GS TOUR ENDURO
START - Cairns, QLD
FINISH - Cairns, QLD (via Cape York)
DATE - 30th May - 6th June, 2021
DURATION - 7 days
ROUTE DISTANCE - 2500km
GROUP SIZE - 16
A 7 day adventure; 3 days from Cairns to the Cape, a day off up there and three days to return. This is a must-do destination for any adventure rider. A route that is designed for GS's, you will be challenged but not forced to try and carry a 1250 across a creek! There will be some soft terrain, the usual outback style surfaces that are constantly changing and evolving. Maybe even some optional track break outs that will include some sand. A combination of accommodation and camping along the way makes this a great authentic adventure!
Day 1 - 440km
Day 2 - 330km
Day 3 - 420km
Day 4 - 30km
Day 5 - 490km
Day 6 - 390km
Day 7 - 300km
(Distances are a guide only and are subject to change without notice)
This time of year the days are usually perfect riding weather with the temperature in the mid-high teens, first hour or two on the bike can be cool though. Nights can be cool so bring some warm clothing.
This route suits experienced off road riders, there is only a relatively small percentage of bitumen riding and extensive outback style dirt roads with constantly varying surface. Mostly flat and undulating riding with no real technical up or downhills. There are some light sandy sections which can vary in difficulty with road and weather conditions, keep in mind the crew is there to support you through any difficult terrain.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
We want this to be easy for you! All you need to do is turn up on your GS in your riding gear and have a 55L soft roll bag with your personal luggage in it. An additional 55L soft roll bag with your camping kit, details of what you need to supply are below. We will carry the bag in the support vehicles for you. A small tank bag or tail bag is handy to carry gear liners, spare gloves etc. Below is a list of some items that can make the event more enjoyable.
Camelbak for hydration and to carry snacks
Warm jacket for nights
Garmin Inreach, Spot Tracker or similar. While not required these are a great investment for remote riding, even amongst a supported group.
WHAT CAMPING KIT YOU NEED TO BRING
Tent or swag (2p hiking tent is ideal)
You do not need any cooking equipment, camp nights will have food provided.
Off road style tyres are required, we recommend Metzeler Karoo 3 tyres and this is what staff bikes will be fitted with. Other examples are Continental TKC 80, Pirelli Scorpion Rallye or similar. Please begin the event with new or as near new tyres as possible. We will carry spares but they are for fixing damaged tyres only, not for tyre replacement due to wear.
Lead and sweep riders
5 Nights Twin Share Motel Accommodation
3 nights Camping
PRICE - $3999