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Scottish Borders, Dales and Lakes.

galloway coastline

Tour Details


5 Nights

Tour Area

Galloway & Dumfries, Borders, Yorkshire Dales, Lake District


Guided (G)


3 Star Hotels


150 - 200 miles per day

Tour Mileage

750 miles


Combination of A, B and unfenced roads


Suitable for intermediate rider, perhaps first-time tourer

We extend the tour season with a 5 night break in the Scottish Borders, Dales and Lakes

There is no doubt that the Coronavirus has severely curtailed everyone’s chance to ride out and as I write, our 2020 tour schedule remains uncertain, therefore we have decided to add an additional UK October tour when we feel sure things will have returned to normal or near normal as possible.

Our tour will have two hotel bases, the first in Dumfries which will allow us to tour the forest and beautiful coastline of Galloway, and the second a customer favourite on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District.

The 5 night tour will give you the opportunity to unpack, relax and allow us to show you the best scenery and biking roads that the Scottish Borders and North of England can offer. If you have never toured this area before, you cannot fail to be impressed with not only the natural beauty, but some great traffic free biking roads.

Having run tours in this area since 1996, we know every nook and cranny and are constantly changing our routes, so even if you have been with us before, we feel sure you will enjoy something new.

This tour is fully guided and will appeal to all riders but is an ideal opportunity for those who perhaps have not toured before to give it a try before tackling something a little longer or even joining us abroad.

As usual for those that wish to ride independently, your guide will be able to advise you on great routes and attractions.

Tour prices are inclusive of the following:

  • 5 Nights en-suite accommodation at 3 star hotels
  • 5 Evening meals (vegetarian option available)
  • 5 Full regional Breakfasts
  • Fully guided tour with daily ride-outs
  • Services of experienced Tour Guide


Your first nights' 3 star hotel is located in a 100 acre estate, 1 mile from the centre of Dumfries; the hotel consists of the original historic building and a contemporary extension. The bedrooms are in this extension and have all the facilities you would expect, including TV, Kingsize beds, power showers, tea-making facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Your second hotel base is a 3 star hotel conveniently situated between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District making it ideal for touring the Yorkshire Dales, English Lake District and Northern Pennines. The hotel has become a firm favourite with with customers and ourselves alike due to its friendliness, comfort and great food. All bedrooms are en-suite with phone, TV and drinks-making facilities. 

VALUE TOUR - This tour is especially good value, as all evening meals are included - leaving you only to budget for lunch, petrol and drinks

  • buttertubs
  • borders
  • English Lakes

Wednesday 7th October : Today you will travel to your 3 star hotel in Dumfries, arriving in time for a traditional evening meal and a get-to-know-you session with your fellow riders and Guide for the tour.

Thursday 8th October: We have a choice of destinations today, but our first choice will be to ride the roads of the Galloway Forest and along the lovely Galloway coast. The traffic free roads make for a great day out.

All our tours depart after breakfast, and are led by an experienced guide, so not only is no map-reading required. but you can be sure that you are seeing the best scenery, the right places and enjoying some great biking roads. Many people are apprehensive about riding in a group, but we use a simple ‘drop off’ system which allows you to travel at your own pace. All our Guided Tours are very relaxed, we do ride all day, but there will be a leisurely lunch break and stops for refreshments, photo opportunities or just to stretch your legs. We will return to the hotel around 1630 hrs. Although the tour is fully guided, you are of course, welcome to explore on your own - your guide will be able to advise you on things to see and do in the area.

Friday 9th October : We depart our hotel taking some great roads through the Scottish Borders to enter the Northern Pennines and through the Dales to our next hotel which will be your base for the next 3 nights.

Saturday 10th October:  Whilst here we will keep our destination flexible, with the Lakes, Dales, Northern Pennines, and Forest of Bowland all within easy riding distance we have plenty of choice. 

Sunday 11th October : Today will be a repeat of yesterday’s format, giving you a further opportunity to admire the beautiful scenery and to ride some great roads.

Monday 12th October: The tour finishes after breakfast, after which, we bid our farewells and return home.



Although this is a Guided Tour you may interested in therecommended maps and guides for your tour - please quote 'White Rose Tours' for an additional discount  

Tour Cost  
1 bike, 2 persons, sharing a room £475 each
1 bike, 1 person, sharing a room £495
1 bike, 1 person, own room £655
Deposit £100 per person  

Sorry all single occupation rooms have gone - just two rooms Double or Twin remaining
Note:  in the event that this tour can not go ahead - all monies will be returned.