Exploring Launceston by Bike
Riding your bike around Launceston is easy and fun. It's getting easier every year to explore the best of Launceston with the gradual expansion of the off-road trails and on-road bike lanes across the city.
Launceston now boasts a total of nearly 100k of off-road trails and on road bike lanes. These cover most of the greater city area. Getting around by bike enables you to not only enjoy our beautiful parks, gardens, rivers and streetscapes but gives you time drop into to local shops, cafes, galleries without having to park.
The City of Launceston has installed reserved park and ride spots at both Hoblers Bridge Road and Heritage Forest (Conway St) car parks, allowing you to park and ride into the CBD using our off-road trails. Parking there is free.
Read more about Launceston's fantastic facilities for mountain bike riders on our Mountain Biking page.
Tamar Bicycle Users Group (TBUG)
For all current information about riding your bike around Launceston you can contact Tamar Bicycle Users Group (TBUG) or connect via Facebook. To view all current and upcoming rides with TBUG, visit to www.tamarbug.org.au
Active Launceston aims to get people moving and feeling great through a series of programs and events.
Active Launceston is managed by the University of Tasmania in partnership with City of Launceston. Since 2008, Active Launceston has become a multi award-winning community driven project that has developed a strong community profile, an excellent reputation, and a highly-recognisable brand and community identity.
The projects events, programs, website, organisational structure, partnerships and levels of community engagement have gained accolades at a state, national and international level. Active Launceston is now delivered under a well-established framework including policies and procedures to enable successful delivery of a complex community-wide health promotion project.
Visit the Active Launceston website for its current free programs and initiatives for people of all ages and abilities or call 03 6324 4047.
Re-hydrate when you're out and about using this interactive map to find the nearest water fountain and drink refill station.
Linking our city is a series of walking tracks and exercise trails for people to enjoy.
Whether you're keen to tackle the terrain of the Cataract Gorge or stroll along the Seaport Boardwalk, there's a path for everyone and every pedal.
Read our Parks and Trails brochure(PDF, 35MB) for more information or explore Visit Northern Tasmania for a range of itineraries designed to let you explore the best of Launceston at your own pace.