Outstanding route on a Saturday and Sunday.. long way to go on an HP4 over two days. scenery in the NW of Scotland is astonishing....highlights...everywhere... little traffic...no police...amazing weather for once i took the time to stop and photograph various spots which could easily have been every ten minutes. Even if you do a third of this route you will be pleased with the roads and scenery. Outstanding
This road wasn't busy when I rode it and think that's it's normally so. It was a former main road so has a good construction. Some really good corners.
Covered loads of times on here..I stopped and took some images March 2016
substantial route..miles upon miles of road to play on...too varied to list up on here... the final 2hrs or so into Stavanger is outstanding...big wide fast sweepers..great viz..2 and 3 corners ahead are pretty much always in sight allowing you to unleash plenty of power.... its been 7 years now since Ive ridden this road but id do it again in a heartbeat...memories have faded but that last 120 miles or so is etched in my brain...nirvana for bikes
A great run up the sie of Loch Lomond, Ranoch Moor, & through Glen Coe, on a sunny day it`s one of the good ones.
Whoever designed and built this road was into bikes.
We travel up from Dumbarton just to ride it... outstanding combination of fast straights and corresponding bends and much tighter undulating sections. Stacks of opportunities to refine your skills.. if your going hard keep an eye for the occasional farm and side roads. Superbikes come into their own here... midweek is best time to ride..no traffic...no cops..
I'd rate this one of the best stretches in Scotland to show your machine what your made and what shes capable of ....outstanding...enjoy with caution ....
This is a great piece of road, on a nice day it's hard to better.
Nice combination of smooth excellent corners with good viz and more challenging tighter and quicker ones.
Real options for smooth quick riding here, the road begs you to wind on, sportsbikes come into their own here.
Pay attention to side and farm roads if your going hard, however there are bags of opportunities to hone your skills. Nick up through the gears and get your gearbox and clutch working as you fire it into the bends heading for your selected apex and exit choice, no need to touch your brakes if your on song... all this lying in my bed on a February night.. roll on the spring
Cracking round trip.
Starting from Tarbet/Loch Lomond - Arrochar - Lochgilphead - Oban - Glencoe - Orchy - Tybdrum - Greenwelly Cafe and back to Tarbet
The very famous Grimselpass, a stunning combination of breathtaking mountain drop-offs and wonderful super tight corners. This road tops out at over 2000 metres and so can experience some snow. Simply terrific, highly recommended, even though it is very popular with other bikers.
The legendary Stelvio pass, an unbelievable selection of switchbacks on the Italian side of the Swiss border that has to be seen to be believed. It's almost always very busy and so is hard to get a clear run, but this is definitely a 'must do' for all bikers at least once.
This route has everything, Be very carefull leaving Oban as the main street has some seriously sunken manholes and bodged road repairs, once in the national speed limit the road is largely superb. Within 20 minutes you will have negotiated some spectacular hairpins as you climb up the hilly coastal road. Pegs and panniers can be scraped on some of the corners. The road changes from tight and twisty to wide open stretches where you can see four bends ahead, then quickly back to reality with a series of sharp bends. Some hard down hill braking required on some bits but it's a fantastic road and in places will challenge your road reading skills. As you approach Lochgilphead there are some very long straights with good visibility for one last stretch of the bikes legs. Personally, it's best done north to south.
This is the local race track, a blend of open and twisties, Crianlarich section is for real adrenalin junkies who can ride and think at the same time, some poor surface areas and 90 degree bends, Stop at the biker rest (The Green Wellie) Tyndrum for coffee and loads of biker chat. Off to Dalmally (Drag strip through Arravien straights (Watch for deer). Hang a left at Dalmally up onto the Inverary road and back the rest and be thanful. A great biker trip in a group of blades or Beemers. Quite a few police hotspots, (mobile) no fixed cameras at all. Watch out hen passisng, Luss. Inverbeg, Tarbert.
Another good long run...up A82 Loch Lomondside.... leave early miss traffic and significant others of course !... nice big bends at the head of the Loch climbing up to Crianlarich. On to the Green Welly... and Dalmally...(Reviews already on here) cut over to Inverary, Lochgilphead...and down the Lochside to Campbeltown, loop back up to Tarbet (Loch Fyne)... option here to get the ferry to Portavadie...go in to the Marina...world class outlet, they do a 9 quid cheeseburger and chips...outstanding!.
Road from Portavadie A886 Road isn't brill to begin with but sweetens out...up the rest and be thankful heading to Arrochar, over to Tarbet (Loch Lomondside) thentoward Balloch/Dumbarton/Glasgow.
Great run, loads of options to head off on to different roads and something a wee bit different with getting the Ferry to Portavadie for that 9 quid cheeseburger...
A selection of really good corners in some great scenario. Some of the route runs alongside an old Steam Railway line which is still in use and check out the bridge over Loch Creran. Recommended.