exotic medieval capital of Scotland, built on an extinct Volcano. Leaving Edinburgh, we travel northwards through the heart of Scottish countryside, home of Scotland’s smoothest whiskies and onwards to the rugged North and North West coast. Turning south we wind our way down the coast on single track roads and over the Bealach na Ba (pass of the cattle) before we cross over to the Isle of Skye on the last manually operated turntable ferry in Britain. Taking in some of Scotland’s iconic roads and passes, single malt distilleries, James Bond featured castles, we wrap up the ride in Edinburgh.You may then fly out to London or a few days in Europe, before heading home.

Start - Edinburgh
Finish - Edinburgh
commando memorial scottish higlands
highland cow north scotland
lochs and glens of scotland are amazing-sites
unmatched beauty of north coast john o goats
" Excellent experience & well arranged tour. Very courteous & understanding. Same with our North Chaingmae ride in Thailand "

george_mascarenhas, Pune

" route was well planned …..
super locations chosen for the night halts ….
every thing well managed by Mike , Hugh and Garry ….. "

Pankaj M, New Delhi

Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Edinburgh

Check into your hotel which is comfortable, modern, and very well situated for both access to the city of Edinburgh and for collecting your bikes.

Sight see Edinburgh on Your own.

Top suggestions: Open top bus tour, Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyrood House, The Royal Yacht Britannia, The National Museum of Scotland, The Royal Mile etc Buy mobile phone SIM cards.

Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the evening and brief you on your trip.

Day 2: Fort William via the Falkirk Wheel & Glencoe

Visit the Falkirk wheel, a spectacular rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal.

Visit Glencoe visitor centre, the site of the infamous massacre.

Your guest house dates from the 1890's and is an attractive Victorian villa which enjoys a magnificent location beside Loch Linnhe and is just a five minute stroll from the bustling town centre and its fine selection of shops, restaurants and pubs.

Day 3: Ullapool

Cross to Skye via the Skye Turntable ferry, the world's only manually operated turntable ferry. This is not to be missed.

Visit a picturesque castle on the banks of Loch Alsh before traveling up the west coast to Ullapool.

Your stay is a beautiful hotel, to a high standard, located on the harbour's edge.

Day 4: West Coast to Tongue

Ride the rugged West Coast. Multiple photo stops as you travel through this breathtaking scenery to the tiny village of Tongue. which is closer to the arctic than to London. This is part of the famous North Coast 500.

You stay in a picturesque hotel in this remote spot.

Day 5: Inverness via John O'Groats

Ride the North coast of Scotland to John o Groats (still on the Nort Coast 500). Take your photographs at John O' Groats before traveling south to Glenmorangie to enjoy a tour of one of Scotland's most famous distilleries. You can and even have a little taste.

Day 6: Journey to Pitlochry

Travel along the banks of Loch Ness to Ft Augustus for lunch and see the water locks which are a great spectacle particularly if you are lucky enough to see a boat coming through. Travel on to the Commando memorial monument located in the training area for these great men.

Your hotel is a beautiful coaching Inn dating back to 1695 on the outskirts of Pitlochry which has its own micro brewery!!

Day 7: Pitlochry

You have a range of options today, including:

The Atholl Higlanders Parade - Experience the amazing spectacle of Europe's only private army parading on the castle forecourt to the sound of the pipes and drums. Following the parade, His Grace the Duke of Atholl will undertake the annual inspection of his men in front of the crowd. The parade is open to all castle and grounds visitors.

Alternatively, for those who want to ride, tour of Speyside the famous whisky region and visit the beautiful town of Elgin.

Day 8: Return to Edinburgh

Attend the Blair Atholl Highland for the morning by joining His Grace the Duke of Atholl and his private army at the Atholl Gathering.

Leave by 2.30 pm and return to Edinburgh to drop your bikes off.

Return to the same hotel in Edinurgh you used on the first day.

Day 9: Depart

Sight see Edinburgh as on day 1 if you have time. Depart for your next destination or home.

Inclusions
  • Motorbike hire, 650cc to 800cc, for 8 days
  • Full Insurance and breakdown support (excess applies)
  • Panniers and top boxes included
  • Bike upgrades are available at extra cost
  • Fuel included
  • Guided by a fully qualified motorcycle instructor with excellent knowledge of the history and geography of Scotland
  • Full safety briefing provided before departure
  • Daily briefing and planning for the next day's riding
  • 8 Nights bed and breakfast in mid-range guest houses and hotels. Twin or double rooms.
  • Single room at extra cost
  • Entry to tours included in the itinerary including castles, and whisky distillery, Ferry crossing
Exclusions
  • Personal insurances covering missed travel, health cover and personals posessions
  • Air travel and visas
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks, tips, souvenirs and laundry
  • Payment of the excess on the insurance in the event of damage to the bike
  • Personal riding gear including helmet
  • 5% GST
  • Anything not listed in the inclusions
Dates & Availability
Starting
Finishing
Total from USD  
28 Jun 2019
06 Jul 2019
USD 3,800 Book Now
26 Jun 2020
04 Jul 2020
USD 4,200 Book Now
Add Ons
Name
Day/s
Total from USD
Pillion Rider Add On
9
USD 2,400

15% Early booking discount if four people pay 25% deposit four months before the tour starts.

  • Pillion : 2400 USD on twin share accommodations, riding pillion on booked bike
  • Single accommodation supplement cost for room to yourself : USD 1600

10% Early booking discount if four people pay 25% deposit six months before the tour starts.
Discount Applies to those that pay early only.

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