Guided Motorbike Tours - Simon Pavey's Off Road Skills
Simon Pavey's Off Road Skills
World renowned rider Simon Pavey has competed in 10 Dakar rallies and finished 8 of them, so to say he knows a thing or two about riding off-road would be an understatement!

Experience a great ride and learn from one of the best on this unique training weekend. All abilities welcome and you'll leave more capable and confident than you ever imagined!
Simon Pavey's Off Road Skills Course
2 DAYS
3 NIGHTS
Varies
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AU$ 1,440
Guided motorbike tour dates
2017
• 27th - 30th October
Sold out, sorry!
What's included in the tour
What's included - Bike of your choice
The motorcycle of your choice. Alternatively you also have the option to bring your own bike (BYOB).
What's included - Lead rider
Simon Pavey and the team will act as lead riders / trainers for the weekend.
What's included - Support vehicle
Support vehicle for luggage transport during the tour, complete with qualified first aider on board.
What's included - Breakfasts
Breakfast each day is included in the cost of the course, as are 'picnic' style lunches. Three dinners are also included.
What's included - Accommodation
Three nights of accommodation is included in the price of the course.
What's included - Fuel
Fuel used during the tour is included in the price if you are using one of our bikes. BYOB clients must supply your own fuel.
Exclusions and things you should know
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Air fares and appropriate visas are not included in any of the pricing you see here.
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Airport transfers to or from the airport are not included.
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Fuel is not included on the tour if you are bringing your own motorcycle (BYOB).

Simon Pavey's Off Road Skills - Weekend Course

Simon Pavey
Image credits linkLearn from Dakar legend Simon Pavey
This is the same training course that Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman completed before their epic 'Long Way Round' ride which spanned the globe; but even if your ambitions are a little more modest you'll find this course filled with valuable information.

The course is for riders of all abilities and you'll be taught a wide range of skills to help you become a more competent, confident and safer off-road rider.


Simon Pavey
Image credits linkSimon Pavey, Dakar legend and all round 'nice guy' teaches the skills needed to ride off-road

World renowned Dakar rider Simon Pavey is conducting this fantastic motorcycle training course over a weekend in Tasmania.

Simon Pavey Off Road Skill Course
Image credits linkWhen it happens, learn how best to recover
Simon has competed in 10 Dakar events so far and managed to complete 8 of them, with one of those completed rides being his very first attempt in 1998. To say the man is 'gifted' would certainly be putting it mildly.

Over the course of the weekend Simon and the team will teach you everything you need to become a relaxed, confident and competent rider on the dirt, no matter what type of bike you ride or where you plan on riding it. It's ideal for all levels of ability from people looking to get their first taste of riding on gravel and dirt, to experienced off-roaders wanting some tips or guidance from one of the very best riders out there.

There's also a short 'changeover' exercise during the weekend where you'll get the chance to try out the other types of bike on the course, so if you've always wanted to see what riding a big BMW on the dirt was like - this could be your chance!

Amongst the skills you'll learn are:

• Lifting, balancing and manoeuvring a motorcycle in awkward situations
• Picking up a dropped motorcycle (it does happen!) without hurting yourself
• Controlling the motorcycle at low speed and appropriate clutch control
• Improved braking techniques
• Ascending and descending hills safely
• Trail riding techniques on gravel roads and dirt tracks
• Momentum exercises


Of course you won't just be benefiting from the expert tutelage of Simon Pavey, you'll also be having a massively enjoyable couple of days and making some new friends at the same time. A better weekend that involves 'school' you'll be hard pressed to find!

Simon Pavey's Off Road Skills Course
Image credits linkSimon Pavey will impart some of his hard-earned knowledge about riding off-road to help you master the dirt, no matter what your experience level

This training weekend is held near Launceston in Tasmania and will be followed by an amazing five day motorcycle ride-out / tour with Simon Pavey as the lead rider, where you can practice everything you have learned during the weekend and explore some of the fantastic Tasmanian wilderness.

Note: You'll need to be in Launceston, Tasmania on the evening before the start of the training course.

Pricing Options:

OPTION 1:ORS 2 DAY / 3 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:

B.Y.O.B - Bring your own bike

Bring your own bike
AU$ 1,440BOOK NOW
OPTION 2:ORS2 DAY / 3 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:
Suzuki DR650
AU$ 1,745BOOK NOW
OPTION 3:ORS2 DAY / 3 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:
BMW Sertao 650
AU$ 1,780BOOK NOW
OPTION 4:ORS2 DAY / 3 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:
BMW F700GS
AU$ 1,820BOOK NOW
OPTION 5:ORS2 DAY / 3 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:
BMW F800GS
AU$ 1,845BOOK NOW
OPTION 6:ORS2 DAY / 3 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:
BMW R1200GSW
AU$ 1,870BOOK NOW
BYOB NOTE:
If you choose to 'bring your own bike' it will need to be approved by us in advance. No scooters off-road please!

Fuel is not included in the tour price if you bring your own motorcycle.

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