2021 Far North Wilderness Bike Tour:
Brand new rainforest route!
Here is an overview of the new route we have been planning! The finer details will be confirmed after the Wet Season.
DAY 1 | SUN. 19th September
BOAR POCKET RD TO CHIMNEYS, LAKE TINAROO 36KM
Bus to the top of the Great Dividing Range, stopping for morning tea at the picturesque Lake Barrine before taking a scenic ride to our first campsite at the Chimneys on Lake Tinaroo. Be challenged with 7km of single track to the Gillies Lookout, savour a tasty lunch at the Cathedral Fig Tree followed by a refreshing swim at Fong On Bay and exploring crater Lake Euramoo.
DAY 2 | MON. 20th September
LAKE TINAROO TO EMERALD CREEK FALLS 44KM
A beautiful ride with spectacular views, to our gorgeous campsite at Emerald Creek. We will be climbing high over Mt Edith today through World Heritage listed rainforest taking in the changing vegetation and listening out for the wildlife. Home to the northern bettong, Boyd’s forest dragon, tapping green eyed tree frog and the barking owl, there’s plenty to explore here. Our climb will be rewarded with an easier descent beyond the National Park into a rural landscape of life-style blocks and sugar cane.
DAY 3 | TUE. 21st September
DAVIES CREEK OPTION DAY (THE KMS ARE YOUR CHOICE)
Ride the dirt tracks through our campgrounds into Davies Creek MTB park. Here you can ride till your heart’s content on purpose built single tracks graded for beginners and intermediate. Alternatively, you can stay back at camp and rest on the banks of Emerald Creek.
DAY 4 | WED. 22nd September
EMERALD CREEK TO MYOLA 59KM
Ride picturesque Mt Emerald through to Mareeba and cross the famous Barron River before meeting at the park for morning tea. Traverse back roads through countryside to find the single track to Koah. Here we meet up with the Barron again for a refreshing dip and lunch stop. It’s now cross-country for a few kms until Myola joins Oak Forest Rd. From here it’s hills and valleys to our campground.
DAY 5 | THU. 23rd September
MYOLA TO JULATTEN 60KM
A gorgeous day riding, much of the time through the rainforest west of Black Mountain to Julatten near Mt Lewis. The last section is true MTB country on the Bump Track West.
DAY 6 | FRI. 24th September
JULATTEN TO PORT DOUGLAS 31KM
After cruising the country roads of Julatten we meet up with Black Mountain Rd for a few kms before riding the famous Bump Track. This was originally an Aboriginal trail between the coastal and mountain regions, and later a crucial link for early settlers. We then meander through the Mowbray Valley and complete this superb day with a beach ride along the iconic Four Mile Beach, finishing at the beautiful Port Douglas. After enjoying a scrumptious lunch, riders can either make their way to accommodation in Port or bus with the rest of us back to Cairns.
Nothing else like it …