When you think of motorcycle routes, your mind probably thinks of exotic places with epic mountains or sun-soaked roads. You don’t need to travel too far for an unforgettable ride: the UK is home to some of the finest motorbike routes in the world.

Top Motorbike Routes in the UK

Here’s a selection of the best motorbike routes in the UK.

The North Coast 500, Scotland

The North Coast 500 is arguably the most iconic road in the UK. Starting in Inverness, it cuts through the Highlands to the west coast of Scotland before tracing the coast back round to the start point. You’ll see spectacular scenery and take on challenging roads with plenty of opportunities to take a detour and explore further afield.

Keswick to Cockermouth, England

The Lake District is perhaps the UK’s most popular national park. The route from Keswick to Cockermouth avoids busy A roads, by circumnavigating Derwent water before climbing up Honister Pass. The route then descends to lakes Buttermere and Crummock Water before turning back north to Cockermouth.

The Cat and Fiddle, England

Despite its short 11.5 miles length, the Cat and Fiddle Road (the A537 from Buxton to Macclesfield) is an iconic route that attracts riders from all over the country. The route cuts through the Peak District and has lots of winding bends.

County Antrim coast road, Northern Ireland

The best-known feature on County Antrim’s coastline is the Giant’s Causeway. It’s also filled with picturesque villages and rolling roads that offer the perfect backdrop for an adventure. The route winds through glens have plenty of places to stop off – including the Giant’s Causeway.

The Black Mountain Pass, Wales

This road links Llandovery and Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen in the Brecon Beacons. It twists and turns up and down: at points, you can see for miles ahead. There are plenty of laybys to stop and admire the views.

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