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Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience 3-Day Mountain Bike Adventure in Exclusive Pods provided by Blue Derby Pods Ride

Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience 3-Day Mountain Bike Adventure in Exclusive Pods

Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience 3-Day Mountain Bike Adventure in Exclusive Pods
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About
Explore Tasmania's world-acclaimed Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails with experienced guides, local gourmet food and unique accommodation. This three-day adventure includes two nights stay at the exclusive, architecturally-designed Pods and central Hub building. • Stay in your own Pod in the middle of the forests that are the world-acclaimed Blue Derby network. • Enjoy mouth-watering Tasmanian gourmet food, wine and beer. • Ride the trails with the expert guidance of two Experience Leaders.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • Day 1 Awaken The Blue Derby Pods Ride journey beings with complimentary hotel pickups from Launceston. Here you will meet your Experience Leaders, before setting off with us out to the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails network. You will start coasting along the world-class mountain biking trails mid-morning. Adventure After conquering your first morning on the bike, 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 surrounding our exclusive hub site. 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. Day 2 Awaken Waking in your pods refreshed, 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 and viewpoints, or continue relaxing at the hub. Adventure After a delectable lunch prepared by your experience leaders back at the hub, again you have a decision to make, pursue 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 refreshed, tonight you’ll toast to your day’s adventures. Indulging in another gourmet dinner prepared by your experience leaders, before you retire to your secluded pods for one last night. 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 be transported up to the top of the Blue Tier, and the start of your descent through lush, dense rainforest down to Weldborough. Adventure Feeling high on fresh air and endorphins, you will enjoy an alfresco lunch. Reflecting on the kilometres travelled and the adventures you’ve had, it will be hard to take the smile off your face. Unwind Journeying back to Launceston by 5pm, 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 brutal beauty of the Blue Derby Pods Ride experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • Day 1 Awaken The Blue Derby Pods Ride journey beings with complimentary hotel pickups from Launceston. Here you will meet your Experience Leaders, before setting off with us out to the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails network. You will start coasting along the world-class mountain biking trails mid-morning. Adventure After conquering your first morning on the bike, 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 surrounding our exclusive hub site. 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. Day 2 Awaken Waking in your pods refreshed, 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 and viewpoints, or continue relaxing at the hub. Adventure After a delectable lunch prepared by your experience leaders back at the hub, again you have a decision to make, pursue 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 refreshed, tonight you’ll toast to your day’s adventures. Indulging in another gourmet dinner prepared by your experience leaders, before you retire to your secluded pods for one last night. 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 be transported up to the top of the Blue Tier, and the start of your descent through lush, dense rainforest down to Weldborough. Adventure Feeling high on fresh air and endorphins, you will enjoy an alfresco lunch. Reflecting on the kilometres travelled and the adventures you’ve had, it will be hard to take the smile off your face. Unwind Journeying back to Launceston by 5pm, 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 brutal beauty of the Blue Derby Pods Ride experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 59605P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Return transfers between Launceston and Blue Derby.
  • Accommodation each night in our unique and private quarters; pods (twin share)
  • All meals and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Two qualified Experience Leaders.
  • Three days mountain bike and gear hire (mountain bike, helmet, gloves and riding spray jacket)
  • Two uplift shuttles.
  • Luggage and Vehicle storage.
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3 days
Departure details
  • Location Name: Launceston Hotel Pickup or Leaning Church Vineyard, Lalla (if luggage or vehicle storage required).
  • Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • There are no minimum bookings for a Blue Derby Pods Ride experience departure.
  • There is no discount for children. Minimum recommended age is 14.
  • $50 of every guest booking fee is contributed to the maintenance of the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Return transfers between Launceston and Blue Derby.
  • Accommodation each night in our unique and private quarters; pods (twin share)
  • All meals and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Two qualified Experience Leaders.
  • Three days mountain bike and gear hire (mountain bike, helmet, gloves and riding spray jacket)
  • Two uplift shuttles.
  • Luggage and Vehicle storage.
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Location Name: Launceston Hotel Pickup or Leaning Church Vineyard, Lalla (if luggage or vehicle storage required).
  • Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania
Duration
3 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • There are no minimum bookings for a Blue Derby Pods Ride experience departure.
  • There is no discount for children. Minimum recommended age is 14.
  • $50 of every guest booking fee is contributed to the maintenance of the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
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tassiedevils14
Tasmania14 contributions
Memorable experience
Sep. 2021
We cannot speak highly enough about this wonderful experience in a beautiful part of Tasmania, enhanced by the local knowledge of our guides. As mountain bike riders with limited experience, the trip exceeded expectation with choice of trails and coaching from our guides on great bikes. The trails were selected to push us which we loved and felt exhilarated. Our group of eight friends all loved the experience.
Second best was the incredible catering wherever we ended up for lunch and nibbles and dinners all served with quality local wines, beers and bubbles. The beautiful pods were well set out and comfortable- incredible waking up with full size windows onto the bush.
The highlight was the ride to the Gardens and the seafood hot cooked lunch served on the rocks with wine and beers- a well deserved finale to a great day.
An experience to remember and highly recommend
Written 22 September 2021
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Thank you so much for your review! So happy to could craft such a wonderful experience for your group.
Written 12 October 2021
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sdavis
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
4 day Blue Derby Pods Ride Experience
Apr. 2021
We had the most brilliant time with you during our 4-day experience at the Blue Derby Pod Ride. The environment you fostered was amazing. Often, people do not realise how much hard work and expertise goes into making an experience like this so seamless. The amount of effort you put in behind the scenes was incredible, as was the level of professionalism, thoughtfulness, personalised care, and warmth you showed throughout our stay.

