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South West Scotland

The huge area of South West Scotland is the motorcyclists little secret.

Often neglected in a bid to get to the North, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway, along with the Scottish Borders, is the first port of call in Scotland.  Wide open and remote spaces.  Hundreds of miles of quiet roads.  Stunning scenery and awesome roads!  Repeat – awesome roads and stunning scenery.

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Route 1 - A Taste Of Galloway
This route gives you a taste of two halves, from Moffat to Portpatrick and back. You have a half that takes you along good back roads, through passes and forests to Portpatrick. Whilst the other half is a more direct route on a good A Road (A75). Portpatrick is on everybody’s list of beautiful coastal villages.

Approximate distance: 214 miles (344 km)
Approximate duration: 5 Hours 39 Minutes
Route 2 - Burns Country Run
Re-live the steps of Robert Burns in this route which takes you between Ayrshire and Dumfriesshire. On the way the route will vary in road type so go at your own pace.

Approximate distance: 162 miles (261 km)
Approximate duration: 4 Hours 36 Minutes
Route 3 - Galloway Quickie
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: 121 miles (194 km)
Approximate duration: 3 Hours 18 Minutes
Route 4 - Scottish Castles Route
The Scottish Castles route is the full monty – exploring the full extent of the Galloway region. See the rolling hills and stunning scenery with a little history thrown in if it takes your fancy.

Approximate distance: 252 miles (405 km)
Approximate duration: 6 hour 50 minutes
Route 5 - Southwest Coastal Route
Starting off with a fantastic pass you will head West to the sea and will literally hug the coastline through the whole Dumfriesshire region. Photo opportunities abound! Surprisingly this route is relatively unknown (long may it last) so enjoy the beauty along with the relative quiet.

Approximate distance: 307 miles (494 km)
Approximate duration: 9 Hours 3 Minutes
Route 6 - The Bruce Run
This route takes you through Robert The Bruce territory and into the centre of the Galloway Forest to Glentrool. An area that Robert The Bruce camped at in 1307. From Bruce's stane (stone) you get a magnificent 360 Degree view of the area.

Approximate distance: 165 miles (266 km)
Approximate duration: 4 Hours 32 Minutes

Accommodation

Below is accommodation available in South West Scotland, all tried and tested by local bikers.

Aston Hotel Dumfries


The Crichton, Dumfries, DG1 4ZZ

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Buccleuch and Queensberry Arms Hotel


112 Drumlanrig Street, Thornhill, DG3 5LU

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Buccleuch Arms Hotel


High Street, Moffat, DG10 9ET

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Fernhill Hotel


Heugh Road, Portpatrick, DG9 8TD

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Ken Bridge Hotel


New Galloway, DG7 3PR

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Kings Arms Hotel


31-33 St Andrews Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1EL

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Limetree Guest House


Limetree Guest House, Moffat, DG10 9AE

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Lochhouse Farm Retreat


Beattock, Moffat, DG10 9SG

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No. 29 Well Street B&B


29 Well Street, Moffat, DG10 9DP

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Rickwood House Hotel


Heugh Road, Portpatrick, DG9 8TD

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Selkirk Arms Hotel


High Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JG

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The Star Hotel


18 Main Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4NT

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