This fantastic circular Scottish motorcycle route, so called because it’s shaped like a dickie bow when viewed on a map, offers five hours of sensational scenery on Scotland’s west coast. Enjoy picturesque villages, mountain views and rolling forests as you take on this motorcycling institution. Definitely one to tick off the bucket list!

A southern start to your motorcycle route

The Dickie Bow route officially starts at Balloch, at the southern tip of Loch Lomond, but in truth, as a circular trip you could start at any point. From there, follow the route clockwise, past the tranquil west shore of Loch Lomond and up into the Trossachs. As you traverse the beauty of Glen Coe, be sure to tailor your speed to the changing weather conditions.

A night away

The beautiful resort town of Oban is the half-way point of the journey and so the natural overnight stop if you decide to make this a two-day trip. As you continue eastwards, past the majestic Ben Cruachan, grab a coffee at the iconic Green Welly Stop before returning homewards on the sweeping bends of Duke’s Pass.


5 hours


206 mi


15 - 970 ft


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