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.
221 miles (354 km)
5 hours 42 minutes
Friends on Route
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!
It's an emporium in an unexpected place. Recently opened deli and cafe.
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.
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.
Logan Botanic Garden
A remarkable collection of Southern Hemisphere plants flourish, making Logan a plantsman's paradise.
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.
Readinglasses Bookshop & Café
A bijoux cafe using great local produce in a cram, packed bookstore.
A tempting mix of arts and gifts. Don’t forget your credit card!
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.
The Mad Hatter Cafe
Enjoy some tasty food and ask the waitress about her new Suzuki Gladius!
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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.