Travel through the rugged and magnificent landscapes of Central Tasmania on the 235 kilometre-long Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain. This endurance bike ride takes place each November, testing the determination and endurance levels of cyclists on challenging ascents that climb more than 4,000 metres.
Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain is considered one of Australia’s toughest bicycle rides, beginning and ending on the shores of beautiful Dove Lake. The route then tests your limits on the ascents of Melrose Road, Cethana Road, Spellmans Road and Gunns Plain Road before ending on the Devonport foreshore.
You’ll have just 13 hours to complete this gruelling course, with the Peaks Challenge designed to test both your mental perseverance and physical abilities. The rewards are spectacular, offering views across some of Tasmania’s most off-the-beaten-track destinations and giving you the chance to make new cycling friends for life.
Getting around Devonport
Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain begins at Dove Lake, which is around 90 minutes’ drive south of Devonport. It can also be accessed from Hobart by bus services or private vehicle, with the journey taking around four hours.