Check out the different options so you can decide which style suits your needs, so that you can maximise your time on this beautiful Island of ours.
Why people like us?
We ride, we listen, we take you on the roads that we like to ride.
"FIRO" - Fly in and Ride out of Hobart Tasmania. No ferry bookings. No sea sickness. No 12 hour crossings. We aim to have you on your bike within 60 minutes of landing !
02. Ability to Listen
Through conversations with you (the customer) we can listen and tailor make the tour so that it ticks the boxes on YOUR list.
03. Attention to Detail
The engines might run on fuel, but we require that your tour runs like clockwork.
04. Good Service
Fast friendly staff ensure we can assist our customers (before and during) so they have the best possible experience.
- 4 Tasmanian Virgins On Tour. 10-day 9-night self-guided tour of Tasmania for 4, on 2 Triumphs Tiger 800's. Brilliant! Phil runs a great business & took great care of us. The Tigers in my view are ideally suited to Tasmanian conditions. The weather was kind to us, the roads are excellent for motorcycling & so much more traffic free compared to Brisbane where I live, the food is excellent, particularly the seafood, the people are friendly & engaging & the public dunnies are generally clean & well maintained. Highlights: The Gorden Dam Road, Stanley & Marlies cafe, the Gordon River cruise & Sara Island & Port Arthur. Would I return? YES! Would I make use of Phil's business again? Yes! After all he is a Triumph man. Cheers Des G.Des G05/11/2023I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience using TMTR's services. The team here are very accommodating, even to work with you on the logistics of drop off and pick up, fortunately in my case I had local friends helping me out but had that not been the case Phil was willing to pick me up or organise bike pick up from the airport. The bike itself was a dream to ride and extremely well maintained. I will be using their services again and highly recommend using them to anyone reading!Anton Jukic28/10/2023Only Positives We've rented with TMTR previously and are yet to have something bad to write about, even the weather was perfect during our October 2023 5-day clockwise lap. TMTR have a large range of bikes, perfectly set up with luggage and a Garmin XT GPS. For this experience we settled for a BMW R1250GS Rally each, one low suspension for my low suspension wife and a normal one for me. The trip started well with Phil picking us up from our hotel, we could leave all our non-riding stuff at TMTR, and ended with Phil dropping us off at the airport. We've ridden a lot of the world and Tassie is up there as our favourite place; the riding and the scenery and the accommodation, food, and beverages are simply the best. TMTR allows us to get amongst it without shipping our bikes over, can't thank them enough.Duncan B20/10/202310 Day Self Guided Tour 7 of us from New Zealand hired 5 bikes from Phil for a 10 day self guided tour of Tasmania. From our first contact in August 2022 to determine when 5 suitable bikes would be available, until our drop off at our Hobart accommodation the whole process was easy and straight forward. Phil asked us some questions to determine our likes and dislikes and he ended up providing us with a really detailed printed itinerary offering plenty of dining and attractions advice along with important stuff like “fuel up here”. Alongside the printed itinerary was a daily map and each bike had a GPS unit preprogrammed with the attractions and our each nights stays. We left the accommodation up to Phil to book and they were all of a high standard, and close to, or incorporating a restaurant. Any questions or problems we had, Phil was only a phone call away to help us out. Tasmania has some of the best motorcycling roads I have ridden on and even the rain couldn’t reduce the smiles we all had. Can’t say enough about how much we all enjoyed riding in Tasmania. Thanks Phil for your work and enthusiasm for Tasmania, which helped make our trip remarkable. GeoffGeoff a18/04/2023The Ideal Bucket List Bike Ride. For me, this was a Bucket List trip.Phil picked us up from our hotel in Hobart and it was off to his place for the mandatory paperwork and also a review of his recommended route and how the GPS works. The GPS made it so easy.On the bikes for the start of 5 days on the road. Saw some amazing scenery, so many contrasts across the island.Two fine days, and three half wet/dry. As good as you would expect.I was having some trouble with the clutch lever adjustment but Phil had a contact in Launceston who sorted it out in a minute and I was happy again.Accommodation was between amazing and OK, depending what was available in that town.Had a great time, price was reasonable, would recommend it to anyone.Peter C29/03/2023Solo Self guided tour I Hired a Beautiful BMW 1250 GSA from Phil I was flying Solo and had no real plans. Phil showed me some great places on his large wall map and also gave me a 5 day self guided tour map. I got instructions on how to operate all the great features on the bike. Like heated grips and seat 🙂 . I rode 1631km in 4 days. and saw so much. I visited chocolate factory's, winery's, cheese