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Where you can hire a bike to go on a two wheel adventure in the Red Centre

Whether you’re an avid mountain biker or a casual weekend cyclist, there’s bicycling tracks & paths for everyone in the Red Centre. The common idea of getting about in the beautiful expanse of desert is in a four-wheel-drive or on the back of a camel - don’t get us wrong, both of those options are a lot of fun. But make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to check out some of the truly awesome mountain biking and cycling trails while you’re here for an experience you will never forget. 

With over 200km of mountain biking and cycling trails around Central Australia and some of the most expansive and beautiful scenery anywhere in the world, it can be both intimidating and easy to get lost. So your best bet is to stick with the two most popular areas for cycling, Uluru & Alice Springs. Both of these places have several excellent bike hire & cycle guides and won’t disappoint in their incredible scenery.

Uluru

If you’re around Uluru, you know there’s magic in the air. But there’s something truly special about a crisp morning bicycle ride, seeing the big rock in a way only possible peddling two wheels.

Outback Cycling

Outback Cycling Uluru offers bike hire and guidance for cycling in the area, with affordable prices to suit anyone’s budget. The standard rental price is $60 for 3 hours + helmet usage, but kids & toddlers can ride for $45 and $30 respectively. The company also offers prices with transfer to & from your hotel to make it a truly all in one adventure. 

It’s worth noting that when you’re hiring a bike from Outback Cycling, you’re going to be riding around the base track of Uluru, which is roughly 15km long. Depending on how fit (or keen) you are, this can take anywhere up to 3 hours to complete - but we would definitely recommend taking it slow so you can experience the beauty. So put on some sunscreen and take your time!

Outback Cycling Uluru are open 7 days a week from 07am to 11am and can be found at the Uluru Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, within the National Park.

 

Alice Springs

While Uluru is definitely an experience not to be missed, cycling around Alice Springs is also a fantastic experience & a great way to see all the sites like Alice Springs Telegraph Station. There are a couple different options for hiring a bike in Alice Springs, so we’ve listed them out below.

MyRide

MyRide have been around since 1975 and have long been the go to for bike hire in Alice Springs. With a moniker like ‘Bikes for Life’, you know that this is where you want to be for bicycle rental. They offer both Mountain Bikes & Recreational Bikes for hire on a 24-hour basis, starting at $60 and $40 respectively.

MyRide is open Mon-Fri from 09am to 5:30pm, Saturdays from 09am to 12pm and are closed on Sundays. The shop is located at 3/39 North, Stuart Highway, Alice Springs.

Red Centre Adventures

Red Centre Adventures are the avid cyclist’s dream bike hire company. They offer a range of different bikes from electric mountain bikes & town e-bikes, all the way to mountain bikes & stock standard kids’ bikes. Prices range from $40 per day for kids bikes to $85 per day for adult mountain bikes, with the electric versions being a little bit more expensive. What’s awesome about Red Centre Adventures is they also offer a very convenient $10 pick up & drop off option to your hotel! If you’re interested, the company also offers a range of other vehicle rental like scooters & mountain boards, as well as tours. 

Red Centre Adventures are open Mon-Fri from 09am to 5pm, Saturdays 08:30am to 12:30pm and are closed on Sundays. You can easily find them at Unit 1, 2 Ghan Road, Alice Springs.

Book Your Bicycle Experience Today

With incredible options at both Uluru & Alice Springs to experience the Red Centre on two wheels, what are you waiting for? All operators are incredibly friendly & highly experienced, so get in touch today and make sure you have the experience of a lifetime peddling around the beautiful Red Centre!

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