LITTLE DESERT MOTORBIKE TOUR
When it's too wet to ride the Otways and the roads are covered in snow in the High Country, it's the perfect time to venture through Victoria's little deserts. If you've never visited the North West areas of Victoria, then you'll surprised by what we have install.
The little deserts of Victoria area unique mystical place. Great for exploring on motorbikes but equally wonderful to experience the history of an area once thriving with activity. What remains today are small towns, a shell of their former self, battling to survive in this ever changing climate.
This tour will see us follow the South Australian and Victorian border from Frances to Murrayville.
Most of the tracks on this tour are sand, both compacted and soft. You’ll need considerable sand riding skills for this tour, this is not a tour for beginners.
If you are curious about whether you have the riding skills to complete this motorbike adventure ride then perhaps you could have a read of our ‘Ride Difficult Ratings‘. We’ve dedicated a page to this subject to assure you have a detailed understanding of each of our ride difficulties.
After a night camping (tent and mattress provided) at the Lake Charlegrark Caravan Park you’ll enjoy a big breakfast in anticipation for a big day of riding. We’ll follow the border track from Frances which snakes its way through farms with a mixture of sand tracks and the odd muddy section. We’ll visit the historic train station in Serviceton before we experience the more adventurous sandy riding terrain in the Big Desert Wilderness region. We’ll have a number of fuel stops along the way, your motorbike will need to travel approximately 100km between fuel stops.
Lunch will be provided by Mile Munchin Adventures via our support vehicle on the route. Lunch will consist of making your own salad sandwich or roll, with a selection of muffins and cakes, washed down with soft drinks or water.
Saturday night we’ll be staying at the Jacobs Well Retreat in Murrayville. You’ll enjoy a lamb roast and dessert washed down we a drink or three. Accommodation is shared rooms with their own bathrooms.
After another big breakfast usually consisting of an egg and bacon roll, you’ll need to fill your tanks from the local service station at your own cost. We’ll top you up at the lunch time stop with fuel from our support vehicle.
The route home while not as long as the Saturday’s ride is still a test, riding once again in the sand. We’ll follow the border track while exploring the odd intersecting track. The support vehicle will meet us for a well earned lunch and drink at our designated spot.
We’ll arrive back at Lake Charlegrark Caravan Park mid afternoon so we can enjoy a quiet drink and reflect on the ride. It’ll also give you a chance to get on the road and back home a little sooner.