Cruisy camping ride in north-east Tasmania

Tasmanian’s north-east is well on the way to becoming a cycling mecca with the go ahead given to the extension of the rail trail and the success of mountain biking in Derby.

We’ve got a North-East Tasmanian camping tour planned to help you discover the region in either three or five days, as part of our social rides program.

Both rides will leave from Scottsdale and the trip will take in the rail trail, Bridport, Boobyalla and Derby.

The five day option will run Friday 17 – Tuesday 21 August and the three day from Friday 17 until Sunday 19 August. The three day riders will take a shuttle car back to Scottsdale.

The average riding distance will be about 50km a day but the pace will be relaxed so there’s plenty of time to stop to take in views, visit a café or check out other local sites.

Camping will be at campgrounds, with one night on private property. You can choose to eat dinner in town or bring your own food to eat at the campsite.

The route will be on asphalt and gravel roads and the ride leader, Andreas Hack, can advise you on gear if you are new to camping cycle touring and may be able to help you out with a spare pannier.

If you are interested in joining the tour please email before Monday 13 August at the latest. The group will be limited to nine people so if you’re interested get in quick.

This ride is being offered as part of Bicycle Network Tasmania’s social rides program. Social rides are free and organised by volunteers to help other people meet new people, learn new skills and gain confidence on their bikes. You can keep up to date on all the social rides being organised by registering for email updates.