Experience The Flow
Blue Derby Pods Ride is a luxury adventure mountain biking experience based from unique and exclusive accommodation Pods in Derby, Tasmania.
First, there was glamping: high-end camping without the blow-up mattresses and the burnt chops. And now, for bespoke mountain bikers, there’s the Blue Derby Pods Ride... You’re walking to your architecturally designed pod in the forest with a delightful pinot noir buzz. It’s the new thing in mountain biking – it’s pedalicious.
The Weekend Australian
Lots of great places to go in the world, but for my vote it's pretty hard to beat the magic of Blue Derby Pods Ride and North East Tassie.
Blue Derby Pods Ride combines three-day mountain biking tours with spectacular food and wine, plus accommodation in one of four wooden pods, which rise out of the mossy forest like newly germinated seeds... Come bedtime, I feel like an elf living deep in the heart of the forest.
Lee Copaj - National Geographic
An incredible investment in your well-being and mental health. Blue Derby Pod Rides offers up a combination of all the things that help human beings to flourish. Exercise, the great outdoors, connection, restful sleep, and healthy eating. I’ve never mountain biked before but it didn’t matter in the slightest. Highly recommend!
Hugh Van Cuylenburg - The Resilience Project and The Imperfects Podcast
Itinerary: 3-Day Iconic Experience
Awaken; The Blue Derby Pods Ride journey begins from Launceston, Tasmania. Here you will meet your experience leaders, before setting off with us out to the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails network. You will begin coasting along the world-class mountain biking trails mid-morning.
Adventure; After conquering your first morning on the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails network, you will settle into a late alfresco picnic lunch in the heart of the stunning Cascade Valley. Your afternoon adventure is optional; you can continue exploring the trails or relax in the Tasmanian bush setting.
Unwind; Once nestled into the hub and your pod, your experience leaders will delight your taste buds with a local, fresh dinner featuring Tasmanian ingredients. After this, let the special experience of your first night in your pod rejuvenate you.
Awaken; Waking refreshed from a night in your pods, we’re ready for another day of adventures. The choice is yours today, join your experience leaders on a morning ride through a diverse range of Tasmanian forest, viewpoints and adrenaline pinches, or continue relaxing at the Blue Derby Pods Ride hub.
Adventure; After a delectable lunch prepared by your experience leaders back at the Blue Derby Pods Ride hub, again you have a decision to make; peruse the library in the hub, or join the afternoon ride around the Cascade Dam through rainforest, tackling some world-class berms along the way.
Unwind; Feeling invigorated and experiencing a new found clarity, tonight you’ll toast to your day’s adventures. Indulging in another gourmet dinner prepared by your experience leaders, you’ll retire satisfied to your secluded pods for one last night.
Awaken; Starting later today, you’ll enjoy a slow breakfast at the hub. After, you’ll ride out to the tiny town of Derby and be taken to the top of the Blue Tier. This is the highest point of the Blue Derby network, and the start of your descent through the lush rainforest to Weldborough.
Adventure; Feeling high on fresh air and endorphins, you’re free to relax into your later alfresco lunch. It will feel deserved and delicious. Reflecting on the kilometres you’ve travelled, and adventures you’ve had, it will be hard to take the smile off your face.
Unwind; Journeying back to where you started in Launceston, you’ll toast to your three-day mountain biking adventure. Any apprehensions from the first morning are now a distant memory, and have instead been replaced with the brutal beauty of the Blue Derby Pods Ride experience.