Scotland - diversity and adventure in the Scottish Highlands

Mystic landscapes, pristine nature, unique poetry and exciting motorbike routes

"One of the most beautiful journeys in my life, certainly the most poetic. Never have I walked through any lonelier landscapes!" This is how the famous German writer Theodor Fontane enthusiastically described his trip through Scotland. Still today, with its lonely Highlands and the diversity of its landscapes Scotland is an exciting place: the country of lakes and islands, the Highlands in the north with many fortresses, castles and abbeys – noble testimonies of Scotland's rich history.

The two week motorbike tour starts in the most favourable (i.e. least rainy) season. You meet the group at the Remscheid Highway Motel at the A1 in Germany. From there you ride to the ferry port in the Netherlands where you take the ferry directly to Newcastle. When you arrive the next morning, you are already in the middle of the Lowlands. From here you will experience one highlight after the other.

What makes Scotland so special is its pristine nature, its rich history, magnificent landscapes and unique location. The scenery is dominated mostly by two colours: the green of the forests gently covering the rolling hills, and the blue of the sea and lakes. In the evenings, there is often a special quality to the light which transforms everything into a mystical fantasy. Here, nature is king, giving us an intense and long-lasting experience.

Sheep have right of way, and they seem to know it. It's great to experience and give in to this relaxed way of life. At first glance, the people may appear a bit rough, but they are very warm-hearted and have a lively humour.

And, of course, as an added extra the country has its excellent whisky to offer.

Category
Road tour
Level of difficulty
2
Tour information
DATES:
03.06. - 16.06.2019

Cut-off date for bookings 8 weeks prior to start date of tour

Distance:
Approx. 3,000 - 3,500 km

Route profile:
Paved rural roads, driving on the left

Prices:
EUR 2,495 for driver
EUR 2,300 for passenger
EUR 390 single room surcharge (not always available)

Included:

  • 10 nights at a typical local cosy hotel
  • 1 night at the hotel in Edinburgh
  • Breakfast and multicourse dinners
  • English-speaking tour guide 

Extra cost:
2 nights on the ferry boat to Scotland (booked by us): in 4 bed cabin including shower/toilet and motorbike approx. EUR 350 per person plus fuel surcharge (price subject to full cabin occupation and day price dependent on date of booking), ferries within Scotland (approx. EUR 40)

Not included:
Fuel, meals/snacks during the day, drinks, entrance fees

Meeting point and departure:
Remscheid Highway Motel (Germany) 9:30 a.m.

Tour guide:
Kai Spieske