Cruise along quiet roads and tracks, drinking in the views
Just fantastic scenery all around as you leisurely cycle through the region
Spend some quality time with loved ones and enjoy the scenic views
Get ready to experience some wonderful wines along the way
Potter about through the landscape, visiting the cellar doors and sampling the wines
The paths and trails used on this tour really enhance the trip as they truly are delightful and enjoyable to ride
Experience wonderful culinary delights along the way
Cycle past and into incredible vineyards and soak up the picturesque landscapes
Savour the pleasant riding and informative signage along the route

Tour de South Australia Vineyards (Self Guided)

Duration
6 days
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$25
From
$1,189 USD

This self-guided 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. You'll enjoy visiting world-class cellar doors for wine tastings and cycle on well laid, off-road and relatively easy cycling trails across South Australia. Experience the Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley & the Coast to Vines Rail Trail in McLaren Vale and savour the best of this gourmet region of Australia.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
    Self-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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This tour is almost identical, with regards to the itinerary, with the other tour of the same name listed here. This is the self-guided version, where you travel independently, without a guide and group, but armed with extensive directions, maps and the tour operator a phone call away if you have any doubts. The benefit of self-guided tours are that you can travel at your own pace, albeit within a daily structure or loose itinerary, and that you can have your own privacy of travelling within your small group, couple or solo. All accommodations and lunches/dinners (where applicable) are booked for you but you do need to supply your own transport for days 2, 3 and 4. Day 5 sees you being picked up and dropped off at your hotel by the tour operator and taken on a guided day of cycling.

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. This tour is the ultimate combination of fun, stress-free cycling, with beautiful scenery and gourmet food and wine to savour. The landscape varies across the three regions, from vast rows of world-class vineyards and old farm trucks of the Barossa, to the historic cellar doors and Lutheran history in the Clare, to the more modern ocean vistas of the McLaren Vale region. And 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 10 Cities to Visit in 2018.

Join this self-guided tour or the guided version shown here; 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 wine tasting, accommodations, and thoughtful extra touches.

  • 5 nights 4-star or equivalent quality accommodation
  • 4 x gourmet winery lunches
  • Breakfasts throughout
  • All wine tastings and produce stops (e.g.: Maggie Beers in Barossa)
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 3 x Dinners
  • Detailed route instructions & trail map
  • Exclusive wine making & tasting tutorial at Wirra Wirra vineyard in McLaren Vale
  • Environmentally friendly cycling water bottle
  • Lightweight fair trade cycling t-shirt
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

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

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transport except on Day 5
  • 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