meeting day in launceston
Today you will meet your tour guide and your fellow cyclists. Your guide will talk you through your tour including Tasmania’s attractions and what you can expect to see in the next few days. He will also help you unpack your bike or fit you to the Pedaltours rental bike.
One Nights Accommodation: City Park Grand, Launceston
Launceston to sheffield
We leave Launceston to cycle on quiet roads to the little town of Sheffield. The town is concealed in the foothills of majestic Mount Roland. History and art merge to create an entire town of painted murals. The terrain is flat to gently undulating initially with some short steep climbs approaching Sheffield. We will travel mostly through agricultural land and old English type villages with some forest. (Distance: 80 km)
One Nights Accommodation: Silver Ridge Retreat, Sheffield
sheffield to cradle mountain
Get ready for a tough climb today and be rewarded with magnificent mountain scenery! You will have plenty of time in the afternoon to explore Cradle Mountain National Park. Cradle Mountain epitomizes the feel of a wild landscape, while ancient rainforest and alpine heath lands provide a range of environments to explore. Icy streams cascading out of rugged mountains, stands of ancient pines mirrored in the still waters of glacial lakes and a wealth of wildlife ensure there is always something to captivate you. (Distance: 58 km)
One Nights Luxury Accommodation: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
cradle mountain to strahan
We continue through the rugged and isolated mountains of the West Coast. We will cycle downhill this morning to Tullah, which sits at the base of Mt Farrell, a 712 metre mountain, often shrouded in mist. Leaving Tullah we cross Lake Rosebery and head for Rosebery, with Mt Murchison on the left. As we travel along the coast, you will learn about the region’s powerful industries including mining, tourism and forestry. (Distance: 103.5 km)
Two Nights Accommodation: The Strahan Village Cottages
Today is free for you to spend at your own pace and make the most of what the West Coast has to offer! This World Heritage Area is made up of temperate and unspoiled rainforest for you to explore. Experience some of Strahan's main attractions or take a train ride on the West Coast Wilderness Railway. Cruise the Gordon River or simply take a relaxing stroll on Ocean Beach.
strahan to lake st clair
Today we will ride through superb mountain scenery. We will stop for lunch at Lake Burbury with views of the Belson Valley and Raglan Range to the right. Our next stop is at the World Heritage Area of Franklin River. The River carves its way through some of the most beautiful, rugged and inaccessible country in the world. After climbing King William Saddle head into the Central Plateau and Derwent Bridge. Stop for a drink at the pub before the last 5 km of gentle climbing. (Distance: 78 km)
One Nights Accommodation: Lake St. Clair Lodge
lake st clair to hamilton
We travel pass several lakes and mountain ranges in the Heart of wild Tasmania. We will stop for lunch at Tungatinah Power Station Picnic Area by the Nive River. After lunch, ride through thick highland bush followed by open farming country. A mixture of climbs and descents await you today. (Distance: 88 km)
One Nights Accommodation: Hamilton Inn Hotel
hamilton to hobart
This is a wonderful biking day on attractive quiet roads. You will enjoy your lunch in the quaint town of New Norfolk today. Explore the town’s historic houses, magnificent rugged scenery, and cool restful places. After lunch you can either drive or cycle beside the Derwent River into your final destination of Hobart. (Distance: 60.5 km)
One Nights Accommodation: Hotel Lenna, Hobart
fly home from hobart
Your tour concludes in the cultural hub of Hobart. From here there are great day trip options to Bruny Island of the Port Arthur Historic Site. If you are leaving in the morning your guide will be happy to drive you to the airport.