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Road Rider Adventure



NSW & VIC: Join Australian Road Rider Magazine on this unique adventure travel experience – the Road Rider Adventure

This superb ride offers a great taste of all that Southern Australia has to offer. From the iconic Blue Mountains to the legendary High Country, Ancients landscapes, wild rivers and world renowned coastal rides this ride has it all.

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Grade 1 Bike Tour

95% of this ride is paved; the road conditions can vary from good smooth bitumen to potholed thin ribbons of tar with high & rough shoulders. A lot of this riding will be in the country on narrow roads with the possibility of wandering stock and wildlife.

5 % of this ride is off road this is the Wee Jasper Road toward Tumut on day 2 with a total of 115ks. This dirt consists of gravel and can have some washouts if recent rains have been experienced, (an “on road” option is available). Some other off road / dirt options do exist.

For more information about our Ride Grade System Please Click Here

Distance: approx 2600 km / 1660 mi

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The new BMW R1200 GS looking beautiful in Phillip Island

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2014 Dates: 6th Apr to 15th Apr 2014 Tour CODE: RRA/060414
Bike Options Prices Availability
Bring your own bike AU $3,990.00 AVAILABLE
Suzuki DR 650 AU $5,190.00 3 BIKES
BMW Sertao 650 AU $5,290.00 2 BIKES
BMW F 650 / F 700 GS Twin AU $5,340.00 3 BIKES
BMW F 800 GS AU $5,440.00 3 BIKES
BMW R 1200 GS AU $5,490.00 3 BIKES
Co-rider AU $2,990.00 4 PLACES


  • Blue Mountains
  • Riding the Snowies
  • Bright
  • Grampians National Park
  • Great Ocean Road
  • Riding the Black Spur


Tour start: Sydney
Tour end: Melbourne
Accommodation: 10 nights
Single Supplement: AU$ 1250.00
Ride Days: 9


Day one: Goulburn

Today’s ride takes us out of Sydney and up into the Blue Mountains where we stop at the stunning views of the 3 sister’s lookout from Echo Point. From Katoomba we ride onto Oberon and turn south through rolling countryside and onto Australia’s first inland city of Goulburn our overnight stay.

Day two: Tumut

We ride to Canberra today via the lonely Tarago road. In Canberra we shall visit the amazing and moving War Memorial before riding onto Yass then taking the dirt (115ks)  of the Wee Jasper Way toward Tumut and our overnight stay at the biker friendly Royal Hotel

Day three: Bright

An extraordinary ride today of winding mountain roads and spectacular scenery into the high country of the Kosciuszko National Park through Cabramurra and Khancoban and onto Corryong. From Corryong we ride onto one of the jewels in Victoria’s crown, Bright, spectacularly set at the foothills of the Alpine National Park.

Day four: Castlemaine

From Bright we ride south along the Great Dividing Range to Lake Eildon before crossing the Hume Highway and riding into the trendy yet very scenic Macedon Ranges region before arriving at our destination of the old Gold rush town of Castlemaine

Day five: Echuca

Riding north we cross the vast farmlands of Northern Victoria through small country towns en-route to the historical township of Echuca located on the mighty Murray River. An afternoon & night is spent here allowing us time to explore what is known as the Paddle steamer capital of the world

Day six & seven: Halls Gap

Today’s ride travels south west through more tiny settlements and farmlands toward the 300 million year old Grampians National Park where we spend the next 2 nights. A stunning, (dirt), ride can be enjoyed through the Grampians valley or for the paved road only riders numerous vantage points and lookouts can be ridden to. 2 nights are spent here allowing us time to really explore one of the most ancient landscapes in the world.

Day eight: Port Campbell

We ride onto the legendary Great Ocean Road today visiting the many superb lookouts that dot this spectacular coastline of towering cliffs that rise above pounding seas. A visit to the iconic 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge are all part of this stunning ride. Tonight is spent in the beautiful port town of Port Campbell where we can enjoy a beer and seafood meal at a pub overlooking the bay.

Day nine: Queenscliff

Continuing along the Great Ocean road we shall visit the Cape Otway lighthouse for guaranteed Koala sightings before riding onto the Bellarine Peninsular and staying overnight at the historic resort town of Queenscliff, a favorite for Melbournian’s since the 1880s with its classic hotels and wide streets.

Day ten: Melbourne

A short ferry ride will see us on the Mornington Peninsular before riding to Phillip Island, home of the MotoGP and onward to the famous Reefton and Black Spur rides through the stunning Yarra Ranges National park. This wonderful 10 day ride terminates in Melbourne.


  • Motorcycle rental if NOT riding your own bike
  • Fuel (if riding Compass bike)
  • Support vehicle with passenger carrying ability
  • Breakfast’s everyday
  • 10 dinners
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Services of ARR staffer
  • Services of ride leader and support vehicle driver
  • Pre-departure material and route maps
  • Access to satellite phone, pay per minute
  • ARR/Compass Expeditions polo shirt
  • Entrances to Canberra War Memorial


  • International flights
  • Fuel if on own bike
  • Lunches
  • Visas (if required)
  • Personal items
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities


  • All inclusive package: 10 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • A flexible attitude is needed, as some services may be not what you are accustomed to.
  • Single supplement: AU$ 1250.00


On every day of the tour we include breakfast. We include 10 dinners in reliable restaurants.

Breakfasts: 10 / Dinners: 10


  • Please note that you will need to be in Sydney one day prior to start of expedition.

It is a requirement that all international clients have appropriate insurance for this type of expedition, for Australian clients Medicare is sufficient but extra insurance may be advisable.  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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