The Skye Traverse

A five-day guided adventure focusing on the best of the West Coast Scotland

Embark on a thrilling 5-day motorcycle expedition, navigating through the awe-inspiring landscapes of Western Scotland

The Skye traverse is back for 2024

Follow coastal roads for awe-inspiring cliffside views and sparkling Seas

Stop at hidden gems along the shoreline, where you can savor Scottish scenes

Traverse dramatic landscapes: from rugged coastlines to majestic mountains

So, where are we riding this year?

Day 1: Edinburgh and the Central Belt

We'll kickoff the ride from our workshop at Saltire Motorcycles on the southwest side of the city. A short shakedown will take us north over the Forth Bridges and into Pethshire where we will get tucked into our accommodation and welcome everyone to Scotland.

Day 2: Loch Lomond & The Cairngorms

From the heart of Perthshire, we will travel north to Speyside through the Cairngorms National Park. Highlights along the way include views of Loch Tay, the famous Snow Roads of Braemar, Spittal of Glenshee and Lecht.

Day 3: West to the Isle of Skye

From from the heart of the whisky lands of Speyside, we'll head west, dropping back into the Cairngorms National Park before trailing an old military road up to the Murray Firth. We'll spend the rest of the day exploring incredible glens like Glen Shiel and then heading over the sea to Skye. We will be welcomed at the Cowshed in the north west corner of the isle where we will enjoy a homemade meal and seaviews.

Day 4: Skye back to Mainland

Surrounded by ancient munros, we will ride south on the wild west coast and take a coffee break on the south of the island, before riding north west and exploring the rugged coast line. Arguably some of the best views can be taken during this ride as the landscape is ever changing. We will take a road through the central Highlands, through wilderness before arriving at our destination, nestled north of Inverness.

Day 5: The Great Glen

We'll start our day by heading South and meandering down the west side of famous Loch Ness. The ride will take us through the Great Glen, the natural fault line that divides Scotland. After lunch we will then ride south through the incredible and imposing Glen Coe mountains and Loch Rannoch.

Day 6: Return to Edinburgh

After a well deserved rest, we will depart for Edinburgh from our basecamp in Perthshire. It is only about 40 miles to our workshop in Edinburgh and we will strive to return by 11am. Back in Edinburgh, we'll then welcome you back after a successful 1,000 mile journey.

upcoming rides

Skye Traverse: 27 – 2 July 2024

Lassies Skye Traverse 11 – 16 July


Skye Traverse

The best of the West and a more
£ 1700 per ticket
  • £2,200 for single supplement package


introducing the 2024 lassies scramble to skye

The Lassies Skye Traverse

A epic adventure dedicated to the female riding community

Lassies Scramble to Skye

Our Annual Women's-only Ride Returns to Scotland in 2024
£ 1700 per ticket
  • £2,200 for single supplement package


About the Skye Traverse

Our Highland Scramble guided motorcycle tours all start and finish in Edinburgh, Scotland at our workshop based at Saltire Motorcycles. The Skye Traverse covers up to 1,000 miles over six days on mostly tarmac. 

We kick off our rides at about 9:30am each morning and plan to return to our evening accommodation around 6:00pm each day with plenty of stops for coffee, lunch and off-the-bike experiences.  Scotland is small but mighty and features a wide variety of terrain. We have tried to create some new thematic rides for 2024 to show you new parts of the country and unique accommodation options.

If you are looking for a motorcycle adventure that focuses more on the West coast and the Isle of Skye you should try our Skye Traverse. On this classic ride, we’ll curate a whistle-stop tour across nearly the entire country. 

Bikerbnb adventure tours take into account differing riding abilities – so if you have any concerns about the length of the trip, terrain or riding in a group – just drop a member of our team a message at and we’ll get you sorted. 

Bikerbnb prides itself on offering world-class accommodation that is not only incredibly relaxing, but provides the piece of mind that your motorcycle will remain where you parked it. All of our accommodation options across our tours feature secure parking, drying facilities in the event of rain and convenient locations next to some of the best roads in the world.

