Summer is the season of the road trip, and there’s nothing better than hitting the highway on your motorcycle. As the weather heats up you can hear the open road calling. And taking a motorcycle on an extended ride through an exotic, foreign location is always fun – especially when taken with family and friends. As the classic rock band Steppenwolf sang: “Get your motor humming. Head out on the highway.” Here are 10 awesome places around the world to take a motorcycle trip this summer:
10. The Scottish Highlands
Wet and gloomy for much of the year, the Scottish Highlands come to life in the summer months. The mountain peaks, winding roads and bright green scenery leave visitors breathless. Populated with plenty of lookout points, quaint towns that have names such as “Applecross” and “Glencoe,” and lots of pubs and inns, the Scottish Highlands are perfect for traveling through on a motorcycle. The people have a reputation for being exceptionally friendly to strangers and visitors, and you can stop and buy hand knit woolen items, kilts and bagpipes along the way. And what could be better than enjoying some traditional Scottish Haggis (a pudding composed of the liver, heart, and lungs of a sheep) on the patio of a pub, watching the sunset after a spectacular day riding through the mountain countryside?