Adventurous holidaymakers thinking of seeing the Australian outback by bus or car should think again and travel by motorbike, one enthusiast has told the Telegraph.
Patrick Oldfield, a Harley-Davidson fan, who set up Uluru Motorcycle Tours in the outback in 1991, believes that travelling through Australia’s backwaters by motorcycle cannot be beaten.
Experienced riders are invited to go on a self-drive tour of the outback, but riders must have a full motorbike licence and motorbike insurance.
However, many tourists prefer to sit on the back of a bike and let someone else do the driving.
“[It] just seemed like the perfect area for this kind of tourist attraction, what with the rock, open roads, great weather and very little traffic – it all made sense,” Mr Oldfield told the publication.
“No one else was running Harley tours in Australia at the time, there was no legislation and we were the first to register it as a business.”
Uluru Motorcycle Tours offers trips to motorbike insurance holders that last two, thee, five and ten hours.
For example, holidaymakers with three hours to spare can go for a ride on a Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail to the Olgas and Ayers Rock before returning.