Bike through spectacular scenery on easy, flat and safe trails
Cruise along quiet roads and tracks, drinking in the views
Ride through charming landscapes with vintage delights
Feel the breeze in your hair and gaze in awe at the beautiful vistas
Enjoy the local produce on offer along the way
The paths and trails used on this tour really enhance the trip as they are truly delightful to ride
Enjoy making new friends and experiencing culinary delights along the way
Cycle past and into incredible vineyards and soak up the picturesque landscapes
Savour the pleasant riding and appreciate the knowledge of your local experienced guide

Tour de South Australia Vineyards

Duration
6 days
Site savings
$28
From
$1,371 USD

This unique tour explores the famous Barossa, Clare Valley and equally impressive McLaren Vale wine regions via the seat of a bike. Fun, off-road cycling, beautiful scenery, iconic wine and sumptuous food all combine on this ultimate gourmet exploration. Biking on easy, safe and well laid off-road paths, you'll discover the incredible food and wine of South Australia on this fantastic cycling tour. Enjoy visiting world-class cellar doors for wine tastings; experience the Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley, and the Coast to Vines Rail Trail in McLaren Vale; savour the best of this gourmet region of Australia.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    6 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    1 - Easy
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
    Agricultural
  • Distance
    83.9 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    21 miles
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South Australia is already world famous for its wines and is quickly becoming equally as famous for cycling, especially with the successful Tour Down Under professional event in January each year. But perhaps what is less known is the network of wonderful, off-road trails that pass right through the heart of this beautiful region. South Australia has developed a fantastic network of cycling trails that make cycling safe, fun and accessible for just about anyone.

The cycling on this tour is relatively easy and could be completed by even a novice rider. With a guide on hand and a support vehicle never far away, it’s no wonder your focus will be on experiencing the incredible food, wine and scenery of amazing South Australia. This tour is the ultimate combination of fun, stress-free cycling, beautiful scenery and gourmet food and wine to savour.

The landscape varies across the three regions, from the vast rows of world-class vineyards and old farm trucks of the Barossa, to the historic cellar doors and Lutheran history of the Clare, to the more modern-feeling, ocean vistas of the McLaren Vale region. It all starts and ends in lovely Adelaide, fast becoming one of Australia's highest-rated tourist cities. In fact, Lonely Planet named Adelaide in the Top Ten Cities to Visit in 2018.

Join this guided small group tour or go self-guided (click here for the self-guided version of this tour); either way, savour this quintessential Australian experience.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

This tour is a near-complete package, including support, accommodations, and thoughtful extra touches.

  • 5 nights 4-star or equivalent quality accommodation
  • 4 x gourmet winery lunches
  • 4 x 2 course restaurant dinners
  • Breakfasts throughout
  • Driver and experienced local ‘ride with’ guide throughout
  • Vehicle support & luggage transfers
  • Exclusive wine making & tasting tutorial at Wirra Wirra vineyard in McLaren Vale
  • Environmentally friendly cycling water bottle
  • Lightweight fair trade cycling t-shirt
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • All wine tastings and produce stops (e.g., Maggie Beer's in Barossa)
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

There are a few things left to you, from flights to visas, although the tour operator will be happy to offer advice for the latter.

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

3 equipment options available
2 tour add-ons available