Smithfield MTB park riders

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Pedal Paradise

Whether you’re a downhill adrenaline junkie, an intrepid bike-packer, a casual cyclist or just starting out, you’ll find your mountain-biking nirvana in Tropical North Queensland.

With hundreds of kilometres of trails across the region, including more than 700 kilometres of easily accessible trails in the Cairns region alone, there really is something for every kind of rider.

Smithfield Mountain Bike Park in Cairns – the highest-profile rainforest trail network in the world and host of many past world-championship racing events – is the place to tap into a superlative trail-riding experience and just one of several world-class mountain-bike parks in the region.

If downhill thrills are what get you out of bed, take on the legendary Kuranda DH – Australia’s oldest operating downhill trail – or the infamous Bump Track.

From the Cassowary Coast in the south to Port Douglas in the north and all across the Atherton Tablelands you’ll find wilderness trails, fire trails and bike-friendly dirt roads that can be the stage for whatever kind of two-wheeled adventure you can dream up, from a placid two-hour ride to a gruelling multi-day bike-packing quest.

In the cities and towns there are well-developed bike paths and cycle ways that make it an easy choice to park the car and get to know your surrounds under your own steam.

Or take to the hard-packed, easy-riding sands of the region’s beaches for a uniquely tropical mountain-biking experience that’s suitable for the whole family.

With such a variety of trails and landscapes to explore, a climate just made for year-round riding and two World Heritage areas right by your side – the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef – you won’t want to get off the bike.

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Trails of the Tropics