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Derby came to life in the late 1800’s when the Krushka brothers discovered a large lode of tin and opened ‘The Brother’s Mine’ in 1876. Disaster struck in 1929 and Derby became a sleepy, picturesque town in the north east of Tasmania. That was until 2015, when the first trail of the Blue Derby network was officially opened. Soon after, Derby became known as “Australia’s first mountain bike town.”

ACCOMMODATION + FACILITIES

Derby has a diverse range of accommodation, ranging from dorm style beds to plush Airbnb’s. Although there is a significant amount of accommodation on offer for a small town, it typically books out during peak periods. We work with a number of local providers and can look after your accommodation needs if required, meaning less hassle for you.

There are several food and drink options within the Derby township itself, all within walking distance from your accommodation and the trail head. The Hub always delivers with delicious wood fired pizzas and a great offering of drinks. The Dorset Hotel serves great pub meals for lunch and dinner. And there are several choices for coffee and breakfast seven days a week, we suggest Two Doors Down cafe. Most accommodation options have cooking facilities and we will also do a supply stop for groceries and essentials on the way to Derby as a part of your transfer.

THE TRAILS

Derby is a true riding destination where your bike is all you need to get around. The Blue Derby trail head is located on the main street of Derby, with access to over 125 kms of purpose built singletrack. Derby has fast become one of the world’s premier mountain biking holiday destinations. Purpose built by World Trail to get the whole family involved in mountain biking, it also challenges the most experienced riders from around the globe. Derby was home to round two of the Enduro World Series in 2017, and will again host the EWS in April 2019. The diverse range of trails, from green through to double black, are combined with spectacular terrain and rich history to create an experience that will keep you entertained for days.

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EXPERIENCING DERBY

To truly experience Blue Derby, we recommend at least three days riding. This will allow sufficient time to make the most of the trails in town, and also ride the famous Blue Tier descent and the trails of nearby Weldborough. At Tailored Trails, we will look after your transportation needs to and from Derby, as well as offer shuttles to the top of the Blue Tier descent for those travelling with us. Combine your Blue Tier ride with a well earned lunch at the historic Weldborough Hotel, before being shuttled to the top of the Atlas trail for a true riders descent back into the heart of Derby. 

Why not let us do the hard work by creating a multi-day experience that combines transfers, shuttles, taste tours and accommodation all in one package, so that you can just enjoy the ‘flow’ that Derby is synonymous with. These experiences can also be combined with a trip to Maydena Bike Park in the south, or stopovers at any of the other mountain biking destinations throughout Tasmania. We have the local knowledge to show you the best of what is on offer.

Derby came to life in the late 1800’s when the Krushka brothers discovered a large lode of tin and opened ‘The Brother’s Mine’ in 1876. Disaster struck in 1929 and Derby became a sleepy, picturesque town in the north east of Tasmania. That was until 2015, when the first trail of the Blue Derby network was officially opened. Soon after, Derby became known as “Australia’s first mountain bike town.”

ACCOMMODATION + FACILITIES

Derby has a diverse range of accommodation, ranging from dorm style beds to plush Airbnb’s. Although there is a significant amount of accommodation on offer for a small town, it typically books out during peak periods. We work with a number of local providers and can look after your accommodation needs if required, meaning less hassle for you.

There are several food and drink options within the Derby township itself, all within walking distance from your accommodation and the trail head. The Hub always delivers with delicious wood fired pizzas and a great offering of drinks. The Dorset Hotel serves great pub meals for lunch and dinner. And there are several choices for coffee and breakfast seven days a week, we suggest Two Doors Down cafe. Most accommodation options have cooking facilities and we will also do a supply stop for groceries and essentials on the way to Derby as a part of your transfer.

THE TRAILS

Derby is a true riding destination where your bike is all you need to get around. The Blue Derby trail head is located on the main street of Derby, with access to over 125 kms of purpose built singletrack. Derby has fast become one of the world’s premier mountain biking holiday destinations. Purpose built by World Trail to get the whole family involved in mountain biking, it also challenges the most experienced riders from around the globe. Derby was home to round two of the Enduro World Series in 2017, and will again host the EWS in April 2019. The diverse range of trails, from green through to double black, are combined with spectacular terrain and rich history to create an experience that will keep you entertained for days.

DOWNLOAD BLUE DERBY MAP
DOWNLOAD BLUE TIER MAP

EXPERIENCING DERBY

To truly experience Blue Derby, we recommend at least three days riding. This will allow sufficient time to make the most of the trails in town, and also ride the famous Blue Tier descent and the trails of nearby Weldborough. At Tailored Trails, we will look after your transportation needs to and from Derby, as well as offer shuttles to the top of the Blue Tier descent for those travelling with us. Combine your Blue Tier ride with a well earned lunch at the historic Weldborough Hotel, before being shuttled to the top of the Atlas trail for a true riders descent back into the heart of Derby. 

Why not let us do the hard work by creating a multi-day experience that combines transfers, shuttles, taste tours and accommodation all in one package, so that you can just enjoy the ‘flow’ that Derby is synonymous with. These experiences can also be combined with a trip to Maydena Bike Park in the south, or stopovers at any of the other mountain biking destinations throughout Tasmania. We have the local knowledge to show you the best of what is on offer.

