NC500 Tour - April 2020
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950 Miles of Breathtaking Scottish Roads
5 Days – 7 Nights
April 2020 – Date TBC
This tour will begin from our starting point at our local hotel in Glenrothes, before heading north to start the famous NC 500 route. We will explore all our best biking areas as we make our journey towards Inverness, taking in the stunning scenery and views over the lochs and glens.
We will ride the beautiful roads in the Tayside and Fife region before moving across country in to the stunning Cairngorms, and then into Inverness where we have a wonderful guest house location for the evening.
From here, we are now onto the famous NC 500 route, through the beautiful rolling north east coast countryside. Our final night’s stay (Day 6) is at a lovely hotel used by Scottish Moto Adventures on previous Scottish tours.
Meeting point prior to our 5-day NC 500 tour starting the following day, each rider will meet up at our local 3 star hotel, we will then come and meet and greet all riders around 5pm, once everyone has arrived safely and changed out of bike gear we will start our tour briefing, making sure all our customers are happy with the tour itinerary etc. Once tour briefing is all done and dusted, we can then get stuck into a good meal.
Please Note: Arrangements can be made for a meeting point on route and travel together if this suits people. We always suggest meeting at the hotel as this gives riders the opportunity to get to know one another whilst relaxing over a drink in our lovely surroundings. Full access to the hotels facilities is also available.
After a good breakfast we get kitted up and head north for Inverness, we head up through the stunning Cairngorms National Park, heading north along some of the most beautiful and stunning scenic roads. passing through Glenshee and Braemar, stopping off at the ski centre for a quick coffee and get a few photos, onwards towards Scotland’s famous Whiskey Trail, here we will pass by The Glenlivet Distillery, Speyside Cooperage and Glen Grant Distillery, also making a brief stop at one of these famous distilleries. From here, we head towards Nairn then north into the beautiful Inverness-shire where we rest for the evening in our biker only hotel with excellent motorcycle facilities.
Today we travel to the official NC 500 start line, we then head north for John O Groats, passing through the small village of Tain and crossing the Dornoch Firth, you’re on the road to John O’Groats. You’ll pass through somnolent villages and the Impressive Dunrobin Castle before arriving at Helmsdale. Beyond, the landscape becomes wilder on the approach to the former fishing town of Wick. After the obligatory photograph at the John O’Groats sign and a stop-off at Dunnet Head–the northernmost point of Britain –the north coast road passes through rolling grasslands to the surfing town of Thurso, as we continue west, past white-sandy beaches and crofting town ships. Moorland, farmland and a stronghold for Britain’s wildlife –this special place offers the warmest of welcomes from people who live and work here. Spectacular roads, amazing scenery and plenty to see along the way. Our beautiful destination is Thurso, this is where we end an awesome day on the bikes and park up for the night.
Up bright and early, after breakfast we make our way along the north coast road towards Durness, a worthwhile detour into Smoo Cave,Smoo Cave is a large combined sea cave and freshwater cave in Durness, from here on it’s a twisty single-track road towards Assynt, elemental beauty of the Highlands like nowhere else. Through the settlements of Scourie and Kylesku you reach Lochinver, next stop is Ullapool where we can grab a few supplies in the wee fishing town. After a short break we head into Wester Ross, where the road hugs the coast line and offers stunning views of Skye and the Western Isles. This road also offers views of the white washed crofting houses as they pepper the road to Gairloch where we will stay for the night.
Another exciting day ahead of us, we set off passing through Glen Torridon, One of our best, most exciting roads of all is the Bealach Na Bà –or Pass of the Cattle –the famous twisting, single-track mountain road over the Applecross Peninsula. Originally a drovers’ route it enjoys the highest ascent of any road in the UK, be sure to have your camera ready when we reach the top, we then head down to Strathcarron and along the twisty road until we reach Eilean Donan Castle, this is a must see when doing the NC 500, thousands of tourists visit here every year, offering a nice little coffee shop with stunning views. Grab a cuppa before riding the last part of the day, now onto another great road that every biker loves as it twists and turns towards Fort William, making sure we stop off at the Commando Memorial, here we find this spectacular monument which overlooks the training areas of the Commando Training Depot established in 1942 at Achnacarry Castle, unveiled in 1952 by the Queen Mother, it is one of Scotland’s best-known monuments, both as a war memorial and as a tourist attraction offering views of Ben Nevis and Aonach Mòr. Fort William is our resting place for the night.
An earlier start today as we have a long day ahead. We make our way through the winding roads and magnificent scenery along the last stretch of the of the Scottish Highlands. Our next stop will be Glencoe village, It lies in steep-sided Glencoe valley, this stunning area is known for its waterfalls and vast trails that climb the peaks such as Buachaille Etive Mor and Bidean nam Bian, this is also a great opportunity to grab more pictures of the stunning scenery Glencoe has to offer, a truly stunning part of Scotland. We are now back on the road and continue the last leg of our tour back to Fife, here you will see more truly stunning views over Loch Earn and Loch Leven. During this final night of the tour we can reflect on our experiences over a relaxing drink, before enjoying an evening meal. The magnificent scenery throughout our tour, the wonderful biking roads and the hotels for our overnight stays, A Scottish tour you will never forget.
DAY 7: We all sit down to a full Scottish breakfast before saying our farewells to each other and go our separate ways. I hope everyone has had a great time touring around the famous NC 500 route and I hope to see you all again in the near future.
April 2020 – Date TBC
5 Days – 7 Nights
Daily: 150 – 240
Total Approx: 950 miles
TOUR PRICE PER PERSON
Rider and Pillion
One Bike – Shared Room
£695 pp – Double room
One Bike – Single Room
One Bike – Shared Room
£700 pp – Twin beds
Deposit £200.00 per person