Captain Cook / Great Divide / Gillies Highway Day
For one truly memorable day ride you depart Cairns north up the Captain Cook Hwy to Kuranda. Then down the scenic Kennedy Hwy to Atherton where you pick up the Gillies highway, one of Australia's most legendary motorcycle roads with 258 corners in 19 km. At the end of the Gillies Highway you'll find Gordonville where you take the Bruce Highway back to Cairns. While this loop is only about 180 km you'll want to leave early so you can enjoy the splendor, stop for tea, relish the ride and still make it back to Cairns for dinner.