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Motorcycle trail touring in west​ Dorset

25th March 2019

A humble Royal Enfield in a old English wonderland.

We are lucky to have such a varied landscape here in the UK with dramatic coastline, romantic rolling hills, snow-topped mountains, and bustling cities. It can be easy to overlook the quiet and humble countryside lane, but with two-wheels and an engine beneath you, there is quite a thrill to be had. There is ample opportunity to get lost amongst the trails once you know where to look, and we think that Dorset has some of the best on offer.

Superior Motorcycle Experiences have a fleet of Royal Enfield Himalayans, the perfect machine for trail-touring. James is our experienced ride-leader who can take show you the ‘backstage’ of this wonderful rural county, he has a brilliant knack for hand-picking the trails of varying difficulty to cater to the group’s abilities and tastes. Nourishment for the day takes the form of some of the loveliest establishments for breaks and lunches (we’ve tested a lot) and James will be sure to show you points of interest, heritage-sites and incredible photo-opportunity-views throughout the journey. We like to think we’ve managed to capture the essence of adventure and exploration, and then wrapped it up in a rather luxurious bow.

Motorcycle trail touring in west Dorset

Elevated byways and forgotten tracks act as tributaries for the host of spectacular – roads that will make up your daily excursion.  Rider Chelsea Borchert had this to say:

Motorcycle trail touring in west​ Dorset

”Having arrived at Superior Motorcycle Experiences in Sherborne, we unpacked our gear and were made to feel very welcome in the kitchen area, while James made us coffees and briefed us about the day. Eager and excited we geared up and got ready to go and explore the lanes. Making good use of the panniers, filling them with our belongings and important snacks to fuel the adventure.

We headed out of Sherborne getting a feel for the bikes on the road before making a turn onto our first trail. The upright comfortable riding position gives confidence to the rider, as you can easily put your foot flat on the floor. The first trail was a muddy one and was a bit challenging, we made it to the end, removed helmets and were all smiling. Its always fun getting to know a new bike, especially riding off road with friends. The sound of these is really good, it has got a rather nice thump to the standard pipes, the power was perfect for what we needed as we road through some small country lanes grinning underneath our helmets. We headed down a few nice gravel tracks and as the mist was starting to clear and as we got higher, the views across Dorset were wonderfully stunning. We stopped for a tea break and a chat and spent a few moments enjoying the vista. Some more lanes and some more magnificent Dorset views before a much need refuel. We stopped for lunch before heading back via some gravel tracks and crossing a ford.

It was the perfect day out on the perfect bikes, they are practical and functional, really easy to ride – the bikes aren’t intimidating at all. Whether you have done off-roading before or not, these bikes are good for beginners as well as advanced riders, and the mix of terrain
around the area has somet
hing to offer for everyone. Spending the day out with James on Himalayans exploring Somerset was certainly a day well spent. What an incredibly memorable experience, I was blown away.”

Chelsea Borchert –

”It felt like we had discovered some truly hidden gems”

Motorcycle trail touring in west​ Dorset