Merimbula, NSW: Following our annual Compass Expeditions Reunion Weekend we will be having an amazing week of riding through the Sapphire Coast
This superb 5-day ride explores an amazing strip of national parks that form part of the NSW South Coast known as the Sapphire Coast, as well as the mountainous forests of the South East Forest National Park. The South East Forests National Park features large areas of tall forests, numerous streams with waterfalls and waterholes, upland swamps, escarpments, gorges, high peaks and stunning panoramic views. The beautiful Sapphire Coast is renown for stunning beaches, spectacular wilderness, exhilarating riding and charming towns and villages.
Compass Expeditions have planned two superb routes each day, one being mostly off road exploring the trails and forestry tracks & the other that is strictly on road, riding further into the highlands and coastal escarpments of the area. This is a stunning region that hasn’t been ridden to death by every man and his dog!
We will base ourselves at Merimbula for all six nights, eliminating the need to pack / unpack everyday and allow for partners who choose not to ride, or those who want a day off the bike, to enjoy the beaches, have a massage, play golf, go fishing or simply relax in the hotel pool. Each day’s ride will offer a new route with a differing terrain and challenges.
This ride is open to past Compass Expeditions clients, family, friends & bikers in general.
Dates & Prices
At a Glance
- We will base ourselves at Merimbula for all six nights, eliminating the need to pack / unpack everyday and allow for partners who choose not to ride, or those who want a day off the bike, to enjoy the beaches, have a massage, play golf, go fishing or simply relax in the hotel pool. Each day’s ride will offer a new route with a differing terrain and challenges.
- 6 nights accommodation
- 6 breakfasts & dinners
- GPS Tracklog and track indicators
- Services of support vehicle
- Ride leader and sweep rider
- Personal Health/Travel Insurance
For those not wanting to ride their own bikes riders can rent a Compass Expeditions BMW F700, F800, R1200 RT & R1200 GS or Suzuki DR 650. Please contact us early at firstname.lastname@example.org as bikes are limited.
For those needing assistance to ship their bikes from interstate please contact us at email@example.com
- The Road option will be all on sealed roads
- The Off Road option will be predominantly on unsealed roads and tracks with limited sealed sections.
- 6 Nights in 4.5 Star Motel Style Accommodation
- On every day of the tour we include breakfast: 6 Breakfasts
- We include mentioned dinners in reliable restaurants we have used many times before: 6 Dinners
- You will need to be in Merimbula on the Sunday prior to the start of ride, for your
joining day (a bonus nights accommodation is included) If you have joined us for the Compass Expeditions Reunion Weekend you will already be in the right place for a great week of riding.
- All riders must have a valid motorcycle license and at least two years riding experience.
- It is a requirement that all clients have appropriate insurance for this type of expedition.
BMW G650 Sertao
TRIP EXTENSIONS – AUSTRALIA
Compass Expeditions is based in Australia our HQ is on the western outskirts of Melbourne. We have all ridden and travelled this wide brown land extensively and have a few suggestions of places to see and things to do while you are in the country.
First of all, Australia is big, really big, which means that there is an amazing variety of ride opportunities to ponder.
If after your Compass Expeditions Guided Motorcycle Tour you would like to take in even more of the sights we can arrange Motorcycle Hire, Self Guided Tours and make suggestions as to the best way to use your available time in our enormous back yard.
We are also able to arrange excursions to a plethora of amazing attractions either before you join one of our tours or after.
Here are just a few suggestions, please use the form below to contact us for more information or to see how we can assist with your Australian adventure.
The Great Barrier Reef
The Iconic Great Barrier Reef includes over 900 islands and stretches more than 2,600 kilometers along the coast of Queensland. It is worlds largest reef system and a Mecca for diving, snorkeling, boating and beach lovers.
We can arrange dive trips, resort accommodation and any number of amazing activities. Or we can find you a beach to relax, rest and revitalize on. The choice is yours.
Swimming with Whale Sharks
Exmouth on the remote northern coast of Western Australia is the jumping off point for another incredible reef experience. Ningaloo Reef is not only a world-class diving destination it is also the most accessible place to allow you to swim with the world’s largest sharks.
To experience Whale Sharks up close and in the wild is an experience that you will never forget. The calm majesty and sheer size of these gentle giants will stun you and with the right tour operator you will likely see a number of other amazing sights and sea life including humpback whales, blue whales, manta rays, dolphins, dugongs, turtles, spectacular corals and fish of all shapes and sizes.
The tropical rainforest ecosystem of the Daintree Rainforest is one of the most complex on Earth. It contains 30% of the frog, reptile and marsupial species in Australia, and 90% of Australia’s bat and butterfly species. 7% of bird species in the country can be found in this area. There are also over 12,000 species of insects in the rainforest.
Apart from the astounding biodiversity of this stunning coastal region of far northern Queensland it is also home to some of the countries most beautiful beaches and a delightful place to wind down.
Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park is an enormous, biodiverse nature reserve in Australia’s Northern Territory. With terrain encompassing wetlands, rivers and sandstone escarpments, it’s home to some 2,000 plant species and wildlife from saltwater crocodiles and flatback turtles to an astounding variety of birds. Aboriginal rock paintings, dating to prehistoric times, can be viewed at sites such as Nourlangie, Nanguluwur and Ubirr.
|Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Iconic Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a massive sandstone monolith in the heart of the Northern Territory’s arid “Red Centre”. The nearest large town is Alice Springs, 450km away. Uluru is sacred to indigenous Australians and is thought to have started forming around 550 million years ago. It’s within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which also includes the 36 red-rock domes of the Kata Tjuta (colloquially “The Olgas”) formation.
The Great Ocean Road
Motorcycling The Great Ocean Road is something of a right of passage for the many riders who come from around the world to cruise around the innumerable tight corners, fast curves and winding sections of this iconic coastal road.
It is a rugged coast, the views are as spectacular as the riding and the beaches some of the most wild and beautiful in Australia.
Some come for the road, some for the bush-land others for the iconic surfing of Bells Beach, Torquay and the massive waves of Port Campbell, whatever the reason, you can’t miss out on The Great Ocean Road.
Compass HQ is located just over an hours ride from the start of this 250km gem, with straight forward access to the coast from our workshop and depot.
TOUR AND EXPEDITION TRAVEL INSURANCE
|At Compass Expeditions we work hard to make sure that your motorcycle tour runs smoothly and safely. Your welfare is of primary concern to us and we know that we cannot control every situation on the road or while you are traveling.
Accidents happen, luggage is lost and tour or flight cancellations can occur, so it is our policy that all participants of Compass Expeditions tours have an appropriate level of travel insurance to cover the unforeseen. This is not only compulsory when joining a Compass Expeditions motorcycle tour, but it makes sense.
|We have sourced a number of companies that will provide you coverage in the event of an accident and/or other losses, depending on the policy selected and better still will give all Compass Expeditions customers a 10% discount off the advertised rates when purchasing through the our website, (this offer is not available over the phone). Compass Expeditions does not endorse, recommend or guarantee payment in the event of a claim from any of the insurers mentioned. We do know that they will offer a policy for clients riding a motorcycle OVER 250cc (including our bikes). This is a critical point to ensure when purchasing a policy. Compass Expeditions are offering this information as a service only to ensure all our clients are properly protected.|
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