Derby to St Helens Tasmania Mountain Biking Adventures: Ride Blue Tier, Atlas, Bay of Fires, and More!
November 2023 trip now open for booking!
Yes, we are off to the Apple Isle to hit Australia’s MTB Mecca! Derby Tasmania mountain biking is widely regarded as the best in Australia and this is, without doubt, one of the best epic bike tours we’ve ever put together. We have a full week of riding planned, with shuttles provided on most days so we can make the most of the amazing riding options.
Experience a totally amazing and different MTB trip as we focus on some of the best epic riding you can do in the Southern Hemisphere! Working with local shuttle and guiding companies in and around Derby we will spend 7 days exploring the best Tasmania MTB trails.
What to Expect on this Epic Tasmania MTB Tour
Three and a half days riding shuttles around Derby, one day riding Blue Tier and Atlas, one day riding down to St. Helen’s from the Blue Tier on the amazing Bay of Fires trail, and two days checking out the new trails around St. Helen’s. This is a brilliant week’s riding to rival anything else on our range of Cycling Holidays in South Australia! If you’re looking for something else on mainland Australia, check out our Flinders Ranges Mountain Biking Trip and get in touch if you have any questions for us.
Check out some of the trails we will ride, from our brief trip in March ’20!
When:Next trip Saturday 18 November until Saturday 25 November 2023
Highlights:* 3 & 1/2 days of shuttles/riding in and around Derby
* 1 day shuttle/ride Blue Tier to Weldborough, then ride back to Derby via Atlas trail
* 1 day shuttle to Blue Tier to ride the epic 'Bay of Fires' trail down to St. Helen's
* 2 day riding the trails around St. Helen's, one day shuttles and one day riding Dreaming Pools
Accommodation:7 nights accommodation in comfortable holiday homes/hotels in both Derby and St. Helen's in twin share rooms (doubles available)
Meals:Breakfast supplies daily.
Lunches- most days we have options to grab food at cafes/pubs, or bring own lunch (own expense)
Evenings free to do your own thing or go out for group meals
Difficulty:Experienced cyclist - good levels of fitness and experience required
Group size:Small group travel - minimum 5- maximum 10
Cost:$2495 twin share
$500 refundable deposit to hold your spot!
Inclusions:* All transport and shuttle riding expenses and costs, inc airport transfers from Launceston
* 7 nights accommodation
* breakfast supplies every day
* Accommodation in comfortable twin share rooms in Derby (4 nights) and St. Helen's (3 nights)
exclusions:*Flights to Launceston (approx $350 from Adelaide- recommend direct Virgin flights)
*lunch or evening meal costs
Ride the amazing trails around Derby and St. Helen's!
Join us on an epic adventure. We will be based in Derby, the new MTB mecca of Australia. Come and see what all the hype is about!
The riding around Derby is absolutely amazing. On most days at Derby we will utilise private shuttles to Black Stump, which allows us to then explore the full area whilst avoiding some of the worst climbing. There is riding for all levels, and the group is able to split up a bit if required. The trails are well signed, so you can decide exactly how hard you want to hit the trails!
On our longer days from Blue Tier, we will ride as more of a group. These trails are generally intermediate wilderness trails, with amazing scenery along the way. The highlight is the Bay of Fires trail, which starts from Blue Tier with a roughly 12km epic flowing descent through ferns, and finishes 44km later on the coast at Swimcart Beach, just along the coast from St. Helen's.
We will also have a days of riding in and around St Helen's on the new trails there.
An Unforgettable Tasmania MTB Trip
A strong level of fitness and mountain bike experience is strongly recommended. Accommodation will be a comfortable holiday home at Derby, with twin share rooms, and hotel rooms in St Helens. Exact details subject to numbers.
With the trip limited to 10 people, you will get a personalised service and small group experience, both on and off the mountain, getting the chance to ride with and get to know other like-minded Aussie riders
Our Tasmania MTB Tour Itinerary 2023
This is the 2023 plan-
* Saturday 18 Nov - arrive in morning for pick up at Launceston Airport, to transfer to Derby for afternoon shuttles warm up
* Sunday 19 Nov - full shuttles Derby
* Monday 20 Nov -Blue tier/Atlas via Weldborough
* Tuesday 21 Nov - shuttles Derby
* Wednesday 22 Nov -Bay of Fires to St Helen's- Stay St Helens Friday/Sat night
* Thursday 23 Nov - Dreaming Pools, St Helens
* Friday 24 Nov - ride shuttles at St Helen's
* Saturday 25 Nov - transfer to airport for flights out
We are suggesting all fly into Launceston for pick up Saturday morning with direct Virgin flights from Adelaide.
For full details and other info please email or call us to discuss!
We had a great time doing the Lofty Descents tour with Ian. A really interesting way to see parts of Adelaide you wouldn't normally get to see.
The Lofty Descent Tour was the highlight of our Adelaide trip. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the cycle which was easy yet exciting.