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Are you a beginner? Come and experience mountain biking on single track with a Vertigo Bike + Shuttle Bundle.

New to Mountain Biking?

Book an easy ride bundle departing from Derby

Are you a beginner? Come and experience mountain biking on single track with a Vertigo Bike + Shuttle Bundle.

Simply choose a date, your bikes and you’ll be on a shuttle with our friendly driver providing encouraging tips and advice before you head off down the trail.

Branxholm Bike n Bus Rental

New to Mountain Biking?

How to choose the most suitable trails

Derby has become a world renown Mountain biking mecca, attracting mountain bikers from all over the world and hosting big events such as the World Enduro Series. This success has been because of the amazing factors that contribute to the ride experience: trail type, terrain, landscape and the dirt; and this quirky town in beautiful Northern Tasmania.

Most of Derby’s trails have been designed to suit experienced mountain bike riders.

Whether they are in the main Derby network or on longer adventure type trails, most are blue (intermediate) or black (advanced) trails. These trails have technical features which are not suitable for anyone with little experience. They have obstacles such as rocky outcrops, drops, rock gardens, steep technical sections and jumps. They are also in places where phone service can be limited or non-existent and are not accessible easily should you have an accident.

You need to be able to confidently navigate these trails knowing exactly what you are doing. 

Branxholm Bike n Bus Rental

Most Popular Easy Ride Bundle

Branxholm Shuttle

The perfect shuttle for your mountain biking debut. We shuttle you to Branxholm so you can ride the easy flowing Valley Ponds trail all the way back to Derby.

The Branxholm trail is the best trail in Derby to earn your first MTB stripes. This 9km ride is fun but gentle, introducing some trail features as you get used to your bike. The Valley Pond and riverside forest that the trail meanders through provide a wow factor with ferns, blackwoods and myrtles along with a chance to spot a platypus.

Simply choose a date, your bikes and you’ll be on a shuttle with our friendly driver providing encouraging tips and advice before you head off down the trail.

Ask the our team!

Looking for more beginner trails?

Once you are back in Derby, we suggest you check in with our crew and they will head you to some other trails suitable for you based on your experience so far. There are numerous options that are ride accessible from Derby.

Beginner and Kids Bikes

OUR BEGINNER BIKES ARE ONLY PERMITTED ON GREEN BEGINNER TRACKS and are NOT SUITED FOR ANY OTHER SHUTTLES

The beginner bikes are to be ridden on the beginner / green trails only. They are not suited for any shuttles other than the Branxholm Shuttle which is included in your Beginner hire.

There are many loops in Derby which are green and suitable for beginner bikes from which can access from town and do not need a shuttle. Discuss this with our Derby crew for suggestions on more trails options.

Please call us if you have any questions on 0488 463 333 or the Shop 0429 457 166.

FAQ's

Our Beginner Bundles! – Great bikes and we’ll get you started on easy green mountain bike trail with a complimentary shuttle to Branxholm with hire bike.

Helmets are included with your hire bike. Wear ride suitable clothing and flat, soft soled sports shoes. Gloves and back pack with water and snacks recommended. Sunscreen and a small first aid kit is also a good idea.

Come into the Vertigo shop to get all set up. Your Branxholm shuttle departs at 10am so give us at least 30 minutes prior to get you on your bike as it may be busy.

Vertigo hire bikes are to be collected from the Vertigo MTB Shop located at 66 Main St Derby. Bikes are to be returned back to the Vertigo Shop by 4:00pm on final day of your hire period. Additional late return fees apply to returns after this time.

Vertigo can also store your hire bikes overnight. Just drop them into the shop at the end of the day and collect them the following morning.

No, just our shuttle bus to Branxholm. All other riding can be accessed from the town.

Not if you are staying in Derby and within riding distance and there is secure bike storage area, you may keep it until your last day of hire when it will be required to be returned by 4pm. However, If you are staying further away and can’t ride it there, please return it before we close and we will store it for you for you to collect the following day.

Not if you are staying in Derby and within riding distance and there is secure bike storage area, you may keep it until your last day of hire when it will be required to be returned by 4pm. However, If you are staying further away and can’t ride it there, please return it before we close and we will store it for you for you to collect the following day.

This is the trickiest question to answer. Best to ride together on trail that’s at everyones level. Experienced riders can join in on the beginner Branxholm shuttle departing at 10am and still have time to peel off and jump on our intermediate level Black Stump afternoon session. These are both available via our main booking page.

Other trails which may be good to ride, depending on ability are: Lake Derby, Rusty Crusty to Derby Tunnel,  Route 1 onto Turbo Chook to Derby Tunnel. These can be found on Trail forks and Blue Derby app.

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