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Tour of Scotland June 2010
Tour of Scotland June 2010
Tour of Scotland June 2010
Tour of Scotland June 2010
Tour of Scotland June 2010
Tour of Scotland June 2010
Tour of Scotland June 2010
Tour of Scotland June 2010

Motorcycle Trip Reports

Name Treadtrader
Age 59
Start Date of Trip 05/06/2010
Duration of Trip 8 days
Total Miles Covered 1650
Total Cost of Trip £750 approx inc pillion
Countries Visited Scotland
Bike Make & Model Triumph Trophy 900
Age of Bike 13 years
Mileage at Start 36470
Bike Modifications Touring Scotoiler. Heated grips (not used on trip) Full factory luggage with inner bags.
Bagster tank bag.
Bike Problems & Accidents None on trip
Highs Weather, superb.
Lows None
The Single Most Important Lesson Learnt Allow extra days, never know how good it can be.

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My missus was born on the Isle of Bute, so it was time to tour her homeland.
First day we made our way to Cockermouth through the Lake district, allways a good area to ride through.
Next morning we made our way to Bute along some superb lanes, via Dumfries and Ayr, to catch the ferry from Wemyss bay.
Stopped in Rothesay that night at the Backpacker hostel (reccomended).
Next overnight was in Oban, where we met up with pals for a good curry.
From Oban we made our way to Ullapool via Fort William, Kyle of Lochaish and Lochcarron. We booked into the Arch pub for two nights, great beer and food, this gave us a complete day to visit Cape Wrath, Durness and Tongue, wondeful roads and scenery to marvel at.
From Ullapool we made our way to Inverness then did a touristy day along Loch Ness to an overnight at Fort William. This meant i could ride through Glen Coe and along Loch Lomand to an overnight at Croftamie with relatives.
The last night we stopped with pals in Jedburgh. This area of Scotland was a revalation to both of us.
To sum up, i spent time picking routes that gave us time to enjoy the wonderful scenery Scotland has to offer, the highlands really are as beautiful as i imagined.
But don't ignore the west and east coasts, they have so much to offer to motorcycle tourers.
We spent eight days on this trip, but really needed a couple more, but is'nt that allways the way?

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Seems like you were there when I was, and visited some of the same places.
You never know we may have even passed on the road.
It was a great place to visit and totally agree with you about needing extra days, I was there for four and it definitely wasn't enough.
Really I should post a write up for it while I still remember!
f2uk , July 25, 2010
Sounds great. I am going to do the same when I have finished the Ireland trip planned for the end of April.smilies/wink.gif
Byrne , April 14, 2011
Going there in June 2012
Nice report. Just one question how did you enjoy the places were you slept? How are the hotels or B+B or guesthouses in general? We don't sleep in backpackers, sorry.
Hope we have the same weather!
Kurt , April 26, 2012 | url

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