With a variety of trails to suit all levels of riders and all incorporating the famous Bump track which led to the establishment of Port Douglas that we know today. The track was officially founded in 1875 to provide access from the gold mines to the coast, but was thought to have been an aboriginal hunting trail for many years prior. Apart from its history, the track includes lush tropical rainforest, tranquil streams and waterfalls. The trail itself undulates through single trail, cross country and downhill sections providing riders with some of the best riding and views Tropical North Queensland has to offer.
A gradual climb to start before you will descend into the valley below on a single trail. Riding on ex-forestry trails you will undulate through dry creek beds and small climbs as you make your way through dry eucalypt forests. Upon parking the bikes we will take a hike along the scenic creek side looking for different wildlife and plants before reaching the beautiful Hartley’s Falls and swimming hole. Back on the bikes it is a short cross country ride once again along the ex-forestry trails to the flat rock falls with Natural spa pools where the group will once again have time to look around and soak in everything this track has to offer. As we ride out of the valley up above Hartley's Creek, we will have the opportunity to see ocean views finishing the ride on isolated Wangetti Beach.
The first section is an easy single track/cross country trail right through to Robbins Creek where we stop for a breather and to take in the stunning scenery of the Ghost Gum trees surrounding the creek while looking for wildlife. The only real climb of the evening is out of Robbins Creek heading towards the landing. The real fun starts now as we descend down the fantastic downhill section of the ride including Slatey’s pinch. Reaching the bottom of the trail we will stop to appreciate the tranquil surrounds and brag about how you survived the infamous Bump Track at night! By far our most popular ride!
The Bump track is steep in places with plenty of history dating back to well before 1877 when it was first discovered. With the chance of seeing some great wildlife and reptiles this should be on your must do list while in Port Douglas. There’s also the spectacular Hartley’s Falls with great swimming holes and a rugged trail to follow. Or you have the option of the Black Mountain Road and Old Twin Bridges hike. Whatever your group size or your fitness is we have options to suit you or your group.