The Crocodile Trophy is known as the oldest and one of the most demanding Mountain Bike stage race in the world. The iconic race goes from the jungle in Cairns through one of Australia’s most popular MTB parks in the Atherton Tablelands across to the unique Outback before finally finishing on the breathtakingly beautiful Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas.
Running across 8 gruelling stages and 650km, this event draws more than 120 riders from around the globe keen to test their wits in the extreme Aussie Outback. Riders will race the ~600km and cover over 12,000m of elevation through the incredible landscape of Queensland’s Tropical North.
With an S1 UCI status, this is the world’s oldest and has been said to be the toughest international mountain bike stage race – and it is your chance to take on the challenge of a lifetime!
While you’re here
Don’t miss out on all the incredible things there are to do right across the region
5 Mountain biking trails from Cairns to Cardwell
Discover the lush tropical rainforest by bike with a list of five great trails that you too should head out and ride – stat! From the Mission Beach Mountain Bike Park to Musgravea Trail, these iconic routes are the perfect way to explore the Cassowary Coast.
Blaze the trails of Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park
Looking for some new trails to sink your wheels into, Atherton Tablelands has you covered. Choose from more than 70km of the region’s best bike trails and venture into the Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park.
Six family-friendly mountain biking trails
If you have children in tow on your next Tropical North Queensland adventure, add these family-friendly trails to your itinerary.
Guide to Cairns & Port Douglas
A getaway is looming and you’re longing for a tropical escape – Cairns and Port Douglas are both popular holiday havens boasting a wealth of experiences. Read this guide to help plan your trip to these two seaside locales.
The Crocodile Trophy passes through the Atherton Tablelands, a vibrant green land of dramatic mountains, untouched rainforest, delicious produce and jaw-dropping waterfalls.Find out more about the Atherton Tablelands