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EXPERIENCE//

Ducati Australia/New Zealand is proud to present the first ever Ducati Adventure Tour - New Zealand on Nov 20-24, 2019. This exclusive 5 night, 4 day Ducati experience will take riders through some of the best riding and scenery that New Zealand has to offer. Get your Multistrada or Desert Sled down and dirty as the DAT explores the “Top of the South” in true Ducati style.

Top quality riding, luxurious accommodation, epic meals and a few exclusive surprises are all part of the experience with this ALL-INCLUSIVE package. Take yourself to new heights and build your ADV resume with confidence as you ride this amazing part of the planet led by world class guides and support teams.

Ducati’s, Dust and Smile For Miles!

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CHALLENGE//

There will be an optional intro to ADV course on offer the day before the tour kicks off on Nov 20th for new comers or those who just want a refresher before the fun begins. The tour route includes minimal sealed roads with the majority of time on gravel and back country routes. Route difficulty will range from easy to medium with some optional more difficult challenges for those up for it. The final route will be in a ‘loop’ configuration, starting and ending in the heart of Marlborough New Zealand. The route and direction of travel will be released to participants shortly before the event begins but you can expect to have some epic riding and experiencing the best of these beautiful areas:

Awatere Valley - Hanmer Springs - Nelson Lakes - Marlborough Sounds - Wairau Valley

CUSTOM//

The format for the DAT is an ALL-INCLUSIVE supported tour, meals and accommodation package. All you need to do is bring your own qualified model Ducati bike and gear = BYOB Package -or- if you are coming from overseas / don’t have a qualifying Ducati bike of your own, select the optional upgraded pkgs which include a rental Scrambler Desert Sled or Multistrada 950.

Whatever your needs, we have options to cover it!

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EXCLUSIVE//

In order to provide the highest quality DUCATI ADVENTURE experience possible, this event is restricted to only 20 riders + Support Crew so be sure to book your spot ASAP. This is going to be TONS of fun with laughs, luxury and excitement throughout.

Online bookings and Prices ARE NOW LIVE and you can select your preferences below. Bookings will go quickly so don’t delay!

NOTE: PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE that covers cancellations as all bookings are non-refundable

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Packages

 

BASE Pkg. (BYOB)

$2990.00 NZD+GST

The BASE (BYOB - Bring your Own Bike) package is the foundation of the experience. Those with a qualifying Ducati bike can simply select this option and you are all set for adventure. This all inclusive package comes with:

  • 5 nights premium accommodations from the night of Nov 20 through to and including the last night on the 24th (double occupancy)

  • 4 full days of epic riding around the top of the South Island

  • ALL MEALS including lunches on the trail, refreshments on the trail, a meet and greet dinner on the 20th and Ducati Wrap Up Party/Dinner on the last night - 24th

  • Trainer/Tour Guide/Ride Leader

  • On-Trail Tour Manager ensuring service quality and trouble shooting throughout

  • Support Vehicle & tools with onsite Ducati Technician

  • Spare parts available for purchase as needed

  • Emergency response plan, Local airport transfers.

  • Special Ducati Gift Bag on arrival.

  • A few more special surprises we will keep to ourselves for now!

Just bring your bike, riding gear and an appetite for fun!

*Meal plan does not include alcohol.

DESERT SLED Pkg.

$3990.00 NZD+GST

Flying in from overseas? Live in NZ but don’t have a qualifying bike?

No problem!

Add the lightweight and super capable Scrambler Desert Sled to your experience. This package is INCLUSIVE of everything in the BASE Pkg and:

  • A fully insured and prepared Scrambler Desert Sled rental from our ride partners at BEATNIK Moto featuring:

    • Off road oriented tires

    • Bash plates, bark busters

    • Mobile phone mount

  • FREE Riding Jersey

  • Basic maintenance, chain cleaning, tire pressures etc. check and prep done each night as you relax.

Just bring your riding gear and go!

*Optional Riding Gear upgrade available if needed.

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MTS 950 Pkg.

$4190.00 NZD+GST

Flying in from overseas? Live in NZ but don’t have a qualifying bike?

No problem!

Add an awesome Multistrada 950 to your experience. This package is INCLUSIVE of everything in the BASE Pkg and:

  • A fully insured and prepared Multistrada 950 rental from our ride partners at BEATNIK Moto featuring:

    • Tubeless spoked wheels

    • Off road oriented tires

    • Bash plates, bark busters and engine guards

    • Mobile phone mount

  • FREE Riding Jersey

  • Basic maintenance, chain cleaning, tire pressures etc. check and prep done each night as you relax.

Just bring your riding gear and go!

*Optional Riding Gear upgrade available if needed.


 

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Full Payment Option = Just select add the items you would like to your cart and proceed to check out. Full payment of booking entitles you to:

  • $100 store credit at BEATNIK MOTO

  • 10% discount on Continental ADV tires purchased at BEATNIK MOTO before and during the event.

  • 5% discount on all other retail purchases at BEATNIK MOTO before and during the event.

