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Five Glens to Coe (180 miles, approx)
This is a full day tour taking in some of the Scotland's most popular scenic glens and lochs, with an opportunity to see some of Scotland's hidden glens. Although we never leave the tarmac, some sections of the tour can be quite demanding.
We start our day in the south east of Scotland, the Scottish Borders, "Sir Walter Scott Country".
The day's journey normally starts at our head office, Chain Bridge Farm, Melrose, and when all are ready we travel north to Edinburgh, over the River Forth and on up the motorway before turning off, heading for our first glen.
After a refreshment stop, we hop from one glen to another then on to the Famous Grouse Distillery.
The next part of our trip takes us over the summits, and if all is well, up the hidden glen. When the weather is good, we will see breath- taking scenery, possibly deer and eagles, good for photo stops. This road is not for the faint hearted, with short, tight, steep, narrow hairpin bends the road requires attention! We do have an alternative route if conditions and abilities are not adequate.
After this we take a well earned rest on the shores of Loch Tay before starting our journey along the loch. After stunning views (weather permitting!) we find ourselves descending into our last glen before Glen Coe, with more photo opportunities at the Falls of Dochart.
This section of our tour is a wide open glen with an easy ride road all the way to Tyndrum, another famous Scottish bikers fuel stop.
We've now reached the final part of the journey. As we head for Glen Coe we pass Bridge of Orchy on our way up on to the Black Mount Plateau, past Glen Etive, a glen well worth taking the time to visit if staying in this area. We then drive down into the Pass of Glen Coe. This is an awe inspiring and stunning glen, but we advise extreme caution on running the pass, as it is a major tourist attraction, with many accidents caused by drivers and pedestrians not watching out for other road users.
The next days' trips depend on your itinerary, but from here we have endless options.
General Information: The theme of all our tours on Scotland's country roads is for a relaxed and unhurried trip, enjoying local scenery and popular historic sites. We try to run at a pace to suit all within the group but appreciate that some may wish to go faster than others and will endeavour to accommodate such riders on appropriate sections of the tour.
It should be noted that it is Tom's policy to avoid riding on motorways so please do not expect any! However, there are occasions when we have to be at a particular location at a specific time and therefore the planned route may be altered accordingly.
Prices: For individual or joint tours are available on enquiry; accommodation options and costs can also be made available on request, if required.
Dinning out: We are always happy to advise on where to dine and when at all possible we like to dine with the hole group.
Bike hire: For information on bike/equipment hire and our vehicle support service please refer to our webpage Bike and equipment hire etc.
Five Glens to Coe can be incorporated into many of our Highland routes.
The theme of all our tours is for a safe relaxed and unhurried exciting trip, taking in local scenery, points of interest and great twisty roads. We try to run at a pace to suit all within the group but appreciate that some may wish to go faster than others and will endeavour to accommodate such riders on appropriate sections of the tour.