Every moment from the Mountain Bike Skills training to our farewell in Launceston was magnificent. Every day we thought ‘This can’t get better,’ but it did! What a high we were on.

I can’t speak highly enough about the experience.

We wanted to stay longer. We will definitely be back. This experience is the best in the world. And I hope everyone gets the opportunity to share a slice of the heaven you have created and curated. Thank you for sharing and caring so deeply!
Written 11 May 2021
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Sarah, gosh, what an incredible review... We do hope to you return one day too!
Written 31 May 2021
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Corey
Adelaide, Australia7 contributions
Couldn't have asked for more!
Apr. 2021
What an amazing adventure. Eco-Luxury.

So many things about this 3-day trip were great. The fully hosted, catered and guided aspect of the experience was the major appeal for us but the beautifully designed, varied and manicured trails were the highlight for me I think - and I didn't even get to taste them all. It will now be a little harder to ride and enjoy my home trails now, thanks for that.

So much variety of fresh, locally sourced and produced food for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, we were never left wanting. An absolute deliscious abundance. Dietry requirements were met in every aspect, event down to the trail snacks and lollies.

The pods had every comfort we needed. Warm, inviting and intimate. Getting off-grid and back-to-nature for a while was what we really needed. We loved the indoor/outdoor showers... nice touch.

A special mention to our hosts, Tim and Charlie. From the hotel pick-up to the hotel drop-off and everything inbetween the guys were happy, engaged, interested and couldn't do enough to make our stay comfortable and memorable. Their intimate knowledge of the trail system was so valuable and also of the local history of the town etc was fascinating. Really enjoyable company.
Tim even went out of his way to take me for a (very) early morning smash down Kumma Gutza to satisfy my desire for some double-black diamond action. Legend!!

