" Some would say that this is a return to the good old days of mountain biking. The trail is raw, tough, inspiring, adventurous and you need to be prepared to put everything on the line to beat the time cut off. Be safe, ride hard....there is a cold beer waiting for you at the end of this epic ride. "

Jarad Kohlar - COURSE DIRECTOR

STAGE 3 - MOUNTAIN BIKE

Inland from the immaculate paradise of Mission Beach lies the Gorrell Track. It’s an old road, forced through the jungle long ago, part of an effort to connect the tablelands to the coast, passing through some of the most densely vegetated slopes imaginable. It’s proper rainforest out there, the air is thick with moisture, soaked with adventure! While the whole trail is fire road, this is not a groomed ride, and the surface beneath you ranges from slippery clay to lumpy bits of black volcanic rock, with technical sections to conquer. The climbs are long, but the descents feel longer (and fast too), as the track plunges from valley to valley, with river crossings galore in between. Memorable from start to finish. 

STAGE STATS & PROFILE

STAGE # STAGE NAME DISCIPLINE DISTANCE ALT GAIN/LOSS EST FAST TIME EST SLOW TIME
Stage 3
Gorrell
Mountain Bike
53km
+1100m/-1600m
3hr 30m
5hr 20m

 * Fast and slow times are estimates and exclude transition stops!

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