MOTORCYCLE TOUR -
Van Diemen’s Expedition
New South Wales, Victoria,Tasmania
Van Diemen's Land Expedition Motorcycle Tour – this ticks off most of the most exciting and iconic motorcycling roads NSW, Tasmania and Victoria has to offer.
TRAVEL ON A MOTORCYCLE, FROM THE ALPINE HIGHLANDS OF NSW TO THE MAGNIFICENT ISLAND OF TASMANIA, AND THEN ONTO SOME OF THE BEST MOTORCYCLING ROADS IN VICTORIA – AND SHARE YOUR JOURNEY WITH WORLD CHAMPION MOTORCYCLE RIDER, ALEX CUDLIN.
Join us on our “Bucket List” Motorcycle Tour,starting from the Alpine region of NSW and taking in Tasmania and the spectacular Great Ocean Road in Victoria , encompassing some of Australia’s most iconic motorcycling roads on the way there, and then some of the best, endless winding and scenic roadways NSW,
Tasmania and Victoria has to offer.
We will also have a great return ride back together.This 11 Day/10 Night tour will let you experience the sweeping Alpine roadways, then the largely world heritage area of Tasmania, bursting with beautiful landscapes, fascinating history, intriguing wildlife, award winning food and wine and friendly people, as well as some of the most twisty and scenic roads that Tasmania has to offer.
After that you will get to experience the spectacular Great Ocean Road in Victoria – an experience never to be forgotten.
•Snowy Mountain roads of NSW
•Victorian High-country roads
•Spirit of Tasmania Cruise Ship
•Tasmania's best tarmac roads
•Australian Superbikes Race
•Great Ocean Road
•Guided by Motorcycle World Champion Alex Cudlin
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!.
How much will it cost?
Price for Riders is AUD $3550.00
Price for pillion passenger is AUD $2950.00
Day 1: 1st November 2021 - Arrival in Cooma
Day 2: 2nd November 2021 – Cooma to Bright
Day 3: 3rd November 2021 – Bright to Port Melbourne
Day 4: 4th November 2021 – Davenport to Strahan
Day 5: 5th November 2021 – Strahan to Hobart
Day 6: 6th November 2021 – Hobart to Port Arthur
Day 7: 7th November 2021 – Port Arthur to Symmons Plain
Day 8: 8th November 2021 – Symmons Plains to Davenport
Day 9: 9th November 2021 – Port Melbourne to Warrnambool
Day 10: 10th November 2021 - Warrnambool to Bonnie Doon
Day 11: 11th November 2021 - Bonnie Doon to Cooma
5 out of 10
Dirt VS Road
•10 Nights in tourist class Hotel, Motels, Pubs
•Welcome Dinner on Night 1
•Aussie Bike or Hike T-shirt
•Spirit of Tasmania Crossing fees and accommodation
•Guide on a motorcycle
•Entry to Port Arthur Tour
•Entry to Australian Superbike Championship
•Back Up Vehicle with Trailer.
•First Aid Support
•All not mentioned entrance-fees for museums, parks, etc.
•All not mentioned meals
•Personal expenses (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner-Soft drinks- Alcohol etc)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need a motorcycle license for riding in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania?
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 crossing 3 states, 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: 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 email. From there send us a email to tell us you're interested in joining and we will be in contact.
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.