Tassie Gift is a bikepacking route on the edge of the Earth. It is not a gravel ride, nor a touring route. It does not profess to be a mountain bikers’ haven, nor a FKT friendly experiment. It is a tough, gritty, at times ugly jigsaw puzzle pieced together through a labour of love that started from scratch: targeting the very best secrets this little island has locked away; and finding the roads, trails, goat tracks and not-tracks that would allow these to be wrangled into a loop format. It’s undergone countless iterations and expansions that have at times necessitated some pretty mercenary pruning. The route showcases the enormous diversity Tassie has to offer yet barely scratches the surface. A dating profile, if you like.
A scenic trip to hell.
38,000 vertical m
Off-road. Off-grid. Unsupported. Unsanctioned.
Sometimes the smallest places guard the biggest secrets.
Tassie Gift quietly emerged in August 2019 and ran for the first time in November 2019. Who knows if it will return for 2020; and if it does, what will it look like?