Tasmania is to get a further 45 kilometres of world-cass mountain bike trails as part of a plan to promote the state as a top adventure holiday destination to Australians and the world. With work recently beginning on stage 2 of an existing 25 kilometres of tails taking the total to 70kms with new trail head facilities located at Warrawee.
When fully completed a total of more than 100 kilometres of mountain bike trails will be available, all at an International Mountain Biking Association-standard. Stage 2 will connect Latrobe, Railton, Sheffield and Devonport and take in some of the most spectacular country in Tasmania’s north-west region.
These new facilities, along with the Wild Mersey trails, the Blue Derby and Mount Wellington facilities is expected to become a top attraction for the world’s best biking riders and become one of Australia’s leading MTB destinations.
When all three stages are completed, the trails will include Green Standard trails for beginners, Blue Standard trails for recreational mountain bikers. Black Standard extreme trails will cater to national and international mountain bikers and elite riders.
The trails are designed to be a mix of cross-country, downhill and gravity enduro tracks that make the most of the varied bushland, hills and river flats that are features of this area and complement other mountain biking experiences in Tasmania.
More information about some of Tasmania’s mountain bike trails can be found here.
Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Trails
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