Your 180km bike course will see you exit T1 at Palm Cove begin to head north onto the Captain Cook Highway towards Port Douglas. Along the way you will venture up to the iconic Rex Lookout soaking up breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and seaside rainforest that Tropical North Queensland and IRONMAN Cairns are famous for. As you arrive in Craiglie, you will take a left into Trezise Road and Spring Creek Road riding through the beautiful properties typical of the Douglas Shire Region. You will make a U-turn back towards the Captain Cook Highway where they will continue to Beor Street to be cheered on by the locals at the Northern Turn with music playing to pump you up as they head back south. The unique, undulating, and winding course will take athletes back to Palm Cove where you will start your second lap at the southern turnaround.
After completing your second lap you will cycle past Palm Cove and head slightly inland all while continuing south. You will then turn onto Yorkeys Knob Road and re-join the Captain Cook highway down into Cairns CBD. As you head into T2 at Fogarty Park you will be greeted by a bike catcher making for a smooth and speedy transition.