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High Country
GSR-X

Iconic locations, a good dose of rock and rubble, roller coaster hills, jeep tracks and some huts, all mixed together over 3 days and around 1200kms.

Whilst not intended as soul destroying hard-core enduro, the format and many trails are suited to intermediate and more experienced riders.

There are alternate wet weather bypass and touring trails too if you want to take the easier option.

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Details

High Country GSR-X

Myrtelford.

Alpine Motorcycles

62-66 Myrtle St, Myrtleford Vic 3737

Ph: (03) 5752 2336

Web: alpinemotorcycles.com.au

Bairnsdale.

Doyle & Shields

74 Macleod St, Bairnsdale, Vic 3875

Ph: (03) 5152 4687

Web: dsmc.net.au

Start GSR1
Finish GSR1
Luggage

Dates:

Sat 1st to Mon 3rd February, 2025

Start:

Finish:

Distance:

Accommodation:

Bright, Victoria.

Bright, Victoria.

1200kms approx.

Book your own (see below for suggestions)

Meals:

PAYG, there are places along the route and group dinner locations will be provided. 

Luggage:

Carry your own luggage on a GSR Ride.

Fuel:

We always recommend starting with a full tank and having a range of 250km.

Difficulty:

3.0 to 4.0 see grading. 

Final itinerary:

GPS files and trail notes provided prior to event, other final instructions will be provided during briefings.

Prices:

$390.00 - 1 Rider

$680.00 - 2 Riders

(Mates Rates - save $50ea)

Inclusions.

  • Comprehensive GPS files for your GPS or navigation app of pre-ridden routes, support riders.

Other Information

What you need.

This is a GPS navigation ride, you'll need to have a GPS or Phone with a Navigation app. If you're new to navigation rides and need some help deciding on what to use, please contact us.

Accommodation: Each location has a range of accommodation, we have only listed a couple of the popular ones close by for each day. As of 27th May 2024, there is plenty available at listed locations.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner locations will be listed on your GPS file and trail notes. Always carry some trail snacks and 3lts of water, preferably in a hydration pack.

 

Buddy up: Although there are support riders, we suggest riding with someone else, if you're coming alone, it won't take long to meet new mates to ride with. 

 

Personal Safety: Importantly, carry a Personal Location Device like a Garmin inReach, Zoleo or SPOT Tracker and a 1st aid kit.

Boots: We're not fans of soft Adventure boots, we always suggest MX or Enduro type boots.

Tools: You shouldn't need a 20kg tool kit, carry enough tools to perform the basics like lever, mirror and handlebar adjustments, check and adjust your chain, remove wheels and fix a puncture (tubed or tubeless) and generally get yourself out of trouble on the trail.

 

Even if you're not the most mechanically minded person out there, there's always someone able to help, and having the right tools for your bike can make all the difference. 

Tyres:  For the mid to large Adv Bikes, we suggest a minimum 50/50 tyre like the Anakee Wild, Metzeler Karoo4, Bridgestone AX41, to more offroad focused tyres like the Mitas E13 Front, E09 Rear / Enduro Trail XT+, Pirelli Scorpion Rally Race, GoldenTyre GT823 or Motoz RallZ.

 

There's always an opinionated internet 'guru' ready to tell you what tyre is best!

 

Contact us or consult your tyre shop if you're unsure. 

Also see our Rider Information pages for other helpful recommendations. 

 

Bike Shops: There are bike shops on this route if you need anything in advance, they are listed below and will be shown as waypoints with contact details on your GPS file.

DAY 0 - Bright.

Date: Friday 31st January.

Accommodation.

Alpine Hotel 

7-9 Anderson St, Bright

Ph: (03) 5755 1366

Web: Alpine Hotel

High Country Motor Inn 

13-17 Great Alpine Rd, Bright

Ph: (03) 5755 1244

Web: High Country Motor Inn 

Certain times of the year Bright can be difficult to secure accommodation, you may need to look at surrounding areas.

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Porepunkah (7kms), Mytelford (31kms), Harrietville (24kms), Tawonga (30kms), Mt Beauty (32kms)

Dinner, Briefing and GPS Loading.

If you are in town tonight, we will have a group dinner and rider briefing at the Bright Brewery at 6pm.

 

Bring your GPS if you need us to load the track files for you.

If you are arriving in the morning, rider briefing will be at 7.30am at the Day1 start location.

DAY 1 - Bright to Merrijig

300+kms 

Date: Saturday 1st February.

Within 5 minutes you're in the forest, today you'll ride Goldie Spur, Lake Cobbler, on to the Circuit and the surrounds of Mt Buller.  

Visit Craig's Hut and at least 3 other High Country huts, Bindaree Falls, Sheepyard Flats and some rocky trails before the day finishes at Merrijig. 

Accommodation

Merrijig Motor Inn

1915 Mt Buller Rd, Merrijig

Ph: (03) 5777 5702

Web: Merrijig Motor Inn

 

Recommend to call, ask for Emma

Depending on availability, you can also look at Mansfield, Sawmill Settlement and Mt Buller.

Dinner: Merrijig Motor Inn or your own accom.

DAY 2 - Merrijig to Bairnsdale

385+kms

Date: Sunday 2nd February.

Starting with an early morning run through farmland, it's on to plenty of twisty roads, lookouts and tight winding twin track and trails to Bairnsdale.

A short walk to the fire tower at The Pinnacles will reward you with stunning views that just can't be missed. 

Accomodation

Castle Motel

310 Main St, Bairnsdale.

Ph: (03) 5152 1102

Web: Castle Motel

 

There are plenty of accommodation choices in and around Bairnsdale.

Dinner: TBA

DAY 3 - Bairnsdale to Bright

380+kms

Date: Monday 3rd February.

More classic High Country roads and trails today, after a stop and refuel at Dargo, it's on to Blue Rag.

 

Leaving Blue Rag, you'll make your way back to Bright, via some fantastic trails via Mt Beauty and Tawonga.  

Accommodation

See Day 0 above.

If you're staying in town tonight, we'll let you know a time and location for a well earned cold drink and final dinner.

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1st-3rd Feb, 2025

Extend the Adventure!

Add GSR Stage1, giving you up to 8 days of Adventure Riding.

If doing both, just make your way to the start of GSR Stage 1, we can provide you with 3 route choices for your travel day from Bright to Marlo.

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