3 Bridges birthday tour

Logendra + Salni 09.06.19 – 3 Bridges birthday tours

Salni was given the 3 Bridges birthday tours as a present by her son. It was a belated birthday celebration.

Our passengers wrote to us the next day: “We had an awesome experience with Troll Tours. Our driver Craig was very informative, had all safety requirements covered. He was very timely and very knowledgeable of the route we drove. We felt very safe on the trike with Craig. An awesome experience and highly recommended. Thanks again”.

Craig picked them up from Circular Quay, it is a central and easy place to pick up and drop off.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Firstly they rode over the first of the 3 Bridges. The famous and iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. As we keep telling everyone – look up! Without a roof blocking your view, you will really be able to appreciate the arches.

After that, they stopped at Kirribilli on the north side of the Harbour Bridge. It has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the CBD. A view we never tire of. In addition, it also has an up-close view of the side and underneath of the bridge.

They continued on through North Sydney and Crows Nest before joining River Road. It is a fun road to ride on. River Road leads to Burns Bay Road which, in turn, leads to another bridge but not one of the main three.

Fig Tree Bridge, Tarban Creek Bridge, Gladesville Bridge

It is the Fig Tree Bridge which opened in 1963 and spans the Lane Cove River. After that bridge, they continued on and crossed the second of the bridges Tarban Creek Bridge. This spans Tarban Creek. Then they got to bridge #2 of the main 3 Bridges, the Gladesville Bridge. It has wonderful views along Parramatta River towards the Harbour Bridge and the city.

This bridge is on the main arterial thoroughfare of Victoria Road. They travelled along for a short while before turning off into the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. Following the shoreline of Iron Cove, which is part of the Parramatta River, they saw some lovely water views. It is part of the 7 km long Bay Run.

ANZAC Bridge

They continued on riding onto the incredible ANZAC Bridge – bridge #3. Similarly, it is also great to see without a roof over your head inhibiting the view. Riding into the city is always interesting, however, time was up. Craig dropped the passengers back at Circular Quay. Our passengers thought the 3 Bridges Harley ride was fantastic, a great way to see parts of the city only the locals know about.
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In conclusion, the 3 Bridges birthday tours was a huge success, another “best birthday present ever”.

69th birthday VIVID tour

Bernie, Megan + Peter 24.05.19 – 69th birthday VIVID tour

The 69th birthday VIVID tour testimonial:

“Hi Katrina,
Sorry for the slow response we have been out & about today. 
I absolutely want to say that we had the best time on the trikes last night. I was going to email you when we got back to the hotel but thought the ping might wake you. 
The guys were fantastic. My friend and I were on Craig’s trike and he was very informative. I forgot when I got on the Trike that I’m actually panic stricken in this situation but I just hung on tight and had a ball!!  

My husband thoroughly enjoyed the ride on the other Trike and now knows a lot more about motorcycles.
Thank you so much for helping us to have an absolutely fabulous night and for the photos. We will certainly be telling all our friends about the experience and that fine to put some pics on your media.
Cheers Bernie”

In Sydney for a short time, Bernie organised the 69th birthday VIVID tour with us. She is celebrating her 69th birthday and therefore wanted to do something fun and a bit different to the usual touristy stuff. Why not combine it with a ride around the VIVID sights!

Mrs Macquarie’s Point

Craig and Joe picked our passengers up from a restaurant. They had eaten dinner first so then they could relax while taking in the Sydney sights. Firstly, they rode to Mrs Macquarie’s Point. We can’t ride to the exact point but it is possible to walk to the point. We can ride far enough to see the wonderful view looking west to the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Next, they rode through part of the city and across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. One of our favourite views is from Blues Point. It has the same type of view as Mrs Macquarie’s Point but in reverse – looking east across Sydney Harbour to the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

In addition they stopped at Jeffrey Street Wharf, Kirribilli. From here the view is closer to the Opera House and the CBD. They had a look around and had some photos taken. The perspective of the Harbour Bridge is fabulous from here. They drove under the bridge and back across it.

However, time was up so they were dropped off near their hotel at Circular Quay. The 69th birthday VIVID tour was a great success. In other words, our passengers had such a fun time and saw the pretty sights of the VIVID Festival and Sydney. http://trolltours.com.au/product/design-your-own-ride/

VIVID SYDNEY

The website says: Where art, technology and commerce intersect. Three weeks of game changing ideas and seminars, amazing music and light sculptures that transform the city. https://www.vividsydney.com/ It really is worth a look.

Harley tour Southern Spectacular

Stacey 06.05.19 – Harley tours Southern Spectacular

Stacey wrote to us: “I honestly had the best day ever on my Harley ride. It was sooo bloody thrilling, I really loved it. Syl was such a top bloke, he kept me entertained, he kept me safe and made the day special. I would recommend this Harley ride to anyone.” In other words, the Harley tours Southern Spectacular was just that!!

