Thursday 16 May

Day 6 - Yulara to Uluru return

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48km ride

Spend a day in the heart of the “Red Centre” with a sunrise at Uluru that you’ll treasure forever (even with the early wake up!)

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Activities & highlights

It’s an early start today but one to treasure! Enjoy field of light in the darkness and take a self guided tour through stunning field before watching the sunrise from a viewing platform with the backdrop of Uluru over breakfast.

During the day you’ll have time to ride a full loop of Uluru, stop in at the cultural centre and take a stroll to the Mutijulu waterhole

The afternoon and evening are open for you to enjoy some free time – there’s plenty of activities to choose from, or you can simply kick back and relax.

Key times

5:45AM: Bus departs for Field of Lights

6:00AM: Self-guided tour through the Field of Light before sitting down to breakfast at sunrise (7:01AM)

8:15AM: Bus takes riders back to accommodation

9:00AM – 1:00PM: Riders head out on Uluru loop, with on-road support from Bicycle Network (route open 9:00AM – 1:00PM)

From 12:00PM: Enjoy additional activity options – see activities here

5:59PM: Sunset

Uluru sunrise

Route details

Cycling around Uluru
Distance: 48km | 147m climbing

Today’s riding covers some easy, undulating terrain ride out and around Uluru. You’ll be taking in magical views of Uluru from every angle and discovering hidden gem such as Mutikulu Waterhole – today’s rest stop.

View route


For the final couple of nights, you'll be staying in either The Lost Camel (Premium) or Sails in the Desert (Lux).


The Lost Camel - Voyages

Opening in July 2018, the Lost Camel Hotel is a contemporary and fun, boutique-style hotel conveniently located only 20 minutes away from Uluru.

Each room feature a deliciously comfortable King Bed (can be separated into two single beds) and a bathroom with a separate shower, toilet and open-plan vanity.

Lost Camel Hotel


Sails in the Desert - Voyages

Sails in the desert is a five-star hotel featuring an expansive gumtree lined swimming pool and a diversity of modern lounge options (see image below).

Relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and culinary temptations in the Walpa Lobby Bar.

Sails in the desert

What's included?


  • Famous Field of Light breakfast
  • Room at the Lost Camel Hotel


  • Famous Field of Light breakfast
  • Room at Sails in the Desert

Optional extras

  • Bush food experience: Introduction to indigenous bush food and cooking demonstration.
  • Gardens walk (self guided and guide options):  The perfect opportunity to learn about the intricacies of an outback garden at Desert Gardens Hotel. Learn how Indigenous people traditionally lived by using the bush for food and medicinal purposes.

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