Welcome to Ride Cairns

Cairns mountain bike trails are a priority for recreational riders around the world after seeing the Rumble in the Jungle action of the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in the Smithfield rainforest.

Mountain bike riders wanting a tropical adventure have given Cairns the thumbs up as the entry point for a diverse region where they can ride trails exploring the rainforest, mountains, beaches and accessible outback.

More than 550km of documented trails take in the two mountain biking hubs of Smithfield Regional Park in Cairns and Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park on the Atherton Tablelands as well as an array of trails around Mareeba, Port Douglas and Daintree, and the Cassowary Coast.

The spectacular Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region is the only place where you can go mountain biking through World Heritage-listed rainforest, tackle trails designed to challenge world champions or peddle leisurely along the edge of the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

This world-class mountain biking destination is the home of the 2014 and 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Cups and the 2017 UCI World Mountain Bike and Trials Championships which use the exciting downhill and cross-country trails at Smithfield Regional Park, only a 20 minute drive from Cairns international airport.

The world’s oldest, toughest and most adventurous race, the Crocodile Trophy, and the iconic RRR Mountain Bike Challenge are held in the Cairns region each year.

Recreational mountain bikers and families also will discover trails to match their ability, with the purpose-built mountain bike parks and forest trails offering a range of trail options.

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef has five unique mountain biking regions to explore.

- Cairns / Smithfield Trails

- Atherton Tablelands trails

- Mareeba trails

- Port Douglas / Daintree Trails

- Cassowary Coast Trails

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Can't get over the stunning surrounds after plummeting from 630m through the thick, pristine rainforest!! A tough slog in the hot summer sun (and a strong headwind!!) back to the pub for a well earned beverage and meal!!

Incidentally, keep an eye out for the Mamu2Mena MTB race happening May the 2nd!! - After the weekend, i'd say it is WELL worth the 53km set out!!

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Turner MorewoodWhat's the best way to ride this track? Bottom to top or vice versa? How possible is out n back? Did u shuttle or ride the road back down? Trying to figure out best way to do this awesome adventure. 1 advanced rider with med fitness, 1 intermediate rider with strong fitness. Thx3 days ago

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Some deep deep rainforest exploration today!!! 38kms with 750m climbing, one helluva descent and plenty of pristine, tropical rainforest streams. Gorral / Mena Ck track. A must do!! Avantiplus Cairns Bicycle Centre Cairns Discovery Cycles Edge Cycleworks Pump N Pedals PD Bike Works Trinity Cycle Works, Australia Explore Tropical North Queensland Cairns Mountain Bike Club Mareeba Mountain Goats Inc Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park ... See MoreSee Less

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Jeff Bike CowardThe Mamu2Mena race will be hrld on Saturday 2 May. 53km conducted by the Cassowary Coast Multisport Club.2   ·  4 days ago

Mike BlewittWent into the Misty Mountains a few weeks back. Some amazing stuff to explore in there. Some would be even better if more people got in there.1   ·  4 days ago

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