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The Islands and Highlands 2018

Our 2018 Scottish motorcycle tour is a six day tour taking in such highlights as Inveraray Castle, Eiliean Donan Castle, the Isle of Skye, Applecross, Ullapool, Tongue and much more.    

Friday 06th July 2018
  • 6 day motorcycle tour
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Package Includes

  • Ferry travel with Stena Line (Belfast – Cairnryan)
  • 5 nights DBB at selected hotels
  • Admission to Inveraray Castle
  • Ferry crossing Gourock – Hunters Point
  • Guided tour with services of Celtic Horizon Tours reps throughout.


Not included:

  • Meals other than listed as above
  • Travel insurance
  • Fuel
  • Accident / breakdown recovery 


1 Bike, 2 Person, Room Sharing             €769 per person

1 Bike, 1 Person, Room Sharing             €829 per person

1 Bike, 1 person, Room Single                €1,073 per person



Hotel Options

Scottish Islands and Highlands, - Ph: -

One night based at each of the following: Isle of Glencoe Hotel (3*) in Ballachulish, Kyle of Lochalash (3*) in Lochalash, Royal Hotel  (4*) in Ullapool x 2 nights and the Best Western Kings Manor in Edinburgh (3*).


Day one          Friday 6th July    

06.30hrs          Check-in for Stena Superfast VIII at Belfast (for motorcyclists ex Dublin the group will be departing at 05.00hrs from the Coachmans Inn at Dublin Airport)

07.30hrs          Depart Belfast on Stena Superfast VIII

09.45hrs          Arrive Cairnryan                                                                                

13.00hrs          Arrive Gourock

13.10hrs          Depart  McInroy's Point, Gourock by ferry        91 mls

13.30hrs          Arrive Hunters Quay, Dunoon

14.30hrs          Arrive Inveraray Castle          39 mls

16.30hrs          Depart Inveraray Castle

18.00hrs          Arrive the Isle of Glencoe Hotel, Glencoe check-in and dinner

                        re-fuelling stop en-route       58 mls               


Day two          Saturday 7th July

09.00hrs          Checkout and depart the hotel we travel north via Fort William to Dornie – Eilean Donan Castle - where we have                          a coffee stop (tour not included)    82 mls

 11.30hrs          Departing Dornie we head for Skye and up to Portree where we break for lunch.   43 mls 

14.00hrs          Travelling to the outer tip of Skye we take in the majestic views at Duntulm before we arrive at our overnight                              destination in Lochalsh Hotel in Lochalsh.    94 mls


Day three       Sunday 8th July

09.30hrs          Check-out and depart the Lochalsh Hotel, no tour of Scotland is complete without a visit to Applecross via one                         of the hidden gems Plockton   41 mls

13.00hrs          Departing Applecross for Ullapool via Gairloch we take in some of the most spectacular Highland scenery with                           ample photo stops before we arrive at our hotel The Royal Hotel, Ullapool x 2 nights   112 mls


Day four         Monday 9th July

10.00hrs          Depart the hotel, and we head into some of the scenic wilderness in the Scottish Highlands.  From Ullapool we                         head into the Inverpolly National Nature Reserve via Elphin and onto Scourie.  42 mls

                     We follow the A838 north to Durness and hug the coast along Loch Eriball to our lunch stop in the aptly named                           village of Tongue 55 mls                       

                      From here we swing south and head back to our hotel via Altnaharra,  Lairg and Invercassley  82mls


Day five          Tuesday 10th July

09.00hrs          Check-out and depart hotel, heading south east for our final night in Edinburgh. We travel down the A835 into                              Inverness and on down via the A9 through the Cairngorms National Park and taking in Aviemore, Pitlochry  and                          Perth before swinging south-west to our final hotel, The Best Western, Kings Manor. Edinburgh.  211 mls


Day six           Wednesday 11th July

09.00hrs          Check-out and depart Edinburgh

                       Travelling to Cairnryan via Lanark, Carronbridge and New Galloway to take in the Galloway Forest Park as we                            travel to Cairnryan. 144 mls

14.45hrs          Arrive Cairnryan

15.30hrs          Depart Cairnryan on the Stena Ferry

17.45hrs          Arrive Belfast.

Please note that the itinerary is subject to change


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Please Note:

Group leaders reserve the right to modify / change the itinerary taking into account prevailing weather / traffic / riding conditions.

If travelling alone please indicate if you are willing to share a room – while this cannot be guaranteed we will endeavour to find you a partner.

It is the responsibility of each m/cyclist to ensure that they hold the relevant licence and have adequate insurance cover –copies of driving licence and insurance will required by our office prior to departure.

All motorcycles will be subject to a road-check prior to departure, those deemed not to be roadworthy will not be allowed travel and the question of a refund will not be entertained.