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Motorbike tours for the mature and senior traveller

Motorbike tours for the mature and senior traveller.

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Best Motorcycle tours for the mature and senior traveller.

This is the time for that motorcycle trip you may have dreamt about becoming a reality.Odyssey Traveller offers you the opportunity to ride through some of the most amazing landscapes in the planet, whilst participating one one of our small group tours for mature and senior travellers.

These are self guided motorcycle tours into the depths of the states of Australia. There are two types of offering for the mature and senior traveller.

The Self guided tour for the mature traveller.

You can enjoy your own motorcycle adventure based around our small group touring programs to envelope yourself and fellow travellers in a structured touring program that has a theme and is supported by local knowledgable guides who meet you and share with you their stories in each location before you ride on to your next location often 180-240 miles (300-400 kilometres away) Your support team at odyssey will have organised the entire trip for you to upload into the GPS before you leave Sydney or Melbourne. Your personal motorbike tour may be several days in the outback or that Sydney to Perth dream ride via Uluru over several weeks that you have had the itch to enjoy. Odyssey though will look after all the arrangements, from the supply of the motorcycle rental , your helmets, riding gear including personal air bags and panniers to the soft seat for your companion if needed.

Planning your Motorcycle tour.

Bike selection is a personal choice, we can offer late model BMW’s and Honda’s to the rider as well as speciality bikes such as a Harley Davidson should that be your dream. Most of motorcycle touring is a return to the place you started for example Sydney , Melbourne or Perth , but Odyssey will also take care of the one way specific bike tour as part of the motorcycle rental program.

The tour itinerary is spaced out with comfortable distances through spectacular scenery which in this big country is not difficult to find to enjoy from National parks to treeless landscapes that glide into the horizon. Each time you break in an agreed location on your motorcycle trip itinerary there will be time to meet your local tour guide along the road travelled to learn about the place you have arrived in. The accommodation along the way and the entrances to tourist attractions in some of the most remote and interesting areas of Australia are all agreed and booked on your behalf in advance including local insurance to give your road trip dream the greatest chance of being that truly great ride you have dreamed off every chance of success.

The information we provide also offers suggestions on what sights to visit, where to get food, where to get fuel, and things of that nature to make your motorcycle adventure as smooth and carefree as possible. As with all the motorbike tours suggested by Odyssey for the mature and senior rider these tour routes have been ridden and explored by our team of advisers so you can rest assured that you are being provided with reliable, dependable information. The trips you can choose from are located in extremely popular riding destinations around Australia and New Zealand, so in order to experience the dream tour that you want, be sure to book well in advance of your projected travel dates!

Travel into the outback of Australia is best from March – Late October. You are managing heat and high sunshine days during these months avoiding the extremes diurnal temperatures and the wet season! For New Zealand all year is ok for riding if you are prepared for some extremes. If you want to choose a time period to avoid taking a Motorbike tour then it would have to be July-August. The self guided tour is suitable for the solo rider or small groups of riders who seek to ride their ride on a motorbike tour . Where you choose to ride is an individual decision though we have themed trips adapted for motorcycle touring through all the states of Australia and New Zealand.

Odyssey Traveller can also offer a guided Motorcycle tour as a private tour option to places of your choice or an adaptation of our tour programs to create the perfect motorcycle trip.

Travelling with a scheduled small group departure in Australia and New Zealand.

The dream of your personal motorbike adventure has that chance of becoming reality should both you and your partner enjoy a small group tour within Australia or New Zealand with one on the bike and one in the coach travelling with a small group of like minded people whilst you enjoy the freedom of the ride between destinations.

Articles for Motorcycle tours

Birdsville and the Birdsville Track, Queensland On the very western edge of Queensland is Birdsville. The Birdsville population is 115, regarded as the quintessential Australian outback town, a tourist destination, though Oodnadatta, Marree, or Coober…
In 1844, the explorer Captain Charles Sturt set out with a large party into the central Australia to find what he believed would be the Australia inland sea. This latest course of exploration had begun…
One of Tasmania's most iconic natural wilderness destinations, the stunningly beautiful Cradle Mountain is a highlight of any tour of Tasmania.
Echuca and Murray-Darling Trade, Victoria The ‘paddle-steamer capital of the world’, Echuca on the Murray River might be Victoria‘s prettiest small town. The name Echuca is an Yorta Yorta Aboriginal word meaning ‘meeting of the…
In 1802, the Fleurieu Peninsula was home to one of the most important meetings in Australian history. That year, two rival ships had been given the task of circumnavigating the Australian continent: for the French,…
Travellers regularly pass through open country and roadsides lined with mallee, and when they penetrate a little further north into more arid country they encounter mulga.  Many people know little about these symbolic Australian plants.
In the remote desert of Western New South Wales, scientists in the late 1960s and early 1970s made some of the most important archaeological discoveries ever found in Australia: the remains of a woman and…
Questions About Australia for senior travellers Odyssey Traveller specialises in crafting unforgettable experiences for senior and mature-aged travellers interested in learning as a couple or as a solo traveller when they travel. Providing adventure and…
The Australian Outback: A Definitive Guide ‘Back o’ Bourke’, ‘beyond the black stump’, ‘Outback’, ‘Never Never’: the various names given to the vast inland of Australia reveal just how hard it is to precisely summarise…
Red sands, strange limestone formations, boab trees, and stunning gorges: Western Australia's Kimberley region epitomises the remote grandeur of the Australian outback.
Uncovering the ancient history of Aboriginal Australia … from time immemorial, we believe as Aboriginal people, Australia has been here from the first sunrise, our people have been here along with the continent, with the…

Self guided tours across Australia. Private groups


This is a 14 day tour covering  almost 4k kilometres (2,400 miles) ex Sydney.

Key highlights of this Motorcycle tour are;

  1. See & learn about the 45,000 Mungo Man and Lady in the UNESCO World heritage site.
  2. Learn about aquaculture in Aboriginal culture at Brewarrina Fish traps, dating back some 20,000 years.
  3. Spend 2 days exploring the surrounds of Broken hill.
  4. Explore and stay in Whitecliffs Opal settlement.
  5. Visit Menindee the historic departure point for Burke and Wills.

Discover the the Brewarrina fish traps, Aboriginal art at Mt Garrett and sleep underground in White Cliifs. This small group also visits the World Heritage Site of Mungo man and ladystopping in Mungo National Park and other significant locations such as Broken Hill. 

Prices for this Motorbike tour as self guided private group tour are from;

AUD $8,395 per Motorbike per person.

  • Based on BMW 850GS.
  • Includes GPS, Outer layer of BMW jacket and pants, Alpinestars airbag jacket, roadside assist and standard insurance, Helmut & gloves. (Bring your own boots).

To book; email or call  to discuss your requirements as a individual or small group ride.  

You can  see this tour as a guided Motorcycle tour of New South Wales.

Odyssey Traveller can also offer a guided Motorcycle tour as a private tour option to places of your choice or an adaptation of our tourn programs to create the perfect motorcycle trip .For a small group of six to eight motorcyclists a bike trip with a tour guide on paved road surfaces, or all highway riding or a mix of paved road and unsealed roads a terrific road trip with history and culture and some interesting places to stop at as you experience the “open road” of the Outback can be put together as some of the the best motorcycle tours in Australia and New Zealand for a great motorcycle trip.