High­land fling

Dis­cover Scot­land’s beau­ti­ful high­lands, and Ei­lan Do­nan cas­tle

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

There’s some­thing about rid­ing in Scot­land that makes those of us from other parts of Bri­tain fall in love – and this ride is one of our ab­so­lute favourites.

The clas­sic route is to hug Loch Ness on the A82 to In­ver­ness, but the A87 cuts west at In­ver­garry and takes riders off the beaten path and on to a waltz of de­light. The A87 is an A-road the like of which Eng­land can only dream. It’s smooth, flows and pro­vides al­most 90 miles to en­joy the ride with­out wor­ry­ing about your next turn. It rubs along­side Lochs Garry, Loyne and Clu­anie be­fore shim­my­ing up to Loch Druich for its fi­nal run to­wards Dornie and Ei­lan Do­nan Cas­tle.

Six miles later, turn right on to the A890 for a pine-scented run to Strath­car­ron. The last chap­ter is a huge U-turn around the top end of Lochcar­ron, where our route fin­ishes and you can pre­pare to push on for even more chal­leng­ing mis­sions.

Ei­lan Do­nan Cas­tle, one of the High­lands’ most stun­ningly filmic back­drops

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.