Esplanade Trail House

Esplanade Trail House has been recently renovated with the astute mountain biker in mind. No bunks and only 2 people per bedroom allows you to relax at the end of the days ride.

Esplanade Trail house is a 3 bedroom house with a large open plan kitchen, dining, living area. The large deck overlooking the river and lake provide a great spot for post ride beers, tall tales or BBQ, while enjoying the view.

The house sits below the main road, right on the river, the resulting view is one of the river and bush rather than houses.

A backyard fire pit offers an alternate "hang out" on chilly nights.

An easy walk to either The Dorset Hotel or The Hub mean no driving while you are in town.


Things to know before you come to Derby.  

Check out the Ride Blue Derby Website for lots of useful info and trail maps. View the Flow MTB "Everything you need to know" about Derby video on Youtube.   

Some key information is listed below.

Bike Hire & Shuttles:

Vertigo MTB offers a range of Specialized & Giant  bikes from hard tails to full suspension to suit your riding needs.  They offer a comprehensive shuttle service to maximise your riding time and get you to the start of the iconic Blue Tier, Atlas and Black Stump trail heads.

Evolution Bikes offer electric MTB's for hire, give E-Biking a go in Derby.

Food Options:

Due to limited dining options in town and heaps of hungry bikers, it's best to plan ahead.  

Our fully equipped kitchen (and the BBQ on the deck) allows you to prepare your own food.  You'll need to stock up on your way into town. Stop at Scottsdale for those coming from Launceston.  There is a Woolworths for groceries and Scottsdale Liquor Market, which stocks "Little Rivers", brewed locally in Scottsdale.  Branxholm has an IGA for anything you forget.

You can also grab breakfast, coffee and lunch from the cafes in town between runs.

If you are planning to ride, not cook, we suggest pre-booking dinners at the Dorset Hotel or The Hub Pizza & Beer (both easy walking distance from Esplanade Trail House). If you have a car you could head to Weldborough (Weldborough Hotel), Branxholm (The Imperial) or Winnaleah (Winnaleah Hotel) for dinner.

Trailhead Food Co. offer a range of food support services right in Derby.  You can preorder Meal Packs to cook yourself or you can book an in house catering service where they come and prepare your meal right in front of you. Download their brochure (with contact details) Trailhead Food Co


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