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Experience the beauty of North East Tasmania

You've arrived at the Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience.

Three days of lush forest, rich history, explorative riding and the finest Tasmanian fare on offer.

You’ll unwind each night in comfort, inside a hub that fits seamlessly into the landscape of the world-famous Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails network, before retiring to the seclusion of your unique quarters; a pod. 

The experience is designed to immerse, challenge and captivate you in the rugged beauty of North East Tasmania.

Blue Derby Pods Ride... experience the flow.

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The Experience
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The adventure…

Over three days, you will coast through the stunning, world-class Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails network. Your experience leaders will guide you safely, to the places less ridden, opening up your senses to the rugged beauty of North East Tasmania.

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The accommodation…

Nestled in the heart of the Blue Derby Mountain Biking trail network, your accommodation is private and unique. You’ll dine in a central hub building that peeks through the copse of Tasmanian Blackwood trees and down to the Cascade River Valley below. After each evening of fine Tasmanian food and wine, laughter and relaxation, you will retire to your unique, architecturally-designed, individual pod quarters.

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The food…

Throughout your three-day Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience, your taste buds will be treated to a selection of the finest fare Tasmania has to offer. Crafted locally, and featuring almost exclusively local Tasmanian produce, your food experience will be nutritious, refuelling and mouth watering.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Awaken
The Blue Derby Pods Ride journey begins at Leaning Church Vineyard, Lalla, Tasmania. Here you will meet your experience leaders, before setting off with us out to the Blue Derby Mountain Biking Trail network. You will begin coasting along the world-class mountain biking trails mid-morning.

Adventure
After conquering your first morning on the Blue Derby Mountain Biking Trail network, you will settle into a late alfresco picnic lunch in the heart of the Cascade valley. Your afternoon adventure is optional; you can continue exploring the trails or relax in the Tasmanian bush setting.

Unwind
Once nestled into the hub and your pod, your experience leaders will delight your taste buds with a local, fresh dinner featuring Tasmanian ingredients. After this, let the special experience of your first night in your pod rejuvenate you.

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Day 2

Awaken
Waking refreshed from a night in your pods, we’re ready for another day of adventures. The choice is yours today, join your experience leaders on a morning ride through a diverse range of Tasmanian forest, viewpoints and adrenaline pinches, or continue relaxing at the Blue Derby Pods Ride hub.

Adventure
After a delectable lunch prepared by your experience leaders back at the Blue Derby Pods Ride hub, again you have a decision to make; peruse the library in the hub, or join the afternoon ride around the Cascade Dam through rainforest, tackling some world-class berms along the way.

Unwind
Feeling invigorated and experiencing a new found clarity, tonight you’ll toast to your day’s adventures. Indulging in another gourmet dinner prepared by your experience leaders, you’ll retire satisfied to your secluded pods for one last night.

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Day 3

Awaken
Starting a little later today, you’ll enjoy a slow breakfast at the Blue Derby Pods Ride hub. After which, you’ll ride out to the tiny town of Derby and be transported to the top of the Blue Tier. This is the highest point of the Blue Derby network, and the start of your descent through the lush, dense rainforest down flowing trails to Weldborough.

Adventure
Feeling high on fresh air and endorphins, you're free to relax into your later alfresco lunch. It will feel deserved and delicious. Reflecting on the kilometres you’ve travelled, and adventures you’ve had, it will be hard to take the smile off your face.

Unwind
Journeying back to where you started at Leaning Church Vineyard, you’ll toast to your three-day mountain biking adventure. Any apprehensions from the first morning are now a distant memory, and have instead been replaced with the rugged beauty of the Blue Derby Pods Ride experience.

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Are you ready?

Discover the rugged beauty of North East Tasmania and the Blue Derby Mountain Biking Trail Network, with the Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience.

Three-days of lush forest, rich history, explorative riding and the finest Tasmanian fare on offer. You’ll unwind each night in comfort, inside a hub that fits seamlessly into the landscape of the world-famous Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails network, before retiring to the seclusion of your unique quarters; a pod. 

Join us, experience the flow.

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