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Mount Wellington Descent Cycling Tour departs Hobart

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Hobart, Australia

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iconOffered in: English
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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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 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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Mount Wellington Descent Cycling Tour departs Hobart?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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
  • "A great way to get to the top of Mt Wellington and ride back down as fast as a car without any effort." 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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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Exhilarating!
Karen_D
, Feb 2020
Exhilarating and spectacular. We both Loved it, and would highly recommend, (although not for nervous cyclists!)
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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.
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Thrilling scenic ride but not for children
looiee
, Jan 2020
Reasonable bike control skills are required because the first half of the ride was all downhill with tight corners and minimal peddling. Not suitable for children but thrilling for teenagers, young adults and MAMILS (middle aged men in lycra). There is also opportunity to go off road for part of the ride but nervous riders like me stuck on the road. The two guides were very good at making sure all riders were safe with the bus driver tailing the slowest/last rider while the cycling guide led the riders. Fun activity for young adults and the young at heart.
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Great ride
matonabee
, Jan 2020
Great guide who was attentive to our needs. Top of mountain can be cold but gets warmer as you decent Jackets are provided if required
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Not suitable for all riders
OnAir06516172925
, Jan 2020
I went on this ride with my 12-year-old son. The tour guides were very knowledge explaining the surrounds and history of the Hobart. It would be great to have more off-road riding. Be aware you are riding with other vehicles on the road. You need to be competent in riding on-road amongst cars and buses. My son is a good off-road rider, however, a bus turned a tight bend and was approaching him and he was riding down the hill. He hit the gravel, lost control of the bike and then hit the safety barrier. He was very lucky he only walked away with 2 badly cut fingers, cuts and grazes and a broken toe. The tour guides, Matt and Mick were straight onto in applying first aid. The company rang us the next day to check on our son. It did impact our trip because he was unable to participate in activities after that. I am a competent and experienced downhill rider, and I completed the trip while my son was driven down. I found the tour good and would recommend it if you are experienced in downhill, on-road riding.
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