A hidden gem of a ride connecting Clark Dam at the southern end of Lake King William with Derwent Bridge, this route follows infrequently used 4WD trails alongside the banks of the lake. Combining remote riding along beautiful trails with spectacular bushland and lakeside views, this is a trail to check out before everyone else finds out about it. It is not however for those looking for sweet single trail.
This route follows a coastal trail (Climies Track) from Granville Harbour to Trial Harbour, but don't let that lull you into thinking this is an easy ride. Out and back you'll be climbing nearly 1000metres with pinches as steep as 15%. That said, this trail is a mountain biking mix-up nirvana for the fit and adventurous as you tackle sandy trails, flowing granite, rocky patches, mud and creeks, and of course the hills ... so many hills.
An 82 km run through Tasmania's beautiful wilderness. The next event will be held on Saturday 2 February 2019.
The Dove Lake run is being run in conjunction with the cradle mtn film festival. Competitors will be bussed from the rangers sation up to run start at Dove lake. The course will then circumnavigate the lake in a clockwise direction before heading back to the rangers station via Lake Lilla and the cradle valley boardwalk. The event will be held on 30 March 2019.
If you're heading over to the West Coast, then this would have to be the number one ride on your agenda. The route follows an old railway line through some beautiful forests to the 114m Montezuma Falls. The route can be broken into a number of sections from a short (11km) out and back ride along a gentle, easy to ride trail from the Northern end of the track though to a 55km out and back epic starting and ending in Zeehan.
The core of the ride is the 14km section (each way) from Melba Flats to Montezuma Falls where you'll get to play in the mud, race 4WD's, plunge through deep washouts and really get some serious mountain biking in. Finally, for the well prepared and adventurous the final 8kms from Melba Flats to Zeehan crosses through button grass plains providing expansive views which you'll have plenty of time to enjoy as you push, bash and swim your bike along what was once a railway line.
Nic's Cradle Challenge is a biennial bicycle ride from Sheffield to Dove Lake-Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, in memory of Nic Easton. The full ride is 126km, with an elevation gain of 2376m, but there is a shorter 66km route also on offer.
The heart of the Sterling Valley Track is a short, hard to find section of technical single trail which descends from the flanks of Mt Murchison down into Rosebery, however if you start back near Tullah and tackle the climb up as well, then you'll be treated to a lovely one way ride. The route comes alive once every two years when the Wildside event is run, but otherwise it's sitting there waiting for those brave enough to try it. It's a track best enjoyed during the later summer months when it may have dried out a bit.
This will be the inaugural 70km ultra-marathon event run in the Tarkine area of Tasmania. Restricted to 100 runners.
This mountain bike route starts and finishes in Zeehan, and in between it manages to combine the fun of cycling through a 100 metre tunnel, some great riding along an old tramway line and some dedicate mountain bike trails heading back down into Zeehan (note opening in May 2019).