Cairns is a bicycle-friendly city
The city of Cairns has a comprehensive network of walking and cycling paths connecting the southern and northern suburbs with the CBD. With over 450km of off-road paths as well as many on-road bike lanes, Cairns Regional Council has created a two Cycling and Walking Guides. The guides detail comprehensive maps which show the best and safest routes around the city.
Trails and paths connect the city with waterfalls and swimming holes such as Crystal Cascades in the Redlynch Valley. The Red, Blue and Green Arrow (plus the Yellow Arrow which is under construction) are popular walking trails through rainforest a short bike ride from downtown Cairns in Edge Hill. The northern beaches suburbs like Clifton Beach and Palm Cove are connected by a shady bike path that runs parallel to the beach.
If you’re into mountain biking, Smithfield Mountain Bike Park is world class. Tucked in behind JCU, Smithfield is the traditional home of Australian mountain biking and has hosted the UCI World Championships. Ride Cairns is a great source on information for mountain bikers around Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands.
Download free Cairns Regional Council Cycling & Walking Guides
Hire a bike from Cairns Sharehouse
Don’t have a bike? No problem! Cairns Sharehouse has a bike rental service that is perfect for international students and travelers who don’t want the hassle of buying a bike while visiting Cairns. Hire a bike from as little as $12 per week (inhouse guests, minimum of four weeks). You don’t need to be staying at Cairns Sharehouse to rent one of their bikes, but priority is given to inhouse guests.