Cycling Tours - South Australia
The Barossa Valley Wine Tour
Idyllic to exciting, traditional to contemporary, the Adelaide Hills are so authentically unique and the cultural life is as diverse as the terrain. Geometric vineyards nestle among tangled bark forest, rolling hills surrender to rugged ravines, glittering galleries contrast with earthy rural comforts. A cycling escape to the Adelaide Hills is a chance to challenge yourself physically whilst soaking up the ever changing landscapes and indulging in fresh local produce and world-class wines.
"Having done two similar rides...similar distance, similar duration, with other companies, this was by far the best. Speaking personally, I liked the smaller size of the group. I liked the concept of guides, something (others) don't do. Overall I thought the ride was brilliant and I had a blast."
TOUR MAP AND ITINERARY
DAY 1 Distance: 32 km Altitude gain: 702 m
Adelaide to Hahndorf – Commence your journey out of the city up the Crafers Range into the Adelaide Hills. Cycle through quaint small towns before reaching Hahndorf. Relax with a glass of south Australian Red and some gourmet appetisers whilst enjoying the peacefulness this countryside has to offer.
DAY 2 Distance: 64 km Altitude gain: 389 m
Hahndorf to Springton – Today’s ride meanders its way past a selection of spectacular wineries. Dabble in some wine tasting along the way and enjoy a gourmet vineyard lunch of your choice at one of the many stunning locations.
DAY 3 Distance: 39 km Altitude gain: 254
Springton to Tanunda – Enjoy the picturesque scenery and infinite views as you ride into the epicenter of the Barossa Valley. Today’s ride includes parts of the world famous tour down under cycling race.
DAY 4 Distance: 39 km Altitude gain: 254 m
The Wine Tour Experience – a showcase of the best that the Barossa Valley wine region has to offer; fine wines, beautiful food and elegant countryside.
DAY 5 Distance: 79 km Altitude gain: 524
Tanunda to Adelaide – Reward yourself with the enjoyable descent into the city of Adelaide through the towns of Lyndoch, Williamstown and Kersbrook. Spend your last night indulging in specialty South Australian cuisine at your choice of award winning Adelaide restaurants.