The legendary Outback town of Alice Springs is a quintessential Northern Territory stop: to fully appreciate the city's charms, explore on two wheels with a leisurely bicycle tour allowing access to sights beyond the beaten path. Arrange a private tour with respected local outfitter Outback Cycling that will tailor the experience to your style, be it a challenging mountain bike trail or a more leisurely ride. For instance, you might power up with a strong espresso at the Old Telegraph Station—the original site of Alice Springs in the 1870s—then peddle along the scenic banks of the Todd River, with breaks to visit the Olive Pink Botanical Gardens and explore indigenous culture at the Araluen Cultural Precinct. To get a dose of the Territory's lunar-like scenery, head along the Simpsons Gap Bike Path, which winds for 10 miles through the ruggedly beautiful West MacDonnell National Park.
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