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How to choose a motorcycle tour?

There are quite a few motorcycle tour companies traveling in the Cape York area now, so how do you choose the right one.

Here are our top 5 tips to help you make a wise decision for your ride of a lifetime.

  • Ask for proof of Insurance, Permits, Certification, or Awards.

There are a lot of differences in price and this might help you to choose the right company. Often a higher price will get you an operator that is fully insured, holds worthy permits, and is certified in a few crucial areas. The lower the price the less likely the operator will provide a quality product. Eco-certified operators go through an extensive annual audit on all business practices.

Business and Tourism awards are even better indicators of a trustworthy operator. To win one of these the operator will have been scrutinised by industry peers. 

  • It’s essential to look for a sustainable business with experience in the local area.

Many operators claim to have years and years of experience. A simple name search will show how long they have been in business. Business names | ASIC – Australian Securities and Investments Commission  It is difficult to gain experience if you started yesterday. Secondly, check where the operator is located, this will give you a good idea if they know the area well.  

  • Ask how often the fleet and equipment are upgraded and replaced. 

The Cape is a remote and wild place so you want to make sure that you have a motorcycle and equipment that is in good repair. A motorcycle tour company should have a qualified mechanic on staff and a policy for equipment upgrades and replacement. 


  •  What’s a holiday without quality food?

It is an easy question to ask if your meal will be freshly-prepared each day, you don’t want to work hard on the bike all day and eat a reheated pre-packaged meal. 

  1. Permanent office staff 

A Cape York Motorcycle Tour is a high ticket item and most riders book well in advance, make sure that you will be taken care of for the whole journey.

The Cape York area is an amazing place, if you do your research you’ll have an amazing experience.

Ride safe.

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