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.

This ride might be shorter than our average, but still packs a lot of punch in 20 miles. So slug down an espresso from the cafe!

On the ride, you cycle up to the falls, then hike down through the forest to get the closer look at the falls. Hiking down and back will take about 30 min even in bike shoes. We highly recommend it!

Back on the bikes, you head back down the hill until you find your gravel road. This begins the punchy bit, which offers up a short 20% grade hill just after you cross over the river. Then you wander up and up and up … through a logging area … and finally, you reach a lovely expansiver view of the area. Yep, you are done with climbing. Now for more fun.Read More

Adventure / Gravel Route

– Loop with dogleg : 20 miles / 2300 ft gain (32 Km / 701 meters)
– Mixed: ~ 40% gravel
– Location: ~ 25 min from St Helens, Tasmania
– Rideable: Spring through Fall, possibly Winter also
– Route Author: Captain “O”
– Published: December 2018

Difficulty

Moderate. There is one short, steep pitch that is 15+ % and a 3 mile (5 Km) section of slow going “eyeball” cobblestone.

The Start

At Pyengana Dairy. Coffee shop, restaurant, dairy. Be sure to go inside!

Food / Water

None along the route.


Downloads

Cue Sheet / GPX FileTCX File

Legend

Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road

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