Rolling beaches, iconic mountainscapes, wild forests, unusual creatures, a fascinating history, and a gourmet scene to die for. This is Tasmania - an idyllic and mesmerizing island that truly packs a punch. Natural beauty and wilderness lie around every corner with 20% of the island World Heritage listed and it is understandable why so many cycling tours are thriving on this gorgeous island.

Often overlooked due to its remote location, Tasmania’s secret as a must-visit destination is slowly leaking out as tourism continues to boom year-on-year. However, the island retains its magical charms and a big part of that is down to the friendly locals.

While Australians are renowned for being laid back, the islanders here seemingly gave birth to the idea of being easy-going. It makes for a wonderful experience, particularly when exploring on two-wheels.

And the variation of where you can head on your bike is vast. Mountain bike tour lovers are well catered for - and that is an understatement - with the fabulous wild and rugged west coast of Tasmania rated the second-best cycling region in the world.

This side of Tassie - as the locals call it - is where you can get your tires dirty and explore the alpine region of the island. You don’t get more of an adventure than this, particularly when it is likely you will experience the four seasons in a day this region is famous for too. However, the rewards are rich with numerous national parks to explore and memories just waiting to be made.

If mountains are not quite your thing, then fear not because Tasmania’s east coast is a treasure chest of gorgeous beaches, hidden bays, and stunning coves. Bicycle tours here are a leisurely affair, particularly as the connecting countryside roads have little traffic - owing to the small population on the island - and wind their way through cute towns, while the fresh sea air helps propel you onwards on your saddle.

Tasmania’s capital Hobart is the ideal spot to start and finish your cycling adventures. Boasting an impressive cultural scene, the captivating Museum of Modern Art, the Salamanca Market and brilliant food, wine, beer, and whisky scene, it is the perfect spot to toast an amazing trip.

Best Seasons:Dec - Apr
Popular Locations:Hobart, Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay, Lake St Clair