Almost every motorcycle enthusiast has this tour on the "to-do list": To cruise once on two wheels through the rough and mystical landscape of Scotland... Because the adventure Scotland is a real "treat" for every ambitious biker. Scotland we're coming!
|per rider in a double room with own motorcycle||€2,899.00 $3,225.02 ?|
|per pillion passenger in a double room||€2,699.00 $3,002.52 ?|
|Supplements for accommodations:|
|Single room hotel||€649.00 $721.99 ?|
|Single cabin inside||€199.00 $221.38 ?|
|Single cabin outside||€249.00 $277.00 ?|
|Double cabin outside per person||€99.00 $110.13 ?|
|Double cabin inside: € 0,- (included)|
|9x accommodation in comfortable 3*** or 4**** hotels incl. local taxes ("tourist tax"), in the north of Scotland also typical hotels of a simpler category (2**)|
|9x half board (dinner and breakfast)|
|Ferry passage Amsterdam - Newcastle incl. motorcycle, port taxes and fuel surcharge|
|Ferry passage Newcastle - Amsterdam incl. motorcycle, port taxes and fuel surcharge|
|2x overnight stay during the ferry crossings in 2-berth inside cabins with shower+toilet, on request for single occupancy (surcharge)|
|2x half board during ferry passages (dinner and breakfast)|
|11x guided motorcycle tours by our experienced tour guides|
|German speaking tour guide during the whole tour|
|Daily detailed tour briefing|
|Detailed tour book|
|1x entrance Dunrobin Castle|
|1x entrance fee Dunvegan Castle|
|1x visit to a whisky distillery with tasting (incl. bus transfer from/to the hotel)|
|Guarantee certificate according to § 651 r BGB for package tours|
|All services, meals and drinks that are not listed in the service description|
|Tolls and highway fees, entrance fees|
|Gasoline, fuel, applicable parking fees|
|Drinks and snacks during breaks|
|Travel cancellation/interruption insurance|
|Meeting point at the A30, near D-48499 Salzbergen, then joint trip to the night ferry|
|Travel duration: 12 days including arrival and departure|
|Total distance: about 2600 km|
|Daily riding distance: approx. 100 km to 320 km, average approx. 240 km per day|
|Route profile: Asphalted country roads in good to medium condition. The route also includes curvy and partly narrow sections.|
|Level of difficulty: Suitable for advanced motorcyclists with touring experience and good cornering technique|
|Riding time per day: up to 9 hours incl. lunch/coffee breaks and photo stops|
|Group size: 10 bikes per group, plus guide, maximum 2 groups|
|Minimum participants: 8 people|
|Escort vehicle: No|
|Special features: Left-hand traffic in Great Britain requires special concentration|
|End: Amsterdam ferry port|
|Good to know:|
|Travel documents: For entry into the United Kingdom (England, Scotland) you need your passport (identity card is no longer sufficient since the "Brexit"). The passport must be valid for the entire duration of your stay in the UK.|
|Entry with motorcycle: In Great Britain, the green insurance card must be carried as proof for the motor vehicle liability insurance. Therefore, check your motor vehicle liability insurance in good time before the trip and have your insurance company send you the green insurance card for your bike. The field for Great Britain (GB) must not be crossed out on the green card!|
|Protective cover: For all motorcycle tours, we recommend a motor insurance policy, such as that offered by the ADAC.|
|Health insurance: For all international motorcycle tours we strongly recommend conclusion of a separate foreign health insurance with medical repatriation. We are happy to help you with this, please ask.|
|Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.|
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.|
Our exclusive Scotland round trip begins with the ferry crossing to Newcastle, the gateway to our adventure in the Highlands. Once on the island, it then goes on a good 2000 kilometers to the most beautiful places and most historic land, which already ruled the Vikings for centuries.
As soon as we have Scottish asphalt under our wheels, the Lowlands, the Highlands, and the Isle of Skye will cast their spell over us. Fantastic roads in the midst of bizarre landscapes, in the constant change of green hills, crystal clear lochs and countless castles and fortresses await us. We experience rugged coasts with their tranquil fishing villages and cozy pubs. On remote single roads and winding roads we feel the magic of this legendary country first hand.
