With its awe-inspiring scenery, ideal climate for year-round riding and hundreds of kilometres of trails, Tropical North Queensland is your ultimate mountain-biking destination.
But you don’t need to travel with your bike, spend hours researching riding possibilities or even be that fit to find out what makes it just so special.
This region’s extensive and varied trail network is supported by commercial operators who can take all the planning and hard work out of the experience and let you simply enjoy the ride.
Just what kind of guided experience you embark on is up to you. Sign up for a cross-country or enduro tour of the world-famous Smithfield Mountain Bike Park , or head further afield on a fully supported exploration of its counterparts in Atherton Forest and Davies Creek.
Revel in downhill thrills without all the pedalling on a shuttle-supported tour of Smithfield’s most hardcore runs, the classic Kuranda DH trail – the country’s first operating downhill trail – or the infamous Bump Track.
Get to know Cairns on an easygoing sunset tour on cruise bikes around the city’s bike paths and cycle ways, explore the lesser known trails of the Atherton Tablelands and Misty Mountains or enjoy a magical three-hour trip down the Goldfield Trail on an e-bike.
Or choose a tour company that can draw up your own custom tour and escape on whatever Tropical North Queensland mountain-biking adventure you can dream up.
If you’ve got the skills, don’t want the guidance and just need a set of wheels, you’ll find plenty of tour and bike-hire operators who’ll supply you with exactly the right mountain bike for your needs, whether it’s a downhill, trail or cross-country bike.
If you’re worried about your fitness or just want to sweat a bit less, e-bikes are widely available.