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2024 tour calendar

bACKYARD BLAST, Summer edition - January 14

On this tour we'll ride our favourite summer loop out of our base near Bairnsdale heading up into the foothills of the high country. This loop has over 60 creek crossings and is a blast even if the weather is on the warm side. We'll meet the support vehicle for a refuel and BBQ lunch at a nice camp area at lunch time. The tracks we'll ride are awesome and won't disappoint! This will be a ripper ride and one not to miss.

Provided on this day tour

- Support vehicle

- Support riders

- Lunch,  trail snacks

- Fuel after the first tank

- Free camping available onsite for the night before and after

Price per person $200

5 day high country adventure February 11 - 15

This trip is 5 days of awesome high country riding. This is a ripper time of year to ride in the high country and we can't wait to spend 5 days riding some of the best tracks and areas we know! We'll leave from our base at Mt Taylor Monday morning and arrive back Friday night. There’s too many to mention them all but here’s a few of the places we’ll be staying at and the areas we’ll be riding through.

- Snow River

- Upper Murray River

- Billy Goat’s Bluff Track

- Mount Sarah

- Mount Murray

- Hundreds of kms of the best high country riding

- Pub stay in Dargo

- Pub stay in Omeo

- Pub stay in Harrietville

Things you need to bring

- Dirt bike and riding gear

- Small overnight bag 

These will go in the support vehicle.

Provided on this tour

- 4 night's accomodation 

- Support vehicle

- Support riders 

- All meals from Monday breakfast through to Friday lunch 

- All fuel after the first tank

- Free camping available for the night before and after onsite

Send me an email if you wish to book or hit the register now button.

Price per person is $1800​ + GST A deposit will be taken when you hit the Register button with the remainder payable closer to the event.

 

5 day high country adventure March 4 - 8

This trip is 5 days of awesome high country riding. This is a ripper time of year to ride in the high country and we can't wait to spend 5 days riding some of the best tracks and areas we know! We'll leave from our base at Mt Taylor Monday morning and arrive back Friday night. There’s too many to mention them all but here’s a few of the places we’ll be staying at and the areas we’ll be riding through.

- Snow River

- Upper Murray River

- Billy Goat’s Bluff Track

- Mount Sarah

- Mount Murray

- Hundreds of kms of the best high country riding

- Pub stay in Dargo

- Pub stay in Omeo

- Pub stay in Harrietville

Things you need to bring

- Dirt bike and riding gear

- Small overnight bag 

These will go in the support vehicle.

Provided on this tour

- 4 night's accomodation 

- Support vehicle

- Support riders 

- All meals from Monday breakfast through to Friday lunch 

- All fuel after the first tank

- Free camping available for the night before and after onsite

Send me an email if you wish to book.

Price per person is $1800​ + GST A deposit will be taken when you hit the Register button with the remainder payable closer to the event.

BOOKED OUT!

3 Day high Country Ride with David Walsh 4x Finke Desert race winner  April 6 - 9

   Come ride the High Country with the 4x Finke Desert Race winner, the King of the Desert, David Walsh. 

 

   We’ll be using the iconic High Country town of Dargo for our base over 3 nights and 3 full days of the best riding in the High Country. David Walsh will be attending the ride and riding with the participants each day and hanging out with us all after the riding each day. Traralgon KTM will be in attendance as well with a range of adventure models to demo on a selected day. The riding will consist of different loops each day taking in all the iconic areas and tracks around the Dargo area such as Billy Goat’s Bluff Track, Blue Rag Range Track, Mount Murray, and the Wonnangatta Valley. The riding level is intermediate to advanced. Riding will consist of 4wd tracks, with a limited amount of gravel roads and bitumen getting into and out of Dargo and connecting all the tracks together. Riders should be confident in riding these conditions. 

 

   This trip is all inclusive including

 

  • Accomodation provided by the Iconic Dargo Pub

  • Fuel

  • All meals provided by the Pub, general store, and our support crew

  • Support Crew 

   This is a premium tour with the best that the town of Dargo and our experienced support crew can put on with great rustic country town accomodation, some of the best pub feeds you'll have, and tasty home cooked meals served by the support crew in the middle of the bush for lunch each day. 

Price per person $1800 + GST A deposit will be taken when you hit the Register button with the remainder payable closer to the event.

3 snowy river run April 21 - 23  

This 3 day ride covers some awesome parts of the high country in and around the mighty Snowy River. This trip includes everything from meals, accommodation, support crew and more and is aimed at intermediate riders and above. We'll leave from our base at Mt Taylor Sunday morning and ride to Karoonda Park via Swift's Creek and some pretty awesome high country tracks. Monday we'll leave Karoonda Park and head towards the iconic Mckillops Bridge via fording the Snowy River at Jackson's Crossing and riding the iconic Deddick Track with lunch at Mckillop Bridge before pulling up for the night back at the Karoonda lodge. Tuesday we'll do a variety of awesome tracks as we head back to our starting point at the Mt Taylor base. The Snowy River and surrounding areas are second to none when it comes to riding. It's an area of the high country not as well frequented as some other parts and that's one of the reasons that we love it so much.

