St Helens Mountain bike trails are one of the newest mountain bike destinations in Tasmania. According to Flow Mountain biking the St Helens Mountain bike trails are earmarked to be “Tasmania’s next big thing!”. The trails feature an epic trail from the Blue Tier wilderness to the beach and a series of loops of varying degrees of difficulty riding through forest with spectacular views of the coast. With many of the St Helens Mountain bike trails set to open in late November it is recommended to secure your St Helens Mountain bike accommodation soon!
Destination Bay of Fires is a great port of call when searching for St Helens Mountain Bike accommodation as offering a range of holiday homes to meet all budgets and tastes all well located to access the St Helens Mountain bike trails.
Location: The St Helens Mountain bike trails incorporate 110km of trails in the St Helens and Bay Fires area. St Helens is located in the North East of Tasmania which is around a 2 hour drive from Launceston airport.
The Bay of Fires descent is 44km trail starting in Poimena on the Blue Tier and ending at Swimcart beach in Binalong Bay. The St Helens stacked loops provide 66km network of trails of varying distances and are located only 4km from St Helens. For detailed maps on the St Helens MTB trails can be found at https://www.sthelensmtbtrails.com.au/ – sign up to their newsletter to receive up to date information on the St Helens Mountain bike trails and upcoming events.
Things to know: The St Helens Mountain bike trails are constructed by the renowned World Trail who have decades of experience in building trails in Australia and have developed a reputation as a leader in their field amongst the mountain biking community.
The Bay of Fires descent takes you from the sub-alpine environment of the Blue Tier through lush rainforest forest ending at the pristine waters and pure white sands of the Swimcart Bay of Fires beach. The Bay of Fires descent trail does involve some climbing but finishes with 8km of downhill descent. The Bay of Fires descent trail is not for beginners taking a more experienced rider around 3-4 hours to complete the 44km ride.
The St Helens loop trails provide more options for a range of skill levels from beginner through to the more adventurous experienced mountain biker!
The 10 loops of trail vary in distance from 500 metres to 23km. The blue and black grade loops provide spectacular views of the coastline.
The trailhead for the St Helens loop trails will have limited parking, toilets, access to parking, a bike washdown station and a café to enjoy your caffeine fix and other refreshments before or after your ride.
Local tip: Book your St Helens Mountain Bike trail accommodation early through Destination Bay of Fires if coming during the summer and school holiday periods, as accommodation is limited over these peak periods.