By Duncan Bennett. Rydges Resort, scene of the 2020 Compass Expeditions Reunion. After an unpack, it was off to the bar to greet old mates and meet other Compass ride veterans. This event attracts people from far and wide so there are about as many boring moments as toilet paper rolls in the local Woollies. A […]
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The Adventure Maintenance course is held on the Friday before the Simon Pavey, Off Road Skills training weekend – for dates and details visit the event webpage at: http://www.compassexpeditions.com/tours/simon-paveys-off-road-skills-course/ • Learn essential bike repair skills • Prepare your bike • Ideal for anyone planning a big adventure • Relevant to all makes of bike This […]
We often forget that adventure begins when you leave your own front door and since at Compass Expeditions, we often refer to Australia as our very large and spectacular back yard we wanted to point out some good reasons to come and ride in “Oz” with us.
Compass Expeditions is very proud to be involved in the very first fleet of BMW motorbikes to ever reach Mongolia, anyone can offer rides and rent local heaps of %&# but few, if any, companies would show such a commitment to providing decent BMW motorcycles, no matter where in the world.
Want to be part of Mongolian biking history then join up on one of our Mongolian rides .
How do we follow this year’s amazing Compass Expeditions Reunion weekend and week-long ride-out? We move it further up the coast and do it all again – That’s how! The 2019 Reunion will be held over the weekend of March the 23rd and 24th and based in the lovely coastal town of Port Macquarie, NSW. […]
Merimbula Days an extract from Postcards from the Edge of a Sunburnt Country by Alan Toney The Compass Expeditions Reunion Weekend was a blast. Riders came from far and wide, from Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane and from many small towns in between. We numbered seventy-five, all having ridden with Compass sometime, somewhere in the […]
Our friends at Born to Ride Magazine have ran this great story featuring our new 104 day major expedition, The Asian Overland – Darwin to Beijing. The Asian Overland is a great long distance adventure that does not require you to have any off road riding experience as over 95% of the route is on […]
The INNOVV C5 is a WiFi, Full HD, Remote Lens, Motorcycle Camera System. Compass Expeditions was asked to test and review the INNOVV C5 Camera system on a couple of bikes in our motorcycle tour fleet. We sent one to our crew in South America and fitted the others two to our […]
Next year the dates will be 14th – 15th of April and will be visiting the wonderful NSW South Coast region, around Merimbula, wonderfully located halfway between Sydney & Melbourne, for some incredible riding, good company and great tucker. This reunion is open only to past Compass clients family & friends Lunch will be at […]
One of the highlights for me leading tours, is meeting and riding with a diverse group of riders from all over the world and sharing great roads and attractions along the way. Our Australia Encompassed tour 2017 is no exception. Introducing the group we have Rafael from Spain, Miguel from Portugal, Paul from Norfolk Island, […]
On the 25th and 26th of March Compass Expeditions held it’s annual Reunion Weekend. You can read all about the rides and the fantastic dinner that followed here on our Blog. One of the most anticipated components of our Reunion Weekend is always the Photo Competition. Each year, we ask all of our past tour […]
It was overcast but warm when a handful of riders gathered at the entrance to Southbank Motorcycles BMW on Saturday morning……. Actually there were lots of riders there, but that was because a BMW ride was coincidently planned and meeting at the same place and time as our little Compass Expeditions Reunion ride group. Once […]
It’s time again for the Compass Expeditions Reunion. This year the date will be 25th -26th of March and we are returning to the beautiful Victorian High Country for a ride in the hills, good company and great tucker. Lunch will be 1pm on the Saturday and afterwards we will take in some of the […]
We have just returned from the wonderful Touratech Event held in and around Bright, Victoria over the weekend. It was a great event with that winning formula of great food, great accommodation but, most importantly, great riding. Some ecstatic riders claimed that the unexpected mud they encountered on the Sunday morning was some of the […]
Compass Expeditions is pleased to announce that 2 time Isle of Man TT winner Cameron Donald will be joining us for the Compass Expeditions Weekend in the Otways National Park at the start of February. The annual event includes a BBQ and ride along the Great Ocean Road to the Otways National Park in Victoria […]
