OUR TOURING PHILOSOPHY
“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”
– Bill Bryson
At Southern Cross Rides, we believe motorcycle touring doesn’t need to involve camping or staying at the least expensive accommodation. We have selected our routes to include some of the region’s most respected luxury accommodation, where good food and wine contribute to the overall enjoyment of the trip.
Each of our partner establishments has been selected for their attention to detail, their table and for the value they add to the ride. Depending on the tour you select, overnight stops may include ‘glamping’ experiences that provide all the comforts expected of luxury travel - but under canvas for that ‘Out of Africa’ feel.
Wherever appropriate, the services of experienced local and specialist guides and experts will be provided to ensure that you not only experience the destination itself, but that you gain greater understanding of the cultural and historical context of the area.
While there are motorcyclists that enjoy adventure and off-road experiences, Southern Cross Rides aims to meet the expectations of those that prefer paved roads and where absolutely necessary or unavoidable, limited but good quality gravel. Where appropriate – and depending on our guest’s skill and expertise levels, alternate and parallel routes can be included for the more adventurous riders