Things you need to bring

- dirt bike and riding gear

- small overnight bag

These will go in the support vehicle.

Provided on this tour

- Accomodation

- Support vehicles

- Support riders

- All meals from Sunday breakfast through to Tuesday lunch

- Fuel after the first tank

- Free camping available for the night before and after onsite

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Send us an email to book.

Price per person: $900 + GST A deposit will be taken when you hit the Register button with the remainder payable closer to the event.

Ultimate Victorian Adventure ride - 
May 5 - 10

   This is the Ultimate Victorian Adventure Ride. We’ve had this ride in the pipeline for a couple of years now and its epic.The ride will run from the most easterly point of Victoria in Mallacoota, on the beach, to the most north westerly point of Victoria over near Mildura on the Murray River. Covering the best sections of temperate rainforests, high country, snow fields, iconic valleys, goldfields, open plains, and deserts the state has to offer! This ride has it all in terms of riding terrain and conditions. 

   The bikes suitable for this ride are enduro bikes set up for light adventure riding with larger tanks (250 km range ideal) or adventure bikes with capable riders. This is a point to point ride so riders would have to get themselves to Mallacoota for the start and home from Mildura or see transport options below. This is not your average ride. This is a ride for adventurous intermediate to advanced riders with an average fitness level. Our extremely experienced support riders will safely and confidently get you through all sections (even if you haven’t ridden desert before).

   So if you are up for a personal, physical and mental challenge that will push your skills over a week long period, this is the ride for you. Riders would need to be experienced and especially so if riding an adventure bike. The riding is all forestry roads and 4wd tracks and in the desert, deep sand tracks with a bitumen transit section connecting the mountains to the desert.

Trip overview

 

   The event will kick off Saturday night at the Mallacoota pub, with registration and dinner. The ride itself will commence in Mallacoota on Sunday, May 5. 

   - Day 1 will take us through coastal forests in the morning and and up into the high county for the remainder of the day. We’ll be covering some awesome country including crossing the Snowy River at the stunning Mckillop Bridge with accommodation and dinner at the Karoonda Park lodge in Gelandtpiy that night. 

   - Day 2 will see us cover another big chuck of the high country, starting off with some remote 4wd tracks, then on though Benambra, Omeo and and over Mt Hotham and down to our stop for the night at the iconic Dargo Hotel. 

   - Day 3 will see us head through a full day of epic 4wd tracks, including the stunning Wonnangatta valley and the famous Craig’s hut to our stop for the night in Merrijig. These 3 days are a mix of gravel roads and 4wd tracks. We’ll be riding plenty of the rough high country tracks that the whole high country is famous for. 

   - Day 4 is a transit day of riding the road section on mostly highway (400kms) between the high country and the desert edge town of Rainbow where we’ll stay for the night. It’s all part of the adventure. We’ll make a day of it by stopping at a good lunch spot and checking out a few other sights on the way. 

   - Day 5 is a full day in the desert. We’ll ride from Rainbow to Pinnaroo just across the South Australian border.

   - Day 6 is another full day in the desert from Pinnaroo to as far north west as we can get on the Murray River and then on to finish in up the ride in Mildura. The last 2 days are a mixture of deep sand tracks, whoop sections, and connecting hardpack tracks and roads. 

   Friday evening we will arrive in Mildura and part ways.

 

Included in the tour

  • 6 nights of accomodation (a mixture of twin share or bunk style). Individual rooms can be arranged for an additional $100 per night however some of the places we stay have limited options so it’d be first in best dressed.

  • Dinner and breakfast from Saturday night through to Friday morning

  • Support vehicle to carry luggage

  • Support riders

Riders will need to purchase their own fuel and lunches. We’ll be going though towns on most of the days around lunch time to facilitate this. 

Riders will be thoroughly vetted to make sure they have the required off-road riding experience as this will be a big ride.

Some have asked about transport options. We have designed the ride to appeal to people who want to ride to the start and home from the finish point however we understand this isn’t ideal for everyone. 

Transport to the start and back from the end is available at an extra cost. It would be from 2 set locations, a location in the Melbourne area or our regular base at Bairnsdale where vehicles and trailers can be left parked for the duration of the trip. 

Transport from Bairnsdale to Mallacoota $200

Transport from Melbourne to Mallacoota $300 

Transport back from Mildura to Melbourne or Bairnsdale $400

Tour price is $2700 + GST. A deposit will be taken when you hit the Register button with the remainder payable closer to the event. 

