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North West Scotland

North West Scotland; a most beautiful, inspiring and truly stunning region of ancient landscapes!

Go wherever your imagination or road takes you. Everyone has their very own favourite part of the Scottish Highlands and they are all just simply stunning. Inland or Islands you will find this region so easy to navigate. There is just so much to see, do and ride – so little precious time. The further north you go the more remote and the bigger the space. Breathe the air, revel in the sites, and enjoy the freedom and solitude. Be prepared for one long overdose of stunning beauty.

Use our routes as a base guide; they will keep you on track.

PRO TIP – In this region it is always a good idea to keep your tank brimmed. Be wary of expecting to find fuel at weekends and odd hours. When you see fuel, fill up. If you do this you will not have a problem.


Route 1 - Cian Bus
If you want stunning beaches and to be absolutely remote and very far away from the maddening crowd then this is where you want to be. Starting at the Northern most tip of mainland Britain - Dunnet head. You will not believe that such stunning beaches can be found in the UK. You will be hard pressed to believe you are on such a small island as the UK. This is big land, big skies and big seas.

Approximate distance: 149 miles (240 km)
Approximate duration: 4 Hours 2 Minutes
Route 2 - Coast 2 Coast
Ditto agoraphobia. Stay away if you suffer - even slightly - from Agoraphobia (Fear of wide open spaces) This is just magic if you want to really get away from it all.

Approximate distance: 186 miles (302 km)
Approximate duration: 4 Hours 44 Minutes
Route 3 - Nessie’s Hook
Just another route in paradise finding many unknowns... O.M.Goodness!

Approximate distance: 194 miles (314 km)
Approximate duration: 4 Hours 57 Minutes
Route 4 - North Coast 500
The North Coast 500 (NC500) was created in 2014 by the North Highland Initiative to highlight some of Scotland's magnificence to the world. It has been dubbed Scotland's answer to the renowned 'Route 66' and doesn't disappoint.

Approximate distance: 513 miles (826 km)
Approximate duration: 13 Hours 47 minutes
Route 5 - The Flipside
If you have even a slight problem with agoraphobia (fear of wide open places) then heed this advice - stay away. On the other hand if you really want to get away from it all then do not waste another day. This is the place for you.

Approximate distance: 184 miles (296 km)
Approximate duration: 5 Hours 21 Minutes
Route 6 - The WESCO 200
This route has got everything. 200 MILES OF E V E R Y T H I N G. This has to be on everyone's list of "must do's. Islands,lochs,mountains.

Approximate distance: 200 miles (318 km)
Approximate duration: 5 Hours 37 Minutes
Route 7 - Two Giants - One day
Two of the most well-known motorcycle "Musts" in Scotland can be done in just one day. It is doable, beautiful but do not be deceived it is not easy. Both of these giants should be on everyones bucket list.

Approximate distance: 186 miles (293 km)
Approximate duration: 5 Hours 20 Minutes


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

Aultguish Inn

Main Road, Ullapool, IV23 2PQ 01997 455254

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Corrie House

Craobh Haven, Ardfern, PA31 8UA 01852 500779

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Coylet Inn

Loch Eck, Dunoon, PA23 8SG 01369 840426

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Eddrachilles Hotel

Badcall Bay by Scourie, LAIRG, IV27 4TH 01971 502080

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Farr Bay Inn

Farr Bay Inn, Bettyhill, By Thurso, KW14 7SZ 01641 521230

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Glenelg Inn

Kyle of Lochalsh, Glenelg, IV40 8JR 01599 522273

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Glenuig Inn

Glenuig, Lochailort, PH38 4NG 01687 470219

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Greenhill Bed & Breakfast

Scourie, Sutherland, IV27 4SX 01971 502351

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Loch Melfort Hotel

Arduaine, By Oban, PA34 4XG 01852 200233

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MacDonald Hotel and Cabins

Fort William Road, Kinlochleven, PH50 4QL 01855 831539

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Morefield Motel

North Road, Ullapool, IV26 2TQ 01854 612161

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North Kessock Hotel

Main street, North Kessock, IV1 3XN 01463 731208

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Richmond Hotel

Church Brae, Strathpeffer, IV14 9AW 01997 421300

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Strathcarron Hotel

Strathcarron, IV54 8YR 01520 722227

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Tanglin Guest House

3 Strathaven Ter, Breadalbane Street, Oban, PA34 5PE 07933 399332

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The Corran Guest House

Poltalloch Street, Lochgilphead, PA31 8LR 01546 603866

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The George Hotel

Main St East, Inveraray, PA32 8TT 01499 302111

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The Grey Gull Inn

Glenburn Road, Ardrishaig, PA30 8EU 01546 606017

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The Highland Haven

St Johns, East Mey, Caithness, KW14 8XL 01955 611499

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The Lovat Loch Ness

Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, PH32 4DU 01456 459250

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The Oak Tree Inn

Loch Lomond, Balmaha, G63 0JQ 01360 870357

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The Sheiling Guest House

Garve Road, Ullapool, IV26 2SX 01854 612947

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Torlundy House

Happy Valley, Torlundy, Fort William, PH33 6SW 01397 703320

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Westlea House

2 Market Street, Ullapool, IV26 2XE 01854 612594

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