Simon Pavey’s Australian Motorcycle Adventure
Victoria: A motorcycle tour into the superb Victorian High Country with Simon Pavey
Following on from the off-road skills training weekend in the spectacular surrounds of the Victorian High Country enjoy this very unique 5 day motorcycle tour with the world renown Dakar Rally competitor, Simon Pavey through some of Australia’s finest scenery.
Grade 4 Bike Tour
60% of this ride is on road. Some sections of pavement can be narrow with sharp twisties and blind corners and steep drop offs are the norm
40% of this ride is off road. All types of surfaces are to be expected, from loose shale to very steep ascent and descents through thick forests. Many dirt tracks are very winding with blind corners and massive drop offs. Some tracks can have very large potholes, loose deep gravel or can be muddy depending on recent rainfalls.
Although some time is spent on road the majority of time is spent off road
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Distance: approx 1100 km / 685 mi
DATES, PRICES & AVAILABILITY
|2016 Dates: 14 November to 18th November||Tour CODE: AA/141116|
|Bring your own bike||AU $2,950.00||FULL|
|Suzuki DR 650||AU $3,800.00||FULL|
|BMW Sertao 650||AU $3,800.00||FULL|
|BMW F 700 GS||AU $3875.00||FULL|
|BMW F 800 GS||AU $3,975.00||FULL|
|BMW R 1200 GS||AU $4,000.00||FULL|
- Riding the short but spectacular Goldie Spur track
- The otherworldly scenery of Falls Creek in Summer
- The stunning Barry’s Way ride
- Beach side resort town of Lakes Entrance
- Remote area riding in the High Country
Tour start: Mansfield, Victoria
Tour end: Mansfield, Victoria
Accommodation: 5 nights
Single Supplement: AU$ 450.00
Ride Days: 5
An early start a we ride the wonderful series of twisties that takes us on paved roads to Whitfield then Cheshunt; from then on its an amazing dirt road ride along Rose River track and across the Goldie Spur Track that borders the Mt Buffalo National Park; the views are tremendous across here. Riding on to Bright we ascend to the wonderful high country village of Falls Creek, well above the snow line where we stay overnight.
A big ride today not in kilometres, but in time as a lot of time is spent on the dirt. Descending from Falls Creek we ride onto the legendary small town of Omeo then north to Benambra, from this point we hit the dirt of the Benambra to Corryong Road as we enter the stunning Alpine National Park. We take the opportunity to really explore the many dirt tracks that abound in this national park including some challenging steep country riding. Crossing into NSW we enter the Kosciuszko National Park before riding the incredible Alpine Way. We can have a go at crossing the Murray River before finishing in Jindabyne for the night.
Another spectacular day riding the amazing dirt of the Barry Way, this track clings the valley sides precariously and offers sweeping views across the distant valleys. Some more superb dirt track riding will be had on the Tulloch Track before a chance to explore the Buchan Caves. From Buchan we ride the pavement out of the forests of the Snowy River National park and onto the beautiful seaside resort town of Lakes Entrance where we spend the next 2 nights.
Today we return to the mountains and explore some rarely used tracks and try out some challenging sections of dirt to put to practice what we have learnt during the Off Road Skills course. Narrow tracks, endless forests and challenging riding are a feature of this day.
Our last day will see us ride to the beautiful Licola before hitting the dirt of the Heyfield Jamieson Road; this is more superb dirt riding as we cross the Great Dividing Range. Once at Mansfield and time permitting we shall ride to the legendary Craig’s Hut as featured in the Man from Snowy River movie before returning to Mansfield and the end of our 5 days of mountains and ocean.
- Motorcycle rental as per your selection
- Fuel (if riding Compass bike)
- Support vehicle with passenger carrying ability
- Breakfasts everyday
- Picnic Lunches and 3 dinners
- 5 nights accommodation
- Services of ride leader and support vehicle driver
- Pre-departure material and route maps
- Access to satellite phone, pay per minute
- Entrances to all national Parks mentioned in the itinerary
WHATS NOT INCLUDED
- International flights
- Visas (if required)
- Personal items
- Personal travel insurance
- Tips and gratuities
- 5 nights in 3-4 star hotels
- A flexible attitude is needed, as services in these extremely remote regions of Australia may be not what you are accustomed to.
- Single supplement: AU$ 450.00
On every day of the tour we include breakfast. On ride days we provide a picnic lunch that we prepare ourselves from our mobile kitchen or lunch at a local cafe. We include mentioned dinners in reliable restaurants
Breakfasts: 5 / Lunches: 5 / Dinners: 3
- Please note that you will need to be in Mansfield one day prior to start of tour if not having done the preceding weekend Off Road Skills course.
It is a requirement that all clients have appropriate insurance for this type of expedition. Compass Expeditions has negotiated a 10% discount with various insurance providers, see Travel Insurance for details.