Tasmania Gravel

Here you will find some of the best gravel rides in Tasmania.

Click on a pin to see the route name and a short description of the route. Below the map, is a alphabetical listing of all routes and a short route summary of each ride with a clickable link to more detailed information. Search is also available via our database page.

Note that we have loads of new rides scoped out and are working hard to document them. Check back or follow us on Instagram or Facebook to see where we are riding.

Bay of Fires

Lonely Planet said of the Bay of Fires “This is the secret edge of Tasmania, laid out like a pirate’s treasure map of perfect beach after sheltered cove, all fringed with forest.”. We couldn’t agree more!
Lollipop with doglegs: 44 miles (71 Km) / 3000 ft gain (915 meters)
Mixed route:  ~ 50% gravel
Difficulty: Moderate
Where: St Helens, Tasmania

Bruny Island (North)

Silky smooth gravel roads, stunning water views, rolling terrain, and the historic Quarantine Station. And … a ferry ride!
Lollipop : 28 miles (45 Km) / 3000 ft gain (915 meters)
Mixed route:  ~ 55% gravel
Difficulty: Moderate
Where: ~ Hobart, Tasmania

Bruny Island (South)

This route rides like a Bruce Springsteen song: rough, course and gritty. There is gnarly eyeball and fister gravel, sometimes loose, sometimes embedded like cobblestone. The climbs are steep and demanding. You ride deep into the forest.
Lollipop : 38 miles (61 Km) / 4800 ft gain (1463 meters)
Mixed route:  ~ 65% gravel
Difficulty: Advanced
Where: ~ Hobart, Tasmania

Devil’s Gullet

A rolling warmup of 9 miles (15 Km). A demanding, but pleasant climb. A truly scenic lookout! And a fun spin on the Central Plateau of Tasmania, a World Heritage site.
Out and Back: 46 miles (74 Km) / 4600 ft gain (1402 meters). A shorter option is also documented.
Mixed route:  ~ 60% gravel
Difficulty: Moderate
Where: ~ Mole Creek, Tasmania

Kangaroo Bay

A lovely ride along Kangaroo Bay and the Huon river followed by a short, but intense climb of Cradoc hill. A go to ride in the winter and when the weather is less than ideal.
Loop: 25 miles (40 Km) / 2400 ft gain (732 meters)
Mixed route:  ~ 40% gravel
Difficulty: Easier+
Where: ~ Hobart, Tasmania

Launceston Training Routes

A listing of routes that do not meet our 4 or 5 star criteria (but are still really fun to ride) or have not been fully investigate by us. Many of the routes have been contributed by local Tasmanian riders. The descriptions are brief, the mapping detail is less and the route accuracy is not guaranteed.

Liffey Falls

A route with big variety that road cyclist should love. Rolling farmlands. Wooded forests. A rain forest. Small creeks. A beautiful falls. A river. And … more farmlands.
Loop with dogleg: 45 miles (72 Km) / 3400 ft gain (1036 meters gain)
Mixed route:  ~ 33% gravel
Difficulty: Moderate
Where: ~ Launceston, Tasmania

Maria Island

Maria island is a must do gravel ride if you are in Tasmania. It is a fantasy island of fun riding, big views and history. And there are no cars on the island!
Loops with legs: 22 miles (35 Km) / 1900 ft gain (560 meters gain)
Gravel route:  ~ 100% gravel, short section of single track
Difficulty: Moderate
Where: ~ Hobart, Tasmania

Mt Field

A ride through 4 different forest zones ending  with big views and a beautiful alpine lake. The gravel road surface is hard packed and fast and the climb is a consistent grade, but never overly demanding. A really enjoyable route.
Out & Back: 29 miles (47 Km) / 3800 ft gain (1158 meters)
Mixed route:  ~ 65% gravel
Difficulty: Moderate
Where: ~ Hobart, Tasmania

Ragged Jack

The baby brother to Ben Lomond (and the Jacob’s ladder route). While Jack may be a little smaller in stature, he’s a cute little bugger with a good bite!
Loop : 32 miles (51 Km) / 3700 ft gain (1128 meters)
Mixed route:  ~ 80% gravel
Difficulty: Moderate
Where: ~ Launceston, Tasmania

Scamander

A fun descent, a quick trip to the ocean, meander along a river, climb high into the forest and finish with another fun descent.
Loop with dogleg: 37 miles (60 Km) / 3400 ft gain (1036 meters gain)
Mixed route:  ~ 50% gravel
Difficulty: Moderate+
Where: St Marys, Tasmania

St Columba Falls

A roaring waterfall set in a rainforest. A cheese factory that dates back to 1885, with a cafe and cheese samples. Scenic farmland mixed in with logging roads. That’s the gist of this ride.
Loop with dogleg: 20 miles (32 Km) / 2300 ft gain (701 meters)
Mixed route:  ~ 40% gravel
Difficulty: Moderate
Where: ~ St Helens, Tasmania

Wattle & Water

A wonderful mixture of paved and gravel roads, along with the triple Fs … farms, forests and fantastic water views. Continuously rolling terrain, that adds up to a bit of climbing, without any long, sustained “Tassie” climbs.
Loop: 48 miles (77 Km) / 4800 ft gain (1463 meters)
Mixed route:  ~ 65% gravel
Difficulty: Moderate
Where: ~ Hobart, Tasmania

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