Mt Wellington Bicycle Descent

Mt Wellington Bicycle  Descent

Travel by minibus to the summit of Mt Wellington.Enjoy the magnificent views from the observation deck * .Experience Tasmania's ultimate downhill cycle - 1270 metres to sea level. *

Tour Highlights

  • Ultimate downhill cycle
  • Subalpine
  • Vibrant Waterfront
  • Mountain Rainforests
  • The Springs
  • Cascade Brewery and Gardens
  • The Female Factory
  • South Hobart and Battery Point

Tour Info

Code UD-AMW1
Style
  • Day Tour
Duration 3 Hours
Price From $75
Departures

Daily

Vehicle Bicycle
Suitability 8+ Years
Start Hobart @ 10.00 am
Finish Hobart @ 01.00 pm

From the summit to the sea, this is Hobart's ultimate adventure experience.

Starting from Hobart's waterfront we head the summit of Mt Wellington for spectacular views across southern Tasmania. After soaking in the views we experience Tasmania's ultimate downhill cycle - 1270 metres to sea level. Along the way this 21 km guided journey captures contrasting landscapes from sub-alpine and mountain rainforests to the vibrant waterfront of Hobart.

With options available to suit all levels of riders optional off road sections are available for the more adventurous.

Tour departs and finishes from Brooke Street Pier, Franklin Wharf Hobart.

Tours commence at 10.00am & 1.00pm daily - Bookings essential - min numbers apply

(4.00pm Tour available daily during December, January and February)

Tour Itinerary: The tour takes approximately two and a half hours; from pick up to drop off. 1 hour is spent travelling to the summit and some time enjoying the view then being fitted for a bike and safety gear. The following one and a half hours include the guided cycle descent with several stops for photo opportunities and regrouping before finally arriving at the Hobart waterfront to finish the tour.

Amount of pedalling: For the first part of the ride there is very little pedalling required. We offer a short optional off-road section which has a couple of hills and a thrilling downhill which we coach our participants through. The last 5km of the tour is mostly flat so there is a need to pedal during this section on the way to the waterfront, but it's still considered very easy.

Tour distance: The entire cycling length is 21km from the summit right back to the waterfront.

Fitness Level: This ride is designed for people of average fitness level. Participants should have good balance and be able to operate a bicycle safely including on public roads and maintain control to match their individual riding ability. As most of the cycling journey is downhill, there is a small amount of minimal pedalling effort required at times on some relatively level terrain.

What to wear: It's on average 10 degrees colder at the summit of Mt Wellington than in Hobart, so we recommend participants bring or wear something warm for the summit such as a warm jumper/jacket and long trousers, but wears layers underneath as it can warm up quickly once we are off the mountain. Sneakers (runners) and walking shoes are recommended as the most comfortable footwear. Fully enclosed shoes are essential.

Inclusions: Transport to the summit, cycle safety briefing, mountain bike with front suspension, helmet and safety vest, cycle guide and support vehicle. We also carry extra jackets and gloves for warmth if required and have drinking water available during cycle.

Safety: It's important to realise that whilst we endeavour to provide a safe experience, cycling in general does have certain risks. As much as our guides take all care and provide instruction and assistance where possible, we cannot physically ride the bicycle for you and therefore rely on your own experience and ability to operate the bicycle for your own safety throughout the journey. We do provide a safety briefing with all participants before each cycle descent begins. We place our cycling guide at the front of the group to control the speed of participants and the guide operating the support minibus follows at the rear of the cycling group with the hazard lights flashing and a sign on the rear indicating 'Caution Cyclists Ahead'. We provide high visibility vests for use. We always ride on the left side of the road and regroup at strategic points to allow traffic to pass or regroup. The bikes provided are all well maintained with V-brakes or disc brakes depending on the model and are checked before every ride.

Min and max Numbers

For regular departures we operate with minimum 2 and maximum 20.

Departures and season

Scheduled tours depart at 9.30am and 1.00pm daily and last for 3 hours from start to finish. Tours operate during 1 Sep - 30 June.

Participant and Children Policy

Minimum age for this tour is 8 years, we have no maximum age.
Children are aged 8 - 16 years.

Children under 18 must have the form signed by a parent/guardian.
Minimum height for this tour is 140cm; maximum height is 200cm.
Maximum weight for this tour is 100kg as per manufacturer details.

All participants will be required to sign a waiver and indemnity form to indicate their understanding that this is an adventure activity undertaken at their own risk.

Includes

  • Transfer to the summit
  • Cycle safety briefing
  • Cycle Guide and support vehicle
  • Mountain Bike with front suspension,  helmet and safety vest
  • Extra jackets and gloves if required for warmth  and drinking water available during cycle.

Note

  • Tour departs and finishes from Brooke Street Pier, Franklin Wharf Hobart.