Maps and Routes

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  • A large range of bike routes are listed on the the Bikely website.  Choose your region, descriptor (e.g. Safe, Recreational) and preferred distance, to see what other riders are recommending.
  • Online bike path maps:
  1. OpenStreetMap (Click on the Layers icon and select CycleMap).  Bicycle Network Tasmania now has a group of volunteers ready to add any updates to OpenStreetMap that you think are required.  Drop a line to Brittany at brittanyandrea.m@gmail.com.
  2. Cycle Map Australia.  Based on OpenStreetMap, this contains additional recommended bike routes and information.
  • Mass rider-sourced maps show popular routes based on riders' actual recorded usage:
  1. Strava heat map   
  2. RiderLog heat map     (Tassie data will be available once sufficient data has been collected, click here to find out more)

 

Rides with fuller descriptions:

  • 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.
  • Destination HobartWhether 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.
  • 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 Here is a personal account of a 22 day circumnavigation by Tony Watton.
  • 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.
  • Self Guided Cycle Touring in Tasmania from DiscoverTasmania.com (PDF)
  • Cycling South Bike maps in southern TasmaniaLibby.jpg
  • Guide to Launceston Rides (PDF) Day rides around Launceston
  • Tassie Trails A site dedicated to helping people find out more about Tasmania's mountain and road biking opportunities
  • The Tasmanian Trail offers a unique and exciting opportunity to experience some of Tasmania's most beautiful landscapes that are beyond the popular tourist trails. winding its between Devonport in the State's north and Dover in the south.
  • Where to Ride : Tasmania (Book) "Guiding you through 45 rides Where to Ride Tasmania features accurate mapping, altitude profiles, point by point ride logs and a range of ride difficulties from one to five star ratings.
  • TailoredTasmania has a good selection of links for visitors who like riding.
  • A proposed Huon Trail described.
  • Cycle Traveller's take on some Tasmanian rides.
The best maps (without carrying heaps of 1:100,000 versions) are the 1:250,00 scale.   Four of these will cover Tasmania: North East, South East, South West and North West. They are produced by TASMAP. In Hobart, they are available at Service Tasmania, 134 Macquarie St, and the Tasmanian Map Centre, 110 Elizabeth St.
http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/WebPages/PCOX-7BH6MF?open
https://www.tasmap.tas.gov.au/

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