Our very popular 3 day motorcycle tour of Northern England. This is the ideal tour for those who have never toured before, have recently passed their motorcycle test or have recently come back to riding a motorcycle after a lay-off from biking.
We are very lucky to live in the North East of England. Fantastic roads and awe-inspiring scenery are on our door-step.
You will be on your bike from 9am in the morning until 5pm in the evening. However, there are plenty of stops for coffee, lunch and photos. You will experience all types of road from small single lane tracks to dual carriageways. All roads will be on tarmac - there is no off-roading on this tour. There are some steepish mountain passes which will develop your confidence of riding in the mountains.
During the course of the tour we will help you get to the grips with the "Drop-Off" system of marking corners. It really does work and is very easy to understand. We will also be on-hand to help you get the best out of your SatNav and make sure it is configured correctly. Of course, as this tour is fully guided, you do not require a SatNav but if you choose to bring one we will give you some tips on its use.
The basic cost of the tour in 2023 is £300 for a single rider in a shared room; £425 for a single rider in a single room and £550 for a rider and pillion. A £100 deposit secures a place on the tour and the remaining balance payment is due 12 weeks before departure.
What Is Included:
3 nights en-suite accommodation in minimum 3 star hotel
3 full breakfasts
Services of experienced guide
Full GPS routes in .gpx format (Tom Tom & Garmin)
What Is Not Included:
Admission Charges to Tourist Attractions
FINISH: NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS
AVERAGE MILES PER DAY: 175
On Day 1 we will explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales - The Ribblehead Viaduct, Malham Cove, Buttertubs Pass, Tan Hill (highest inn in Great Britain) are just a few of the first days highlights before we overnight on the southern edge of the Lake District.
Day 2 will be a full day exploring the wonderful Lake District. The whole of the Lake District National Park was granted Unesco World Heritage Status in July 2017. Not only is it beautiful, there are also some great roads in the Lake District - Hardknott/Wrynose Pass is particularly challenging with its gradient of 1:3 and hairpin bends. If you don't want to ride Hardknott then there is an easier route from Eskdale Green which takes you around the mountain to Cockley Beck.
Day 3 and we are off to explore the least populated county in England, Northumberland. Fabulous empty twisty roads, motorcycling does not get any better than this. The roads are some of the best in the UK. We will stop along the shore of Kielder Water for a coffee. Kielder Water is the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe. From Kielder there are more brilliant roads before lunch at Alston. Then it is across the moors and into the wilderness of Teesdale and Weardale. We will then head south, up Sutton bank and into the North Yorkshire Moors and our final hotel. A final group evening meal and breakfast in the morning before we all say our goodbyes and head home on the Monday morning.