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Date: 8th Sept - 10th Sept 2013 
Duration: 3 Days and 2 nights. 3 actual days riding.
Distance: 155 miles (250 Km)
Avg Daily: 75 km
Bike Type: Road Bike
Terrain: Flat, downhill to up hill.
Group size: max 20.
Accommodation: Motels, hostels & cabins.
Meals: Breakfast, snacks and lunch provided for 3 days.
Charities you can Support: Botswana orphan project, Compassion Australia, ADRA Australia or Sonship
Registration fee: $150 (includes Professional cycle Jersey + Kuranda scenic rail trip
Sponsorship target: $2,500
Minimum fundraising: $1,250
Fitness Level: The tour caters to someone with an average level of fitness. There will be a fast and slow group.

North Queensland 3 day cycle challenge. Cairns to Flying fish point.

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    Day 1 Apollo bay

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    Day 1: Arrive in Cairns. It is a beautiful, fascinating tropical city - a melting pot of people and cultures that prides itself on its unique and friendly laid-back lifestyle.

    Cairns is the premier holiday spot for visitors from international destinations, other parts of Australia and a preferred stopover port for luxury cruise ships. Cairns, with its close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest is a Mecca for scuba divers, snorkelers', reef cruises, all types of fishing, rainforest walks, outback "bush" adventures, native bird and wildlife watching and tours of all shapes and sizes and adventure activities.

    Day 2:  Cairns to Yungaburra.

    We head north to the base of the ranges. We then catch the world famous Kuranda Historic Scenic Railway up into the mountains.  The picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda Village is just 25km northwest of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia and is surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest.

    Kuranda has come a long way from its initial origins as a centre for those choosing an alternative lifestyle in the late 60’s. Historic Buildings from the villages past now house a variety of upmarket restaurants, cafes and bars. It is still laid back, but with a style and sophistication that sets it apart from other Cairns Highlands Venues and Attractions.

    We then head South West towards Atherton Tablelands (also known as the Cairns Highlands) is 90kms south-west of Cairns ranges from 500m to 1280m above sea level and covers 620km. Cairns Highlands is renowned for its mild tropical climate and is spared the climatic extremes of floods, droughts and destructive cyclonic winds.

    The Atherton Tablelands is Tropical North Queensland's highland getaway. This mountainous plain is nestled between the Bellenden Ker Range and the Great Dividing Range, at an altitude ranging from 600m to 1100m. The air is cool and fresh. The flora is perpetually green and lush.

    Day 3: Yungaburra to Millaa Millaa In the Afternoon we will visit the World Heritage listed crater lakes - Barrine and Eacham. These are the blue icons of the green Tablelands. We will have a swim in the morning at Lake Eacham and then cycle down to Mount Hypipamee Crater. We will spend the night at the town of Millaa Millaa

    Day 4: Millaa Millaa to Flying fish point. In the morning we will cycle to the waterfall circuit near the town of Millaa Millaa. The waterfall circuit has five beautiful waterfalls around the town of Millaa Millaa. We will then head down from the mountains into the valley along the parmeston highway to the town of Innisfail and onto Flying fish point. We will have lunch at Flying Fish point. In the afternoon you will then have the option to catch the Tilt train back to Cairns.

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    What is Included?

    1. Accommodation (2 nights).
    2. Food. Breakfast, lunch & snacks. (Bananas, gourmet burgers, water, gatorade, energy bars, water melon, muffins etc.) More food than you can eat. 
    3. One way train ticket on Kuranda Historic rail. 
    4. Bike repair.
    5. A support van which carries your bags and are there to help and offer support during the ride.
    6. NQ tour guide.

    Recommended arrival date and time:

    We suggest you arrive no later than midday the day before the ride start, allowing you plenty of time to settle into your accommodation and set up your bike for the next day’s ride departure.

    Recommended departure date and time:
    We suggest you begin your onward travel the day after the tour finishes, allowing you sufficient time to pack up your bike and gear and get to your departure point whether it is the airport, train station or bus terminal.

