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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 Great Ocean Motorcycle Road Ride
(Sydney to Melbourne to Sydney)

AUS - Mountains and GreatIsn't it time you took the scenic route to Melbourne? We'll take you on a rollercoaster of a motorcycle tour on the most incredible roads in Victoria and NSW. Take in the breathtaking views of the Snowy Mountains National Park, attack the Great Ocean Road and cruise through the tram-lined streets of Melbourne. As well as the great roads and scenery, you'll come face to face with some friendly Aussie wildlife, visit Victorian wine country and experience some real country hospitality. There are few tours in the world that can compete with this scenery.

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 - Batemans Bay. Grab a taxi to our rental location, and your adventure starts in earnest. Head south from Sydney through the lovely Royal Park and along the coast. The blowhole at Kiama is worth a look as are the many superb beaches, great scenery and lovely coastal towns along this route. Your first overnight stop is at Batemans Bay.

DAY 3 Batemans Bay – Jindabyne. Ride through huge alpine scenery in Australia? We’re really not kidding. Most people don't realise that Australia has as many ski runs as Switzerland! Today brings fantastic twisting roads with breathtaking scenery past the towns of the snowfields. Don’t enjoy the nightlife of Jindabyne too much as tomorrow brings a big challenge!

DAY 4 Jindabyne - Bright. The Alpine Way is tight, twisty and spectacular. You’ll pass Australia’s highest point, Mt Kosciuszko. On the other side of the Snowy Mountains in Victoria more great riding brings you to the picturesque town of Bright.

DAY 5 Bright (free day). Spend some time on the superb roads of the Bright Loop, with the wilderness scenery of Mount Beauty, the Alpine National Park and Mount Buffalo National Park.

DAY 6 Bright – Castlemaine. Continuing from Bright, northern and central Victoria has its own share of beautiful scenery and winding roads. Your day ends in the historical gold mining town of Castlemaine.

DAY 7 Castlemaine - Halls Gap. A short easy day riding through the Victorian Goldfields with their old fashioned towns, bakeries and coffee shops gets you settled in Halls Gap with plenty of time to explore the spectacular Grampians National Park (our secret place!).

AUS - Mountains and Great 9DAY 8 Halls Gap (free day). Continue your exploration of the Grampians National Park’s superb wildlife, lookouts, lakes and waterfalls. Relax, explore the local area and perhaps take a walk or two through the peaceful scenery. There’s even a winery for the adventurous!

DAY 9 Halls Gap - Apollo Bay. You’ll want an early start today because there’s so much to see! The Great Ocean Road is simply one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world. You’ll pass London Bridge, the Arch, the Grotto and the 12 Apostles. Don’t forget Port Campbell National Park!

DAY 10 Apollo Bay – Melbourne. The remainder of the Great Ocean Road has countless places to stop and take pictures on this section of amazing coastline. Give yourself plenty of time, take in the views and stop at the coastal towns to soak up the atmosphere.

AUS - Mountains and Great 10DAY 11 Melbourne (free day). This city has so much to see and do! Lygon Street has superb Italian restaurants for an al fresco meal and you can tour the city quickly and easily on the trams. Take a walk along the Yarra River, have a coffee or glass of wine at one of the many bars on the way.

DAY 12 Melbourne - Lakes Entrance. Leave Melbourne and head south-east. The Gippsland coastline is easily the equal of many other natural wonders. It has the largest inland lake system in Australia, the pristine sands of 90 Mile Beach and little commercial development.

DAY 13 Lakes Entrance – Canberra. Today’s ride is longer and has fewer stops but the scenery remains outstanding. At the end of the day you’ll be in Australia’s capital and political heartland. Don’t despair, there’s more to it than politics, diplomacy and monuments! Serenity, country charm, cool cafés, excellent wines and superb restaurants are its hidden charms.

DAY 14 Canberra - Bathurst. Another superb day’s riding brings you to Bathurst, the oldest inland city in Australia. There’s plenty to see on the way and in Bathurst so our advice is to get up and get on the road early!

DAUS - Mountains and Great 15AY 15 Bathurst – Katoomba. A shorter day in the saddle but it’s big on views! You’ll arrive early in the Blue Mountains with its incredible scenery, huge waterfalls and the second largest canyon on Earth. Spend the rest of the day exploring the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls or taking cable car rides and lovely walks to a host of scenic lookouts.

DAY 16 Katoomba - Windsor. (Hawkesbury Valley). Ride a circular route back around the mountains and explore more beautiful mountain scenery. Stay at a lovely B&B with friendly hosts and incredible views over the Hawkesbury River.

DAY 17 Windsor – Sydney. On the final day ride back to Sydney via the back roads along the banks of the Hawkesbury Valley south of the Hunter region. End your day with a great dinner in one of the restaurants of the famous Rocks area overlooking the spectacular Sydney Opera House, or enjoy a drink in one of the historical pubs popular with locals and tourists alike!

AUS - Sydney 1DAY 18 Sydney. 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 190 km

Longest day 450 km

Total distance c. 3600 km

Things to do (not included):  Sky Cable, Sky Tram, sky walk, bushwalking, whale watching, trout fishing

Best time to go: Oct - Apr

Ready to book? Please click here

Price includes:

  • 16 days all-inclusive motorcycle hire
  • 17 nights 3-4* accommodation for 1 or 2 people including some breakfasts
  • Panniers and lock
  • Helmet and gloves if required
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Google map links, personalised roadbook and maps

Price excludes:

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

Things to do (not included): Sky Cable, Sky Tram, sky walk, bushwalking, whale watching, trout fishing

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Mountains & Great Ocean Road 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

£2,545

£2,895

£3,145

£3,375

£1,175

£1,175

£115

 

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

Sydney hotel extra nights post-tour

Per room per night

£150

 

| 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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