Bring Your Own Bike – Cape York

Intro

We welcome you to bring your own bike on our Cape York Motorcycle tour. Your bike must be street legal with visible number plate, hand guards, in good mechanical condition, well muffled, fitted with good tyres with heavy duty tubes and a long range fuel tank with new bearings, steel sprockets and chain.

You will also be responsible for any maintenance along the way and must have all your spares and tools with you. Spare parts to include, tubes, levers, spark plug, bearings, brake pads, oil, tools etc. We will send you a detailed list of what you should bring.

 

Inclusions

  • Fully experienced and knowledgeable guides, lead and sweep rider
  • 4×4 fully supported vehicle
  • All fuel
  • All meals on tour
  • Trail side snacks every day
  • Fishing if desired
  • Flights one way between Horn Island/Cairns
  • Permits, entry fees and ferry crossing fees
  • Memories of a lifetime

Itinerary

Itinerary of the ultimate off-road trail bike adventure holiday of a lifetime… over 1400 k’s of Trail Bike riding at its best!

Day 1 – Cairns to Homerule – 230 k’s

We pick you up from your accommodation in Cairns and head up the Kuranda Range to NQTBA Headquarters for meet and greet and safety briefing, gear up and jump on your bikes heading straight out onto dirt trails linking up with Black Mountain Road through lush rainforest trails heading North to the Daintree River Village for lunch then cross the Daintree River to enter the famous CREB Track and/or the Bloomfield track taking in the sights of the beautiful Bloomfield River waterfalls with countless creek crossings and mountainous tracks arriving at Homerule for your first nigh camping under the stars with a lovely campfire. Hot showers and cold beers await you – life is good!

Day 2 – Homerule to Lakefield NP (Rinyirru)-300 k’s

Depart Homerule at 8ish and head to Cooktown passing the strange and wonderul rock/boulder mountain called “Black Mountain” and onto the Stare Track which is full of great challenges, sandy sections and many creek crossing to really put your skills to use. You will notice the scenery change to Savannah Grasslands as we come to Kalpowar Crossing where we camp again under the stars and you have a fish if you want and spot a Croc. Showers, toilets, no mobile phone coverage.

Day 3 – Lakefield NP to Coen – 280k’s

Depart Kalpowar at 8ish by a track that will involve less frequented roads and tight sandy tracks with a few more creek crossings before meeting up with the support vehicle for refuel before you venture on more exciting trails and tracks taking you into Coen. Hot showers, toilets, Telstra phone coverage, a chance to recharge all your goPro’s, computers, cameras, mobile phones etc., and there are laundry facilities here if you need ($4 per load).

Day 4 – Coen to Moreton Telegraph Station – 261 k’s

Depart Coen heading on yet again more fabulous trails and tracks keeping you off the Peninsula Developmental Road arriving at Moreton Telegraph Station which is located on the lower Wenlock River where you can have a fish for Barra at Mike’s Barra hole if you feel up to it. Hot showers, toilets, no mobile phone coverage, pay phone box, laundry facilities.

Day 5 – Moreton Telegraph Station to Loyalty Beach Seisa, via the Full length of the old Telegraph track – 241 k’s

Our most challenging day!

We depart Moreton to ride the full length of the Old Telegraph Track with many sandstone river crossings, crystal clear streams and sandy trails of fun and challenges.The Old Telegraph Track is by far one of the most iconic destinations that every trail riding enthusiast wants to ride. Some companies will short cut this track at Fruit Bat Falls to rush you up to the Tip that same day.At North Queensland Trail Bike Adventures. you will enjoy riding the full length of the Old Telegraph Track and riding to the Tip of Cape York and pristine beachs and side tracks the following day. We will stop in the beautiful Fruit Bat Falls for lunch, refuel and a well deserved swim in natures own specially designed swimming pool which is super picturesque and a very popular spot for all travelling to the tip of Australia. After leaving Fruit Bat Falls our guides take you to another stunning swimming hole, Elliot/Twin Falls then its time to head on the remainder of the Telegraph Track to the Jardine River Ferry then continue on towards Bamaga and Seisa stopping at some historic WW2 aircraft crash sites then to our oceanfront camp at Loyalty Beach Campgrounds, where you can enjoy the amazing sunsets and the aqua blue shades of the ocean and revel in all its beauty. Hot showers, toilets, mobile phone coverage, laundry facilities.

Day 6 – Cape York Exploring the tip and 5 Beaches Ride- 131 k’s

Back on the bikes for your final days ride to venture through tropical rainforest that twists and turns till the very end of the tip then the last 200m is covered by foot over rocky escarpment to the most Norther Tip of mainland Australia. It’s time to cheer “we’ve made it!” and shake hands etc. After the tip we head out to Sommerset and do our awesome 5 beaches ride where the ocean and rocky headland scenery is spectacular and wild. Once back at Camp our famous “farewell dinner” of fish & chips at the Loyalty Beach Bar awaits you as the sun is going down over the horizon of the ocean.

Day 7 – Seisa – Thursday Island – Horn Island – Cairns

Time to say goodbye and head back to civilisation 🙂 . You will be transported by the Loyalty Beach Shuttle Bus to the dock at 7:15am to catch the ferry to Thursday Island, where you will be escorted on the Tursday Island Tour. After the tour the group will board McDonalds Ferry for Horn Island where you will be met at the wharf and be transferred to the Tin Shed Cafe for lunch, sandwiches, wraps, burgers etc. The cost is around $20, your expense. After lunch, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Cairns which leaves Horn Island.

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