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Offline CaliChick

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Scotland/Highlands
« on: December 03, 2019, 04:25:18 PM »
Heinee and I are planning a trip to Scotland in 2020, and I think it would be amazing to be on the back of a motorcycle riding through the Highlands for a day. I found some websites that offer a selection of motorcycles to rent, as well as all the gear. Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly welcomed and appreciated!

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Re: Scotland/Highlands
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 05:05:37 PM »
Didn't Doug do this recently?
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Re: Scotland/Highlands
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 05:58:48 PM »
Didn't Doug do this recently?


I think Doug did Ireland, but here's the rental place he used:

http://www.celticridercartours.com/

They rent motorcycles.
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Re: Scotland/Highlands
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2019, 07:33:51 PM »
There's Papa Lazarou in Wales to consult on this site.  I'm sure he's been there.

For YouTubers, the Missenden Flyer has vlogged several trips to Scotland. 
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Re: Scotland/Highlands
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 10:03:06 PM »
Maybe try Edelweill Tours, I have done a couple and they were top notch.

https://www.edelweissbike.com/en/touren/?c=CGB
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Re: Scotland/Highlands
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2019, 10:16:03 PM »
Thanks, bookmarked the webpages, those will come in handy!

Will definitely watch The Missenden Flyer’s vlogs, looks like they may contain lots of good info.

The plan is to possibly rent a cottage in the highlands (found some that rent out by the week), use that as base to do some hiking (bag a munro), visit some landmarks, rent a motorcycle and gear for a day of riding, stay 1 or 2 nights in a castle...basically all the things I didn’t get to do when I went last year, but this time I’m taking heinee.

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Re: Scotland/Highlands
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2019, 02:09:19 AM »
several motorcycle hire companies there. beautiful riding territory. never hired a bike there, so I can't recommend one company. do a google search-a quick search turned up quite a few.
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Re: Scotland/Highlands
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2019, 06:46:39 AM »
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Re: Scotland/Highlands
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2019, 11:32:40 AM »

Here is a link, it's only about four minutes.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=riding+Scotland+motorcycles+U-tube&&view=detail&mid=10BDD320CAF80FE4046C10BDD320CAF80FE4046C&&FORM=VDRVRV

Care to share a bit of your trip from last year?




Thanks for the link. I went with my best friend of 28 years. We spent the majority of the time in Edinburgh, and 3 nights in Ireland, in Enniskerry just south of Dublin.
After 28 years of friendship, it was my first time traveling with her, and my last. There were many things that made me realize she isn’t the person I thought she was. I started to realize my mistake when we changed planes in NY on the way to Scotland. She exited the plane before me, and when we got to our next gate, she realized she had left her flip-top fancy water container behind on the other plane. She said to me “you know, you were off the plane after me, you should have looked around to make sure I didn’t leave any of my stuff behind.”

So I need a re-do, hence this trip with heinee next year.

Photo 1 was taken while passing through the Highlands en route to Loch Ness, a popular stopping point for many tourists.
Photo 2 is part of Urquhart Castle at Loch Ness.
Photo 3 is from my cliff hike in Bray while in Ireland. It was a rainy hike, but I rewarded myself with a Guinness in a toasty warm pub after the hike.
Photo 4 was taken while waiting for the ferry boat to arrive to take us across Loch Ness.
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