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