GREAT OCEAN ROAD AND GRAMPIANS SELF GUIDED MOTORCYCLE TOUR
Discover the incredible countryside, tightly twisting roads and intricately beautiful coastline of Victoria on this round trip from Melbourne. The Great Ocean Road has a reputation worldwide as one of the ultimate coastal roads and if you combine that, with the natural beauty of the lookouts and waterfalls in the Grampians National Park, then you’ve got a great few days on the bike. Throw in the the old fashioned towns and vintage charm of the Goldfields region and that makes it an unforgettable short motorbike tour.
There’s also an option to extend this tour to 4 days and 3 nights which just gives you extra time to kick back, relax and enjoy this spectacular region on two wheels.
As much advice and help as you need to ensure you make the most of your time in Australia on two wheels.
The motorcycle of your choice. We’ve a wide selection to choose from, something to suit every taste and experience level.
Great accommodation for one or two people. No extra cost for staying with your passenger. Typically in 3 1/2 or 4 star resorts, hotels or bed & breafasts.
A detailed itinerary document crammed full of information about the best places to visit and interesting background information; also included are digital map links customised for each tour.
GREAT OCEAN ROAD AND GRAMPIANS SELF GUIDED MOTORBIKE TOUR
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SEPTEMBER TO APRIL
A bustling, cosmopolitan city with loads to see and do. The ‘Cultural Capital of Australia’ will do its very best to make you feel welcome. Plenty of superb restaurants offering great meals, shopping, parks and an easy to use tram system make touring the city a breeze. It’s a fantastic city to explore in its own right and makes for a fantastic base from which to investigate the surrounding area on your motorcycle.
THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
Famous as one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world, words can’t describe the wonderful scenery and amazing riding on this 280km stretch of road on the fringes of Melbourne, but we’ll try anyway.
As soon as your wheels hit asphalt, you’ll realise just how special the Great Ocean Road really is. The route twists and turns, hugging the picturesque cliffs as it winds a sinuous path along the coast. Curve after sweeping curve are seamlessly stitched together, almost purposely designed to give maximum enjoyment to any motorcycle riders that are lucky enough to be there.
There are plenty of small coastal towns to stop for a break and a coffee, serving up fantastic ocean lookouts along with the great refreshments. The lovely Otway Ranges provide a lush backdrop to the quaint towns when the road darts inland away from the coast. It takes longer than you might expect to ride along this gem of a road, there’s simply so much to see.
Take a walk in the temperate rainforest at Maits Rest, try and spot that iconic Aussie creature the Koala in the trees above, visit the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, the Grotto, London Bridge, The Arch the list goes on and on! Don’t forget to watch the road as well as the spectacular views though!
Every motorcyclist should ride this road at least once in their life!
THE GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK
The ancient hills of the Grampians National Park make for an awesome spectacle as you ride toward them. This area of granite highlands is jam packed with wildlife, superb lookouts and beautiful waterfalls. The visitor centre at Halls Gap can provide all the information you’ll need for getting the best out of your time there and will give you a great overview of the area, ensuring you get to see everything you want during your visit.
By the time you’ve ridden the roads in the park, taken a short walk to the two main lookouts and perhaps trekked to the base of one of the thundering waterfalls, you’ll need at least a half day to absorb what’s on offer, but will probably long to spend more time lost in the atmosphere of the national park.
Returning to Melbourne via the Goldfields region of Victoria to take in the quaint, old fashioned towns of Castlemaine and Daylesford, with their brilliant bakeries and cafes. It’s unsurprisingly Australia’s premier gold heritage region, although the chances of you making a fortune are fairly slim it’s enough just to admire the grand street-scapes and historic architecture. A welcome chance to wind down after the excitement of the Great Ocean Road and stunning natural beauty of the Grampians National Park, before arriving back in Melbourne.
There’s no better city to return to than Melbourne after a week of invigorating motorcycle riding. If you’d like to take advantage of what Melbourne has to offer and stay a little longer, why not let us organise accommodation at a superb city centre hotel?
MELBOURNE TO MELBOURNE 3 DAY, 2 NIGHT
SUZUKI DL650 VSTROM
YAMAHA XVS650 VSTAR
HARLEY DAVIDSON ROAD KING
HARLEY DAVIDSON ULTRA LIMITED 114
* BRING YOUR OWN BIKE:
If you decide to use your own motorcycle on tour, please be sure to let us know what it is before showing up – no scooters in the outback please!
** EXTEND TOUR TO 4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS:
If you decide on the 4 day, 3 night trip we will organise two nights spent in the Grampians National Park which will give you extra time to spend along the Great Ocean Road and also a better opportunity to explore the fascinating National Park at a leisurely pace. If you have any question about this just let us know!
- As much advice as you need to help you make the absolute most of your time in Australia.
- Great accommodation for one or two people. No extra cost for staying with your passenger (pillion). Typically in 3 1/2 or 4 star resorts, hotels or bed and breakfasts.
- The motorcycle of your choice.
- Detailed itinerary document crammed full of information about the best places to visit and interesting background information.
- Digital maps taking you on the best route, customised to your tour.
- GPS / Sat Nav units are not included in the basic tour price but can be supplied if required. Where supplied, the units cannot currently be pre-programmed with your tour route. More information can be found here. Rest assured, we’re working on it.
- Parking charges when on tour are not included in the tour pricing displayed. Riders are responsible for their own parking charges.