The stage plan of the 26th edition of the Crocodile Trophy will be a celebration of this iconic mountain bike stage race and an homage to the land it calls home: Australia.

It will showcase the beautiful landscapes of Tropical North Queensland covering 700 km and 14,000 vm.

After an adrenaline-packed prologue at Smithfield MTB Park we are taking you from the tropical surrounds of Cairns through the rainforests and onto the lush farming land and so typical Australian bushland of the Atherton Tablelands. The event then heads for the iconic Outback mining country near Herberton next and then stops in the tropical paradise that is the Skybury Coffee Plantation before winding its way further North and via majestic rainforest trails back towards the coast.

In 2020 again Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures will be hosting the stage finish on day seven! A real Aussie croc experience awaits us at their wildlife and adventure park before we finish on the magnificent Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas on day eight.

PROLOGUE – Smithfield (Cairns) (9 km / 353 vm)

STAGE 1 – Cairns – Ringers Rest (71 km / 1934 vm)

STAGE 2 – Ringers Rest – Ringers Rest (80 km / 1923 vm)

STAGE 3 – Ringers Rest – Wondecla (80 km / 2539 vm)

STAGE 4 – Wondecla – Wondecla (90 km / 2612 vm) “Queen Stage”

STAGE 5 – Wondecla – Skybury (120 km / 1933 vm)

STAGE 6 – Skybury – Skybury (125 km / 1463 vm)

STAGE 7 – Skybury – Hartley’s Croc Adventures (82 km / 740 vm)

STAGE 8 – Hartley’s Croc Adventures – Port Douglas (34 km / 900 vm) “Greg Parr Stage”

"You have to do it – once in your lifetime"