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Experience the natural beauty of the Hobart region on a downhill bike tour from the summit of Mt Wellington. With a guide, you’ll start your bike ride at the top of the mountain, elevation 4,160 feet (1,270 meters), where you can marvel at the panoramic view of the city and surrounding scenery before hopping on your bike and taking off down the hill, pedaling all the way back to sea level. Select a departure time when booking.

Highlights

  • Admire fantastic views of Hobart during a downhill bike tour from Mt Wellington
  • Enjoy 13 miles of cycling with a guide
  • Opportunity to let loose on an off-road section for more thrills
  • Suitable for children and adults
  • Quality mountain bikes supplied with front suspension
  • Small group sizes of maximum 20 people, with 1 guide for every 5 riders.

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What You Can Expect

Mount Wellington Descent Cycling Tour departs Hobart

Mt Wellington Descent Cycling Tour from Hobart

Your Hobart cycling adventure starts as you’re outfitted with a mountain bike and helmet. From the top of Mt Wellington, admire the view of the sprawling city and River Derwent before hopping on your bike and taking off with your guide down the mountain. As the alpine terrain turns into a more verdant forest environment, make stops to enjoy the scenery and take photos.

Your winding route takes you into the Wellington foothills, where you can detour into an off-road section, if you wish (see below for more details). Then continue into the suburbs of South Hobart and past historical Battery Point, finishing your 2-wheeled journey on the Hobart waterfront at Salamanca Place.

This biking tour is designed for all levels of fitness; total cycling distance is 13 miles (21 km).

Off-road biking:
If you’re feeling adventurous during your bike tour, you may veer off the bike track into approximately 3 miles (5 km) of dirt-trail off-road cycling before meeting back up with the rest of the group about 20 minutes later at a rest stop. The whole group will then finish the bike tour together by riding into Hobart. (If you do not take the off-road route, the support van will follow to the meeting point.)

Customer Reviews

stephanie.tom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was a great way to see Hobart from the top of the mountain and a fun ride down. Staff was really friendly and tried to accommodate us going all the way to the top since there were recent road closings due to icing on the road. Overall a great experience!

Charles L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fantastic tour guides and awesome bike ride. This is suitable for all bike riding levels.

lh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great fun, and catered for those of us who were a bit nervous and those who were confident participants. Good quality bikes and top notch guides. Rug up as its cold at the top.

Leone C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I was a bit worried about doing such a big downhill ride, but the guide and bus driver were great. It was very well run so that there was no pressure to go faster than you wanted to go and the more confident/adventurous people got the chance to go as fast as they liked and do the off road riding. The mountain was amazing - cold, rainy and foggy at the top but clearing up as the ride progressed. The bikes and gear were well maintained. I really enjoyed the afternoon.

Kim C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We all loved it. A great way to experience mt wellington and the awesome views,

Rodney S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Friendly guides, spectacular views. Suitable for most fitness levels.

Jill E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Well, when we reached the end of the bike ride my 16 year old son said, Mom, that was great! Can we do it again? Right now. Doesn't get much better from a 16 year old after spending a few hours with his mom.

MICHELLE W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic experience taint was well supported and led by tour providers.

Sarah R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The guides were very enthusiastic and willing to cater to all levels of adventurousness. The guide took us on an off road path which really made the trip for us. Would definitely recommend!!!

Mathew M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Such a great way to see Mount Wellington and so much fun.

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