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A Taste Of Galloway Motorcycle Route

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 everybodies list of beautiful coastal villages.

Approximate Distance: 221 miles (354 km)
Approximate Duration: 5 hours 42 minutes

Friends on Route

Distance *
0.1
miles
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!
0.1
miles
Limetree House Guest House
A beautifully maintained guest house perfectly located in the centre of Moffat.
0.1
miles
Adamson’s Coffee House
Sadly, currently closed.
0.3
miles
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.
1.3
miles
Lochhouse Farm Retreat Centre
Great secure parking. Perfectly located in the beautiful Galloway countryside that surrounds both Moffat and Beattock.
31.2
miles
Thomas Tosh Cafe & Gallery
Arty, eclectic & original - wonderful gifts & food – a must visit.
31.5
miles
Holland House
It's an emporium in an unexpected place. Recently opened deli and cafe.
32.1
miles
New Cample Farm Shop and Tearoom
It’s a delight! great shop & café with hearty soup and farm reared food.
39.3
miles
The Green Tea House
A charming tea house steeped with history and one for those with varied tastes.
117
miles
Port Pantry and Gift Shop
Way out west! Close to the harbour, lots of gifts and an upstairs cafe with a great selection of home baked cakes.
121
miles
Logan Botanic Garden
A remarkable collection of Southern Hemisphere plants flourish, making Logan a plantsman's paradise.
137
miles
Mariners Coffee Shop
A great biker café – choose from great a big breakfast or a fresh crab sandwich. It’s only a short hop to the most southerly point of Scotland.
154
miles
Readinglasses Bookshop & Café
A bijoux cafe using great local produce in a cram, packed bookstore.
164
miles
Fleet Gallery
A tempting mix of arts and gifts. Don’t forget your credit card!
165
miles
The Whithorn Trust
Have a cup of tea and delve into the fascinating history of the town, home of St Ninian, Scotland’s first saint and cradle of Christianity.
178
miles
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

A really enjoyable motorcycle route that would need a refueling stop. I would refuel in Portpatrick but once again this is a beautiful area with the luxury of having a number of fueling stations on route or in easy access.

Things To Do & See On The Route

Galloway Forest – Britain's largest forest park with 400 miles of roads.

Route At A Glance

A route not to be missed.

Watch Out For

Farm muck on the roads between Thornhill and New Galloway as well as a few tight bends.

 

Route Videos

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Weather Watch

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

View a 5-day weather forecast on the BBC Weather website for:

Stranraer
Newton Stewart
Thornhill
Dumfries
Moffat

 

  Coastline near Portpatrick

Route Gallery

View our gallery of photographs from the Taste of Galloway route, including photographs submitted by fellow bikers.

A Taste of Galloway
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