GRAN FONDO FESTIVAL
Prepare for an unforgettable adventure along the stunning Great Barrier Reef Drive, linking Port Douglas and Palm Cove. After the resounding success of our inaugural event in 2022, the Port Douglas Gran Fondo is makes a triumphant return in September each year!
This scenic drive, renowned as one of Australia's most picturesque routes, can be savored safely on two wheels. Whether you seek an exhilarating challenge or prefer to leisurely explore the breathtaking surroundings with family and friends, our festival has something for everyone. Road bike or mountain bike enthusiast? We have races tailored to your preferences.
A Tropical Paradise Awaits The Port Douglas Gran Fondo Festival unfolds in the breathtaking setting of Tropical North Queensland, one of the world's most beautiful locations. This three-day extravaganza offers the perfect opportunity to explore this stunning region. The Port Douglas Gran Fondo courses traverse the Great Barrier Reef Drive between Port Douglas and Palm Cove, offering awe-inspiring views amid palm trees along the Coral Sea. This road will be fully closed to traffic, ensuring you can fully immerse yourself in the ride and the spectacular course.
More Than Just a Ride The festival weekend also includes a variety of events to delight all enthusiasts. From the Hartley’s to Port MTB Race to the Cairns Post Criterium, Hemingway’s Brewery Sprint, Choo Choos FREE Family Ride, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina Festival Expo, local live music, and an exciting after-party, there's something for everyone. It's the perfect reason to bring the entire family to Port Douglas for a memorable holiday.
While you're here, indulge in endless experiences, from snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver Cruises and getting up close with crocodiles at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures to cuddling koalas at Wildlife Habitat, exploring the Daintree Rainforest on a guided Mossman Gorge walk, enjoying sunset drinks at Hemingway’s Brewery, and so much more!"