Bicycle Network: Great Escapade
Other rides: Cycle Queensland 2013
Mission Beach to Port Douglas
Sunday 8 to Sunday 15 September 8 days, 520kms.
Looking for a holiday with a difference in sunny Queensland? This two-wheel adventure holiday will take you from the palm-fringed coastline at Mission Beach to the tropical paradise of Port Douglas via the spectacular Atherton Tablelands.
Why do it? For some it’s a challenge, for others it’s an adventure but for many it’s simple – life is better on a bike.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride
Cycle Queensland is all about having fun – both on and off your bike! You don’t need to worry about cooking meals, transporting luggage or navigating from town to town because all your needs are taken care of by our support crew. Each day we dish up three delicious, cyclist-sized meals and provide hot showers, entertainment, a place to relax, and much more. Cycle Queensland is all about having a good time – after all, you’re on holidays.
Our tent city has first aid, mechanics, bike shops, masseurs, a general store, tourist information, licensed café, toilets and hot showers. All you have to do after a day on the bike is collect your bags and put up your tent. In the afternoons and evenings there is plenty to do and see: take a tour, party-on at the local inn or just chill out at the picturesque campsites.
More than just a bike ride
The Cycle Queensland 2013 bike route will deliver you to the front door of some of tropical North Queensland’s best attractions, including Paronella Park, Millaa Millaa Falls, Nerada Tea Plantation, Malanda Milk Factory, Mamu Canopy Walk, Mossman Gorge and more.
You’ll have plenty of time to stop and look around and we’re negotiating discount entry fees for riders and volunteers. The hardest decision you are going to have to make on Cycle Queensland this year is what to do on the rest day in Yungabarra, with rest day tours including hot air ballooning, gourmet food tours, nature tours, mountain bike rides are more being organised.
Getting there and back
From Melbourne, fly to Cairns Airport and jump on our charter bus services to Mission Beach. Transporting your bike is easy if you use our depot-to-depot bike transport service. Drop your boxed bike to our depot in North Melbourne, South Melbourne or Dandenong and we’ll transport it to Mission Beach in time for the start of the ride. And then you can do it in reverse to get your bike home. For more info go to www.cycleqld.bq.org.au and download the Bike Transport and Getting There and Back info sheets.
What's included in your entry fee
- All the facilities of a small town including hot showers, bike shop, Campsite Cinema and The Café under our massive marquee.
- Three great meals each day prepared fresh by our travelling chefs.
- Your luggage carried by us but you help load and unload it.
- Full bike route support including Police, marshals, mechanics, medical and radio.
- Official CQ13 t-shirt and other merchandise.
- Cycle Queensland Handbook with lots of info to help you prepare.
- An active holiday - friends, fresh air and fitness.
- The Guide with route maps, profiles and lots of info about the towns
- Easy Campese or Speedy Campese (a tent is put up for you every day (with a comfy sleeping mat included). Two different size tents available.
- All Trails Luxury Package. For those who don’t like camping and want a little luxury while on tour. Includes motel rooms, breakfasts, mechanical support, masseur and more.
- Cycle Queensland Merchandise including polo shirt and cap.
- Photo DVD.
- Tours and excursions.
What it costs
- Adult Entry $1350
- Youth (under 18)* $499
- Child (under 12)** $299
- Infants (under 5)*** Free
* Participants under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult
** Children under 12 are not allowed to pilot their own bike
*** Event T-shirt not included
Enter before 31 May 2013 and receive a free Event Jersey. If you are a Bicycle Queensland member (or become one) you also get a choice of a pair of exclusive CQ13 knicks (before 31 May 2013) or a CQ13 polo shirt (until 2 August 2013).
Entries close 2 August 2013.
For more information, go to www.cycleqld.bq.org.au