Cairns – Atherton Tablelands – Cape Tribulation – FNQ
Dan, born in Cairns and hooked on mountain biking (MTBA coach, commissarie, represented Australia in 1996 World MTB cross country and is a National accredited MTB instructor). Dan and his skilled guides love to show off the trails of North Queensland to fellow riders as well as introduce first time riders to this fun sport.
Established in 1993, Queensland’s 1st official mountain bike tour operator with permits to ride in World Heritage rainforest. Dans Mountain Biking is the longest established mountain biking tour operator in Australia.
Rated Worlds best by Mountain Bike Magazine, USA.
World’s Course, Smithfield
1/2 Day | Grade 2 to 4 | $130 (inc Bike)
Since its beginning Dans Mountain biking has been building, maintaining, guiding, racing and coaching on these trails and with recent upgrade from Glen Jacobs, World trails for future world events, the area has become even more popular.
3 trails in one, Pine Forest to eucalypt Woodlands to light Jungle, ride at your pace and enjoy the well groomed trails that have hosted local, national and world events. Your guide will show you the best bits and fight off drop bears, single speed riders, fat bikes and Minjin (mountain Devil). Screams are often heard near AJ Hackett Bungy. Optional walk sections & easy version.
Mulgrave Valley – Pilba Peak
1/2 Day | Grade 2 (optional 4) | $130 (inc Bike)
3/4 Day | Grade 3 to 4 | $155 (inc Bike)
Renowned for its crystal clear running streams and lush jungle. We follow the river to its source, progressing from sealed road to deep rainforest single track. Discover a secluded swimming hole (even has a rope swing). We end the ride at Pilba Peak Mountain Bike Park with a chance to test out the race course & downhill track (Grade 4/5).
1/2 Day Pick-up Cairns: 1:30pm | Return 5.00pm Note: Morning option possible
3/4 Day Pick-up Cairns: 9.00 am | Return 2.00pm (deeper jungle ride with energy food)
Crocodile Trail / Minjin Falls
3/4 Day | Grade 3 to 4 | $155 (inc Bike)
Begin with a steady climb to raise your pulse. Admire the view then hang onto the brakes for some wild downhill to an awesome waterfall. Chance to swim. After some energy food, ride on for more thrills. Note: Last reported sighting of Minjin (Mountain Devil)
Optional: Crocodile Attack Show at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures.
Big Foot (Save $50!)
Full day COMBO | Worlds Course & Mulgrave | Grade 4 | $210 (inc Bike)
After recent sightings in the World Heritage Rainforest, it is time for riders to explore for further evidence. Enjoy winding single track, exhilarating downhill, log jumps and creek crossings.
Full Day | Grade 3 | $235 (inc Bike)
Ride the Bloomfield Track, plenty of mountain streams to stop and cool off. At low tide we ride the hard packed beaches for added fun.
Atherton/Big Day Out
Full Day | Grade 3 to 4 | $235 (inc Bike)
Fun way to see the highlands and get to ride the popular Atherton trails. Another World trails masterpiece. Chance to swim in a volcanic lake on way home.
Pick-up Cairns: 7.30am
Full Day | Grade 2 | $ 235 (inc Bike)
Explore the region by bike, taking in some jungle trails and hard packed beach riding (overlooking Dunk Island).
Pick-up Cairns: 7.30 am
Grade 3 | $130 (inc Bike)
Just when you though you had done everything in life, along comes something completely different. Imagine yourself cycling off-road at night along a trail in the rainforest. Lighting included.
Custom Rides & Multi-Day Tours
We can design a ride to suit your desires. We have even taken groups to the top of Australia (Cape York). We have the necessary permits, knowledge and experience to undertake any mountain bike adventure. Other rides could include: Paluma, Blenco Falls, Davies Creek, Black Mountain Road, Twin Bridges, Bump Track (Port Douglas), CREB Track and Roaring Meg, etc.
Help Dan with construction and maintenance of local MTB trails and get in some riding at no charge.
We have been providing fun, education and skill programs for local, interstate and international schools for over 20 years. Many options exist:
We can cater for whole Grades, from Grade 5 to Grade 12. Group is split into 20 to 25 for 1.5 to 2 hour sessions. We also undertake multi day expeditions for groups.
Mountain biking is safe and fun at the same time when it is controlled and the correct trails are chosen. A pre ride briefing covering the bike and how it works and rider technique, rider and group safety and bike selection for correct heights. We can provide various bike games that enhance skill and great for team building.
As well as bikes of all sizes, we have Pedal Carts, 4 and 3 wheel, uni cycles and other strange bikes.
Corporates, Groups & Major Events
We enjoy a good challenge, from the epic Discovery Channel Eco Challenge Race (Australia) to the Richmond AFL club pre session, Amazing Race, Cairns. We have looked after the Young Presidents Association, Commonwealth bank corporate event, Streets Ice cream incentive group and even Fat Face Clothing, UK with the production team for their summer catalogue.
What to bring
Grade Track Type Hills Up/Down Crash Ratio
My bike or yours. Save 30% with own bike
“Over 50 bikes in fleet, able to cater for all sizes and ages. Most bikes are $1000+ bikes with 29”,27.5” and 26”’ wheel size and hydraulic brakes.
We operate all our tours in harmony with natural environments. We recycle wherever possible and ask all participants to co-operate in preserving the integrity of the areas we visit, whether historic or native wilderness areas.
Dan was the mountain bike course designer and leg co-ordinator for the Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge Race (Australia) in 1997.
Responsibility – Any adventure travel involves an element of risk. Each participant must accept responsibility for their own safety and their property.
Passengers will be asked to sign a liability release form before the trip.
Dan’s Mountain Biking reserves the right to change or cancel a trip at any time subject to adverse weather and safety conditions.
Private Charters – We can design a tour to suit your needs eg. cross training to improve fitness, educational programs, personal development, stress relief and environmental studies.
"Hi Dan, Thanks for a great day out in the hills on trails. My legs feel like they've had a good day out, which is good, we've got a 12 hr event in a couple of weeks so my team mates will be happy I've done some training. Lol I like a bit of a challenge but enjoy groomed trails also, we got both so that is cool. Keep up the trail building, If we're back again we will look you up again and check out some more."
"Good night/morning Dan, We are finally back in to the USA from your beautiful country. We had a fantastic trip and enjoyed ourselves as well as some of Elise's family. It definitely is making us want to return the earliest possible! Dan, just to ask you if by any chance you still have the pictures you took us during our second biking with you. We are eager to see them! It was very nice to meet you and hopefully we can get together again."