Fort William to Glencoe Pass and onto Gretna Green
The Glencoe Pass RP 4
This route heads south from Fort William and through the best mountain pass in the whole of the UK; The Glencoe Pass, this starts at route point (RP) 3. This is one of those passes that you have to ride again, turn around at the top and ride back down to get a different view and then turn around again ride back up just in case you missed something. It truly is gorgeous.
A little further down the road at RP 6 you get a fantastic view of the Grampian mountain range, one of the three major mountain ranges in Scotland. This route stops at the famous Green Welly Stop RP 8, this gives you a chance to discuss with your buddies, what you have just ridden through! The Green Welly Stop is a refueling and meeting place for motorcycles where you can buy just about anything remotely connected to Scotland. From a Haggis and a tartan kilt to a bottle of Whisky or a fluffy Loch Ness monster!
Next comes beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, great roads and great scenery.
There is a shock to your eyes as the route travels further south when it reaches the edge of Glasgow and civilization. This route avoids most of the hustle and bustle of city life by crossing the River Clyde over the Erskine Bridge at RP 14 and following the coast road which offers great views of the Isle of Bute and Isle of Arran. The route leaves the coast and heads inland at Ayr RP 21 on the A713. This is a really great road on the edge of The Galloway Forest National Park and this route follows it for about 35 miles on towards the hotel for the night at Gretna Green.
Gretna Green is where young English couples would elope to, to marry their sweethearts as the laws in Scotland were different to those in England. The blacksmith would perform the wedding ceremony and the Old Blacksmiths is still there today. We spent our last night in Scotland at The Days Inn Hotel, it was very comfortable and has a pub/restaurant next door.

There are links below this review for the two hotels used and a link to a YouTube video that I made of part of our ride in 2016.

Ballachulish Bridge RP 2
The Grampians RP 6
Useful links:
Hotel Onich
Days Inn at Gretna Green
Fort William to Loch Lomond video

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This collection of routes in the spectacular Scottish Highland's offers a great way to experience the full spectrum of what this region has to offer - snowcapped mountains, loch after loch, areas of solitary wilderness, white sandy beaches and a multitude of historic castles and buildings that reflect the past, the Highland's have everything. The weather however, cannot be guaranteed and somebody once said " Nobody visits Scotland for the weather"!
May can be a very good time of year to visit - temperatures can be pleasant and it's often a dry month with the added bonus that it's too early for the midgies. Many of the roads are single lane but largely empty and well maintained so the riding is comfortable and stress free allowing you to take in the views and there really is a wow around every corner. The pass at Glencoe for example is staggeringly impressive - you can actually see the geology and appreciate how it was scooped out by glaciers.
The people you encounter are warm and engaging and the food is good.
The very popular North Coast 500 route is included for those of you with Iron Butts that like a 1 day challenge. For me, the best way of enjoying the NC 500 is with two overnight stops, so the route includes these if required.