Tour of the Tropics is the re-branded Tour of the Tablelands cycling event which has been in operation since 1997. The former event focused on cycling in the Tablelands regions, where Tour of the Tropics looks to draw attention to the greater Far North region and what it has to offer.
Tour of the Tropics has come to life to incorporate not only a sporting event for cyclists, but a festival inspired food, wine and the community. The event is aimed at sporting professionals enthusiasts, leisure travelers and families of all ages.
Tour of the Tropics is about immersing yourself in the tropics and experiencing the wonderful fresh produce grown in Tropical North Queensland through the many food and beverage offerings available at each stage.
While enjoying the festivities you will also witness the cascading World Heritage Rainforest, lush green fields where the produce is grown, and the native flora and fauna present at each race destination throughout the three day event.
This event is unique as it starts in MIllaa Millaa on Friday 8th July and then continues through to the Atherton Tablelands and Gordonvale for the following two days (Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th July 2022), taking in the picturesque scenery of both destinations and showcasing a diverse array of landscapes and signature tourist attractions, before concluding with the Cairns Criterium and the backdrop of the newly constructed Crystalbook – Riley Hotel.
It is with great disappointment that we must convey the unfortunate news that the Tour of the Tropics has been reluctantly cancelled for this year. We understand that many of you were eagerly anticipating the event and we share in your disappointment.
The decision to cancel the race was not made lightly and was a result of several challenges that we all encountered this year. Among these challenges, we faced riders committed to overseas events, numerous late cancellations, and elevated travel and accommodation costs, all of which had a significant impact on our participation numbers and ability to provide a competitive and safe event.
To our sponsors and supporters, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support and continued commitment to the Tour of the Tropics. Your enthusiasm and dedication to our sport and the event have been a driving force for us, and we are truly grateful for your involvement in the event over the years.
Looking ahead, we are steadfast in our determination to overcome these challenges and ensure that the Tour of the Tropics returns as a resounding success in 2024. To achieve this, we are carefully considering revised dates for next year’s event. Our investigations have led us to believe that holding the event in September could be more optimal, ensuring no conflicts with other events that attract similar interest.
In closing, we want to reiterate our appreciation for your support and enthusiasm for the Tour of the Tropics. We remain committed to providing you with an exceptional and memorable event in the future.
Wishing you all the best in your cycling endeavours, and we eagerly look forward to welcoming you back to the Tour of the Tropics Cycling Race in 2024.