Bicycle Network: Great Escapade
Day 7 - Triabunna to Copping
Today you will have two ride options.The first option will be on bitumen and the second option is on unsealed road.
The unsealed road option will take you south past Orford and through the Wielangta Forest. With ocean to the left of you and forest to the right, once you have finished you might consider turning around to do it all again.
The Wielangta forest is part of remnant glacial refugia forest and contains blue gum eucalypt forest and pockets of cool temperate rainforest. The forest is a key habitat of rare and threatened species, including the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Swift Parrot, Wielangta Stag Beetle, Spotted-tail Quoll and Eastern Barred Bandicoot. The forest forms part of the South-east Tasmania Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance in the conservation of a range of woodland birds
If you are wanting to ride the unsealed route option today, you need to ensure that your bike is suitable for traveling on unsealed roads with pot holes and some areas of loose surface. Please enusure you are confident in your ability to ride, corner and brake on this type of road.
For those who take the road route, you do not miss out! You will first ride along the Prosser River gorge before riding through the small community of Buckland. Your rest area today is in the beautiful Tasmanian Bushland Gardens, a small botanical garden that showcases the unique native flora of this part of the state. Staffed by volunteers and only opened in 2010, it is a great example of the community spirit of Tasmanians. After lunch in Sorell, the route continues towards Marion Bay and our campsite at Copping, a tiny hamlet with a fascinating museum and antique collection.
Savour every metre - Bream Creek Showground at 444,210 metres
Tonight we are camping at the Bream Creek Showground just outside Copping. The showground has a wood chopping arena so who know what the evening might entail!
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