The hype is real. There's no Instagram filter needed on these trails. Engaging MTB trails built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers.
From the lushness of the Top End (Darwin) to the desert of the Red Centre (Alice Springs), you can get off-road and get on-track and immerse in the diverse environments of - Australia's Northern Territory. National Park managers are working hard to get mountain bikers more access to some of the nation’s most iconic locations. So come riding with us and check them out!
With hundreds of kilometres of hand-built singletrack, Alice Springs offers more singletrack smiles during the winter months than anywhere else in Australia. If you want generic, forgettable machine built flow trails, this isn’t it. Berm, berm, huck and repeat? No thanks. How about trails that surgically slot you through rocky outcrops? Or trails that leave the world behind, relentlessly snaking around rolling hills without a sign of civilisation? It isn’t a slog fest. The trails have flow, allowing you to hold speed but demand skill and your attention as you round yet another terraced hand-built corner over sweeping vistas. With numerous trail networks surrounding Alice, you don’t even need a car to access singletrack, just ride from your hotel front door.
Many trailheads start and finish at the Telegraph Station where the café offers a great place to replenish your energy levels after a morning of slaying the trails. The local mountain biking association, Central Australian Rough Riders, often has social rides to join and can provide sound advice for the desert conditions, which can be quite unforgiving on your body, not to mention your tyres. Or, join the MTB adventure of a lifetime and ride with the experts on a tour with Outback Cycling. If you left your gear behind they'll also deck you out with everything you need to create your own outback MTB adventure.