Outside the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Uluru (or Ayer’s Rock as it used to be known) is probably Australia’s most famous landmark and what better way to appreciate its beauty than from a bicycle saddle.
If you are in the ‘red centre’, take the time to experience the significance of this huge slab of sandstone by making the pilgrimage (462 kilometres from Alice Springs) to this sacred site to ride the 10-15km loop around the base of ‘The Rock’. This is a self guided ride at a pace to allow time to explore the beauty of this unique environment.
Cycling in Australia’s arid, red heartland provides a peaceful solitude with time to stop and enjoy the historic rock art and wondrous waterholes. It is a time to observe and connect with this sacred landscape in the heart of our stunning.
This is on my ‘Alice to Adelaide’ itinerary and I hope to be riding it in March, 2018.
- Name: Uluru Loop
- Region: Northern Territory
- Start: Kuniya Carpark
- Finish: Kuniya Carpark
- Length: 10-15km
- Time: 2-3 hours allowing time to enjoy the sights
- Type: Loop
- Difficulty: Loop
- Suitable for: Off-road, touring or mountain bikes
- Terrain: Generally flat but with a few “bumps”
- Surface: Gravel and compacted earth
- Hazards: None identified
- Signage: The main route is well sign posted, as are the attractions along the way
- Points of Interest: The rock of course, but also take a side trip out to Mutitjulu Waterhole and Kuniya Walk
- Best Times: All year round
- Facilities: The are no facilities on the loop and you are advised to take plenty of water