Posted January 25th, 2013
What could be better than to get away on your bike with a friend to explore the glorious and pristine landscape of Tasmania? With stunning photography and an appealing writing style, Andrew Bain will guide you along 45 of Tasmania’s most beautiful rides.
Tasmania is surely one of Australia’s most beautiful states. When you combine this natural beauty with a relative lack of traffic compared to the mainland states, you get a cyclists’ paradise just waiting to be explored!
Guiding you through 45 rides Where to Ride Tasmania features accurate mapping, altitude profiles, point by point ride logs and a range of ride difficulties from one to five star ratings. One star rides are within the abilities of most casual tourists, young children or beginner cyclists. Five star rides will have experienced cyclists grinning from ear to ear.
The rides in this book range right across the island, from family fun rides in Hobart and Launceston, to long days out on the open road, to singletrack rushes on purpose-built mountain biking tracks.
There are few places in Tasmania where you can ride and not be impressed with the scenery. In these pages you will find routes that offer not just great pedalling but also scenes such as Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur, the Bay of Fires, Mount Roland, the tall timber of the Styx Valley, Mount Wellington, Mara Island, Bruny Island, Strahan, the Nut and Tasmania’s highest waterfall.
The book uses a gloss paper stock, tough enough to cope with the rigours of sweaty hands and plenty of use. Riders will appreciate the sturdy construction and convenient spiral binding of the book, this includes a fold out overview map of all 45 rides that doubles as a book marker with map legend, ride ratings and terrain guide. Riders can refer between the map they are using and reference information with ease.