What to Expect
This is what you can expect on a West Coast Trailbike Safaris tour:
You arrive at our base at 8.00 am to sign in and get kitted up if necessary.
Your tour leader will then outline some of the important safety points of the ride, such as:
It’s not a race! Everyone can travel at whatever pace they feel is comfortable.
We’re not alone. Four wheel drives, bushwalkers, cyclists and all manner of animals may be encountered on the tracks we use.
We travel through some remote places. The tour leader carries a medical kit, a GPS and a satellite phone, but you need to realise that proper medical assistance may be some hours and an uncomfortable journey away.
It’s not a race!
We use the ‘corner man’ system where a rider is positioned at every intersection or fork in the track and waits until the last rider in the group is safely through before continuing.
Nobody but the tour leader back-tracks. Ever. If anyone goes missing only the tour leader can go back down the track.
It’s not a race! We regularly stop to re-group and will make several stops for a drink and to enjoy the fresh air.
With these simple and tested principles we can be confident that everyone will enjoy the ride, no matter what their skill level.
After the briefing we head out to the trails. Our new base near Kirup means we’re straight out onto the trails (no more tedious road section to endure!)
At lunchtime we re-fill the bikes (if you bring your own bike you need to make sure it is fuelled up in the morning, then all fuel after that is covered in your riding fee), then enjoy a substantial lunch.
If it’s a two day ride we usually arrive at our overnight destination around 4.30 – 5.00pm to give time for a shower and the odd beer before dinner. Drinks are not included in the tour price.
Next morning a full breakfast is laid on before we hit the trail on the homeward leg.
Normally we arrive back at the base around 4.00pm, tired and very satisfied after a great ride.