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 700km 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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Dropping the Tropical North Queensland rainforest. #throwbackthursday today and although it's not much of a throw back, we still are left with the pride and excitement having hosted the recent World-Cup here in our own backyard. Already looking forward to 2017 World-Champs!

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Time to ride! The sun is out in Tropical North Queensland and the trails are ripe! Whether you're riding in Smithfield like Paddy Sheehan here, or Atherton, or Davies Creek, or Port Douglas, or Cassowary Coast - loop us in on your adventures with that #ridecairns tag!

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Landon StroudPaddy, you gotta reign that bike in mate. Constantly out and about getting selfies on its own. Is this what it does while your at work :P2   ·  2 days ago

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Sadly, we don't have monkeys here in Tropical North Queensland. However, we did spot this specimen from far away in Great Britain hanging about in the dense rainforest practicing his tactical snake & spider escape maneuver. Let's hope it's not needed next year for 2017 World-Championships! Brendan Fairclough Gstaad-Scott ... See MoreSee Less

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#wheeliewednesday today. Undisputed wheelie wednesday pioneer; Wyn Masters - Wyntv here showing how it's done in Tropical North Queensland with Red Bull 2 weeks ago as we were coming into the World-Cup Weekend! Sun, palm trees, warm ocean and green green grass. check. #RideCairns ... See MoreSee Less

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#MTBWorldsCairns flashback. The XCO course has some pretty grueling climbs, such as the appropriately named 'Hells Gate'. Weaving up, around and below rock outcrops, the trail offers some interesting riding challenges not only to locals out on a social afternoon ride - but also to the most elite of racing athletes.

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