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Galloway Quickie Motorcycle Route

This is a great route if you do not have a lot of time to spend in the area. The Galloway Quickie will give you a taster of what this region has to offer and will have you back exploring the rest of the countryside in the area.

Approximate Distance: 128 miles (206 km)
Approximate Duration: 3 hours 19 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.
Thomas Tosh Cafe & Gallery
Arty, eclectic & original - wonderful gifts & food – a must visit.
New Cample Farm Shop and Tearoom
It’s a delight! great shop & café with hearty soup and farm reared food.
The Green Tea House
A charming tea house steeped with history and one for those with varied tastes.
The Mad Hatter Cafe
Enjoy some tasty food and ask the waitress about her new Suzuki Gladius!

* from start of route.

Filling Stations on Route

There should be no need to refuel on this route as long as you filled up before leaving Moffat, but there are a couple of fuel stations on route if required. Castle Douglas is about half way round and therefore would probably be the best place to do so.

Route At A Glance

A route that will give you a taster of what the region has to offer, that will bring you back for more.


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  Cardoness Castle at Gatehouse of Fleet

Route Gallery

View our gallery of photographs from the Galloway Quickie 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
Best of Both Worlds
A Taste of Galloway
Burns Country Run
The Bruce Run
Southwest Coastal
St. Abbs Border Hug
The Lakes
Northumberland Ramble
Go Large with Largs
Route 15

Motorcycle Scotland Motorbike Routes in Scotland and Northern England