The A5 from Miena to Brandum ie along the Great Lake is in the process of being sealed. I rode this route on Nov 18 2018 and the work was well under way. When finished this will be an exceptional ride and far more enjoyable for road/touring bikes.
This 500km loop of stunning Tasmanian natural beauty and some amazing twisty riding. This route rises and falls, has great vistas and wonderful lake views.
Starting in Devonport takes in some of the fantastic natural views that Tasmania has to offer. Then head towards Elizabeth Town then Jackeys Marsh and the wonderfully twisty Great Lakes Road (a local favourite) which passes a large man-made reservoir. At the top of the Great Lakes Road there is a short unsealed section. Next we head west towards Derwent Bridge and Strahan on the stunning A10/B24. (If you prefer to shorten the route slightly, it is possible to head north to Tullah here from Queenstown) otherwise you can stop and visit the historic mining town of Zeehan.
From there follow the route to Cradle Mountain. The lookout there is a popular place for bikers to meet and have a chat, then follow more twisting beauty back to Devonport.
Great Lake Tasmania; Image Credit JJ Harrison