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Rising to a height of 1270 metres, The Mt Wellington Descent is by far the most fun and exciting activity if you only have limited time in Hobart. This three-hour adventure departs daily to the top of Mt Wellington with a thrilling bike ride back to sea level. For your slice of Tasmanian adventure, book this tour today!
- Instant Confirmation
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
- Enjoy fantastic aerial views
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Led by a local guide
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 in Salamanca Place on the waterfront of Hobart.
This Mount Wellington cycling tour is fun designed for all levels of fitness!
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.
Mt Wellington Descent Cycling Tour from Hobart
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Departure Point:Brooke Street Pier, on Franklin Wharf
- March, June, September - December
Tour concludes at Salamanca Place, Hobart
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2.5-hr Mt Wellington Descent morning bike tour. Minimum height requirement is 4"6' (140cm)
2.5-hr Mt Wellington Descent afternoon bike tour. Minimum height requirement is 4"6' (140cm)
Mount Welling Descent Cycling Tour
- Mt Wellington Bike tour descent (2.5 hours)
- Use of bicycle
- Use of helmet
- Local guide
- Warm polar fleece jacket
- Rain jacket (if required)
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Not recommended for child aged 7 and under
- For comfort and safety reasons, there is a minimum height requirement of 140cm
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.
Bikes provided are 21-48 speed Diamondback mountain bikes. These bikes are equipped with excellent quality brakes, smooth changing gears and comfortable flat pedals to use with sneakers. A range of different size bikes are available and guides will be on hand to fit the bike perfectly to your requirements.
On each trip, there will be a minimum of 1 guide per 5 riders. One will drive the support van to the summit, and then follow the group as it makes it's way into Hobart. The van will display Caution Cyclists signs to warn motorists of your presence. With larger groups a second guide will ride with the group and control the speed of the trip, ensuring every guest is comfortable along the way.
Trip Sizes:Trips will be no larger than 20 people. With 20 guests, there will be 3 guides to ensure safety measures are maintained to a premium.
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