You've made this crazy old mountbiker (and his not so crazy missus) a very happy man. Congratulations on what you have created Steve and Tara, we wish you both every future success.
Written 27 April 2021
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Corey, what a kind review... Making you both very happy makes us happy too!
Written 31 May 2021
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Stacy T
2 contributions
Wow!!
Apr. 2021
Steve and Tara have absolutely nailed it with the pods ride. The all-inclusive package makes the very best of Derby and the world-class trails there.
There's literally nothing I could suggest to improve on the experience they have developed. The quality of the accommodation, the shared living space, the food, the hosting and the mountain bike guiding couldn't be any better.
On top of that, the pods are set up with a very sustainable focus - the pods are off grid and powered with renewable energy, the food is from local artisanal producers to mention a couple of things.
The price is good too- I spent an extra day and night in Derby after 3 days on the pods ride and spent more on a per diem basis than I did with the pods, for an experience that was nowhere near as luxurious and far more hassle.
Special thanks go to Tim and Charlie - my hosts and guides for the 3 days I spent with them. Nothing was too much to ask - extra tips and tuition, they even picked up my luggage a day after I'd left the trip, met me at the end of my ride, and dropped me and my luggage off with the family who were staying down the coast.
I'd recommend this for families, couples, singles and for any level of mountain bike experience - even if your an advanced rider you're going to enjoy it.
I loved every second! Thank you so much.
Written 22 April 2021
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Wow, what a review! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Written 31 May 2021
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Nadine R
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Fabulous Family Holiday
Apr. 2021
A fantastic holiday, riding through spectacular scenery in Tasmanian forests. I went with my two teenage sons and we had a complete ball. The Blue Derby Pods Ride team ensured everything went smoothly and professionally. The accommodation, locally sourced food and the guided rides were so much better than we expected. Our mountain biking skills have improved so much. This is a truly unique experience
Written 19 April 2021
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Thank you so much for this review! We are so thrilled you had such a wonderful time with us :-)
Written 31 May 2021
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moncrema
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Absolutely fantastic experience.
Mar. 2021
Riding through some amazing terrain on well groomed trails in a spectacular setting with brilliant caring guides who taught me to be a much better mountain biker.
My skill level has improved 10 fold and can’t wait to go back to learn more.
This is my second time and I can see there will be many more trips to Blue Derby Pods ride.
The guides Steve and Daniela were fantastic. Their level of expertise was second to none . Exceptional teachers.
The food was amazing as was the accommodation.
I would highly recommend this experience if you love nature and adventure.
Written 24 March 2021
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Monica, thank you so much for your review... And of course for joining us not once, but twice! Riding together, and showing you this little bit of paradise is a pleasure :-)
Written 31 March 2021
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billblack60
Brisbane, Australia8 contributions
Blue Derby Pods MTB Experience... you HAVE to do this
Mar. 2021
A group of 8 mates shared a 3 day experience with guides Charlie and Dani. From start to finish, this was exceptional, far exceeding what I thought was possible in such a remote, off-grid location. The food and drinks were outstanding in quality, and always more than enough. The accommodation was luxurious, with plenty of room to spread out. The riding was ... well, it was Derby! Our wonderful guides and hosts took care of our every need, provided historical, geological, natural and cultural background as we progressed, and were ever-willing to offer tips on technique/trails/equipment. This is an unmissable experience, and should be on every MTB-er's bucket list. We will be back!
Written 24 March 2021
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Bill, thank you so much for your kind review!... 'An unmissable experience'... What perfect words for us to hear :-)
Written 31 March 2021
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Sarah W
5 contributions
Most amazing MTB experience ever
Feb. 2021
Well, where do we start? It was the most amazing MTB experience ever. The Blue Derby Pods Ride team are simply put - the best in the business. My husband and I booked the 4-day experience as part of our (delayed) honeymoon in February 2021. Right from the start Tara went above and beyond with all types of recommendations for us as our trip was 11 nights away in Tassie in total. On the ride experience we were fortunate to have Dani & Charlie as our guides and our group also included 6 other men (all amazing individuals) from Queensland on a boy’s trip! The pods you sleep in give you a truly serene feeling and the homestay common dining area bought us all together for meals and chill time. The food was delicious and nourishing (they even catered for a GF diet) and the alcohol never ran out!! What Dani & Charlie taught us all over the 4 days was incredible and they never stopped working... an experience that will stay with us for a very long time.... Thank you Tara, Steve, Dani, Charlie and Vincent & Troy
Written 11 March 2021
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We feel so lucky to be part of your honeymoon Sarah and Tim! Thank you for joining us :-)
Written 13 March 2021
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Bronwyn S
2 contributions
These guys pump up your tyres!
Feb. 2021
This should be number 1 for experiences in Tasmania. These guys seriously pump up your tyres! So much encouragement on the mountain biking trails and then they pamper you in the evening with gourmet food, local wines and then off to sleep in a very cute eco pod. I loved every moment of my trip and would highly recommend to others even if you are a novice bike rider!!!
Written 3 March 2021
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Bron, thank you so much for your review!
Written 4 March 2021
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Stedders
1 contribution
Unforgettable Experience
Feb. 2021
This was the most amazing trip. The accommodation and food were to die for. After spending the day in spectacular Tasmanian forest you retreat to your pods and enjoy luxurious food and accommodation in the wilderness - amazing. They are well hidden in the middle of the tracks - it means you can start your next day riding downhill, or at least part way up your next climb. I booked this trip with my son as his year 12 graduation present - I cant imagine it being any better. We had so much fun, I felt like i was the 18 year old the whole time and still haven't stopped smiling. Finally the guides - I wont mention names - they will have worked it out by now. I cant imagine 2 more knowledgeable, polite and inspirational people. Blair and I will talk about them for ever. Thank you so much.
Written 14 February 2021
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John and Blair, what incredible words, thank you so much! We feel so privileged that you chose our Experience to celebrate your year 12 graduation. All the best, The Pods Ride Crew.
Written 21 February 2021
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NgLes
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Yeeeeeew!
These guys deserve nothing but 5/5! We booked as a group for 8 riders of varying fitness and riding abilities. Co
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Exceptional holiday
Mountain bike trails are second-to-none & our guides knew them inside out. They clocked the different strengths of
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Eco-luxe MTB adventure
The team at Blue Derby Pods Ride have thought of everything. The best MTB riding experience I have ever had. The ri
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Fabulous!!
Wow couldn’t rate this experience highly enough!! Just loved it. First stop - some gorgeous girlfriends next drive
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Blue Derby Pods Ride
We just completed the 3day adventure. Great riding, food and accomodation. I loved the way the accomodation was nes
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Brilliant concept!!
Righto, Superb accommodation and food along with incredible mtb trails make this a must do! I just loved the whole
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Excellent location,staff and riding
Exceeding my expectations. A great idea from the local community has now been brought to life by the team that buil
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Unique experience that leaves you longing to return for longer than 3 days!!!
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World class experience
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