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Simon Pavey’s Off Road Skills Course (High Country)

Duration

3 days

Ride Grade

1

Ride / Rest day

2/1

Sealed / Dirt

0% / 100%

Mansfield, Victoria: Receive training from one of the worlds most experienced off road motorcycle riders

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 Victoria's spectacular High Country. Simon has competed in 10 Dakar events thus far having completed an amazing 8 of them. The training weekend will be followed by an amazing 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.

Adventure Maintenance Course
The day before the Off Road Skills Course, Simon Pavey will be running his 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. The Adventure Maintenance Course can be added to your Off Road Skill Course booking in the online booking form. For more information see trip extension details.

Please note: A Compass rental bike is not available if booking this course without the 5 day Australian Adventure as well,

No info kit available

Dates and Pricing

8th Dec 2023 to 11th Dec 2023

Tour code: ORS/081223

from US$1320

View Bikes

Rider / Bring your own bike.

US$1320

AVAILABLE

Rider / BMW F 750 GS

US$1690

AVAILABLE

Rider / BMW F 850 GS

US$1735

AVAILABLE

Rider / BMW R 1250 GS

US$1760

AVAILABLE

Tour Highlights


Itinerary


 

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 Mansfield and meet the Off-Road Skills and Compass Expeditions crew for your welcome dinner
Day 2: Learn from the worlds most experienced off road motorcycle riders
Day 3: Spend the day refining your off-road skills
Departure Day: Spend some time in Mansfield, fly home or join us for the 5-day ride out, the choice is yours.

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Included


    Not Included


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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$ 250

      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$ 50 per day

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      Ride Profile

      The training course that Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman completed before their epic Long Way Round ride.

      The Course is all off road and riders will be taught how to manage steep inclines, loose gravel and rocky surfaces which are all part of this training experience. Participants will learn all the essential skills to become a competent and safe off road rider.

       

      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.

      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.
       
       
      Ride Grade
      1

       

      Sealed / Dirt
      0% / 100%

      Accomodation


      • 3 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$ 275.00
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      Dining


      • We include breakfast everyday: 3 Breakfasts
      • On every day of the training we provide a picnic lunch that we prepare ourselves from our mobile kitchen: 2 Lunches
      • All Dinners are included: 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.

      Trip Extensions


      Adventure Maintenance Course - For when there is no recovery truck.

      Limited places available
      • Learn essential bike repair skills
      • Prepare your bike
      • Ideal for anyone planning a big adventure
      • Relevant to all makes of bike
      This one day workshop based Adventure Maintenance course will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to carry out emergency repairs to keep you and your bike on the move. The course has been created by Dakar race veteran Simon Pavey and his team of experienced instructors and is suitable for riders of any make of machine. You can be sure you are getting all the tips and tricks, hard-won experience and inside knowledge that the team has earned through years of riding, racing and crossing continents on adventure bikes. You'll leave with a better understanding of your bike and how it works, allowing you to solve common mechanical issues on the road.
       
      The emphasis of Adventure Maintenance is 'hands on' learning through practical sessions and on-bike instruction, so be prepared to get your hands dirty.
       
      What does Adventure Maintenance Cover?
      • Checking oil and fluid levels
      • Repairing oil and fuel leaks
      • Dealing with water crossings - and what to do if they go wrong
      • Replacing brake pads and components
      • Fixing punctures
      • How to jump start a bike
      • Preparation and common preventative tips you may need for travelling
      • Bike set-up, including controls and suspension
      • Emergency refuelling
      • Pre-ride safety checks
      • Pre-travel service
       
      Additional Information
      Off Road Skills Adventure Maintenance is open to anyone who is booked on both the Off Road Skills course and the Australian Adventure ride, but spaces are very limited.
       
      The course is aimed at giving you enough basic skills to get you out of trouble in the field. It is not a replacement for your normal bike service routine or essential repairs.
       
      What's included?
      • Use of Off Road Skills tools and equipment
      • Dinner and twin share accommodation on Thursday night
      • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments on the day of the course, Friday
       
      What's not included?
      • Personal motorcycle or accident insurance
      • Evening drinks or additional meals
      • Motorcycle
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