West coast Run : Dumbarton - Kilmartin - Oban - Killin

Star Ratings
4 star route rating
Corners : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Straights : 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0
Scenery : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Visibility : 1 star route rating Motorcycle Road1.5
Police Presence : green 2 Motorcycle Road2.0
Hazards : green 5 Motorcycle Road5.0

Info
Route Added By : adeejaysdelight
Date : July 5, 2013
Length : 366 kms / 227.4 miles GPX - ???
Road Type : Mountainous
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
July 5, 2013 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Sorry, I said 4-6 hours average. I meant to say 6-8 hours. I don't want anyone thinking they are at the IOM TT!


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July 5, 2013 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

I am lucky enough to be local to the West coast of Scotland, and although we are known to have occasional rain and 2 day summers, the landscape is something very special and the roads are a challenge for the most experienced of riders. This route is what I will do with a free day. It is good in either direction, although I almost always go clockwise. If you stop twice for a break, it takes around 4-6 hours, depending on progress. I would say for a tourist it could be spread over 2 days if you want to stop for pictures and go at a leisurely pace. Oban would be a good place to spend the night. This route is bend after bend after bend. I think there is around 10-15 miles of straight road over the whole thing. Don’t expect to go fast right away. The elevation changes are extreme in some places, and here in Scotland we build our roads AROUND the mountains, not through them as in other parts of Europe. Expect corners to get very tight, very quickly and at frequent intervals. The road surface changes from narrow country roads to well paved highway. Potholes are common, and look out for farm related mess and machinery. The police in the area are present, but as long as you are riding in a safe and considerate manner, you will be fine. Going over the speed limit is not uncommon, but do slow down for towns and villages. Speeding through them will not be tolerated. All in all, this is a great day out and I would include it in my tour of Scotland. Just take your waterproofs and Enjoy!


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