STARTS Holyhead, UK
BEST TIME TO GO: March to October
Spend 11 days exploring the magical scenery of Scotland, the famous NC500, the glorious isle of Skye and the National parks of North England.
The ancient Scottish capital oft referred to as the “Athens of the north” with its famous castle overlooking the medieval old town also offers the chance to visit the sites of the battle of Culloden and the Glencoe massacre.
Follow in the footsteps of Roman legionnaires as you explore the ancient barrier built to keep out the marauding scots over 2000 years ago.
Take the chance to visit the Talisker and Tomintoul Glenlivet whiskey distilleries as well as John O’Groats and the hotel where Drambuie was supposedly invented.
Ride the jagged foothills of the Cullins and take in the various castles and renowned blacksmiths shops of Gretna Green, which has long been famous for conducting marriage ceremonies for eloping under-age English couples.
The North Coast 500 is Scotland’s answer to route 66. Starting in Inverness and winding up the West Coast to Applecross, Torridon and onto Ullapool. Visit the most northerly point in Scotland and pass John o’ Groats before returning to Inverness.
Pop down to the 23 mile long waterfront of this famous loch and see if you can spot “Nessie” the monster who legend has it lurks in its depths.
Magellan is quite simply the best motorcycle touring company I have traveled with (& I've been with a few!). Absolutely superb customer service and the guides are just great - extremely helpful, and nothing is too much trouble for them. You are very well looked after throughout the whole trip!
Two more guided trips booked for 2021, with more to follow in the future!
The level of planning they put into their tours is amazing. Fantastic roads, superb hotels, all focused around having the best possible time on your bike. I've only had the fortune to meet one of their guides, but if he is anything to go by, they are a passionate, dedicated, encouraging, humorous group of human beings who love their jobs.