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Aussie Rider

 

Australia Enduro deluxe tour
hotel and camping accommodation
the ultimate motorcycle experience!


click one of the links below to find out more about:

1. general tour-info, prices
     tour dates
2. tour route
3. tips and info

   

AUSTRALIA ENDURO deluxe TOUR 2009

2009 Tour 1:   5 Jan - 25 Jan 2009  MEL - MEL 
2009 Tour 2:   13 Sept - 3 Oct 2009   MEL - MEL
 

Tour:                    Melbourne - Castlemaine – Broken Hill – Innamincka – Ayers Rock –
                             Flinders Ranges – Castlemaine -Melbourne

Total distance
:  ca. 6,500 kms including appr. 4,000 kms offroad

Duration
:            21 days

Level:                  medium, offroad experience is an advantage but not necessary.

The ENDURO DELUXE's concept and routing is a novelty: it combines pure adventure and comfort.
This tour is the first hotel-camping based tour. See detailed tour description below.

 

 

Suzuki DR650SE

BMW F650GS Dakar

Rider: 
Pillion passenger:

AUD 5.190,-
AUD 2.990,-

AUD 5.990,-
AUD 2.990,-

In support vehicle:

AUD 2.990,-

AUD 2.990,-

Prices include:

  • Pick-up service from airport at tour starting point
  • Motorcycle rent for 21 days
  • Third-party insurance and full comprehensive insurance with AUD 3.000,00 excess (reducible to $600 for an additional $19/day
  • Maintenance of the motorbike and repairs during the tour (provided that they are not caused by actual fault)
  • Spare motorcycle during tour transported on trailer
  • Support vehicle and luggage transport
  • English and German speaking tour guide
  • Maps and roadbook
  • 10x overnight accommodation double room
  • 8x tent accommodation (you will get your own small dome tent)
  • 3 bush camps (camping in the wild!)
  • 21x breakfast
  • 11x dinner

Prices do not include:

  • Air fares
  • single room surcharge if required, of AUD 550.- (single rooms may not be available every night)
  • fuel
  • lunch, dinner, drinks
  • admission fees for national parks, museums, etc. and other activities
  • additional insurance

 

Questions? Just send us an email and ask! click here

Requirements/Driving Licence:

For Australia, an international driving licence (in combination with the national motorbike licence only) or an English translation of the national driving licence (in combination with the national motorbike licence only) is required. The riders participating must be 21 years of age at least and in possession of a driving licence for all motorbike types.

Support Vehicle

A support vehicle with driver/tourguide will join you on this tour. Our support vehicle transports all your luggage, has a fully equipped workshop on board as well as a first aid kit and will follow the riders thus enabling you to enjoy your riding to the full. At all times you are to enjoy the riding at your own pace.

Cancellation Policy

In the unlucky event you need to cancel your booking you will need to notify us in writing by fax or email.
The follow cancellation costs apply:
· 45 days and over deposit retained
· 15 - 45 days 40% of total tour cost
· 1 - 14 days 75% of total tour cost
· No Show 100% of total tour cost

Bookings and deposits

A maximum of 10-12 riders can participate per tour, so secure your spot NOW!
Closing date for bookings is 3 months prior to departure of each tour to enable us to secure bikes, accommodation and ferry crossings in time.  Exceptions to this rule ARE made, so please contact us first!

A 20% deposit is required at the time of booking with the residual due 45 days prior to departure.

For further questions, suggestions and additional information,
please feel free to contact us on any of the addresses below.


We look forward to welcoming you on the Australia Enduro deluxe motorbike tour!


Aussie Rider Adventure Travel
ABN 85 523 055 412
3 Alfred Street Coburg MELBOURNE
VIC 3058 AUSTRALIA
ph/fax +61 (0)3 9383 5759
email: info@aussierider.com
website: www.aussierider.com

Day 1
The first section of the tour leads us from Castlemaine in the Goldfields to Bendigo, which will be our first stop. We have the opportunity to visit an old gold mine or the Chinese museum. From here, we head north to Echuca, most famous for its paddle steamers. Before continuing our trip, we have lunch here, visit the historic port or take a cruise on a paddle steamer. We will spend the night in Swan Hill.

Day 2
Starting from Swan Hill, we will leave civilisation behind us and go our first offroad-stretch after Mildura. The first indications of the outback can be found in charming Pooncarie, where we will pitch our tents tonight. 

