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.
- More details of the Great Caves Ride, including map and links to podcasts.
- More details of the Great Country Ride, including map and links to podcasts.
- More details of the Great World Heritage Ride, including maps and link to podcast.
- More details of the Great Gourmet Ride, including map and link to podcast.
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.
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
We can arrange 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 70kms ride away along the Meander Valley Highway, the A5 and Jackeys Marsh Rd.