Scotland : Highlands & Isle of Man Ride

10 Days - 9 Nights Ride of Scottish Highlands and Watching Isle of Man TT RacesĀ 

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Overview
Start/End   Edinburgh/ Liverpool
Total Time   10 Days
Rest Days   1
Hotel Overnights   9 Nights
Total Distance   1300 km
Riding Days   5 Days
Breakfast   8 Included breakfasts
Daily Mileage   200-250
Riding Season   April to October
 
Highlights  

Edinburgh, Pitlochry, Commando Monument, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Ullapool, Isle of Skye, Glencoe, Sterling, Liverpool, Isle of man TT Races

Accommodations  

Handpicked mid range accommodations with bed and breakfast on twin share basis

In a series of unique experiences that Viktorianz hand stitches for the niche clientele - here is another unique world class offering.

Why Scotland?

Besides the TT Races, why should motorcycle tours of Scotland feature high on your list of must-visit destinations? There are so many reasons we’d be here all day outlining them all! Not only does the country have a rich history (from castles to stone circles), there are a number of attractions that are uniquely Scottish (from kilts and tartan to bagpipes).

Scotland motorcycle tours will allow you to get up close and personal with the country’s beautiful scenery. From towering mountains and glittering lochs to thick woodlands and miles of golden beaches, Scotland is home to some truly unique landscapes that you’re sure to fall in love with.

Whilst on motorbike tours of Scotland, you’ll have plenty of time to explore all of the other attractions that the country has to offer. From museums to historical sites to Loch Ness and stunning architecture, you’ll have an endless array of things to see and do during your journey.

During Scotland bike tours, you’ll visit a number of the country’s most popular and amazing destinations. Visit the capital city of Edinburgh, Pitlochry, Fort Augustus, Inverness, Dornoch, Ullapool, Isle of Skye, Fort William, Liverpool, Glencoe.

so refreshing landscapes
towns have unique geometrical architecture
variety of views on ride
sound of bagpipes would remind you of scotland
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Year after year - this is an experience brought to you exclusively by Viktorianz. It is a 9 Day - 8 Nights motorcycle experience. For the first part of tour we begin in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland and ride to the lush green countryside and mesmerising highlands of North Scotland. After 5 days of picture perfect ride, we return our bikes and take a train to Liverpool. There is then a connecting evening ferry to Douglas, on Isle of Man -  a Mecca for Bikers' community. 

This is a ride which is high in demand but with limited slots. There are only 12 slots for 2018 season - we normally have them taken up fast. So don't miss this golden opportunity - Book now to avoid disappointment.

Start - Edinburgh, 19 May 2019
Finish - Liverpool, 29 May 2019
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northern highland landscapes
Itinerary

A superbike expedition, 1300+ km,  5 days of scenic ride that includes a single malt distillery, historic battle places, Isle of Skye turn table ferry, famous castles (James Bond) and umpteen lochs and glens falling enroute.

Day 1 : Edinburgh - Reception, Transfer & City Tour

As you land at Edinburgh, we shall receive you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel , which would be close to city centre. For best use of time, we advise you to take a flight that lands in the morning of Day 1 - hotel check ins are mostly in afternoons. After you check in and a bit of rest, we would take you to a Bus Top tour of Edinburgh, the spectacular capital of Scotland, full of history and culture. We would than leave you on the Royal Mile to explore the city yourself, and return to your hotel. Next day would be the day we pick up bikes and ride out North. 

Day 2 : Pick up Motor-bikes, Ride to Pitlochry on Country Roads

This morning you pack your bags, put on your riding gear and have an early breakfast.  We would transfer you to the BMW show room to pick up your pre-allotted motorcycles. The basic motorcycles on the offer are very good standard BMWs 650 - 800 cc. The higher models such as 1200-1600 ccs are available at additional costs. Your guide rider from Viktorianz would take you on highway road across the Firth of Forth ( name of river) - an estuary (firth) that separates FIFE to North and LOTHIAN to South. 

We then swing to the back roads across to some beautiful Lochs (lakes) and Glens (valleys) on to Queens view point. The ride then progresses to Pitlochry to our 16th century hotel. As you get to this medieval hotel lodge, there is more waiting to happen.

Day 3 : Ride to Commando Monument, Fort Augustus and Loch Ness

This day we continue our ride into North Highlands - through the inner roads. Our first stop would be at the Commando Monument - these handful of men, who changed the war history of Second World War - the Commandos were raised and trained here. We further ride to the beautiful town of Fort Augustus - this is where the famous Loch Ness starts - may be you could spot the water monster of the Ice Age - the 'Nessie'. Loch Ness has more water in it folds, than all the lakes and rivers of Scotland put together; mesmerising indeed. We ride along the western edge of the Loch to reach Inverness and the Glenmorangie distillery. Night halt is in a  typical seaside town of Dornoch. This place is closer to Arctic circle, than London. 

