Motorcycle Tours - White Rose Tours 2019
White Rose Tour 3 Outer Hebrides & North Coast 500
Mapsman have teamed up with fellow adventurers and motorcycle touring company White Rose Tours to provide a suggestion of additional maps and guides to accompany their tours for 2019.
To be expected from a quality tour operator White Rose Tours provide detailed turn by turn instructions and GPS maps for the tour but we believe it is always useful to have a map or two as well.
Our suggestions for this tour are:
Michelin Regional Map 501 - Scotland
More Details of the Tour by White Rose Tours themselves.
Dates: Saturday 8h June 2019 - Tuesday 18th June 2019
Duration: 10 Nights
Tour Area: Outer Hebrides, Scottish Highlands & North Coast 500
Type: Escorted Tour (E)
Accommodation: 3 & 4 star Hotels
Mileage: 150 - 200 miles per day - longest day 220 miles
Tour Mileage: 1200 miles
Roads: Combination of A, B and unfenced roads
Skills: Suitable for all competent riders & pillions perhaps touring for the first time
A great tour of the Highlands & Islands of Scotland including a visit to the Outer Hebrides
A visit to the Outer Hebrides is one of those places that has long been on many people's 'bucket list', and so in 2017 we added it to our popular Scottish Highlands & Islands Tour to make a comprehensive 10 night tour which takes in all the best roads and attractions you will find in this part of the world. Our visit to the Outer Hebrides will be to the islands of Lewis and Harris via the Ullapool to Stornoway ferry which means we are restricted to the amount of bikes we can take, plus we are unlikely to repeat this tour for some time, so we encourage you to book early.
The Tour will also include much of what's now known as the North Coast 500. We have actually been riding this route for years, but clever marketing by the Scottish Tourist Board has made this the route to ride, and we can't disagree....
Our tour starts at 4 star hotel just inside the English Border, from where we take a clockwise route through Galloway & Dumfries, up the Ayrshire coast, over the Clyde to the shores of Loch Fyne. The tour continues up the Argyll coastline to a two night stop at a small village close to the Kyle of Lochalsh an ideal location from which to tour the beautiful Isle of Skye.
There should be time to ride the Applecross Peninsula next, with its challenging roads and tremendous views before heading for Ullapool to catch the ferry to Stornoway. Here a second two night stay gives us the opportunity to tour the Outer Hebrides islands of Lewis and Harris before returning to Ullapool for the third and final 2 night stop. From here you can ride the North Coast 500 road to the top of Scotland and for those wish maybe a visit to the famous John O'Groats.
In a change to previous years, we ride more of the NC500 past the famous Loch Ness, before passing through Glencoe into the Trossachs. Our day finishes at a new venue, a 4 star hotel in the heart of a lovely market town.
A scenic cross country route then takes us past the famous Knockhill race circuit and Gleneagles before bypassing Edinburgh to enter the Borders. Our final night is spent at one of our favourite hotels on the edge of the Lake District.
With three 2 night stops and 10 nights in total this is not a quick dash to Scotland and back, but the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely tour which has sensible daily mileages and good quality accommodation. Although classified as an escorted tour, for those that wish, or are new to touring, there is the opportunity to ride with your escorts, Roy and Alison, who are no strangers to Scotland and are happy to guide you each step of the way
For more information on this tour or to book go to
Or call Dave on 01423 770103