The 2019 route including elevations and ride distances is described on the ‘Route in Detail’ page. Summarized below:
Day 1: Tropical coastal plains and crisp waterfalls.
Riding description: very easy
Day 2: Winding rainforest ranges and breathtaking views
Elevation: Zero – 600m
Riding Description: hard, up hill in morning followed by sharp up/down undulations for rest of day, could be on bike 7 hours+ if slow. All dirt maintained road (elevation zero to 600 metres)
Day 3: Transect between heritage rainforest and dry eucalypts
Elevation: 600 to 700 lunch, back to 600 metres
Riding Description: hard to very hard, could be on bike 7 hours+ if slow. All dirt remote non-maintained road, rough/technical in parts. Undulations. Ferrying possible for last 20km
Day 4: Option day for local riding, sore muscles and sunset beers
Day 5: Highland rainforest and luscious falls
Distance: 65 km
Elevation: 600 to 700 lunch to 900 metres
Riding Description: 1/2 dirt, hard to lunch on non-maintained road, moderate in afternoon on sealed road but slowly climbing all afternoon. Could be on bike 6+ hours if slow.
Day 6: Rolling hills and traversing plateaus
Elevation: 900 to 700 metres
Riding Description: moderate, some parts easy. Overall drop in elevation. 2/3 sealed road. Could be on bike 7 hours if slow. Closer to towns and possible traffic.
Day 7: Option day for world class mountain bike trails
Day 8: Short ride, spectacular train and champagne
Elevation: 700 to 400 lunch to zero
Riding Description: easy, 1/2 sealed. Overall drop in elevation.
Please check back for maps of the 2019 ride or sign up for our newsletter for notifications here. You can also watch an animation of the 2018 route to get an idea of the landscapes you’ll be riding through.
Below are the maps and elevations of the 2017 ride to give you an idea of the terrain covered.2017 route details for historical reference:
This link shows you the interactive route map of 2017 in Google Maps:
This link takes you to a folder where you can download the route of 2017 KML and GPX files for each day of the ride: