Cairns Tour : Cairns - Mareeba - Atherton - Gordonvale (AUS_TTC 8)

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5 star route rating
Corners : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Straights : 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0
Scenery : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Visibility : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Police Presence : green 3 Motorcycle Road3.0
Hazards : green 3 Motorcycle Road3.0

Route Added By : rabbit
Date : January 13, 2017
Length : 131 kms / 81.4 miles
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Road Type : Rural
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January 13, 2017 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

This very twisty and scenic loop from Cairns takes in the Gillies Highway (Hwy 52 to Atherton) It is a constant climb up the Gillies Range famous for its 263 bends and 800 metres in elevation over 19 kilometres of road, one of Australia’s finest motorcycling roads. The complete is a joining of local favourite routes in a beautiful environment as is so often the case for the best motorcycling roads. The Little Mulgrave National Park is a particularly noteworthy treat. As you climb the range you will notice the temperature drop, the air become fresher, and you will encounter spectacular lookouts along the way which enable you to take in the view of the valleys deep in the Great Dividing Range. From Atherton, the road Joins Highway 1 and heads north then east back towards Cairns. There are some lovely naturally scenic sections as you go, ending in another frenzied series of twisties before returning to Cairns.

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