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Simon Pavey’s Australian Adventure

Duration

6 days

Ride / Rest day

5/1


Mansfield, Victoria: A motorcycle tour into the superb Victorian High Country with Simon Pavey

Following on from the off-road skills training weekend in the spectacular surrounds of the Victorian High Country enjoy this very unique 5 day motorcycle tour with the world renown Dakar Rally competitor, Simon Pavey through some of Australia’s finest scenery.

Our adventure will start and end in the beautiful city of Mansfield, which is located in the Victorian High Country. In between we will visit spectacular mountain views, ride remote, rugged and challenging trails - including the challenging Rose River Road and Goldie Spur Track - through remote high country and spend time in beautiful Lakes Entrance, stunningly located on the Tasman Sea. We will finish off by riding through Licola to Jamison over the Great Dividing Range and back into Mansfield.

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Dates and Pricing

10th Dec 2023 to 16th Dec 2023

Tour code: AA/101223

from US$2710

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Rider / Bring your own bike.

US$2710

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Rider / BMW F750 GS

US$3605

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Rider / BMW F850 GS

US$3690

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Rider / BMW R1250 GS

US$3775

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Tour Highlights


Itinerary


 

Day 1: Arrive in Mansfield and meet the Off-Road Skills and Compass Expeditions crew for your pre-departure meeting.
Day 2: An early start as we ride the wonderful series of twisties that take us on paved roads to Whitfield, then Cheshunt; from then on it’s amazing dirt riding along Rose River Road and across the Goldie Spur Track that borders the Mt. Buffalo National Park; the views are tremendous across here. Riding on to Bright we ascend to the wonderful high country village of Falls Creek,
Day 3: A big ride today with a lot of time spent on the dirt.Descending from Falls Creek, we ride onto the legendary small town of Omeo, then north to Benambra, from this point we hit the dirt of the Benambra to Corryong Road as we enter the stunning Alpine National Park. We take the opportunity to really explore the many dirt tracks that abound in this national park, including some challenging steep country riding. Crossing into NSW we enter the Kosciuszko National Park before riding the incredible Alpine Way. We can have a go at crossing the Murray River before finishing in Jindabyne for the night.
Day 4: Another spectacular day riding the amazing dirt of the Barry Way, this track clings the valley sides precariously and offers sweeping views across the distant valleys. Some more superb dirt track riding will be had on the Tulloch Track before a chance to explore the Buchan Caves. From Buchan we ride the pavement out of the forests of the Snowy River National Park and onto the beautiful seaside resort town of Lakes Entrance where we spend the next two nights.
Day 5: Today we return to the mountains and explore some rarely used tracks and try out some challenging sections of dirt to put to practice what we have learnt during the Off Road Skills course.
Day 6: Our last day will see us ride to beautiful Licola before hitting the dirt of the Heyfield - Jamieson Road; this is more superb dirt riding as we cross the Great Dividing Range. Once at Mansfield, time permitting; we shall ride to the legendary Craig’s Hut as featured in the Man from Snowy River film, before returning to Mansfield and the end of our 5 days of mountains and ocean.
Departure Day: Spend some time in Mansfield, fly or ride home, the choice is yours.

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      Upgrades


      All accommodation is twin or double share, if you would like a single room there will be a single supplement: AU$ 495

      Our motorcycles are insured and have a damage excess of AU$ 5000, you can reduce the excess by taking advantage of our Excess Reduction Policy: AU$ 35 per day

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      Ride Profile

      60% of this ride is on road. Some sections of pavement can be narrow with sharp twisties and blind corners. Steep drop offs are the norm.
       
      40% of this ride is off road. All types of surfaces are to be expected, from loose shale to very steep ascent and descents through thick forests. Many dirt tracks are very winding with blind corners and massive drop offs. Some tracks can have very large potholes, loose deep gravel or can be muddy depending on recent rainfalls.
       
      Although some time is spent on road the majority of time is spent off road
       

      Tour Start/End

      Tour Start: Mansfield, Victoria, Australia
      Tour End: Mansfield, Victoria, Australia
       

      Climate

      The inland mountain climate includes a frost-free period in spring, hot summers days with cool valley breezes at night, heavy frosts and snow in winter, high rainfall distributed over all the year and slight increases in spring and autumn.

      As we will be riding through a variety of elevations, expect the daytime temperatures to range between 8-20ºC and overnight temperatures to range between 1-11ºC.

      Important Information

      • All riders must have a valid motorcycle license and at least two years riding experience.
      • It is a requirement that all clients have appropriate travel insurance for this type of activity.

      Accomodation


      • 6 nights of accommodation
      • All accommodation is on a twin share basis. If you are traveling alone we will pair you up with another solo traveler. However, if you prefer single accommodation a single supplement is available: A$ 495.00

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      Dining


      • We include breakfast everyday: 6 Breakfasts
      • On every day of the tour we provide a picnic lunch that we prepare ourselves from our mobile kitchen or lunch at a local cafe: 5 Lunches
      • We include mentioned dinners in reliable restaurants: 3 Dinners
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      Bikes



       
      BMW R1200GS
      • 1200cc Twin cylinder boxer engine
      • Seat height 90cm (35In) Approx.
      • Inner Leg Curve 195cm (78in) Approx
      • Heated Hand Grips
      • BMW style accessory power socket
      • Top Box
      • Engine protection bars
      • Bash plate
      • Dual purpose tyres


       

      BMW F800GS
      • 800cc Parallel twin cylinder engine
      • Seat height 88cm (34In) Approx.
      • Inner Leg Curve 193cm (76in) Approx
      • Heated Hand Grips
      • BMW style accessory power socket
      • Top Box
      • Engine protection bars
      • Bash plate
      • Dual purpose tyres   

       

      BMW F700GS
      • 800cc (de-tuned) Parallel twin cylinder engine
      • Seat height 82cm (32In) Approx.
      • Inner Leg Curve 181cm (71in) Approx
      • Heated Hand Grips
      • BMW style accessory power socket
      • Top Box
      • Engine protection bars
      • Bash plate
      • Dual purpose tyres
      • Low seat option available (79cm / 31 in)


       

      Suzuki DR650
      • 650cc single cylinder engine
      • Seat height 85.5cm (33.6In) Approx.
      • Long range fuel tank (not pictured)
      • BMW style accessory 12v power socket
      • Dark Busters
      • Bash plate
      • Dual purpose tyres
       


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      Insurance


      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 our tours, but it makes sense.

      If choosing your own insurance – for motorcycle tours it is crucial the insurance policy you choose will offer a policy for riding a motorcycle OVER 250cc (including our bikes). This is a critical point to ensure when purchasing a policy.

      Our experienced In-house travel team are happy to help with getting you the right insurance for your tour and for any other travel you might be doing before or after. Contact our in-house travel team.

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