Scotland Glasgow Scotland West Coast of Scotland 5 Day Motorcycle Tour

Scotland West Coast of Scotland 5 Day Motorcycle Tour

Glasgow (regional), Scotland
5* Hotel Du Vin Glasgow - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast - ensuite Double/Twin room

Enjoy a 5 day, 4 night holiday with 3 days motorcycle riding. Either a long weekend (arrive Friday depart Tuesday) or mid week break (arrive Tuesday depart Saturday) touring in the West of Scotland. Each day we tour a different section heading South to Dumfries and Galloway, North to Fort William and West to Argyle.

The Rest and be Thankful Scotland St Marys loch Looking south to the sound of Jura

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Hotel du Vin Devonshire Gardens Glasgow BedroomOur Glasgow base affords us access to some truly breath-taking scenery that is within easy reach of the city. The area offers great roads for the motorcyclist and you need not venture too far to find back roads that are quiet, scenic and great fun to ride.

This tour is all about riding but it not only focuses on these great roads but returns you at the end of each days riding to a fantastic 5* hotel. The Hotel du Vin at 1 Devonshire gardens comprises a terrace of Victorian town houses providing 49 timelessly styled bedrooms and stunning suites, all featuring luxurious hand sprung mattresses, fine Egyptian linen, deep baths and powerful drench showers, plasma TVs and DVDs.

This luxurious hotel has an enviable reputation for service and style, with stunning bedrooms and suites, bistro, bar, cigar shack and whisky room, there is only One Devonshire Gardens for escapes, weddings, golf and field sports.

The tour price includes Dinner, Bed and Breakfast and so at the end of your days riding you will discover that Bistro du Vin serves a classic, French styled, elegant and informal dinner. So sit back, relax and look forward to tomorrows journey.

Glasgow, Inveraray, Oban, Crainlarich. Glasgow (232 miles)

We begin with an easy ride along Great Western Road. This wide urban avenue allows riders to familiarise with their machine as the speed limit gradually increases from 30mph at the hotel to 70mph as we near the Erskine Bridge crossing. We cross the bridge to briefly take a short section of the M8 towards Greenock. On the far side of Gourock at Cloch we take a ferry across to Hunters Quay.

ObanFrom here we take the road north past Holly Loch, Loch Eck and over to the east shore of Loch Fine. Travelling around Loch Fine we arrive at our first stop of the Day, Inveraray, where we stop for morning coffee.

We take the A819 road heading towards Dalmally to later join the Loch Awe road. This traverses the east shore of the Loch passing Portsonachan, Portinnisherrich and other small hamlets before joining the A816 which will take us to Oban, our lunch break for the day.

As we leave Oban we begin out journey east and will stop at Tyndrum for afternoon tea before heading South back to Glasgow via Arrochar, Garelochhead, Gartocharn and Bearsden.

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Glasgow, Ballachulish, Dalwhinnie, Killin, Glasgow (252 miles)

We leave Glasgow on the A82 and head up the west shore of Loch Lomond stopping at Ballachulish for morning coffee. Loch Tay heading towards KillinNext we pass through Ft William where the backdrop is Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest Mountain, until we reach Inverroy where we join the A86 which we follow along the shores of Loch Laggan before deviating south to Dalwhinnie a village famed for being the coldest in Scotland We stop at the Dalwhinnie Inn for lunch.

Our next leg of this journey brings us down the A9 until we reach the snow gates where we turn onto a quite B road that leads to Tummel Bridgeand onwards to Kenmore where we hug the north bank of Loch Tay to Killin where we break for afternoon tea.

The final leg of this journey follows the A84 to Kilmahog before taking the Dukes Pass to Aberfoyle and onwards route via Milngavie to Glasgow.

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Glasgow Ayr, Thornhill, Lanark, Glasgow (217 miles)

approaching LargsThis journey is a Scottish lowland experience. There is a stark contrast between the ruggedness of the northern mountain ranges and the rolling hills of the south. We begin by heading to the Clyde Tunnel and onwards across the Gleniffer Braes to Beith before meeting the coast at Largs. Here we alter course heading South to Ayr. On the south side of Ayr at Alloway we stop at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum for morning coffee.

We next head stout to Maybole before deviating to the East through Straiton along the Northern edge of the Galloway Forrest to arrive at Thornhill in time for lunch.

