043 769 6060 info@mtbtours.com.au

Login

Sign Up

After creating an account, you'll be able to track your payment status, track the confirmation and you can also rate the tour after you finished the tour.
Username*
Password*
Confirm Password*
First Name*
Last Name*
Email*
Phone*
Country*
* Creating an account means you're okay with our Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.

Already a member?

Login
043 769 6060 info@mtbtours.com.au

Login

Sign Up

After creating an account, you'll be able to track your payment status, track the confirmation and you can also rate the tour after you finished the tour.
Username*
Password*
Confirm Password*
First Name*
Last Name*
Email*
Phone*
Country*
* Creating an account means you're okay with our Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.

Already a member?

Login

Tour de Kids Red Centre Challenge 2019

0
Price
From$2,500
Price
From$2,500
Booking Form
Enquiry Form
Full Name*
Email Address*
Your Enquiry*
September 10, 2019
Select Package
  • Twin Share (Included)Shared Room 2 single bedsAvailable: 18 seats
  • Single Supplement (extra $400 not available N5)Own private roomAvailable: 7 seats

Proceed Booking

Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account

108

Why Book With Us?

  • No-hassle best price guarantee
  • Small group tours - 8 max
  • Hand-picked tours & activities
  • Book instantly & securely online

Get a Question?

Send us a message via our enquiry form on this page. We have an expert team that is happy to assist you.

info@mtbtours.com.au

7 days / 6 nights
Availability : Sept 10th - 16th
Alice Springs
Alice Springs
Min Age : 18
Max People : 19

For detailed Tour de Kids Red Centre Challenge 2019 information ⇒  TDK2019 Tour Info Sheet

Tour de Kids has committed to raise $1.2 million by 2020 to help fund Starlight Children’s Foundation’s Healthier Futures Initiative – supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children.  Together with Starlight, Tour de Kids aims to help close the gap between the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Non-Aboriginal and Non-Torres Strait Islander children.  This four-day mountain bike cycle ride plus a one-day community project day with the local Alice Springs community will provide support to continually expand Healthier Futures into Central Australia.

For more sponsorship and Healthier Futures Initiative information please Click Here

Photos
Tour Details
  • Type of ActivityMountain bike touring and X country
  • Recommended BikeMountain bike hardtail (dual suspension ok)
  • SurfaceSealed roads, dirt roads and single tracks
  • Difficulty LevelMedium
  • Riding DistancesTotal 300km (avg 50 - 75 km per day)
  • Other ActivitiesSwimming, walks and indigenous cultural visits
Summary

This amazing adventure for a good cause has a great mix of spectacular outback scenery, outback mountain biking on remote bitumen roads, crazy fun single tracks, awesome walks and refreshing gorge swims, this tour has it all.

Enjoy a comfortable stay in Alice before we start the challenge phase of this event and head out along the magnificent West MacDonnell ranges and then onto the impressive Kings Canyon before making our way back to Alice.

After an epic day mountain biking and sightseeing enjoy a cold beer, relaxing swim, comfy bed and great food. Everything is taken care off, so you can enjoy yourself on this totally amazing outback adventure.

Highlights
  • Riding the awesome and fun West Mac & Emily Gap single MTB trails
  • Enjoying a swim in one of the many pristine gorges
  • The vast and spectacular scenery everyday
  • The amazing Kings Canyon rim walk

Pick Up Time & Location

Bus pick up 1 pm, Alice Springs airport terminal, Alice Springs Northern Territory (Google Map).

Drop Off Time & Location

Bus drop off 11.30 am, Alice Springs airport terminal , Alice Springs, Northern Territory (Google Map).

Price Includes

  • 7 Nights Accomodation Twin Share (single supp extra)
  • 7 Continental Breakfasts
  • 7 Fresh Healthy Lunches
  • 6 Yummy Dinners
  • Morning Tea/Coffee and Cake
  • Cycling Snacks
  • Support Bus
  • Professional Tour Guide(S)
  • Bike Mechanical Support
  • Bike Storage Trailer

Price Excludes

  • MTB Hire (extra $200)
  • Pre and Post Tour Accomodation
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks & Alcohol

Complementaries

  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Sunscreen
  • Tissues
  • 2 Water Bottles
Videos
Map

Itinerary

Day 1 Alice Springs (A)

Arrive in Alice Springs via interstate flight. Bus transfer 1.00 pm airport pickup to the Double Tree in Alice. Meet and greet tour guides at hotel foyer at 2 pm. Set up hire bikes. Bike rental begins at 3 pm. Welcome to country ceremony before dinner at the Double Tree restaurant with the Larapinta trail walkers.

