The 2021 Edition will run through the following towns in a CLOCKWISE direction beginning at StGiles in Launceston.
1020km | 9125m ascent
9 Days Riding | 1 Rest Day
Start & End: Launceston
75km - 110km - 120km - 135km - 130km - 130km - 125km - 85km - 110km
440km | 3205m ascent | 4 Days Riding
Start: Launceston | End: Hobart
75km - 110km - 120km - 135km
580km | 5920m ascent | 5 Days Riding
Start: Hobart| End: Launceston
130km - 130km - 125km - 85km - 110km
Departing from StGiles in Launceston,we head in a north-easterly direction to the stunning seaside town of Bridport; on Day 2 we ride via Scottsdale, Derby, Pyengana to the home of the Bay of Fires, a bid day of climbing, hence pace yourself; Day 3 praying for a tailwind we scoot down the East Coast to Swansea via Scamander, Bicheno; Day 4 we continue down the coast via Orford where we take a righ turn and follow the gorge up the Prosser river to Hobart. Rest Day in Hobart where you can catch up on sleep, laundry & speaking to your loved ones. Day 5 we begin our West Coast mission The ride out of Hobart along the River Derwent is just stunning, soon we begin to ascend after Ouse, making our way to the lovely Tarraleah. Day 6 we climb after crossing the Nive River, with some reprive around Derwent Bridge bas we make our way through the windy roads of the unique and stunning Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Day 7 Having enjoyed the rich history of Queenstown, we head towards the coast via Strahan, the relaxing Macquarie Harbour before we climb towards Zeehan onto Tullah. Day 8 will be a big day of climbing, filled with beautiful remote scenery through the Black Bluff Nature Recreation Area to Gowrie Park. Day 9 will be kind to you as we roll back into Launceston via Deloraine. Well done!
IMPORTANT: Riders must be accustomed to being on the bike for 5+ hours per day for at least 4/5 days in a row. You must be able to ride an average of 15-20km/h along various gradients and weather conditions, riding in a group.
Please ensure that you are both physcially and posture fit for long days in the saddle.