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Simon Pavey’s Off Road Skills Course

Duration

3 days

Ride / Rest day

2 / 1


Merimbula, NSW: Receive training from one of the worlds most experienced off road motorcycle riders and his world class team

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 beautiful Sapphire Coast town of Merimbula. Simon has competed in 10 Dakar events thus far having completed an amazing 7 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.

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 details download the Info Kit.

This event will run in 2023. Contact us to express your interest and receive a notification when the dates and prices are available

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Dates and Pricing

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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 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
Departure Day: Spend some time in Merimbula, 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$ 275

      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:

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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: Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
      Tour End: Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia

      Climate

      We should expect warm weather for the ride and the possibility of rain showers seeing as some areas we ride include temperate rainforests.
       
      You should be prepared for sudden, temporary deterioration in the weather. Always carry an additional  waterproof outer layer.
       
      Expect the daytime temperatures to range between 25 -30˚C and overnight temperatures to range between 15 -20˚C. This is a guide only as weather conditions are very unpredictable these days.

       

      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


      • 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
      • Bark 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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