As a motorcyclist, it is great to be able to take your beloved bike out onto the roads to explore for a day or two, take in the scenic countryside and ride around roads a little further afield than the ones you take around town or on your daily commute. It is a great way to have a weekend away and see the parts of the world that you don’t usually visit, whilst enjoying your bike, and whether alone or with a partner or group. These are a few of the places that as a motorcyclist are fantastic places to go.
The Lake District – Popular as a holiday destination, it’s easy to see why. There are plenty of bed and breakfasts and cafes for refreshments around, so it is a great place to spend a weekend on the bike. Coniston Waters is a beautiful place to ride, whatever the time of year as the road runs alongside the lake but be sure to pack appropriately for the season – if you are heading up in the winter ensure that you pack for the cold, and in the summer remember your motorbike accessory to keep you cool when riding. Whilst you are in this neck of the woods, the steep Hardknott pass is a must! The views are stunning and have to be seen to be believed!
The Welsh Valleys – Wales is a large and beautiful country, and there are so many places to explore it would not be possible to name them all! The Wye Valley, on the border of Herefordshire offers some great views of the River Wye, and the Brecon Beacons offer amazing views across the valleys and beyond. Head up to Snowdonia National Park for a real treat. There is a lot to see in Wales, and you will come across old mines, quaint Welsh towns and a wild coastline teeming with wildlife.
The North of Scotland – If you really want to head into the wilderness then head as far north as you can, to the tip of Scotland. Part of the North Coast 500 route, a few days is best for this to make it worth your while, a week would be ideal. Head up to Inverness and take it from there. Plan your route as you won’t want to miss out on some of the great food on offer around here, and also plan where you can stop for fuel on some of the more remote roads. Autumn is a spectacular time of the year to come here as during the Summer months it can be busy with tourists.