Stacey was given a gift voucher for the Harley tours Southern Spectacular. It was for her 50th birthday and it was a very thoughtful and unique present from her brothers. Stacey absolutely loved the whole experience – best birthday present ever!

Syl picked her up from home in the southern suburbs if Sydney. They went on an epic and memorable 4 hour ride.

Firstly they rode through the Royal National Park. It is the oldest National Park in Australia, the second oldest in the world. Above all, it is very scenic and a great road to ride the Harley on.

Stanwell Tops

They continued on to Bald Hill at Stanwell Tops where there are beautiful views along the coastline and the South Pacific Ocean. A lot of hang gliders use this as their base to jump off, which is interesting to watch. Next they followed the coastline down and across the amazing Sea Cliff Bridge. It is a balanced cantilever bridge and cost $52 million to build.

Kiama Blow Hole

Next stop was the Kiama Blow Hole. It was blowing really well today, lots of water spouting out. Visiting them was well worth it today, the blowholes don’t always blow. We found out they were formed from basalt lava flows 260 million years ago. First written about by George Bass in 1797. The name ‘Kiama’ has long been translated as “where the sea makes a noise” – and nowhere is this clearer than at the famous (and loud) blowholes.
https://kiama.com.au/see-and-do/blowholes

Berry

After that, they cruised along until they ended up at a Berry pub for a beer (Stacey) and hot chips. The local Chamber of Commerce named it “The Town of Trees” in 1975 because, towards the end of the last century, the local settlers planted extensive stands of English oaks, elms and beech trees. 144 km south of Sydney via the Princes Highway.

They then headed back to Sydney via the freeway. Therefore Stacey received a taste of both the coastal meandering and the faster paced road. The 4 hour Harley tours Southern Spectacular is a great way to see the southern area of Sydney. In conclusion, it was a wonderful birthday present! http://trolltours.com.au/product/southern-spectacular-trike-tour/

Blue Mountains trike ride

Beau, Cade + Jake 18.04.19 – Blue Mountains trike ride

Testimonial

Hi Katrina,
I just wanted to say what a great time my grandsons had on the Blue Mountains trike ride. Max was wonderful with them and they were so excited to be dressed in leather and heading down the highway. The weather was perfect and we all had a good time. I followed in the car and enjoyed the trip as much as the boys. Max’s knowledge of the area was enlightening. An all round wonderful experience.
Thank you.
Susan
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Grandma has just moved to the Blue Mountains area. She wanted see a bit of the area and also give her grandsons some fun while they were visiting. Susan organised the Blue Mountains trike ride with us because she knew we did rides in this area. They are aged 12, 9 and 7 and they were so excited to be dressed in leather, riding down the freeway.

Since it was school holidays as well, what an exciting adventure for the boys to remember. Our trike rider Max picked the grandsons up from her home in the upper Blue Mountains. Susan followed in her car so she could learn more about the area and where to go later for a more intensive look.

The Blue Mountains trike ride

Max rode them around the Mount Victoria and Hartley area. It’s very scenic and not as well known as other parts of the Blue Mountains, such as the Three Sisters. Hartley is a historical village in the Central Tablelands region of NSW – the top of the Blue Mountains range.

They continued riding to Lithgow where the ride finished. They boys and Susan had McDonalds for lunch before driving back home. Susan wrote to us after the Blue Mountains trike ride:

The ‘blue’ in Blue Mountains

The name Blue Mountains, is derived from the blue tinge the range takes on when viewed from a distance. This is because of the naturally occurring organic chemicals are emitted in large quantities by the abundant eucalyptus trees. When eucalyptus oils, dust particles, and water vapour combine, as the sunlight hits, it creates an optical illusion of a blue haze. The light allows the eyes to see the blue pigments in the atmosphere.

Manly Northern beaches Harley tour

Jenny 07.04.19 – Manly Northern beaches Harley tour

Hi Katrina,
The Manly Northern beaches Harley tour was absolutely amazing – thank you so very much. I am happy for one of the photos of me in the bike to go on your Facebook page. I promise to also write a review. Phil was fantastic and went above and beyond to make sure I had a wonderful memory to take home. All the best and thank you again.
Jenny

We designed the Manly Northern beaches Harley tour especially for Jenny. She is South African now calling England her home and in Australia for a holiday. Jenny decided a Harley ride would be a good way to see some of the sights most visitors don’t get to see. Quite right!

jenny wrote, “I need a kind driver who won’t mind if I cling onto him tightly to begin with as I have only been on a bike once before – I’m not nervous though!”. We have many kind Harley riders but we knew exactly who to use. Phil is very kind, friendly and helpful. Jenny was not nervous for long.

