Mar
27
2012

Cycling Tasmania

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Autumn is a great time to head out into the great outdoors and catch a breath of fresh air.

But rather then going for a Sunday drive, why not try your hand at bike riding around Tasmania?

Cycling is growing in popularity across Australia, with more and more people strapping on a helmet and setting off for the day.

Whether you are keen to explore local markets or want to really push your physical limits on a challenging course, you will be able to find an activity or route that caters to your needs.

One of the most popular cycling routes in Tasmania is a ten day journey from Launceston to Hobart.

This fully guided tour follows the coastline between the two cities and will have you stopping at all the main landmarks such as St Helens, Bicheno, Wineglass Bay, the Spiky Bridge, Richmond, Salamanca Place, and Mt Wellington.
 
After spending your day climbing hills and speeding down steep descents, you can unwind with new friends and enjoy some of the best wine as well as gourmet food that Tasmania has to offer (not included in price).

Along with the feeling of accomplishment that comes with completing a long ride, you can sleep soundly of an evening in your choice or hostel, budget, economy, or superior accommodation after a long refreshing hot bath or shower.

Cycle Touring Image Credit 101ThingstoDo

Cycling in Tasmania with Tasmanian Expeditions - Image Credit - S Trudgeon

Touring  - Image Credit David Dossor from Wave Journey

Looks Flat Definitely is Not - Image Credit Australian Cycling Forums

Frank and Andrew source 'Travelling Two' - Cycling in Tasmania

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  • admin says:

    Thanks Detlev ffor taking the time to pass on your observations – good to see that you had a great time, besides the problems quoted. FOUR WEEKS is a huge amount of time and distance. You will have experienced a great variance in weather travelling around Tassie – quite a contrast to Western Australia.

    If you would like to – because it will be interesting to have a blog based on real experiences … could you submit a story and set of pictures at http://experiences.discovertasmania.com
    We would appreciate that very much.

    The Digital Team

  • Detlev Swoboda says:

    Dear cycling friends,

    I have just completed a cycling tour in four weeks touring around Tasmania, following mainly the recommendations by the pamphlet ” Self guided Cycle Touring in Tasmania. I just had a wonderful time and the best experience. However there are two stages recommended, which i , as a well seasoned bike rider, found very difficult to complete. Due to a very steep incline on a very corrugated gravel road plus heavily loaded with luggage. These are the stages: 2 week west coast ,Day 2 Adventure Bay to Cygnet. The C629 to Lunawanna was in very bad condition and I lost 2 spokes riding. Day 13 Ulverstone to Beauty Point also in very bad condition. I would recommend, that you put a remark on your pamphlet “Mtb” only. Many thanks, Cheers Detlev

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