Slainté: Cheers to New Friends
Each evening we enjoyed all the comforts of boutique hotels that added a touch of luxury to the trip. Relaxing with a pre-dinner drink was a great opportunity to get know to each other better and reflect on the day’s ride. Our hosts often allowed us to peruse the menu in a relaxed manner while we waited for the full contingent to arrive and it was clear each of these hotels had been handpicked for their fine local cuisine, friendly staff and 5-star service.
It’s hard to select a favourite hotel as each complemented the last but the award for best view surely goes to the Loch Melfort Hotel and its breathtaking, Inner-Hebridean sea views back towards Jura and Islay. You arrive at this stunning setting in style and from the moment you wheel your bike off the boat on to the beach you’ll be wowed. From solo travel to a fitting farewell where we could toast the end of our trip as firm friends.