- 2020 Motorcycle Tours
- Adventure Tours
- Australia Motorcycle Tours
- Bike Hire Included
- Fly & Ride
- Winding Roads
Exclusive to Guided Motorbike Tours Ltd, we are proud to offer you one of our newest and most exciting tours. Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales, motorcycle adventure tour in Australia. An amazing Journey riding through nirvana via the outback, mountains and coastal roads south eastern Australia
This is an incredible 16-day ride that highlights some of Australia’s finest mountain scenery, cultural trails and epic outback landscapes. From movie sets to remote back tracks, renown wine districts to rugged coastal scenery, legendary cities to unknown villages, this ride is a superb mix of known and unknown that showcases the many faces of this vast continent.
This ride offers participants an amazing diversity of iconic Australian landscapes. We ride through towering Mountain Ash, Eucalyptus and temperate forests through to the stark yet hauntingly beautiful “outback” with some of the lowest population densities on earth. We marvel as we ride the world renown Great Ocean Road and the relatively unknown rugged Sapphire Coastline. Covering so much of “hidden Australia” this ride ensures participants will see and experience much more of Australia than most Australians.
This is a 70% paved / 30% off-road tour
We choose back roads for the vast majority of this tour, these roads are often empty, narrow, undulating, potholed and have tall rough shoulders. Some roads have very tight twisties with blind corners and have vegetation on corners in the forests.
The off road tracks can have bulldust holes, in the outback, loose gravel, a small number of creek crossings, fallen trees, blind corners, washouts and corrugations. On all types of roads, riders must expect wandering wildlife and cattle
The biggest riding day is 580 km / 360 miles with the shortest being just 210 km / 130 miles. Most riding days we average around 250 – 300 km / 155 – 186 miles. The total distance is approximately 5,000 km / 3125 miles
We operate BMW motorcycles. Our fleet consists of the BMW F700 GS / F800 GS, R1200 GS & 1250GS motorcycles. All bikes come equipped with crash protection and a top-box if requested.
This tour is open to competent, experienced riders or seasonal tourers, although not extreme, some dirt road riding is included and riders should be comfortable on bigger bikes and have had some dirt road riding experience on larger adventure bikes. The typical roads we ride are dirt/gravel fire trails. All riders must have a valid motorcycle license.
We run this tour at the best time of year to be riding in Southern Australia, when there is little rain, the skies are blue, and the mountains are visible and its warm but not too hot. Some mornings may be cold but quickly become warm during the day. We must expect variable weather conditions throughout the day, especially in the mountains. Temperatures reach highs of 37c.
- Melbourne Iconic Great Ocean Road
- Grampians National Park
- Barossa Valley
- Riding the dirt tracks of the outback
- Flinders Ranges
- Mad Max territory at Silverton
- Swan Hill on the Murray
- Remote riding in the iconic high country of Victoria
- Sapphire Coast
- Amazing Coastal Ride Into Sydney
|Bike Option||BMW F700, BMW F800, BMW F850, BMW R1200GS, BMW R1200GSA, BMW R1250GS|
On arrival to Melbourne city we include a joining dinner
Please note; flights are the responsibility of the customer and will need to be booked separately. Time of arrival will be stipulated after booking in order to arrive in time for the transfer to hotel.
DAY 1 - CAMPBELL
DAY 2 - HALLS GAP
DAY 3 - ROBE
DAY 4 - LYNDOCH HILL
DAY 5 & 6 - FLINDERS RANGES
DAY 7 - BROKEN HILL
DAY 8 - SWAN HILL
DAY 9 - DONALD
DAY 10 - HEALESVILLE
DAY 11 & 12 - MANSFIELD
DAY 13 - FALLS CREEK
DAY 14 - JINDABYNE
DAY 15 - BATEMANS BAY
DAY 16 - SYDNEY
21st November 2020 (Tour start date)
You will need to ensure your flight arrives the day before this date, on the: 20th November 2020
Full details of departure and return dates will be provided shortly or email us for more info
Prices below are based on a rider using a BMW F700GS included in the prices. For bike upgrades, please see below.
