Escape to paradise! Over 1,250 riders enjoyed a picture perfect weekend in Port Douglas for the 2023 Port Douglas Gran Fondo. The feedback has been extremely positive, but if you thought this year was good, then just wait to see what we have in store for you 6-8 September 2024.


Get in quick to secure our cheapest prices. There will be a price rise on 1 December 2023 so secure your spot today.

Our advice? Book your accommodation now! Port Douglas is the perfect holiday destination. The Festival is just the perfect excuse to visit with the family and friends for a well-earned holiday.


The Port Douglas Gran Fondo Festival will be held in one of the most beautiful locations in the world, Tropical North Queensland. The three-day festival is the perfect excuse to visit and explore this stunning region.

The 136km and 100km Gran Fondo, the 60km Semi Fondo and the 48km Medio Fondo will be held on Sunday 8 September. These rides will be timed but are not a race, so you can choose to challenge yourself for a best time, or take the time to soak in the beautiful surroundings. Stop to take photos, enjoy the experience with family and friends and most importantly, stay safe.

The Port Douglas Gran Fondo courses will take you along Great Barrier Reef Drive between Port Douglas and Palm Cove, while taking in breathtaking views through the palm trees alongside the Coral Sea. This road will be fully closed to traffic to allow you to really enjoy the ride and scenic course.

Other events across the Festival weekend include the Hartley’s to Port MTB RaceLexus of Cairns Criterium, Hemingway’s Brewery Sprint, Choo Choos FREE Family Ride, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina Festival Expo, local live music and after party! The perfect excuse to bring the whole family to Port Douglas for a holiday.

While you are here, there are endless experiences to appeal to everyone. Jump on Quicksilver Cruises and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, see crocodiles up close at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, cuddle a koala at Wildlife Habitat, explore the Daintree Rainforest on a guided walk through Mossman Gorge, enjoy drinks on sunset at Hemingway’s Brewery, and so much more!

Ambassador – Mark Beretta

“The Port Douglas Gran Fondo Festival is one of the most incredible cycling experiences I have ever had!

The 2023 event was spectacular and everyone from across Australia, and around the world, had a fantastic time, not just on the ride, but with the whole Tropical North Queensland experience. It’s such a unique opportunity to enjoy one of the world’s most beautiful rides, in gorgeous sunshine at a beautiful time of the year.

With only 2,000 spots available, I’d highly recommend you enter today so you don’t miss out.

Talk to your family and your cycling mates, and arrange a holiday in paradise!

This is one of the most awesome events I’ve ever been involved with, and I’m proud to be telling everyone about.”

136Km Gran Fondo

100Km Gran Fondo

60Km Semi Fondo

48Km Medio Fondo

Hartley’s to Port MTB Race

Lexus of Cairns Criterium

$5,000 Prize Pool!

Hemingway’s Brewery Sprint

Choo Choos FREE Family Bike Ride

Crystalbrook Event EXPO

Featured Experiences

We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal People and Torres Strait Islander People as the first inhabitants of the nation. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which the Port Douglas Gran Fondo Festival takes place and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.