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Outback Odyssey

Bike 900km

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This epic ride will take you through the Australian Outback, one of the most spectacular places on earth. With 600 million years of secrets waiting to be revealed, it's home to one of the greatest adventures of your life. It's not as much a challenge as it is a life-changing experience! Each day is an adventure. We ride. We eat. We drink. We have a laugh.

How to enter the Outback Odyssey

  1. 900k

    Bike 900km
    AUD $800–AUD $1,230
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Outback Odyssey route

Mini Mawson One

Saturday 4 May - Adelaide to Lobethal 40km - Route Day 1

Sunday 5 May - Lobethal to Tanunda 73km - Route Day 2

Monday 6 May - Tanunda to Riverton 78km - Route Day 3

Tuesday 7 May - Riverton to Burra 87km - Route Day 4

Wednesday 8 May - Rest Day Burra Day 5

End Mini Mawson One

Start Mini Mawson Two

Mini Mawson Two

Thursday 9 May - Burra to Hallett 85km - Route Day 6

Friday 10 May - Hallett to Spalding 46km - Route Day 7

Saturday 11 May - Spalding to Laura 83km - Route Day 8

Sunday 12 May - Laura to Melrose 57km - Route Day 9

Monday 13 May - Rest Day Melrose - Day 10

End Mini Mawson Two

Start Mini Mawson Three

Mini Mawson Three

Tuesday 14 May - Melrose to Quorn 71km - Route Day 11

Wednesday 15 May - Quorn to Hawker 112km - Route Day 12

Thursday 16 May - Hawker to Rawnsley Park 94km - Route Day 13

Friday 17 May - Rawnsley Park to Wilpena Pound 26km - Route Day 14

Saturday 18 May - Wilpena Pound to Blinman 66km - Route Day 15


Sunday 19 May - Blinman to Adelaide by coach

End Outback Odyssey & Mini Mawson Three

Event Details

Raceday Logistics

Full Mawson: Adelaide - Blinman - 16 days : 4 May - 19 May

Mini Mawson 1: Adelaide to Burra - 5 days : 4 - 8 May

Mini Mawson 2: Burra to Melrose - 6 days : 8 - 13 May

Mini Mawson 3: Melrose to Blinman - 7 days : 13 - 19 May


Where does the ride start from?

Our start will be from the Bicycle SA office, 53 Carrington St, Adelaide.

What time does the ride leave Adelaide on the first day?

Official start time is 9am, so please be early to register and load your luggage. Parking plus coffee and croissants will be available from 7am. There will be a briefing at 8.40am before we head off along the banks of the Torrens and wave goodbye to the city.

What's the weather like in May?

May is a great time to be riding the Mawson Trail with relatively stable weather. The extreme heat of summer is gone and it's not yet time for the full onset of winter chills. Typically it's mild sunny days and cool nights - ideal for riding

Will there be cabin accommodation available on-route?

There may be the option of extra cabin/pub/B&B/motel accommodation in some places on route for riders to organise for themselves. You are more than welcome to do a combination of tent/cabin accommodation for the trip if you wish to have a few nights of luxury!

How do I get my bike from the Airport to the Adelaide CBD?

Adelaide Airport Flyer offers door-to-door minibus transfers from/to Adelaide aiport, outer suburbs and surrounding area. Door-to-door 7 day service. Reservation is appreciated at least 48 hours prior to travel.

Do I need to put my bike in a box for the coach transfer?

It is not necessary to pack your bike into a box for the coach transfer. We have plenty of cardboard/blankets to cushion the transported bikes. You may, however, have to turn the handlebars and / or remove the pedals, depending on the available space.

Outback Odyssey weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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IconLight breeze possible, up to 7mph

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