Monday 13 May

Day 3 - Standley Chasm to Alice Springs

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70km ride

Soak up the quiet roads and stunning views of the West MacDonnel Ranges

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Standley Chasm

Activities & highlights

The day starts with a 40 minute return walk to the spectacular Standley Chasm, where you’ll learn about it’s place in the Iwupataka culture from a local guide.

Standley Chasm have organized the Angkerle Artists group from the local Arrernte community who develop their traditional art into small souvenir products to showcase their work to guests.

With a relaxed pace and a casual dinner back at Mercure Resort there will be plenty of time to wind down and go for a dip in the pool.

Key times

6:00AM: Breakfast at Glen Helen

7:00AM: Depart on bus to Standley Chasm / sunrise 

8:30AM: Optional walk through Standley Chasm followed by morning tea

9:30AM: Riders depart from Standley Chasm back to Alice Springs (route open 9:30AM – 5:00PM)

6:01PM: Sunset

6:30PM: Two course dinner and drinks

Standley Chasm

Route details

Distance: 70km | Climbing: 243m

Relax and enjoy today’s riding which will take you along the scenic Simpson’s Gap bike path and wind through bushland in the foothills of the West MacDonnell Ranges.

The quiet roads offer stunning views of the West Macdonnel Ranges with a rolling descent taking you back into Alice Springs at the end of the day.


View route


We’re back to enjoy the comfort of a Deluxe or Superior room at the four-star Mercure Resort Alice Springs. Don’t forget your bathers! 

Located on the Todd River and only five minutes from the town centre, rooms include double twin or king beds, natural lighting, bathroom amenities, free WIFI, tea and coffee making facilities and room service.

What's included?


  • Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, dinner
  • Standley Chasm walk
  • Superior Room at Mercure Resort Alice Springs


  • Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, dinner
  • Standley Chasm walk
  • Deluxe room at Mercure Resort Alice Springs

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