Chosen at the site of the Enduro World Series twice in both 2018 and 2019 the Derby Mountain bike trails are now attracting bike riders from around the world to this once sleepy town. The Derby Mountain bike trails officially opened in 2015 and offer 33 trails ranging in length from 540 meters to 10km.
As there is limited Derby mountain bike trails accommodation you may want to consider booking a Destination Bay of Fires holiday home located in the Bay of Fires area. Choosing to book your Derby mountain bike trails accommodation in St Helens, Binalong Bay or the Gardens allows you to also access the St Helens Mountain bike trails and the beautiful beaches of the Bay of Fires.
Built by Australia’s leading trail builders World Trail the Derby Mountain bike trails offer spectacular diverse scenery winding through mossy tree fern rainforest with pristine streams and cutting through sections of huge slabs of granite rock.
Location: Derby is located in the North East of Tasmania around 1.5 hours from Launceston airport and around 1 hours drive from St Helens. For more information and maps of the trails visit www.ridebluederby.com.au/trails/derby-trails
Things to know: The 33 Derby Mountain bike trails can be incorporated into 8 different routes ranging from easy to very difficult. One of these routes incorporates the more recently developed Blue Tier Mountain bike trails extending 40km from the Blue Tier to Derby it is a full day trip. With so many different trails it is worth looking into booking a shuttle pass for the Derby Mountain bike trails. Shuttles operate 7 days per week and offer multiple daily departures.
Derby Mountain bike trails vary in degrees of difficulty for the beginners and families the recently opened Lake Derby trails and tunnel trail are a good option.
Derby itself is a very small town of several 100 people and has limited Derby Mountain Bike trail accommodation. During mountain biking competitions and peak seasons it is recommended to look at accommodation options the Bay of Fires area which is only a short 1 hour drive from Derby and a lovely spot to unwind after a days riding.
Local tip: Download the Blue Derby app which includes an interactive map of the trails, local and emergency information.