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"taking you UP to enjoy the DOWN ,  we'll show you AROUND"


Blue Derby's Shuttle Experts

Up Down Around is a locally owned Tasmanian MTB tour company that specialises in Blue Derby Tours, Derby MTB Shuttles and Hire Bikes. We are born and bred in northeast Tasmania and have been operating since 2018, with services tailored to what the riders want. Join us for your Blue Derby mountain bike holiday and we will show you how to experience the thrill of the trails like a local! 


Whether you’re searching for a single uplift shuttle, an all-inclusive tour, or something in-between, we can cater for all your mountain biking needs. Check out the options below or talk to us to create the perfect itinerary for you.


Blue Derby
Uplift Shuttles

“The local’s favourite shuttle company!”

Our Blue Derby shuttle services are a favourite among the locals, which means you know you’ll be in the best hands for your Blue Derby MTB adventure. Our uplift shuttles are personalised, flexible and driven by mad mountain bikers keen to tell you all about Derby’s epic trails.

Our Blue Derby MTB Shuttle options include:

  • All Day Black Stump Shuttle Pass - the number of runs you tally is limited only by you!

  • The Bay of Fires First 13 km, Blue Tier and Atlas - the ultimate trifecta for a full day of flow. This mighty 52 km day is best paired with our Canyon Spectral E-bikes.

  • Blue Tier and Atlas - the original adventure trail that made Blue Derby famous!

  • The Bay of Fires - ride 42km from the Blue Tier to the Bay of Fires coast, ending with a swim at the iconic Swimcart Beach accompanied by some complimentary beverages.


Blue Derby
Group Packages

What better way to experience all that Blue Derby offers than with a true local guiding you through the best mountain bike trails in Australia? Our Blue Derby packages can be curated to perfectly suit your style. Whether you have a group of 6 or 26 riders, we will show you the best of Blue Derby.

Our Blue Derby MTB Packages options include:

  • Unlimited Derby MTB Shuttles

  • Optional trip to St Helens to ride the epic Dreaming Pools trail

  • Accommodation at ‘The Bike Shack’ that sleeps up to 10 people 

  • Airport Transfers to and from Launceston

  • Taking you to the best restaurants Blue Derby and Branxholm has to offer

  • Exploring the hidden gems surrounding the northeast of Tasmania

  • Option to visit local wineries and breweries in the northeast


Blue Derby
Hire Bikes

"Bikes built for the Trails"

From shuttles to hire bikes, we’ve got you covered! Our top-quality fleet of mountain bikes are serviced by our in-house bike mechanics and delivered to you at the trailhead.

Our Blue Derby Hire Bike options include:

  • Quality Hire Bikes

  • Canyon Spectral ON CF6 eBikes

  • Norco Sight Dual Suspension Bikes

  • Serviced by Derby's best local mechanics


St Helens
MTB Trails

"Experience the best of the Coast"

Expand your Blue Derby MTB holiday to include the best of the St Helens mountain bike trails. Ride the iconic Dreaming Pools adventure ride before experiencing the fast and flowing St Helens gravity descents.

The highlights of the Dreaming Pools ride day:

  • Ride the 30 km Dreaming Pools loop on a Canyon Spectral E-bike (included*)

  • Recharge by the waterfalls and swim in the pools below (don’t forget your towel)

  • Fill in the remainder of the afternoon with unlimited uplift shuttles to the St Helens gravity descents

  • Grab some delicious local fish and chips on the way back to Derby *Subject to availability


The Bike Shack

“Stay in style when booking group packages”

Our modern and spacious accommodation is built for mountain bikers and especially, mountain bike groups! Included in our tour package options, the Bike Shack is the perfect base for your adventures.

The Bike Shack features:

  • A modern and spacious 3 bedroom house

  • An additional wood cabin and glamping tent

  • Bike wash station and secure shed

  • Fire pits and an outdoor bar

  • Can sleep up to 10 people

  • Built for riders, ran by riders

  • Located in Branxholm, right beside the Valley Ponds trail that takes you to Blue Derby


The Tassie Trail

Tasmania’s first-ever point to point mountain bike tour is here! Our e-bike tour will take you from the north to the south of our island state, riding the entire length with stops at some epic MTB parks along the way. 


A support car will carry all your gear so all you have to worry about is enjoying the trails and the insane landscapes of Tasmania.

The highlights of The Tassie Trail are:

  • A 6-day E-Bike Tour from Devonport to Dover, you’ll ride the entire vertical length of Tasmania!

  • Stay in some of the best towns in Tasmania

  • Ride at Wild Mersey along the way

  • Get access to some private MTB parks en route

  • Ride through the Gog Range and the Tasmanian Highlands


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Contact Us

Now all that's left to do is book your adventure, or get in touch and let us help you create the best Blue Derby MTB package! 

We'll organise what you need - transfers, accommodation, shuttles, food and advice.  Contact us and we'll help you go UP, DOWN and AROUND.