Blue Derby Pods Ride 3-Day Mountain Bike Adventure - 3 Days

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The iconic and original Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience. Over three days, you will ride through the stunning and world-acclaimed Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails network. Your Experience Leaders will guide you to the places less ridden, opening up your senses to the brutal beauty of North East Tasmania.

Explore the world-acclaimed Blue Derby Mountain Bike trails. Indulge in the locally-inspired gourmet food, prepared especially for you. Relax in the comfort of your private Pod nestled within the trails.

The Adventure

Over your Experience with us, you will coast through the stunning, world-class Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails network. Your experience leaders will guide you safely, to the places less ridden, opening up your senses to the brutal beauty of North East Tasmania.

The Accommodation

Nestled in the heart of the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails network, your accommodation is private and unique. You’ll dine in a central hub building that peeks through the copse of Tasmanian Blackwood trees and down to the Cascade River Valley below. After each evening of fine Tasmanian food and wine, laughter and relaxation, you will retire to your unique, architecturally-designed quarters; a Pod.

The Food

Throughout your Blue Derby Pods Ride experience, your taste buds will be treated to a selection of the finest fare Tasmania has to offer. Crafted locally, and featuring almost exclusively local Tasmanian produce, your food experience will be nutritious, refuelling and mouth-watering.

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Day 1
Launceston – Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails

8:15am-8:45am – Launceston bus pick up from your accommodation.

Awaken; The Blue Derby Pods Ride journey begins in Launceston, Tasmania. Here you will meet your Experience Leaders, before setting off with us out to the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails network. You will start coasting along the world-acclaimed mountain biking trails mid-morning.

Adventure; After conquering your first morning on the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails network, you will settle into a late alfresco picnic lunch in the heart of the Cascade valley. Your afternoon adventure is optional; you can continue exploring the trails or relax in the Tasmanian bush setting surrounding our exclusive hub site.

Unwind; Once nestled into the hub and your pod, your Experience Leaders will delight your taste buds with a local, fresh dinner featuring Tasmanian ingredients.

Trails potentially discovered: Atlas, Chain Gang, Rusty Crusty, Axehead, Long Shadows, Flickety Sticks, Howler, Rattler, The Derby Lake

Trail grade: Intermediate (blue) and easy (green).

Number of uplift shuttles provided: 1

Riding duration: 0KM – 20KM/1-5hours

Options

Take it easy – Relax in the natural setting of your lunch spot, or be the first to make it to the Blue Derby Pods Ride accommodation.

Challenge yourself – Continue riding after lunch and take on the trails like; Krushka’s, Dam Busters, Return to Sender, Kingswall, Upper Flickety Sticks and Roxanne.

Day 2
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails

Awaken; Starting a little later today, you’ll enjoy a slow breakfast at the Blue Derby Pods Ride hub. The choice is yours today, join your Experience Leaders on a morning ride through a diverse range of Tasmanian forest, viewpoints and adrenaline pinches, or continue relaxing at the Blue Derby Pods Ride hub.

Adventure; After a delectable lunch prepared by your Experience Leaders back at the Blue Derby Pods Ride hub, again you have a decision to make, pursue the library in the hub, or join an afternoon ride, through rainforest, tackling some world class berms along the way.

Unwind; Feeling invigorated and refreshed, tonight you’ll toast to your day’s adventures. Indulging in another gourmet dinner prepared by your experience leaders, before you retire to your secluded pods for one last night.

Trails potentially discovered: Krushka’s, Return to Sender, Flickety Sticks Lower and Upper, Air-Ya-Garn, Dam Busters, Kingswall, Trouty

Trail grade: Intermediate (blue) and more difficult (black – optional)

Number of uplift shuttles: 0

Riding duration: 0KM – 30KM/2-6hours

Options

Take it easy – Have the whole day to yourself relaxing at the Blue Derby Pods Ride hub and pods. Explore the extensive library, practice yoga, drink endless cups of tea or indulge in more local produce. Alternatively, join a morning or afternoon ride.

Challenge yourself – Make your morning and afternoon rides longer by taking on the trails; Flickety Sticks Upper, Return to Sender, Kingswall, or let your experience leaders take you on a custom adventure.

Day 3
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails – Blue Tier - Launceston

4:30-5:00pm – Group finishes back in Launceston.

Awaken; Waking in your pods refreshed, ready for your final day of adventures. After which, you’ll ride out to the tiny town of Derby where you’ll be transported up to the top of the Blue Tier, the highest point of the Blue Derby Mountain Biking Trail network, and the start of your descent through lush, dense rainforest down to Weldborough.

Adventure; Feeling high on fresh air and endorphins, you will enjoy an alfresco private lunch at Weldborough. Reflecting on the kilometres travelled and the adventures you’ve had, it will be hard to take the smile off your face.

Unwind; Journeying back to where you started in Launceston, you’ll toast to your three-day mountain biking adventure. Any apprehensions from the first morning are now a distant memory, and have instead been replaced with the brutal beauty of the Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience.

Trails potentially discovered: The Blue Tier Trail, Big Chook, Sawtooth, Berms and Ferns, Deadly Bugga, The Derby Lake, Air-Ya-Garn

Trail grade: Intermediate (blue) and easy (green), and more difficult (black – optional)

Number of uplift shuttles: 1

Riding duration: 20KM/2-4hours

Options

Take it easy – Skip the descent, and relax a little longer at the Blue Derby Pods Ride accommodation.

Challenge yourself – Go for an extra lap in the morning. Retrace some of your favourite trails like; Krushkas, Dam Busters, Snig Track, Kingswall, Return to Sender, Flickety Sticks or give Air-Ya-Garn a try.

Inclusions

  • Return transfers between Launceston and Blue Derby.
  • Accommodation each night in our unique and private quarters; pods (twin share).
  • All meals and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
  • Two qualified Experience Leaders for the duration of the experience.
  • Three days premium mountain bike and gear hire (mountain bike, helmet, gloves and riding spray jacket).
  • Two private uplift shuttles.
  • Mountain bike body fit.
  • Luggage storage.

Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance
  • The Blue Derby Pods Ride journey begins in Launceston, Tasmania. Our BDPR bus can pick you up from your hotel or accommodation in the Launceston area if required.
  • For a wonderful accommodation experience in Launceston before or after your Blue Derby Pods Ride experience, we recommend staying with our partner hotel Change Overnight, or with The Florance.
  • A 3-day Blue Derby Pods Ride experience departs three times per week year round – Saturday, Monday and Wednesday.
  • There is the option to pay the full amount upfront, or pay a 50% deposit to secure your place at time of booking (provided your trip departure is 30 days or more away). This option is selected on the final booking page. The balance for your experience is due 30 days prior to departure.
  • $50 of every guest booking is contributed to the maintenance of the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails.
  • Wheelchair accessible

  • If you cancel your scheduled departure at least 7 days in advance there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 days before your scheduled departure, there is a cancellation fee of 50 per cent. If you cancel within 2 days of your scheduled departure, there is a cancellation fee of 100 per cent.

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Trip Facts

  • Blue Derby Pods Ride
  • Free pick up from Launceston accommodations
  • Pick up destinations could be chosen/included after clicking on "Book Now" button.
  • 3 days
  • Up to 8 travellers
  • Returns to original departure point