Day 4 : Ride to Ullapool, Isle of Skye and Glencoe

This day begins early and we ride to Western coast. The first halt will be at Ullapool by the Loch - the hotels and lodges here are centuries old. You get a feel of a sea port, while it is not so. Its the Lochs all along. We then turn south and ride some beautiful roads to Isle of Skye - we shall cross our bikes on a turn table ferry - that for your information is the only known operational turn table  ferry in the world. So that is unique for sure. We then ride to the historic town of Fort William, a short halt here and then on to Glencoe - the infamous site of a massacre that till this day evokes Scottish sentiments. This is where we halt for the day. 

Day 5 : Ride to Sterling, Edinburgh, Train to Liverpool and Ferry to Douglas

This morning is a beautiful ride when you ride your way back to Edinburgh. We are back on motor-ways and with a small coffee halt we ride back to motorcycle yard for return of bikes. Once done, you will be transferred to the Waverly rail station for train to Liverpool. This is where we board out ferry to Isle of Man - a lot more thrilling action is waiting for you at the Isle. You would then be transferred to your pre-booked accommodation. This would be 01 June, Friday.

Day 6 : Opening Day of the Isle of Man TT Races

So here you are right next to the most dangerous motorcycle racing track in the world. For last over 100 years, on an average more than 4 death occur every year - either racing or watching them. No wonder they say that it is the most dangerous and spectacular sporting event on planet Earth. You would be part of the passionate motorcycling community that comes to witness this sporting wonder. As of today we have the tentative program as follows : -

Saturday 2nd June ( tentative schedule)
11.00 - RST Superbike TT Race (6 laps)
14.00 - Sure Sidecar TT Race 1 (3 laps)
15.30 - Superstock/ Supersport/ Lightweight practice (2 laps)

Day 7 : Mad Sunday at Isle of Man TT Races

The races are held on all alternate days. This is a free day for you to explore the Island at your own pace. Lot of motorcycling action happens all over the track - no wonder its called the Mad Sunday. The racing track is open to all  - and it is a mad house. Its a day we leave you to find your own action. You could take public transport and visit various segments of the world renowned TT Course. 

Day 8 : Day 2 of Isle of Man TT Races

There are many spots on the track you could see the race from. This is the day you could chose to be on a different spot to watch the action. As for Monday, the tentative schedule is :-

Monday, 4th June ( tentative schedule)
10.45 - Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 1 (4 laps)
12.25 - Sidecar qualifying (2 laps)
14.15 - RL360 Superstock TT Race (4 laps)
16.05 - Lightweight qualifying (1 lap)
16.25 - TT Zero qualifying (l lap)

Day 9 : Ferry back to Liverpool

 On this final day, we rise early and take a ferry out to Liverpool. And that is where we say good bye to this unique experience. 

There is more riding action planned if you want to ride again. A ride from Edinburgh to Lands End and then to London via the Stone Henge. This begins on Morning of 08 June and finishes at Reading, outside London on 12 June. Ask us if you are keen on this.

Please feel free to ask for any arrangements you want us to do - beyond or before the tour planned above. You could further extend your stay at Edinburgh, catch a train to London for a holiday or call your family to either of these places for extended family vacations. Happy to help any time. 

Day 10: Departure From Liverpool

This is the day, where you dream trip of Scotland and Isle of Man TT come to an end. You could head towards London or may be a city in Europe for more fun. All those short of time can fly themsleves back to India. 

Inclusions
  • 9 Nights, handpicked mid range accommodations with bed and breakfast on twin share basis
  • All airport transfers
  • Bike hire  (650-800cc) and Insurance for 04 days as per itinerary. Please note the excess of £1800 applies.
  • Allotment of bikes is on first come first serve basis
  • Full mechanical breakdown cover and a bike replacement if needed
  • Bike Panniers for your luggage - carry light luggage that can go on bike
  • Entry tickets to Tourist places - Single malt tour, Castle, Historical sights etc
  • Fuel for bikes for entire tour
  • A welcome dinner at Pitlochry with cultural dos 
  • All parking charges at hotels or tourist places
  • All hotels taxes
Exclusions
  • Personal & medical insurances of riders (highly recommended )
  • Air tickets, visa, IDL
  • Lunches, Dinners, drinks, Snacks, Tips, Souvenirs, Laundry, Tea etc
  • Repair of Damages to the bike upto excess £1800
  • Traffic fines or speed limit fines
  • 5% GST
Dates & Availability
Starting
Finishing
Total from USD  
20 May 2019
29 May 2019
USD 3,900 Book Now
28 May 2020
05 Jun 2020
USD 4,500 Book Now
Add Ons
Name
Day/s
Total from USD
Upgrade to BMW 1200 cc Bike
4
USD 550
Upgrade to a BMW 700 / 800 cc bike
4
USD 400
Single Occupancy of hotel room for whole tour
9
USD 1,250
Pillion Rider on the same tour
9
USD 2,500

If you have any accompanying pillion rider, we shall be more than happy to accommodate them on the ride. The inclusions for them is all the same except that they need to share the bike with a rider. You could also opt for a room to yourself on single occupancy or may be upgrade to a higher capacity bike. Please go through the Add on you could opt for. 

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