A Look At The World’s Most Amazing Motorcycle Road Trips
There’s nothing that quite comes close to the feeling of getting up close to nature on two wheels, and the adventure of a motorcycle road trip is as peaceful as it is exhilarating. As they often say, life is about the journey and not the destination, but when it comes to a really well-planned road trip, there is absolutely no reason why it can’t be both.
If hitting the road on your bike and taking in some new sights is something that you’ve always dreamed of, or even if it’s something that you already enjoy doing but you’re looking for a new route, we thought we’d take a quick look at some of the world’s most amazing motorcycle road trips that will take your breath away.
Right on our doorstep here in the UK is the North Coast 500, which takes you right around the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. It begins and ends in Inverness, and offers up challenging roads, stunning views, and plenty of places to stop along the way. It is easily some of the best riding there is in the UK!
There are stops at Applecross, Fearnmore, Torridon, Gairloch, Ullapool, Durness and John O’Groats, and you can just figure out your route or you can check out the North Coast 500 website where they have a number of different itineraries you can follow from luxury to adventure based or even a whiskey heritage discovery tour!
This 550km road trip makes the most of the incredible road network in Norway, which is heaven for biking on. There are nail-biting hairpin turns, and bridges that cross over the stunning fjords, plus it includes the world-famous Trollstigen road.
Zigzagging down the mountains, this road will lead you to your final destination, but before that, you will have the opportunity to visit Balestrand, Stryn, Eidsdal and take a couple of ferries in between!
The Wild American West
No list of road trips would be complete without mentioning Route 66, which is no doubt right near the top of any road trip bucket list! The mother of all road trips, this will take you through some of the American West’s most incredible and iconic national parks.
You’ll begin in LA, and stop off at the Grand Canyon, pass through Monument Valley with its distinctive mountains, and visit three stunning national parks – Natural Bridges, Bryce and Zion.
You’ll be able to stop off at Las Vegas, and after taking in as much of Sin City as you have the time for, head back out through the Mojave Desert to take in Death Valley, the Sierra Nevada, and of course Yosemite National Park.
This is one not to be missed, and definitely a road trip to take during your lifetime!
We hope you have taken some inspiration from this little roundup of road trips, and perhaps started making plans to take to the road yourself! If you’d like even more ideas, check out this brilliant infographic from We Want Your Motorbike which has the details of several more incredible trips!