Guided trails, cheese platters and cooked breakfasts… mountain bike riding has never looked so glamorous! Since finding out about the newly opened Blue Derby Pods Ride in Tasmania, my partner and I vouched to make the trek one hour north of our home (Launceston) and experience the new three day trip that covers muddy trails by day and delicious dinners by night. Checking in to Our Pod For the three days, two nights adventure, we were far from slumming it in the wild. Our accommodation included a luxurious “pod”, sustainably built with minimal environmental impact, nestled deep in the hills of Derby. Each pod comes with a mattress, linens and pillows… lush! There’s no heating inside the pod so be sure to pack your winter woollies and on that note, aside from a few changes of clothes for each day riding, there really isn’t much more you will need. The creators of the Derby Pods Ride have thought of everything: towels, endless food that is proudly sourced locally, a wood fire heater, board gams and even a library study nook in the main house! The accommodation was just fancy enough to make you feel comfortable in your surrounds without taking anything away from the natural beauty of […]

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