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Why choose a guided mountain bike experience?

We are often asked… Why choose a guided mountain bike experience, over a self guided experience? A good question, and one that we have detailed the answer to below. In essence, we see three main reasons (in no particular order), these are; trail familiarity, local knowledge, and an all inclusive experience.

Trail familiarity

Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience Leader – BDPR
Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience Leader – BDPR - BDPR

Riding down a mountain bike trail next to pristine creeks and through thick rainforest is a riveting experience, and one most are keen to explore. However, often riding a mountain bike trail can be a more enjoyable experience if you are familiar with what is ahead. Having a guide to advise you as to ‘what’s around the corner’, the ‘best way to ride this next section’, or ‘where to stop’ can be a pivotal element in ensuring you enjoy every part of your riding journey.

Experienced mountain biker? For an experienced mountain biker having our Experience Leaders guide you through the Blue Derby Mountain Biking Trails means you will be exposed to features in the trail you could otherwise miss, reaching the feeling of ‘flow’ sooner into your tour.

Intermediate/novice mountain biker? For an intermediate/novice mountain biker having our Experience Leaders guide you through the Blue Derby Mountain Biking Trails means you will be able to gain confidence on your bike soon after beginning your ride. You will likely find yourself riding over trail features you wouldn’t otherwise feel comfortable doing so, and like those more experienced on a bike, achieving the feeling of ‘flow’ more quickly on your tour.

Unsure how we will handle different riding abilities in one group? No need to stress on this point, we have likely detailed the answer to your question in our FAQ, or you can contact us directly about how this works in each tour.

Local knowledge

Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience Leader – BDPR
Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience Leader – BDPR - BDPR

As well as assisting you with trail familiarity, a guided mountain biking experience also has a benefit of access to local knowledge.

Your Experience Leaders are filled to the brim with local knowledge about (but not limited to) the Blue Derby Mountain Biking trails, Blue Derby Pods Ride, history of the Derby, flora, fauna, and Tasmania in general.

Whether you want to know; where your local dinner ingredients were sourced, the best trails to ride at any given time of the year, or where you could travel after your Blue Derby Pods Ride experience, the likelihood is high that your Experience Leaders will have the answer to your question.

All inclusive experience

Blue Derby Pods Ride Lunch – BDPR
Blue Derby Pods Ride Lunch – BDPR - BDPR

Lastly, but by no means least, one great benefit of a guided mountain biking experience is that everything will be organised for you. From your transport, to your food and accommodation, once you start your experience with Blue Derby Pods Ride, the thinking and organisational requirements are done. All you will need to do is sit back and enjoy the flow!

From your experience or research, would you add any other reasons why you would choose a guided mountain bike experience?