places, distillery's and anywhere else that I saw as i rode along that caught my eye. The bike was amazing to ride and Phil was super easy to deal with.Simon G21/03/2023Tassie Motorcycle trip A large group of us from NSW flew down to Tassie and rented bikes from Phil at TMTR. Although I wasn’t the trip organiser I found the whole process seamless. Phil communicated with the organiser extremely well, picked us up from our accomodation, walked us through the rental process, fees and insurance details and of course the bikes themselves. All of the bikes we rented, 12 in total were all pretty new with low kms and were mechanically A1. He provided GPS which were accurate and well programmed. You literally pressed favourites and a list of interesting destinations came up making navigation around Tassie incredibly easy. The roads around Tassie are MADE for bikes, great straights, sweeping bends looking over majestic scenery, mountains , fields, forests and crystal clear bays and of course hairpin bends to keep it all interesting and test out your skills! The towns and attractions you pass through have something for everyone, great food, pubs, wineries, boutique food and arts and crafts. Along with the incredible history of Tasmania and stunning National parks and natural attractions you will love this place. Combine it with Motorbikes and mates and you will be hard pressed to have a better holiday.At the end of the ride we simply returned the bikes and once again Phil drove us back to our Hobart accomodation. All in all a cracker of a week!Jaime H19/03/2023Tasmania Self Guided Tour I rented a bike from Phil at TMTR in February. He organised an 8 day self-guided trip for me on a Tiger 800XCX, which was in very good condition. Great roads and scenery...and so little traffic. Phil provided me with sat nav, comprehensive route notes and suggestions for sightseeing, bars/restaurants etc I would definitely recommend renting from TMTR and riding in Tasmania.Guy C15/03/2023Trip of a lifetime From A-Z this was a great trip. The only thing that wasn't under Phil's calm control was the weather. A couple of phone chats for him to get an idea of what to propose as an itinerary, easy transaction, and my bespoke tour was created. Phil's flexilbity with colletion/drop off at the airport removes one extra hassle, and leads to a really chill start of a fantastic motorcycle tour. The range of bikes is excellent, and they really are in top notch condition, as is the range of luggage and clothing available as well.The tour was great, lots of options, lots of suggestions, Phil obviously has a wealth of local knowledge and local connections, and was able to come up with altnernatives off the top of his head.I absolutely 100% recommend. I only did four days, and I wish I did four weeks. Tasmania is incredible, and when I come back (not if), I will be a repeat customer for sure.Dan12/03/2023Superb. Thrilling. And on mouthwatering bikes! There are a couple of motorcycle hire businesses in Tasmania, but I'd bet none are as brilliant as Phil Ogden's Tasmanian Motorcycle Tours & Rentals. From our initial communication, to when we booked then had to cancel our original Tassie trip due to COVID lockdowns, to when we re-booked and this time made it to the island, every interaction was highly professional, surpassing our expectations. Phil was accessible, informative, patient, and generous. The motorcycles on offer are the best I've ridden, likely the best you'll find anywhere, including the king of adventure bikes: BMW's 1250 GS Rallye - a monster you can hire and ride once you stop drooling. Phil offers motorcycle gear like helmets, jackets, wet weather gear and more. His service is hard to fault... and then there's the island itself. Honestly, hire one of TMTR's bikes, take Phil's advice on potential routes and accommodation, and enjoy some of the best roads on the planet on some of its best bikes. Just do it.Martin C08/03/2023Booked a motorcycle through TMTR for use at a work event in Hobart in February 2023, where the motorcycle was utilised as a first response vehicle for the event paramedic. We explained to Phil the intended use and types of equipment that would need to be carried, and he provided us with a choice of several appropriate motorcycles for the event with a variety of luggage options. The booking process was easy and well explained, with Phil being easily contactable and happy to chat over the phone to answer any questions. Pickup and drop off was also easy. The owner is an avid rider himself, so is also happy to provide local information and tips for those that aren’t familiar with Tasmania. Overall a very easy booking process. I would happily recommend TMTR for both personal and business hire.Lewis Russell28/02/20238 Day Tour of Tassie My mate and I decided to do an 8 day hire/tour of Tassie and elected to fly in/fly out and hire the beautiful 1250GS motorcycles from Phil at TMTR. The bikes and service offered by Phil were excellent, and the trip went without a hitch.We are both from Sydney and the ease of flying to Hobart, being picked up by Phil and returned at the end of the hire period was excellent and made the trip far less stressful and