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Way Out West

Post by Pegaso » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:27 pm

What's your favourite West Coast day trip?

Yesterday i did a loop around Skye and Lochaber. The route was basically as follows:-

Foggieloan to Inverness on the A96.
Down Loch Ness to Invermoriston on the A82.
Take the A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh and over the bridge.
Keep on the A87 till just before Broadford and turn left on to the A851 signposted Armadale.
At Armadale catch the Ferry to Mallaig. (Bike and rider £12 something)
From Mallaig the only road out A830 down to Fort William.
Up the A82 to Spean Bridge.
Turn right on to the A86 Laggan road to Kingussie.
Up the A9 to Aviemore
Back to Foggieloan on the A95

340 miles. Add another 80 miles for you "toonsers".

Thing to see and do en-route if you fancy:-
See Nessie at the Loch Ness Centre at Drumnadrocht
Urquhart Castle
Eilean Donan Castle
Skye Bridge
Clan Donald Centre, Armadale
Calmac Armadale/Mallaig Ferry
Trainspotting at Mallaig Station (Jacobite/Hogwarts Express was sitting at the platform)
Glenfinnan Memorial and the Viaduct
Commando Memorial and Museum at Spean Bridge
Waltsing Waters at Newtonmore (hurry up, it closes for good at the end of August)
Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig
Aviemore for grub at PapaRock
Speyside for the Whisky Trail (well maybe not if you want to get home)

poo, that should have taken a full week if you stopped to soak up all the attractions, not the 9hrs that i was away for.

So. Where do you lot go?

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Re: Way Out West

Post by The Rossi Kid » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:04 pm

Glencoe! Lecht to Aviemore, then newtonmore, Spean Bridge, Fort Bill, Tyndrum, Killin, Pitlochry, Glenshee and home. About 340 miles as well :2up

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Re: Way Out West

Post by Big Little Dave » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:55 pm

Pretty much the same route at matt but i headed up north to dornie and that was my first night stay on my week trip, two days later i headed up tp orkney and spent three days there, over a thousand miles in 6 days and that was including going to some of the attractions on orkney

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Re: Way Out West

Post by haiax0 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:17 pm

Agree 100% with Matt... 349 miles of great biking and stunning scenery, I have found no better route (yet) for a day run... :2up

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Re: Way Out West

Post by ASmithy » Sat May 19, 2012 11:19 pm

The Rossi Kid wrote:Glencoe! Lecht to Aviemore, then newtonmore, Spean Bridge, Fort Bill, Tyndrum, Killin, Pitlochry, Glenshee and home.
After picking up my new triumph street triple r on Wednesday, thought I should take it on a long ride to get the engine run in. Completed this today.... What a great bunch of roads and scenery! Dry roads the whole way with about a minute of drizzle. Didn't post in the ride out section as I wanted to take it relatively easy and get used to the bike, what a hoot it is! Looking forward to doing this route again sometime.

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Re: Way Out West

Post by metallninja » Sun May 20, 2012 9:38 am

The Rossi Kid wrote:Newtonmore - Spean Bridge
Giggggiidddyy

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Re: Way Out West

Post by The Rossi Kid » Sun May 20, 2012 10:08 am

metallninja wrote:Giggggiidddyy
Awwwwww Yeeeeaaaaahhhh!

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Re: Way Out West

Post by steve » Sun May 20, 2012 10:50 am

The A86 Laggan road is awesome as is the road from Invermoriston to Kyle of Lochalsh and Mallaig to Fort William :freebird

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Re: Way Out West

Post by neo » Mon May 28, 2012 8:54 pm

Ya wooses - wouldn't get my bike dirty for a short run. try Aberdeen, Huntly, Dufftown, Grantown, Inverness, Lairg, Tongue, Durness, Ullapool, Gairloch, Drumnadrochit, Fort Augustus, south side Loch Ness, Carrbridge, Grantown and home via Strathdon. Nice easy ride for all the sports bike riders :)

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