Scotland : Highlands & Isle of Man Ride

10 Days - 10 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   10 Nights
Total Distance   1300 km
Riding Days   5 Days
Breakfast   9 Included breakfasts
Daily Mileage   200-250
Riding Season   May to June
 
Highlights  

Edinburgh, Pitlochry, Commando Monument, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Ullapool, Isle of Skye, Ellean Donnan Castle, Glencoe, 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 iconic 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.

so refreshing landscapes
towns have unique geometrical architecture
variety of views on ride
sound of bagpipes would remind you of scotland
higland games in scotland

Year after year - this is an experience brought to you exclusively by Viktorianz. It is a 10 Day - 10 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, to Isle of Man -  a Mecca for Bikers' community. 

This is a ride which is high in demand but with limited slots. There are only 10 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, 25 May 2019
Finish - Liverpool, 04 June 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, 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. Today or Next day would be the day we pick up bikes. 

Day 2 : Ride to Pitlochry on Country Roads

This morning you pack your bags, put on your riding gear and have an early breakfast.  If the bikes were not picked up evening of Day 1, we would transfer you to the Bike show room to pick up your pre-allotted motorcycles. The basic motorcycles on the offer are very good standard 650 - 800 cc bikes. The higher models such as BMWs from 700-800 cc to 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 North Coast and Ullapool

This day begins early and we ride to Northen & Western coast. The small country roads with isolated dwellings are fascinating to ride. The estuaries of Tongue and amazing oceans of North Coast are such a pleasure to ride. As we leave the scenic North Coast, you get a feel of a sea port, as you reach Ullapool, while it is not so. Its the Lochs all along. This is town we halt for the day. Do not miss some live Scottish music in one of the bars. 

Day 5 : Ride to Isle of Skye, Ellean Donnan and Fort William

This morning we do a beautiful ride when you travel the West Coast on to the most beautiful Isle of Skye. Riding through this world renowned isle with probably a lunch halt, we return to the James Bond castle of Ellean Donnan in the afternoon. It is the most beautifully located castle gaurding the ancient waterway and has a picture perfect setting. We take a tour of the castle and then ride on through historical site of Glencoe to Fort William. Your hotel overlooking the Loch is yet another beautiful evening to cherish. 

Day 6 : Ride to Edinburgh, Train to Liverpool and Ferry to Isle of Man

Here we are on the last day of our ride. We turn up early today and ride the expressway via Sterling to Edinburgh. We take time to return our bikes, do the necessary paperwork and move to the Waverly Train Station for our train to Liverpool. Once in Liverpool, we would board a pre-booked ferry to Isle of Man - reaching there by late evening. We shall check in into our pr-booked accommodations here and be ready to witness the opening of the Races next morning.  

Day 7 : Day 1 of Isle of Man TT Races : Witness the Opening Day

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 ( tentative schedule - may change )
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 8 : Day 2 of Isle of Man TT Races : Mad Sunday

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 9 : Day 3 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 Day 3, Monday, the tentative schedule is :-

Monday, ( tentative schedule, may change)
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 10: Departure From Isle of Man to Liverpool

 On this final day, we rise early and take a pre-booked ferry out to Liverpool. And that is where we say good bye to this unique experience. You are now free to take you train or flight out. 

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. 

Inclusions
  • 10 Nights, handpicked mid range accommodations with bed and breakfast on twin share basis. Stays in Isle on Man TT at this time are very limited
  • Bike hire Kawasaki, Suzuki or Yamaha (650-800cc) and Insurance for 05 days as per itinerary. You may upgrade to BMWs at add-on cost. 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  
25 May 2019
04 Jun 2019
USD 4,900 Book Now
26 May 2020
05 Jun 2020
USD 5,500 Book Now
Add Ons
Name
Day/s
Total from USD
Upgrade to BMW 1200 cc Bike
4
USD 650
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 3,000

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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