The Making Of Our Multi-Day Tours
The whole team here at Biked are counting down the days until we can set out on our first 4 day tour with our MTB Super Pass starting on the 15th of April, and our Gravel Tours starting on the 29th of April.
Planning these tours has been an amazing journey in itself for us, as they both offer such different experiences. So what is it that we’ve been working on over here at Biked HQ? What’s all the fuss about?
Our MTB Super Pass tour is a hands on, no holds barred adventuring experience, taking our experienced rider guests through the most thrilling mountain bike parks that the great Far North has to offer - starting down in Smithfield (and if you’ve ridden at the Smithfield Park before, you would know why we call it The Mother Of All Mountains).
We ride out, go hard, then take a rest to prepare ourselves to get back out again tomorrow. On our second day, we ride some local hidden gem trails at the Atherton MTB Park, and stay up there for the night with one of our accomodation partners. The very next day, we’re bringing our adrenalin levels to a peak with the Davies’ Creek tracks, then we’re taking our 4th and final day to ride through the she-oaks and eucalyptus trees Bump Track at Port Douglas, ending our tour with a ride along Four Mile Beach.
On the other hand, our Road Less Travelled Gravel Tour guides our guests of all riding ability around the Tablelands over four full days of adventuring through the region - beginning from the Gillies Range and riding up to the history-steeped Herberton and into the heart of the Tablelands, Atherton.
From Atherton, we ride around Lake Tinaroo with its expansive waterfront sights, and power on through to the charming country town of Mareeba, where we stay for our second night. The lush green mountain village of Kuranda is our destination for the third day of riding, before we finish up in the one and only Port Douglas on our final day, a truly tropical end to the journey.
We were incredibly lucky to have Vin on our tours team - Vin has mapped out quite a few tours before in his home country, taking cyclists of all kinds out to see the beautiful islands of Sicily and Sardinia in Italy, and even taken tours through the Alps and Himalayas.
He came into this role prepared to show off all the region has to offer, and knew he would have to take a different approach in how we created our routes - taking our guests through destination spots while managing the distance covered in each day to find that perfect sweet spot between the amount of energy spent, and the amount of fun there is to be had. Finding ways to ride through ancient bushlands, dense rainforests, and along the sun-soaked beaches.
Our team carefully plotted out routes on our maps, taking into account all of our transport needs, accomodation, and the sights that would become the highlights of our days. Once we had a rough guide plotted out, Vin and Nick would take days out from the shop to follow the routes, considering any areas that may have presented issues, and then working together to improve the overall experience.
Once we had our routes finalised, we got in touch with our accomodation and catering partners to put together some top tier hospitality services, allowing us all to fuel up and recover in between those magical days on the trails. We’ve put together our on-board mechanic kits, got our standby vehicle sorted, and ensured that our e-mountain and e-gravel bikes are in the best condition for the adventures ahead.
We can’t wait for you to join us on our MTB Super Pass and Road Less Travelled tours. For more information on these tours and how to reserve your seats, please click here for the EMTB tours, or click here for the E-Gravel tours.