The Tartan Titan
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Route at a Glance
So in great style we start this route on a Ferry to Bute. Quick and short and a most pleasant start to the journey. You will be tempted to walk around the town of Rothesay. If you have the time we would recommend it. Enjoy another even quicker Ferry hop back on to the mainland going north.
Welcome to riding heaven. !!
I am not going to wax lyrical. This route is pure gold – all the way. It has everything. Lochstriven, the Kyles of Bute, The surreal Loch Eck, Lochgilphead, Loch Melfort,Oban,The truly stunning Kinlochleven. The iconic and giant Glencoe, Arrochar and Loch Long speak volumes. This route would be high up (and I mean – Real high) in my list of routes that I simply have to do.
This is a TITAN.
PRO TIP – Make this a two day journey. Stop and breathe it all in at every opportunity. This is not one that you want to be fuzzy in the memory department.
Route Notes & Highlights
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- Bute – An Island Hopper stop.
- Lock Eck – A beautiful serene loch with a lovely lochside ride.
- Loch Fyne Restaurant & Oyster Bar – The home of the popular seafood restaurant chain “Loch Fyne Restaurants” with upwards of 35 establishments in the UK.
- Inverary Jail – An award winning attraction of a restored prison from the 19th century.
- Falls of Lora – Spanned by the Connel Bridge the falls provide excitement for kayakers and divers as well as a stunning sight for tourists and photographers. The falls are tidal though check their website if you’re planning to seem them in all their glory.
- Kinlochleven Loop – As seen on the MotoGoLoco website – (https://www.motogoloco.com/map?route=7) described as: 2the Scotburgring, and tucked away just off the stunning scenery of Glencoe this is 15 miles of sheer, pure and unadulterated motorcycling perfection. Bends, twists, bumps and views – it really is utterly brilliant. Perfect? Probably about as close as you’ll ever find.”
- Glencoe – This area is quite simply stunning! Designated as a national scenic area with it’s craggy mountains from its volcanic origins. It’s an area with quite a history as well pertaining to the McDonald Clan and a massacre that occurred in it’s Glen in 1692.
- The Green Welly Stop – This spot in Tyndrum has quite simply become one of those places everyone going north takes a pit stop at. Fuel, grub and a few trinkety things on offer.
- Loch Lomond – We all know the popular song “The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond”, this is it! It is the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain by surface area, has many islands within it and is simply beautiful.
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Filling Stations on Route
Plenty of fuel stations along the way in the major towns.