We’re consistently humbled by the feedback we receive from guests of the Blue Derby Pods Ride experience, here’s a word from a few of them…

The best riding, eating and lodging experience

This was the best riding, eating and lodging experience I have had. Wonderful riding with fantastic tour guide where I learned much about the areas we were riding through. Fun to push myself to ride obstacles I normally wouldn’t have ridden on my own. Wicked fun time with a great group! I can’t say enough what a wonderful experience this was. I highly recommend to all of my friends!! I will be singing your praises for a long time to come! Excellent food. Excellent riding. Fabulous hosts! I really didn’t want to go back to the “real” world as this place made me feel like I was already home. AWESOME!!!! – Judith Abraham, Facebook

Blown away by the Blue Derby Pods Ride experience!

‘Having never mountain-biked before, my partner and I were blown away by the Blue Derby Pods Ride experience, entirely due to the willingness of Steve & John to work patiently with us to get the technical basics and then provide the right balance of challenge and safety. Besides their biking expertise (and ability to impart this), their good humour and deep knowledge of and enthusiasm for the local history, flora & fauna totally enriched the experience for us city folk. Each ride we took provided breath-taking scenery, whether roller coasting through rainforest or bumping up windy, rocky trails. The beautiful and carefully designed pods, fresh food, local wine and relaxed environment made for a fabulous long-weekend. As a vegan, I generally bring a plan B on such outings but I was so well catered for I didn’t come close to needing my snack box. We’re already planning our next ride and will definitely be back for more of the Blue Derby Pods Ride experience.; – Helena H, TripAdvisor

Biking, accommodation and food heaven!

‘While I may be on the chronological age descent, the Blue Derby Pods Ride experience left me with nothing other than a feeling of ascent! From the minute we were collected (door to door) there was a warm inclusiveness within the group. The experienced guides encouraged us to challenge ourselves in a manner that was not pressured, with so many options to suit our personal skill set. The supplied bikes were high end which only enhanced the experience. And of course, the beautiful Tasmanian wining and dining, combined with the stunning accommodation just capped it off. The best 3 days of “time out” that I’ve experienced in a long time. Give it a go….you won’t regret the commitment.’ – Megan A, TripAdvisor

Mountain biker’s Nirvana

‘My 10-year-old son and I were among the first people to do this ride. It was one of the great experiences of my life and incredible to have my son do it with me. The team at Blue Derby Pods were both professional and friendly. They are all excellent riders and guides. The riding is simply breath-taking, through some of the most incredible scenery Tasmania has to offer. And then, there is the food and the accommodation. If you love mountain biking and you love good food and good wine and good beer and a good time – you can’t go past Blue Derby Pods Ride.’ – Greg Bearup, TripAdvisor


‘My husband and I were lucky enough to have been part of the inaugural #bluederbypodsride with a lovely group of mountain bike enthusiasts aged between 10-50. Amazing trails for all levels of skill, sumptuous gourmet meals prepared by affable guides and comfortable beds after a great day on the trails. Nothing better than arriving back at HQ to a warm shower (with a view) and greeted with a glass of awesome Tassie wine or beer. It exceeded our expectations. We are both also much better riders thanks to guides Steve, Tara and John who were so patient and generous with both the expert and amateur riders in the group. The blue tier epic was the highlight and the best way to finish up a perfect 3 days.’ – Natalie W, TripAdvisor