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Bike Riding in Hobart, where to start?

Sure, I’d love it if you came to Hobart and booked a tour with Hobart Mountain Bike Tours and rode with us.  But maybe you prefer riding on paths and roads. Here are some tips to enjoying Hobart by bike. Taking it easy. 30 min: < 5km You just want a nice easy ride to see some sites and strech your legs Hobart is flanked by The Derwent river to the east and Mount Wellington Read more…

Stunning Hobart Waterfront

What to do on a Girls Weekend in Hobart

Apparently Hobart is becoming a top destinations for Girls Weekends.  I’m not surprised, Hobart is a beautiful city, we have great restaurants like Templo, cultural highlights like MONA and lots of exciting things to do like Mountain Bike Tours with us.  But my knowledge of what might make up a great girls weekend is limited to things I’d like to do on a weekend.  Get up early, eat a big hearty breakfast with coffee, ride Read more…

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do I need to bring? A: Warm clothing and covered footwear.  If you want to wear your own helmet or gloves please bring them.  We provide all of the essentials you’ll need to participate in one of our tours, bike, helmet, gloves, water bottle.  We also provide some other things that aren’t essential but you might not have thought of like sunscreen and water.  We also have emergency things we hope you won’t Read more…

Top Mountain Bike Tracks in Hobart – Part 2 Mr Slippy Fist

Top Mountain Bike Tracks in Hobart Point of Order 1. Hobart is the western side of the River Derwent between MONA in the north and my place in Taroona in the south, despite what the resident of the Envious Shore think. I’ve included this non Hobart track on my list of Top Tracks in Hobart because I think its awesome and its not giving away one of my local tracks. Point of Order 2. For Read more…

Bike rides in Tasmania's wilds

Derby V Maydena: Tassie Mountain Biking’s Heavy Weight Title Fight

Derby versus Maydena? How do you compare these awesome Mountain Biking destinations?  Is it George Foremans raw power versus Muhammad Ali’s speed and smarts or is it MacEnroe’s serve volley versus Bjorn Borg’s dogged baseline play or maybe its a theme park holiday versus a week at a shack in a small coastal town. Right now Tassie has some mind blowing Mountain Bike riding.  I don’t have enough international riding experience to say “Its the Read more…

End of a Mountain bike ride.

Back to The River

Despite my invitation to the entire worldwide Mountain Biking community only 8 people turned up for this years ride of The River.  Maybe not as many people read my blog as I think, or maybe everybody was just getting ready for Christmas.  yeah, that must be it. Our latest Epic journey to one of my favourite mountain biking destinations was in complete contrast to every other one.  It was warm, and sunny.  And while there Read more…

We made it to FIFTY, and we’re still alive

We were washing the bus and preparing for our next tour and our laconic, monolithic guide, Joshua stops working, stands up tall ( quite tall in his case ) looks at me. “We’re 50.” he proclaims. “What” I rudely replied while washing the tailgate. “Our last tour was number 50.  Pretty cool, hey?” “Really? Wow !” I said without thinking about it too much. I’ve had time to think about it now and its pretty Read more…

Locals guide: What to do on a weekend in Hobart

If you’ve got a weekend in Hobart, get a shuffle on, you don’t have much time to fit everything in. Friday night 4:00 Get a beer. PLAN A SUMMER, Shambles These guys make their own beer and its great.  Its in the bustling mid-town district but they have a funky beer garden at the front where you can watch the city go by.  If you can’t get in here try Bah Wah, next door.  Its Read more…

Specialized Fuse – A Big Fattie

The Superior mountain bike in our fleet is the Specialized Ruse/Fuse. It’s a 650B hard-tail mountain bike with super-grippy fattie tyres. Spec’d with 180mm brakes, dropper post, Manitou front fork these bikes are the new wave of all-mountain trail bikes – the grip from the 3.0″ tyres is unbelievable. Check out what this bike can do in good hands (https://www.specialized.com/us/en/destination-trail-russia). I’m not in the same league as those guys but I have ridden this bike Read more…