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We cannot speak highly enough about this wonderful experience in a beautiful part of Tasmania... read more

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tassiedevils14
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Tasmania
Yeeeeeew!

These guys deserve nothing but 5/5! We booked as a group for 8 riders of varying fitness and... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2021
NgLes
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

My hubby and I just spent three glorious days with the Blue Derby Pods Ride crew, Steve, Tam and Tim. We wanted to mark our 30th wedding anniversary with a shared experience that would push us a little out of our comfort zones.

The BDPR gave us this and soo much more! The rides themselves are as challenging and exhilarating as you are prepared to make them. All you need to do is trust in the experience of your guides. My hubby ended up going a million miles an hour, downhill, through wilderness, across rock and root strewn tracks. The smile on his face was enormous! I needed a less challenging experience and they helped me out with this but even I had moments of utter surprise in what I had done.

The accommodation is original, comforting and modern in its clean lines, beautiful timbers and simple luxury. Best hot shower ever after a ride! The food and drink is the best of the northern Tasmanian region, prepared by care by your hosts, absolutely yummy and varied.

We are truly appreciative of the whole experience and the interest shown by the crew. I won't forget in a hurry sitting on the grass in Weldborough after the final adventure, the soft afternoon sun is coming through the trees and hubby and I are drinking strong, dark ale, just leisurely talking with our crew. Unhurried. Completely authentic.

This is one of those truly wonderful experiences.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Steve H, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Derby Pods Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Wow. Blown away by your amazing review. As a guide and worker (if you call it work) at BDPR it is so humbling to read a review like this. It is our goal for each guest to experience the flow like you have. Thank you for taking the time to pass this on!

Hopefully see you again soon!

Ash

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

My husband and I did the Blue Derby Pods Ride experience in November 2017. I was a little apprehensive as my husband is a more experienced rider than I am, but Steve, Pete and Tara are all excellent guides who worked with each of our ability levels and ensured we had a fun, safe, exhilarating, and at times, challenging 3 days riding! Steve patiently worked on my technical skills (I have now mastered riding up and down berms!) and expertly guided me over terrain I may not have otherwise attempted but was so glad I did. The scenery and trails of Blue Derby are really very special.

And then there was the magical pod experience itself - generous, healthy, local, restaurant quality food and wine and super comfy, spacious sleeping pods. Loved being able to lay in bed and look at the night sky. We would highly recommend this experience and hope to return again soon.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Steve H, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Derby Pods Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you so much for this amazing review Lynn!

We love mountain biking and love sharing our passion with others, it's so nice to hear that we have another member of the mountain biking crew! No matter what your level of experience there is a trail at Derby for you!


We are gearing up for another busy summer period, we hope to see you again!!

Ash

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

The combination of cycling thru the rugged and diverse landscapes of Derby, the excitement of the well crafted trails, the amazing food and wine served up each evening, and the quiet solitude of our pod hidden in the wilderness, made this an unforgettable experience.
Steve and John guided us thru trees, over boulders, down precipices, around berms in an expert fashion. Whatever we asked for, was delivered, plus more...
The Blue Derby Pods Ride is a unique experience that we would highly recommend!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Steve H, Manager at Blue Derby Pods Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Hi Karen C,

What lovely feedback thank you! It was absolutely our pleasure to host during three days of the Blue Derby Pods Ride experience. We are so lucky to ride in such a beautiful landscape with such beautiful trails, and meet such fantastic people. Thanks again.

Warm regards,

Steve

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

The experience is a great balance of luxury, adrenaline rush, amazing landscapes and good times. We could set our own pace take it real easy and appreciate the surrounds or go hard and use the stops to take in more. All this topped of with some genuine hospitality, delicious cuisine, luxurious accommodation and fun banter.

No matter your age or experience I'm sure the team can help you find your 'flow'.

Thanks Steve, Tara and the crew...You've created one of those experiences that is good for the soul.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Steve H, Manager at Blue Derby Pods Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Hi jonobuisty,

Thanks for providing us with your thoughts after experiencing Blue Derby Pods Ride with us. Your kind words are very much appreciated. Thanks for your part in the banter and we hope you continue to chase flow on and off the bike.

Happy trails!

Regards, Steve

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Most amazing 3 day adventure experience. Professionally yet casually hosted by guides who cater every need whilst ensuring you get a balanced amount of adventure and adrenaline. Can honestly say this trumps any tourism experience I have done in Australia or even the world! Thanks crew for some of the best 3 days of my life.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Steve H, Manager at Blue Derby Pods Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Hi haberles,

Thanks for providing a review of your Blue Derby Pods Ride experience. You've made us blush with your level of praise. We're so grateful we were able to play a part in you achieving 3 days of adventure and flow.

Regards,

Steve

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