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Cycling the Australian outback – now that’s adventure!

The Australian outback encompasses a large land mass, vast distances, incredible scenery and is not what most people would think of as ‘ideal’ cycling terrain. However each year a greater number of people are discovering the unique experiences provided by Remote Outback Cycle Tours (ROC), as they escape to long dreamed of destinations. The style of travel is as adventurous as personal fitness allows.

From tri-athlete to the novice rider, 16 year olds to veterans, our ROC guides delight in supplying a fully supported itinerary which ensures a unique, hassle free holiday unrivalled in the big, beautiful country.

ROC Tours Australia was established in 1993 and is a local family owned company. Our philosophy has been to step outside the normal idea of a tour. Our focus has been to cater for those people wanting more variety and adventure than what is available on a regular tour.

ROC Tours have been combining mountain biking with outback four wheel driving in order to cater for those adventurers who crave more than just a bus tour. However, non cycling tours are now also available.

There are now ten tour options available from ROC and all are listed in our award winning website: www.cycletours.com.au. Tour destinations include world class attractions such as Uluru (Ayers Rock), The Bungle Bungle National Park, Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, Katherine Gorge, Cable Beach in Broome, Munda Biddi Trail, The Pinnacles, Margaret River and the beautiful beaches of Esperance.

Whether you have just taken up riding or enjoy cycling pursuits on a regular basis, ROC are sure you will be more than happy with ROC’s unique itineraries. We look forward to cycling the outback with you.

Touring Options

RT9 Pinnacles at Sunset

This overnight adventure departs at 1200 (sleep in!) and makes its first stop at Iron Bark brewery and Lilac Hill Estate winery in the beautiful Swan Valley. Driving north, we experience the wide open spaces and bush land (with wildflowers in season) and arrive at the Pinnacles at sunset! There is plenty of time to explore the area, and it’s the best time of the day to photograph these amazing formations (with less crowds). Sunset is also a great time to see some Australian Wildlife, such as kangaroos and emus.

After enjoying dinner at Cervantes, we roll out our swags under the stars! (tents are also available)

Waking early, we enjoy breakfast and then travel down the highway towards the bush for an off-road, four wheel driving experience. We arrive at the sand dunes on the outskirts of the fishing town, Lancelin, for an opportunity to try sand surfing. This is followed by a swim at the beach, then it’s a short drive down the road to Perth returning at approximately 1200.

RT6 The Oodnadatta Track to Clare Vineyards

Alice Springs to Adelaide. This seven day cycling and four wheel drive experience takes us from Alice Springs through the opal mining town of Coober Pedy, down the Oodnadatta Track onto the Flinders Range in South Australia. After cycling some of the Mawson Trail, travellers have the luxury of wine tasting and relaxation as we journey through the Clare Valley wine region and on to Adelaide. Tour Code: RT6

RT7 Nullarbor to Margaret River Wine Region

Adelaide to Perth. This adventure tour provides travellers with the opportunity to cycle along some of the infamous Nullarbor Plain before detouring south to beautiful Esperance. The final days of the tour are in sharp contrast to the beginning as we travel on up to Perth via the majestic Karri forests and vineyards of the Margaret River Region of the south west of Western Australia.

RT4 Litchfield and Kakadu Explorer

Darwin return to Darwin. This four day adventure offers unique cycling in and around the many extra-ordinary and scenic attractions of Kakadu and Litchfield national parks. Tour Code: RT4

RT5 Gibb River Road Cycling Experience

Darwin to Broome. From Darwin through to the Bungle Bungle National Park and onto the Kimberley’s famous Gibb River Road, this tour has it all. Eleven days of cycling, swimming, bush walking and four wheel driving from one majestic gorge to the next. Tour Code: RT5

RT1 Great Victoria Desert Cycling Experience

Perth to Uluru/Ayers Rock. Cycling and four wheel driving across the vast and picturesque expanses of the Great Victoria Desert is an amazing experience, with superb bush camping! The ultimate reward is cycling towards the awesome monolith, Uluru/Ayers Rock. Tour Code: RT1

RT2 MacDonnell Ranges Cycling Adventure

Uluru/Ayers Rock to Alice Springs. Fully supported cycle tour from Uluru to Alice Springs, we explore the Western MacDonnell Ranges, Palm Valley, Kings Canyon, Ormiston Gorge and Glen Helen by four wheel drive and mountain bike. Tour Code: RT2

RT3 Katherine and Kakadu Explorer

Alice Springs to Darwin. This cycling adventure takes us up the Stuart Highway visiting the Devils Marbles and an old bush pub, Mataranka thermal pool, ancient Katherine Gorge region, before spending two fantastic days in Kakadu National Park. Tour Code: RT3

RT8 Munda Biddi Trail Cycling Adventure

Cycle Western Australia’s new long distance off-road cycle trail fully supported. Departing from Perth we drive up to Mundaring in the Perth hills for an introduction and visit to Muncaring Weir. We then travel from Mundaring to the Perth Observatory to commence cycling along Western Australia’s new long distance off-road cycle track, the Munda Biddi Trail. Munda Biddi means ‘Path Through the Forest’ in the Nyoongar Aboriginal language.

Cycling from camp, we join back on the trail and stop at Gleneagle picnic area for morning tea and a break. Then it is back in the saddle and continue cycling along the trail to the Balmoral Prisoner of War camp, a great place to enjoy a well-deserved lunch break before heading off to the tranquil township of Jarrahdale. Situated 50 kilometres from Perth in the Jarrah forests of the Darling Scarp, there is much to see and do in this forest mining town. There will be time to take a walk around this historical township before enjoying dinner around the campfire. Showers and toilet facilities are available at the Jarrahdale campsite.

Riding from camp, we stop for lunch along the trail to take in the natural Australian bushland. During your adventure, you will encounter wildlife and plants not found anywhere else in the world. Kangaroos, emus, black cockatoos (red tail and white tail), reptiles and wildflowers and more. Continuing along the Munda Biddi trail, we cycling on to Whittaker’s Mill for dinner and camping.

Our last day is spent riding to Turner Hill mountain bike track for morning tea and then pushing on to Oakley Dam for a refreshing, well-deserved swim and lunch. If time permits, we will venture on to Dwellingup, a small settlement situated on top of an escarpment surrounded by a state forest. By now we have cycled approximately 158 km of the Munda Biddi, a world class bush cycle trail. We have experienced majestic forests, rolling hills and amazing flora and fauna. It is time to put the bikes up and join the crew in the support vehicle to travel back to Perth arriving at approximately 4pm.

Activites and Experiences at ROC Tours Australia

  • National Tourism Accreditation Program
  • Barbecue
  • Mountain Biking
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Caving
  • Cruising
  • Cycling
  • Flora
  • Sandboarding
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Public Transport
  • Active Requiring energetic action by participant
  • Adventure Unusual and exciting experience or an endurance race consisting of a variety of adventure activities
  • Beach
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Food and Wine
  • Health and Fitness State of wellbeing in body and in mind
  • National Park A national park is an area that is recognised for its natural features that are protected by controlled access and usage
  • Off road
  • Outback Remote and usually uninhibited or sparesely inhabited areas of Australia
  • Remote Remote and usually uninhabited or sparsely inhabitd areas of Australia
  • Soft Adventure
  • Sport Bushwalking
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife
  • English
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Empty Nesters
  • Group
  • Single
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Bankcard
  • Cheques Bank
  • Cash
  • MasterCard
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa
  • Air-conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Meal
  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Bicycle

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