    Closest airport to the destination:
    Start: Cairns,  QLD
    Finish: Cairns,  QLD

    Key airlines servicing Cairns:
    Qantas
    Jet Star
    Virgin Australia
    Interested in travel by train? Check http://www.queenslandrail.com.au for more info or call 13 16 17
    For bus transport or freight options check www.greyhound.com.au or call 1300 473 946

    How fit do I need to be and what training is required?
    If you have a good level of general fitness, are in good health and are a reasonably keen cyclist that is prepared to do some additional training you shouldn’t have a problem with our tours. As a guideline you should work on being able to comfortably ride at 20-25 km/h on the flat with consistency more important than speed.
    To get the most out of your ride leave plenty of time to build your kilometre total distance in training. In situations where you cannot complete a particular section of the ride for any reason we will always have support vehicles to transfer you and your bike or in the case where you have your own additional support vehicle you will provide that assistance to your team members.

    Is the riding safe?
    We have an excellent safety record and do our best to inform motorists so that they can drive accordingly, however cyclists have to play their part in keeping well over to the left. We have support vehicles on the road showing 'Caution Charity Ride'.

    Meals and food?
    Check tour details for meal inclusions on your ride. Our emphasis is on healthy fresh food.
     
    What is the accommodation like?
    We make sure our accommodation is the best location in each town whether it be a motel, hotel, cabins or similar. 

    How much money goes to charity?
    At 25000spins we pride ourselves on running professional trips at unbeatable value. Our core reason for running these cycle trips is to maximise the funds that actually reach the field and help children in need.
    The deposit amount you pay as a cyclists doesn’t fully cover the trip and event costs. For the first three years of operation 25000spins covered the balance of these trip costs. However as we expanded the number of trips offered and the number of people joining increased this was no longer sustainable.
    We invoice the balance (Trip costs – your deposit) of the trip costs back to the charity only when you successfully fundraise. If you don’t fundraise we don’t invoice the charity any money. We keep our trip costs as low as possible without impacting on your safety and enjoyment. We are able to keep our costs very low as all work is voluntary. 25000spins does not charge anything for the cost of organising its trips to the charity. All our time and efforts are voluntary.
     
    25000spins is a not for profit company with over 4 years experience running cycle tours in Australia and Europe. During the course of running our tours we have established a top reputation that has been earned through hard work and dedication and we sincerely care about every person on every tour. Our mission is to make awesome trips which give you the cyclists an amazing time while allowing you to give to three amazing charities which help solve the issues of poverty.

    Our community of loyal 25000spins riders that keep coming back year after year are testament to the high standard of tours that we provide. Check out our testimonials page for some recent feedback from our riders.

     
    Whats not included in the trip deposit.
    • Airfare and transportation to and from the tour pick-up/drop-off locations.
    • Accommodation before and after the tour.
    • Personal accident or travel insurance
    • Evening meals. Check tour details for more information.
    Do I need to carry anything on my bike?
    We suggest you carry a spare tube, tyre levels, water bottles. We transport your luggage, food & water. A detailed list of what is required will be sent to you prior to the trip departure.

    What sort of people join our rides?
    People from all parts of Australia and overseas. Ages generally range from 25 - 60. The mix of cyclists is usually 40% women & 60% men with a mix of singles, friends and couples. Most of our cyclists are passionate about making a difference to people in need.

    What type of bike is best?
    A comfortable racing bike, road bike or touring bike with a good seat and road tires with slick tread. A hybrid or mountain bike is also possible if you are comfortable riding the daily distances of the tour.

    Can I rent a bike?
    In Cairns too our knowledge there isn't places that rent suitable bikes for this trip.

    Do I need insurance?
    Yes. Travel insurance, or another personal accident insurance is compulsory on our 25000spins rides.

    Travelling Alone?
    No worries! You’ll find other like-minded cycling companions taking part.
     
    Can I speak to someone who has done one of your tours?
    We will be happy to give you the names and telephone numbers of people who have participated in the ride or a similar ride that you are considering. Another good place to look is our Feedback page.

    What if I need to cancel or change my tour?
    For cancellation and refund policies. Your deposit is not refunded in the event of cancellation.

    What to pack?
    We recommend you bring a soft bag or backpack. We advise that you pack as light as possible. {/tabs}

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