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Mount Wellington Descent Cycling Tour departs Hobart

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Mount Wellington Descent Cycling Tour departs Hobart

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Experience the natural beauty of the Hobart region on a downhill bike tour from the summit of Mt Wellington. With a guide, you’ll start your bike ride at the top of the mountain, elevation 4,160 feet (1,270 meters), where you can marvel at the panoramic view of the city and surrounding scenery before hopping on your bike and heading down the hill, pedaling all the way back to sea level. Select a departure time when booking.
  • Admire fantastic views of Hobart during a downhill bike tour from Mt Wellington
  • Enjoy 13 miles of cycling with a guide
  • Opportunity to try an off-road section for more thrills
  • Quality mountain bikes supplied with front suspension
  • Our groups are maximum 12 and a riding guide plus support vehicle
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Gratuities

Departure Point

4 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Departure Point: 4 Elizabeth Street, Hobart Directions: Please meet our guide just opposite the Tasmania Visitor Information Centre (4 Elizabeth st) approx. 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time.

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your Hobart cycling adventure starts as you’re outfitted with a mountain bike and helmet. From the top of Mt Wellington, admire the view of the sprawling city and River Derwent before hopping on your bike and taking off with your guide down the mountain. As the alpine terrain turns into a more verdant forest environment, make stops to enjoy the scenery and take photos.

Your winding route takes you into the Wellington foothills, where you can detour into an off-road section, if you wish (see below for more details). Then continue into the suburbs of South Hobart and past historical Battery Point, finishing your 2-wheeled journey on the Hobart waterfront at Salamanca Place.

This biking tour is designed for all levels of fitness; total cycling distance is 13 miles (21 km).

Off-road biking:

If you’re feeling adventurous during your bike tour, you may veer off the bike track into approximately 3 miles (5 km) of dirt-trail off-road cycling before meeting back up with the rest of the group about 20 minutes later at a rest stop. The whole group will then finish the bike tour together by riding into Hobart. (If you do not take the off-road route, the support van will follow to the meeting point.)
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mount Wellington
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 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cascade Brewery
We cycle past Australia's oldest brewery, stopping briefly for photos and insights.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Cascade Gardens
We cycle leisurely through the magnificent gardens.
Pass By:  
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
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
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
Cycle along the historic and picturesque Salamanca area. Finish our tour back at the starting point on Hobart's waterfront.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Under Down Under Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mount Wellington Descent Cycling Tour departs Hobart?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mount Wellington Descent Cycling Tour departs Hobart?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Mount Wellington Descent Cycling Tour departs Hobart.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mount Wellington Descent Cycling Tour departs Hobart?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Mount Wellington Descent Cycling Tour departs Hobart.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Top of mountain can be cold but gets warmer as you decent Jackets are provided if required" See review
  • "If you are any level of fitness and can ride a bike, a must do tour while in Hobart." See review

Reviews

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star-5
fun
Jennifer_O
, 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.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thanks to you and your family for choosing us, Jennifer. Great feedback, cheers.
star-5
Easy Bike ride with amazing views
Chris_B
, 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 😊
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thanks Chris! We take a lot of care to explain the optional off-road section as it is the most challenging part of the tour. Glad you liked it!
star-5
Do it!
Liv_B
, 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!
star-5
Wild ride!
Robin_K
, 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.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thanks Robin! We appreciate the review!
star-4
Wonderful experience
STEVEN_M
, Dec 2020
Well organised , safety is paramount, great view coming down the mountain and off road made it a different type of challenge overall would go again
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thanks Steve. We'd love to take you up the moutain again some day. All the best.
star-5
We had a Great Time
Robert_R
, Nov 2020
Great Views and Spectacular Service say it all about this Great Experience in Hobart. We thoroughly enjoyed the excursion on the ride up the mountain with lots of great insights about Tasmania and then a refreshing dash down the mountain. Good fun for Everybody.
star-5
Lots of fun, good value
Robert_Wilson
, Nov 2020
Going on the Mount Wellington descent bike tour was one of my better decisions.Both Rob our driver and Jacob our guide were friendly and engaging making the tour safe, fun and well worth the cost.
star-4
Good
Tess_A
, Mar 2020
The guide was excellent, the bikes were well equipped. The ride felt a little tame though, beautiful scenery but not much work required.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you for reviewing our tour! We are happy to know you enjoyed the scenery and the guide's expertise and we are sorry you found the tour a bit tame. However, as the tour is designed for people of average fitness level, we understand you may have felt like that if you are used to mountain biking single tracks. Best wishes!
star-5
Exhilarating!
Karen_D
, Feb 2020
Exhilarating and spectacular. We both Loved it, and would highly recommend, (although not for nervous cyclists!)
star-5
Wind, Wheels and View
vickym069
, Feb 2020
This was an excellent tour, I really enjoyed it, and would defiantly do it again. The guides were very help full and knowledgeable, They made sure everyone was comfortable with what they were doing. There was several stops for those slower riders to catch up. And the instructions were very clear and help full. It was the best feeling riding down Mt Wellington, and got some great photos. This was really a great experience. I am a 51 year old female who bike rides regularly and I think this was suitable for all ages and bike riding experiences.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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