GS TOUR VICTORIAN HIGH COUNTRY
START - Star Glen Lodge Bonnie Doon, VIC
FINISH - Healesville, VIC
DATE - 3rd - 5th September
ARRIVE AT EVENT - 4pm Thursday 2nd September Star Glen Lodge Bonnie Doon, VIC
FIRST NIGHT OF ACCOMMODATION - Thursday 2nd September Star Glen Lodge Bonnie Doon, VIC
LAST NIGHT OF ACCOMMODATION - Saturday 4th September Bright, VIC
DURATION - 3 days
ROUTE DISTANCE - 800 + km
GROUP SIZE - 40 max
This is a 3-day ride through the spectacular Victorian High Country. Starting at Star Glen Lodge, with an optional 1 day training course prior to the event, you will head off for three days of riding that will not disappoint. Finishing up day 1 in Bright, followed by an epic loop route out and back to Bright to complete day 2. Departing day 3 the route heads further south towards Melbourne, finishing up at the beautiful town of Healsville, where the tour will wrap up, you can collect your luggage and be back home Sunday night.
Day 1 - 300km
Day 2 - 300km
Day 3 - 300km
(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 though prepare for cold and wet also. Mornings, afternoons and nights will be cold though so bring some warm clothing. A thermal layer will be required.
This route will contain a large mix of terrain, highlighted by some great climbs and descents through the high country. There will also be some of the best twisty bitumen riding that you can find. Some off road riding experience will help but isn't necessary. If you have minimal to no off road riding experience consider attending the 1 day BMW GS Off Road Training Course held on Thursday 2nd September prior to the event. There will be numerous up and 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. 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.
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 cold 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 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 limited spares but they are for fixing damaged tyres only, not for tyre replacement due to wear.
3 Day Planned Route
Lead and sweep riders
3 Nights Twin Share Motel Accommodation
PRICE - $1495