Total cycling – n/a
Surface – n/a
Other Activities – n/a
Accommodation – Double Tree by Hilton (hotel rooms with ensuite)

Day 2Alice Springs (A) Project visit day

Project visit day. Bus transfer 8.30 am hotel pickup to and from project visit time TBA. Project visit info TBA. 2 pm optional guided fun epic single-track ride of 25 km starting from the west side of Alice this time. The newly revamped “West Mac Trail” single track is awesome. A must do not to be missed trail. Bus transfer 6.45 pm hotel pick up to and from dinner in Alice Springs. Dinner venue TBA.

Total Cycling – 25km
Surface – Single track
Other Activities – n/a
Accomodation – Double Tree by Hilton (hotel rooms with ensuite)

Day 3Alice Springs (A) to Glen Helen (B)

Challenge starts. Bus transfer 8.30 am hotel pick up. Drive short distance to start of first ride, the fun 15 km Simpsons gap track, morning tea break, then cycle 45 km along the scenic bitumen to Ellery Big Hole for a swim and lunch break. More scenic afternoon bitumen cycle 40 km along West MacDonnell ranges with a short stop to see the ochre pits, an indigenous site where ochre was collected to use for paint, continue cycling to Glen Helen Lodge (B) where you can enjoy another amazing gorge swim a cold beer and heaven.

Total Cycling – 100km
Surface – Sealed roads & gravel tracks
Other Activities – Walks & swimming
Accomodation – Glen Helen Lodge (motel rooms with ensuite)

Day 4Glen Helen (B) Day trip

Cycle out of camp with no need to pack up. Enjoy a short scenic 10 km cycle to the amazing Ormiston Gorge. Enjoy the fantastic 1 hour “Ghost gum gorge loop walk” followed by morning tea. Then it’s a cycle up to Tyler’s Pass lookout then downhill totalling 45 km before we take a short detour of 5 km on dirt road into the sacred site known as Gosse’s Bluff (C) for lunch. After lunch we drive to the small community of Hermannsburg (D) to see the house of the famous aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira. We then head back to camp where you will be dropped off for an easy 20 km cycle back to camp. Enjoy a swim and cold beer.

Total Cycling – 80km
Surface – Sealed roads & dirt roads
Other Activities – Indigenous culture visit & swimming
Accomodation – Glen Helen Lodge (motel rooms with ensuite)

Day 5Glen Helen (B) to Kings Creek Station (E)

Today we leave the scenic West Macdonell ranges and head for the spectacular Kings Canyon region (E). We first drive to get some km done, about 2 hours’ drive on bitumen & gravel roads to a fantastic lookout that overlooks the Kings Canyon gorge area for morning tea. Cycle 30 km from lookout mostly downhill to the Kings Canyon Resort for lunch and a real coffee from the café. After lunch enjoy an easy 40 km road cycle to our nights camp at Kings Creek Station (E) a rustic remote working station. Has a pool and bar.

Total Cycling – 70km
Surface – Sealed roads & dirt roads
Other Activities – Swimming
Accomodation – Kings Creek Station (camping in tents)

Day 6Kings Creek Station (E) to Alice Springs (A)

Last day of the cycling tour and we have saved the best until last. Today we have 2 magic things to do. First up once we pack up, we will drive to Kings Canyon where we will do the spectacular “rim walk”. It takes about 2 hours, morning tea then back on the bus for a long drive back to Alice with a lunch stop along the way. The second treat of the day is to ride the awesome amazing 25 km mountain bike single track, the fast and flowy new “Emily Gap trail” at Alice, ride all the way back to the hotel before heading out for a farewell dinner in town. Bike rental finishes at 5 pm. Bus transfer 6.45 pm hotel pick up to and from dinner in Alice Springs. Dinner venue TBA.

Total Cycling – 25km
Surface – Single track
Other Activities – Walks & swimming
Accomodation – Double Tree by Hilton (hotel rooms with ensuite)

Day 7Alice Springs (A)

As the challenge comes to an end, today is a well earnt rest day where you can sleep in, clean any gear and get packed to fly home. Bus transfer 11.15 am to airport drop off from Double Tree to airport.

Total Cycling – n/a
Surface – n/a
Other Activities – n/a
Accommodation – n/a

Thank you to the following sponsors

Sponsors