Are you up to it ???? The big challenge of 2018 - The Far North 600km!! Ride from Atherton to Cairns in 40 hours, with a few little meanders in between.
Start with a quick visit to Herberton (possibly up a range) and along the Crater Loop - a much loved local favourite. Descend through the rainforests back towards Atherton, and enjoy a loop around the Central Tablelands, before heading west to the outback railway town of Dimbulah. Ride back through Mareeba, and start heading downhill to your overnight stop in Mt Molloy.
Have an evening meal in Mt Molloy while you decide whether to include the next leg to Mt Carbine and return before you head to bed on Day 1, or start this leg early on Day 2.
After breakfast at the classic country pub of Mt Molloy, head across to the Rex Range for a quick descent to the coast and north for some spectacular riding up to the rainforest of Daintree Village. Have a break at Port Douglas on your way back south, and take in the spectacular views across the waters of the Far North as you finish your big adventure into Cairns along the Cook Highway. Arrive to a warm reception and a hot meal in Cairns.
This is a fully supported ride, with volunteers at all Controls and a catered overnight stop (evening meal and breakfast) at Mt Molloy. Finish on the Cairns Esplanade in style, enjoy an included meal and a well-deserved rest overlooking the Cairns waterfront.
Costs include: Ride fee, gear transport (from Atherton), supported controls, overnight accommodation in Mt Molloy, evening meal and breakfast in Mt Molloy, and arrival meal in Cairns.
Transport to Atherton: Trans North buses operate between Cairns and Atherton weekdays at 6am, 9am and 3.30pm. Ph (07) 4045 3800
Pre-ride Accommodation: Atherton Woodlands Holiday Park (not included). Ph: (07) 4091 1407
Gear Transport: Small bags and sleeping gear will be transported from Atherton to Mt Molloy and Cairns. Storage for bike boxes will be available in Cairns.
Saturday 14 April 2018 - 5.00am – Rider check-in at Atherton Woodlands Holiday Park
5.15am – Ride briefing
5.30am – Ride start
Sunday 15 April 2018 - 9pm - Ride finish - The Salt House, Cairns Pier
Riders numbers are limited. Please email the Ride Organiser with Expressions of Interest.
The Far North 600km route is a cracker. It takes in the best of the Atherton Tablelands scenery, starting with a lap around Herberton and Malanda, before heading generally downhill and downwind through Dimbulah and Mareeba, and on to Mt Molloy.
Day 2 includes a cruise down the Rex Range and onto the coast. Finish your big adventure with some spectacular riding up to the rainforest of Daintree Village returning south via Port Douglas, and along the beautiful coast of the Cook Highway to the finish in Cairns.
Atherton Woodlands Holiday Park
|Ride Date||14-Apr-2018 5:30 am|
|Registration Close Date||01-Apr-2018 10:00 pm|