In direct contrast to Scotland's unspoiled nature are the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow with their unmistakable character. We visit Nessie and of course the wonderful Isle of Skye, and see historic sites in Glenfinnan. If we are lucky, we will also see the black steam locomotive of the Hogwarts Express, known from Harry Potter, crossing the viaduct. And of course, a whisky tasting in an old-established distellery must not be missing in our program.
Like no other country, Scotland offers some of the most beautiful motorcycle routes in northwestern Europe, combining breathtaking nature and centuries-old culture.
Individual arrival at the ferry port of Amsterdam
We meet about 200 kilometers before Amsterdam and travel together to the ferry port. After we have reached the ferry terminal relaxed, our ferry leaves in the early evening with destination Newcastle. The next morning we set foot on British soil in the northernmost city of England. But until then, we enjoy the leisure time offered by our modern ferry. We get to know each other over an excellent dinner on board and enjoy the sea voyage through the North Sea.
Daily distance: about 225 km
Overnight stay: on board, depending on the booked cabin category
Lowlands here we come: From England to Edinburgh
After breakfast on the ferry we dock at the quay in Newcastle. We disembark the ferry and head for the English-Scottish border area. This landscape is sparsely populated by Lowland standards, and our route takes us on back roads through the hill country to Edinburgh, capital of Scotland and our first stop. There our hotel awaits us in the historic part of Edinburgh. From here we have the opportunity to explore the admirable old town with its many sights.
Daily distance: about 235 km
Overnight stay: in the old town of Edinburgh
Pure Highlands: from Edinburgh to the Whisky Trail
One more sight demands our attention before we leave Edinburgh heading north: The railroad viaduct "Forth Rail Bridge" is a miracle of engineering and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015. The bridge spans the Firth of Forth as a red landmark and is a great motif for our cameras!
Now we pick up speed and enter the Highlands. The highest public road in Scotland, the "Snow Roads Scenic Route", leads through the mountainous heart of this magnificent landscape. We ride partly on single tracks through the Cairngorms National Park and experience some of the wildest and most impressive Highland scenery. After these unforgettable impressions Balmoral Castle - the summer residence of the English royal family - awaits us. Along the Whisky Trail we reach our hotel today.
Daily distance: approx. 260 km
Overnight stay: Cairngorms National Park
Half-day round trip on the most beautiful single roads of the Whisky Trail
The centuries-old history of Scotch whisky is the focus of our tour today. On the world famous Whisky Trail we ride on narrow single roads and enjoy the beautiful mountains of the Highlands. After returning to our hotel, we will visit one of the numerous distilleries in the area. Here we learn everything worth knowing about the production and storage of the noble brandies. After the tour we have the opportunity to test the different varieties during a whisky tasting.
Alternatively to the half day tour you can take advantage of our hotel.
Daily distance: approx. 100 km
Overnight stay: Cairngorms National Park
North Coast 500 - along the coast to the north of Scotland
Today we say goodbye to the Cairngorms National Park and our roadbook leads us via Inverness to one of the most spectacular castles on the east coast: Dunrobin Castle - Sutherland's fairy tale castle, which does not need to fear a comparison even with Neuschwanstein Castle. The white stately building towers over a large garden and with its many small turrets, oriels and windows is reminiscent of a Disney movie. In the background, nothing but the vast sea. After we have visited the magnificent castle, a road tour awaits us that once again offers us the highest riding pleasure in harmony with nature. Coastal scenery par excellence with its sleepy fishing villages and breathtaking views accompanies us on the way to the northernmost tip of Scotland. Probably the most famous photo motif of this area is the signpost in John O'Groats, from where we have a beautiful view of the Orkneys. The only way to go further north is by boat...
Daily distance: approx. 320 km
Overnight stay: Thurso
Lonely single roads and rugged coastal landscape
Today's stage takes us from Thurso to the west coast to Ullapool. This sparsely populated part of the country offers us again ingenious coastal roads embedded in the original, wild, almost mystical landscape. Near Lerinmore is the impressive "Smoo Cave" with its spectacular waterfall - a great photo motif. Now we follow mostly single roads along wild beaches, deep lakes and legendary castles. Further south we pass the ruins of Ardvreck Castle - on the peninsula we can almost still sense the spirit of the former lord of the castle. After this highlight, we continue to enjoy the varied routing... Whether the road builders of that time were aware of the feelings of happiness they triggered in us bikers when riding these ingenious roads?
