Welcome to RideTassie.com, the definitive guide to planning and enjoying your Tasmanian mountain bike adventure.
This website is developed by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. Information on it is provided honestly and without any marketing hype. If it's not good enough for us and our mates, then it's not on here. Simple as that.
This website has been set up to help you plan your epic Tassie trip as well as supporting you on the ground, through your smartphone. The website is divided into the 3 Tassie regions. This is to make your planning a little easier. We intend to put an itineraries page together so you can better plan your trip, including Tassie's Top 5, if that's your bucket list thing!
If you can't find what you need to know about mountain biking in Tassie on this website, it's probably because we have missed it or there is another website with all that tourist stuff. We make no apologies for this. Please contact us if you think we've missed anything Tassie MTB and we'll have a look.
Note - we are continually updating this website as new locations and venues come on board.
Most of the trails described on this website are cross country to gravity enduro style in riding. A 4" dually will be fine. They are not downhill / Red Bull style trails. Tassie is known around the world because of it's pristine wilderness. That's why we get over 1 million visitors a year. Mountain biking in Tasmania will entice visitors who want to blend adrenalin with wilderness, whilst enjoying the quality produce Tasmania is famous for.
The best time to ride Tasmania's trails is between November and May. Please also remember that during November to early March we have a long twilight, lasting until 9.30 pm. This allows you to maximise your riding time, especially if you use shuttles. See What to bring for more info.
Why ride in Tassie?
Tasmania is undergoing a reformation with its mountain bike trails. Tasmania has over 400 km of MTB known trails with about 160 km of purpose built singletrack. We are expanding our singletrack offerings, with over 100 km being built between the Meehan Range (in Hobart) and Tassie's north east. This amounts to over 2.5 million dollars in trail investment. These new trails are in different stages of development and are identified as such on this website. Because of this, some of the infrastructure you may be a custom to at the trail heads may be lacking, compared to your well known international destinations. We believe Tasmania will be the next Australian MTB hot spot. Instead of hearing about it in the media, why not find out about it for yourself. Needless to say, over the coming years a few trips to Tassie will be well worth it.
Why come now?
Many of the regional towns, including accommodation options are really attractive at the moment. They have sharpened their pencil to the point that 1 night in a mainland MTB destination will get you 2 to 3 here. What better reason than book a early 2015 trip to Tassie!
If you would like to know anything about Tasmania's mountain bike scene, please feel free to contact us or John at www.tassietrails.org.
Please Note - We do NOT provide bike tours. Please see this link for Tassie MTB guides.
Enjoy the Tassie flow,
Mutual Rd Descent, Weldborough
Photo - Chris Hardinge