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Mt Wellington Descent Bike Ride

Hobart, Australia
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About Mt Wellington Descent Bike Ride
Mt Wellington Descent is a fully guided 3 hour tour including a 21km downhill bike ride. Transport to the summit of the mountain is part of the tour price as well as professional guides, support van, a mountain bike, helmet and lots of fun rolling back down again right to the waterfront!
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Experience the natural beauty of the Hobart region on a downhill bike tour from the summit of Mt Wellington. With a guide, you’ll start your bike ride at the top of the mountain, elevation 4,160 feet (1,270 meters), where you can marvel at the panoramic view of the city and surrounding scenery before hopping on your bike and heading down the hill, pedaling all the way back to sea level. Select a departure time when booking.
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Salena K wrote a review Mar 2022
Canberra, Australia21 contributions4 helpful votes
Highlight of our visit to Hobart. The guides were both entertaining, informative and thoughtful. Highly recommend for anyone wanting a mini adventure.
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Omar Kadir wrote a review Jan 2022
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
This was the best thing my Wife and I did in Hobart. So worth it and not what you might think. Youre literally only pushing the bike pedal 10% of the time. The other 90% is all downhill. Also, the view from the top is unreal! Thanks guys!
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Response from UnderDownUnderTours, General Manager at Mt Wellington Descent Bike Ride
Responded 1 Feb 2022
Thank you! We're so happy that you enjoyed the trip. Safe travels!
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Charlie wrote a review Jan 2022
Sydney, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
My son (15) and I joined 7 other hardy souls. The tour warnings about gloves and cold at the top were correct. We started in the mist and rain and ended in sun light. The off road track track was great, even for non mountain bikers. The guides were very focused on safety. Which was great and everyone could travel at their own speed. Even though the road is narrow in parts it still felt safe, even in the misty rain. Well worth the trip.
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Mad_Ness71 wrote a review Apr 2021
Sydney, Australia9 contributions3 helpful votes
What an awesome experience! So exhilarating, exciting and super fun! I've never been mountain bile riding and this was the best introduction you could ask for. Scenery was breath taking as well as some of the tracks but alas you could not feel more alive and buzzing when you get back to the bottom. The guides were great. Explained everything as we went along and constantly ensured everyone felt comfortable. I would so do this again and recommend it to anyone wanting a bit of buzz in their life!! Loved it!!!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from UnderDownUnderTours, General Manager at Mt Wellington Descent Bike Ride
Responded 17 May 2021
Thanks for sharing your review! We really appreciate the terrific feedback.
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Cindy V wrote a review Apr 2021
London, United Kingdom44 contributions42 helpful votes
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Firstly the bike ride isn't enjoyable. You're descending at reckless speeds, you don't need to pedal and you're riding dangerously fast. The wind is very cold as you're riding down and you have to be very focused on the bike path so there isn't time to enjoy the scenery when riding downwards. Secondly, it's very dangerous. I suffered a crash and lost consciousness for a few seconds. I was lucky to only have a mild concussion, large hip and knee wounds and bruised up face. My hip and knee wounds have not healed one month later as the skin on the wounds have scraped off. It could have been worse. And thirdly the safety procedures of the company could be better. You have a lead rider at the start of the pack and a van driver at the end. It's hard to be aware of the rocky parts on the road as you're following the bike rider in front of you and you have to be focussed on exactly where they pedal and keep at their pace. The safety equipment could have been better as well. They should have given protective gear for the shoulders, elbows or knees. There could also be a warning given when booking this tour of the potential dangers it's only mentioned that if you can comfortably ride then you can ride down ok which underplays the risk. And finally I had a tour with the same company the day after. I wanted a refund, given my injuries I wanted to rest instead of going on the tour however they refused to budge given I hadn't had given enough notice (I gave notice right after my bike crash). Avoid as it's better to be safe than sorry.
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Response from UnderDownUnderTours, General Manager at Mt Wellington Descent Bike Ride
Responded 17 May 2021
Dear Cindy, We are sorry to learn of your experience and sincerely hope that you are feeling much better now. All adventure activities do carry an inherent risk but incidents are very rare. Safety is, and must always be, an operators primary concern. Certainly we will continue to take all reasonable and responsible precautions to ensure all guests are informed about how to stay safe while having fun on this tour. Kind regards, Under Down Under.
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