START - Canberra, ACT
FINISH - Healesville, VIC
DATE - 26th November - 1 December
ARRIVE AT EVENT - 4pm Sunday 26th November, Crowne Plaza Canberra, ACT
FIRST NIGHT OF ACCOMMODATION - Sunday 26th November, Crowne Plaza Canberra, ACT
LAST NIGHT OF ACCOMMODATION - Friday 1st December Healesville, VIC
DURATION - 5 days
ROUTE DISTANCE - 1500 + km
GROUP SIZE - 25 max
This is a 5-day ride through the spectacular Victorian High Country. Starting in Canberra, you will head south into the High Country for an amazing week of sensational adventure riding. Day after day of great off road riding through the mountains, linked together with amazing twisty bitumen you just can't go wrong on an adventure bike in the VIC high country.
Day 1 - 300km
Day 2 - 300km
Day 3 - 300km
Day 4 - 400km
Day 5 - 350km
(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 in the VIC high country.
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. There will be numerous up and downhills . Terrain 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 WATERPROOF 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 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
Lead and sweep riders
6 Nights Twin Share Motel Accommodation
PRICE - $4499