For the next chapter of KTM adventure, the fourth annual KTM AUSTRALIA ADVENTURE RALLYE trades the endless horizons and red dirt of the Outback for twisting turns, rugged mountains and spectacular coastlines in TASMANIA from March 24th – March 29th 2019.
For 2019 the Rallye returns to the five-day format with the focus on offering riders a truly memorable week exploring the stunning Apple Isle. Tasmania is a mecca of the best adventure roads we’ve seen – whether they be tar or dirt – that are set to make the KTM riders heart race.
Open to Orange Adventure Riders with the following eligible KTM bikes: 640, 690, 950, 990, 1050, 1090, 1090R, 1190, 1190R, 1290 & 1290R models. The Rallye is tailored to suit a wide range of rider abilities, from those in their first years of Adventure riding up to seasoned Adventure pros.
Pick a road, any road, in Tasmania and it’s likely to be an awesome one for adventure motorcycling. So many twists and turns. Mountains to summit. Forests and coastlines to explore. The difficulty with Tassie is trying to fit it all in and not miss anything.
But the 2019 KTM Rallye will incorporate many of the top “must see” adventure icons – the ones every rider comes back raving about; Cradle Mountain, Macquarie Harbour at Strahan, Queenstown, Jacobs Ladder, Western Explorer, Fatman Ferry over Pieman River, The Hazards at Freycinet Peninsula and Bay Of Fires just to name a few.
And aside from the well-known landmarks that we can’t wait to show you, are the tucked away surprise tracks that you’ve never heard of. Along with our experience Rallye Route Coordinator, we’ve enlisted some local experts to ensure our KTM riders get a truly unique Tasmania experience.
The route has been set to offer a variety of options for riders, ensuring everyone can make their own adventure. The Main Route will cater for riders who want a more relaxed day with less technically challenging tracks than we have seen in previous years. Don’t think for a second that we are going soft though! The Breakout options will have some serious riding, with our first ever 4 Chili options for the truly brave.
The Rallye will kick off at the iconic Cradle Mountain, before heading down to Strahan, Hobart, Swansea and St Helens before finishing in Launceston, meaning riders have easy access back to the Ferry or the airport for transport home.
With diverse terrain, a truly unique atmosphere created by the camaraderie of exploring one of the most beautiful parts of Australia with like-minded adventurers, the 2019 KTM Australia Adventure Rallye is all about offering a great experience to our Orange Adventure Riders!
Rosie Lalonde, KTM Rallye Event Coordinator: “Backing up from the Outback Run in 2018 was always going to be a challenge. Where would we go? So we decided to replace the red dirt, open skies and pure unbridled adventure of the Outback with the green, lush, twisty turns of Tasmania. You couldn’t get more different! We’ve gone from one extreme to the other, from the North of Australia to the South, with another big logistics operation ahead of us, but we can’t wait to explore this amazing Island with our Rallye riders. When choosing the location, it was made easy when Nick Selleck simply stated – Tasmania has the best adventure riding I’ve ever done!”