We aim to get you off bitumen roads, out of your comfort zone and to see some of the best-hidden trails in Australia. But in order to do that, we need to make sure you and your bike are properly prepared by reading our riding and safety information page. And remember, if you don’t have your own ADV bike, you can also hire one of our Yamaha WR250R motorcycles, all set up for adventure riding (limited numbers).
There are a few things you should check off your list when getting ready, so make sure to take a careful read.
Read the trip notes in the ride description carefully from top to bottom and take note of these basics:
Here are some quick tips of things to check before you leave:
Recommended and Required Safety Gear
The top piece of safety gear for every rider would be the Spot Gen3 GPS Satellite Messenger. Not only can your friends and family track your progress in real-time as you ride, but in an accident situation emergency services can pinpoint your exact location very quickly and send help. These devices save lives and we recommend them for every rider whether on our rides or not. This is equipment that professionals use and it is very cheap insurance.
Proper gloves, boots and helmet are an absolute necessity. Given the amount of off-road riding, a set of adventure boots is highly recommended as a minimum. Standard road riding boots are not as strong and do not have as much armour around the ankle and shin. Adventure Moto has a range of safety gear online with fast shipping available.
rideADV caters to a wide range of GPS units. We use and recommend Garmin Motorcycle. Our favorites are the Garmin ZUMO 660, Garmin Montana 650T, Garmin 62 & 64s and the Garmin Montana 680T.
Our Sweeps carry basic tool kits and years of experience with them. They’ll have on hand: Spare tubes, spare fuel, tire plugs, sat phone, first aid kits, spanners and sockets, and more to perform basic track-side repairs to get you back on your bike.
and the ‘Special Sections’
Our rides cater to riders of many different skill levels from beginner to expert. Some riders like a challenge and the special sections are optional routes for experienced riders to get the adrenaline pumping. These sections may include very steep declines and ascents, loose rock and very rough terrain, moderate to deep water crossings, mud and other fun stuff.
If you have a serious sense of adventure and the off-road skills to tackle the red sections, they are great fun and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
If you’re not too sure that’s up your alley, don’t worry, the rides are still amazing with plenty of challenging sections. Remember also that the Special Sections generally add extra time to your day.