Trip Advisor 5 Star Review

With everything taken care of you’ll enjoy an experience of a lifetime.

Come and Ride with Us

Explore Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, The Himalayas, and Europe!

The Balkans Summer 2021

Customised 14 day tour just announced! Explore Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Spain and Portugal Summer 2021

Customised 14 day tour just announced for 2021!

..just completed 11 day Cambodian ride with GEMT which was outstanding in every way!
Matt is a high energy and generous guy, one of life’s truly enthusiastic people.

Dave - New Zealand.

Cambodia 2019:

..an amazing ride with GEMT.
The group was great and Matt is the perfect guide.
..experience the unspoiled sights. I can’t wait for the next one!

Terry - Sydney Australia

Southern Laos 2019

..an absolutely amazing 8 days of riding. Once in a lifetime experience. Matt and the crew were amazing. Highly recommended.

Yvonne - Melbourne Australia

Ladakh India 2019

THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

 

If you’ve never taken a bike ferry across The Mekong, or waited on a  mountain trail for the road to be built, or ridden through a bustling Asian city with no lines marked and no observable road rules, or down a dirt road that reveals villages hidden from the tourist trail, twisting mountain roads that have breathtaking views and a new picture around every corner, then you have a life changing experience ahead of you.
Welcome to riding with Great Escape Motorbike Tours.

KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE. WE WILL BE RIDING SOON!

Times have been tough for all of us, big companies and small. As one of those small companies we have remained positive that we will all be travelling again soon.

The safety of our customers is paramount, and with this in mind flexibility with dates and destinations are needed at this time. We are keeping up to date with current conditions in all the countries we ride, and we look forward to giving you the trip of a lifetime in the very near future.

The Balkans Motorbike Tour

Croatia & The Balkans

2021 dates to be announced
$
8647.00
AUD
 14 days
easy
 5 spots

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Cambodia

Nov 1 - 7 2020
$
2400.00
AUD
 7 days
easy
 5 spots

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Southern Laos

Nov 9 - 15, 2020
$
2400.00
AUD
 7 days
medium
 5 spots

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North Laos - Private Tour

Nov 18 - Nov 26, 2020
$
3078.00
AUD
9 days
medium
SOLD OUT

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Northern Laos

Nov 30 - Dec 9, 2020
$
3078.00
AUD
9 days
medium
 5 spots

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BOOK YOUR CUSTOMISED TOURS TODAY!

Spain/Portugal

2021 dates to be announced
$
TBA.00
AUD
 14 days
easy
 5-10 spots

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Great Escape Motorbike Tours - New Zealand

New Zealand (Nth & Sth Island)

Nov 2020 - April 2021
$
TBA.00
AUD
 7-10 days
easy
 5-10 spots

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The Balkans

2021 dates to be announced
$
8647.00
AUD
 14 days
easy
 5-10 spots

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Cambodia/Thailand

TBA
$
2400.00
AUD
 7 days
medium
 5-10 spots

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India Ladakh

June - Sept 2021
$
3680.00
AUD*
8 days
medium
5-10 spots

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Himalayan Rooftop

June - Sept 2021
$
5560.00
USD
 15 days
medium
5-10 spots

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Southern Laos

Nov 2020 - May 2021
$
2400.00
AUD
 7 days
medium
5-10 spots

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Northern Laos

Nov 2020 - May 2021
$
3078.00
AUD
 9 days
 medium
5-10 spots

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Nepal

Apr - Sept 2021
$
TBA.00
AUD
 7 days
medium
5-10 spots

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Myanmar

Nov 2020 - April 2021
$
3450.00
AUD
8 days
medium
5-10 spots

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*prices subject to USD exchange rate

Experience of a lifetime!

If you’ve never taken a bike ferry across The Mekong, or waited on a mountain trail for the road to be built, or ridden through a bustling Asian city with no lines marked and no observable road rules, or down a dirt road that reveals villages hidden from the tourist trail, twisting mountain roads that have breathtaking views and a new picture around every corner, then you have a life changing experience ahead of you.

Adventure more than a tour

No-one wants to be a tourist! No one wants Western service for a Western price while you’re deep in the East of Asia. No-one wants to float across the superficial surface of a deep and flavoursome culture. True adventurers want to dive deep into the authentic experience. 

Plus, we’ve just announced customised tours for New Zealand 2020. 

Custom Tours

If you have an interest in any particular country or area within South East Asia, India, or Nepal, then we would love to customise the perfect tour for your group of 5 or more riders. We can customise the difficulty level, duration, accommodation, other included experiences and more. Often times travelling with a smaller group of people you already know is more rewarding and more versatile.

Where it all began

It all started five years ago, when Matt Reilly from Newcastle, set out on his trusty Yamaha Tenere 660XTZ touring bike to cross his home country in search of new places, somewhere unvisited to discover. “I wanted to get around Australia more and visit places people don’t go and be totally self-sufficient,” he recalled over a beer in a modern Yangon cafe with but a few minor…

 

Exploring Southeast Asia On 2 Wheels

It’s a very hard thing to explain in words. The journey usually starts in a bustling city, feelings of cultural disorientation add to the overwhelming cacophony of sounds and smells and a slight sense of danger as you kick back the stand and merge into your first mindless stampede.

Everyone drives close and if you’re white, you start getting attention from children on the backs of family scooters and little rusty utes and the occasional hay cart. You’ll be stopped in traffic for a while and happy boisterous locals will be wanting a high five.

You settle in to it and you might find yourself starting to love it. You start to trust the local drivers and their uncanny vehicle awareness. You start to get the thrum of the intersections and the steady weave of pedestrians through the stream of traffic and all the while you’re tracking your team and keeping close so you don’t miss any turns.

 

As the city starts to thin out, there are more and more horses and bullocks pulling freight carts, the occasional flock of goats or cows that you have to drive around and the wiry young shepherds shouting something at them.  You start to pick up speed and dust and before long the valleys start to narrow in, the volcanic mountains start to encroach into your vision with their imposing steepness.

You start to become aware that you’re actually not being watched or monitored or scrutinised by anyone. No-body really cares what you’re doing or where you’re going. You are quite welcome to come and go as you please. Everyone looks at you with smile, and though it sounds cliche, you’ve literally never felt so free.

When the group stops and you first get off your bike, there’s usually a hushed sense of awe that slowly breaks down into laughter as people recount the things that have happened. As you start to relax over your first taste of cold local beer and the food you’ve been smelling in every village you rode through, you realise how hungry you’ve become.

So you dive in and eat fresh, local and amazingly flavoursome food and you look around at newly made friends and you know that something very special and a little bit wild is happening to you. That’s the first kick of this drug – one you’ll never forget and probably always need… adventure!

Great Escape Motorbike Tours was born in a moment like this. Something we need to share. Come and ride with us!

 

The Bikes

The bikes seen here are just a small part of our fleet stationed in various countries where we tour. We also have access to a large range of bigger bikes for the riding comfort of customers. Bigger bikes are used for pillion passengers such as couples if required.

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