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Cycling Tour McLaren Vale – Day Tour

Style:Group Difficulty: Easy Length:1 days

This brilliant Cycling Tour McLaren Vale, only a short distance from Adelaide City (in South Australia named one of Lonely Planets Best Cities to Travel), combines easy cycling with winery visits and tastings, lunch and the gorgeous vineyard and coastal scenery of this region.  McLaren Vale is rightly a famous wine region and is growing into a gourmet hub, and is an ideal day trip from Adelaide.  Rolling vineyards that drop down to sandy beaches and the mighty Southern Ocean over the horizon, with a tasty shiraz and cheese platter to savour. This cycling tour McLaren Vale is fairly leisurely and is suitable for anyone that cycles occasionally, or perhaps hasn’t ridden a bike for years but is keen for a bit of activity.  Everything is provided, so all you need to do is be ready in the morning, have a set of comfortable clothing to cycle in and bring your sense of adventure and fun.

The Cycling

The cycling in McLaren Vale is fun and relatively easy.  You will cover around 25-30kms with optional add on rides.  It’s great fun.  You will cycle the Shiraz Rail Trail and quiet back country roads in and around the scenic vineyards of McLaren Vale.   Your guide will point out some of the best cellar doors and we can stop at these for tastings.  An exclusive lunch stop is included, where you will enjoy a special platter of local produce.  A little bit of cycling after lunch and perhaps a stop at another cellar door to finish off a fun day of cycling, wildlife spotting (keep an eye out for koalas!), scenery and wine tastings. The bus will meet you, collect the bikes and head back to Adelaide.

What’s Included

  • New, well maintained hybrid style bikes (make sure you let us know your height/s)
  • Pick up and drop off in downtown Adelaide (drive takes about 45mins – 1hr each way)
  • Exclusive platter style lunch at a local venue
  • All cellar door visits and tastings are included (no tasting fees)
  • Fully guided and supported throughout so you don’t have to worry about bikes, directions or anything at all really.
  • A maximum group size of 10 means an intimate experience at the wineries and more personal attention from your guide.

 

This Cycling Tour McLaren Vale runs on Saturdays from October to May.  Other days are available on request for groups of 6 or more. 

Tour Highlights

  1. Pick up, drop off and bikes are all included, so it's totally stress free

  2. The beautiful & easy cycling through forests, rolling vineyards with ocean views, visiting local cellar doors.

  3. Tasting the incredible wines of the region and enjoying an exclusive local produce platter for lunch

  4. An optional end of day dip at the beach to cool off on a warm summers day

  5. Making new friends whilst visiting one of Adelaide's prettiest regions.

Itinerary at a glance   

McLaren Vale cycling tour itinerary



  • You will be picked up in central Adelaide approx 9am and transferred to the start point, where you will be fitted out with a good quality bike and helmet.

  • Cycling from McLaren Vale town coasting on the off road, safe and largely flat Shiraz Rail Trail amongst scenic vineyards and local produce stops.

  • Having warmed up, it's time for refreshments, and after teasing our tastebuds with vineyards all around us, we pick our favourite cellar doors for tastings. Based on time and the riding abilities of the group, a min or 2 (often more) wineries will be visited

  • Lunch is an exclusive local produce platter at a "secret" location, and is a highlight.

  • The day sadly concludes with transport back to Adelaide. Vehicle support is included and any purchases and exhausted riders can be collected. A optional dip at the beach on a hot day!

Testimonials & reviews

"This is my 3rd time on a Tour de Vines ride, and once again it didn't disappoint! McLaren Vale is beautiful, the wines are wonderful and the cycling is easy. This was a fantastic day ride with friends as a birthday adventure, what a great present!. Thank you once again the team at Tour de Vines for another memorable ride!"  Marcos. M  Dec 17

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