A motorcycle tour is not your average tour let’s be honest. If you were going on a bit of a road trip in your car, while there is still much preparation to be done, you will be able to get away with a lot less planning than if you were touring on a motorbike.
Before heading out on your journey there is most certainly a great deal of work that has to go into it to begin with. In this post we are going to go through a number of different tips that will help you prepare yourself for the journey ahead.
Be prepared for your motorcycle tour and you’ll enjoy it all the more
First and foremost it is important to remember that there is going to be an incredible amount of riding involved. While I appreciate that it sounds as though I am stating the obvious here: most people who take their first motorcycle tour are not used to riding for more than a couple of hours at a time. It is always a great idea to get in some practice runs before you go away and make sure that you are completely comfortable with riding for hours on end.
If you are going on a longer tour it may be worth hiring a bike with a windshield, or having one installed on your own. While I understand that feeling the wind on your face while riding is most certainly one of the most enjoyable aspects of the journey; after several hours of speeding into the wind it can become very exhausting indeed.
Also, it is paramount that you prepare yourself for any weather conditions, as like it or not, the weather is constantly changing. While you are likely to somewhat plan in advance by looking at the weather forecast, we all know that they are not as entirely accurate as we might like. Make sure you pack plenty of wet weather gear and other clothing to keep you warm when the temperature begins to drop.
Do you want to ride alone or with a guided motorbike tour?
There are plenty of guided motorbike tours in Australia, which is arguably one of the most amazing locations to tour on the back of a bike, given the sheer size of the continent and how stunning the terrain and scenery really is. You’ll discover a wealth of different tours available to you, whether you decide on motorbike hire in Darwin or a tour of the west-coast, you’re bound to have an amazing experience.
The best thing that you can do is decide on where exactly you would like to explore and then start planning from there. If you are not comfortable touring on your own to begin with, you can certainly hire the help and assistance of professional tour guides, or join in on set tours so that you can ride in relative comfort and learn the ropes.