Charley Boorman rates the 230km road from Hobart to Strahan in Tasmania one of the best stretches of tarmac in the world in a new tourism video.
“It’s a country lane that travels up and down mountains … and never stops twisting,” he says.
The video is one of three released this year by the Tasmanian Road Safety Advisory Council (RSAC).
In 2015, they produced a video featuring multi-Australian Superbike Champion Malcolm Campbell and interstate motorcycle club member Lester Knowles ridging around te state and poi ting out te features and the dangers.
This year the video has been updated.
It is now joined by the Charley Boorman video and another video about riding the West Coast with local rider and Regional Chief with the Tasmanian Fire Service, Jeff Harper, on his Victory Cross Roads Cruiser.
RSAC provides all riders with information and videos when they board the Spirit of Tasmania. They also produce billboards and posters displayed along popular Tassie riding routes.
You can get more travel information on their Touring Motorcyclists web page.
Charley rates Tassie
In his video, Charley rates Tasmania highly for riding. He says it has a “huge heritage of riding motorcycles”, “the roads are beautiful, the landscape incredible and the tarmac is just wonderful”.
“There are not many straight bits,” he says.
Charley provides some safety riding and gear tips remarking that it is important to feel comfortable.
He also talks about his tours in Australia which take in Tasmania, as well as his African tours and he praises his ride, a Triumph Tiger 1200.
Although gaining notoriety riding a German BMW around the world with actor friend Ewan McGregor, Boorman has been an ambassador for the British brand for several years now.
Click here to read our interview wth Charley at the Bike Shed in London at Easter this year.
In it, he answers many of the questions posted by our readers, including his next trip wth Star Wars star Ewan McGregor, his regrets, riding tips and more.