BOWKER SCOTTISH LONG WEEKEND

BOWKER SCOTTISH LONG WEEKEND

At a Glance

Tour Dates

08 May 2024 12 May 2024

Duration

5 Days

Tour Starts in

Preston, Eng

Tour Leaders

Where We Ride

Travel Distance

Approx 1100 miles

Difficulty

Roads

100% Tarmac

Hire Bikes

Available

Price From

595 £
BOWKER SCOTTISH LONG WEEKEND

Tour Overview

Join us on our annual foray north of the border and sample the finest Scottish hospitality, incredible riding and unspoilt dramatic scenery.

Once on the road, we’ll look to get some quick miles under our belts, another new route for this year as we head northwest on a combination of contrasting roads toward the Borders of Scotland and South Lanarkshire.  Tonight we will enjoy that familiar Scottish hospitality with dinner and a few drams…maybe.

Day two and we are off for our first full day as we skirt Glasgow as quickly as we can, then it’s onto the vast expanse of mountains, water and countryside that is Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.  Plenty of stops for photos, tea and coffee as we and west toward Loch Linnhe. Lots of options with Loch Katrine, the famous Green Welly, Bridge of Orchy and the sky scraping Glencoe… It’s a must see and do! we’ll be returning to the Trossachs later and the tranquil waters of Loch Long.

Day three and it’s destination Cairngorms.  A number of distilleries and Balmoral Castle are on our route today. Sweeping A roads and twisty B roads are all on offer on this incredible ride of twist and turn on some of the best roads in the UK, including The Tomintoul road and the Spitall of Glenshee. Our final destination the Cairngorms National Park.

For our penultimate day riding in Scotland, we are heading south through the Cairngorms National Park, past Gleneagles, Stirling and Glasgow . Our final stretch is swift swooping A roads as we continue south toward the Scottish Borders.  Tonight our hotel is in Lockerbie and is host to our farewell dinner, where new friendships and old acquaintances can be celebrated for the last time.

On Sunday it’s homeward bound, but the trip is not over yet. We are heading back toward England and onto some of the best roads the north has to offer. The choice is yours, you can wander with us or blast home as the mood takes you.

A fantastic way to visit your own country - wonderful scenery, varying weather patterns, but outstanding views and, as always, great comments.

Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW’s complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.

Price option Solo Shared Single Room Solo Single Room *Rider and passenger
Riding Your Own Motorcycle 595 745 975
Including an F800GS, F900GS or F900XR Hire Bike 1220 1370 1600
Including an R1300GS, R1250RS or R1250RT Hire Bike 1320 1470 1700
Including an S1000XR Hire Bike 1345 1495 1725
Including an R1250GS Adventure Hire Bike 1395 1545 1775
* Rider and Passenger price is for both people, not per person.

HIRE BIKES:  If you are booking with a hire bike we will hand your bike over on the afternoon prior to the first tour day.  This will give you a chance to get familiar with the bike, make any adjustments, arrange your packing and not waste any time on the first day riding.

Day 1 Meet at Bowker, Preston for a coffee and then head north on a combination of roads towards Scotland. Then it's onto the Scottish Borders. The objective is to arrive at our hotel in plenty of time for our welcome dinner and first night in Scotland.

Day 2 Lots of options today, Loch Katrine, the famous Green Welly, Bridge of Orchy, Glencoe, Stalker Castle and much more en route. Tonight our hotel is in the Trossachs

Day 3 Destination Cairngorms. A number of distilleries and Balmoral Castle are on our route today. Sweeping A roads and twisty B roads are all on offer as we head to the north of the Cairngorms, our base for the night.

Day 4 It's the Cairngorms National Park this morning. Passing Gleneagles, stirling and Glasgow. Our final stretch is swift swooping A roads as we continue south toward the Scottish Borders

Day 5 Homeward bound, but first there’s the opportunity to experience more of the best roads the North has to offer

  • Great riding on the quiet winding roads of Scotland
  • Half board accommodation at traditional local Scottish lodges and inns
  • Tour Leader on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly
  • Loch Katrine
  • Ride the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
  • Ride Glencoe
  • Stalker Castle
  • The stunning Eest Coast of Scotland
  • The Cairngorms National Park
  • Ride the Tomintoul Road and the Spittal of Glenshee

Katrina blended the skills of a host, tour guide and motorcycle guide to a very high standard Great roads. Great group. Great accomodation. Great Britain

What's Included

  • Pre tour pack including tour information, Michelin maps, route notes and GPS routes in Garmin/BMW format
  • Electronic copy of the World of BMW Touring Essentials Book
  • Ensuite accommodation in lovely local Scottish Lodges and Inns
  • All Breakfasts
  • All Dinners (Excludes Drinks)
  • Overnight Parking
  • Motorrad Tours Tour Leader throughout the Tour
  • Expert advice and support throughout
  • Commemorative polo shirt of all riders and pasengers
  • The protection of booking with a fully bonded tour operator

Not Included

  • Fuel
  • Lunches
  • Dinners other than those listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not listed as included
Tour Availability
From To Days Nights

08-May-2024

12-May-2024

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