enjoyable. The entire hire bike arrangement and friendly pre trip planning advice was much appreciated. Thanks Phil.Mark B23/02/2023Booked a motorcycle through TMTR for use at a work event in Hobart in February 2023, where the motorcycle was utilised as a first response vehicle for the event paramedic. We explained to Phil the intended use and types of equipment that would need to be carried, and he provided us with a choice of several appropriate motorcycles for the event with a variety of luggage options. The booking process was easy and well explained, with Phil being easily contactable and happy to chat over the phone to answer any questions. Pickup and drop off was also easy. The owner is an avid rider himself, so is also happy to provide local information and tips for those that aren’t familiar with Tasmania. Overall a very easy booking process. I would happily recommend TMTR for both personal and business hire.Lewis Russell18/02/2023My 50th Birthday Adventure My mates planned a 10 day ride of Tassie and brought their own bikes into Tasmania. I chose to hire a motorcycle and the best place to do this with was Phil at TMTR. Phil picked me up from Hobart Airport and after a very short drive to his place, I was on my way! I chose the 2021 BMW F750GS Adventure bike and was extremely happy with the performance and handling. Phil is very knowledgeable with the roads and bikes he hires out and can assist you in selecting the right bike for your adventure. Definitely will recommend Tasmanian Motorcycle Tours and Rentals to my friends.bill s07/01/2023Tour of the Tasman peninsula Rented a bike from Phil for the day to do a little tour of The Tasman Peninsula. Phil was very accommodating called up at short notice and he was able to set me up on a bike and supplied the gear needed all within the cost. Also give me some good places to visit. Will definitely rent another bike next time I visit Tasmania.from them. Thanks, LeeLee H05/01/2023Best way to spend new year's! TMTR is your gateway to organising the best possible way to explore Tasmania...riding a motorbike! Phil is got you covered with everything, from organising transfers from the hotel/airport, to sorting out riding gear (including helmet, gloves, protective jacket) and providing with plenty of storage panniers/top case, as well as GPS and mobile phone holders. Phil is flexible whether you just want to rent a motorbike from his adventure range, or if you'd like a self-guided tour organised. Tasmania has a beautiful landscape, charming little towns and great food/wine, and riding around its windy roads is in my view, the best way to experience it!Be sure to check his website or give him a call!Tomas S01/01/2023Excellent service and timely correspondence. Easy to deal with. Great, well-maintained bikes and very extensive and complete trip route planning and accommodations. GPS very well set up and easy to use. Phil was very helpful, great communicator and all around pleasant and friendly guy! Highly recommend!Richard Denney29/12/2022Effortless and great service Touring Tassie on a motorbike is something that's been inching up our list of to-do's. We had a small window to make this happen and Phil at TMTR really made this a possibility for us!Phil was attentive, understood our timeframes and situation. He was able to provide excellent advice and structure a great itinerary on very short notice (during peak period where accommodation is scarce).Our bike and all the luggage options was perfectly setup for touring 2-up and we could tell that the bike has been well maintained and cared for. The 1250GS was the perfect bike for our trip.The itinerary for each day was really well considered. A good blend of stunning roads, scenery and sights; all within a manageable distance each day. The bast part is that you still have all the flexibility you need to incorporate your own plans, TMTR's itinerary as really an outline that you can follow or add more to.You have all the navigation and supporting guides to help you on the tour and to make some decisions along the way.Lastly, the accommodation booked for us was also great. Spacious rooms in nice hotels which are conveniently located. Dinner and drinks options are all within walking distance and it's nice to not have to get back onto the bike to head out for dinner after a long day.I'd recommend TMTR to anyone looking to explore Tassie on bike. We've had a great experience with themGordon23/12/2022
