Launceston Gravel Training Routes

Here you will find routes that do not meet our 4 or 5 star criteria (but are still really fun to ride) or have not been fully investigated by us. Many of the routes on this page have been contributed by local Tasmanian riders.

The descriptions are brief, the mapping detail is less and the route accuracy is not guaranteed.  Please leave us a comment regarding the route you did and what you thought.  Thanks!

Map Legend:

Black = unknown surface type
Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road
Blue = single-track
Purple = paved bike path / roubaix

Ansons Bay

This is a route we mapped and investigated, but never set wheel on. We just ran out of time! We are told Little Blue lake at ~ mile 6 is a must see along with Eddystone Point Lighthouse at ~ mile 34. Ansons Bay appers to be a very small town with no services. By Captain “O”.
Loop: 72 miles (116 Km) / 4000 ft (1219 meters) gain / ~ 100 % gravel
Difficulty: Advanced
The Start: At the intersection of B42 and C841 near the town of Pioneer
GPX file / TCX file

Lake River road

This route was forwarded to us by local Tasmanian gravel rider. We did not have chance to investigate it.  By OtisPD.
Loop: 34 miles (55 Km) / 4100 ft (150 meters) gain / % gravel unknown
Difficulty: Moderate+
The Start: At the intersection of Glen road and Lake River road.
GPX file / TCX file

Northeast Rail Trail (Scottsdale to Billycock Hill)

The rail trail follows an abandoned railway line between Scottsdale and Billycock Hill weaving its way through lovely farmland and a bit of Scottsdale industry for the first 10 Kms and then some amazing cuttings and forests as it winds its way up Billycock Hill for the final 16km. A full description, and credit for this route, can be found on Tassie Trails.
Out and Back: 33 miles (53 Km) / 2200 ft (671 meters) gain / ~ 100 % gravel
Difficulty: Easier
The Start: At the Scottsdale Rail Station accessed via a driveway off Ellenor Street between the Mitre 10 Store and the railway crossing on the road.
GPX file / TCX file

Port Sorell / ~ Devonport / Source: Otis P. Driftwood

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