Bikers enjoying a Shredlys bike tour adventure
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Maria Island, on Tasmania's East Coast, is a great place to visit and there are lots of opportunitie...
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Located in temperate rainforest in North-East Tasmania, the Blue Derby Mountain Bike trails encompas...
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Bike Tours

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Tasmania is a mecca for mountain biking or road cycling. In February, Red Bull held their Red Bull Hardline at Maydena Bike Park. Biking in Tasmania allows you to stay active on your journey, and it’s not so bad that you get to breathe in some of the freshest air on the planet while you’re at it.

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Choose from among these exclusive bike tours that will exhilarate and excite you. Tasmania is renowned for its mountain biking—find out why and hit some of our world-class trails! While we have excellent trails to bike all around Tasmania, including on Maria Island, Mount Wellington, and Mount Field, we put together our Tasmania Bike Tours in two of the best destinations: Blue Derby and Maydena. If you are an experienced biker, we know you will enjoy yourself.

What is “Bike Touring”?

“Bike touring” refers to travelling over longer distances on a bicycle, often exploring different regions or countries. This form of touring can vary from short day/overnight trips to extended journeys spanning several weeks or months. Bike touring can be self-supported, where the cyclist carries all necessary equipment and supplies, or supported, where additional assistance, such as vehicle transport for gear, is provided. It’s a way to combine travel, adventure, and cycling, allowing participants to experience the landscape and culture of a place at a slower, more immersive pace.

Can I do a self-guided bike tour in Tasmania?

While the tours we offer are at biking destinations serious riders would be excited to visit, Tasmania is known for its breathtaking landscapes and diverse terrain. It offers a plethora of popular bike tour routes for adventure enthusiasts. One of the most sought-after routes is the “Coastal Circuit,” which takes cyclists along the stunning coastline, allowing them to soak in the mesmerizing views of pristine beaches, rugged cliffs, and charming coastal towns. Another popular route is the “Mountain Explorer,” where riders can conquer challenging mountain trails while immersing themselves in Tasmania’s lush rainforests and cascading waterfalls. For those seeking a cultural experience, the “Heritage Trail” takes cyclists through historic towns and landmarks, offering glimpses into Tasmania’s rich history and heritage.

What are some must-visit attractions along the bike tour routes in Tasmania?

If you choose the Maydena bike tour, you could consider the World Heritage Wilderness areas nearby, the Junee cave system, or one of the nearby waterfalls, such as: Marriotts Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and Russell Falls

If you choose the Blue Derby bike tour, you can consider the special blue colour water from Little Blue Lake, Derby Main Street, or the Derby Riiver Derby if you are travelling in October.

What types of bikes are provided for the tours in Tasmania?

In Tasmania, the bike tours offer a wide range of high-quality bicycles specifically designed for the island’s diverse terrains and scenic routes. The tour operators understand the importance of providing comfortable and reliable bikes to enhance the overall experience for participants. Therefore, they offer a selection of mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, and electric bikes to cater to different preferences and fitness levels. These bikes have advanced suspension systems, durable frames, and top-of-the-line components to ensure smooth rides and optimal performance. With such well-maintained and versatile bicycles, participants can fully immerse themselves in the breathtaking landscapes of Tasmania while enjoying a comfortable and enjoyable biking adventure.

Can I bring my bike for the tours in Tasmania?

Absolutely! The tours encourage participants to bring their bikes for the tours. By bringing your bike, you can ensure you are comfortable and familiar with your equipment throughout the tour. It also allows you to customize your biking experience according to your preferences. However, please note that there may be certain restrictions on the type of bikes allowed, such as size and weight limitations, to ensure the safety and smooth operation of the tours.

Are there any age restrictions for participating in the bike tours in Tasmania?

The tours welcome participants of all ages to join in on the adventure. However, for safety reasons, a few age restrictions are in place. Children as young as 8 can participate in our family-friendly tours, accompanied by a parent or guardian. We recommend a minimum age of 16 for our more challenging and extended tours. This ensures that participants have the physical stamina and maturity to enjoy the experience fully. Safety is our top priority, so we strive to create an inclusive environment while also considering the unique demands of each tour.

Do I need to have prior biking experience for the tours in Tasmania?

Absolutely not! Tasmania biking tours cater to all levels of biking experience, from beginners to seasoned cyclists. Our expert guides are trained to provide comprehensive instruction and support throughout the tour, ensuring that everyone feels comfortable and confident on their bikes. Whether a first-time rider or a pro, you’ll have a fantastic time exploring Tasmania’s stunning landscapes on our tours. So don’t worry if you’ve never been on a bike before – we’ll ensure you have an unforgettable experience regardless of your biking experience!

Derby 4-Day Mountain Bike Experience Tour Overview:

Rip into an unforgettable 4-day mountain biking adventure with the Derby 4-Day Mountain Bike Experience in Tasmania. Set in the stunning temperate rainforests of North-East Tasmania, the Blue Derby Mountain Bike trails are a paradise for biking enthusiasts, offering some of the world’s most renowned trails.

This experience is not just about challenging yourself on the trails; it’s about immersing yourself in the beauty of Tasmania’s natural landscapes. The Blue Derby trails are known globally, hosting Enduro World Series rounds and providing a diverse range of tracks that cater to all levels of riders, from beginners to elite professionals.

For a starting price of $900 per person, twin share, you’ll get to explore these incredible trails, experience the thrill of mountain biking in a world-class setting, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you want to push your limits or enjoy the great outdoors on two wheels, the Derby 4-Day Mountain Bike Experience promises an exhilarating and rewarding adventure.

Blue Derby bike tour trail

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Maydena Bike Park 3-Day MTB Bike Experience Tour Overview:

Immerse yourself in the thrill of mountain biking with the Maydena 3-Day MTB Bike Experience, set in the exhilarating Maydena Bike Park. Priced from $748 per person, twin share, this adventure is your gateway to one of the world’s most dynamic gravity MTB parks. Over three days, you’ll navigate various trails, each offering a unique challenge and the opportunity to push your biking skills to new heights.

Maydena Bike Park stands out for its vast trails, designed to accommodate every level of rider, from the eager novice to the seasoned pro. This experience goes beyond mere biking; it’s an adventure that connects you with the raw beauty of Tasmania’s landscapes, tests your endurance, and fosters a sense of camaraderie among participants.

If you’re aiming to refine your riding techniques or simply seeking an adrenaline-packed escape into nature, the Maydena 3-Day MTB Bike Experience promises a blend of excitement, personal achievement, and the pure joy of mountain biking in an unmatched setting.

Downhill mountain biking at Maydena Bike Park

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