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The First Step to a Holiday of a Lifetime

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| Mountains & Wine Ride (Sydney to Sydney) | Mountains & Gold Coast Ride (Sydney to Brisbane) |
| Mountains & Beaches Ride (Sydney to Brisbane to Sydney) | Tropical Paradise Ride (Sydney to Cairns) |
| Great Ocean Road Ride (Sydney to Melbourne) | Mountains & Great Ocean Road Ride (Sydney to Melbourne to Sydney) |
| Offroad | Enduro | Rentals |

Australia - Mountains and Gold Coast Motorcycle Ride (Sydney to Brisbane)

AUS - MGC1Got some time to spare and want a motorcycle tour to discover the incredible countryside, twisting roads through the hinterlands ‘up north’ and glorious coastlines? Then this is the trip for you. And we can also offer it from Brisbane to Sydney.

Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Sydney. Our tour starts with a day to savour the sights and sounds of Sydney, one of the World’s most scenic cities. It’s a great place to start your tour – Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach, ferry boats to Manly, not to mention the sports and nightlife, are just for starters.

DAY 2 Sydney – Kangaroo Valley. Grab a taxi to our rental location, and your adventure starts in earnest. You start with a ride to the Royal National Park, one of Sydney’s favourite playgrounds over the century. Then it’s off to Stanwell on the coast for lunch at Hargreaves before climbing the tops to see the hang gliders and birds in action on the 200 m cliffs. The afternoon ride along the coast road offers many fine views while negotiating the bends. Hopefully the blowhole at Kiama will give you a good show, before you ride through lovely countryside, huge valleys and quaint villages before arriving in secluded and serene Kangaroo Valley.

DAY 3 Kangaroo Valley - Blue Mountains. Start the day with a ride to Fitzroy Falls, named after one of the great British explorers of the 19th century. Then ride to the Southern Highlands, with its lush landscapes and quaint villages such as Berrima, an unspoilt example of a small Australian town in the 1830s. This is an area that was among the first to be settled by Europeans. Ride past Abercrombie River National Park and Mt Werong to the Blue Mountains and you begin to realise why pioneers chose this area when heading out from Sydney. Enjoy the incredible scenery, huge waterfalls and the second largest canyon on Earth before dinner.

AUS - MGC2DAY 4 Blue Mountains – Hawkesbury Valley. This morning is spent sightseeing in the Blue Mountains - Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, cable car rides, lovely walks through the lush, 'blue' bushland from which the area gets its name, and plenty of scenic outlooks. Today’s route is a circular ride around the mountains before heading off to Hawkesbury Valley.

DAY 5 Hawkesbury Valley – Hunter Valley. Get up early because there’s more spectacular riding. Take the winding back road past the gorges of Wollemi National Park. Visit the renowned Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens for lunch. From the restaurant the Putty Road, one of Australia's most exciting biking roads, takes you to your accommodation in Hunter Valley. There’s time for an optional wine-tasting tour or just take it easy, you are just a short taxi ride from some of the area’s famous restaurants and wineries.AUS - MGC3

DAY 6 Hunter Valley - Armidale. More incredible riding and views along a scenic and twisty back road takes you through New England to Armidale. Famous for its deciduous trees in autumn and unusually seasonal climate due to its 1000m altitude, it has some of the most scenic roads in Australia. A country town feel, combined with a good choice of restaurants mean it's a nice place in which to spend the evening in anticipation of the ride along the Waterfall Way the following day..

DAY 7 Waterfall Way (Armidale - Bellingen). It's not a long day on the bike but there's so much to see it takes all day. The simply breathtaking Waterfall Way will have you enthralled all the way - dense rainforest, countless waterfalls, huge views over New England National Park and one of the best biking roads in the country. Stay the night at a lovely country town at the base of the Great Dividing Range. If you arrive earlier than expected ride the 'Promised Land' circuit which takes you through a beautiful single track country lane past crystal clear streams where you can stop for a refreshing swim on a hot afternoon!

AUS - MountainsAndGoldDAY 8 Bellingen - Byron Bay. You want more spectacular back roads? You got it! From your overnight stop wind your way through northern NSW to Australia's most easterly point at Byron Bay. Here you’ll find a lively and friendly small town, beautiful beaches and a lovely hinterland. Once a centre for 'alternative lifestylers' it has a unique atmosphere.

DAY 9 Byron Bay (free day). You have a day free in Byron Bay to relax on the beach, visit the famous lighthouse and enjoy the atmosphere in town at one of the many good restaurants. If you’d like to explore a little more on the bike take a ride to Ballina or into the lovely hinterland – it’s up to you how you spend the day!AUS - MountainsAndGold1

DAY 10 Byron Bay - Brisbane. The Gold Coast is Australia's most visited holiday destination. Great beaches, all the top theme parks, busy nightlife and a surprisingly beautiful hinterland. If you want it busy you've got it, if you prefer the views then you can have them too! You’ll end the day in Brisbane, the bustling capital of Queensland with a great river, great nightlife and beautiful botanical gardens. It's an ideal place to end the trip and to celebrate with a bottle of something nice overlooking the river!

DAY 11 Brisbane. Your tour is well and truly over, and it’s time to head back to the airport, or on to your next adventure, with some fantastic memories.

Shortest day 170 km

Longest day 360 km

Total distance c. 2100 km

 

Things to do (not included): Sky Cable, Sky Train, Sky Walk, bushwalking, wine tasting, prebookable for 45/p, hot air ballooning, scuba diving, theme parks

Best time to go: Mar – Dec

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Price includes:

  • 9 days all-inclusive motorcycle hire
  • 10 nights 3-4* accommodation for 1 or 2 people, including some breakfasts
  • Panniers
  • Helmet and gloves if required
  • Lock
  • Unlimited mileage
  • One way fee
  • Google map links, personalised roadbook and maps

Price excludes:

  • Optional activities
  • Extensions to tour or motorcycle hire
  • Other meals
  • Fuel
  • Flights and any stopovers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional accommodation in Sydney and Brisbane (can be arranged through H-C Travel)

Things to do (not included): Sky Cable, Sky Train, Sky Walk, bushwalking, wine tasting (see table below), hot air ballooning, scuba diving, theme parks

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Mountains & Gold Coast Ride 

BMW F700GS Yamaha XVS650

BMW 1200GS BMW 1200RT BMW F800GS Honda VT750

H-D Road King
H-D Her Softail

H-D Streetglide H-D Ultra Classic

Passenger

Sgl rm suppl.

GPS

1,845

2,025

2,095

2,225

975

975

85

 

Prebookable extras

Basis

Price

Flights

Per person

POA

Stopovers/tour extensions

Per person

POA

Travel insurance (UK residents only)

Per person

POA

Airport/hotel parking (UK only)

Per room per night

POA

Airport transfer

Per taxi (max 3 people) or shuttle

POA

Sydney hotel  extra nights pre-tour

Per room per night

150

Brisbane hotel extra nights post-tour

Per room per night

POA

Hunter Valley wine tasting tour

Per person

50

 

| Mountains & Wine Ride (Sydney to Sydney) | Mountains & Gold Coast Ride (Sydney to Brisbane) |
| Mountains & Beaches Ride (Sydney to Brisbane to Sydney) | Tropical Paradise Ride (Sydney to Cairns) |
| Great Ocean Road Ride (Sydney to Melbourne) | Mountains & Great Ocean Road Ride (Sydney to Melbourne to Sydney) |
| Offroad | Enduro | Rentals |

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