- Best bike trip ever made in australia I had a great experience with my tiger 800. I have done the whole east coast in 4 days. The bike was perfectly looked after and very reliable. And believe me, in middle of nowhere you need a good bike ! Phil was very nice with me, he picked me up at my hostel and brought me back after the journey. I vouch on him 100% if you like riding and especially if you need to discover Tasmania TMTR is the place! He lent me a swag as well for sleep because on the plane I couldn’t carry much into my bag. This kind of bike trip is something you keep in mind your lifetime !Jérémy H23/12/2022A Perfect Father-Son Tour Around Tassie My Dad and I we had a really excellent time on our 6 day self-guided trip organised by Phil. Dad got to hire the mighty 1250 GS and I really appreciated the flexibility allowed for me to bring my own bike. The itinerary was really well thought out, uncovering a raft of hidden gems with plenty of well spaced stop options.The accommodation options booked were really excellent for an adventure like this - not too fancy, but perfectly comfortable. The value was truly exceptional though!Lachy H12/12/2022Rundum perfekter Service! Eine Empfehlung Die Motorräder waren perfekt gewartet, die Ausstattung war so, wie sie auf der Website versprochen wurde. Phil ist sehr freundlich und gibt gerne gute Tipps für Restaurants und Hotels, ist über die aktuellen Straßensperren perfekt informiert und absolut zuverlässig und zuvorkommend. Wer vor hat, in Tasmanien Bikes zu mieten, ist hier an der richtigen Stelle. Absolute Empfehlung von mir und meiner FrauGerhard Bernklau11/12/20226 days riding the West coast Outstanding.TMTR are precisely the kind of company that I imagined I wanted to deal with when planning a bike trip to Tassie… or anywhere else actually.A big range of bikes and an even bigger range of luggage options means they could bring together the right combination that suited me and what I was planning – with me involved in the decisions.When I arrived the bike was fitted out, fueled-up, cleaned and ready to roll. The paper-work was prepped in advance and was dealt with quickly and professionally in a few minutes. After we went over the whole bike together to make sure everyone was safe and satisfied, I packed the tail and tank bags and I was rolling less than 30 minutes after I arrived at their office. Brilliant.Perhaps more importantly the TMTR team are way ahead of the curve. They have the deep knowledge of the state, its roads, its attractions and its seasons that can only come from personal experience. They understood what ‘service’ means; from their patience with all of my questions, to the pick-up/drop-off to the airport, it was clear that the TMTR were fitting to the customer, not trying to force it to be the other way around. To top it off, they ride. They get it. The bikes are all in top condition and the team were super-friendly and inspired a lot of confidence in what they were doing.I’ve been riding in Oz for 40 years, I’ve never seen a team do it better than this.Warren R27/11/202210 days around Tasmania I’ve travelled the world by bike and this was such a delightful and restful way to go. No planning or stress. Hop on the bike and follow the GPS.Phil is an organised and tidy finisher. He arranged everything including each nights accommodations.I did 10 days around Tasmania and I loved the winding roads. Weather was perfect every day,,, Phil said he arranged that too.Jo Morgan12/11/2022Great experience First time to Tassie with the family and decided to extend the stay and do a 5 day solo bike trip. Hired the BMW750 GS and it was perfectly set up with the panniers, top box, screen and GPS. Phil ran me through the bike and gave me the 5 day maps he uses for the tours. These were perfect for my trip and gave an indication of riding times and distance covered. Weather wasn't perfect for my trip but enjoyed the bike and the East Coast. Phil was contactable at all times if need be for support or advice and picked me up and dropped me back to the airport. Great service and pristine, well set up machines. Will be back....DarrenN212109/10/2022Well presented bikes (BMW R1200 GS) Top Box and Panniers plus a handy tank bag. Phil was punctual when picking us up from our accommodation in Hobart. I had a Nav system that became faulty which was replaced straight away Phil Replied to all emails, texts. Can't wait to do it again. Thanks Phil for making our holiday memorable.Michael Calkin14/04/2022Tassie is a great place to ride: spectacular scenery, excellent roads, friendly people and great food. TMTR bikes were in good condition and came with luggage and insurance. Phil was helpful and made the whole process easy. He recommended great routes and did the pick up/drop off before/after the tour. Highly recommended!Andrew Pahlman14/03/2022Amazing experience!! Highly recommend! We wanted to celebrate our 50th Birthdays with a motorcycle road trip around Tasmania… & can’t recommend Phil of TMTR highly enough for helping create a truly awesome experience!Phil picked us up from the airport, pre-programmed an amazing 10 day itinerary into the GPS with all the best roads & ‘must see’ points of interest which was a God-send seeing it was our first time in Tassie! All accommodation was booked for us as well. All we had to do was hop on the BMW R1250 GS and head off on the adventure of a life time! The bike was in immaculate condition & ideal for handling Tassie’s ever changing weather conditions. All accommodation was walking distance to a nice pub or hotel for dinner which was great after a day of riding. With everything organised by Phil, it allowed us to just relax and enjoy the adventure. And when we finished our road trip, Phil dropped us back to the airport for our return flight home. Can’t get better service than that 😉Lyndall26/02/2022Wonderful motorcycle trip to Tasmania Our trip was booked at fairly short notice but despite that Phil put together an