Single rider sharing a twin room £5,185 per rider
Pillion / Support vehicle Place sharing a twin/double room £3,988 per person
Single rider with private room £6,063 per rider
BIKE UPGRADE SUPPLEMENTS
BMW F800 Upgrade: £200 extra
BMW F850 Upgrade: £240 extra
BMW R1200GS Upgrade: £280 extra
BMW 1200GSA Upgrade: £280 extra
BMW 1250GS Upgrade: £370 extra
Deposit to secure your booking today: 30% of the total tour price
Balance for the tour is due: No later than 12 weeks before departure by bank transfer
Once you have made payment, you will receive an invoice within 7 days, detailing your deposit payment and balance. If you pay in full at the time of the booking you will receive a final invoice settlement within 7 days.
TOUR INFORMATION PACK
You will receive the tour information pack 8 – 12 weeks before departure (once full payment is received) along with the necessary information you need regarding arrival times for transfer to the hotel from the airport
On all tours it is a condition of booking that you hold valid and adequate travel insurance, which includes repatriation of you and your pillion (if applicable). We strongly recommend using Holidaysafe as they provide tailored insurance cover specifically for motorcyclists
The exchange rate for this tour is based on 1.88 AUD. Should the rate drop below this, we may amend your invoice to coincide with the difference in exchange rates an costs.
All prices on our website include VAT @ 20%
The Australia Motorcycle Tour is an adventure tour that involves some off tarmac riding and requires a certain degree of experience in order to stay safe. Please ensure your are confident and skilled enough to ride the larger bikes on this type of terrain. We choose back roads for the vast majority of this tour, these roads are often empty, narrow, undulating, potholed and have tall rough shoulders. Some roads have very tight twisties with blind corners and have vegetation on corners in the forests. The off road tracks can have bulldust holes (a fine red aeolian dust which is especially common in the Australian Outback. It is formed from dry particles which measure less than 2 microns and so form a dense cloud when disturbed), in the outback, loose gravel, a small number of creek crossings, fallen trees, blind corners, washouts and corrugations. On all types of roads riders must expect wandering wildlife and cattle.
Most Meals are included in the price of the tour as well as bottled water and some snacks throughout each day. The food options on this tour are extremely varied. All types of western style meals are available, often Asian, Italian and Indian cuisine may also be available. Of course all breakfasts are included, and those with particular dietary requirements are easily catered for.
Our hotels are generally 3 and 4 star rated, and are chosen for their location, cleanliness, suitability for motorcycle groups and ambience. Some hotels have restaurants and bars attached. Accommodation is an important part of your ride experience, and after many years of running tours in Australia we believe we offer a superb mix of excellent boutique hotels.
Accommodation: 16 nights
Included in the price of your Australia motorcycle tour booking
- Airport Transfers
- Motorcycle rental as per your selection
- All accommodation
- Petrol & tolls
- Support vehicle with passenger carrying ability
- Full mechanical support
- Services of local ride leader / guide
- Pre-departure material and route maps
- Access to satellite phone, pay per minute
- Entrances to all National Parks mentioned in the itinerary
- Entrance to Cape Otway Lighthouse
- All local transport
- Travel insurance (We recommend a motorcycle specific travel insurance such as Holidaysafe)
- Repatriation cover
- Meals or drinks other than stated
- Room service or mini bar
- Hotel extras, such as; premium wifi etc
- Bike hire deposit
- Bike hire insurance excess for damages
AUD$4000 excess for any damage to the bikes (can be reduced to AUD$1000 for AUD$25 per day of the tour)
Flights are available from £750 -850 GBP and can often consist of one stopover or connecting flight. Usually the total time to reach Australia on an economy flight is 24 hours, with an approximate 3 hour stopover in Hong Kong.
You need a visa to travel to Australia. British citizens can get the following types of electronic visitor visa:
eVisitor visa direct from the Department of Immigration & Border Protection. There is no visa application charge or service fee for this;
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) via your travel agent or airline. There is no visa application charge, but a service fee of A$20 applies. Information on all other types of visa is available from the Department of Immigration & Border Protection, or from the Australian High Commission in London.
In certain circumstances you may be asked to undergo a health examination before a visa can be granted, for example if you are aged 75 years or older. Factor in extra time for this when applying for a visa. On arrival you may be asked to provide evidence of funds to support your stay and a return or onward ticket.
For entry into Australia, your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required. If you are transiting another country on your way to or from Australia, make sure you check the entry requirements for that country. Many countries will only permit entry if you have at least 6 months validity remaining on your passport.