Cycling and Mountain Biking
Tasmania's diverse terrain is ideal for a range of cycling and biking experiences – from cross country to downhill, to easy, relaxing rides along quiet country roads with scenic coastal views.
In Tasmania you can do everything from an easy one-hour scenic ride through to a three-week cycling holiday along Tasmania's West Coast, listed by Lonely Planet as one of the best cycling routes in the world. And if the hills on the West Coast are just a little confronting then you can still enjoy a fantastic ride along Tasmania's beautiful East Coast.
For the more adventurous, mountain bike parks and trails can be found across the state with many easily reached from major cities and towns, including Hobart's Mount Wellington and the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park, one of Australia's best purpose-built mountain biking parks.
Launceston and Tasmania's north east also offer some of the best mountainside rides in Australia and is fast becoming a cycling and Mountain Trail Biking (MTB) hub. There are kilometres of purpose-built track at Hollybank Forest Reserve and the Blue Tier as well as around Derby. There's also great riding to be had in Tasmania's north-west, home of the long-running Wildside MTB event.
Tour operators offer tours for all fitness levels and for all ages and abilities.
With stunning views around every corner, Tasmania is a great place to ride a bike.