outstanding ten days for my wife and I.We rode some 2300kms on two BMW 750GSbikes and they proved ideally suited for the Tasmanian conditions. This is motorcycle country and the scenery both coastal and inland is breathtaking. Except for the cities, traffic is light so there is plenty of time to enjoy the journey.Phil put together a great trip with relatively easy daily runs and points of interest and stops along the way. The itinerary pack is backed up on the GPS so it really is trouble free. Accomodation is comfortable and in most cases the bikes were parked in front of our rooms. Panniers, tank bags and top boxes were perfect for our needs.Being collected and dropped at the airport is a massive bonus.AllanC2216/02/2022If your thinking of flying to Tasmania and hiring motorbikes to tour around Tasmania then Phil at TMTR is highly recommended, all tour maps and accommodation is all organised for you, Bikes are all late model and easy to ride, cant fault his expertise and knowledge of TasmaniaAndrew Jackson12/02/2022Amazing experience!! Highly recommend! We wanted to celebrate our 50th Birthdays with a motorcycle road trip around Tasmania & can’t recommend Phil of TMTR highly enough for helping create a truly awesome experience! Phil picked us up from the airport, pre-programmed an amazing 10 day itinerary into the GPS with all the best roads & ‘must see’ points of interest which was a God-send seeing it was our first time in Tassie! All accommodation was booked for us as well. All we had to do was hop on the BMW R1250 GS and head off on the adventure of a life time! The bike was in immaculate condition & ideal for handling Tassie’s ever changing weather conditions. All accommodation was walking distance to a nice pub or hotel for dinner which was great after a day of riding. With everything organised by Phil, it allowed us to just relax and enjoy the adventure. And when we finished our road trip, Phil dropped us back to the airport for our return flight home. Can’t get better service than that 😉Lyndall01/02/2022Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! We booked a two week motorbike trip for our honeymoon with Phil and TMTR. We provided a rough outline to Phil who then created a fantastic itinerary for us. Phil is very knowledgeable about the best routes to take and when to take them and suggested some great activities & tours. Phil also has great connections with accomodation and activity providers and received great deals for us. We hired a BMW 1200 GS which was in a great condition and we felt very safe the entire time, especially knowing that Phil was just a phone call away. We saw so much in our 2 weeks but already want to come back and do another tour through Phil & TMTR. Some recommendations from us would be to book your trip with Phil! And book ahead for the Floating Sauna in Derby and if heading to Cradle Mountain go to the Waldheim Spa and book The Sanctuary for an hour or two, perfect after spending a couple of days on the bike! Thank you so much Phil & Christine!Courtney H11/01/2022Awesome Bikes, Great Customer Service Just got back from a week in Tassie. Got one of Phil's bikes (Triumph Tiger 800cc).
Couldn't have been happier with both the bike and Phil's great customer service (picked me up from the airport!).
Will be coming back for another ride sometime in the future!pbyrne9807/01/2022Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! We booked a two week motorbike trip for our honeymoon with Phil and TMTR. We provided a rough outline to Phil who then created a fantastic itinerary for us. Phil is very knowledgeable about the best routes to take and when to take them and suggested some great activities & tours. Phil also has great connections with accomodation and activity providers and received great deals for us. We hired a BMW 1200 GS which was in a great condition and we felt very safe the entire time, especially knowing that Phil was just a phone call away. We saw so much in our 2 weeks but already want to come back and do another tour through Phil & TMTR. Some recommendations from us would be to book your trip with Phil! And book ahead for the Floating Sauna in Derby and if heading to Cradle Mountain go to the Waldheim Spa and book The Sanctuary for an hour or two, perfect after spending a couple of days on the bike! Thank you so much Phil & Christine!Courtney H01/12/20217 day break from reality Shoutout to Phil & Christine for hooking me up with their new GS1250 for a 7 day break from reality. Phil’s full of knowledge when it comes to riding around Tassie and will certainly go out of his way to help you out with any tips or questions you may have. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to tackle Tassie on 2 wheels!Luke T31/10/2021We had the best self-guided tour thanks to Phil and TMTR. From the get go, Phil was extremely helpful helping us plan a route around the Tasmanian East Coast, giving us pointers of where to stop for food, points of interest and sharing his extensive knowledge of the roads. He kitted us out with tank bags and the bikes were equipped with pillion boxes for our luggage. The GS1200s were a dream to ride - I can't recommend TMTR enough. Thanks Phil!Will Lewis12/10/2021