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3rd Edition 2018 

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 06:55

The Top 5 Routes for Motorcyclists in Scotland

North Coast 500Scotland is recognised as a Country, which is packed with history, culture and untouched rural views.

It has become a tourist destination for many but despite its popularity, manages to retain its flawless charm and appeal. Scotland’s association with the Motorcycle Community is one that boasts a strong relationship and offers not just pubs and accommodation but also, a dynamic landscape of winding roads and open avenues to excite the touring rider.

At Man Wants, we produce articles centred on men’s lifestyle issues, including travel, auto and technology. We like to push aside the conventions and look a little deeper to unveil some of the less discussed issues in lifestyle journalism. As Man Wants begins to start exchanging tips, advice and articles with the Belt Drive Betty community, we figured we’d introduce ourselves with a humble guide to five of the best biking routes in the Scotland. Tried & tested.

Road to Applecross

Situated on in Wester Ross, Highland on the North West of Scotland resides the historically named ‘Applecross’ peninsula. Positioned between the mainland mountain masses of the North West of Scotland and the picturesque Isle of Skye, Applecross has become famous for its scenic roads and breath-taking scenery which makes for an incredible drive.

Take the striking coast road from Shielding or the winding single track road through the mountains on the Bealach na Ba to arrive in Applecross where you’ll instantly understand how the area coined its Scottish Gaelic title ‘'Chomraich” – directly translating as ‘The Sanctuary’.

Things you will also find here: The UK’s first ‘unmanned’ petrol station and the Applecross Inn – perfect for over-night stays and views of the isles of Raasay and Skye.

Applecross

The Skye Bridge

Talking of Skye, the Isle of Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebrides and has become notable for its arresting scenery, landscapes and wildlife which cement it as an undisputed road-trip destination. If you’re heading over to the Isle of Skye, you must take a trip on The Skye Bridge. The Skye Bridge stands over Loch Alsh and connects the Isle of Skye to six-acre isle of Eilean Ban. Skye Bridge forms part of the A87 and offers incredible panoramic views of the Kyle of Lochalsh and the East Coast of Kyleakin.

Stop By: ‘Glenelg Inn’, Biker Friendly Pub and accommodation with live music and Scottish cuisine.

skye bridge

A82 Pulpit Rock, Loch Lomond

Recent investments in Pulpit Rock, Loch Lomond have seen the striking coastal road improved for riders. The A82 Pulpit Rock Road borders Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. A unique stretch of road which has been cut out of the rocky headland and provides a real insight into the beauty of Scotland with extraordinary views of the remarkable shoreline.

Pay a visit too: Biker friendly, ‘The Oak Tree Inn’ Pub with B&B and Campsite Facilities.

a82 pulpit rock

From Glasgow to Fort William

The route from Glasgow to Fort William is an illustrious track that’s acclaimed with motorists and motorcycle riders alike. Watch as the urban landscape of Scotland’s largest City slips into the harsh mountainous skylines of the Highlands at Fort William.

Look out for: The Blue Angels Motorcycle Club (BAMC) in Glasgow and of course, Ben Nevis.

fort william

North Coast 500

If you’re on the pursuit for the freedom of a long, open road with fine coastal scenery and a back-drop filled with natural wonders – then the North Coast 500 route, starting in Inverness is the ride you’ve been looking for. The North Coast 500 is a 516 mile (830 km) long route, which heads up from Inverness to some of Scotland’s most northerly coastal points, peaking at the iconic John O’Groats before heading back down to Inverness through the Royal Burgh of Dingwall. The route passes Castles, Surfing Locations, Sandy Beaches and caves – so you won’t be short on stop offs.

North Coast 500

Get your camera ready for: The Black Isle, Easter Ross seaboard villages and The Highland Classic Motorcycle Club’s Calendar of Events.

For more articles on British Travel Guides and Road Trips, be sure to visit Man Wants.

 

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