Want a free General Admission ticket to the 2014 F1 race at Albert Park Melbourne? Easy. For all riders joining the Charley Boorman Tasmania and the High Country ride in February 2014 we shall give away a free GA pass to the Melbourne Formula 1. Why? Because Charley will be racing in it, well not […]
At last we can announce a new partnership between Triumph Australia and Compass Expeditions. Some months ago Triumph approached us to run some weekend and tour events on their behalf and we were thrilled to have a chance to develop, in conjunction with Triumph, some wonderful ride events. We are extremely proud that Triumph has […]
World-renowned motorcycle adventurer, Charley Boorman will be a special guest at the 2013 Sydney Motorcycle & Scooter Show, November 15-17, as part of his upcoming Australian shows on the Charley Boorman Live Tour. Charley, the star of the Long Way Round and Long Way Down motorcycle adventure series with great friend Ewan McGregor as well as Race to […]
Our 2013 Australia Encompassed Motorcycle Tour was a great success with the riders having enjoyed the ride through the heart of Australia. Read the final post from this year’s trip and enjoy the photos below….we would love to have you join us next year to see why the riders love it…. The Australian Encompassed […]
Update for the Australia Encompassed Motorcycle Tour 2013 Leaving Marree we hit the pavement again, although only temporarily, until we reached the failed townsite of Farina, a settlement form last century and a stop on the original Ghan Railway. We continued onto the famous Prairie Hotel located at the foot of the Flinders Ranges at […]
The Australia Encompassed Motorcycle Tour for 2013 is now on the homeward stretch and below is the update from Uluru (Ayers Rock) heading towards the Flinders Ranges. A lot has happened since our last post from Uluru. After another spectacular sunset over the rock the group rode out next morning for the biggest ride of […]
The Australia Encompassed Motorcycle Tour group celebrate making it to beautiful Ayers Rock. This amazing tour is now halfway through…..who wants to join us next year? A relatively short ride saw the group arrive into the spectacular Wartarrka National Park that is best known for Kings Canyon, a few beers were enjoyed at the Thirsty […]
An update from the Saddle on our 2013 Australia Encompassed Motorcycle Tour. This week….hot air ballooning over the desert!! Some of the guys were up at 4.30 this morning but for a good reason, hot air ballooning over the MacDonnell Ranges. After being treated to a spectacular sunrise, where the skies caught fire momentarily, the […]
The Compass Expeditions Motorcycle Rental department recently had a group of Motorcycle Enthusiasts join us from Indonesia so that they could explore the roads and highways of Australia…..Some good video of the antics they got up to including riding up to the snow in Hotham. Hard to believe I know but yes, Australia does […]
Update from the Australia Encompassed Motorcycle Tour from Darwin to Melbourne: The team have just reached Alice Springs but not before enjoying the delights of the Mataranka Hot-springs located on the Roper River within the Elsey National Park, that name might ring a bell to those whose read the Australian classic “we of the Never […]
Our 2013 Australia Encompassed tour is underway and this trip that runs from Darwin to Melbourne passes through some of the most spectacular terrain on the planet. This year the group is full of characters and the trip has benefitted from some good weather so far…below we have the first instalment of what is happening on the […]
Check out the video that we created from the 2nd Southbank Sortie motorcycle tour that Compass Expeditions ran in conjunction with Southbank Motorcycles in Melbourne. We had a fantastic group of BMW R1200GS, F800GS and F700GS riders along to explore the hills and trails of Lerderderg State Park, Wombat State Forest, Brisbane Ranges National […]
7 time Dakar finisher Simon Pavey has joined Mick and Veronica from Compass Expeditions this weekend with his team of instructors to give some off-road rider training to some lucky riders in the beautiful Flinders Ranges, Australia. The training covers many integral parts of adventure riding such as improving your braking on uneven and slippery […]
Compass Expeditions became the first Adventure Motorcycle Tour company to offer the 2013 BMW R 1200 GS as part of its Australia Motorcycle Rental fleet with the purchase of two of BMW’s latest addition to the famous world conquering GS brand. We have received quite a few reservations already from people wanting to be some […]