Derwent Valley by bike
The best bicycle adventures and cycling vacations in Derwent Valley
Derwent Valley is one of the regions that people often mention when talking about Tasmania’s must-visit destinations. The pristine and breath-taking natural beauty of the valley has long been admired, and now, the name “Derwent” is referred even more by the biking community after the birth of Maydena Mountain Bike Park.
Stretching from Granton to Mt. Field, Lake St. Clair to Lake Pedder, covering approximately 2.4 km2, Derwent Valley offers a significant number of biking trails and singletracks for everyone from families to elite biking adventurers. Together with the intoxicating natural charm, Derwent promises to give you the best mountain bike trip ever.
You can even find more cycling experiences in Hobart which is just a short drive from Derwent.
Maydena Mountain Bike Park
Designed and built by the renowned trail company, Dirt Art, Maydena Mountain Bike Park has driven the crowd crazy lately. Conveniently nestled in Maydena, Derwent Valley, the trail system boasts 30km of gravity trails, and 90km more is on the way.
Striving to give the best biking experiences for visitors, Maydena Bike Park provides services such as shuttle uplift, sightseeing tours, bike hire, retail bike shop, café, bar, skills coaching and more. Plus, bike-friendly accommodations are easily reached in town.
The Park offers various ticketing options including day tickets, multi-day tickets, and single run tickets. They offer a Maydena Collective Standard Membership.
Check out the Maydena Bike Park website for Summer and Winter opening times, and they have a very helpful FAQ’s section.
When to go
Four seasons in one day. That’s Tasmani, and Derwent Valley is no exception. The valley is generally the warmest Tassie region in summer, with temperatures ranging from 10°C at night up to 22°C during the day. Not bad for biking!