A82 : Alexandria - Fort William

Star Ratings
4 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.3
Straights : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.5
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.5
Road Surface : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.8
Visibility : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.8
Police Presence : green 4 Motorcycle Road3.1
Hazards : green 4 Motorcycle Road3.3

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Route Added By : Hounddog
Date : March 25, 2005
Length : 129 kms / 80.2 miles
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Road Type : Mountainous
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
September 15, 2017 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

A great, fast road through some spectacular scenery. Lots of sweeping bends with good visibility. A "must ride" road but finding a day when it’s not raining and the road isn’t infested with tourist cars is the challenge. Find that day though and you won’t be disappointed.


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  • black-k1
  • Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE
  • score: 72
February 28, 2016 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

This is a great run that we use to get to the A86 Spean Bridge to Dalwhinnie road (see my entry Mick and Stuarts Dalwhinnie run). Loch Lomondside is well surfaced till Ardlui, however from Ardlui to the Devils Pulpit is really tight and quite poorly surfaced with frequent skins of water on the road from the local hills. New stretch of road at Delvils Pulpit is brilliant, from there to just past the Drovers in is bang on, from Drovers to Crianlarich is superb, uphill you can really dial in the power and use the bikes potential. Quick stop at the Green Welly and start up the hill toward the glen over Rannoch Moor. Outstanding...Then do the A86..a real riders road..if your going hard the usual comments apply..enjoy with caution..


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August 16, 2011 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Fantastic ride, some of the best scenery on the planet and most of the road is magical. Glencoe a must see.


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July 13, 2011 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Absolutely stunning scenary through Glencoe - the mountains and this road were the very reason I came to Scotland! I did this route in both directions. It rained heavily the whole time so I wasn't pushing it, but even in the pouring rain, the views are absolutely breathtaking! It's a naughty fast road as well! I was lucky not to get much traffic as I went in early July. The local traffic - what there is of it - all apears to be forgiviing and courteous as well - on more than one occassion did I wave a car past me who abviously knew the road and just how quick he could travel on it in places!


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August 11, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

One of the best rides me and the wife have done even the weather was good the roads keep you on your toes no police loads of bikers doing the thing amazing scenery and loads of fresh air it's a must do


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April 16, 2009 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

With great weather it is a stunning ride. I was here at the beginning of April, blue skies and sunshine, simply fantastic. Stop at the Green Welly at Tyndrum where they have reserved bike parking and sensibly priced coffee. You will get to meet a lot of other like minded bikers. Fort William offers a good selection of places for lunch, quite a touristy town with skiers, cyclists, walkers and bikers in abundance. If you want to do a round trip back to Tyndrum then when you leave Fort William head south on the A82 and pick up the A828 which hugs Loch Linnhe, offering some stunning views.Then follow A85 back to Tyndrum, about 120 miles in total.Once ridden, never forgotten.


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  • Deedub
  • K1200LT, Honda F6C, Fazer
  • score: 150
July 20, 2008 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Done this route many times, bad in the rain tho around the north part of loch lomond near ardlui, road surface not the best. Once past there though, pretty awesome. Riding through Glencoe is a must, stay on A82 after fort william and take A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh which is up there as one of the best in europe!


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September 29, 2005 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

can get very busy, traffic often a problem - use it as a means of getting North easily.


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September 29, 2005 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

yes, but on a good day most of the known world is on it's way to all the fleshpots, so it can get crowded and compromise your fun. Last did it a month ago, from North to South in the absolutely persisting down, like it can only in Scotland - at least the traffic was light, as indeed was the enjoyment........ next time!


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  • pete
  • Ducati 1098
  • score: 158
March 25, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

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.


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