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Snow during Australia Motorcycle Rental

  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 …

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Notes from the Saddle – Australia Encompassed 2013 – Kakadu to Alice Springs

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 …

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Notes from the Saddle – Australia Encompassed 2013 – Darwin to Kakadu

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 …

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Simon Pavey Rider Training

We have just completed our inaugural off road training weekend and 5 day ride out with Dakar legend Simon Pavey in the stunning South Australian Flinders Ranges. The training trip was a spectacular success but don’t take our word for it have a look at what some clients are saying!!!   “There are not enough …

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South America Crew

The new Compass Expeditions crew for South America are settled in to the role now so we thought we would let you know a little about who they are. We started with crew training in Brazil back in June for a group of people who had contacted us and who seemed to fit the bill …

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Enjoy the video from the 2nd Southbank Sortie Tour

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 …

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Last Minute Relocation Deal – Nazca, Peru – Santiago, Chile

  Incredible South America Motorcycle Relocation Deal 4 friends fancy an incredible journey?? Who wants to ride an F 650 GS in South America from Nazca, Peru to Santiago, Chile? Compass Expeditions has 4 x F 650 GS that are to be relocated to Santiago to be sold upon arrival as we have new  motorcycles …

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Simon Pavey Off-Road Training

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 …

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Calne Bike Meet

Every year Calne, Wiltshire in the United Kingdom hosts the largest free motorcycle meet in Europe. Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts come from far and wide to attend, listen to the bands, visit the stalls, support the sponsors and have a great weekend camping with a bunch of like-minded enthusiasts.   This year our very own …

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Notes from the Saddle 2: Serra do Rio Rastro and Iguazu Falls

Jerry has been in Brazil with our new guides on the 2013 South America Coast to Coast Motorcycle Tour which travels from the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro on the Atlantic and ends 42 days later in Lima, Peru on the Pacific Coast. The day started out with the typical morning fog but once …

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2014 Road of Bones Route

Mick has now successfully researched a new route through Europe for the 2014 Road of Bones Expedition. “This is a new and exciting route that takes in some of Europe’s finest and most renown regions” says Mick from his hotel in Austria! We have completely changed the European section of this motorcycle expedition that now travels to one of …

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2013 BMW R 1200 GS Available for Rent

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 …

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Notes from the Saddle – South America Coast to Coast Ride 2013

It was looking to be a rainy start to the 7,700 km South America Coast to Coast 2013 tour which kicked off in Rio but a blessing from above Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer) saw the rain clouds lift and we were given stunning views from both Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer. Arriving to our ride base …

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New Road of Bones Route for 2014

With the BMW Days over Mick is now researching a new and improved route through Europe that will form a very small part of our classic London to Magadan Road of Bones Expedition for 2014. Mick has just ridden the incredible Grossglockner in Austria, a landscape of utterly stunning beauty through the Alps. With 45kms …

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Compass Expeditions at BMW Motorrad Days 2013

We have just wrapped up another hugely successful event at the incredible BMW Motorrad Days 2013 in the stunning Bavarian town of Garmisch – Partenkirchen, Germany. An estimated 35,000 BMW riders attended this 3 day event which is the biggest BMW rally on earth. We were very pleased with the interest in our tours from …

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Compass Expeditions Crew Training in Brazil

  Stage one of the new Compass Expeditions crew training is now complete. We have moved from the classroom into the field so to speak. All applicants proved to be remarkable and it was an extremely tough decision to decide who to keep and who to let go, so tough in fact that we have …

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Compass Expeditions Crew Training

  June 2013 – Compass Expeditions Motorcycle Tours cover the globe and that requires good capable crew and ride leaders who work well together, are mechanically able, knowledgeable in first aid, confident and, probably most importantly, have a good sense of humour.It is a tough job but definitely has its rewards and many of our …

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Interview with Charley Boorman

Charley Boorman leads Australia tours with Compass Expeditions In early 2013 Motorcycle Adventurer Charley Boorman led two fantastic tours with motorcycle tour experts Compass Expeditions that were a huge success. The first tour was called Sydney to the Outback and was an amazing 10 day ride passing through the Blue Mountains, Broken Hill, Flinder Ranges …

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Lois Pryce women only tour

Click to visit the Lois Pryce Website Lois is going to be leading our Tassie Devilettes womans only ride in November and she is quite the legend….in 2003 Lois left her job at the BBC and decided that the time was right to travel the length of the Americas, from Alaska to Ushuaia. There was only …

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Atacama to Machu Picchu Tour Photos – APRIL 2013

Here are some photos from our April Compass Expeditions – Atacama to Machu Picchu Motorbike tour, courtesy of Rob and Lynda Hargreaves. There are some fantastic shots in here taken as the tour rode through some of the most spectacular scenery on earth for a motorbike ride. The journey started with the gateway to the …

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Peru and Bolivia

Is there any continent in the world more suited to motorcycle touring than South America? Compass Expeditions would argue that it’s Highlights of Peru Tour that has its members ride F650gs BMW motorcycles from Lima, Peru to La Paz, Bolivia and vice versa has to be one of the most fantastic cultural and scenic motorbike …

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What is Patagonia?

  What is Patagonia? Patagonia is putting things into perspective, it is that moment when you suddenly realize you have been sitting, staring blankly at a mountain bedecked in the purple light of dusk, It is vast swathes of green, brown, wind-swept tussock, trees and sky, it is water is all its forms – glacial …

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Welcome to Compass Expedition

Compass Expeditions is an Adventure Motorcycle Tour company that provides some of the most amazing experiences, expeditions, rentals and customised trips through Australia, South America, Asia, Europe and Africa aboard our fleet of BMW motorcycles. Mission We believe that exploring by motorcycle has to be one of the most incredible ways to experience the terrain …

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