OTHER AC­TIV­I­TIES

Australian Mountain Bike - - Mtb Tourism: Alice Springs -

As Alice is a tourist cen­tre there’s plenty to do, and most ac­tiv­i­ties come with pick-up and drop-off ser­vices to your ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Here are some rec­om­men­da­tions from Tourism NT and AMB on the per­fect ac­tiv­i­ties to com­ple­ment your rid­ing hol­i­day.

ED­U­CA­TION

Visit the Alice Springs Desert Park and see the bird and state of the art noc­tur­nal en­clo­sures to learn about na­tive wildlife and plants – it’ll give you some great knowl­edge to help iden­tify what you’re look­ing at on the trails.

AAT Kings run guided tours to places of great nat­u­ral beauty, like Finke Gorge, and Palm Springs, too far to get to by bike.

ADRENALIN

If you want to see how fast you can go on loose dou­ble track, book an Out­back Quad Ad­ven­ture on the his­toric Un­doolya sta­tion.

RE­LAX­ATION

Swap your bike for a camel with Pyn­gan Camel Tours. These ‘ships of the desert’ are a great way to get an­other per­spec­tive on the desert – from over 2 me­tres up, and the per­fect way to watch a sun­set.

If you’re in­ter­ested in go­ing even higher, Out­back Bal­loon­ing can pick you up be­fore dawn and float you high above the desert as the sun rises. If you’re lucky you’ll get Ronn Slusser for a pi­lot and can talk trail while you’re up there.

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