Your journey starts with one of England’s best roads the A272, a firm favourite among bikers not only for it’s wide and open bends but for the amazing scenery it offers too. From here you stop off to visit the gothic Salisbury Cathedral and the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge before heading to your overnight stop near the spa city of Bath.
You leave Bath and start heading to northern Wales via the impressive Severn River bridge, also known as the Prince of Wales bridge and ride over the mountain range of the Brecon Beacons and into Snowdonia National park with it’s mountains and glacial landforms surrounding you as you make your way to the hotel in North Wales.
Ride on into the picturesque Lake District National park, the lakes have long been a popular holiday destination with plenty to do in the forests, lakes and mountains of this beautiful area. Continue from here on to your hotel stop in Keswick, a pretty little market town surrounded by mountains.
From Keswick you will cruise the rolling hills of Derbyshire onto the infamous Cat and Fiddle road named after the Inn that you pass at it’s summit, it is the most famous biking road in the Peak District and worth all its acclaim. After riding the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales National parks you will reach your hotel in the market town of Ashbourne.
On the last leg of your tour you will ride part of the 230 mile long Fosse Way, this route laid down by the Romans has remained unchanged for 2000 years. It traversed Britain from Southwest to Northeast, running from the mouth of the River Axe in Devon to the South of Lincoln.
On your way back you can also visit the world famous National Motorcycle museum in Coventry. The museum traces the history of British Motorcycles through a collection of over 1000 classic bike from almost 170 manufacturers, it is well worth a stop if you’re a classic bike fan!
Stonehenge: One of the best known prehistoric monuments in Europe with 250 ancient objects and a world class exhibition.
Salisbury cathedral: Salisbury Cathedral just shy of 800 year old is the home of the Magna Carta, and many other collections and archives of ancient materials.
Severn river crossing: Built in 1996 and taking 4 years to complete the Severn river crossing is part of the M4 motorway that crosses from Bristol to Wales.
Alpine Snowdonia in Wales: Snowdonia’s National park surrounds Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales at 1,085 metres high.
Lake District: Motorbikes are widely seen as the best way to get out and about in the Lake District! The roads are amazing and the scenery is breathtaking, riding round the lakes is incredible- really not something to be missed.
National motorcycle museum: The National Motorcycle Museum traces the history of British Motorcycles through a collection of over 1000 classic bike from almost 170 manufacturers.
Day 1 150 Miles
Ride from Woking to Bath area in Somerset via the iconic A272.
Day 2 220 Miles
Bath to northern Wales via the impressive new Severn River crossing.
Day 3 150 Miles
Ride from north Wales to the picturesque Lake District.
Day 4 160 Miles
Keswick to the rolling hills of Derbyshire on the famous ‘Cat and Fiddle’ road.
Day 5 190 Miles
Ashbourne to Woking, via the world famous National Motorcycle Museum.
Where does this tour start from?
If you are renting a motorcycle then the tour will start from our rental facility in the south east of England near London. If you’re on your own bike then you can join the route at any point to form a loop from your house. Just let us know when you book which night’s stop would suit you best acting as night one of the trip.
When is the best time of year to do this trip?
May to September as a rule is the safest time to tour anywhere in the UK and Ireland although March, April and October can work with a dash of luck. It can be wet at any time of year but a sensible mix of vented kit and waterproofs with some base layers should cover all eventualities. Full kit and packing lists are supplied and we are happy to offer advice on packing for any of the trips.
A 1 week sampler of some of the best riding in the UK with visits to historic tourist sites thrown in.
Self Guided Tour
Fantastic roads, pretty National Parks and beautiful mountains with quintessential hotels to boot.
Self Guided Tour
2,200 miles of classic roads across the Brecon Beacons, Lake district and Scottish Highlands.
Self Guided Tour