Missed Adventures NC 500 Scotland tour - inc The Cairngorms National Park & The Highlands

Monday 5th June - Sunday 11th June 2023

John-Elaine-Alfreton This tour will begin from our starting point close to the Scottish Borders, before heading North through Dumfries & Galloway, Lanarkshire and Strathclyde.

During our tour we will travel and stay within the length of the stunning Highlands region, ride across Rannoch moor and through Glencoe and cover the fabulous Cairngorms National park route, from south to north.

We will ride the beautiful roads down the West coast, with all its glorious scenery and the full route of the NC 500 from its starting point at Inverness.

At each overnight location we have a lovely hotel waiting for us at the end of the days ride.

We will travel back South through the Trossachs National Park and past wonderful Loch Lomand, eventually arriving at our final nights hotel close to the border. Easy access to the motorway the next morning following breakfast, gives us a great start for our onward journey home.

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Scottish Higlands Tour

This tour does involve travelling everyday to a different location however; we do take into consideration the mileage and ensure that the daily totals are achievable and not excessive. These tours always provide the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate what Scotland has to offer motorcyclists as a holiday destination. This is a guided tour giving you the benefit of enjoying the scenery and relaxing on your motorcycling holiday.

Riders who book this trip have the chance to meet at a pre-arranged location for the journey North towards the Scottish Borders.


  • Monday 5th June - Sunday 11th June 2023
  • 7 Days – 6 Nights
  • Daily: 140 - 290
  • Total Approx: 1100 miles from the Scottish border and back again
  • Two Persons
  • One Bike Shared Room
  • £660 pp - Double room

  • One Person
  • One Bike Single Room
  • £1010 pp

  • One Person
  • One Bike Shared Room
  • £810 pp - Twin beds
    Deposit £150.00 per person


  • Cairngorms National park
  • NC500 route of Scotland
  • The Highlands
  • The stunning West coast
  • Rannoch Moor
  • Glencoe
  • Trossachs National Park


  • 6 Nights en-suite accommodation at 3 & 4 star hotels
  • All breakfasts and two evening meals included with the accommodation
  • Maps and Daily itinerary
  • Fully supported and Guided by Missed Adventures


  • Fuel
  • Ferries
  • Meals other than specified
  • Drinks

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Day 1:

The first day is spent making our way towards the Scottish Border. Our hotel is an old 18th century coaching hotel with inviting rooms and safe motorcycle parking.

Arrangements can be made for a meeting point on route if this suits people. At the hotel, there is the opportunity to get to know one another whilst relaxing over a drink in our lovely surroundings, before we have our evening meal.

Day 2:

Following breakfast we ride North and after crossing the border, we head through Dumfries and Galloway, Lanarkshire and up into Strathclyde. Passing Stirling and then Perth, we will then leave the main arterial routes in order to enter the wilds of the Cairngorms mountains. This whole area is breathtakingly beautiful and we ride the stunning roads of the National park, heading North in to the Highlands region and our next hotel. Coffee stops and then lunch are planned along our route as usual.

Day 3:

This morning after breakfast, we continue riding North and cover the remainder of the beautiful Cairngorms National Park. We soon turn inland towards Inverness, before crossing the Kessock road bridge and starting on the NC 500 route. We continue heading North following much of the beautiful and scenic coastal route, on to Wick and then John O groats. Our hotel for the evening is at the most northerly point for an overnight stay.

Day 4:

Leaving our hotel following breakfast and staying on the NC 500, we have beautiful views out over the sea as we head towards Durness. From here we run down to Scourie and Lochinver, located on the wonderful West Coast, providing views out towards the Outer Hebrides. Our hotel for the evening is situated near Ullapool, right alongside Loch Broom, a really wonderful location after a stunning day on the bike.

Day 5:

This morning we head South and then turn West to cover more of the stunning West coast, providing views out to the Isle of Rathsay and the Isle of Skye. We continue down to Kinlochewe and then on to Loch Carron amongst beautiful scenery, before coming inland and heading towards the hotel for the evening and our final night in the Highlands region.

Day 6:

From our hotel we head south through Fort William and then over beautiful and barren Rannoch moor, past mighty Glencoe. We continue down towards Loch Lomand and the Trossachs National park, through beautiful scenery. A coffee stop as usual, is planned along our route, as the first part of our journey will be non motorway. Finally near Glasgow, we will join the motorway to travel back South through the rolling Lanarkshire countryside and our lovely hotel for the final evening of the tour.

During this final night of the tour we can reflect on our experiences over a relaxing drink, before enjoying an evening meal in the restaurant. The magnificent scenery throughout, the wonderful biking roads and the hotels for our overnight stays, will all make this tour of Scotland special for you.

Day 7:

A full cooked breakfast is served on the final morning of our tour before we say our goodbyes and make our way on to the motorway network for the journey home.