Amaruq Motorcycle Adventures

Amaruq Motorcycle Adventures

Amaruq Motorcycle Adventures
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Amaruq is based out of Victoria, BC, and offers guided motorcycle adventures spanning the entire length of Vancouver Island, as well as the Chilcotin Plateau and the Rockies. Our trips run anywhere from one to nine days, and our workshops are all one-day events focusing on either GPS Navigation on Motorcycles or Adventure Touring Skills. We cater to a variety of riding abilities & experience.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Mark O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Did a one day customized program with a friend of mine through Amaruq. In spite of numerous years of experience both on and off road with small and big bikes, this one day event (plus additional "theoretical" pre-session) was extremely enlightening (and fun!). Regardless of your experience level on ADV bikes, if you've never done any formal ADV ride technique training, you'll get value from this. The theoretical "bike physics" pre-session (online) really helped to connect the dots linking specific techniques with overcoming technical challenges on the trail. I now understand why certain techniques I've developed work, as well as learned where my techniques need to be "tweaked" (or more truthfully, completely re-learned from scratch!). Harry is highly flexible with the content and will tailor the content to the level and needs of the riders as well.
Mark (Dec/2023 ADV skills course in Nanaimo BC)
Written December 11, 2023
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Ronny B
Markham, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I took my first motorcycle trip ever this past week; I chose a 5-day Vancouver Island adventure with the goal of driving on various terrains, on and off-road, in the magical landscape while learning about the environment and nature around me. I must say that the trip exceeded my expectations!
Harry planned the route to be interesting, exciting, and just challenging enough to feel the adrenaline rush. The campsites were beautiful, and the food he and Richard prepared was fantastic and well thought of.
Harry has a wealth of knowledge, about the Island, nature, wildlife and of course, motorcycling.
I will definitely be back for another adventure- Harry you'd better be ready !!!
Written August 8, 2022
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Tracy W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I recently took an Adventure workshop with Amaruq (Harry), He was extremely knowledgeable about the different bikes in the workshop, I went into the course knowing very little about adventure riding. I ended the day with a fantastic base knowledge of my bike and adventure riding. I feel that I can hit the back roads with a level of confidence that I did not have before. Highly recommend Amaruq Motorcycle Adventures Harry came prepared with coffee, tea, snacks and most importantly Chocolate. I will be signing up for a multiday adventures in the future.
Written April 26, 2022
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Tracey, thanks for your response. I am happy to hear that you are prepped for the backroads! No restrictions on chocolate and big smiles should you join us on one of our trips. Safe riding and aleways keep the rubber side on the trail 😃 Harry
Written May 10, 2022
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Louisa C
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
The 5 day Vancouver island tour was one of my favorite travel experiences ever! About 70% of the time is riding on beautiful forest service roads and the rest on scenic highways. Accommodations are top notch and all meals are wonderfully prepared, healthy and delicious. You will sleep well and enjoy every minute!!
Written October 15, 2021
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Hi there, thank you for your review. Happy to hear you had a good experience & hope to see you next year with lots of sunshine :-) Harry
Written October 17, 2021
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Charlotte G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
I took the one-day Women's Adventure Riding course with Harry in May 2021. I had just got a new motorcycle and was hoping to get some practice on the new bike with a great instructor. I was surprised with how many new skills I was able to take away from this course and left confident in managing my new bike. Harry has great teaching techniques, wonderful patience, a wealth of experience, and it was also simply just a lot of fun to go riding with Harry and Nadia (and meet other ladies on the course to ride with!). The day was well planned and had a good balance of skills and riding. It was nice to be supported throughout the day with warm tea and snacks, and be shown some great riding locations on Vancouver Island. I look forward to doing a multi-day adventure with Amaruq in the future.
Written September 26, 2021
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Charlotte, thank you for your review. Considering that your skills were already pretty high, I am glad you had a good experience. Looking fwd to seeing you on one of our trips, maybe in 2022?! Harry
Written October 5, 2021
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Lee C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
Just did a weekend workshop with Harry. He packs a lot into the weekend. I have never learned so
much about adventure riding in such a short time. Super patient coach. And he makes it fun. Still have a grin on my face several days later.
Written July 31, 2021
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Lee, What an adventurous weekend ! Cannot wait to see u on the big ride in September !!!! Harry
Written August 2, 2021
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Dawn W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Had an absolutely amazing, challenging, thrilling and informative weekend. First time ever on an adventure bike. Amaruq provides the education pre-ride and builds on the knowledge during the day. Small group size = focused training.
Left me definitely wanting to increase my skills.
Written June 21, 2021
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Hi Dawn, what a great weekend ! You really looked confident and enjoy your new Harley Panamerica ! Harry
Written June 23, 2021
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mistybru
Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
I took the 1 day Adventure Riding course the other day with Harry and his wife Nadja. It was great. Very challenging for me on my CB500X in the gravel and sand. Just what I was looking for. I've been extensively riding that bike for 2 years mostly on pavement. I learned so much about the capabilities of my bike and how to work forward on my skills. Harry was very encouraging and always sure to get his point across. We graduated slowly from gravel parking lot to gravel road and then onto a trail track with gravel and round rock and sand. I would never have taken my bike in there. It was a huge eye opener to see where my bike could go. And me!
He is very knowledgable about many bikes and gave me good tips on modifications I can do to my bike to make it more comfortable on an Adventure ride. He could also immedially see my skill level and encouraged and challenged me.
It was a full, fun day. I'd highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to get off the beaten track.
They also do multi day trips which sound incredible. I am hoping to get on one in the fall.
Thank you Harry and Nadja.
Written June 21, 2021
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Hi Jill, I am happy you had a good time out there . You definitely exceeded the skills of your motorcycle. Good luck on your future adventure rides ! Harry
Written June 23, 2021
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Shawn B
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
A friend and I took a full day course from Harry on how to plan a multi-day group excursion. Topics ranged from group leadership styles and approaches, route planning, accommodating group bucket list items, planning daily trips and destinations, and overlaying it all mapping software. I learned so much and you can just tell Harry is just scratching the surface of Harry's experience and stories.

I had a great day with Harry. He was prepared, he was interesting to listen to, he was interested in what is was presenting, and he clearly had the experience to back up his talks.

Thank you Harry!
Written June 10, 2021
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Hi there, thanks for the review and have fun on your trips! Harry
Written October 2, 2021
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Sarah S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
Had a fun, well organized day learning new skills. I appreciated the small class size and the personalized attention regarding instruction. I participated in the Women's training class it was a very supportive environment for learning, fun, and informative. It was like having my own cheering squad and helped my confidence tremendously. And met some great new people to ride with! Thank you!
Written May 31, 2021
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Sarah, thank you for your kind response . Happy that you enjoyed the workshop. We had a great time out there and I am still smiling when remembering you tackling the biggest log that was out there ! Have fun on all your future trips ! Harry & Nadja
Written June 1, 2021
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