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Type of Trip
- Mountain bike down the epic Ben Lomond in Tasmania!
- Admire the gorgeous and beautiful Australian scenery and vegetation
- Improve your mountain biking skills with our guides
This all day mountain biking descent of Ben Lomond in Tasmania is a truly epic adventure, and I will guide you as we traipse and travail down and around fantastic tracks full of rugged landscape, scenery and terrain broken up by the masses of eucalyptus forest and vast valleys of native Australian vegetation.
Ben Lomond, nestled within its namesake national park, is a mountain located in the Northeast of the island state of Tasmania, Australia, just 60km East of the city of Launceston. It is a very popular and famous outdoor activity location, and is richly biodiverse, with wallabies, wombats and kangaroos regularly seen.
Our trip begins when we meet in Launceston in the morning, and from there we then drive out to Ben Lomond.
Once there it is time to get on the bikes, as we start at 1450m high and begin descending down the Jacobs Ladder trail which leads in to the heart of the native eucalyptus forests.
There are numerous fun and enjoyable single-tracks and fire trails which we connect to, and we finish on the Blessington Road at 400m high.
Along the way there will be ample time to take in and admire the truly awesome and amazing scenery we are riding through, with the huge expanses opening up in front of us taking the breath away. You’ll want to make sure you bring your camera!
Once we are done biking around this glorious land, we then head back to Launceston and finish our journey, thrilled and exhausted at the awesome day we’ve just had.
This mountain biking trip down Ben Lomond is a jaw-dropping experience – book now to indulge!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Personal equipment
- Personal drinks and snacks
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Meet, bike, finish
Meet in Launceston, drive to Ben Lomond, mountain bike all day, return to Launceston, finish
About the Guide
Mountain Bike Tasmania was founded in 2006 with just one tour on offer: the ever popular Ben Lomond descent. From there, the agency offering expanded to also include rock climbing.
Its owner, Ian Ferrier, is qualified with the Tas Climbing Instructors Association and has been climbing in Tasmania and elsewhere since 1987, including New Zealand, Canada and Alaska. He has competed in many MTB races around Tasmania as well as several multi-leg adventure races as a solo competitor.
All the guides in the Mountain Bike and Rock Climbing Tasmania team have a solid background in climbing, mountain biking, overland track bushwalking and other school outdoor education programs.