Mountain Biking Tasmania – What to include…
Mountain Biking Tasmania
We are incredibly fortunate to have a plethora of mountain biking in Tasmania. The recently published Tasmanian Mountain Bike Guide Book states we now have 41 trails available, and the number is climbing. To make the decision of where to explore a little easier, we’ve listed our top five favourite mountain biking trails in Tasmania.
1. Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails Network
The jewel within the Tasmanian mountain biking crown, Blue Derby has previously achieved, and currently is donning, countless accolades for its world-class mountain biking trails. Mountain biking trails around the world are successful for many reasons, but we believe they often include three main ingredients; beautiful scenery, incredible mountain biking trail craftsmanship, and ‘tacky’ soil features. We are so lucky that Blue Derby takes gold in all three categories.
Why we love Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails? The volume of trail means you rarely see another rider, and the stunning surrounds in which you ride through are invigorating.
What can’t you miss while riding Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails? The obvious answer… Blue Derby Pods Ride!
2. Hollybank Mountain Bike Park
Hollybank Mountain Bike Park offers a generous selection of mountain bike trails and is a commendable addition to the mountain biking Tasmania scene. Scoot around ‘No Sweat’ if you’re a beginner, or take the challenge down ‘Juggernaut’ if that is more your style.
Why do we love Hollybank Mountain Bike Park? Accessibility to Launceston makes it a perfect after-work destination.
What can’t you miss while riding Hollybank Mountain Bike Park? The wooden berms.
3. Mount Wellington/Kunanyi; North South Track
There is something special about riding point-to-point, and Mount Wellington/Kunanyi, or more specifically the North South Track has that ‘special’ thing. The North South Track takes you through a beautiful variety of terrain, which keeps you guessing what’s around the corner, and where to look next. For one-day of mountain biking in Tasmania this trail is quite something.
Why do we love the Mountain Wellington/Kunanyi; North South Track? The stunning, and ever-changing views of Hobart city below.
What can’t you miss while riding Mount Wellington/Kunanyi; North South Track? Junction Cabin (this best spot to re-fuel).
4. West Coast (Montezuma Falls)
They call it the ‘wild west’ for a reason. For those after a more extreme and remote adventure mountain biking in Tasmania, the West Coast is perfect. Mountain biking trails of the likes of; Montezuma Falls, Sterling Valley and Granville to Trail Habour are on offer.
Why do we love the West Coast? Remoteness and rainforest density.
What you can’t miss while riding at The West Coast? Montezuma Falls.
5. Trevallyn Nature Reserve
Set just beyond Launceston City (5 minutes) Trevallyn Nature Reserve is the mountain biking spot where you will find the Launceston locals. Think old-school mountain bike trail that may test your ability in places, but will no doubt put a smile on your face in others.
Why do we love Trevallyn Nature Reserve? Accessibility to Launceston and the Cataract Gorge, the typical Tasmanian bush setting, and likelihood of spotting wildlife.
What you can’t miss while riding at Trevallyn Nature Reserve? Dead Man’s Knob trail.
Over the last 10 years, the options for mountain biking in Tasmania have continued to grow. With an abundance of new trails proposed around Tasmania, we can only predict that the future looks bright.