Manly Northern beaches Harley tour

He picked her up from her hotel in Darling Harbour. The first thing they did was ride over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is a wonderful sight and to look upwards, it really gives a sense of its size and design.

They stopped at Blues Point to look across the beautiful Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Not far from there is Jeffrey Street Wharf, therefore they stopped for photos and to look at the wonderful view. It doesn’t matter what angle you see the famous icons, you’ll always love the view. Even on a grey day it is beautiful.

Continuing on, they rode eastwards into upperclass Mosman and down past Taronga Zoo to Bradley’s Head. So, if you are lucky you’ll see koalas having a nap or eating gum leaves. This is a headland protruding from the north shore of Sydney Harbour, with beautiful views to the city and the eastern suburbs.

Jenny and Phil called in to see the expensive Balmoral Beach, which is in one of the bays of Sydney Harbour. Over The Spit Bridge and down to the famous Manly and North Head. More beautiful views!!

The beautiful northern beaches

Along the coastline they rode, past some of the northern beaches – such as Queenscliff, Curl Curl, Dee Why and Collaroy. We love this area of Sydney. It is beautiful but has become very popular to visit and to live here. They rode up to Narrabeen Lagoon and onto the Wakehurst Parkway.

Wakehurst Parkway

This is a road which is tree lined and the speed limit is slightly higher, 80kms per hour. It gives the rider and passenger a chance to go a bit faster, to really hear the Harley.

All too soon the ride finished. Where did the 2.5 hours go? A Manly Northern beaches Harley tour was a fabulous way to see these beautiful areas of Sydney. There are no trains on the peninsula so to see that area you need a vehicle or you can catch a bus.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Beaches

trike tour in Sydney

Christina + Vincent 10.03.19 – trike tour in Sydney

A trike tour in Sydney!
“Hi Katrina,
We had a great ride with Craig. Christina and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I will look into getting something up on Facebook – don’t use it myself.
Regards”, Vincent

A trike tour in Sydney

is just the right thing to do when you are exploring Sydney. We can show many sights in a short length of time. Our passengers are visiting Sydney for the first time so decided to do the trike tour.

Craig picked them up from outside the Glenmore Hotel in The Rocks. They rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a look at the lovely views. Looking across Sydney to the Opera House and the city is a beautiful sight. From there, there is a different perspective of the Harbour Bridge.

They continued on under the north side of the Harbour Bridge. Next was a look around North Sydney. The tour continued as they rode back over the Harbour Bridge. They rode via Macquarie Street to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. This is part of the Domain precinct which is on Macquarie Point.

The view from Macquarie Point

is stunning. You look westward towards the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Then they rode past Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool to Woolloomooloo. The trike tour in Sydney came to an end far too quickly, however, it is a great experience and a good way to see some of the major sights.

We do all different length tours. Depending on what you would like to see can depend on the time frame you choose.
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The Glenmore Hotel was built by Brewers Tooth & Co in 1921 and is one of the last surviving pre-Harbour Bridge buildings on Cumberland Street. The site is known to have been occupied from the early years of 1800, although it is likely that, like the other ridges of The Rocks, it was occupied by the encampment of settlers in the first weeks of the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788.
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14th birthday surprise ride

Christine + Sonja 09.03.19 – 14th birthday surprise ride

A 14th birthday surprise ride testimonial – Even before the rider (Craig) got back Christine wrote to us: “Thank you for the fabulous Troll Tour with Craig for my Granddaughters birthday. Will recommend this to all.” We love happy customers!!

Grandma organised a 14th birthday surprise ride! Sonja just didn’t know what was happening. She sure was happy though. Christine had organised the surprise ride earlier in the week and was so happy we could do what she wanted.

Craig picked them both up from grandma’s place. This was in the inner west of Sydney. They did the 3 Bridges ride.

The 3 Bridges ride

The 3 Bridges ride is a good one. Firstly Craig rode them over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. As we have previously mentioned, we love it! It is a wonderful structure to ride over. We love to lift our head up to see the arch in all its glory. We aren’t talking about the riders though, they keep their sight firmly on the road.

First stop is Kirribilli. As you can see by the photo this is a great place to look across the harbour. The view really is impressive. The first thing you will see is the Sydney Opera House and the CBD. if you look right you will see a different perspective of the bridge.

Then they started their adventure again by riding into the lower north shore suburbs. This led them into the inner western suburbs where the record building Gladesville Bridge is. It is the second main bridge on the 3 Bridges ride.