Day 3
After our first night in the outback, we head to Broken Hill. As we will only ride 230 kms today, we will reach Broken Hill just before lunch time, so there will be enough time left to visit Silverton, where Mad Max is still present, or to just relax at the pool. You should not miss the sunset at Living Desert / Sculpture Park in the evening.

Day 4
Tibooburra is our destination for today, where again a proper bed awaits us. While riding, it becomes more and more evident what it means to live in the Australian outback. When reaching our destination, you may ask yourself: “why is there a boat on four poles in the heart of township Tibooburra?” We will most likely find out in the local pub that night!

Day 5
We are heading to Innamincka. The offroad track will give us an understanding of Australian history. This night we will have our first bush camp. Isolated from civilisation we will enjoy pure outback.

Day 6
Perfectly run in from yesterday, we will proceed through the outback today. On our way to Broken Hill, we will again have a bush camp near Cordillo Downs tonight and enjoy the starry outback skies by the campfire, surrounded by our tents and bikes.

Day 7
Birdsville, with its legendary pub, seems to appear from thin air today.  We pitch our tents right in the heart of town.

Day 8
You are free to plan this day as you like. For the ones who are not in the mood for relaxing today: our tour guide has some exciting alternatives up his sleeve! Discover what more the outback has to offer!

Day 9
After 382 kms from Birdsville we get to Boulia, where we are welcomed with a good bed and even an indoor pool in the desert.

Day 10
After a good night's rest in Boulia we hit the (off)road again and leave Queensland behind us. Shortly after crossing the border with the Northern Territory, we will set up a bushcamp at the Tobermorey Roadhouse.

Day 11
After days in the outback this 450 kms-day will take us back to civilisation, to Alice Springs. This small town in the middle of nowhere is tryly fascinating.   After a good night's sleep in a comfortable bed you can recharge your battery, ready for the adventures of the next day!

Day 12
Day 12 is a day that can be filled in as you like. You should not miss Standley Chasm and Simpson Gap or the Royal Flying Doctor Service and School of the Air.   But Alice Springs has also some exciting trips by motorcycle to offer. The tour guide can tell you all about them!

Day 13
Off we go to the next highlight: Uluru (Ayers Rock).  After a 440 km ride we will reach this Aboriginal sanctuary. After setting up camp you should not miss the beautiful sunset at Uluru, with the rock changing colour many times!

Day 14
Today is another day off and it is up to you to decide what to do…perhaps a scenic flight or a visit to Kata Tjuta (the Olga's) or the Aboriginal Information Centre or a guided tour around the Rock or…?

Day 15
Today we are heading South.  This stretch, with 528 km the longest of the tour, will take us on an offroad track back to the Stuart Highway. We will pitch our tents in Marla tonight.

Day 16
From Marla we take a shortcut to Coober Pedy.  We follow the Oodnadatta track, a fascinating track, which will take us directly to Coober Pedy, where we will go under ground.

Day 17
Coober Pedy and surrounding area need time to explore properly, and we will have plenty of time today. There is much to see and do and to get the best idea of this interesting area where many people live under the ground, you can take one of the many guided bus tours offered. Our tour guides will of course be there to give you advice if you like.

Day 18
After leaving Coober Pedy we 'go bush' again and follow great offroad tracks, passing ruins, and finally get to Lyndhurst where we will pitch our tents at a caravan park.

Day 19
To reach our next destination, Jamestown, we ride through the Flinders Ranges, another Australian beauty that is a true highlight of this tour.  This is the second last night in our tents.

Day 20
Starting from Jamestown we take a small detour to Burra, an old mining town.  After Burra we follow some minor roads to reach our destination for today: Bordertown. Here we spend our last night in South Australia, snuggled up in our comfy beds.

Day 21
The last day finishes in Castlemaine in the historic Goldfields, after 470 kms on the bike. Here we spend the last night of the tour in our tents and have a big farewell party!

 

What to bring on this tour:

Helmet - a full face helmet is the best option
Motorbike jacket- for safety and comfort
Extra pair of Gloves - essential
Shoes - Sturdy hiking boots or motorbike boots
Wet weather gear
Furthermore: sturdy casual clothing such as Jeans, T-Shirts, sandals or runners, a proper fleece sweatshirt, sunglasses.  There are several lakes and beaches for swimming so don't forget your bathers!

We advise to pack your luggage in one or two soft bags and not in suitcases! Softbags are easier to transport in the support vehicle.

 

Questions? Just send us an email and ask! click here