Motorcycle Scotland - The Best Motorbike Routes in Scotland
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Best of Both Worlds Motorcycle Route

This route really takes you into the hills and back country roads, across the border into England and back again. You can incorporate the Three Lochs Route as well.

The Best of Both Worlds route is so rich with the history of England and Scotland. You can literally feel it in the air.

Approximate Distance: 188 miles (300 km)
Approximate Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

Friends on Route

Distance *
The Buccleuch Arms Hotel
Owned by 4 passionate bikers, this is a fantastic 1700's hotel with an award winning restaurant that thrives on great food, sincere service and your comfort!
Limetree House Guest House
A beautifully maintained guest house perfectly located in the centre of Moffat.
Adamson’s Coffee House
Sadly, currently closed.
Moffat Woollen Mill
Moffat Woollen Mill features an excellent shopping experience suited very well to the tourist biker and has all the facilities that any biker would look for and need.
Lochhouse Farm Retreat Centre
Great secure parking. Perfectly located in the beautiful Galloway countryside that surrounds both Moffat and Beattock.
Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre and Waterwheel Café
This airy cafe serves lovely fresh food close to the banks of the Tweed, one of Scotland's most famous rivers.

* from start of route.

Filling Stations on Route

On this route I would tend to use fuel stations in Hawick and Langholm depending on which way I did the route, but there are other fuel stations on route depending on the range of your bike.

Things To Do & See On The Route

- Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Centre
- Kielder water/forest
- Hawick museum

Route At A Glance

An exhausting route that will put a smile on your face.

Watch Out For

Sheep, cattle and farm muck on the road (B711)


Weather Watch

Latest details on the weather for this route.  The weather can change dramatically so please take care to check before setting off.

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  Buccleuch Square, Langholm

Route Gallery

View our gallery of photographs from the Best of Both Worlds route, including photographs submitted by fellow bikers.

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Other Motorbike Routes

Choose from our other motorcycle routes in Southern Scotland and Northern England.

Biggar is Bigger
Three Lochs Run
Borders Loop
Scottish Castle Run
A Taste of Galloway
Burns Country Run
The Bruce Run
Southwest Coastal
St. Abbs Border Hug
The Lakes
Galloway Quickie
Northumberland Ramble
Go Large with Largs
Route 15

Motorcycle Scotland Motorbike Routes in Scotland and Northern England