8:15am-8:45am – Launceston bus pick up from your accommodation.
Awaken; The Blue Derby Pods Ride journey begins in 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 start coasting along the world-acclaimed mountain biking trails mid-morning.
Adventure; After conquering your first morning on the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails network, you will settle into a picnic lunch at the Pods. Your afternoon adventure is optional; you can continue exploring the trails or relax at the Tasmanian bush setting surrounding our exclusive hub site.
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.
Trails potentially discovered: Chain Gang, Rusty Crusty, Axehead, Long Shadows, Flickety Sticks, Hazy Days, Howler, Rattler, The Derby Lake.
Trail grade: Intermediate (blue) and easy (green).
Number of uplift shuttles provided: 1
Riding duration: 0KM – 20KM/1-5hours
Options Take it easy – Relax iat the Pods for the afternoon.
Challenge yourself – Continue riding after lunch and take on the trails like; Krushka's, Dam Busters, Return to Sender, Kingswall, Upper Flickety Sticks and Roxanne.
Awaken; Starting the day with a delicious hot breakfast, you'll pack your gear and then shuttle up to the historic and dramatic Mount Paris Dam.
Adventure; After exploring the history and deep 'green rooms' of Mount Paris Dam, you'll then coast down either adventure trail or the sensational 'Atlas' or 'Hazy days' trails, linking you back in to the iconic Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails. We'll finish with a later alfresco river-side lunch.
Unwind; Journeying back to where you started in Launceston, you’ll toast to your two-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.
Trails potentially discovered: Atlas, Return to Sender, Flickety Sticks Lower and Upper, Air-Ya-Garn, Hazy Days, Dam Busters, Kingswall, Trouty
Trail grade: Beginner, intermediate (blue) and more difficult (black - optional)
Number of uplift shuttles: 1-3
Riding duration: 0KM – 30KM/2-6hours
Options Take it easy – Have a slower morning, visiting the Mount Paris Dam and then exploring Derby's non-riding attractions like; floating sauna, Derby museum, cafes or nature walks.
Challenge yourself – Add an additional shuttle before lunch and ride a favourite trail again or explore a new one.