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Simon Pavey’s Australian Motorcycle Adventure

Simon Pavey on the Dakar

5 DAYS

Victoria & NSW: A motorcycle tour into the extraordinary High Country with Simon Pavey

This a very unique experience to enjoy a 5 day motorcycle tour with the world renown Dakar competitor, Simon Pavey through some of Australia’s finest scenery. The Victorian High Country has been described as some of the world’s best riding destinations. Offering a fantastic array of riding tracks tracks of varying difficulty levels, this ride allows us to experience breathtaking panoramic views, superb forest riding and stunning open plains not to mention legendary rivers and mountains. Spend five days on a motorbike exploring the Victorian and NSW High Country as we descend from the mountains to the ocean.

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Grade 4 Bike Tour

60% of this ride is on road. Some sections of pavement can be narrow have rough shoulders and be very potholed. Sharp twisites and blind corners with 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 be muddy depending on recent rainfalls. Creek crossings must also be expected.

Although the majority of ks is on road the majority of time is spent off road

For more information about our Ride Grade System Please Click Here

Distance: approx 1570 km / 980 mi

 

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DATES & PRICES

2014 Dates: 3rd Nov to 7th Nov 2014 Tour CODE: AA/031114
       
Bike Options Prices Availability
Bring your own bike AU $2,850.00 3 PLACES
Suzuki DR 650 AU $3,550.00 1 BIKE
BMW Sertao 650 AU $3,700.00 FULL
BMW F 700 GS AU $3,775.00 FULL
BMW F 800 GS AU $3,875.00 FULL
BMW R 1200 GS AU $3,900.00 FULL
Co-rider AU $2,550.00 4 PLACES

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Quality time with Dakar legend Simon Pavey
  • Riding the Goldie Spur Track
  • The Stunning High Country
  • Lakes Entrance
  • Buchan Caves

TOUR INFORMATION

Tour start: Mansfield, Victoria
Tour end: Mansfield, Victoria
Accommodation: 5 nights
Single Supplement: AU$ 370.00
Ride Days: 5

THE RIDE

Day one

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.

Day two

A big ride today not in kilometers 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.

Day Three

Another spectacular day riding the amazing dirt of the Barry Way; this tracks 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.

Day Four

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.

Day Five

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.

WHATS INCLUDED

  • Transfers from/to Melbourne
  • 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

ACCOMMODATION

  • 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$ 370.00

INCLUDED MEALS

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. We include mentioned dinners in reliable restaurants we have used many times before.

Breakfasts: 5 / Lunches: 5 / Dinners: 3

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 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.

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Understanding The Tour Grade System

This ride grade system is a guide only and it should not be assumed that if a grade 4 ride, for example, is booked and a rider has had limited experience on dirt that it will be beyond them.

Likewise it should not be assumed that if a grade one ride is booked a rider is assured that no dirt will be ever encountered, governments love road works.



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