Tasmania: Women’s only ride with renown Lois Pryce
This world class riding destination is for the girls only and is being led by none other than Lois Pryce. Join the crew from Compass Expeditions and Lois as we discover the true wonders of Tasmania, huge tracts of untouched wilderness, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine and truly inspiring riding. Come and really get to know the wonders of Tasmania with Lois Pryce.
Grade 2 Bike Tour
This tour is mainly on paved A and B roads that are generally in good condition, however, occasionally we ride on minor roads through forests etc with dirt surfaces that can contain some potholes and loose gravel. A lot of this riding can be on winding twisting mountain roads that can be narrow and have sharp hairpin corners
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Distance: approx 0 km / 0 mi
DATES & PRICES
|2013 Dates: 17th Nov to 26th Nov 2013||Tour CODE: TD/171113|
|Bring your own bike||AU $4,490.00||AVAILABLE|
|Suzuki DR 650||AU $5,390.00||3 BIKES|
|BMW Sertao 650||AU $5,490.00||1 BIKE|
|BMW F 700 GS / F 650 GS Twin||AU $5,590.00||2 BIKES|
|BMW F 800 GS||AU $5,790.00||FULL|
|BMW R 1200 GS||AU $5,990.00||3 BIKES|
|Co-rider||AU $3,200.00||4 PLACES|
- Stunning Freycinet National Park
- Port Arthur
- Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National park
- Cradle Mountain
- Yarra Ranges National
Tour start: Melbourne
Tour end: Melbourne
Accommodation: 8 nights 3 – 4 star hotels, 2 nights on Spirit of Tasmania ferry & 1 bonus night
Single Supplement: AU$ 800
Ride Days: 9
Tasmania is blessed with some of the finest most scenic riding in Australia and the ride from Devonport to Launceston via Poatina is a wonderful introduction into what awaits us on this island. We ride south east to Deloraine before joining the scenic Lake Highway that will take us across the Great Western Tiers before turning north to Launceston.
We ride northwest up and over the Weldborough Pass on our way to St Mary’s. We ride the east coast today through the beautiful Freycinet National Park and onto Swansea a classified historic town spectacularly located on the shores of the Great Oyster bay. Remote pubs empty roads and stunning scenery is a feature on this day
A full day is spent at this sometimes sombre & haunting place of Port Arthur. A prison from 1830 to 1877 many fine buildings still remain and has an excellent information and interpretive centre. The Port Arthur Historic site is connected to the mainland by Eaglehawk Neck, a 100m / 330ft with tract of land.
We ride the 95ks/59ml to Hobart and keep going. We turn due south to experience the wonderful riding to be had on the Channel Highway as it twists and turns on its way south to the wonderfully named Snug and Cygnet where we get great views of the D’entrecasteaux Channel before returning to Hobart via Huonville.
A full day is spent exploring Australia’s second oldest city of Hobart. This city has a rich colonial heritage with over 90 classified buildings and of course the picturesque Salamanca Place. The Cadbury chocolate factory or Cascade Brewery are popular sights in their own right.
Today’s riding is spectacular as we visit Russell Falls, Tasmania’s most famous; shrouded in ferns these falls are located within the Mt Field National Park and offer some spectacular short walks amongst the towering Huon Pine. The ride continues through the legendary Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park before arriving at the stunningly beautiful Strahan, on the shores of the Scenic Macquarie Harbour. We spend 2 nights here allowing us to catch a cruise along the wonderful Gordon River or explore the area around Strahan.
A free day today in this small village voted as the best little town in the world by the Chicago Tribune. There are many things we can do in Strahan including cruising the incredible Gordon River, (optional), or a flight, (optional), over the pristine forests declared a world heritage wilderness area.
We turn north and ride the scenic Murchison Highway before turning off and visiting the beautiful Cradle Mountain inside the Cradle Mountain /Lake St Clair National Park. today we can enjoy many excellent walks or even a spa at the world heritage listed site.
Our last day in Tasmania will see us ride onto Sheffield via a wonderful remote and generally quite road that has a superb amount of twisties. Parts of this days ride are included in the Targa Rally. We visit Sheffield the town of murals spectacularly located amongst quiet streams, rugged mountain gorges and verdant farmlands. We arrive back to Devonport in time to catch the Spirit of Tasmania ferry back to Melbourne.
No ride would be complete without a ride to the spectacular Black and Reefton Spur’s in the equally spectacular Yarra Ranges National Park. We will visit Healesville and Marysville before returning to Melbourne for our last night together
- Airport Transfers for international clients
- Motorcycle rental as per your selection (if not bringing own bike)
- Spirit of Tasmania ferry crossings to and from Victoria
- Waypoints available for those with own bike
- Services of Lois Pryce as ride leader
- Fuel (if riding Compass bike)
- Support vehicle with passenger carrying ability
- Breakfast’s & Lunches everyday & 6 dinners
- 1 bonus night accommodation
- Services of ride leader and support vehicle driver
- Pre-departure material and route maps
- Access to satellite phone, pay per minute
- Compass Expeditions dress shirt
- Entrances to all national Parks as mentioned in the itinerary
WHATS NOT INCLUDED
- International flights
- Visas (if required)
- Personal items
- Personal travel insurance
- Tips and gratuities
- 8 nights in 3 – 4 star hotels, 2 nights on Spirit of Tasmania ferry & 1 bonus night
- A flexible attitude is needed, as services in smaller towns may be not what you are accustomed to.
- Single supplement: AU$ 800.00
On every day of the tour we include breakfast. On mentioned 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: 10 / Lunches: 9 / Dinners: 6
- Please note that you will need to be in Melbourne one day prior to start of expedition.
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.