Up until recently I rode a Beemer R1200GS. It just did everything I ever asked of it! It was a pack mule, daily transport, Sunday scratcher and so much more. A genuine all-rounder. However, I have been drawn away from my ever faithful horizontally opposed twin by the allure of an air-cooled V twin. Yep, I’ve fallen for a mature aged, leggy Italian model. “Stella” the Moto Guzzi Stelvio is my new ride and so far she is proving to be every bit as capable as her Bavarian counterparts. Being Italian, she is bound to ‘have a moment’ at some extremely inopportune time in the future and leave me stranded, and that will be another story for another time. But what you want to know right now is how we got started with this venture!
Back in 2017 some mates and I took off for a bit of a ride into outback South Australia. We rode highways, back roads, dirt roads, goat tracks and no tracks (in places). We camped under the stars, stayed in outback pubs, drank beer with the locals and shared our evening campfires with travelers from all over the world. We ate in fantastic restaurants and cooked over an open fire. Some nights we had fancy rooms and other nights it was a swag. Everyday was just brilliant. Even when it rained.
During that trip it dawned on me that I really wanted other people to experience the simple joy of adventure and travel that I was feeling at that time.
Tasmania has the best motorcycling roads in the world. It also has some of the most pristine natural wilderness to be found anywhere, as well as world class tourism amenities. I decided that I was going to provide a motorcycling adventure that visited the most beautiful parts of Tasmania via the best bike roads available. And so the vision of Tasmanian Motorcycle Tours was born.
Now in today’s complicated world it’s so easy to become overwhelmed by details, facts and figures. Keep it simple! That’s the motto here. Our tour participants want a stress-free holiday and so that is what our guided tours will deliver. Leave the planning to us. We’ll sort out the bike, the accommodation, the routes, the meal stops, the fuel stops, the…. You know what? Don’t worry. Just get your riding gear together and be prepared for an awesome holiday.
Whether you go it alone on one of our bikes on a self-guided tour or choose to join a group on a guided tour I can promise you that you will not regret it.
I hope to meet you soon.