The next place they rode to was ANZAC Bridge (a cable-stayed bridge). BUT, there was a detour though. A really good one which always happens on the 3 Bridges ride. The detour was the “Bay Run”. It is a 7km footpath for walkers and pushbike riders which travels around ‘Iron Cove’. This is a very scenic inlet of Sydney Harbour.

After the Bay Run they rode over the wonderful ANZAC Bridge and back to home in the inner west. A 14th birthday surprise ride was the perfect present for a teenager! Grandma loved it also.
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wedding anniversary Harley tour

Julie + Kevin 28.02.19 – wedding anniversary Harley tours

Our wedding anniversary Harley tours are such fun!
“Hi Katrina,
I have popped the photo and information up on my F.B page for all to see , what a great time we had, thoroughly recommended to all my friends and family. 
 Thank you  for the  wonderful experience  
Regards Julie and Kevin”

The wedding anniversary Harley tours was a great way to celebrate an important occasion. Kevin was given the Harley ride as a Christmas present. So Julie decided she’d like to do a Harley ride as well.

They are from Orange (4 hours west of Sydney) and decided to celebrate their wedding anniversary by doing the Harley ride when they came to Sydney. Phil and Perry picked them up from their hotel and took them on the experience of a lifetime.

They rode over the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge

They rode over the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and did the Kirribilli Loop. The Loop has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the city. It also takes you under the north end of the Harbour Bridge. Therefore, this will show you a unique aspect of it.

They continued into North Sydney for a quick look before heading back over the bridge. Then they rode past the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens. There is a beautiful view towards the west of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Next they rode past Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, a chair carved out of stone. They rode into Woolloomooloo where the iconic and original Harry’s Cafe De Wheels is located.

They continued on through the infamous Kings Cross before heading to Circular Quay. So then they could start to explore Sydney on foot and have some lunch.

wedding anniversary Harley tours

The wedding anniversary Harley tours was a great celebration of an important occasion. An experience they will never forget and one they absolutely loved.

Mrs Macquarie’s Chair (also known as Lady Macquarie’s Chair) is an exposed sandstone rock cut into the shape of a bench. It is on a peninsula in Sydney Harbour. It was hand carved by convicts in 1810 for Elizabeth Macquarie. She was the wife of Major-General Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of NSW.
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school holiday fun Sydney

Devlin Family 24.01.19 – school holiday fun Sydney

This sure was school holiday fun Sydney. Their grandma wrote on TripAdvisor:

Wow
4 teenagers on school holidays – 2 females, 2 males looking for something different. Great vibe, great ride, great Tour Trike Leaders Craig and Steve. Interesting places to see. Easy to recommend to anyone to try and great to give or receive as a birthday or Christmas present.

Their grandma also wrote on an email “They all really enjoyed their ride and stated that Craig and Steve were lovely.”

McMahons Point is a harbourside suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, NSW Australia. McMahons Point is located 3 kilometres north of the Sydney CBD.

School holiday fun Sydney is easy with a trike ride. Grandma organised the experience for her teenage grandchildren for something different and memorable during the school holidays.

They drove to McMahons Point because they live out of the city. This is a good place to park the car and it is safe for our trike and Harley riders to stop. Craig and Steve picked the teens up and rode them through some of the lower north shore suburbs.

Next was the fabulous ride over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. An experience we never tire of as it is an amazing structure. Then they rode around the Royal Botanical Gardens and past Mrs Macquarie’s Chair.

Next was a quick ride through the city and back over the bridge to the car where Grandma was waiting. It was such school holiday fun Sydney and an experience they won’t forget.

We can design a ride to suit you!

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McMahons Point is a harbourside suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, NSW Australia. McMahons Point is located 3 kilometres north of the Sydney CBD.

trike Eastern suburbs tour

Chantel + Juene 03.01.19 – trike Eastern suburbs tours

Chantel wrote about the trike Eastern suburbs tours:
“Sure, I’d be happy to! 
Ride was brilliant and Craig was very friendly as well. Craig even rang when well went too far up the street he even waited there for us to walk back down.
Yes, you can put a photo on social media. 
Thanks Chantel
P.S.  trike ride 10/10
Thanks again so much”

A trike Eastern suburbs tour was the perfect experience for our passengers. Craig picked them up from their hotel and rode up Oxford Street which is where the Mardi Gras Parade marches up. Next main point of interest was the lovely Centennial Park and then Bronte Beach. Bronte Beach sits on Nelson Bay, surrounded by Bronte Park.

Then they rode past Tamarama Beach, Bondi Beach and Rose Bay. They cruised past the ‘Cruising Yacht Club’ at Rushcutters Bay before returning to their Hotel.

They saw so many of the famous sights in Sydney and loved every minute of the experience. Gave us a 10 out of 10! An trike Eastern suburbs tours will show you the best of the eastern beaches.
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