1090km | 13 Nights | 12 Days riding
Start & End: Launceston (rest day in Hobart)
NORTH TO SOUTH
510km | 7 Nights | 6 Days riding
Start & End: Launceston | End: Hobart
The Full Lap Route
The 2023 Edition will run through the following towns in a CLOCKWISE direction beginning at StGiles in Launceston.
1090km | 9500m ascent
13 Nights - 12 Days Riding - 1 Rest Day
Start & End: Launceston
85km - 55km - 100km - 85km - 110km - 80km - 125km - 135km - 45km - 85km - 85km - 105km
510km | 3500m ascent
7 nights - 6 Days Riding
Start: Launceston | End: Hobart
85km - 55km - 100km - 85km - 110km - 80km
580km | 6000m ascent
6 nights - 6 Days Riding
Start: Hobart| End: Launceston
125km - 135km - 45km - 85km - 85km - 105km
Departing from StGiles in Launceston,we head in a north-easterly direction over the Sideling to the stunning seaside town of Bridport; Day 2 we ride back via Scottsdale to the MTB mecca of Derby; Day 3 delivers some gorgeus scenery through Pyengana, St Helens and Scamander for an evening at Four Mile Creek; Day 4 praying for a tailwind we scoot further down the East Coast into Freycinet National Park, staying in Coles Bay; Day 5 we continue our mission south along the coast to Orford; Day 6 the final hoorah along the gorge up the Prosser river to Hobart; Day 7 is Rest Day in Hobart for the Circumnavigators, catch up on sleep, laundry & speaking to your loved ones. We say goodye to our Eastcoasters and welcome our Westcoasters!; Day 8 we begin our West Coast journey, riding out of Hobart along the River Derwent before reaching Ouse, where we begin to ascend and make our way to the lovely Tarraleah; Day 9 rise, shine and climb once crossing the Nive River, with some reprive around Derwent Bridge before we make our way through the windy roads of the unique and stunning Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park to Queenstown; Day 10 after aving enjoyed the rich history of Queenstown, we head towards the coast for a short relaxing jaunt to Strahan where you can spend the afternoonrelaxing on the Macquarie Harbour; Day 11 climbing out of town to Zeehan and continue climbing to our home for the night on Lake Tullah (great sunsets); Day 12 will be a big day of climbing, filled with beautiful remote scenery through the Black Bluff Nature Recreation Area to Gowrie Park; Day 13 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 6 days in a row. You must be able to ride an average of 15-25km/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.