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Adventure on Wheels are providers of bespoke Car, Car & Trailer, Motorcycle training, and  Motorcycle tours at their best throughout Scotland, Ireland and Spain

The Raids O' Rob Roy 550 miles approx

The Raids O' Rob Roy

This is a three day tour taking in some of Scotland's most popular scenic shimmering lochs and hidden glens, as we trace the footsteps, life and times of one of Scotland's most enigmatic and engaging figures. Rob Roy MacGregor 1671 - 1734. The Raids O Rob Roy tour is not a high mileage tour allowing us to have several stops within each day

Day 1. The Hero Run (160mls)

We start the tour in the south east of Scotland, the Scottish Borders, "Sir Walter Scott Country" a man who had a great passion for writing such world renowned novels as "Rob Roy".   

Our gathering point is our head office "The Chain Bridge Farm", in Melrose, also our DVSA registered motorcycle training centre, a mere two miles from Abbotsford House, home of Sir Walter Scott. 

 

On the move we head west, passing Abbotsford House on the way to Carnwath traversing some wonderful twisty Borders hill roads, tracking north we find ourselves at the impressive Kelpies at the Helix Park, Falkirk. These are two metal sculptures of the heads of the mythical water horses standing around 300 feet high next to the revitalised Forth and Clyde canal. It is rumoured that the MacGregor clan have a Kelpies bridle passed down through the generations and said to have come from a Kelpie when one of their ancestors took it from a Kelpie near Loch Slochd.

After refreshments we make our way to another one of Falkirk's amazing land structures "The Falkirk Wheel" an impressive boat lift joining the Union and Forth and Clyde canals.

Back on the move, we are soon into wild Stirlingshire hilltops giving us great views of central Scotland and its not long before we are skirting the Trossachs, an area with many attractions - lochs, hills, native wildlife and Rob Roy's home ground. We complete the day by visiting Balquhidder, resting place of Rob Roy, his wife and his two sons.

Day 2. MacGregor March (200mls)   

Back on the move we have a very full day ahead experiencing a great range of roads and countryside on the way to Crieff, Aberfeldy Glen Lion, Crianlarich, Loch Lomond, Arrochar and the Arrochar Alps, to Oysters on Loch Fyne!

Like many of our Scottish tours we make good use of the vital ferry crossings, our first takes us over the Kyles of Bute to the low-lying Isle of Bute for our second overnight stay, after exploring the island by bike.      

Day 3. A Raiders ramble (170mls)

After a fine Scottish breakfast we make our way on to the second of our ferry crossings, Rothesay to Wemyss Bay, after a half hour ferry crossing we land back on the main land and make our way south to Moscow! with a refreshment and leg stretch at Drumlanrig Cstle.

Back on the bike we make our way through the Delveen pass to Abbington enjoy! Our route from here is now eastwards through Peebles, Galashiels, finishing back at Melrose with three great riding days under our tyres.  

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 everyone 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.

The Raids O' Rob Roy can be incorporated into many of our Highland and Lowland routes.

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.

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Location: Scottish Borders - Central Highlands - Western Highlands and Islands

bulletAccommodation: Pre-arranged accommodation to suit  individual requirements, Accommodation prices vary dramatically so we will give you a cost closer to the time of the trip. As a rough guide, B&B will cost around £40-£60 per head. See our Accommodation section
bulletTime of year: April - October
bullet Duration: Three days, starting and finishing at Melrose,
bullet Distance:550 Miles approx
bullet Minimum group size:1 person on a private tour bases, or 6 people (including pillions) for an open group tour (you are mixed in with un-known riders).
bullet Cost: Per head per day/night. Prices for 2017
bulletOpen group £250 per person (price includes 2 nights' B&B, 2 ferry crossings and professional guiding)
bullet10% discount for Pillion Passengers
bulletAdditional B&B likely to cost approximately £40-£60 per person per night
bullet Private groups. Price per head, as per table below

 

Basic package:

  1. Two nights B&B
  2. Two ferry crossings
  3. Tour guide (over 3 days)
Private group of 1 £500 Per head
Private group of 2 £350 Per head
Private group of 3 £325 Per head
Private group of 4 £300 Per head
Private group of 5 £275 Per head
  Private group of 6 or more

and

Open group price

£250 Per head
Additional Bed and Breakfast: B&B £40-£60 per head per night, exact cost to be advised £
Bike hire. See See Misc & Bike Hire Information  

£

Two way pick up. See See Misc & Bike Hire Information   £

*TOUR DISCOUNTS (Excludes accommodation, bike hire etc)

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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.

 

 Tel: +44(0)1896 822452
 e-mail: info@activitiesinscotland.com