Simon Pavey’s Off Road Skills & Australian Adventure – NSW South Coast
Ride / Rest day
7 / 1
Sealed / Dirt
40 % / 60 %
New South Wales: A motorcycle tour into the superb South East forests of NSW with Simon Pavey
Compass Expeditions are thrilled to have world renown, Dakar Rally racer Simon Pavey and the Off Road Skills team conduct a motorcycling training school in the region near the beautiful Sapphire Coast town of Merimbula. Simon has competed in 10 Dakar events thus far having completed an amazing 8 of them. The training weekend will be followed by an incredible 5 day motorcycle ride-out / tour with Simon as the ride leader, where participants can practice what they have learnt. This is a unique training experience where you can learn from one of the world’s very best riders.
The superb five 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 featuring large areas of tall forests, numerous streams with waterfalls and waterholes, upland swamps, escarpments, gorges, high peaks and stunning panoramic views. The ride also explores the NSW high country that includes Monaro and Mt Kosciuszko National Park.
Dates and Pricing
Optional Adventure Maintenance Course: This one-day hands on workshop-based course will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to carry out emergency repairs to keep you and your bike on the move.
Day 1: Arrive in Merimbula and meet the Off-Road Skills and Compass Expeditions crew for your welcome dinner.
Day 2: Learn from the world's most experienced off road motorcycle riders
Day 3: Spend the day refining your off-road skills.
Day 4: We spend the day exploring the incredible fire trails that abound inside the magnificent South East Forests National Park, inland from the Sapphire Coast. Today’s ride features extensive areas of tall forests and superb remote riding.
Day 5: Riding south today we explore the wonderful Mount Imlay National Park; a region of endless dirt tracks that criss-cross this extremely scenic national park. Our ride today includes both open & tight dirt tracks.
Day 6: Leaving the coast, we ride west steadily climbing to the high plains of the Monaro and onto scenic Jindabyne set at the very edge of the lofty Kosciuszko National Park
Day 7: Leaving Jindabyne we turn north and explore the fire trails of the Tallaganda National Park and Capitan’s Flat before overnighting at the heritage listed village of Braidwood.
Day 8: Our last day will see us return to the Sapphire Coast via the Monga National Park, a landscape of eucalypt & temperate rainforest before we descend to the beautiful Batemans Bay with epic views out across the Clyde River and the Pacific Ocean.
Departure Day: Spend some time in Batemans Bay, fly or ride home, the choice is yours.
- Motorcycle rental as per your selection
- Support vehicle with passenger carrying ability
- 8 Breakfasts
- 7 Picnic Lunches
- 5 Dinners
- 8 nights accommodation
- Services of ride leader and support vehicle driver
- Pre-departure material and route maps
- Access to satellite phone, pay per minute
- Entrances to all national Parks mentioned in the itinerary
- International flights
- Transfers to / from airport
- Visas (if required)
- Personal items
- Personal travel insurance
- Tips and gratuities
All accommodation is twin or double share, if you would like a single room there will be a single supplement: AU$ 770
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
- 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.
Sealed / Dirt
40 % / 60 %
- 8 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$ 770.00
- We include breakfast everyday: 8 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: 7 Lunches
- We include mentioned dinners in reliable restaurants: 5 Dinners
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.