Mt Donaldson is one of those places that for whatever reason worked its way onto my MTB bucket list.┬áMaybe its remote location on Tassie’s West Coast is part of the reason, but regardless it’s definitely a fun adventure ride.

The climb up Mt Donaldson was a bunch of fun on the Cranke eMTB! Starting off in thick forest beside the Savage River before popping out onto open grassy hillsides, it soon became a game of how far up the mountain you could get before dabbing a foot. Electric mountain bikes sure add a whole new level of fun to technical climbing.

Being North West Tassie, the weather can be wild and it definitely was up on the summit when I arrived. After a while though the wind and rain subsided, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the views across the North West before heading down. The descent? Well it is SWEET. Such a great feeling of wide open space and elevation while hooking down a ribbon of sweet, narrow singletrack.

Thanks North West Tassie. That was a HOOT!

Mt Donaldson, West Coast Tasmania


Mt Donaldson, West Coast Tasmania




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