Aug
08
2012

Motorcycle touring in Tasmania

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Snow-capped mountain tops, sweeping plains, steep cliffs and rolling hills combine to make Tasmania a great place to reconnect with nature on wide-open roads.

And while the Richardsons Harley Davidson Museum and Cafe in Westbury – located on Highway 54 between Launceston and Deloraine – is a must-see destination for any motorcycle enthusiast, you can also find a number of other great places to visit and small towns to discover on your tour of the island state.

For seasoned professionals, you might not need to join a tour group to know the best places to see or journey through on your motorcycle. However, it is always a good idea to check for tours or motorcycle events before heading off on your next trip.

Anyone visiting from interstate or overseas will benefit from the many motorcycle specialist stores that have the latest models on offer to hire such as Moto Adventure Tasmania – which is located in Hobart – and Tasmania Motorcycle Hire in Evandale.

All of the state’s A and B roads are sealed – which means that there is less chance of injury or accident due to poor road conditions.

To protect native animals, it is advisable to take extra care during early morning or dusk. This is because most wildlife will be active on country roads at these times.

Weather is also another issue to consider given that you can see quite dramatic changes in conditions without much warning. With this in mind, it is best to come prepared for all-season riding and regularly check local forecasts.

Depending on the time of year, you may also find that some roads are more prone to frost, ice or at times snow, which means it is always a good idea to make later starts when you are planning your journey.

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