Cycling and Mountain Biking in Tasmania
Tasmania's varied terrain is ideal for cycling and biking – from cross country to downhill, to 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 a little confronting then you can still enjoy a fantastic ride along Tasmania's beautiful east coast.
For the more adventurous, there are mountain bike parks and trails found across the State. Many are within easy reach of our major cities. From Hobart you can ride the North-South track on kunanyi/Mount Wellington, Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park and Clarence Mountain Bike Park. Also easily accessible from Hobart is Maydena Bike Park, a gravity focused Park (820m vertical elevation) which opened in 2018.
In the north-east, just outside of Launceston, you’ll find some of the best mountainside rides in Australia and this area is fast becoming a cycling and mountain biking (MTB) hub. There are kilometres of mountain bike trails between Branxholm and Welborough, including Hollybank Mountain Bike Park, Blue Tier Descent and the Blue Derby Trails which hosted the Enduro Series in 2018 and 2019. There are kilometres of purpose-built track at Hollybank Forest Reserve and the Blue Derby Mountain bike trails around Derby.
In the north-west head to Kelsey Tier, Wild Mersey, Penguin MTB Park the Dial Range.
On the West Coast remote mountain bike tracks run along former railways and prospecting routes. These old school tracks include Stirling Valley Track near Rosebery, Montezuma Falls Track, the Spray Tunnel Track, Heemskirk Loop Track and Granville Harbour Track.
On the East Coast there are mountain bike tracks on Maria Island and mountain bike trails around St Helens including the Bay of Fires Descent and the St Helens Loop Track.
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.