riding skills needed for the tour.
This is not a hard core tour and the level of difficulty in skill
terns required is not high.
You should possess some dirt riding experience which would be a
As the tour progresses it becomes gradually harder each day if you
are a novice rider or new to off road riding.
For the riders who are not used to sand riding don't sweet it, by
the time we reach the first sections of sand hopefully you will
be more comfortable with the sand before we get to the deeper sections.
There will be options for those of you who are unable to get the
hang of sand riding, as in taking an alternative route.
Fitness levels needed: You will be on bike usually from 9am till
3:30 but there will be many breaks throughout the day such as lunch,
tourist attractions stops and regrouping etc.
riding skill needed for the tour.
If you have never ridden sand before and you would love to cross
the Simpson Desert by bike but if you are unsure of your skill leave
needed then don't worry! You can do it, it is not that hard..
You will of course receive assistance from our guides if needed.
We encourage all riders to ride at their own pace, this is not race
and we are in no rush! We want everyone make the crossing safely
and have fun at the same time.
If all else fails or you have had enough for the day, you can just
simply roll your motorcycle onto the trailer and jump into the truck.
Fitness level required: You will be on a bike usually from 9am
till 3:30, we have many regrouping stages through out the day including
lunch and dinner and maybe dessert not desert. This will be a real
work out for your legs as you will be up and down in your saddle
all day continuously for the 3 day crossing of the Simpson Desert,
so just be aware of this and of course the odd occasion of paddling
your bike up some hairy goat sand dunes (sometimes :)).
Able to ride a motorcycle in a safe manner and knowledge of general
road rules regarding safety.
As above and be able to negotiate dirt roads and ride a bike for
more that 4 hours in a day.
As all above and have some sand riding ability and be able to stand
up on foot pegs (if you have no experience of sand by the time you
finish one of our tours involving sand you will have plenty of experience!).
As all above and be able to negotiate steep hill climbs and descents.
As all above and have a high level of bike awareness and be able
to negotiate mountainous and rocky terrain.