MOTORCYCLE TOUR -
“The Great Escape - NSW Motorcycle Tour”
New South Wales
“The Great Escape - NSW Motorcycle Tour”
5 Days – 4 Nights - Tarmac Ride
Join us on this exciting tarmac tour, guided by Aussie Bike or Hike and Alex Cudlin.
Wanting to stretch those legs after a long lockdown? Then this tour is for you!
Dust off the helmet, fuel up the bike and join us on this lap of NSW.
This tour will take in some of the best tarmac roads NSW has to offer!
The Putty Road, Sofala Road, Oxley Hwy, Bylong Valley Way, Mount Panorama - just to name a few.
We will stay at some very classy motels along the way, such as the Crown Plaza, Rydges.
We will even have a tour of the famous “Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum” while we are there.
Aussie Bike or Hike will guide the ride, and have a back up car for your baggage, plus a back up trailer, should we have any mechanical problems.
You will be looked after by the staff of Aussie Bike or Hike the whole way and be guided by double World Champion, Alex Cudlin.
With a maximum of 20 spots available, this should be a great event.
Bookings are required for this ride and will close 14 days before departure date, or when sold out - whichever occurs first.
4 Nights in top notch Motels
Entry to Powerhouse Museum
Guide on a motorcycle
Back Up Vehicle for your baggage and Trailer for breakdowns.
How much will it cost?
Price for Riders is $1650.00
Price for pillion passenger is $850.00
Price for Single Room $750.00
Day 1: 1st December 2022 Arrival - Windsor
Day 2: 2nd December 2022 – Windsor - Bathurst
Day 3: 3rd December 2022 – Bathurst - Tamworth
Day 4: 4th December 2022 – Tamworth – Gloucester
Day 5: 5th December 2022 – Gloucester - Windsor
Day 1 is arrival day.
We will gather in Windsor – at the renowned “Crowne Plaza.”
Nestled at the foothills of the Blue Mountains and on the banks of the historic Hawkesbury River, the Hawkesbury Valley is a delightfully diverse destination. As the only 4.5-star hotel in the region, it will allow our customers to indulge in the hotel’s warm hospitality, after a top day of riding.
Here we will have a briefing about the ride and the days ahead.
Enjoy a few drinks on the night and be ready for action the following morning.
Accommodation AND Welcome Dinner included at Rydges Crown Plaza.
Alcohol at your own expense.
Day 2 Windsor to Bathurst 450 Kilometers
Today is a big day on the bike, but with a lot of exciting prospects coming up.
Today is a day to take in the beautiful country tarmac roads in NSW and ride what some class as the best two wheel scenic countryside the state has to offer.
The morning will be spent tracking from Windsor to the Blue mountains.
We will make our way to the Lithgow for a café stop for lunch.
From there we will venture on all the great country roads all the way to Bathurst.
Once at Bathurst we will spend some time getting photos of the track and of course cutting some laps of the great circuit.
•Accommodation included at Bathurst
•Breakfast, lunch, Dinner and Alcohol at your own expense.
Day 3 Bathurst to Tamworth 450 Kilometres
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, we wake up, have breakfast and coffee and then do the ultimate.
Today’s ride takes us through fantastic towns such as Ilford, Kandos, Rylstone, Muswellbrook and Nundle. We will ride the Bylong Valley Way.
The Bylong Valley Way is a road still escaping some GPS systems, yet it sits among the top 10 rides in the country.
The 140-kilometre stretch, between Ilford and Sandy Hollow, was named in the drive.com.au Top Ten Great Aussie Drives. We will stop for photos along the way and stretch our the legs in the home of the Golden Guitar, “Tamworth”
This is a night we have ramped it up even more!
We will be staying in Tamworth’s Golden guitar motel.
Yes, we might sing a song or two and you can get your inner country singer out for the night.
Along side the motel is the lovely “Long Yard Hotel” where we can enjoy a big Aussie steak!
•Accommodation included at Golden Guitar Motel
•Breakfast, lunch, Dinner, and Alcohol at your own expense.
Day 4 - Tamworth to Gloucester -390 Kilometres
Our morning will start with a viewing of the “Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum”.
The Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum is a must see for any bike enthusiast.
The museum houses a private collection of over 50 motorcycles, all in pristine working order, from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
All of the motorcycles have been immaculately restored to concourse condition, plus there are some limited edition current models. You will get to see one of the most unique and high quality displays of motorcycles in Australia.
After a morning viewing, its time to hit the road again.
We make our way to the township of “Walcha”.
Walcha is a motorcycle friendly town, which universally welcomes & embraces motorcyclists.
Don’t be surprised to see a bunch of other motorcyclists in this town.
After a quick fuel up, we head east.
This is where the fun really begins!
Our plan is to ride to Wauchope through the gateway of mountains of the Great Dividing Range.
The Oxley Hwy from Walcha to Wauchope is well known & is a “must ride” location. One of the world’s best bike rides, beautifully surfaced and maintained, with sensational scenery, The Oxley, as it is better known, never lets you down, with an endless procession of tight and demanding corners that require a lot of concentration. We will stop at the bike-friendly Gingers Creek Roadhouse, and then pull up at the welcoming Long Flat Pub for a cold drink!
From there, we make our way back to Gloucester to for the night.
We will stay at the Gloucester Buckets Way Motel and enjoy a nice dinner by the fire at the Roundabout Inn pub across the road.
•Museum entry Included,
•Accommodation Included Buckets Way Motel
•Breakfast, lunch, Dinner and Alcohol at your own expense.
Day 5 Gloucester to Windsor 330 kilometres
We will todays ride from the beautiful country town of Gloucester, where we will ride some glorious byways via Stratford, Stroud and Dungog.
We will then ride any biker’s “must do roads”, like the renowned Putty Road.
Exploring the picturesque Putty Road is a task best achieved on two wheels. Bend, push and twist to your heart’s content on this famed motorcycling route.
The Putty Road is a major sealed road that runs for approximately 170km, passing through the area of Putty, for which it is named.
The route is a favourite for many riders, who enjoy the great blend of high-speed open road, with sweeping bends and several areas of tighter smooth corners.
Along the route, we will stop for lunch at one of the many pubs, taverns, or restaurants, such as the Grey Gum Cafe or the Cockfighter's Tavern.
At the end of the Putty Road, we will make our way to Windsor.
This is where we the tour will end.
We will find a bar have a celebratory beer and cheers to a fantastic tour and wave goodbye.
•No accommodation provided this night.
•If you want accommodation, please let us know and we can arrange for you at extra cost.
$750.00 Single Room
200 TO 550 Kilometres PER DAY
The tour Aussie Bike OR Hike have designed will be mostly places where traffic is at a
minimum and scenic routes sights and Twisties are at a maximum!
Our aim is for the ride not to test you physically but to be enjoyable, whilst still covering a
decent distance. A lot of thought has gone into the route for our tours to make it as enjoyable
as possible and still make it loads of fun on a motorcycle. We will endeavour to have only
tarmac, apart from the inevitable roadworks that may occur (this is Australia after all!)
This Tour is designed that you bring your own bike.
This means you can ride what you feel comfortable on.
One thing to remember on this tour is that the complete route is tarmac. No dirt at all (unless we get roadworks)
So, its suitable for Road bikes, Sports Bikes, Adventure Bikes and Cruisers.
Seeing that you’ll be riding your own bike. It must be registered and in a good working conditions. If the bike breaks down, We will put it in the trailer, and you'll continue in the car or get yourself to the local bike shop and catch back up on the tour along the way. The choice is yours!.
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Dirt VS Road
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need a motorcycle license for riding in NSW?
A:Yes you do. To be legally riding in Australia, you are required to carry your local driving licence, which must cover the size of bike you will be riding
Q: What about Insurance?
A: YES! Domestic travel insurance is cover designed for any trip taken around Australia and we can advise you on Travel Insurance that covers you for cancellations due to Covid 19. You might think you don't need insurance because you have Medicare, but travel insurance for Australia can cover you for things that your medical healthcare doesn't. Even if you're not going too far, things can still go wrong on trips close to home. Remember to get travel insurance that covers motorcycle riding. This is important.
Q: How do I carry my main luggage?
A: We will have a backup vehicle and trailer following the entire tour.
