Friday, September 6, 2019 | Michael Kreuzmeir / Michael Göbel | Europe
Welcome to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland!
From here we will start our tour through the highlands, along beautiful Lochs and up&down amazing motorcycle roads! Follow along for a glimpse of what this breathtaking part of the world has to offer!
Willkommen in Edinburgh, der Hauptstadt Schottlands!
Von hier aus machen wir uns auf den Weg durch das Hochland, entlang wunderschöner Seen und auf traumhaften Motorradstraßen. Folge uns, um zu sehen was diese atemberaubende Ecke der Welt zu bieten hat!
Our first riding day was a good warm up for the tour. Visiting the famous Stirling castle, having coffee at a beautiful lake and riding twisty roads in the Trossacs National Park. The weather was typical Scottish, sunshine and rain. Team Mexico went out for an extra ride and had a lot oft fun.
Today we had a beautiful day through the Great Glen along the Caledonian Canal. In Invergarry we turned west and rode towards the Isle of Skye. We couldn't skip the most photographed castle of Scotland of course - Eilean Donnan Castle! Afterwards we had a very good lunch in Broadford and a loop around the amazing Isle of Skye. Old Man of Storr and the Kilt's Rock included!
Heute hatten wir eine sehr schöne Fahrt durch das Great Glen und entlang am Kaledonischen Kanal. In Invergarry sind wir abgebogen Richtung Westen und zur Isle of Skye. Natürlich konnten wir nicht einfach am meistfotografierten Schloss Schottlands vorbeifahren - Eilean Donnan Castle! Nach einem super Lunch in Broadford gab es eine weitere Runde Motorradfahren rund herum um die Isle of Skye. The Old Man of Storr und der Kilt's Rock inklusive!
Today was our first restday and most of the group decided to do the scenic route arround Loch Ness to say hello to Nessie. The Iron Butt group of James and Raul followed Michael on an extreme trip to the north, 420 km and half of it were single lane roads. The weather was perfect and the Extreme Group had a blast.
Today we explored the Cairngorm mountains, the famous Whisky Trail along the Spey River and the Castle Trail. Another beautiful day with pure sunshine, no clouds, perfect roads with twisties and sweepers and a ton of amazing scenery plus another outstanding picnic next to the river. What more could you ask for?
Heute haben wir die Cairngorm Berge erkundet, sind dem berühmten Whisky Pfad entlang des Spey Flusses gefolgt und haben ein Schloss des Castle Trail besucht. Ein weiterer Tag mit Sonnenschein pur, keine Wolke am Himmel, perfekten Straßen mit engen und weiten Kurven und einer Fülle an tollen Landschaften plus ein weiteres fantastisches Picknick. Alles was das Herz begehrt!
Today we had a full program, the plan was to visit Balmoral Castle, the summer residence of the Royal family, but Queen mum was there and she did not like to have a tea with us, so we could not visit the castle. Instead we did some extra riding through the Glen Lions, a beautiful ride!
Unfortunately our last riding day, but it was one of the best. After exploring the northern part of the Isle of Man on scenic single tracks visiting two lighthouses, we could even spot some seals at the beach. For Daisy it was also a good day, because we visited a little church at the coast and the mess was still going on. We were envited for coffee and cake in the church, how kind!
In the afternoon we took the ferry to Liverpool, the city of the Beatles and had a great farewell ceremony at the Hotel. Everybody really liked Scottland and the Isle of Man!