Over three days, you will ride through the stunning, world-class Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails network. Your experience leaders will guide you safely, to the places less ridden, opening up your senses to the rugged beauty of North East Tasmania.
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Lalla (Launceston) – Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
8:15am-8:30am – Launceston bus pick up.
9:00am – Group meeting at Leaning Church Vineyard, Lalla, Tasmania.
The Blue Derby Pods Ride journey beings at Leaning Church Vineyard, Lalla, 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 class mountain biking trails mid-morning.
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 Cascade valley. Your afternoon adventure is optional; you can continue exploring the trails or relax in the Tasmanian bush setting surrounding our exclusive hub site.
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 discovered: Atlas, Flickety Sticks
Trail grade: Intermediate (blue) and easy (green).
Riding duration: 10KM – 20KM/1-5hours
Take it easy – Relax in the natural setting of your lunch spot, or be the first to make it to the Blue Derby Pods Ride accommodation.
Challenge yourself – Continue riding after lunch and take on the trails; Krushka’s, Dam Busters or Upper Flickety Sticks.
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
Waking in your pods refreshed, 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.
After a delectable lunch prepared by your experience leaders back at the Blue Derby Pods Ride hub, again you have a decision to make, pursue the library in the hub, or join the afternoon ride around the Cascade Dam, through rainforest, tackling some world class berms along the way.
Feeling invigorated and refreshed, tonight you’ll toast to your day’s adventures. Indulging in another gourmet dinner prepared by your experience leaders, before you retire to your secluded pods for one last night.
Trails discovered: Krushkas, Dam Busters
Trail grade: Intermediate (blue) and more difficult (black (optional))
Riding duration: 0KM – 30KM/2-6hours
Take it easy – Have the whole day to yourself relaxing at the Blue Derby Pods Ride hub and pods. Explore the extensive library, practice yoga, drink endless cups of tea or indulge in more local produce. Alternatively, join a morning or afternoon ride.
Challenge yourself – Make your morning and afternoon rides longer by taking on the trails; Flickety Sticks Upper, Flickety Sticks, Return to Sender or let your experience leaders take you on a custom adventure.
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails – Lalla (Launceston)
4:30-5:00pm – Group finishes at Leaning Church Vineyard, Lalla, Tasmania.
Starting a little later today, you’ll enjoy a slow breakfast at the Blue Derby Pods Ride hub. After which, you’ll ride out to the tiny town of Derby where you’ll be transported up to the top of the Blue Tier, the highest point of the Blue Derby Mountain Biking Trail network, and the start of your descent through lush, dense rainforest down to Weldborough.
Feeling high on fresh air and endorphins, you will enjoy an alfresco lunch. Reflecting on the kilometres travelled and the adventures you’ve had, it will be hard to take the smile off your face.
Journeying back to where you started at Leaning Church Vineyard, 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.
Trail discovered: The Blue Tier Trail, Big Chook, Sawtooth, Berms and Ferns
Trail grade: Intermediate (blue) and easy (green)
Riding duration: 20KM/2-4hours
Take it easy – Skip the descent, and relax a little longer at the Blue Derby Pods Ride accommodation.
Challenge yourself – Go for an extra lap in the morning. Retrace some of your favourite trails like; Krushkas, Dam Busters, Return to Sender and Flickety Sticks.