Visiting the Isle of Skye has always projected onto us a magical feeling nurtured over the years by the many films, books and travel editions filmed by the untamed Scotland. And if, at first, when planning our trip to the United Kingdom, it crossed our minds to escape the tourist bustle that its notoriety gave it, we immediately concluded that we would never forgive ourselves for having been so close to it without visiting it.
We had to go to the island that everyone talks about. We had to go to the island that everyone visits when they get lost in Scotland. So, having just completed the route along the North Coast 500, one of Scotland’s most beautiful routes, the Isle of Skye became the next stage.
About the Isle of Skye
Skye in Scotland is a scenic island world renowned for its rugged landscapes around mountains and dramatic cliffs by the sea. With an island territory over 80 km long this is the largest island of the Inner Hebrides, the archipelago of the Scottish west coast, in which it is embedded.
Portree is the capital. A small, colourful coastal town perfectly nestled in a picturesque cove. Dunvengan, Uig, Edinbane and Staffin are the main villages to visit in the north of the island. In the south, Broadford, Armadale, Carbost, Elgol and Kyleakin are the small villages that stand out.
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Now that tourism is slowly coming back, motorcycle riders in UK can go across Europe and ride in some of the most scenic routes once again. One destination that is commonly chosen is France, specially the Alpine region and their gorgeous surrounding roads.
We were first astonished by the Apline region as a road trip route to try, after seeing a documentary of a new adult french website, called Le Bon porn, that documented a ride between a couple of actors that decided to go on a motorcycle ride when the quarantine period started in France. Riding their bike, filming some scenes and sleeping on their tents.
Alpine motorbike trip itinerary
Because a motorbike trip through the Alps can never be too much! No matter how many times you return to the grandiose mountain ranges that define the heart of Europe. There you will always find a new and stunning road to ride.
The Alpine region is the largest mountain range system in Europe, its highest point being Mont Blanc at over 4800m. They cross the borders of several countries and in each, their distinctive beauty calls for a great motorbike trip.
France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Slovenia are blessed with the most alpine expanse, touring them by motorbike is our goal.
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For those who are interested in knowing whether a visa is required to travel within the European Union, you should know that if you are looking to stay for a short period of time not exceeding three months in a six-month period in a European Union country, this may mean that you do need one according to the nationality of the person and the regulations of that country.
In any case, it must be borne in mind that citizens of certain countries who visit the European Union for a short time can benefit from a particular regulation that now exists of visas or accelerated procedures in which no visa is required.
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