Preparing for a Tour

Getting to Alice Springs

Both Qantas and Virgin operate commercial flights to Alice Springs with daily services to most major Australian capital cities. We advise to book your flights well in advance as fares can be costly if you leave it to the last minute!

Another option might be to get some mates together, load up the trailer and do a road trip. Just make sure you plan your fuel stops and rest when needed - we want you to get here (and home again) safely.

If you'd like to freight your bike and fly yourself, we can offer competitive rates on freight from all capital cities. Just contact us and we'll be happy to offer any advice you need and provide you with a quote.

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Where to stay

As tourism is a major industry in the Alice Springs region, there is an abundance of accommodation options available to suit any budget. Options range from an un-powered site in a caravan park, right through to 4 and 5 star resorts.

 

Between April and September is peak tourist season, so it can sometimes be difficult to secure your preferred accommodation if you leave it to the last minute.

Click on this link to search what's available to suit your budget.

What to Bring

You'll need to bring your own riding gear to take part in any of our tours or events. We recommend that you wear the best quality protective gear that you can afford;

 

  • Helmet (MX or Adventure style).

  • Goggles. 

  • Gloves.

  • Motorcycle boots (MX style recommended). 

  • Knee guards or knee braces.

  • Elbow guards and/or body armour.

  • MX or Adventure style pants and jersey.

  • Hydration system (at least 1.5 litres).

  • Riding jacket (it can be quite chilly in Alice first thing in the morning!).

  • Padded cycling shorts are a good idea too.

If you are taking part in a multi-day camping tour with us, please bring the following in a small bag;

  • Shorts & T-Shirt.

  • Long pants (i.e. track pants or jeans).

  • Warm jumper or jacket.

  • Sneakers or thongs.

  • Small towel and toiletries.

  • Torch.

  • Any medication you may require.

You may also like to carry a small backpack or bumbag whilst riding that contains items such as your wallet, camera, sunscreen, lip balm, trail snacks, hat, etc.

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If you're riding your own bike, please make sure that it's ready to go for the tour;

  • New or near new off-road orientated tyres and H/D Tubes are a must.

  • Check your chain and sprockets are in good condition and adjusted correctly.

  • Air filters should be clean and serviced, you may even want to bring a pre-oiled spare to change half way through the event/tour.

  • New oil and oil filter recommended.

  • Check your brake pads have some meat left!

  • Make sure your wheel bearings and steering head bearings are all OK.

  • Check your spoke tensions, battery condition and fluid levels.

  • Set up your suspension to your weight and expected conditions.

  • Your bike needs to have current registration.

  • It's also advisable to bring some spares that may be specific to your bike (i.e. levers, spark plug, etc.).

Ambulance Cover & Travel Insurance

Please remember that you are personally responsible for any ambulance recovery costs should the unthinkable happen. Please ensure that you have sufficient cover as charges can be quite excessive when vast distances are involved. Should you need any cover, short-term ambulance memberships are available from the St John Ambulance website for a minimal fee.

We also highly recommend that you take out a travel insurance policy that includes trip cancellation insurance. There are numerous providers and options available that will provide you with piece of mind should something unforeseen happen and ruin your best laid plans....

Things to do in Alice Springs

If you're making the effort to come to the centre of Australia for an off-road motorcycle adventure, why not stay a few extra days and enjoy what the region has to offer?

Alice Springs is widely considered to be the spiritual heart of Australia. See stunning scenery, experience Aboriginal art, culture and heritage, or visit numerous sites of historical significance. If you are still in need an adventure fix after one of our tours, you could even take a hot air balloon flight, or hire a mountain bike and explore some of the many kilometres of handmade single-track that surround the town!

 

To take a look at all the things to see and do around Alice Springs, please click on this link.

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact us either by phone 0418 958 902, or via email here.

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