701 Enduro Trek in the Vic High Country
Originally scheduled to take place in late February, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ inaugural “701 Enduro Trek: High Country” had to be postponed because of the bushfires that swept through the picturesque Victorian High Country early in the year. The good news is that Husqvarna has announced a new date: April 28 – May 2. And better still, despite the 701 Trek initially being sold-out, the change of date has meant a few positions have opened up for what promises to be an epic ride.
Interested? Here’s more information – and an invitation of sorts – from Husqvarna Motorcycles Australia:
Taking pioneering to the next level, join us for the inaugural Husqvarna Motorcycles 701 Enduro Trek: High Country! With a date shift to April 28 – May 2, 2019, 701 Enduro riders still have time to register for this unique experience. Set to forge a new path with an adventure ride designed specifically for one model – the Husqvarna Motorcycles 701 Enduro – we are set to explore the outstanding High Country region in prime conditions.
You’ll experience the ultimate in adventure riding with a passionate group of like-minded riders, making for a truly pioneering event that will deliver unforgettable experiences along the way. On and off the bike, the spirit of experience will be paramount.
Four days of riding will traverse 1200km, fully supported by Husqvarna Motorcycles Australia throughout the journey. Included will be luggage, technical, tyre and medical support, a back-up vehicle and sweep riders. This is also an amazing opportunity to ride alongside professional Husqvarna riders and special guests.
In addition, dinner will be provided each night at ‘Home Base’, plus a Husqvarna Motorcycles riders bag featuring a T-shirt, stickers and more will be supplied. We’ll record all the highlights via an official event video and an event photographer will also be on location throughout to capture lifelong, lasting memories.
The Victorian High Country boasts an assortment of the best adventure riding in the country, filled with long hill climbs, technical descents, rocky river crossings and sweeping mountain views. Its history and heritage are well in line with those of the Husqvarna Motorcycles brand, playing a meaningful role in the historic first 701 Enduro Trek.
There will be a main route that will be achievable for first-year adventure riders with a limited amount of off-road experience, along with optional harder routes that will offer added challenges for those more experienced riders in the group. Both routes have been specifically sought to suit the Husqvarna 701 Enduro model and its attributes.
Sign-on and an official welcome will take place at Merrijig on Sunday, April 28, followed by four incredible days of riding from Dargo, through Dinner Plain, Beechworth and Bright. Come Thursday night, riders will feel a great sense of satisfaction on completion as we share the great memories from the week.
Riders will be required to have a road-registered Husqvarna 701 Enduro motorcycle fitted with knobby tyres, as well as third-party property damage insurance or comprehensive motorcycle insurance (recommended) and a full open unrestricted motorcycle licence. A GPS unit is also highly recommended.
The 2019 Husqvarna Motorcycles 701 Enduro Trek: High Country entries are $995 per rider and registrations are open now online.
The 701 Enduro Trek is about offering a great experience for 701 Enduro riders – and what better way to do that than by four days exploring the historic High Country.