Cycling Port Douglas
Places to ride
Getting around Port Douglas on a bike is easy via an extensive network of bike-lanes and cycle-ways across the area. Most roads around the Douglas Shire have provisions for safe cycling and the bike paths run from Craiglie to Macrossan Street.
The region has great topography for cyclists looking for a mix of open spaces and lush forest rides. There are nice long stretches to race along and spectacular ranges to climb with beautiful valleys to explore, including Shannonvale and the Mossman Gorge.
Close to town there is a skatepark and tracks for the BMX riders and further afield there are great off-road trails for mountain-bikers. The local ranges offer a number of all-mountain and downhill tracks including the world famous Bump Track that features in the annual RRR race. A ride along Four Mile Beach is a great way to top it off.
The local shire supports the growth of cycling in the area and there are plans for a number of new riding adventures. Over the next few years there will be a ridable path around Flagstaff hill, a Family Skills Park in the Sports Reserve and a MTB trail system between Palm Cove and Port Douglas.
Port Douglas has a growing and dynamic riding culture. To find out everything you need to know about cycling in the region check out these groups on facebook:
D.I.R.T. (Douglas Integrated Riders and Trailbuilders) Club Inc.
This local club is dedicated to developing off-road riding opportunities around the area and is involved in trail-building and MTB events. They have a regular social ride up the Bump Track 5.15 pm Wednesdays.
Port Douglas Cycling Group
This group of like minded cyclists that share information and tips about cycling. They meet regularly for a weekly social group ride on Saturday mornings starting at Origin Coffee shop at 6:15 – 6:30am.
Our friendly staff are all riding enthusiasts with local experience who ride regularly. To find out more about the great riding to found around Port Douglas just ask!