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Cairns ‘Chase the Sun’ Cycling Experience

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Chase the sun
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June 11, 2018
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7Days 6Nights
Availability : 11-17 June 2018
Cairns, Australia
Cairns, Australia
Min Age : 16
Max People : 12
Tour Details

Do the cold & wet days of winter get to you? Do you miss riding your bike in the warm sunshine? Would you love to go to Europe but simply don’t have the time? We’ve got something to fix all that!

Or will you be up in Cairns to support your friends in the 2018 Cairns Ironman and want to stay on for your own challenge?

Join us in Cairns and experience riding in one of the most beautiful locations in Australia. The weather in June is just perfect with temperatures in the mid to high 20’s and mostly dry sunny days.

Why travel all the way over to Europe when you can explore your own backyard and enjoy some truly spectacular cycling. This is a cycling experience designed for cyclists by cyclists. We will ride 100 – 150k each day and take in some of the most stunning roads in Far North Queensland.

We will be staying at the amazing Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns which has a beautiful swimming pool to dive into at the end of each day. The resort is in a great location close to all the restaurants, bars and shops in the centre of Cairns. There is plenty to do and see in Cairns with the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest right there for you to explore!

This tour is limited to a maximum of 12 people so don’t miss out and secure your spot today!

 

Tour Dates

Mon 11 June – Sun 17 June, 2018  7 Days / 6 Nights

Accommodation

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Total Distance

700 km

Total Climbing

7,000m

Tour Type

Intermediate

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Cairns

Monday June 11
Today’s ride : 3 pm departure | Post travel recovery ride of 50 km (2hr)

Hotel : Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Included Meals : Dinner

We will greet you at the airport and provide transport back to our hotel. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon exploring Cairns or perhaps get a few cheeky kilometers in the legs.

Day 2Cairns to Copperlode Dam, Crystal Cascades, Barron Gorge, Yorkys Knob & return

Tuesday June 12
Today’s ride : 9 am departure | 100km – 1400m

Hotel : Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

A solid day awaits as we take in some of the most popular cycling routes for the locals. First we will enjoy the climb out to Copperlode Dam, followed by a rolling hill journey around to Crystal Cascades. Then it’s out to Barron Gorge before heading out to see the ocean from Yorkys Knob where we can enjoy lunch by the sea. Then it’s back to Cairns for a nice cold drink in town before arriving back at our Hotel.

Day 3Port Douglas to Daintree Village & return

Wednesday June 13
Today’s ride : 8 am departure | 110km – 500m

Hotel : Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will travel in the team cars along the famous Captain Cook Hwy as travel to Port Douglas. The scenery along this road is simply spectacular but the road is a little dangerous to ride. Once we arrive in Port Douglas the ride will commence as we head out to Daintree Village, on the edge of the beautiful Daintree Rainforest. Make sure you throw in your runners so we can go for a short stroll through this amazing place before we enjoy lunch in the Village.
Following lunch we’ll start making our way back to Port Douglas and the comfort of the team cars as we transport you back to Cairns where we’ll head out for another culinary treat in the heart of Cairns.

Day 4Cairns to Atherton, Mareeba & return

Thursday June 14
Today’s ride : 7 am departure | 176km – 2000m

Hotel : Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The longest ride of the tour! Are you up to the challenge? We will head south from Cairns and then climb the famous Gillies Range Rd up and over to Atherton in the FNQ Tablelands to enjoy a well earned lunch. We then head north for Mareeba before dropping back down to Cairns. A long day but you’ll enjoy every moment with amazing views from the top of the climbs!

Day 5Cairns to East Trinity & return

Friday July 15
Today’s ride : 8 am departure | 90km – 550m

Hotel : Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a huge day yesterday a shorter flatter ride will be just what we need. Once again we will head south out of Cairns before making a left turn into the cane fields. This beautiful quiet country road winds it’s way through the cane fields as we make our way out to the coast once again. But don’t worry, we won’t be going up the 2.5k climb at 20% up and over to Yarrabah! Then we’ll ride back to Cairns to enjoy a beautiful lunch at the best cafe in Cairns, Cafe 3060.

Day 6 Cairns beaches

Saturday June 16
Today’s ride : 8 am departure | 100km – 600m

Hotel : Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we will visit some of the most beautiful beaches in Far North Queensland! After a ride up to Rex’s Lookout on the Captain Cook Hwy we will enjoy a cold drink overlooking the stunning Palm Cove beach. We will then wind our way back to Cairns stopping in at Trinity Beach to see where our troops practiced the D-Day landings right here in Australia. Then it’s back to Cairns to sit by the pool or go exploring.

Day 7Quick spin before check-out

Sunday June 17
Today’s ride : 7 am departure | 50km – 500m

Hotel : Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Included Meals : Breakfast

After another yummy breakfast at the hotel, for those that want to, we’ll duck out for a quick spin before we have to check-out. We’ll do one of the local loops around town and be back in time to pack the bags! Maybe a quick swim too!

What's Included

Accommodation

Twin Share accommodation at the beautiful Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Transport

All transport including airport pick-up and drop off
All ground transportation during the tour.

Support

Support vehicle and mechanical breakdown support on each ride*

Meals

All breakfast, lunch and dinner during the tour. See itinerary for more specifics.

What's Not Included

Flights

Airfares to and from Cairns

Single Supplement

A single supplement is available for AUD $600

Accommodation before & after

Any accommodation before or after the tour

Activities

Activities that are not organised and scheduled by Connect Sport

Bikes & accessories

Bikes, helmets, shoes, pedals, drink bidons and other cycling equipment.

Travel Insurance

Make sure you have adequate Travel Insurance for yourself and your bike.

Cleaning and Laundry Services

Laundry services are available at the hotel

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