Darren Smith Memorial Route

Darren Smith Memorial Route
Distance: 48km
Difficulty: Easy
Surface Type: Road

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A Gold Coast must do!

Looking for a challenging ride that travels through rainforests, beaches and Instagram-worthy cafes? Look no further! Named after Olympic cyclist Darren Smith, this route runs along the coast between Point Danger, Coolangatta and Paradise Point. Notably, parts of the route are right on the coastline so you can pitstop at one of many glorious beaches for a bit of sun, surf and sand!

Related: Nerang National Park

Whilst challenging, the 48km Darren Smith Memorial Route is a great ride alongside a few friends. Go hard with your friends during the ride and wind-down afterwards at the beach for a picnic or delicious fish and chips.

A snapshot of the Darren Smith Memorial Route. 

Read the full Gold Coast Cycling Guide here.

Darren Smith Memorial Route

What’s In the Area?

FOOD: Head to Rockleigh Cafe near the beach in Coolangatta for a satisfying post-ride feed!

THINGS TO DO: Beaches, beaches, beaches! Pack something to swim in and head down to the water to cool off after your ride.

BIKE SHOP: Head to Currumbin Cycles for your coastal riding needs.

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