This allows your luggage to go in the vehicle and not on the back of your bike!
Q: How big is the group?
A: We range groups from 10 to 20 people. That keeps it controllable and more personal on each tour.
Q: Will we be guided?
A: Yes Alex Cudlin and Shane Cudlin (licenced riding instructor and coach) will take care of you, via guiding and pointing you in the right direction when you want to have a fang. Both Alex and Shane are highly experienced motorcycle riders, trainers and tour guides.
Q: Will a mechanic be riding or driving with us?
A: We will have a qualified mechanic on this tour, but we do not have many spares. Remember you are bringing your own bike on this tour, so, it's important you have it checked before departing. We can help tighten a bolt and plug a tyre, but crash damage or major mechanical problems will be something that you will need to deal with. You can pack some spare parts in our back-up vehicle during the tour. Make sure your bike is all ready to go before tour departure, and that you have a full tank of fuel when you arrive at our tour start.
Q: Is there any medical support?
A: Yes. Both Shane and Alex are First Aid qualified. The backup vehicle will carry a first aid kit to help with cuts or bruises. If major incidents occur we will call for ambulance.
Q: What riding kit should I wear?
A: We are riding a lot of different roads, plenty of mountains and some countryside. You’ll want gear that is comfortable to wear for long periods of time, gear that is warm if it gets cold in the mountainous areas, and gear that can be vented on the hot days. We all know how changeable the weather can be in Australia. Wet Weather Gear is a MUST!
Q: How much spending money will I need to bring with me?
A: This is completely up to you. We supply the route, hotels, guides, backup vehicle and entry into the attractions listed, but you'll be up for your own food, drinks, fuel and souvenirs. It’s always good to have some cash in your pocket in case card machines don’t work.
Q: What is the accommodation like?
A: GREAT!!!! We have arranged a variety of clean and comfortable accommodation that is motorcycle friendly.
Q: Can you cater for vegetarians / food allergies?
A: We will stop at restaurants and cafes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This allows you to choose what you want and eat what suits your diet. Remember food and drinks is at your own cost, so choose what you please in this regard.
Q: Who operates this tour?
A: This tour is operated by Aussie Bike or Hike
Q: How do I book?
A: Click the BOOK NOW tab and you'll be directed to our booking link which we need you to fill in.
What the customers are saying:
ROOF OF THE WORLD - INDIA 2019
I have had an unbelievably great time in India. Never in a million years would I have attempted to do this trip on my own, let alone attempt the highest motorable pass in THE WORLD!!!!!
Alex and Shane Cudlin have been an absolute wealth of knowledge and experience and managed to get this road rider, through some of the toughest roads and trickiest conditions in India.
Many, many thanks for the insane, magical and crazy experience, Ill never forget. Highly, highly recommend!!
Ashley Debakker (First female customer)
Who is your Guide
Alex Cudlin, the owner and head guide of "Aussie Bike or Hike".
Alex Cudlin’s love for the great outdoors was built from a very young age, having grown up on a small farm in Australia with his parents and an older brother and sister. After completing his apprenticeship as a motorcycle mechanic in his parent’s country motorcycle dealership, at just 17 years of age, Alex moved to Europe to follow his dream and become a professional motorcycle racer.
Alex competed in the World Endurance Championships all over Europe, Asia and Middle East, becoming World Champion in 2010 and 2013.
Alex lived and raced in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, for a total of 12 years winning a total of 2 World championships, top 3 finish in the World championship 5 times, 7 national championships and a lot of race wins.
Throughout this journey of traveling the world racing motorcycles, Alex’s love for mountain biking and hiking grew.
Using it as part of his training regime for his motorcycle racing career, Alex cycled roads in Qatar (Middle east), pedaled the hills of the French Alps, Mountain biked in England and Scotland, trekked the mountain region of Lebanon, hiked the hills of Switzerland, walked the roads of India, and visited monuments in Indonesia and many other countries throughout his travels.
Alex then returned to Australia and decided to start an adventure company that brought together those 3 loves - Motorcycles, Mountain Biking and Hiking.
Alex has a wealth of experience and expertise and wants to share his love of these 3 pur-suits.