Simpson’s Gap

Simpsons Gap

The Simpson’s Gap Bicycle path is an iconic ride for visitors who have a full day to spend in The Alice. The path is smooth with undulating foothills and guides its way below the West MacDonnell Ranges.

Things to note:

  • If cycling from town, expect a 50km round trip (8km from CDB to start of path, 17km from start of path to Simpson’s Gap)

  • The start of the cycle path begins opposite Flynn’s Grave (Mt Gillen) on Larapinta Drive

  • You may lose mobile phone service while on the path. There is a hot spot once at Simpson’s Gap in case of emergencies. There is also a ranger station up the road, towards the highway.

  • There are no cafe facilities at Simpson’s Gap. You will find public toilets, a rainwater tank and a mobile hot spot.

  • All riders should carry: a spares kit (tube, pump, multi-tool, tyre levers), plenty of water, food and mobile phone with full battery.

  • If hiring from Outback Cycling, we advise a Premium Mountain Bike or Electric Bike for this journey.

  • Find the map here