April 7, 2018 All Day
The Long Way Around for 2018 is back again with an exciting route planned! This adventure ride event is a GPS navigated adventure ride, taking riders approximately 700km in 2 days, the long way around Lake Taupo, including offshoots onto private farmland and forestry roads and tracks you may never have had the opportunity to explore before.
On the Saturday night riders will be welcomed at a charming, comfortable lodge for the night, to relax at the bar or around the fire and enjoy a delicious, well-deserved buffet dinner. A social evening where everyone can share their stories , and where one rider will be the winner of a lucky draw. Sunday morning starts with a hearty breakfast at the lodge before setting off on day 2 of the adventure, which is shorter than Saturdays route, to allow riders to get back into Taupo at a reasonable hour in the afternoon!
The Long Way Around is suitable for road registered dual purpose motorcycles, from the 250’s to the 1200’s. Pillions are welcome!
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Long Way Around will take you on a journey through spectacularly scenic areas you may not have ridden before. Bring your camera! Depending on the weather, there may be small sections that will require a moderate level of off road rider skills, and we recommend bikes are fitted with adventure tyres. These sections may include short steeper inclines and declines, rutted areas, slippery/muddy terrain and stream crossings. There will also be optional challenge sections suitable for the competent off-road rider on enduro style bikes. Fuel stops & cafes along the route have been alerted so they will be well stocked with great food and good coffee during the days ride.
We advise groups riding together should have at least two riders with GPS (in case one gets momentarily lost). Riders must navigate the route using a GPS, this ride is no longer navigated using roll charts. It is important that at least one rider in your group is competent at using this form of navigation. Epic Events staff riders (wearing high-vis Suzuki vests and riding Suzuki bikes) will be on route to guide and give assistance where needed.