Great Outback Escape
You can’t visit Central Australia without experiencing the awe-inspiring and ever changing colours of the landscape, sacred Aboriginal culture, clear starry skies and the red dirt between your toes.
As part of your entry to The Great Outback Escape, you’ll receive meals each day, stay in three to five star accommodation and take part in a number of unique and one-off Red Centre experiences. Some of these include:
- Welcome to Country at Mecure
- Didgeridoo concert
- Welcome drinks and canapes
- Self-guided tour to Desert Park and telegraph station (Optional)
- Evening camp fire with marshmellows at Glen Helen Homestead
- Bush Food BBQ
- Tour of the Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
- Standley Chasm walk
- Angkerle Artists art project
- Standley Chasm art show
- King Canyon Rim Walk and champagne on the viewing deck
- Kings Canyon Helicopter ride (incl. lux ticket)
- Camel ride or quad biking at Kings Canyon (optional)
- Field of Light Sunrise breakfast
- Sounds of Silence dinner
- Bike transport (Melbourne to Alice springs return)
In addition to 8 days of unforgettable riding on the Great Outback Escape, there is a range of exciting activities available for you to book separately.
With everything from walking tours to helicopter rides on offer, there is something for everyone, depending on how you’d like to spend your spare time off the bike.
To customise your red centre experience, click the link below and browse through the list of all the activities available to book now.See activities
Here are the answers to your most common questions. If your question isn’t in the list, please contact us on 1800 639 634 or via our contact page
We recommend bringing any bike that you feel comfortable on for riding 100km+. If you opt for a road bike, we suggest using wider tires of around 28mm for the best riding experience.
Most airlines will allow you to travel with your bike for a handling fee (approx $25).
Bicycle Network will also be able to freight your bike from Melbourne to Alice Springs, and back.
Please see additional information about drop off and pick up locations below.
Yes, all coach transfers are included in the entry fee.
You may also elect to stay an extra night with us in Yulara, though we suggest pre-booking flights for your return leg well in advance.
Yes, helicopter rides are an optional extra for Premium tickets.
- 8 min flight – $95
- 15 min flight – $150
This will be available as a bookable extra soon.
We welcome expressions of interest from interested volunteers from the local community in the NT. Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Please send your details and experience through to email@example.com
You are welcome to bring your own sleeping bag / linen, although this will all be provided on the night (including tent, bed rolls and a sleeping bag).
The remaining balance payments are due by 5pm, Saturday 15 December, 2018.
As outlined in the Terms and Conditions, balance of payments not received by the 15 December will be deemed incomplete and Bicycle Network reserves the right to cancel the Ride Participant’s entry.
Bicycle Network is offering complimentary bike transport from Melbourne to Alice Springs (return) for Great Outback Escape riders.
Bikes will depart our workshop in Sunshine North on Tuesday 7 May 2019 and will be ready for your arrival at the Mercure Hotel on Saturday 11 May. Bikes will be returned to the workshop after the event.
Riders will need to drop off and collect bikes from the the Bicycle Network workshop before and after the event during the following times.
Bicycle Network workshop
- Wednesday 1 May: 9:00am – 3:00pm
- Saturday 4 May: 9:00am – 1:00pm
- Wednesday 22 May: 9:00am – 3:00pm
- Saturday 25 May: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Your bike must be clearly labelled and boxed or carefully wrapped (e.g. in bubble wrap) upon drop off.
The Bicycle Network team will take as much care as possible to look after your possessions, however, are not liable for damage to your bike in transit. Please refer to the event terms and conditions for more information.