McVilly Ladder DerbyItinerary
Depart: McVilly Cafe and Cycles
Riding includes 135km around the Huon Valley with great climbs, rolling hills and waterfront views. With a few stops along the way at some of Tasmania’s leading cider and cheese makers. The ride is fully supported and finishes at Willie Smith Apple Shed with a big lunch and cider tasting.
Accommodation that evening is at MACq01. The breeze along Hobart’s waterfront carries a thousand captivating stories of those that were here before us – a cast of remarkable characters, each with an intriguing story to tell. Today, this precinct is home to MACq 01 where the stories of these colourful characters are shared in a setting of informal luxury. This is a storytelling hotel.
It’s an early start and bus ride to Blessington on day 2, where we will saddle up and endure an epic 145km, with nearly 2500m of climbing, to take on Tasmania’s infamous Jacobs Ladder before doubling back and winding your way to Derby. Here we’ll have dinner in one of the best craft beer hotels in Australia before retiring around the fire to tell the stories of an epic day in the saddle.
Today we put the road bikes away and grab one of our dual-suspension MT bikes, which we will arrange on your behalf. Take on the longest and most amazing descent in the southern hemisphere, the Blue Derby Epic or just take on some of the shorter fun loops and utilise the uplift. There is a whole day of riding and ripping up trails before the bus will take you to Launceston airport for an evening depart or back to Hobart.