The Westside trails have changed, man! Yes, the East Side Trails are only 8 minutes away, but like we said before, Alice Springs is spoilt for choice. Similar to East Side and unlike the Telegraph Station with its café, water, toilets, and historical buildings, the West Side trails are stripped back to be nothing but pure mountain bike trails. They now host a more diverse trail experience with some of the top technical trails rivalling the best the Red Centre has to offer. Which is the best, East or West? The debate continues!
Well it does feel a bit like false advertising, but this isolated trail gained a nasty reputation smashing against the contours following a fence line northwest of Alice Springs. The trail has been realigned, sensibly working with the terrain rather than fighting it. The results are an epic ride, that once out on the trail, gives you nothing but singletrack for kilometre after glorious kilometre. A great trail for experienced riders who’ve warmed up on the other trails over the previous days, have their gear sorted and want the next challenge.