During The Skye Traverse, we will start our ride at Bikerbnb HQ at Saltire Motorcycles, Edinburgh’s premier independent motorcycle dealership. From Edinburgh, we will then travel north to Perthshire and beyond.

We offer two types of accommodation packages – shared or single. At checkout, please specify if you prefer the shared or single supplement and if you are traveling with another rider or partner so we can plan accordingly. 

On The Skye Traverse, all accommodations are Glamping style locations. Expect warm and comfortable pods and cabins, open fires and an open air feel to your experience, no TV’s on this trip.

Those familiar with Bikerbnb Adventures know that what we do off the bike is just as important as the riding. And moreover, we really pride ourselves in the quality of the food and drink served on all of adventure tours. It goes without saying that you won’t go hungry while travelling with us.

Breakfast and dinner are included in the price of the Highland Scramble. Meals feature local and seasonal ingredients prepared fresh for you. We will experience a taste of the country featuring the freshest seafood, meats, produce and whisky served at rustic farms to regal country estates. 

If you have any special dietary preferences please just let us know and we’ll be sure to accommodate your request. 

Bikerbnb works with partners like Royal Enfield, Fuel Motorcycles, Yeti, QuadLock, Rev’it! and many food and drink brands to support content marketing and product launches. We work with professionally trained photographers, filmmakers and drone pilots to capture snaps that you will print out and put up on your office wall.

A comprehensive album free of charge will be provided within two weeks of returning from our ride.

The Skye Traverse is a fully supported ride. We will be followed by a support vehicle where you can safely store your luggage, gear and your motorcycle in the rare event a mechanical. 

A certified technician and trained first aid responders are present on all Bikerbnb adventure experiences.  If there is an incident involving you or your motorcycle, we will do as much as we can to ensure that you can continue to enjoy your holiday. 

We are proud to offer a fleet of Royal Enfield motorcycles for hire from our Edinburgh workshop. If you are interested in hiring a bike for one of our upcoming tours, please check out our rental page for competitively priced and reliable bikes across the 2024 Royal Enfield lineup.


Skye Traverse points of interest

Cairngorms National Park

The Old Man of Storr

The Torridon Mountains

The Three Sister of Glencoe

Join us in Scotland for the Unforgettable Scenery

The topography is ever-changing in the Highlands. Together we’ll travel from coastal fishing towns to dizzying heights all within just a few hours to show you a little bit of everything the country has to offer.

Enjoy the Best Locally-sourced Food and Drink

Refueling our guests each night is a ritual on The Highland Scramble. We only serve the best locally-sourced foods. No man or woman will go hungry.

Relax after a Rewarding Ride in Bikerbnb-approved Accommodation

During the Highland Scramble we will stay in beautiful glamping sites, pods, country houses and bed & breakfasts across Scotland with easy access to some of the world’s best riding.

Can't join us on The Highland Scramble? Want to plan your own trip? Check out our website to find a large range of motorcycle-friendly accommodation options.

Highland Scramble Testimonials

"Wow! What a week…motorcycles, great food and the best riding roads Scotland can offer. The Highland Scramble exceeded all my expectations and I have come away from the experience wanting more.

The BikerBnB team could not have done more to enable the smooth running of the trip and I suggest that everybody should treat themselves to an event they will never forget. Five stars…absolutely!."
Phillip Norton
United Kingdom
"Stop reading this and book your trip. I’ve lived all over the world and traveled quite a bit with work and personally and this is one of my all time favorite trips.

The staff is great, the ride is beautiful and exciting, the stays and food were top notch, and Steve’s knowledge of Scottish history and the castles we saw was really great.."
Jean-Paul Delassus
United States
"My trip with BikerBNB and the Highland Scramble was one of the best experiences of my life! Tim, Steve and Sal are absolute legends and take the time to make sure everyone is safe and taken care of and also having a great time.

