Because the outback is way more than just a steakhouse chain.
Have you been lying awake at night wondering when BMW will reveal the specifics of its next BMW Safari GS Enduro event in 2022? Then we have some exciting news for you! BMW Safari has just revealed that this year’s event will begin in Dubbo, New South Wales, and end in Barossa Valley, South Australia’s wine area.
The adventure begins on August 14, 2022, and lasts for seven days, ending on August 21, 2022. Between those two sites, there will be plenty of outback exploring to appreciate, with stops at Wilpena Pound, Cameron Corner, Strezlecki Track, White Cliffs, Tibooburra, and Arkaroola.
This event is only for GS riders and is almost entirely off-road in nature, with some sandy sections possible. BMW Motorrad Australia will attempt to stay away from the sand if at all possible, but riders should be aware that it is not completely off the table, depending on the group’s weather circumstances. It’s also the type of trip where you’ll be doing a lot of camping, so if you’re not interested in that, this might not be the adventure tour for you.
If that all sounds like music to your ears, though, then you’ll want to know some additional details. For one, multiple packages are available, depending on how many nights accommodation versus camping you’d like to experience along the way. Either way, the trip will last for seven days of riding and eight nights away from everything except the rest of your tour group.
Amenities include a route clearly marked by lead riders each day, as well as a route sheet and GPS files to help with navigation. Medical, luggage, BMW tech support, and three fuel top-ups will also be available. Tire service, support vehicles, eight dinners, six lunches, and six breakfasts are all included. A feature-length event video, event photographer, and an event swag pack with a t-shirt, luggage tags, and assorted other goodies is also included.
To participate, you’ll of course need a BMW GS, as well as a few other things:
- Motorcycle license
- Off-road riding safety gear
- Off-road style boots
- Off-road tires (can be ordered and fitted at the event)
- Optional GPS capability
- Ambulance cover
- Domestic travel insurance (recommended)
- Maximum 2 x 55L soft luggage bags (one for camp gear, one for your other stuff)
- Camping gear including a tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, pillow, and camp chair
Three separate packages will be available for the 2022 BMW Safari GS Enduro: Adventurer, with four nights single accommodation, three nights shared accommodation, and a single night of camping; Explorer, with seven nights shared accommodation and one night camping; and Wanderer, with four nights of shared accommodation and four nights of camping. No prices are available just yet for any of these packages, but they’ll be released closer to the official registration date.
When does registration open? If you’re interested in participating in the 2022 BMW Safari GS Enduro in New South Wales and South Australia, you’ll be able to sign up as of Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 9 a.m. via the link in our Sources.
Source: BMW Safari GS Enduro