Absolutely stunning piece of road - one of the best I've ridden anywhere in Europe. Classis mountain twisties, smooth tarmac, no traffic. It's hard to pick out one stretch of the N260/N152 route across the pyrenees as being the'best', but this is probably my favourite of the lot. You can really open up a big sports bike along here, but make sure your brakes are up to the job - they'll take a real hammering on the downhills.
Although a lot of this route is on single track A roads with passing places they are well surfaced and open so that you can see for miles.Utterly brilliant and if the weather is good you will never want to leave
For anyone riding north on the A838 to Durness, dont stop there - carry right on around the North coast. This is a delight that, road wise, comes in sections, rather than the whole, but the scenery is spectacular.
A really fine bit of riding shortly after Durness around Loch Enboll (wide single track but quick enough).
Turn right at Kyle of Tongue (dont cross the bridge) for a another beautiful stretch (Ben Hope) around the south end of the Kyle and up into the village of Tongue.
Tongue to Bettyhill is another wide single track, but just past Bettyhill the road widens to 2 lanes and is simply a stunning blast of very fast sweepers until Armadale.
From Kinlochewe take the A832 towards Gairloch, the first section past Loch Marie is exceptionaly fast with straights and wonderfull sweeping corners, 3 figures on speedo everywhere. You then get a short 'nadgery' single track section into Gairloch. After Gairloch the road just gets better and better, along with the spectacular scenery. The view over Loch Gruinard is worth stopping for. When you eventualy get to the A835 turn towards Ullapool, a layby on the right has a tea van, to stop, and get the adrenalin out of the system before the run into Ullapool and a pint of Krony 1664 in the Ferryboat Inn. This route can be enjoyed by all of us, cruisers, sports bikes, big tourers, everybody!
Long fast sweeping corners, probably 90mph all the way a VERY fast road. Tourists are the problem up here, try for just befor may...