Small Batch Ye Olde England and Bonnie Scotland Tour

Guided Tour 11 Days / 10 Nights
Tour Map
  • 1365.0 mi = 2184.0 km
  • Summer
  • 50.0 - 70.0°F = 10.0 - 21.1°C

Come and enjoy a trip across the pond to Ye Olde England and the bonnie Scottish Highlands. Sample the culinary delights of the Haggis, enjoy a wee dram of whisky and take in the stunning countryside the UK offers its tourists from the freedom of two wheels.This tour takes its guests through the National Parks of the Lake and Peak Districts, Yorkshire Dales and then on to the beautiful Scottish Highlands and the West Coast. We also visit the Glenmorangie distillery and the home of British motorcycles, Triumph.Riders will also experience the NC500, Scotland’s Route 66, which takes in much of the stunning north and west coast; and of course a trip to Scotland wouldn’t be complete without a tour of one of its many world famous whisky distilleries. Glenmorangie awaits you. We will also visit Triumph Motorcycles at Hinckley on day one as we head north to the Peak District. Combined with excellent hotels this tour takes in great roads, historic destinations and stunning scenery.

Tour Itinerary

You’ll be picked up from the airport or if you’ve taken the London pre-tour, you’ll be transferred to Silverstone from London where you’ll meet your fellow riders and tour guides over a welcome dinner and drinks in the hotel. Staying in a 7th century manor hotel, Fawsley Hall has excellent spa facilities and is close to Silverstone for bike handovers and a tour briefing the following morning.
After going through bike check out and a trip briefing, we will make our way through the countryside of England, heading north along the old Roman road, Watling Street. An hour from Silverstone, we shall stop off at the famous Triumph motorcycle HQ at Hinckley. Back on the road, we’ll head towards the Peak District and its rolling roads before arriving at the world-famous Chatsworth House, featured in many period dramas, for a wander around the gardens and the house if time permits (last entry into the house is 16.00).Once finished at Chatsworth, we’ll head to the hotel about 20 minutes away
Heading northwest from Hathersage we’ll tackle Snakes Pass across the Pennines before dropping down into Glossop where we join main roads and motorways for the quick route around the cities of Manchester and Blackburn. At Settle we can again enjoy the beauty of the English countryside and the second National Park, the Yorkshire Dales. We’ll then ride for the rest of the day through National Parks before the day’s end near the shores of Lake Windermere.
Leaving the Windermere area, we will continue through the beautiful landscape of the Lake District National Park, heading north. On leaving the Lakes, we’ll quickly cross over the Scottish border around the town of Gretna Green, famous for its wedding elopements. From Gretna we’ll head west, past Dumfries and around the scenic coast towards the Dumfries and Galloway region, skirting Stranraer and then north again along the quiet coastal roads to Ayr and our hotel for the evening.
Leaving Ayr we’ll use main roads and then motorways again to get around the cities of Glasgow, Stirling and Perth quickly. Once beyond Stirling, the roads become more interesting and beyond Perth, we head north for the Cairngorms and the Old Military Road to Braemar. From Braemar we continue to enjoy the Old Military Road and the beauty of the Cairngorms until we arrive at the hotel for the evening in Inverness.
Inverness and a tour of the Glenmorangie Distillery where legendary craftsmen will share the secrets of their famed single malt. Visitors are offered unprecedented access to Glenmorangie’s innovative whisky making – and an insight into the Distillery’s pioneering work to protect its environment and heritage.
Heading north along the east coast of Scotland and the North Coast 500 route. The roads are flowing and the surroundings make stopping for photos a must. Once at John O’Groats, the most north-easterly point of Scotland, we’ll enjoy lunch and head west for some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. As the landscape becomes more interesting, so do the roads and the views are truly breath-taking. Reaching Tongue, we pull over for our evening’s rest.
From Tongue we follow the northern coastal road until we have to head south, and on to the West Coast of Scotland and some of the most stunning scenery and riding any motorcyclist will ever cover. From fast stretches of sweeping bends to single track, first gear corners, you’ll find yourself slowing down all the time to take in the views. The day is still spent following the fantastic North Coast 500 route.
After a hearty Scottish traditional breakfast we’ll head to Applecross and its famous pass, leaving the North Coast 500 shortly afterwards. We’ll then enjoy one of the best roads of the Highlands, the A87. The day then ends in the Fort William area for good meal before bed.
Heading south to Glencoe and then up and over Rannock Moor, stopping for coffee at the Kings House Hotel. We then ride across the Bridge of Orchy and into the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, skirting the western shores of the Loch before heading east for the amazing city of Edinburgh and our final night. Guests will enjoy a farewell dinner and drink in a hotel in the capital.
Whilst the group is free to make their way home and the tour guides will do the same, there is the option to extend your stay in Edinburgh and enjoy a very special city.
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