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Tasmania

SUMMARY

9 days professional guided riding
8 nights basecamp accommodation
3 nights beachside villa accommodation
Most meals
Transport
Transfers
£1,925 for 11 days 

£650 deposit secures your place

Toughness Rating:
8.5 out of 10

Riders worldwide are making tracks to Tasmania – an island at the world’s edge where 20% of the land is designated UNESCO World Heritage area for its pristine temperate wilderness and forests of giant tree ferns, huon pines and leatherbarks, it’s famously unique wildlife and its endless, white sandy beaches. For mountain bikers, this spectacular Island State has recently supported the development of world class, properly wild trail networks typified by deep, dark, drifty loam through giant fern forests over rockfest smatterings of super-grippy granite and around moss encrusted, house-sized boulders. And on this trip, we’ll be covering all the best stuff – Hobart, Mount Wellington, Maydena and Blue Derby! The gnarl and nadger factor has been given the seal of approval by the Enduro World Series with rounds at Derby and Maydena since 2017.

For our first 3 days, the riding around Hobart and Mount Welly is rocky, rooty and techy with plenty of pump and flow to get us into the swing of things from the outset. Riding the complete North South trail down the shoulder of Mount Wellington, with fabulous views over Hobart and its azure bays and islands is a highlight of this part of the trip, as will be the beer from the Cascade Brewery right at the base of the trails. From there we move on to Maydena where the serious action begins. Maydena is an uplift bike park with an 1100 metre summit and multiple EWS lines, as well as some more placid trails, descending back to the village through steep loamy chutes and berms, with optional mahoosive jumps and hips. So flying through the giant fern fronds is optional! Think Bike Park Wales on steroids amid a Jurassic Park filmset. As you sit astride your dusty rig, seatpost down, gazing over the expansive view of The South West Wilderness World Heritage Area, you have a choice of over 50 trails to drop into. Hmmm. Followed by Craft Ales.

Mid trip we head up the east coast of Tassie to the retro-vibe, tin-mining township (for that read small, totally laid back, yet strangely vibrant village) of Derby, set high in the Blue Tier mountain range above the white sands of The Bay of Fires. What a stunning mountain bikers playground has been created here over the last few years! We will spend 4 days on all the best stuff! Some big days on such classics as The Blue Tier and Atlas trails, a day on the Bay of Fires trail which descends 42 km down to the Tasman Sea at Swimcart Bay, and some general “yeehah, woah, let’s do that one again” trail park days from the Black Stump zone.

Your Tassie MTB Accommodation

Proper chilled, that’s the best summary there is! We’ll start out with 3 nights in a fabulous, enormous villa a stone’s throw from the sand at Kingston Beach, one of the hippest little suburbs of Hobart, and a very short ride to the trails of Mount Wellington. Evenings will be spent in the cool restaurants and bars after a refreshing post ride dip in the Tasman Sea. Then we move onto the roving part of the holiday. At Maydena and at Derby we will be camping in true chilled Aussie style on gloriously situated sites, supported by our RV rig for cooking and minivan/bike trailer combo for the shuttles. Of course we will have plenty of comfy seating, tables, shade and other fine things. At our campsite near Maydena you can even have a private, under the stars soak in an outdoor copper bathtub! Howzat!

You can hire a quality sleeping mat and tent from us at checkout for a modest fee, or you are welcome to bring your own.

What’s included in this Tassie MTB Holiday?

  • 9 days guiding by 2 qualified guides
  • 8 nights basecamp accommodation
  • 3 nights villa accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Lunches where appropriate
  • 5 evening meals
  • Airport transfers and transport
  • Trail shuttles and uplifts
  • Mechanical support

What’s not included?

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • 6 evening meals and some lunches

Logistics from the UK

  • Fly into Hobart
  • We’ll meet you at the airport
  • Spend 9 awesome days riding your bike
  • Enjoy off bike activities, such as Freycinet and Mount Field National Parks
  • Enjoy top class cafes, bars and restaurants
  • Enjoy the Hobart-Maydena-Derby-Hobart roadtrip
  • Let us take the strain of transfers, shuttles and uplifts
  • Fly out of Hobart
  • £650 deposit secures your place, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.

Please talk to us before booking flights so we can coordinate transfers. We are likely to be able to pick up / drop off at other venues in Hobart should you decide to extend your trip in Tasmania. We will be in touch 6 weeks before the holiday to confirm your pick-up time and place in Hobart and answer any further questions.

Dates

We are pleased to say we are now taking bookings for 2021! Click ‘book’ on the booking form to view the number of spaces available for this trip.

Arrival Monday 6th December 2021 and departure Friday 17th December

Date options and availability will appear on the booking form.

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