Escape to Cape York
TOUR I: May 30 – June 18 2021 (*Fully Booked)
TOUR II: July 11-21 2021 (*Fully Booked)
TOUR III: Aug 1-11 2021
TOUR IV: Aug 21-31 2021
2021 Tour Overview
The Topbike 2021 ‘Escape to Cape York’ will be 11 days (10 nights) fully supported, off the tourist route where possible, riding 40-110k a day (noting that there’s only one day over 100k), starting and finishing in Cairns.
We will take an inland route, after starting with the Bloomfield track, through rainforests, past beaches, through Cooktown, along old telegraph tracks finishing with a visit to the coast and the very top of Cape York, and a final night on Thursday Island, before your flight home (included) from Horn Island.
Camping wise, you’ll need a sleeping sheet and pillow, we’ll have all the rest.
Group size will be limited to 13, with 3 staff. There are plenty of opportunities for extra riding, if the planned day’s ride may not be enough for you.
2021 Tour Dates
ESCAPE to CAPE YORK (MTB)
I | May 30 – June 18 2021
II | July 11-21 2021
III | August 1– 11 2021
IV | August 21– 31 2021
2021 Tour Price: $6950.00 (AUD) (Per person)
Image Credit: Tourism & Events Queensland
Your tour guide/host for this tour, David Olle, spent most of the 1980’s working out of Cairns in the Northern Prawn Fishery, all around the Cape. Covering the east coast, Torres Straits and Gulf of Carpentaria. In the early 2000’s he raced the Crocodile Trophy, twice, traversing some of the roads we use in this tour.
We recommend a mountainbike or an Ebike (MTB) with at least 2.2” tyres as standard. Hire bikes/Ebikes can be organized at an additional cost.
Topbike Hire Bikes & Electric Bikes
Topbike Hire bikes can be organized at an additional cost. We have ten 2017 full carbon handmade Italian Casati bikes, all with di2, disc brakes and compact gearing. There’s also new Wiliers from 2018 and 2019.
Topbike Electric Bikes are also available: E-Bikes are a great option for those occasional riders or partners of riders who want to come on tour. All of Topbikes’ Cycling Tours are achievable by anyone on one of our E-Bikes.
We have ten Garmin 800s (with euro maps) available to use while on tour.
Tour Start / FinishCairns, QLD
Pick UpCairns Hotel / other location, TBA
Drop OffCairns Airport
Cycling Fitness/ExperienceAny + E-Bikes Available