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Larapinta Trail Team Challenge (Steps, Walking, Cycling, Running etc.)

Stretching from Alice Springs to Mount Sonder, this is one of Australia's finest walks.


The Larapinta Trail Challenge covers a distance of 222 kilometers (138 miles), offering a virtual adventure along one of Australia's most spectacular long-distance hiking trails. Whether walking, running, or cycling, this digital challenge allows you to experience the rugged beauty and unique landscapes of the Larapinta Trail from the comfort of your home.

How Far is the Larapinta Trail Challenge?

Embarking on the Larapinta Trail virtual challenge spans 222 kilometers (138 miles). This digital adventure lets you explore the dramatic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges, from the comfort of your home. As you log your kilometers, you'll virtually traverse through ancient gorges, picturesque valleys, and majestic mountain ranges.

How Long Would it Take to Walk the Larapinta Trail Challenge?

Walking the Larapinta Trail Challenge, covering 222 kilometers (138 miles), depends on your daily step count. If you log 40,000 steps a day, you could complete the journey in about 8 days. For those recording 26,000 steps daily, it would take around 13 days. A more leisurely pace of 13,000 steps a day would extend the challenge to approximately 26 days. This virtual challenge accommodates various fitness levels, allowing participants to enjoy the journey at their own pace.

How Long Would it Take to Cycle the Larapinta Trail Challenge?

Cycling the Larapinta Trail Challenge, covering 222 kilometers (138 miles), varies based on your daily distance. If you cycle 100 kilometers (62 miles) a day, you could complete the journey in about 3 days. At a pace of 70 kilometers (43 miles) daily, the journey would extend to around 4 days. For those cycling 50 kilometers (31 miles) daily, it would take approximately 5 days. This virtual cycling challenge caters to different fitness levels and schedules, ensuring a thrilling experience for all participants.

What's the Significance and History of the Larapinta Trail?

The Larapinta Trail is one of Australia's premier long-distance walking tracks, known for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Spanning the length of the West MacDonnell Ranges, the trail offers an unforgettable journey through one of the most remote and rugged parts of Australia. The trail's diverse scenery, including red sand dunes, rocky outcrops, and lush waterholes, provides a unique backdrop for this challenging adventure. The Larapinta Trail holds cultural significance for the Arrernte people, whose stories and connection to the land add depth to the experience.

How Can I Complete the Larapinta Trail Challenge?

You have two options for completing the challenge, depending on whether you want to go solo or collaborate with others. The first option is for each member of your team to individually complete the full challenge, racing against each other. The other option is to work as a team to collectively cover the distance, dividing the total kilometers among team members.

There are three ways to record your activities:

  1. Just daily steps
  2. All distance-based activities (e.g., cycling, running, walking)
  3. Our inclusive points system which allows you to do the equivalent amount of exercise as walking the route

How Do I Log Activities for the Larapinta Trail Challenge?

The Myles app integrates with over 30 fitness trackers, including Apple Health, Fitbit, Garmin, Google Fit, Strava, and many more. Your activities automatically sync to Myles for convenience. If you don't use a fitness tracker or need to add extra activities, you can also manually record your efforts.

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