The buzz surrounding the Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge has created some excitement on the island, with visitors interested in experiencing some extreme thrills of their own given the opportunity in a number of "wild trails" with Vertigo Mountain Biking!
Mark Webber complimented the island's setting for the gruelling challenge course, commenting that Tasmania continues to provide the "perfect backdrop for the event".
The Wild Trails and Cradle Mountain adventure will have you taking a spectacular three-day journey of the coast's "wildest" trails, riding past trees, bush and and wild life.
You'll mountain bike and hike your way around the mountain, visiting Crater Falls and Crater Lake and the magnificent Crater Lake, before capturing stunning panoramic views at Marions Lookout.
Enjoy a comfortable stay at the Cradle Mountain Chateau and Corinna in the southern region of the Tarkine, where you also have the opportunity to take a cruise along the Pieman River.
Explore more of the island and its fantastic trails with Mountain Bike Tasmania! Based in the northern town of Launceston, you can put your riding skills to the test with the Blue Tier Descent.
This will see bikers transported to the highest point on the ride at Poimena, and then traversing the descent track, covering a range of terrain including rocky downhill sections, fast open descents and technical rock lined ridges.
You'll be riding through much of the old growth forest that Tasmania is famous for before finishing your mountain bike adventure at the Weldborough Pub for a well-deserved beverage.
If you're wanting a more advanced track and think your fitness is up to the challenge, then you can embark on a mountain bike ride on the Full Workout Blue Tier Descent.
This will have bikers leaving the finishing point and completing the whole ride, involving a climb asphalt to the top of the Weldborough pass before riding on gravel enroute to Poimena – the start of the normal Blue Tier Descent.
In the south of the state, self-riding action is centered on Mt Wellington. The North-South Track was recently rated by Guy Andrews (legendary Australian extreme event competitor), as the best downhill blast he had ever ridden on. Quite an endorsement!