Peaceful surrounds, excellent adventures and delicious food and wine make up this fun tour
Bike through the wonderful scenery of the Barossa and Clare Valley
Leisurely pedal through the serene surrounds
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
Tuck into the delicious cuisine included in the tour, and sample some of the finest wines

Cycling Tour Barossa & Clare Valley (Self Guided)

3 days
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$507 USD

This 3-day cycling tour in the Barossa and Clare Valley lets you discover the incredible food and wine highlights of South Australia at your own pace. This a self-guided itinerary, so you can cycle at your own pace, stop for as long as you want at the designated stops, and explore places off the beaten path if your heart desires. Having said that, support is never far away with a phone call if assistance is required. Join this wonderful cycling tour through rolling vineyards, some of Australia’s oldest cellar doors and world-class wines. Cycle the off-road paths available including the length of the wonderful Riesling Rail Trail in the Clare Valley. Enjoy!

  • Category
    For Food Lovers
  • Type
  • Duration
    3 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    65.2 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    21.7 miles
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Tour de Vines
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  • Where does the tour start and end?

    The tour starts in Nuriootpa and ends in Auburn. Nuriootpa is a 90-minute scenic drive from Adelaide and Auburn is a 2-hour drive from Adelaide.

    Fly in/out of Adelaide Airport (ADL).

    The easiest and recommended way to participate in this tour is with your own vehicle (no bike transport is required so any small or medium car is fine). Various hire car companies operate from Adelaide and on sites like you can compare all the major car rental firms to get the best price. Or use popular car hire firms, such as Thrifty or Avis.

    You will need to arrange your own transfers to get to the start point and between Barossa and Clare and return.  Transfers throughout can be provided for an additional fee of $750 AUD per group.

    At your first night's accommodation in Auburn, vehicles can be safely parked and left at the rear.  Bikes & your luggage will be taken care of by the operator.  Remember to let the tour operator know if you make any purchases that need collection ie. wine along the ride.  On your last day, you’ll be cycling back to Auburn where you can return your bike at the hotel and your luggage will be waiting.  Then you can jump in your car and head to wherever you’d like to go.

  • How long is the tour? How many days riding?

    The tour is 3 days long with 3 days cycling.

  • What's the tour like?

    The cycling is predominantly off road using the paved Barossa trail and the fantastic Riesling Rail Trail in the Clare.  Being self-guided you can ride as little or as much as you like (as long as you make the lunch bookings which are well worth a little effort).  This tour is fully supported with luggage transfers, on-call support, bikes, helmets, maps, directions and printed itineraries all provided.

  • Can I rent a bike?

    Yes. A 24 Gear Trek FX 7.2 Hybrid is available to hire. Alternatively, you can bring your own bike if you wish by prior arrangement.

    E-bikes are also available to hire if you prefer to have some electric assistance.

  • Is there a minimum age?

    Yes, 18 is the minimum age for the tour.

  • If I'm traveling on my own, do I have to pay more?

    If you are traveling alone, or are traveling with a group and wish to have your own room, a single supplement is payable.

  • Are helmets required?

    A helmet is required to be worn on all biking activities and is non-negotiable. If you do not wear a helmet you won't be allowed to cycle.

    The tour operator does have helmets available to hire but if you have your own this is preferable so that you are comfortable with a well-fitted helmet.

  • As the tour is self-guided, how will I know where to go?

    Your arrival information will include detailed, daily riding instructions for your tour along with the map showing your route highlighted. Riding instructions will provide thorough information and give you the flexibility to travel at your own pace.

  • Pricing Information

    The price on the ‘Dates and Price’ page serves as a guide since the rate can vary depending on your chosen dates. Please let us know your preferred dates and we can let you know the total price and availability.

  • What are the transport arrangements?

    This tour requires transport between the regions as follows:

    Day 1: Adelaide to Barossa start of day
    Day 2: Barossa to Auburn start of day
    Day 3: No transport required
    Day 4: Auburn back to Adelaide or onward journey at end of tour

    The available transport options are:

    1. Self drive (own vehicle or hire car), where bikes can be arranged in each of the regions so you don't have to carry them, just ride! This option is recommended for couples or small groups.

    2. Book a transport service with the Tour Operator for an additional fee (ideal for groups)

Overall Rating:
Maarit and Pekka from Finland
(Review obtained from Trip Advisor)

We have 3 days cycling tour by good e-bikes. First day around Nuriootpa and then nice,quiet, Riesling Trail around Auburn-Clare-Auburn with good Food and Wine. We recommend.

(Review obtained from Trip Advisor)

We just came back from a girls weekend away, cycling the Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley. It was amazing and we would all definitely do it again next weekend if it was possible. There were 9 of us with varying cycling abilities but the high quality bike hire made the cycling enjoyable for any fitness level. We thought the tour was great value for money. We did the self-guided option and had no trouble following the maps and directions. The accommodation was perfect, the food delicious, hospitality friendly and scenery amazing. We are already planning our next group trip and some of us are planning other trips with partners/family. So much better than a winery trip sitting in the car.