With international borders closed (for Australians, anyway) until god-only-knows-when, and a nice local trip looking very attractive as an introduction to touring for my partner Danielle, we’ve been planning a Tasmanian East Coast cycling trip for a few months now.
We’re hoping to take the trip next year. Danielle is a native Tasmanian, so we’ll finish the tour by staying with/near her parents in Sandy Bay, a suburb of Hobart. The Spirit of Tasmania ferry berths in Devonport, so with our start and finish points decided, it was simply a matter of working out the route. I found a good PDF guide on the Discover Tasmania website, but the link has since disappeared into 404 heaven. Using the outline detailed in this guide, along with a Hema map of Tassie, we’ve outlined a nice 15-leg route that will take us 13–14 days in total riding, across perhaps three weeks (given rests and sightseeing).
Adventure is not outside man; it is within.