Mount Wellington Descent
Mount Wellington DescentFrom the summit to the sea, this is Hobart's ultimate experience. Departing Hobart, this tour heads to the summit of Mount Wellington...
DescriptionMount Wellington DescentFrom the summit to the sea, this is Hobart's ultimate experience. Departing Hobart, this tour heads to the summit of Mount Wellington. On the way, your guide will provide an insight into the Mountain itself.Rising to a height of 4,200 feet, Mt. Wellington is a spectacular and panoramic backdrop for the city of Hobart. From the summit you will have the time to appreciate this alpine environment and its spectacular views over Hobart & Southern Tasmania. Your guide will then fit you with a bicycle, helmet and safety vest followed by a detailed cycle safety briefing.After a practice ride at the summit, regroup and follow your guide on Tasmania's ultimate downhill cycle 4,200 feet to sea level. This 13 mile downhill ride has amazing views of contrasting landscapes, as you travel from sub-alpine and mountain rainforests to the vibrant waterfront of Hobart.There are several stops to take in the views, take some photos and regroup. The tour provides options for all levels of experience; allowing you to enjoy the journey at your own pace or take an exhilarating ride down the mountain.Optional off-road sections are available for the more adventurous. As the tour moves off the mountain, you will see the highlights of Hobart as you cycle past places of interest such as The Springs, Cascade Brewery and Gardens, The Female Factory, South Hobart and Battery Point. The tour ends at Hobart's waterfront.See our FAQ for more information
A shuttle, an approximately 10 minute walk, or a taxi (not included, approximately 10 AUD each way) is required to reach your departure location.
Preparation AdviceDue to the change in altitude, we recommend dressing in layers with a light jacket. Rubber soled, closed-toe shoes are required for pedaling. The temperature at Mt. Wellington is generally 50 degrees cooler than at sea level.