Cycling is one of the best ways to enjoy the sights and sounds of Tasmania. Four Great Western Tiers cycle trails have been developed for the enjoyment of cyclists, an initiative of Meander Valley Council and the Great Western Tiers Tourism Association, supported by Tourism Tasmania.

Great Western Tiers Cycle Trails

The four Great Western Tiers Cycle Trails are marked by special roadside bollards and maps are available in hard copy from Visitor Information Centres in both Mole Creek and Deloraine as well as online. The bollards are numbered and each number corresponds to a podcast which may be downloaded via the links below. General information to enhance your safe enjoyment of these rides may be found here.

Great Western Tiers cycle trails - Great Caves RideThe Great Caves Ride

This ride is best enjoyed over two days (covering 72 km on one day and 54 km on the other), taking time to enjoy the sights and attractions along the way, including Mole Creek’s famous caves, Trowunna Wildlife Park and spectacular Alum Cliffs. Mole Creek is at the heart of this sensational ride and offers cyclists a choice of accommodation and dining venues.

One of the features of the Great Western Tiers Cycle Trails is the podcasts which are available to inform and entertain you along the way. You can listen to some of these, about the Mole Creek area, right here – Mole Creek, Mole Creek Caves, Chudleigh, Trowunna Wildlife Park, Alum Cliffs, Dogs Head, Tasmanian Tiger lore, Aboriginal heritage, Needles, and the Mole Creek Karst system.

More details of the Great Caves Ride, including map and links to the complete series of podcasts.

Great Western Tiers cycle trails - Great Country RideThe Great Country Ride

This 56 km ride is relatively easy, taking in the flatter areas of the Meander Valley where historic towns are scattered amongst picturesque farmland.

More details of the Great Country Ride, including map and links to podcasts.

Great Western Tiers cycle trails - Great World Heritage RideThe Great World Heritage Ride

This is a challenging 60 km ride involving some steep ascents and descents, the final stage to Liffey Falls being suitable for hybrid and mountain bikes only.

More details of the Great World Heritage Ride, including maps and link to podcast.

Great Western Tiers cycle trails - Great Gourmet RideThe Great Gourmet Ride

You will want to save this one until last, to reward yourself for taking up the challenge of the preceding days. This ride is all about good food, with tastings at some of Australia’s leading gourmet producers – including Ashgrove Farm Cheese, Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm and 41 Degrees South Salmon Farm.

More details of the Great Gourmet Ride, including map and link to podcast.