Bruny Island (North)

The perfect Saturday: make your way to Bruny Island with your bikes for a lovely island tour which includes smooth, almost silky, gravel roads, stunning water views, rolling terrain, and the historic Quarantine Station.

While this ride offers up no major climbs, the ride constantly rolls up and down … up and down. See the elevation profile below!

The first 4 miles  (6.5 Km’s) is on road to the ferry road. It’s easy pavement, with quick views of the water, and soon enough you turn onto a gravel road that hugs the coastline, along Barnes Bay. A few turns and a bit of an inland trek you end up at Quarantine Station, which has quite the mark in Tasmanian history and makes a nice stop.

Continue on to the sleepy town of Killora and then more beach fun until you head back inland, crossing through sheep farms and forest.

Soon enough you reach the road back to the ferry and with a little luck, you’ll pull up just in time to catch the next boat.

Adventure / Gravel Route

– Loop : 28 miles (45 Km) / 3000 ft gain (915 meters)
– Mixed: ~ 55% gravel
– Location: ~ Hobart, Tasmania
– Rideable: All year
– Route Author: Captain “O”
– Published: December 2018

Difficulty

Moderate. There are no sustained climbs, just continuous rollers with a significant amount of gain given the distance.

The Start

Kettering ferry terminal. Parking is available on the shoulder of Ferry road, just to the south of the terminal.

Food / Water

Jetty Cafe at Dennes Point. Check website for hours open.


Downloads

Cue Sheet / GPX File / TCX File

Legend

Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road

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