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.

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

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

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

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