The food and accommodations were all top notch. As a woman on a trip meant for a mixed group of riders I felt that we were given so much respect and freedom to ride our ride. I’d recommend this trip to EVERYONE!!"
Steph Brown
United States

Highland Scramble FAQ’s

No. We welcome all types of motorcycles as the riding is nearly all tarmac.

Yes, the support vehicle is there for extra luggage, tools and to pickup any breakdowns and some emergency fuel just in case.

Food and soft drinks for breakfast and supper are included in the ticket price. 

We strive to balance the best interests of our riders and the financial wellbeing of our small business. The following Cancellation Policies establishes clear timeframes to help ensure we are equipped to run a high-quality event and meet obligations to our partners, vendors and accommodation providers, while balancing any unexpected circumstances that may arise. We appreciate that sometimes circumstances outside of our control can necessitate last minute changes. If you do need to cancel your spot on the Highland Scramble or motorcycle rental, we would like to first offer you a credit of your booking fee (less the deposit and any ticket increases) toward a future reservation with us. If this is not possible, the following table outlines our official Cancellation Policy for the 2024 riding season. If you have any questions or concerns about cancelling or postponing your reservation, please make an enquiry with a member of staff by emailing us at

The Highland Scramble features Bikerbnb’s unique motorcycle-friendly accommodation. During the ride we will stay in hand-picked accommodation that is secure and especially suited for motorcycle travelers. Depending on the tour, we will stay in a mix of accommodation from yurts to Scottish country estates, bed & breakfasts and pods.

We try to price our trips fairly to accommodate different budgets. The Highland Scramble takes a lot of consideration, planning, coordination and time! The knowledge and experience of the organisers is second to none and every detail is carefully collaborated. From unique locations, specialised kit, great food, support vehicle, insurance, content producers, chefs, and experienced staff, we offer an incredibly competitive product compared to other tour operators.

The route is designed to explore the best that Scotland has to offer.  While some roads will be more challenging than others,  the ultimate goal is to go at your own pace and enjoy the beautiful scenes along the way. You may feel you want to push out of the comfort zone but we encourage you to ride to a level you feel safe and comfortable with. 

We aim to ride up to 200 miles per day, depending on the type of roads we take. On the smaller twisty roads, we will allocate more time to enjoy the scenery!  We anticipate each leg of the journey should approximate 5-6 hours of riding, with breaks in between for lunch and coffee. Evening meals are aimed to be served around 8:00pm.

Please do and shout from the roof tops! Each ride will be allocated a unique hashtag for sharing and following.

Unfortunately no, we can only offer accommodation, food and support to those who have paid in full for the tickets in advance.

The Highland Scramble is not designed for the faint hearted. If weather conditions are abysmal then we will hold tight for a prolonged pitstop, however, we are not ‘the sunshine only’ club. Weather conditions that pose safety issues to our riders will be taken into account but the bottom line is, come fully prepared and hope for the best!

Everyone participating will be at different levels of riding ability. If you wish to go ahead or take your time, the route will be shared with you on a group chat. We will also send you the route in advance for you to study. The support vehicle is only a phone call away so don’t panic.

Our support vehicle will be there to help along the way. Equipped with tools and knowledge, we can assist with a roadside repair or pop the bike in the back. You can then be taken to the final destination of the day or taken to a local garage and check in somewhere, the choice is yours.

You will be responsible for paying for your own fuel and any additional refreshments along the way. You will also need to pay for lunch and alcohol. The rest is sorted by your Bikerbnb.

You’ll still need to purchase individual tickets to cover both of your accommodation and food costs. The tickets are sold per person, not per bike.

We have limited spaces on each scramble so we can only sell tickets for set dates. If you need to change a date, we will need to know in advance to see if we can accommodate you on a preferred date, but we cannot guarantee a spot.

Yes, please speak to a member of the team for more info by contacting or checking out our rental page featuring Royal Enfield motorcycles.

Go ahead! Stop reading! Just buy a ticket already through our web shop. 

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