On our return we cross the Southern Uplands through Elnanfoot, Biggar and arrive at Lanark where we stop for afternoon tea before making our return journey along the Clyde valley back to Glasgow

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Route Variation

Please note that maps are indicative because it is not always possible to enter all the waypoints and on the day of departure as we need to review our routes based upon the latest traffic and weather information available making changes as and when necessary.

Motorcycles available for hire on this tour

All motorcycles are obtained directly from local mainstream dealers. We do not have exclusive access to these motorbikes and so availability must be confirmed. Prices and terms are set by the dealers who supply the machines.

  • BMW F800GT Rent BMW F800GT

    • Successor to the ST
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 1 year, Excess £1500
    • Dialy Hire: Pound £90
  • BMW F800R Rent BMW F800R

    • From the 'Roadster' range, the F 800 R is an extremely capable motorcycle and makes an excellent touring bike.
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 1 year, Excess £1500
    • Dialy Hire: Pound £75
  • BMW K1600GT Rent BMW K1600GT

    • The first six cylinder BMW motorcycle and winner of multiple motorcycling awards.
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 1 year, Excess £2000
    • Dialy Hire: Pound £160
  • BMW R1200GS Rent BMW R1200GS

    • There is no better Enduro bike. BMW created this class with the R 80 GS over 30 years ago and it's gone from strength to strength ever since.
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 1 year, Excess £1500
    • Dialy Hire: Pound £155
  • BMW R1200RT Rent BMW R1200RT

    • The most accomplished touring motorcycle for many years and it remains the bike of choice for long distance touring.
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 1 year, Excess £1800
    • Dialy Hire: Pound £170
  • Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback Rent Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback

    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 2 years, Excess €2000
    • Dialy Hire: Pound £130
  • Harley-Davidson Road King Rent Harley-Davidson Road King

    • It may look like it's just cruised straight out of the 1950's with its whitewall tyres, classic-styled saddlebags and ‘boulevard looks' but don't be deceived. This Classic tourer has all the 2014 advancements brought in across the Harley Touring range. They have streamlined the front fender to show off more wheel, the controls have been completely redesigned and better laid out making them easier to reach and read. The new high output Twin Cam 103 engine gives higher mid-range power and the ABS, electronically linked brakes provide powerful and safe braking.
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 2 years, Excess €2000
    • Dialy Hire: Pound £130
  • Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Custom Rent Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Custom

    • The original Sportster goes large. Around its 1200cc Evolution™ engine (amongst its many iconic features) it sports a fat front tyre on a steel laced wheel, a wider flatter custom tank, two-tone paint and a two-up classic seat.
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 1 year, Excess £500
    • Dialy Hire: Pound £130
  • Suzuki Bandit Rent Suzuki Bandit

    • The GSX1250FA is one of the most impressive sports-tourers available and beneath its fully faired, sporty exterior there beats the heart of a machine that delivers power right through the rev-range. This bike is a picture of comfort for cross-continent touring, but it also has an abundance of torque and superb handling capabilities to give an addictive riding sensation whether you are heading across the channel or down the twisty back-roads closer to home. The Suzuki GSX1250FA is a lot of motorcycle for the money and put very simply, the best value sports tourer on the market.
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 3 years, Excess £500
    • Dialy Hire: Pound £130
  • Suzuki Intruder 1500 Rent Suzuki Intruder 1500

    • A timelessly styled cruiser that will make you want to take the long way home, every time. The muscular and classic look of the machine is enhanced by a modern feel that moves the cruiser market into a whole new dimension.
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 3 years, Excess £500
    • Dialy Hire: Pound £135
  • Suzuki Intruder 1800 Rent Suzuki Intruder 1800

    • The Intruder M18000RZ is a real head-turning and eye-catching machine. It’s a gorgeously styled cruiser with stunning performance to match. Chrome, chrome and more chrome add to the appeal of this fantastically sculptured and imposing prowler of the cruiser world.
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 3 years, Excess £500
    • Dialy Hire: Pound £145
  • Suzuki Intruder 800 Rent Suzuki Intruder 800

    • Suzuki’s middleweight M-series cruiser has all the qualities to appeal to the UK rider. It has a relaxing easy ride, with plenty of performance, comfort and power to make sure the rider has a totally involved experience.
    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 3 years, Excess £500
    • Dialy Hire: Pound £120
  • Suzuki V-strom Rent Suzuki V-strom

    • Restrictions: Minimum age 25, minimum experience 3 years, Excess £500
    • Dialy Hire: Pound £120

Further details

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