Cycling near Launceston

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Tasmania’s second largest city of Launceston is a hub for some of the state’s best outdoor experiences.

Within striking distance of the vibrant small city, which boasts a thriving art, culture and fppd scene, you’ll find the idyllic Tamar River valley and Ben Lomond National Park - Tasmania’s premier ski destination and a mountain biking mecca in the summer months.

Head up to the summit of Ben Lomond—an easy day trip from Launceston—for an epic mountain bike descent through the famed switchbacks of Jacob’s Ladder. You can extend your visit with rock climbing in Cataract Gorge or taking a canoe trip down the Tamar River.

Launceston is also the starting point for our thrilling multi-activity adventure to Hobart. Cycle through sleepy fishing villages, past dramatic landforms and along stunning coastal stretches on our Cycle, Kayak and Walk Tasmania guided tour—fittingly named one of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s ’50 Tours of a Lifetime’.

 

Self Guided Specialists

As the pioneers of self guided active travel in Australia you can expect a seamless experience. Our quality tour notes and logistical expertise sets us apart and ensures a quality experience for you.

Trusted Local Advice

Our team is passionate about cycling in Australia and their extensive knowledge and experience means you get the very best advice - every time. We will help you tailor the right cycling itinerary for you.

Quality Services

Expect first-class and flexible support both on and off the trail. We've sourced the highest quality bikes and most authentic accommodations so you can enjoy a stress free cycling trip.


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Tasmania is located between Latitudes 40 and 43, with the islands temperature and weather moderated by the surrounding oceans. The cool temperate climate offers four distinct seasons which can interchange on any given day of the year. Summer in-land temperatures average 24 degrees with nights averaging a relatively cool 8 degrees. Rainfall in Tasmania is far higher than any mainland counterpart and averages 2700 millimeters on the west coast and central highlands.

Tasmania’s alpine regions can experience heavy rainfalls and temperatures below zero degrees in summer. For group safety and comfort, having adequate gear and equipment for the local conditions ensures accessibility to the wilderness is enjoyed. Tasmanian Expeditions has a specialist gear list available that details what clothing and equipment is required for each of our Tasmanian adventures.