BLUE DERBY NETWORK – IMAGE: FLOW MOUNTAIN BIKE

PRIVATE TAILORED TRANSFERS

At Tailored Trails, we pride ourselves in offering more than just a transfer to your destination. Our aim is to make the journey an experience that becomes one of the highlights of your trip. Our fully enclosed trailer means that your mountain bikes are safe and out of the elements. If you plan to hire bikes once in Tasmania we can arrange that for you, or put you in touch with a number of local providers. These can be picked up on the way to our destination.

With one of our tailored charters, the van is yours. We customise itineraries and seating arrangements depending on your group’s needs. The freedom of our private charter allows the opportunity to combine several taste experiences, and a riding stop on some local trails in Launceston or Hobart. When booking, give us an idea of what you would like to see and experience, and we will tailor a personalised charter for your group.

We also offer private group airport transfer and shuttle packages, please scroll down for package information and prices.

PRIVATE TAILORED TRANSFERS

At Tailored Trails, we pride ourselves in offering more than just a transfer to your destination. Our aim is to make the journey an experience that becomes one of the highlights of your trip. Our fully enclosed trailer means that your mountain bikes are safe and out of the elements. If you plan to hire bikes once in Tasmania we can arrange that for you, or put you in touch with a number of local providers. These can be picked up on the way to our destination.

With one of our tailored charters, the van is yours. We customise itineraries and seating arrangements depending on your group’s needs. The freedom of our private charter allows the opportunity to combine several taste experiences, and a riding stop on some local trails in Launceston or Hobart. When booking, give us an idea of what you would like to see and experience, and we will tailor a personalised charter for your group.

We also offer private group airport transfer and shuttle packages, please scroll down for package information and prices.

PRIVATE GROUP BLUE DERBY SHUTTLES

Make the most of your time at Blue Derby with our private group shuttles to the Blue Tier, Atlas and Black Stump trailheads. Enjoy the freedom of private shuttles, allowing you the flexibility to decide the start and finish times of your runs. No more waiting around for others to arrive before you can depart for the trailhead.

With our private shuttles, you will maximise your time on the trails with unlimited runs to the Black Stump trailhead. Our vehicle mounted SpotX vertical bike rack, and small group size of up to seven people, ensures quick and efficient turnarounds.

PRIVATE GROUP BLUE DERBY SHUTTLES

Make the most of your time at Blue Derby with our private group shuttles to the Blue Tier, Atlas and Black Stump trailheads. Enjoy the freedom of private shuttles, allowing you the flexibility to decide the start and finish times of your runs. No more waiting around for others to arrive before you can depart for the trailhead.

With our private shuttles, you will maximise your time on the trails with unlimited runs to the Black Stump trailhead. Our vehicle mounted SpotX vertical bike rack, and small group size of up to seven people, ensures quick and efficient turnarounds.

PRIVATE GROUP TRANSFER AND SHUTTLE PACKAGES

For groups of up to seven people, our private group airport transfer and Blue Derby shuttle packages are a great value option that will ensure you get the most out of your time in Tasmania. We offer direct to the terminal airport transfers, meaning you can forget the hassles of rental cars and maps. We allow sufficient time for supply stops on the way and can also do some sightseeing or taste experiences if you desire.

Once in Derby, enjoy the freedom and flexibility of private group shuttles for the duration of your trip. We have a range of pre-built itineraries from 3-6 days, and we are able to tailor the itinerary for your groups preferences and riding ability. With our transfer and shuttle packages, the van and driver are exclusively yours for the duration of the booking.

PRIVATE GROUP TRANSFER AND SHUTTLE PACKAGES

For groups of up to seven people, our private group airport transfer and Blue Derby shuttle packages are a great value option that will ensure you get the most out of your time in Tasmania. We offer direct to the terminal airport transfers, meaning you can forget the hassles of rental cars and maps. We allow sufficient time for supply stops on the way and can also do some sightseeing or taste experiences if you desire.

Once in Derby, enjoy the freedom and flexibility of private group shuttles for the duration of your trip. We have a range of pre-built itineraries from 3-6 days, and we are able to tailor the itinerary for your groups preferences and riding ability. With our transfer and shuttle packages, the van and driver are exclusively yours for the duration of the booking.

WELDBOROUGH HOTEL – IMAGE : KANE NAARAAT

RIDE, EAT, DRINK, RELAX, REPEAT…

For those who want to experience the trails and more, this is what we specialise in. We create bespoke mountain bike holidays that showcase Tasmania for you. Based on the information you provide us, we’ll tailor make an experience perfectly suited for your group’s time frame, preferences and budget. We’ll look after your transportation and logistics, accommodation, activities, and taste experiences. If you prefer to be more hands on, we welcome you to organise your own accommodation and activities.

We offer a range of ‘pre-built’ experiences that can be booked as is, or used as guide for your package. Please contact us for more information, or give us a brief, and let us work out the details. We will tailor the right package for you and your group.  

TAKE ME ON A JOURNEY

RIDE, EAT, DRINK, RELAX, REPEAT…

For those who want to experience the trails and more, this is what we specialise in. We create bespoke mountain bike holidays that showcase Tasmania for you. Based on the information you provide us, we’ll tailor make an experience perfectly suited for your group’s time frame, preferences and budget. We’ll look after your transportation and logistics, accommodation, activities, and taste experiences. If you prefer to be more hands on, we welcome you to organise your own accommodation and activities.

We offer a range of ‘pre-built’ experiences that can be booked as is, or used as guide for your package. Please contact us for more information, or give us a brief, and let us work out the details. We will tailor the right package for you and your group.  

TAKE ME ON A JOURNEY