Mount Wellington Descent Cycling Tour Departs Hobart

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10am 1pm
  • Departure Details :
    4 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

From the summit of kunanyi/Mt wellington to Hobarts scenic waterfront, this is the ultimate bike riding adventure experience.
Starting from Hobarts waterfront we head to the summit of kunanyi/Mt wellington for spectacular views across Southern Tasmania includingan elevated look over the beautiful city of Hobart. After soaking in the views we experience Tasmanias ultimate downhill bicycle ride 1272 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. Forthemore adventurous an optional off-road section is available. This tour is suitable for anyone who can confidently ride a bike and meets safety requirementsof a minimum height of 150cm and maximum weight of 120kg.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Led by a local guide

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Take in the views from the distant mountain ranges of the southwest, to the sprawling city of Hobart below, then follow your guide on a downhill descent of the mountain. Watch the alpine terrain gradually being replaced by a magnificent forest and stop on several occasions to take in the varying views and snap a picture or two.

The winding mountain road takes you down to the foothills where you can choose to experience the thrill of the off-road section. Finish the 21 kilometer cycling trip after riding through the outer suburbs of South Hobart and Battery point and complete the journey at Hobart's waterfront.

This Mount wellington cycling tour is fun designed for all levels of fitness!

Off-road Riding:
For the more adventurous amongst the group, there is an opportunity to let loose on approximately 5km of off-road riding. Those not interested in hitting the dirt trails, can happily roll down the hill with the support van behind and meet the group at the resting and snack spot around 20 minutes later. The whole group will then ride together into the city of Hobart. This trail goes via historic Battery point and concludes in Salamanca place on the waterfront of Hobart.

Inclusions

Use of bicycle

Use of helmet

Local guide

Gloves

Warm polar fleece jacket

Rain jacket (if required)

GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Children under 8 not permitted.

For comfort and safety reasons, there is a strict minimum height requirement of 140cm

What to wear:

Long trousers are a good idea if it is looking chilly outside. Shorts are fine on warm days. If you are wearing long trousers, we will provide bands to protect them from the chain. Sneakers or walking shoes are the most comfortable footwear, you are not permitted to wear open-toed sandals or shoes with heels. Layers are the best way to go, t-shirt underneath, then long sleeve jumper and/or jacket. Bear in mind it will be colder at the summit and warmer at the bottom. Sunglasses are a great idea to protect your eyes.

Pace:

The speed of these trips is dictated by the guide. He or she will ride at the front of the group and control the speed. Several regrouping stops will allow those at the back to catch up and there will be plenty of opportunities for photos.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 20-Jan-2020

    Great guide who was attentive to our needs. Top of mountain can be cold but gets warmer as you decent Jackets are provided if required

  • 18-Sep-2019

    What an excellent tour, run by a friendly, informative and lovely tour guide (not driver).
    Great fun way to see the view and conquer the mountain while breathing in the fresh (cool) air on tbe way down.
    If you are any level of fitness and can ride a bike, a must do tour while in Hobart.
    Thanks for the memories.

  • 17-Apr-2018

    Great way to quickly learn about Hobart, local geology, and natural history from displays atop Mt. Wellington, to see some great views, and to have some fun. The guide was very attentive and well informed.

  • 08-Mar-2018

    While it was difficult to stop touring the wonderful city of Hobart, I'm so glad I opted for the bike ride from the top of Mt. Wellington. The pick-up spot was easy to find and, once loaded up, we started the long ride to the top. Commentary from both the driver and guide kept us informed about what we could expect with the bike ride as well as local history/information.
    The views at the top are stunning and we had a little time to walk around a bit and take photos and explore. The bike trip was effortless...all downhill except for a few slight uphill spots but never even had to shift gears. The on-road sections were smooth riding but a little unnerving because we shared the curvy road with cars although traffic was light. The off-road section while bumpy, was calmer and slower. We were never pressed to hurry and the guide always reminded us to take it at our own pace. VERY enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend it!

  • 08-Feb-2018

    A great way to get to the top of Mt Wellington and ride back down as fast as a car without any effort. A few fire tracks and city street riding to add to the pleasure.

  • 16-Jan-2018

    This was a great experience. We were fortunate in that it was perfect cycling weather and there was not one cloud to obscure the views of Hobart and surrounding landscapes from the top of Mt. Wellington.

  • 18-Mar-2017

    Great excursion, lots of fun! The only thing I would change is the amount of time you have at the summit. When you get to the summit you have only about 10-15 minutes for a restroom break long lines and to take in the sites. The view from the summit and the scenery warrant more time. I would say 1 hour for site seeing, restroom stop and getting geared up for the ride.

  • 15-Mar-2017

    The trip was wonderful - a speedy descent of Mt Wellington - part road, part dirt track top half pretty fast/steep but easily achieved on the well maintained mountain bikes provided by someone with moderate cycling skills. Wonderful views and a great way to understand the layout of Hobart. The leader was a lot of fun and very helpful and knowledgeable.

  • 26-Feb-2017

    Of course, I was extremely lucky. We had the most beautiful day imaginable, but I loved the tour. Our tour guide and driver were both friendly and knowledgeable. They met the group right on time at the appointed location and drove us to the top of Mt. Willington. They were very careful with fittings and the equipment was in excellent condition. I can ride a bike, but do not ride regularly. The ride down however was thrilling, but easy and those of us who were slower never felt like we were keeping the group back. They just waited for us periodically. It was impossible to get lost. The scenery was spectacular and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. I even enjoyed the last couple of miles when we had to peddle threw Hobart and along the harbor. I guess I wasn't expecting that. I would recommend it to anyone with a sense of adventure and some bicycle skills.

  • 19-Feb-2017

    This was really great enjoyed the tour great guide loved the bike ride Just thought they could have included a bottle of water after the tour which dosant cost much to supply and a nice end to the tour

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