Scamander the demander . . . Scamander is the name of a sleepy beach town on the ride. But the only thing sleepy about this mixed gravel ride is the first half of it . . . just you wait for the second half!

The ride starts in St Marys and is easy like Sunday morning. You buzz downhill through the St Marys Pass State Reserve. You’ll drop 1,000 feet (305 meters) on the Esk Highway to get to Scamander and then a few miles past you reach the beach. The viewing area has a whale spotting station up the hill and a nice spot to watch the surfers. After a lovely stop, you turn around and head back to Scamandar, to the Upper Scamandar road. The road begins as tarmac but quickly becomes a wide gravel road that hugs the shoulder of the Scamander River.**Click to Read More

Adventure / Gravel Route

– Loop with dogleg : 37 miles / 3400 ft gain (60 Km / 1036 meters gain)
– Mixed: ~ 50% gravel
– Location: St Marys, Tasmania
– Rideable: All year
– Route Author: Captain “O”
– Published: November 2018


Moderate+. Due to a demanding 0.5 mile (1 Km) section that is continuously at 15% or above.

The Start

The city park at St. Marys where A4 forms a “Y”.

Food / Water

Scamander at mile 10 (Km 16).


Cue Sheet / GPX FileTCX File


Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road

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