07NovAll Day29Moved OnlineTasmania Circumnavigation Charity RideAn adventure you'll never forget!LauncestonState:TASDiscipline:RoadTerrain:MixedDistance:121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day
Tasmania Circumnavigation is a 9 day tour around the scenic apple isle! Tasmania Circumnavigation is a fully supported tour where you’ll get to ride
Tasmania Circumnavigation is a 9 day tour around the scenic apple isle!
Tasmania Circumnavigation is a fully supported tour where you’ll get to ride around the island of Tasmania. Tasmania is a fantastic place to visit. Lots of hills to climb, beautiful views to enjoy, and lots to eat, drink and visit.
And this is a great opportunity to combine a holiday with a charity event. Tasmania Circumnavigaiton is Australia’s ONLY 100% Charity Ride, where all the money raised goes DIRECT to the beneficiaries (St.Giles and Fortem). The staff and volunteers donate 100% of their time over two weeks and they pay for all their own expenses. There are no admin fees deducted from the money fundraised. This is a 100% pure charity.
In 2020,COVID-19 has meant they are not running the traditional event, but have three new events to cover all lovers of Tasmania. Hopefully the full event will return in 2021.
Free Annual Pro subscription to the Australian Made GoCycle App which will track your ride around the island. You can choose to circumnavigate the entire island (1040km) or just the West Coast (585km) or just the East Coast (455km).
The Traditional Full Supported Route circumnavigates Tasmania over 9 days and 1040km. You have the choice of attending the full 9 days (Full Map), or the first 5 days (West Map) or the last 4 days (East Map).
IMPORTANT: Riders must be accustomed to being on the bike for 5+ hours per day for at least 5 days in a row. You must be able to ride an average of 15-20km/h along various gradients and weather conditions, riding in a group. Please ensure that you are both physcially and posture fit for long days in the saddle.
Departing from StGiles in Launceston, we head direct west via the gentle towns of Deloraine & Mole Creek before heading in a NW direction via Claude Road to Gowrie Park. Day 2 we immerse ourselves in thick forest via Cethana and Moina, past the turnoff to Cradle Mountain, then south to Tullah for the evening. Day 3 we head towards the coast via Rosebery and Zeehan for a break at Strahan on the shores of Long Bay, before the final leg along the Lyell Hwy to Queenstown. Day 4 is a beautiful run through mother nature at it’s finest through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, what an honour to be immersed in such beauty as we make our way to Tarraleah via Derwent Bridge. Day 5 via Ouse, Hamilton and New Norfolk takes us to Hobart for a rest day.
It is a sad goodbye to our ‘West Mappers’ and welcome to our ‘East Mappers’ with fresh legs!
The Challenge Continues: Extra sleep done, Laundry done, Fuelling done, you now embark on the final leg along the stunning East Coast. Day 6 on the saddle, we wave goodbye to Hobart, today’s ride is not difficult, but long as we cut across to the coastline via Buckland, Orford and Little Swanport to Swansea for the evening. Day 7 will tantalise you with captivating scenery along deserted white-sanded beaches via Bicheno, Scamander and the Bay of Fires town of St Helens. Day 8 will test your fitness, be kind to yourself as we climb out of town to Derby and Scottsdale before heading north to the waters edge at Bridport, for our final evening together. Day 9 you will be joined by plenty of locals who will tow you into Launceston appreciative of your efforts around their beautiful island home! Well done!
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Tasmania Circumnavigation, in our online Cycling Event Calendar. Enjoy!