The tranquil and beautiful surroundings will evoke a sense of serenity as you pedal along the rural trail
Discover the exquisite Riesling wines famous in this region and on this tour
Enjoy the lovely culinary delights offered on this tour, from platter lunches to bistro dinners and cooked breakfasts
Amble along the route taking in as many cellar doors as you like
Lap up the gorgeous views as you tuck into divine lunches sipping on local flavors

Tour de Riesling Rail Trail: Cycling Clare Valley

Duration
3 days
Site savings
$7
From
$333 USD

With more than 150 years of winemaking history, the Clare Valley is one of Australia’s oldest wine regions. Enjoy cycling the off-road, safe and relatively flat Riesling Rail Trail and have all the logistics done for you, whilst you visit some of the best cellar doors and food outlets in Australia. This self guided 3 day/2 night tour gives you the flexibility of choosing your own dates and cycling the Riesling Rail Trail at your own pace.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
    Self-Guided
  • Duration
    3 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    1 - Easy
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
    Agricultural
  • Distance
    40.4 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    20.2 miles
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The Riesling Rail Trail in the Clare Valley is a packed gravel surface, high quality cycling trail, suitable for all levels of riders and easy enough for non-riders too. The Rail Trail is dotted with amazing cellar doors, food stops and gorgeous rolling vineyards as a constant backdrop. The Clare Valley itself is 35 km (21.7 mi)  in length and a slim 5-10 km (3.1-6.2 mi) in width, with vineyards lying between 320 and 570 meters (1049-1870 ft)  above sea level, such height possibly explaining the vibrant personality of the white wines produced in this region, particularly the Riesling, with strong lemon and lime characteristics.

Unlike many other Australian wine regions, most wineries in the Clare are on a boutique scale. There are more than 35 cellar doors in the region, mainly celebrated for their Rieslings, but also reds including shiraz and cabernet. The Clare Valley is also gaining a reputation for its boutique brewers, including Clare Valley Brewing Co, Paulett Wines, Knappstein Brewery & Pikes Beer Company,  to name a few.  

This Clare Valley tour takes care of all the logistics for you, so all you need to do is cycle the rail trail, stop for the odd wine tasting, enjoy the included lunches (and they are amazing!) and arrive at your accommodation with your bags delivered for you. Bikes can be hired or you can BYO, and everything is taken care of for you.

The cycling distances on both days of the tour are around 30 km (18.6 mi) and mostly flat, so this tour is categorised as 'easy' or beginner. Arrive at lunch with a smile and enjoy this beautiful region on a leisurely tour taking in some of the best spots.

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.

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 x winery lunches including full 2 course lunch at renowned Skillogalee
  • 1 x bistro dinner (1st night)
  • All wine tastings
  • Luggage transfers
  • On call support throughout
  • Printed itinerary, marked maps provided with all directions and tips
  • Environmentally friendly cycling water bottle
  • Fair trade lightweight 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 flights to visas, although the tour operator will be happy to offer advice for the latter.

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • 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