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Suggested Routes

 

Atherton Rail Trail

Easy grade ride along the old Atherton to Mareeba railway line. This ride is currently open between Platypus Park, Atherton and Rocky Creek at Walkamin. This is a shared use trail and well signposted.

Distance: 13 klms

Fitness Level:  Beginner

Start:  Platypus Park, Atherton [-17.277218, 145.472595]

Map:   Atherton Rail-Trail Map [PDF]

Atherton Rail-Trail Map [JPG format]

 


Atherton Farm Roads Loop

Ride quiet back roads, mostly unsealed with low traffic and farmland. This ride can be longer or a shorter ride according to fitness level.

Distance: 35 klms

Fitness Level:  Beginner / moderately fit

Start:  Start Kennedy Highway & Willows Road, Tolga [-17.216737, 145.4979223]

Map:   Atherton Farm Roads loop Map [PDF]

Atherton Farm Roads loop Map [JPG format]

 


Black Mountain Road and Bump Track

Rolling hills through dirt roads in rainforest with famous decent to the coast and onto Port Douglas.  This is an excellent ride for those who want a challenge and a good workout. The Bump Track is one way only.

Distance:
Julatten to Port Douglas 30 klms
Mount Molloy to Port Douglas 35 klms
Kuranda to Port Douglas 60 klms
Kuranda to Port Douglas via Myola 53 klms

Fitness Level:  Experienced

Start:  Start your ride in  either:
Julatten [-16.559119, 145.359386],  or
Mount Molloy [-16.664158, 145.329677] or
Kuranda [-16.816900, 145.633082]

Map:   Black Mountain Road and Bump Track Map [PDF]   

Black Mountain Road and Bump Track Map [JPG format]

 


Emerald Creek Ride

Leaving Mareeba this ride follows bitumen roads through rural residential areas and farmland and then forested dirt roads to Emerald Creek Falls.  There are no refreshment stops en route. Watch for traffic on roads close to Mareeba. The road to Emerald Creek Falls has relatively low traffic levels.

Distance: 32 klms one way

Fitness Level:  Beginner to moderate

Start:  Start Mareeba [-17.010873, 145.425443]

Map:   Emerald Creek ride map [PDF]

Emerald Creek ride map [JPG format]

 


Tinaroo Creek Road Hill Climb

An endurance ride that takes you from Mareeba to Kauri Creek, Tinaroo Dam.  A challenging, long hilly ride on dirt roads. Riders must be fully self-sufficient with food, water, first aid and tools. This is a truly spectacular ride for those who want a challenge and a good workout.

Distance:  32 klms

Fitness Level:  Experienced

Start:  Start Mareeba [-17.010873, 145.425443]

Map:   Kauri Creek & Mount Edith map [PDF]

Kauri Creek & Mount Edith map [JPG format]