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Cairns Cycling Tour – See the Great Barrier Reef

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Great Barrier Reef - 6 Day Tour
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Tour Package Options
  • $599 - Guided Rides Only Without Support Car
  • $749 - Guided Rides Only With Support Car
  • $1,399 - Full Tour Package - Excluding Accommodation
  • $1,799 - Full Tour Package - 3 Star Accommodation
  • $1,999 - Full Tour Package - 4 Star Accommodation
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6 Days 5 Nights
Availability : April - October
Cairns, Australia
Cairns, Australia
Min Age : 16
Max People : 12
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The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the world and is located just off the coast of Cairns, Queensland, Australia. But the Reef is only one of the highlights in this stunning part of Australia.

Join us in Cairns and experience riding in one of the most beautiful locations in Australia as our ride guide shows you some of the most amazing roads in the region. The weather between April and October is just perfect with temperatures in the low 30’s or mid to high 20’s.

This is a cycling experience designed for cyclists by cyclists and will take in some of the most magical roads in Far North Queensland.

But, with so many things to do in Cairns, the cycling is only part of the experience. You could also spend a full day out on the Great Barrier Reef and go for a ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway up to Kuranda to explore this unique village before returning via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. We can also arrange all meals to enjoy delicious food in some of the many cafes and restaurants in town.

Plus you have the option to arrange your own accommodation or we can also arrange this for you, providing you with a choice of 3, 4 or 5 star accommodation right in the heart of the city.

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

A minimum of 2 people required to run this tour.

*Minimum of 6 people required to include support vehicle otherwise we will provide all support from the bike as we ride with you.

Tour Dates

Fri – Wed (April – October) –  6 Days / 5 Nights

Accommodation

Twin Share – 3, 4 or 5 star in Cairns

A single supplement is available
3 star – $375
4 star – $500
5 star – $800

Or arrange your own accommodation

Total Distance

354.6 km / 220 miles

Total Climbing

3,044m / 9,987 feet

Tour Type

Intermediate / Advanced

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Cairns

Friday
Today’s ride : 3 pm departure | Post travel recovery ride of 42.5km / 26 miles – 246m / 807 feet

We will greet you at the airport and provide transport back to your chosen accommodation which we have booked for you or that you have arranged yourself. We will meet at 3pm to head out for a short spin to explore the outer areas of the city of Cairns. There is so much more to this city than just the Esplanade and free swimming lagoon!

Day 2Cairns to Copperlode Dam, Crystal Cascades, Barron Gorge and return

Saturday
Today’s ride : 8am departure | 87.8km / 54.5 miles – 1,389m / 4,557 feet

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 back to Cairns for lunch in town.

You’ll then have the rest of the afternoon to explore Cairns before enjoying dinner at one of the many beautiful restaurants in town for those that choose the full tour package.

Day 3 Cairns beaches and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Sunday
Today’s ride : 8am departure | 84.3km / 52.4 miles – 359m / 1,177 feet

Today we will visit some of the most beautiful beaches in Far North Queensland! After riding north we will enjoy a cold drink overlooking the stunning beach at Palm Cove. We will then wind our way back to Cairns via all the beautiful beach locations along the way. We will also stop at Trinity Beach to see where the Australian troops practiced their WW2 D-Day landings right here in Australia. Then it’s back to Cairns to enjoy a free afternoon. For those that have selected the full tour package we have an exciting afternoon planned as we will then transport you out to the Cairns Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

The iconic Skyrail experience is a must do Cairns attraction that provides a truly unique perspective of Australia’s World Heritage listed tropical rainforest – you will be immersed in the sights, sounds, smells and tranquility of one of the most botanically fascinating areas on earth. We will have lunch in Kuranda before jumping on the Kuranda Scenic Railway for the trip back down the range. We will then enjoy a beautiful dinner in town.

Day 4Cairns to Second Beach and return

Monday
Today’s ride : 8am departure | 90km / 56 miles – 550m / 1,804 feet

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. For those that are crazy enough, you can also climb the 2.4k climb at 20%, while the rest of the team waits at the base. Then we’ll ride back to Cairns to enjoy the rest of the afternoon resting by the pool or exploring the many other activities on offer in Cairns.

The legs might be feeling a little tired after 4 days on the bike so the full package riders will enjoy a short walk to another amazing restaurant for dinner.

Day 5Great Barrier Reef

Tuesday
Today : 7.15am departure | No ride today

Following 4 solid days on the bike you’ll be ready for a rest day. But this is like no rest day you’ve ever experienced! Today you will travel out to the Outer Reef of the Great Barrier Reef.

Lunch is provided on the boat and you should arrive back at Cairns Marina around 4.30pm.
The tour includes:
– 2 Outer Barrier Reef locations (chosen from a selection of 16 sites on a daily basis)
– Fresh, healthy and tasty buffet style lunch
– Morning & afternoon tea
– Quality masks, fins & booties
– Top quality scuba equipment & dive computers
– Lycra suits for all in the warmer months (no charge)5mm ‘shortie’ wetsuits all year round (no charge)
– Free prescription mask hire
– Free Guided snorkel tour
– Reef Talk & presentation
– Introductory Diving – Optional Extra  Trip + 2 Intro Dives (Cruise, Guide, Dive Equipment & Instruction) AU$125.00 per person

After everyone has enjoyed a nice cold shower when we return from the reef we’ll all head out for our final dinner in Cairns.

Day 6Check-out

Wednesday

It’s time to say farewell and head to the airport or perhaps get a few cheeky kilometers in the legs for those that are keen for an early spin before checking out.

We are more than happy to help you with any further travel plans.

You’ll head home with amazing memories of your time cycling around this beautiful region.

What's Included
$599 – Guided Rides Only Without Support Car

Guided Rides

You will be joined on the bike by one of experienced local guides.

Support

Ride Guide will provide mechanical breakdown support on each ride.

$749 – Guided Rides Only With Support Car

Guided Rides

You will be joined on the bike by one of experienced local guides.

Support

Support vehicle and mechanical breakdown support on each ride.*

$1,399 – Full Tour Package Excluding Accommodation

Guided Rides

You will be joined on the bike by one of experienced local guides.

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 lunch and dinner during the tour.

Activities

Cairns Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Kuranda Scenic Railway experience and Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.

Full Tour Package
$1,799 – 3 Star
$1,999 – 4 Star
$2,399 – 5 Star

Guided Rides

You will be joined on the bike by one of experienced local guides.

Accommodation

Twin Share accommodation in 3, 4 or 5 star hotels in the heart of 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 lunch and dinner during the tour.

Activities

Cairns Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Kuranda Scenic Railway experience and Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.

What's Not Included

Flights

Airfares to and from Cairns

Single Supplement

A single supplement is available
3 star – $375
4 star – $500
5 star – $800

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.
Mountain Bike hire is included.

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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