Cycling along the Great Western Tiers
If you are a keen cyclist then Forest Walks Lodge is an excellent base. We have accommodation for up to 8 people in a single group.
We cater all meals with quality gourmet food and great Tasmanian wine.
The sealed roads close by are well maintained and almost empty of traffic. There are now a number of
signed cycling trails which take cyclists to many of the major sights within the region
and provide endless vistas of the Great Western Tiers. An audio tape of the various
highlights is available.
If you want cycling challenges then there are several very
testing climbs and longer-distance rides in the district - all with the low traffic
volumes and amazing views from the signed trails. Undercover space is available for
bikes adjacent to each bedroom at Forest Walks Lodge.
We have arranged for bike hire from RAPID CYCLING in Launceston for interstate visitors wishing to take advantage of our fantastic cycling opportunities.
After arriving by plane to Launceston you will need to catch the airport shuttle to the transit centre in Launceston, arriving during business hours.
RAPID CYCLING is located at the Launceston Transit Centre, next to the Visitor Information Centre in St John St, Launceston.
Staff there will fit you out with an appropriate bike, including paniers for your gear, for approximately $50 per day.
Forest Walks Lodge is 50kms ride away along the Meander Valley Highway.
A bike hire and accommodation package at Forest Walks Lodge for 2 people for 3 days is $900. This includes your bike hire, all meals and accommodation.
There are several great bushwalks a cycle ride away including Warners Track and Meander Falls.
A particularly challenging day would be a traverse of Quamby Bluff followed by a 25km ride back to the Lodge.
For more information on local walking destinations.