Fitness and your ability to ride a mountain bike all day is key to your enjoyment and ability to complete the ride. You need to be a cycling enthusiast with above average fitness. The riding is amazing and very much mountain biking – particularly on the Frenchmans and Telegraph Tracks with their crystal clear creek crossings and flowing trails.
Your bike needs to be of a cross country / marathon nature and fitted with tubeless tyres (compulsory). It needs to be serviced beforehand.
The ride will comprise 64 to 100km per day, camping, relaxing, amazing food, a support vehicle to carry your gear and flying back to Cairns from Horn Island.
Allowing 8 days, we will leave Cairns by Charter flight on the Sunday morning to start riding north of Coen. The adventure is all about the riding, but we still plan breaks at all of the best attractions on the Cape, from swimming holes, to waterfalls, historical monuments and areas of cultural significance. Every day we include additional “X factor” experiences that only us locals can offer. We’ll even share our secret Barramundi Fishing spots ( if you choose to get up early enough😁). To finish in style well celebrate by staying in luxury accommodation on Thursday Island for the final night.
$3950 All inclusive (incl GST)
(2 Flight, 2 Bus transfers, 2 ferry transfer, 3 Quality Meals per day + Snacks, Electrolyte, Refreshments, Commemorative Jersey, National Park and Road use Permits, Camping fees, Support Vehicle and gear transport, Local / Certified Guides, paramedic, commemorative photo book, Insurance, Spares and Mechanical Support, Bike Tour and Luxury Accommodation on Thursday Island)
Or $4400 (inc GST)
All of the above plus three nights basic twin shared accomodation when available (3 nights in your tent still required)
Riding in a group with the comfort of a support vehicle means that your every need will be catered for, from flat tyres to first aid and refreshments. We (your guides) are both qualified IMBA Instructors and have over 50 years of cycling experience between us. Additionally our support people will drive the fully equipped vehicle carrying all your gear as well as comprehensive communication and emergency response equipment.
What to bring
You’ll need to bring your own bike, riding and camping gear including tent, sleeping bag and mattress. We’ll transport this for you but it all needs to fit into a standard domestic airline bag for the flight home (ie No Swags). We’ll provide everything else required for 8 days in the bush.