Spyder Motorcycles Self-Guide English National Parks, Scottish Highlands, NC500 Tour
England and Scotland are breathtakingly beautiful countries with so much history and for the motorcyclist, they also offer some cracking roads.
With Spyder Motorcycles self-guide tours, we do all the planning so you need to do nothing more than arrive at our Silverstone base, pick up your motorcycle with luggage, and follow the directions on the pre-programmed satnav.
Our English National Parks and Scotland tour includes some of the most stunning countryside in the UK along with many of the best roads.
There’s also the option to visit Triumph Motorcycles, Chatsworth House and Glenmorangie Whisky, and extend the trip and spend time in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
This version of our English National Parks and Scotland tour starts at our Silverstone Race Circuit base and returns to the same place. Riders spend another two days on the bike and enjoy the addition of Northumberland National Park and a morning in Harrogate.
The English National Parks and Scotland tour includes the Scottish Highlands, the North Coast 500, the Cairngorms, Loch Lomond and Trossachs, the English Lake District, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Parks. Plus, visit the cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and town of Harrogate, and the option to enjoy Triumph Visitors Centre, Chatsworth House and Glenmorangie Whisky distillery.
10 days riding, 9 nights
Day One, Silverstone to Buxton, 110 miles
Picking up the motorbikes from Silverstone Race Circuit at 09.00 where we’ll get you set up on your bike with the route loaded into the GPS for the trip ahead by 10.00.
Once on the bike you’ll head north to Hinckley and a visit to Triumph Visitors Centre where, where you'll get the full story in our unique immersive visitor experience. It's here that you'll see how we make motorcycles, get up close to some of the most iconic Triumphs of all time, and enjoy a priceless collection of motorcycle memorabilia brought together exclusively for our visitors.
Following your Triumph visit it’ll be back on the bike and into the beautiful Peak District with your night’s accommodation in the Buxton area.
Triumph Visitors Centre is closed on Monday and Tuesday
Day Two, Buxton to Settle, 110 miles
With the world famous Chatsworth House only 16 miles away, it’s well worth spending a morning walking around the gardens or touring this stunning National Trust property.
It’s then time to continue your ride through the picturesque Peak District, finishing with Snakes Pass. The route then takes you north to Settle on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
Day Three, Settle to Edinburgh, 195 miles
With the joys of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks ahead of you, today offers stunning scenery and great riding. It’s then into Scotland and on to Edinburgh. There’s the option to take a day off in this amazing city before continuing with the trip ahead.
Day Four, Edinburgh to Inverness, 175 miles
Leaving Edinburgh the route heads north towards the Cairngorms and the Old Military road which runs through this spectacular National Park. It’s then up to Inverness for a good night’s sleep.
Day Five, Inverness to Tongue, 180 miles
From Inverness it’s on to the NC500. This coastal route running around the top of Scotland from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh is simply stunning. Today takes in John O’Groats and ends in Tongue. There’s also the chance to stop at the Glen Morangie factory and shop, just no sampling until you reach the hotel.
Day Six, Tongue to Loch Maree, 190 miles
Riding from Tongue and continuing along the NC500, it only gets more beautiful as the route heads south along the west coast. With single track roads taking you through some of the most remote areas of Scotland, it’s a great days riding which finishes on Loch Maree.
Day Seven, Loch Maree to Kyle of Lochalsh, 205 miles
Staying on the world famous west coast of Scotland for one more day, it’s another beautiful ride. With a night’s stay in Kyle of Lochalsh there’s a loop of Skye for those who wish, or a bar with a view of it for those who fancy an afternoon off the bike, 115 miles to Kyle of Lochalsh, 205 miles including Skye
Day Eight, Kyle of Lochalsh to Glasgow, 180 miles
Riding from Kyle of Lochalsh, it’s straight on to one of the best roads in Scotland heading southeast, then past views of Ben Nevis and through the town of Fort William before Glencoe, Lock Lomond and on to Glasgow for the night.
Day Nine, Glasgow to Harrogate, 230 miles
Leaving Glasgow in a southeasterly direction the route heads for beautiful Northumberland. It’s then a ride through the Northern Pennies before heading directly to Harrogate. 230 miles
Day Ten, Harrogate to Silverstone, 165 miles
The final day and two options to choose from. Either spend a leisurely morning wandering around the spa town of Harrogate before climbing on the bike for the final leg, a 150 mile run straight down the motorway to arrive at Silverstone at 16.00.
Or, spend a few hours in Harrogate and after 90 miles of dual carriageway, enjoy the last 75 miles of your trip on some cracking local roads back to Silverstone. Arriving at 16.00 to return the bike and tell us about your adventure.
Cost does not include:
Motorcycle hire upgrades
Accommodation and ferry upgrades
Road tolls and fines
Costs associated with additional days off
Lunch and dinner