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Tasmania Maps and Routes

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Tasmanian resources

Ambassador Routes

Bicycle Network Tasmania has built a collection of easygoing rides, including points of interest and navigation cues. Check out our Area Ambassador collection of rides which help visitors and locals enjoy the best our state has to offer on two wheels. Experienced ride leaders have selected safe and scenic routes and done all of the planning for you.  Our Ambassador Routes are powered by the Ride with GPS  website and app. The map below shows the recommended starting point for each ride. Just zoom in to your location and click on the icon to get a summary of the ride and a link.

More routes are being added all the time, so check in now and then to see what’s new!

Social Rides

You can also take a look at the routes favoured by our Social Ride leaders – run through the rides listed in our Social Rides calendar and see if anything takes your fancy.  Rides are free and cater to a mix of abilities and experience. 

Tasmanian Maps

The best maps are the 1:25,000 scale. Four of these will cover Tasmania: North East, South East, South West and North West. In Hobart, they are available at
 

Service Tasmania, 134 Macquarie St.

Tasmanian Map Centre, 110 Elizabeth St.

Tasmania's north, north-west and south

Route and track resources

Tasmania-wide

See the new list of ride descriptions and tours at Tasmania’s Bike Friendly Businesses.

Ride Tassie has a focus on MTB destinations

Strava heat map   

DirtyFreeHub has a collection of curated gravel riding routes, including some in Tassie, they’re great!

Richard Dorsett’s 2017 ride from Launceston to Hobart.

Giro Tasmania  If you have at least three weeks to spend in Tassie then have a look at our detailed guide to the Giro Tasmania which is an independent cycling tour right around the state, taking in many of Tasmania’s highlights. This tour is nearly entirely on sealed roads and we list both the camping and cheapest non-camping accommodation options.

Quicker Giro Tasmania Here is a trip report of a two week alternative circumnavigation of Tasmania by Andrew Heard.

Tony’s Trips Tony Watton shares his stories of rides in Tassie.

The Tasmanian Trail offers a unique opportunity to experience some of Tasmania’s most beautiful landscapes that are beyond the popular tourist trails. The trail winds its way between Devonport in the State’s north and Dover in the south. MTB only.  Note the section from Railton to Devonport is currently closed.

Tassie Trails A site dedicated to helping people find out more about Tasmania’s mountain and road biking opportunities.

Cycle Traveller’s take on some Tasmanian rides.

Cycle Peter rode around Tassie in 2015.

Where to Ride : Tasmania (by Andrew Bain) – Guides you through 45 rides, with points of interest,accurate mapping, altitude profiles, point by point ride logs and a range of ride difficulties from one to five star ratings.

Discover Tasmania

Rail Trails in Tasmania.

North and NorthWestern Tasmania

TBUG’s excellent map of bike paths in and around Launceston.

The Great Western Tiers Cycle Trails.  A number of documented and signposted bike touring routes have been created in the Mersey Valley area, including the Great World Heritage Ride, the Great Country Ride, the Great Caves Ride and the Great Gourmet Ride.  Podcasts can be downloaded to serve as an audio tour guide while you are riding.

Guide to Launceston Rides (PDF) Day rides around Launceston

Rides on the Central Coast.

Cycling Routes within Circular Heads municipality.

Southern Tasmania

Tassie Trails’ guide to getting from Hobart airport into the city.

Hobart Bike Hire has produced a set of snappy little maps for rides around Hobart.

A keen local MTB rider has produced an excellent series of detailed MTB riding maps.  These will also be useful for horse riders and walkers, and the onroad sections will be of interest to road riders.

A map of the official MTB trails in the Clarence Mountain Bike park.

Destination Hobart. Whether it’s Artbikes, mountain bikes or road bikes you’re into, Hobart has rides for you, finds Simon Vincett.

Greater Hobart Trails Walking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding tracks and trails in Hobart, Kingborough, Derwent Valley, Clarence, Glenorchy and Brighton.

Cycling South’s Hobart Bike Map – also includes regional rides in southern Tas

A proposed Huon Trail described.

Huon D’Entrecasteaux touring guide.