TRAVEL THROUGH THE MAGNIFICENT MID NORTH COAST OF NSW AUSTRALIA
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Great Divide Tour-
2 Day Adventure Ride- Taree / Tamworth
Join us for the ultimate riding experience on "The Great Divide Ride," a thrilling two-day event that commences from our Fine Line training centre in Taree! Get ready for an unparalleled adventure as we conquer the vast expanse of Australia's awe-inspiring Great Dividing Range, navigating through the mesmerizing Barrington Tops, vast open farmlands, enchanting subtropical rainforests, and undulating plains.
At the helm of this exhilarating journey is none other than Motorcycle World Champion Alex Cudlin, our expert guide who brings a wealth of experience to ensure an unforgettable ride. Alex Cudlin will lead the pack, offering valuable insights and pro tips to enhance your riding prowess.
Rest assured, every road on this adventure is a council-gazetted road, eliminating the need for single tracks or jumps. Our commitment to safety and enjoyment is paramount.
Given the popularity of these events, tickets sell out rapidly, so secure your spot for this adrenaline-fueled escapade now!
As we embark on this extraordinary ride, our team is meticulously organized to enhance your experience. Picture this: a guide at the front, ensuring you stay on course; a mid-sweep rider, maintaining the group's cohesion; a rear sweep rider, ensuring no one is left behind; a backup vehicle ready to carry all your clothes; and a trailer, standing by to transport your bike to the overnight stop in case of any mechanical troubles.
Fear not the complexities of navigation, as "The Great Divide Ride" operates on a "Corner Man" System. No need to invest in expensive GPS units as required by other adventure companies – we've got you covered, making navigation a breeze.
After a day of conquering thrilling terrain, we'll rest our weary heads in Tamworth, the vibrant home of the Big Golden Guitar and the lively Long Yard Hotel. These iconic landmarks serve as the perfect backdrop for unwinding, regaling tales of the day's adventure, and preparing for the excitement that awaits on day two.
Prepare for another chapter of breathtaking scenic lookouts, adrenaline-pumping dirt roads, and lighthearted adventure as we make our way back to the starting point in Taree. "The Great Divide Ride" promises not just a ride, but a journey filled with camaraderie, breathtaking landscapes, and the guidance of a motorcycle legend – Alex Cudlin. Don't miss out on this epic adventure; secure your spot now for an experience that will be etched in your memory forever!
WHAT WE INCLUDE
Conquer challenging dirt roads meticulously maintained by the council, tailored for all adventure and trail bike enthusiasts.
Journey under the guidance of seasoned tour guides, doubling as qualified motorcycle instructors, ready to assist you every step of the way.
Enjoy the peace of mind with a 4x4 support vehicle and trailer, ensuring you ride unencumbered, with help just a call away.
Stay connected with our satellite emergency contact for swift assistance anywhere, anytime.
Bask in the camaraderie of riding with experienced and professional companions.
Avail free overnight car and trailer parking at our Whitbread Street Training Center for those trailering their bikes to the start.
THINGS TO KNOW
For those contemplating accommodation options, the conclusion of our exhilarating ride on day one brings us to the renowned "Golden Guitar." Right beside it stands the "Golden Guitar Motel," our chosen abode for the night, where the dedicated team from "Aussie Bike or Hike" will also be accommodated. We highly recommend that all participating clients secure their bookings here. It's worth noting that the tour cost does not encompass accommodation expenses.
To add to the convenience, our backup vehicle boasts a fridge in the trailer. Take advantage of this amenity to store your purchased sandwiches or drinks, ensuring a refreshing lunch each day. While the ride itself doesn't include lunch, and there won't be designated lunch stops along the route, you can safeguard your meal by bringing your own. Just remember to label it with your name to avoid any mix-ups. This way, you're all set to recharge and savor the adventure without any hiccups.
WHAT YOU NEED
A legal registered trail or adventure style motorcycle with at least 200klm fuel range ( or bring jerry can that can go in our trailer)
We recommend a minimum 50/50 road/dirt type tyre for this kind of riding.
Your food and drink at your own expense
Your accommodation at your own expense
Personal riding equipment such as helmet, jacket etc.
A sense of fun and light adventure with a willingness to take some challenges along the way.
The Aussie Bike or Hike staff are staying at: (Free Beer on arrival)
Golden Guitar Motor Inn
2/8 The Ringers Rd, East Tamworth NSW 2340
Phone: (02) 6762 2999
WHAT ARE YOU IN FOR?
40 % tarmac – 60% dirt
Approximately to 500 kilometres over 2 days.
LONGEST DAILY DISTANCE
First 25 riders ONLY
TOUR fee refunds
There are no refunds in the following situations:
• Lateness in attending the TOUR
• Delays caused by traffic or motor vehicle incidents
• Bad weather conditions
• If you cancel within 7 days of the commencement of your TOUR
• Non attendance for any reason
09th / 10th March 2024
250 to 400 Kilometres PER DAY
The tour Aussie Bike OR Hike have designed will be mostly dirt roads. places where traffic is at a minimum and wild life and sights 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.
However if the riding distance is too far. Don't worry. we will have a back up van that can take you to the final destination.
Who is your Guide?
Alex Cudlin, the owner and head guide of "Aussie Bike or Hike".
Alex Cudlin's incredible journey from a humble farm upbringing in Australia to becoming a two-time World Endurance Motorcycle Racing Champion is the stuff of legends. At just 17, he embarked on an audacious adventure to Europe, driven by his dream of becoming a professional motorcycle racer.
Over the course of 12 exhilarating years, Alex blazed a trail through Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, achieving World Champion status in 2010 and 2013, securing top-three finishes five times in the World championship, and claiming seven national championships along with numerous race victories. But amidst the roaring engines and thrilling races, Alex's passion for mountain biking and hiking blossomed.
These outdoor pursuits became an integral part of his training regimen, leading him to pedal through the roads of Qatar, conquer the hills of the French Alps, navigate the rugged trails of England and Scotland, trek the majestic mountains of Lebanon, and explore the scenic hills of Switzerland. He walked the roads of India, marveled at monuments in Indonesia, and ventured to many other corners of the world.
Returning to his homeland, Australia, Alex decided to fuse his three great loves - Motorcycles, Mountain Biking, and Hiking - into an adventure company. With a wealth of experience and expertise, he's now dedicated to sharing his boundless passion for these thrilling pursuits with the world. Alex's journey is nothing short of awe-inspiring, and his adventure company is your ticket to experiencing the exhilaration of his extraordinary life.
Alex Cudlin - 2 x World Champion