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About Mount Wellington Descent Cycling Tour Departs Hobart

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Stop At: Mount Wellington, Pinnacle Road, Hobart, Tasmania Australia

Meet your group at the pick-up point on Hobart's waterfont. Our guides will take you up the mountain in our comfortable tour vehicle, providing insights into Hobart and kunanyi/Mt Wellington along way. Take in the incredible scenery as we ascend to the summit. Here, take in the panoramic views over Hobart and the surrounding mountains and the Derwent River. After getting fit out with a quality mountain bike and helmet, and receiving the safety briefing, begin our downhill cycle adventure, with brief stops along the way including The Chalet, The Springs and an optional off-road section before stopping again at The Cascade Brewery.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cascade Brewery, 131 Cascade Rd, Hobart, Tasmania 7004 Australia

We cycle past Australia's oldest brewery, stopping briefly for photos and insights.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Cascade Gardens, 2 McRobies Rd, Hobart, Tasmania 7004 Australia

We cycle leisurely through the magnificent gardens.

Pass By: Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, 16 Degraves St South Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania 7004 Australia

We cycle past this World Heritage Listed Site; our guide will point out the site so that it might be visited at another time.

Pass By: Arthur Circus Park, Runnymeade St, Hobart, Tasmania 7004 Australia

As we wind our way through historic and scenic Battery Point, we ride around Arthur Circus with a brief stop to explain the area's fascinating history.

Pass By: Salamanca Square, Hobart, Tasmania 7004 Australia

Cycle along the historic and picturesque Salamanca area. Finish our tour back at the starting point on Hobart's waterfront.

  • Daily
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Local guide
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Cascade Brewery
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 12 not permitted.
  • For comfort and safety reasons, there is a strict minimum height requirement of 150cm and maximum weight of 120kg.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Warm clothing, jackets and gloves are essential
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • The health and wellbeing of our guests, staff and our community is our primary focus. Our COVID-19 safety protocols comply with government and industry standards and we will provide you with peace of mind so that you can travel confidently.
4 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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4.6 based on 10 reviews

  • E3460ZIvanessaw 5
    01 May 2021

    What an awesome experience! So exhilarating, exciting and super fun! I've never been mountain bile riding and this was the best introduction you could ask for. Scenery was breath taking as well as some of the tracks but alas you could not feel more alive and buzzing when you get back to the bottom. The guides were great. Explained everything as we went along and constantly ensured everyone felt comfortable. I would so do this again and recommend it to anyone wanting a bit of buzz in their life!! Loved it!!!

  • 65cindyv 1
    19 Apr 2021

    I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Firstly the bike ride isn't enjoyable. You're descending at reckless speeds, you don't need to pedal and you're riding dangerously fast. The wind is very cold as you're riding down and you have to be very focused on the bike path so there isn't time to enjoy the scenery when riding downwards. Secondly, it's very dangerous. I suffered a crash and lost consciousness for a few seconds. I was lucky to only have a mild concussion, large hip and knee wounds and bruised up face. My hip and knee wounds have not healed one month later as the skin on the wounds have scraped off. It could have been worse. And thirdly the safety procedures of the company could be better. You have a lead rider at the start of the pack and a van driver at the end. It's hard to be aware of the rocky parts on the road as you're following the bike rider in front of you and you have to be focussed on exactly where they pedal and keep at their pace. The safety equipment could have been better as well. They should have given protective gear for the shoulders, elbows or knees. There could also be a warning given when booking this tour of the potential dangers it's only mentioned that if you can comfortably ride then you can ride down ok which underplays the risk. And finally I had a tour with the same company the day after. I wanted a refund, given my injuries I wanted to rest instead of going on the tour however they refused to budge given I hadn't had given enough notice (I gave notice right after my bike crash). Avoid as it's better to be safe than sorry.

  • Jennifer_O 5
    17 Apr 2021

    We just returned from a 10 day trip all over Tassie and when I asked my teens what they liked the best, the ride was in their top 3. It was longer than we expected and not just on the road but through nice bushland and also some local housing areas. It wasn't as easy for me to do as the kids but hubbie and I really enjoyed it. It was freezing at the top so rug up in layers because you warm up once you get further into the ride. A fun day out, thank you.

  • Chris_B 5
    08 Apr 2021

    The views were impressive and the weather was kind. Big thanks to our guide for his simple, helpful tips in the off-road sections.. Enjoyed the afternoon 😊

  • Fred_baren 5
    08 Apr 2021

    Awesome experience, no doubt helped by the favourable weather. Guides great, off-road sections challenging enough for average bikers, bicycles good quality with disc brakes (otherwise they’d be changing the pads each trip)

  • pbbravocharlie 5
    11 Feb 2021

    This was super fun, relaxing and exciting. A perfect intro / beginner cruise down to Hobart from the top of Mt Wellington, with some off road wide fire trail to have fun on. Great bikes and guides, with stops every few kms of the 22 km length. If you can cycle without falling over you could knock this off.

  • Liv_B 5
    10 Feb 2021

    Great tour, you drive up the mountain then come down on the bikes taking in the amazing views along the way. Loved the off road part and coming back through Hobart. Highly recommend for an unforgettable experience!

  • Jackie P 5
    23 Jan 2021

    What an incredible way to spend the afternoon in Hobart. We just loved every minute of this thrilling descent into Hobart from Mount Wellington. The guides Rob and Evan were brilliant. Very mindful of safety and full of information about the mountain, Tasmania and Hobart. We were fortunate to have a spectacular day and this made the ride even better. We thoroughly recommend this tour for anyone who likes a bit of adventure and wants to get away from the usual city tours.

  • StellaJack1979 5
    16 Jan 2021

    This was so much fun!! I took 2 x 13 yr old boys with me and they were little daredevils while I took it easy, definitely suitable for all different ages and abilities! I still went down the offroad option and that was the most fun!! Was freezing cold and raining at the summit but soon got used to it! Definitely need to dress warmly! The view was spectacular as started to descend below the clouds and rain! Very well explained and great tour guides! Would this again for sure!

  • Robin_K 5
    14 Jan 2021

    Great fun speeding down Mt Wellington, with gravity doing all the work. Very helpful guides, allowing people to go at their own pace. Wonderful views. Well worth it.


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