START – Barossa Valley, SA
FINISH – Barossa Valley, SA
DATE – 10th – 15th September 2023
ARRIVE AT EVENT - 4pm Sunday 10th September, Barossa Weintal Hotel, SA
FIRST NIGHT OF ACCOMMODATION – Sunday 10th September, Barossa Weintal Hotel, SA
LAST NIGHT OF ACCOMMODATION – Friday 15th September, Barossa Weintal Hotel, SA
DURATION - 5 Days / 6 Nights
ROUTE DISTANCE – 1750km Approx
GROUP SIZE - 24 max
Embark on the exhilarating BMW GS Tour Flinders Ranges, a 5-day adventure ride that will take you through the breathtaking landscapes of South Australia. Starting from the world-renowned Barossa Valley, you'll traverse rugged terrain, lush valleys, and arid outback as you make your way to unforgettable overnight stops. Explore the charming town of Quorn, experience the unparalleled beauty of Arkaroola and Wilpena Pound then make your way to Peterborough. As you ride through the diverse landscapes of the Flinders Ranges, you'll create lasting memories and forge new friendships with fellow riders. Finally, celebrate the end of your epic journey as you return to the idyllic Barossa Valley, where you can raise a glass to your unforgettable adventure.
DISTANCES (Approx Only)
Day 1: Barossa Valley – Quorn 315km
Day 2: Quorn - Arkaroola 390km
Day 3: Arkaroola – Wilpena Pound 400km
Day 4: Wilpena Pound – Peterborough 350km
Day 5: Peterborough – Barossa Valley 295km
(Distances are a guide only and are subject to change without notice)
This time of year the days can throw just about anything at you, it could be mild with temperatures in the mid teens. Like any adventure riding, prepare for cold and wet weather. Mornings, afternoons and nights will be cool so bring some warm clothing. A thermal layer is always good to have on hand whenever you are adventure riding in South Australia
The route is a first-time route for a GS Tour and starts out with a variety of open farm roads and as we head deeper into the route you will get a taste of true outback riding and see how rugged it can be at times. You will be amazed at how the landscape changes on this route throughout your journey.
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 WATERPROOF 55L soft roll bag with your personal luggage in it. We will carry the bags 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.
• Two pairs of gloves, regular and cold weather
• Thermal clothing layer is great to add warmth without bulk when riding
• Gore Tex or wind breaking layer to ride in, especially for cooler mornings
• 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.
Off road style tyres are required, we recommend Metzeler Karoo 4 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 limited spares but they are for fixing damaged tyres only, not for tyre replacement due to wear.
5 Day Planned Route
6 Nights Twin Share resort and motel style accommodation
PRICE - $4499