Motorcycle touring in the UK isn’t perhaps considered the most adventurous place to ride, but it certainly offers a huge variety of rides packed into a small area, ideal for self-guided motorcycle touring.
England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all offer different riding experiences and the variation one finds on this small island is a pleasant contradiction. From the rugged and wild Scottish highlands to the gentle, rolling hills and valleys of Wales, there is certainly a road for every type of rider. Being just a short ferry crossing away from mainland Europe, no tour of the continent would be complete without a week or two riding the British Isles.
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Riding the North Coast 500 by motorcycle is a must for anyone touring Scotland, or indeed the UK. The route highlights all of the best bits of the Highlands. From the twists and turns of the epic Bealach Na Ba to humble fishing villages way up North. Find out more about our self-guided tour of the North Coast 500 or learn more about riding the route.
This national park offers some fantastic roads, including the well-known “cat and fiddle road” and the popular snake pass to Glossop. Both are twisty and offer some great views over this stunning area. Also home to some beautiful old towns and villages such as Bakewell and Ashbourne.
For race lovers there are few race tracks as accessible as the world famous Isle of Man TT track. Take a ferry over to the Isle of Man and enjoy the ride, just remember outside of the race these are public roads and speed limits apply! Find out more about riding on the Isle of Man >>
From Snowdonia National Park to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast, Wales offers up some fantastic riding and should be high on the list of anyone thinking about riding in the UK. Some of the specific routes worth checking out include, Horseshoe Pass, Pass of the Cross/Bwlch y Groes (‘Hellfire pass’), along with the A498 and A4086 in Snowdonia National Park.
Riding in the UK is perfectly suited to self-guided motorcycle touring in particular.We currently only have our North Coast 500 self-guided tour live, but will be adding more trips around Wales and Devon/Cornwall soon. In the meantime we are available to help you organise motorcycle rentals in the UK and provide some general route advice.Share this tour