“After our successful 2017 MTB trip to NE Tasmania incorporating the Derby stopover of the Enduro World Series (EWS), we are returning to ‘The Apple Isle’ in 2018 with a longer-duration trip, more amazing trails in more locations, and a fresh, new target in sight – the chance to ride/spectate at the inaugural & first round of the Asia Pacific Continental Enduro Series!”
“With a curated itinerary featuring a minimum of 7 amazing days of riding, visiting the very best trails in the state, with professional, experienced, certified, and friendly guides, with our own minibus and bike trailer at our disposal… this is the ultimate Tasmanian MTB road-trip not to be missed!”
Travel Dates 2018: 8 November to 18 November (fixed departure)
Cost: AUD$2099 for full 10-day itinerary and AUD$1099 for short itinerary (covering race weekend + 2 days). See all inclusions in Full Itinerary
Duration: 10 days (including arrival day and departure day); 7 days’ of riding minimum
Destinations/Trails: North-South Track & Glenorchy (Hobart), Maydena Bike Park, Derby, Blue Tier, Hollybank Park.
Skill level: Suited for Intermediate and Advanced riders. At a minimum, participants should be competent at riding green and blue trails confidently, plus technical and high-speed features on some black trails. This includes gravity bike park terrain/features and backcountry terrain/features.
Fitness Level: Intermediate – participants must be able to climb and descend on both sustained off-road uphills/downhills as well as rolling off-road terrain for between 2-7 hours per day, varies between 300-1300m elevation gain daily.
Preparation: Pre-trip briefing to be conducted in Singapore by guide. Pre-trip MTB skills training courses available.
Number of participant spots: 10 maximum [do not delay: book now!]
Departure Day (for Singapore-based clients): Fly Singapore – Launceston (overnight flight, via Melbourne)
Day 1, Friday 9/11 (Arrival): Arrival @ Launceston airport. Transfer to Derby
Day 2, Saturday 10/11 (Derby Practice Day): Practice for racers & an exploration of Derby for non-racers
Day 3, Sunday 11/11 (Derby Enduro Race Day): Derby EWSC racing and spectating festivities
Day 4, Monday 12/11 (Blue Tier Backcountry): Shuttle Day for Blue Tier & remainder of Derby
Day 5, Tuesday 13/11 (Juggernaut Descents): Shuttle Morning for Hollybank Park Transfer to Hobart
Day 6, Wednesday 14/11 (Rest Day OR Heli-Drop Day): Option for R&R in Hobart or a helicopter-assisted uplift ride on private MTB tracks (additional costs apply). Transfer to Maydena
Day 7, Thursday 15/11 (Maydena Day 1): Maydena Bike Park
Day 8, Friday 16/11 (Maydena Day 2): More Maydena Bike Park. Transfer to Hobart.
Day 9, Saturday 17/11 (North-South Finale): Shuttle Morning for descent of North-South Track. R&R and end-of-trip celebrations.
Day 10, Sunday 18/11 (Departure): Early transfer to Hobart Airport. Fly Hobart – Singapore.
RECOMMENDED TRIP FLIGHTS (FROM SINGAPORE):
Outbound (SIN>MEL>LST) – details in Full Itinerary
Return (HBT>MEL>SIN) – details in Full Itinerary