The Afternoon Delight Paradise Loop offers a combination of tight sandy tracks through forest and incredibly scenic dirt roads.
The loop starts at Vince Strang Motorcycles in Inverell. After a short transport out of town you hit flowing dirt lanes with short tar links to Gilgai, then into the bush where the erosion mounds start, the track turns and weaves through unmarked trails making GPS almost essential, it will be hard work just following a route sheet through here.
Trails weave through rocks and ruts, deep sandy corners keep things interesting then it’s up easy climb to an excellent lookout on Mt Topper.
After all the excitement of the tight bush there is a ten kilometre transport section before getting back into it as Paradise Creek works its charm.
All too soon you’re back through Elsmore and onto the delightful old Armidale Road that is a highlight as you jump and rail berms back to Inverell.
Check out the feature on the VSM ride in issue #446 of ADB Magazine – On Sale October 3.
Thanks to Marty Blake of Dualsport Australia and Ross Worgan, ADB has the tracklog for the 122km loop.
Downloadable GPX file HERE
Download Route HERE – Route Sheet