Split Payment Option = 50% payable at time of booking and remaining 50% due on OCTOBER 6 2019. For split payment bookings, please contact BEATNIK MOTO via phone: +64 3 972 2894.


 
 
 

BY PURCHASING YOU ARE CONFIRMING YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THE TERMS & CONDITIONS/PARTICIPATION WAIVER/RENTAL AGREEMENT

READ AGREEMENT HERE


Upgrades

 

PREMIUM ACCOMMODATION

$430.00 NZD+GST

The BASE package includes standard rooms/double occupancy but if you like some personal space after a long day’s ride, select this option and have single occupancy and be assured the premium room selection where available.

NOTE: It is likely that there will be 1 night at a remote and rustic, high quality lodge where single occupancy may not be possible. This is taken into account for the upgrade rate.

ADV RIDING COURSE - BYOB

$390.00 NZD+GST

Bring Your Own Bike customers - On Nov 20th, the day before the tour kicks off, there will be an “Introduction to ADV Riding” course. This is a great way for newcomers to build some confidence and skills or experienced riders to refresh their abilities before the tour begins. Support Truck, trainer, refreshments and lunch are all included.


ADV RIDING COURSE - RENTAL

$590.00 NZD+GST

Desert Sled or Multi Strada Package Customers - On Nov 20th, the day before the tour kicks off, there will be an “Introduction to ADV Riding” course. This is a great way for newcomers to build some confidence and skills or experienced riders to refresh their abilities before the tour begins. Support Truck, trainer, refreshments, lunch and the bike you will be riding for the tour are all included.

RIDING GEAR (incl for ADV Training)

$320.00 NZD+GST

For those riders that are upgrading to a Desert Sled or Multistrada package and need some ADV riding gear as well, we have an option for a head to toe kit that will include top quality boots, pants, jacket, gloves and helmet.

NOTE: Available as full kit only to Desert Sled/Multistrada Package customers only.




 

 

General Info

ROUTE CHANGES - New Zealand is a beautiful and rugged place. As such, we can have sudden weather events or worse that may affect or limit access to some areas. There will be multiple contingency plans in place for each leg of the trip with the primary goal being to keep the group moving, having fun and most of all safe.

WEATHER - We encourage all riders to plan and prepare themselves and equipment for the possibility of riding in Rain, Wind, Heat, Cold and everything in between as New Zealand can dish it all up in the same day! This is ADVENTURE riding after all so, we will be pressing on and getting the full experience Rain or Shine.

FUEL - All sections of the tour should be reachable with standard fuel capacity. The support truck will carry some extra fuel for any ‘oops’ moments and fuel up points will be clearly communicated by the Tour Manager or Guide.

MISC. - If you are uncertain of anything at all or have any gear or equipment needs, just contact the friendly team at BEATNIK MOTO and they can help you out.

CANCELLATIONS: PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE that covers cancellations as all bookings are non-refundable.

Safety/Security

The safety and security of the tour and our guests is top priority. There will be qualified first-aid personnel and equipment available throughout as well as a comprehensive ERP (Emergency Response Plan) put in place.

Much of the route is in remote regions with no mobile service so even though there will be a Mobile, Radio, E-PERB and Sat-Phone in the support Vehicle, we encourage all riders to arrange their own personal locator devices as a back up.

The final route for the tour will be kept confidential and only be passed along to riders shortly before the ride. This will ensure the route’s integrity and increase security on the trail and at venues etc. There will be ride briefings each morning before we set off where there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions or specify any special/issues needs expected through the day.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: It can be a bit difficult finding insurance that will cover activities like motorcycle riding however we have have had good luck with companies like WORLD NOMADS if you are looking for a provider.

This is just for helpful information, World Nomads is in no way associated or a sponsor of this event.

 

FAQ

 

Q:What motorcycles are considered Qualified?
A: Only models from the Ducati Multistrada range and Scrambler Desert Sleds qualify at this time. All bikes must be fitted with ADV/off road oriented tires such as Scorpion Rally,TKC 80 or similar.

Q:What about Navigation?
A:We encourage riders to bring GPS units and routes will be communicated before hand however, The Ducati Adventure Tour is about building community and friendships with our fellow Ducatisti so, we keep our group small and move as a team with a Lead Rider and Sweep Vehicle keeping everyone on track.

Q:Can I Ship my bike from overseas?
A: YES! if you plan on spending some more time riding in NZ, shipping your own bike may be a great option. We have a preferred shipping provider that specializes in motorcycle/auto transport between Australia and NZ. Click HERE for more information.

Q:What about my luggage/bags?
A: NO PROBLEM! All luggage and bags needed on the tour can be put in the support vehicle each day so that you only carry what you need on your bike.

Q: Who do I talk to if I have more Questions?
A: The professional and helpful team at BEATNIK MOTO are providing all administrative and logistical support for the Ducati Adventure tour. You can contact them directly by phone: +64 3 9722894 or email: info@beatnikandcompany.com

 

Ducati Adventure Tour - Marlborough New Zealand 2019 is supported and managed by Beatnik Motorsport Ltd.