If you have any questions about Blue Derby Pods Ride, you may find the answers here! If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please don't hesitate to contact us.
How often does an experience depart?
A Blue Derby Pods Ride experience departs every three days. Our experiences leave on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays.
What fitness level is required?
To maximise the enjoyment of your Blue Derby Pods Ride experience, we recommend a moderate level of bike fitness.
If you can ride between 5-10KM off road, then you can be assured your level of bike fitness will be just fine.
If you have any concerns or questions about your level of fitness please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.
What mountain biking skill level is required?
So you can enjoy your Blue Derby Pods Ride experience to the greatest extent possible, we recommend having a moderate level of skill or above in regard to riding a mountain bike off road.
If you feel your mountain biking skill level could be improved, we highly recommend joining us for our pre-experience training session in Launceston. We are confident that our experience leaders can bring most low skill level or minimal experience level riders to a point where they can comfortably enjoy the Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience. You can find out more about our mountain biking skill session here.
I’m an experienced mountain biker, will I be challenged/able to have fun?
Yes. Our Experience Leaders are trained and skilled mountain bikers, and our experience has been developed to be able to manage a group with varying levels of skill. You will have the opportunity to fulfil any desires to ride the plethora of features and A-lines that these amazing trails have to offer.
How many guests per experience?
Blue Derby Pods Ride has been designed to intimate experience, and as such each experience has a maximum of 8 guests.
How many guides per experience?
There are two qualified experience leaders for each Blue Derby Pods Ride experience.
What type of mountain bike do I need?
You can bring your own bike, or hire a bike directly from us to complete your Blue Derby Pods Ride experience.
If you are bringing your own mountain bike, please ensure it has;
- disc brakes
- working suspension
Please also ensure your mountain bike is in good working order and has recently been serviced.
To find out more about our hire mountain bikes, please click here.
Do I need travel insurance?
We strongly encourage guests to have travel insurance in place. Please read our cancellation policy and booking terms and conditions.
What time does the experience start and finish?
Your experience starts and finishes from Leaning Church Vineyard, Lalla, Tasmania at 8:30am and 5:00pm respectively.
What accommodation options are there pre and post the experience?
There are numerous accommodation options in Launceston before and after completing your Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience.
For accommodation, we recommend the following options:
For more information about accommodation options before and after your Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.
Do you have age restrictions?
We have no specific minimum and maximum age.
However, for children under 12 years of age, we may need to complete a fitness and mountain bike skills check the afternoon before the Experience departs. We will make contact with you after the booking process to discuss the details of these arrangements.
For guests over the age of 69, we do require your General Practitioner to sign a letter (provided by us) outlining the physical demands of the experience. We will make contact with you after the booking process to discuss the details of these arrangements.
What is the food like?
The food on your Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience is local, nutritious and scrumptious. To find out more about the food, please click here.
What is the accommodation like?
The accommodation on your Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience is private, unique and exclusive. To find out more about the accommodation, please click here.
What is the reception like at the accommodation?
If your mobile carrier is Telstra, you will have reception at our accommodation.
Is there an option to charge mobile phones of an evening?
Although our accommodation is off-grid we do have a small amount of power-points available to charge mobile phones.
Do you hire out your accommodation for self-guided groups?
We are open to having a discussion with you about using our accommodation for self-guided groups. Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements further.
Do you hire out your accommodation for corporate retreats and board meetings?
We are open to having a discussion with you about using our accommodation for corporate retreats and board meetings. Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements further.
Is the accommodation wheel chair accessible?
Yes! We worked hard in the design and build process to ensure that we can provide accessible access for our accommodation.
Is there a minimum departure booking required for an experience?
No, we have no minimum departure booking required for our experience. This means when you book, you can be assured your experience will depart on that date.
Do you offer a discount for group bookings?
Yes, we offer a 10% discount for group bookings of 8 people. Please contact us directly to ensure you receive this discount.
Do you offer childcare services?
We don't offer childcare services however we are aligned with Mini Shredders Derby who offer childcare services in Derby. Please don't hesitate to contact Mini Shredders Derby directly or speak with us about how we can integrate childcare services as part of your Experience with us.