Some really good open sections on what is actually a major route (hence it can be quite busy), good surface and good visibility make this well worth a look.
This is the highest classified road in Britian with spectacular views from the summit.From Lochcarron head west through Kishorn to the junction at Tornapress,turn left and start heading up the hill,dont take the left turn down to the old oil rig construction yard about a mile along the road.The road starts to climb from here for the next 6 miles,its all single track with some nasty blind corners but also some lovely sweepy bends.there is a good spot to stop for pics on a sweeping right hand bend above the oil rig yard with a great view over Loch Kishorn to Plockton and the Skye bridge.continue climbing up to the hairpin bends,can be tricky early in the year because of gravel and muck left on the road after the winter.Stop at the top hairpin and look back down the corrie at the view.Its about another mile to the summit with a big stopping place,if its a clear day the views are fantastic accross the inner sound to Raasay and Rona,south to Rhum and Eigg and all the way north to Lewis.From here on its down hill all the way to Applecross for 6 miles,again watch some of the corners for gravel and one nasty open left hand bend about half way down with an adverse camber which has caught out a few bikers.When you get back down to sea level you can turn left for the Applecross Inn ,good food and biker friendly,there is also a shop and prtrol station or you can go right and take the coast road round to Sheidaig to complete the loop.there are some spectacular views of the Torridon mountains,loch Torridon and loch Sheildaig.The road is quite demanding in places but well worth the efort but try to pick a clear day to take advantage of the fantastic views.
This is great on a BMW-GS or similar. Follow signs off A44 to NANT-Y-MOCH,its a single track all the way with a lot of cattle grids but the views are stunning at the dam(which you cross) and on the decent into Talybont.There are two pubs at the end if you need to calm your nerves. This has been done often on 'sport bikes'.
Start at the Shell garage/Tuffins cafe on A49 then take A489. There are a few sharp corners but mostly good,a long straight stretch into Churchstoke(another Tuffins garage/cafe) then superb piece of road to Newtown(watch speed thru Sarn and Kerry).
Once onto the B4340 the road is brilliant,there are a couple of 90 degree bends but mostly great with excelent road surface.Watch out for local boy racers,there is a rally sport centre at Pontrhydyfendigaid.