Meetup - The Tasmanian Trail- 460kms,+8500m
- Sat 22nd Feb 2020, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
- 67 Wright St, East Devonport TAS 7310
The Tasmanian Trail is an iconic 460km inland journey that begins at Devonport on the north coast, taking us down the rugged & spectacular guts of Tasmania on a shared bike, horse, & walking trail until we reach Dover on the south coast.
This ride is open to financial MBTC club members and other riders who are well known to club members, have a history of multi-day touring, and being reliable. Please read all the text before you rsvp.
We will arrive at Devonport early on Sat 22nd Feb and will ride a short distance to Baked Wright for breakfast, then checking the bikes; buying food; etc. before starting the journey south.
The route mostly avoids all main highways and tends to stick to quiet back roads and bush tracks as much as possible. Info I have found indicates the the route is approx. 83% unsealed roads & tracks, 3% single track, and 14% sealed roads. There will be river & creek crossings, extremely steep and long sections which will involve walking, and very rugged sections that will require us to carry our bikes & gear. Sections of this ride are not for the faint hearted, this is not a regular tour.
Once we reach Dover we can decide to continue to ride to Hobart or take the easy way back by bus. The Melbourne riders will fly back from Hobart after a well earned rest.
The aim will be to cover 40-60kms per day according to the terrain and weather conditions on the day.
Tassie Trail Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31304426
Overnight stops will be a combo of roadside campgrounds, caravan parks, and pubs/motels.
Eating will be a combo of takeaway, pub/restaurant, and camp cooking.
Bikes to be very well maintained and in excellent working order.
Will best suit MTBs or off-road touring bikes fitted with knobbies or wide touring tyres.
Bike packing bags, and very light weight equipment will be preferable over full panniers.
You must carry all tools, spares, PLB, first aid kit, and any other equipment required for you or your group to be fully self sufficient.