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Reef to Reef QLD 2020

What better way to experience the wilderness of tropical North Queensland than by mountain bike! Join this 4-day adventure for some serious fun on two wheels!

Event Date 06.08.20
Bike Epic
Avg. Air Temp 26° C
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As the Official Travel Partner of Reef to Reef Queensland we look forward to assisting you with all your travel and accommodation requirements.

The Event

Flowing single track, thrilling descents, fire trails & a stunning dash along the beach. 4 days of great riding, hanging out with mates and cold beers await.

Starting on the reef fringed Coral Sea coast, the Reef to Reef mountain bike event quickly heads inland across a network of trails through tablelands, hinterland, farm lands, MTB parks, and tropical rainforest before finishing back at the coast four days and 190 km’s later.

Each day’s stage has its own unique terrain and character to keep things interesting with a mix of fast flowing single trail, farm track, groomed downhill trails and fire trails – many through private land that can only be ridden while racing the Reef to Reef.

Our Service

Our team of sports travel experts are here to assist you with any component of your travel arrangements for Reef to Reef, ensuring that you can focus on your event preparations. With access to some of the best event accommodation, we invite you to speak with our friendly team today.

Travel and Accommodation

Tri Travel provide many accommodation options to suit all budgets for this year’s Reef to Reef. Enquire today to start planning your trip to this great event.

Our team will be happy to assist you in planning your trip to the Tropical North Queensland, whether that be just for the race itself or combining it with a holiday!

We can assist with:

  • Convenient Accommodation Options
  • Travel/flights to event
  • Airport transfers
  • Discounted Travel Insurance
  • Industry rate car hire
  • Discount bike insurance

Our friendly team look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your Reef to Reef travel requirements.

Event Location

Stage 1 of the Reef to Reef is located just 20 minutes drive north of Cairns Airport, Stage 1 returns to the iconic Smithfield Mountain Bike Park where you’lll tackle 17km of world class single track, steep climbs and fast, flowing descents.

Getting There

The Cairns International Airport is the main airport to-and-from Cairns with direct flights to 20 international and 44 domestic destinations. Located just 10minutes/7kms from the CBD with regular shuttle services, both Domestic and International terminals offer comfort and ease of travel when passing through

Location Highlights

Home to the Reef to Reef, Tropical North Queensland is the only place where two World Heritage listed areas sit side by side, offering spectacular panoramas and once in a lifetime natural encounters in untouched wilderness.

Take the plunge into one of the Seven Wonders of the World and explore the underwater paradise that is the Great Barrier Reef; and, be enchanted by the beauty, life and tranquillity of Earth’s oldest surviving tropical rainforests, where you’ll stumble upon majestic waterfalls and refreshing waterholes.

Refine your senses with an exotic visit to a beachfront hideaway on one of the islands or dine alfresco at a picturesque waterside restaurant. Playing host to a number of exciting regional and major events throughout the year, Tropical North Queensland is a must for any social calendar. Immerse yourself in the rich Indigenous culture or revel in the outdoor lifestyle and vibrant energy that this region offers in abundance.

Whether you’re into nature-based activities or pure adventure, Tropical North Queensland has something for everyone.


The festival is during the ‘winter’ of Tropical North Queensland, but don’t let that fool you! The weather offers welcoming temperatures 26 °C (79 °F) for an average high and 18 °C (64 °F) for an average low with low rainfall and humidity.

Each day is different!

Comprehensive trail marking will ensure that navigation skills are not required, and with multiple check point Aid Stations included riders will be well looked after. Each day’s racing finishes at the event village with local hospitality on offer. Every stage is unique and will be super enjoyable with the final day finishing in stunning Port Douglas, the perfect place to celebrate achieving something truly epic!

In terms of where to stay, we recommend you base yourself in Cairns or Palm Cove for Days 1 and 2 and then relocate to Port Douglas for Days 3 and 4. This will enable easy transfer to the start and finish of each stage and on the last day you can then roll back to your accommodation after the celebrations!! Please contact [email protected] for all your event accommodation needs.

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