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Our roads are an untapped mecca for motorcycles
For motorcycle touring enthusiasts, it doesn’t get much better than Tasmania in autumn. There’s still plenty of sunshine, the air is crisp and clean, and our quiet winding roads will take you through some of most spectacular and unspoilt scenery you’ll ever see.
While local Tasmanian motorcyclist fraternity tend to take it for granted, the word has spread to all parts of the globe that Tassie is an uncapped mecca for motorcycle enthusiasts.
The road system in Tassie, and is continually being upgraded, serves up some of the finest motorcycle roads and corners that you could ever lean into. In the space of a day, you can be travelling through snow capped mountains, temperate rainforest, picturesque waterfalls, and spectacular pristine coastlines. In 2015, one of the largest international motorcycle magazines (MCN) rated Tasmania roads as the best in the world for motorcyclists. “Just imagine all your favourite roads stitched together, and laid out in one place, and that’s Tasmania”, said senior MCN road tester Mike Neeves.
Neeves went on to describe Tasmania as an untapped biking Mecca. “You’d never know these kinds of roads were here, the best roads in the world for mile after mile after mile”, he said.
Every day, The Spirit of Tasmania ferries in dozens of excited and expectant motorcyclists to Devonport, many returning for a second or third time.
Take your time and soak up the experience
Tassie is a relatively small island. The distance from north to south is 364 kilometres and from east to west it’s 306 kilometres, which means you can get around the entire island in six or seven days. But why not take your time, sample some of the local produce, and soak up the laid-back charm of Tassie. Above all, ride safely.
Depending on your level of experience, the time of year, and the number of days you have to ride, there’s some absolute cracking motorcycle rides in Tasmania. For more information visit the websitebestbikingroads.com
Five of the best motorcycle rides in Tasmania
1. A10 Lyell: Queenstown – Hobart
2. A3 Tasman Highway: St. Helens – Launceston
3. Avoca – Fingal Valley – St. Helens
4. B28 Anthony Main Road: Rosebery – West Coast
5. B34 Lake Leake Highway: Cranbrook – Campbell