Our hotel is located on the west coast in Ullapool, our destination for today. The town on Loch Broom was founded in the 1780s as a port for herring fishing. Here in the sparsely populated northwestern Highlands, Ullapool is the largest settlement and is not called the "Gateway to the Wilderness" for nothing.
Daily riding distance: approx. 240 km
Overnight stay: Ullapool
Legendary! Across the Applecross Peninsula to the Isle of Skye
Our destination for today, the Isle of Skye, is the largest island of the Inner Hebrides. If one believes the vernacular, it is one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland. But we are not there yet. Again, we head hard east and enjoy the winding roads, past shimmering lochs and through an untamed landscape that serves as a brilliant backdrop. Challenging single-roads take us to the Applecross peninsula. In this secluded area, quaint pubs along the way invite you to try one or two delicacies - such as the secret English national dish, fish and chips.
Freshly fortified, we are then challenged by one of the most beautiful and best-known mountain passes in Scotland: the legendary and quite demanding Bealach na Bà. With a winding single-lane road, it takes us up to 626 meters and offers us unique distant views. After all these highlights we ride over the impressive Skye Bridge to our stage destination on the Isle Of Skye.
Daily distance: approx. 240 km
Overnight stay: Isle of Skye
Day tour: The impressive island world of the Isle of Skye
Like no other place Skye combines all the advantages of the Highlands. With its rolling hills, bizarre mountain ranges, rugged cliffs, bays, beaches, lochs and the sea, it offers us the perfect material for our island script. After we have circumnavigated the island, a visit toDunvegan Castle is on the agenda. Not only Scotland fans know that this is the castle of Connor McLeoud - better known to many as "the Highlander". The guided tour of this completely restored 13th century castle takes us on a journey back in time to centuries past.
Daily distance: approx. 240 km
Overnight stay: Isle of Skye (same as the day before)
From Loch Ness to Glenfinnan Viaduct to Glencoe
One last time we cross the Skye Bridge towards the mainland. After a ride through the lochs, the first adventure awaits us, Loch Ness. Here the legendary monster of Loch Ness, also called Nessie, is said to dwell in the dark depths of the lake. Reality or history? Let us be surprised! The lake takes us further to the tranquil town of Fort Augustus at the southern end of the lake. If Loch Ness has a beginning, it is here. Here all boats on the way to Inverness have to pass through a grandiose lock complex from the 19th century. After the excursion into the world of legends, we head for the Glenfinnan Viaduct, which has gained fame through Harry Potter: The impressive bridge with its 21 arches and spiky piers is located near the village of Glenfinnan, from which it takes its name. The railroad connection from Fort William to Mallaig runs across it. Loaded with many "stories" we arrive in the afternoon at our hotel in Glencoe situated at Loch Leven.
Daily distance: approx. 250 km
Overnight stay: Glencoe
Change of scenery - from the Highlands to the Lowlands
So slowly the circle closes, but one or the other natural wonder of the Highlands still lies ahead of us. For example, Glen Coe, a beautiful valley surrounded by high and steep mountains. Streams that feed the River Coe cascade down in the form of waterfalls. With so much beauty, we immediately turn off again onto that challenging single-track road to Loch Evite, where James Bond asked his adversaries to a showdown in Skyfall.
In the afternoon we cross the over 1,000 m high Arrochar Alps before we approach our stage destination today - Glasgow. Until we enter the city, we still taste the brilliant riverside roads along the Loch Long and the Gare Loch.
Daily distance: approx. 230 km
Overnight stay: Glasgow
Good Bye Scotland: Farewell to a biker's paradise
TToday we say goodbye to a country that has captivated us with its beauty and wildness. We enjoy the last kilometers to the ferry to the fullest. We make a stopover at Gretna Green. This place is known far beyond the borders of the country, because for over 200 years it was visited by underage couples from England, but soon also from parts of the rest of Europe for their wedding. For in this "wedding forge" they could marry without the permission of their guardians. This is also the site of Hadrian's Wall, a Roman border fortification of the Britannic Limes - also worth a photo stop. When we arrive in Newcastle, our ferry is already waiting. Towards evening we set sail - destination Amsterdam.
Daily mileage: approx. 270 km
Overnight stay: on board, depending on the booked cabin category
Individual return journey
On board we have breakfast together for the last time. Our ferry docks in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in the morning.
Eventful days lie behind us and one or the other friendship was made. After checking out, the participants will travel home individually.
Program, hotel and route changes are reserved.