Easy Riverside Roll – Don to Latrobe for coffee

The “Great Foreshore” ride from Don to the Mersey River bridge, over the river on the pathway, then along the cycle route on River Rd to Latrobe, with a turnaround at the Post Office.  There's time for coffee before returning, mostly by the same route in reverse, with a short diversion at the end, across the new ‘Sawdust Bridge’ over the Don River.

This is a great, easy ride on a mix of shared pathway through Devonport, quiet riverside roads and another path into Latrobe, with plentiful options for those not yet ready to go the full distance of 46km.  You can turn around anywhere along the route, maybe the end of the shared pathway. Have an extra coffee in Latrobe while the stronger (or electrified) ride up to Warrawee and back, or any point in between.

A great ride for beginners seeking to extend a little. The only hill is short and easy at the start. The rest is a cruise.  If you feel you might be over extending, turn around early.


1. 35km with total 308m ascent (made up mostly of lots of little ones). Shared sealed pathway or cycle lane most of the way. 

2. Easier option – early turnaround

3. Optional extension further up the river to Warrawee to visit the start of the Wild Mersey mountain bike area (total 46km).

Map of the Route  Shows the full ride of 46km with 386m elevation change (all in very small doses!)


Start Time    Be ready to roll at 11am.  Plan to be all done – 2pm ish.

Where          Don railway car park    Google Map

Lunch           BYO on return.

Ride Leader  Roger Nichols

Contact -      03 6425 9566



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Bicycle Network Tasmania makes every effort to ensure our organised rides are safe, however participants are advised to ensure they have insurance against accidents. The best option is to become a member of Bicycle Network.  This ensures you have excellent year-round 24/7 cover against both Personal Injury and Third Party Personal/Property damage whilst riding your bike.  

Please note - if there are any riders under 16 years old, the adult with them will take primary responsibility for their safety on the ride.

June 30, 2019 at 11:00am - 3pm
Don carpark
Somerset, TAS 7322
Google map and directions
Roger Nichols · 03 6425 9577
Roger Lee


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  • Roger Lee
    rsvped +1 2019-06-13 10:59:40 +1000