FAQ – FAT BIKES
What is a Fat Bike?
A Fat Bike is similar to a Mountain Bike with oversized tyres. With bigger tyres you can traverse muddy, sandy and rocky tracks much easier than on a traditional mountain bike, and they’re ideal for riding on the sand at Little Sahara.
Riding a Fat Bike is more confidence inspiring than a standard bike as they roll over obstacles easier, have much better grip and provide a soft suspended ride.
Where do the tours start from?
All of our Fat Bike Tours begin and end at our Visitor Centre at Little Sahara, 3733 South Coast Road, Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island.
- An experienced guide to take you safely on your Adventure Tour
- An amazing Fat Bike equipped with 20 speed gears and disc brakes
- Australian Standards approved cycling helmet
What should I wear?
- Comfortable clothes to ride in. Riding specific clothes are great but not necessary. Shorts & shirt.
- Closed-toe shoes are best. Running shoes are good but you will have to occasionally empty the sand out.
What should I bring?
We suggest bringing a small backpack to carry your personal items:
- A change of clothes if the weather is wet
- A raincoat if it looks like rain
I like a challenge. Will I be bored?
Our guides have spent their adult lives adventuring, we like a bit of excitement. However, we never tire of the buzz we get from rolling across a soaring sand dune or on our pristine natural bush tracks. We never get bored seeing kangaroos, koalas and birds in their natural environment. That’s not to say we don’t know how to get our heart rates into the red zone. Let us know if you’re chasing a bit of a challenge or some adrenalin we can tick that box too, but expect to get a bit hot and sweaty with the odd scratch or two, and your shoes full of sand!
I don't ride very much. Will I be ok?
At Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action we love beginners! We get a lot of satisfaction from sharing our bike knowledge and skills with newbies. Feel free to ask us any bike related questions. We welcome and encourage riders of all levels of fitness and skill. We will adjust the bike to suit you and brief you thoroughly on its features and controls to make sure you get the most out of your tour. If you can ride a bike we’ll make sure you’ll have a great time.
What ages can ride on a Fat Bike Tour?
We have Fat Bikes that will suit riders from 8 years to 106 years of age. Our smallest bikes feature 20 inch wheels (BMX size), our medium bikes feature 24 inch wheels and our adult bikes (small, medium and large) feature 26 inch wheels.
How many people are on your tours?
We run tours with a minimum of one person, and a maximum of six per guide.
Do I need to book?
Yes. Availability is limited, booking in advance will ensure we have the right bike and guide available to take you on tour.
You can book a tour on our secure booking system (Click HERE), FREECALL us on 1800 836 126 or call in to see us at Little Sahara, 3733 South Coast Highway, Vivonne Bay.
When do tours run?
Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action run Fat Bike Tours all year round – spring, summer, autumn and winter.
What if it rains?
Our tours run in most weather conditions, with the exception of storms, hail or gale-force winds, as your safety is our first priority.
Can I use my own Equipment?
You are welcome to use your own equipment on our tours subject to the approval of our guides. Some customers prefer to use their own saddles or clipless pedals and cycling shoes. Cycling gloves are not mandatory but can add to the comfort of your ride. Customers own equipment must be Australian standards approved and in good order. Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action will not be held liable for damage caused to customers own equipment if damaged or lost during our tours.
Do you supply helmets?
Yes. It is the law in Australia to wear bicycle helmets when riding and all of our tours include an Australian Standards approved helmet that must be worn at all times while riding our Fat Bikes. Some riders prefer to bring their own helmets on our tours. This is ok, provided you present them to us before the tour so that we can ensure that they are an Australian Standards approved design and in good order.