This is it - you've heard about this place called Derby - and now you're about to see it for yourself! Departing from Launceston travel the scenic sideling route and arrive in Scottsdale in approximately 50 minutes. Pick up your morning brew from Scottsdale Art Gallery Cafe whilst you absorb the works by living Tasmanian artists.
Now this is where a little local knowledge doesn't go astray. Place mobile to ear and buzz Crank It Cafe - the team will pack you a hearty picnic to pick up on your way through town leaving you even more time for the trails.
Once you've caught your bearings kick start the epic day that lies ahead by taking a warm up ride on the Lake Derby trail - the perfect opportunity to take a selfie at the odd lookout and spot some wildlife.
Continue your pedal power by sampling some of the trails close to the township - trails such as Rusty Crusty, Axehead, Sawtooth and Berms & Ferns are a good progression to the challenge that is up next.
Find a sheltered position under a grand tree within the wilderness and crack open that perfectly packed picnic - it's time to gather all the energy you can muster.
Vertigo MTB's Black Stump multi shuttle has your afternoon sorted. For intermediate to advanced riders the triple treat of trails including Black Stump, Flickety Sticks, and Return to Sender offer variety and riding action like no other.
Your flow will have you concluding at the local post office where no doubt you will be wiping off the sweat with a grin a mile wide.
Choose to stay overnight at one of the many accommodation providers and do it all again in the morning, or leave Derby and your adrenalin behind as you head to Little Rivers Brewing Company in Scottsdale to relive the day's highlights over a craft beer before returning to Launceston.
Let the locals take you on a guided adventure with Mountain Bike Tasmania and Vertigo MTB operating regular tours, or take on the trails independently. Whichever you choose, you are in store for rides you will relish.
Bring your own bike, or if you need to hire pick one up from Vertigo MTB.