 

2 day high country- Dargo July 14, 15

   This trip is 2 days of riding with accommodation provided at the Dargo River Inn. We'll leave from our base at Mt Taylor Sunday morning and ride to Dargo via some of the best tracks we know. Lunch will be provided by the support vehicle around Dargo. After lunch we'll do an awesome loop on the iconic tracks surrounding Dargo before returning to the Dargo River Inn for the night. The following day we'll do it all in reverse via a different route back to where we started at our base. This trip will incorporate some awesome riding. Expect 200km per day of high country gold.

Things you need to bring

- dirt bike and riding gear

- small overnight bag

Overnight bag will go in the support vehicle.

Provided on this tour

- Accommodation at the Dargo River Inn

- Support vehicle

- Support riders

- All meals from Sunday breakfast through to Monday lunch including tea and breakfast at the Dargo River Inn

- Fuel after the first tank

- Free camping available for the night before and after onsite

Email us to book OR click the register now link.

Price per person: $650 + GST A deposit will be taken when you hit the Register button with the remainder payable closer to the event.

 

bACKYARD BLAST, winter edition - AUGUST 25

  On this tour we'll ride our favourite loop out of our base near Bairnsdale and head up into the foothills of the high country. We'll meet the support vehicle for a refuel and BBQ lunch at a nice camp area at lunch time. The tracks we'll ride are awesome and won't disappoint! This will be a ripper ride and one not to miss.

Provided on this day tour

- Support vehicle

- Support riders

- Lunch,  trail snacks

- Fuel after the first tank

- Free camping available onsite for the night before and after

Price per person $200

Beginner Day - September 15 

If you are fairly new to riding or new to off-road riding then this is the event for you. We'll do an 80 to 100km loop with a BBQ lunch followed by a short ride back to the base area. The riding will consist of 4wd tracks, some steep climbs and some river crossings. Our experienced support riders will offer support and advice on challenging sections and help riders though.

- Awesome trails

- No pressure

- A positive environment to develop off-road riding skills

- Tips and advice offered by our experienced support riders

- BBQ lunch provided

​Riders must have some ride time on a dirt bike. Not suitable for riders who have not ridden a dirt bike off road before. License and rec reg is a must. If you are unsure of your ability, send us a message. 

 

Price per person $200

2 day high country- Dargo October 6, 7

This trip is 2 days of riding with accommodation provided at the Dargo River Inn. We'll leave from our base at Mt Taylor Sunday morning and ride to Dargo via some of the best tracks we know. Lunch will be provided by the support vehicle around Dargo. After lunch we'll do an awesome loop on the iconic tracks surrounding Dargo before returning to the Dargo River Inn for the night. The following day we'll do it all in reverse via a different route back to where we started at our base. This trip will incorporate some awesome riding. Expect 200km per day of high country gold.

Things you need to bring

- dirt bike and riding gear

- small overnight bag

Overnight bag will go in the support vehicle.

Provided on this tour

- Accommodation at the Dargo River Inn

- Support vehicle

- Support riders

- All meals from Sunday breakfast through to Monday lunch including tea and breakfast at the Dargo River Inn

- Fuel after the first tank

- Free camping available for the night before and after onsite

Email us to book OR click the register now link.

Price per person: $650 + GST

5 day high country adventure NOVEMBEr 4 - 8

This trip is 5 days of awesome high country riding. This is a ripper time of year to ride in the high country and we can't wait to spend 5 days riding some of the best tracks and areas we know! We'll leave from our base at Mt Taylor Monday morning and arrive back Friday night. There’s too many to mention them all but here’s a few of the places we’ll be staying at and the areas we’ll be riding through.

- Snow River

- Upper Murray River

- Billy Goat’s Bluff Track

- Mount Sarah

- Mount Murray

- Hundreds of kms of the best high country riding

- Pub stay in Dargo

- Pub stay in Omeo

- Pub stay in Harrietville

Things you need to bring

- Dirt bike and riding gear

- Small overnight bag 

These will go in the support vehicle.

Provided on this tour

- 4 night's accomodation 

- Support vehicle

- Support riders 

- All meals from Monday breakfast through to Friday lunch 

- All fuel after the first tank

- Free camping available for the night before and after onsite

Send me an email if you wish to book or hit the register now button.

Price per person is $1900​ + GST A deposit will be taken when you hit the Register button with the remainder payable closer to the event.

 

Dargo Run - December 8

On this tour we'll ride to Dargo and back with lunch at the pub. The tracks between Mt Taylor and Dargo are awesome. We'll be doing plenty of hill climbs and river and creek crossings. Expect 220kms on the bike for the day.  This is a ripper ride made better by lunch at the iconic Dargo Pub!

Provided on this day tour

- Support vehicle

- Support riders

- Pub lunch, trail snacks

- Premium fuel after the first tank

- Free camping available onsite for the night before and after

Price per person $240

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