JULY 13 - AUG 30

ride the port douglas gran fondo, exclusively on FulGaz

Join the Virtual Port Douglas Gran Fondo and immerse yourself in the beauty of Tropical Far North Queensland. Experience a course through one of the world’s most beautiful locations right from your home.

The Virtual Port Douglas Gran Fondo takes you along Great Barrier Reef Drive between Port Douglas and Palm Cove, with breathtaking views through the palm trees alongside the Coral Sea. 

This is the only way to experience the full 100km route outside of race day and it’s exclusive to FulGaz, we encourage you to take part in the virtual event and join us in September for the real thing!

  1. Choose your event distance with two race categories to pick from: Three ‘Sprint’ Segments or the full 100km Gran Fondo in one go.
  2. New users to FulGaz need to register for free to unlock an extended 30-Day free trial.
  3. Start riding! You have from the July 13 to August 30 to complete your chosen event distance. 

Existing FulGaz users won’t need to register, this event will be visible on your FulGaz home screen from Thursday 11 July. 

We highly recommend downloading rides ahead of riding for the best possible ride experience. 

Sprint SEGMENTS

The ‘Sprint Series’ will see riders tackle the 100km course broken up into three segments. These segments will  take riders between 1 hour and 1.5 hours, shorter segments to fit into your schedule. 

100km Gran fondo

Take on the full 100km Gran Fondo in one ride. Perfect for those entering the race this year so you know exactly what lies ahead on event day and how to pace your effort.

100km Port Douglas Gran Fondo 2023

The Port Douglas Gran Fondo has several different lengths, this is the most popular 100k distance, with over 500 metres of climbing. Heading south on the Captain Cook Highway you’ll be overlooking the Coral Sea and the still waters inside the Great Barrier Reef. A quick lap around Palm Cove and back onto the Captain Cook Highway heading north to the finish in Port Douglas.

Distance

100km

Elevation

592m

Duration

04:04:00

Sprint Segment 1 - Start to Rex Lookout

Experience an early morning start during the 2023 Port Douglas Gran Fondo as riders roll out of Port Douglas and journey south. The start of this ride is pretty flat with a couple of rolling hills before you turn right and get back onto the Captain Cook highway. This first section ends at the aid station atop Rex lookout and the views are well worth the effort!

Distance

29.36km

Elevation

196m

Duration

01:15:00

Sprint Segment 2 - Rex Lookout to Palm Cove return

This segment starts with a fast downhill descent from Rex’s Lookout where you will find just one of the many aid stations on course. You will journey along the stunning coast line to find another aid station nestled along the beachfront in Palm Cove before making a u-turn to turn back north. Watch out for the Pink TuTu Peloton in this section, you won’t miss them. This ride ends after the timed KOM/QOM segment atop of Rex Lookout.

Distance

39.04km

Elevation

249m

Duration

01:42:00

Sprint Segment 3 - Rex Lookout to Finish

After a quick rest at Rex’s lookout, it’s now the home stretch following the course in reverse before heading into Port Douglas and taking a quicker route into the finish line at the Marina. Finish this one and it’s cold towels and beers at the finish line!

Distance

27.57km

Elevation

147m

Duration

01:07:00

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