Scotland is in some ways Britain’s most iconic nation. Its charm is unique and very particular, mainly due to its history and its legends, spread by successful novels and films such as “Braveheart”. Scotland is truly unique, thanks to the rugged beauty of its territory, the value of its inhabitants, but also to the kilts, bagpipes, whiskey and all its other traditions. During our journey we will discover wonderful cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh, the mysteries of Ness, fascinating castles and places of great battles. History, myths, legends and beautiful roads. Scotland has a unique charm, waiting to be discovered, to immerse yourself in a reality that borders on dreams. A splendid coastal road, over 800 kilometers long, is the Scottish equivalent of the famous US Route 66. The North Coast 500 begins and ends in the Highland capital, Inverness, and runs along the north coast of the Highlands, taking us past the towering Scottish mountains (or Munro, as the locals call them), ancient sea stacks and sparkling lakes.
Duration: 17 days / 16 nights.
Mileage: approx 4.900.
Arrival/Departure: Verona / Augustow.
Min/Max partecipants: 12/30.
Hotel: 3 / 4 and typical.
Highlights: Strasbourg, Sedan, Bruges, Edinburgh, Elgin, Tongue, Gairloch, Loch Rannoch, Glasgow, Frankfurt, Augsburg.
Meeting with all the participants at 4.00 pm in Varese at the Palace Hotel and accommodation.
18.00 appointment for the presentation of the trip.
8.30 pm dinner at the hotel
Departure at 08.30 with final destination Strasbourg, we will pass through Switzerland, arrival expected at 18.30, accommodation in hotel and visit to the city.
Departure at 09.00, transfer day to reach Sedan, arrival expected at approximately 18.30, accommodation in the hotel.
Departure at 09.00 on this day we will go to the discovery of the Ardennes, places rich in history will alternate in our eyes.
The morning after visiting Bruges, we will head to the port of Zebrugges for boarding with destination Hull, boarding scheduled at 19.00.
At 07.30, new English time, we will arrive in Hull and our stage of approach to Scotland will begin. After the disembarkation formalities, the first 250 km will await us, which will help us get used to driving on the left. Along the way we will make some technical stops until we reach Ponteland for the first lunch stop, after about 60 km we will reach the CarterBar pass we could say “here we are in Scotland”.
Today we will leave our motorbikes to go to the discovery of Edinburgh, at 10.30 our guide will come and take us to the discovery of this fascinating city.
At 08.30 we will leave Edinburgh to reach Glamis Castle. After the visit to the castle, the Cairngorms National Park awaits us, with its wonderful streets. On the way we will stop at the Glenlivet distillery and in the evening we will reach Elgin, accommodation in the hotel.
Today we will set off to discover the legendary NC500 road and stop at Dunrobin Castle for a visit, then we will head towards the far north of Scotland until we reach the Duncasby lighthouse and its wonderful cliffs. Then we will reach the small village of Tongue where we will spend the night in a typical hotel and taste their dinner.
We will leave Tongue and immerse ourselves in the unspoiled nature of the north of Scotland, we will visit the Smoo quarries along the NC500 it will offer us. In the evening arrive in Gairloch, hotel accommodation.
Departure at 08.30 with destination the castle of Eilean, dating back to the XIII. Later we will pass through Fort William and in the evening we will reach the Rannoch lake where we will stay overnight.
The time has finally come! Departure at 08.30 with destination the Lake of Ness! First we will come back to Inverness and visit the city. Then we will not miss a “little cruise” to discover the existence of the “monster Ness”. After we will head to Fort August, and then return to the Hotel in Rannoch.
Today we will leave Loch Rannoch to head, passing through Stirling, to the largest city in Scotland: Glasgow, where we will spend the night taking advantage of the afternoon for a short visit.
Transfer day to Hull where we will embark at 18.30 for Zebrugges.
Arrival in Zebrugges at about 07.30, disembarkation and destination Frankfurt and short visit to the city.
Last day of our trip that we will spend along the splendid Romantic strasse.
Insurance policy “Motoexplora senza pensieri” with:
Theft or damage to luggage;
14 overnight stays in a double or single room in excellent facilities;
Ferry (round trip) in double cabin;
Tour leader in motorbike;
Guided tours of Edinburgh and Glasgow;
Support vehicle (with a minimum of 10 participants);
Souvenir & gadgets by Motoexplora;
Drinks with meals;
Entrance tickets and guided visits to museums or archaeological sites;
Registration fee: € 50.00 per person;
All extras of a personal nature and anything not expressly indicated in the “included services” item;
N.B. The program may be subject to changes at any time and without notice, due to force majeure or its improvement.