Tour de Riesling Rail Trail – Cycling Clare Valley

Tour de Riesling Rail Trail – Cycling Clare Valley

Duration:
3 Days/2 Nights

Grade:
Easy

From
$479

Enjoy cycling the off road, safe and relatively flat Riesling Rail Trail with Tour de Vines 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.

Cycling the Riesling Rail Trail

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.  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 through us, or you can BYO, and everything is taken care of for you.

The cycling distances on both days of your tour are around the 30kms, and mostly flat, so this tour is categorised as 'easy', or beginner.  But even if you don't cycle or want to keep up with your regular cycling friends, we now offer ebikes!  These battery charged bikes ride and look like a normal hybrid bike, and come with a pedal assist technology, meaning the bike can sense when you need an extra boost and provide a little bit of assistance through your pedalling.  Arrive at lunch with a smile!

Clare Valley Food & Wine

Your Riesling Rail Trail cycling tour also includes 2 x amazing gourmet lunches, and these are a highlight.  The highly regarded Skillogalee restaurant provides an exclusive a la carte menu for our guests.  Of course this is on top of all the delightful wines you will get to taste as you cycle from cellar door to cellar door.  You can prepare which you'd like to visit before your tour or check event weekends on the Clare Valley website.  The Clare Valley is regarded as one of Australia's premier food and wine hubs, and the Riesling Rail Trail has you cycling right past these amazing gourmet experiences, the perfect way to earn your calories!

What You Will Love About this Riesling Rail Trail Cycling Tour

  • Lunch at the iconic Skillogalee Winery

  • The rolling vineyards scenery and the well laid Riesling Rail Trail

  • Wine tastings at some of Australia's best wineries, including world class Rieslings.

  • Afternoon platters and stunning views from O'Leary Walker Wines

  • The history and cellar door museum at Sevenhills Winery

What's Included in your Riesling Rail Trail Tour:

  • 2 nights quality accommodation (Auburn and Clare)
  • 2 x winery lunches including full 2 course lunch at renowned Skillogalee Winery
  • 1 x bistro dinner (1st night), 1 x cooked breakfast + 1 x continental breakfast
  • All wine tastings
  • Luggage transfers on both days
  • Bike hire (optional extra) drop off and pick up with helmets (you can BYO)
  • 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 ideal for outdoor activity

Please note a $50pp fee will be added post booking for any dates that include or are directly before or after any South Australian or National public holidays 

Up to date prices and availability can be seen on the calendar below.

Extras Are:

  • Hybrid bike $80
  • E-Bike $150
  • Adelaide Return Transfers $250 each way (total regardless of how many in group)

Please note a $50pp fee will be added post booking for any dates that include or are directly before or after any South Australian or National public holidays 

COVID Practices

COVID Safe Practices apply to this tour, specifically:

  • All guests are provided with face masks to be worn when in common areas and on any bus transfers
  • All guests are provided with personal hand sanitiser for usage during the tour
  • All equipment is sanitised pre and post every use including bikes and bus surfaces
  • Venues visited (eg accommodation) adhere to COVID safe hygiene and social distancing rules (when last checked)

Trusted Operator
Tour de Vines has been running tours in since 2002 and has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 and is now a Hall of Fame inductee. You can be assured we are a quality operator and want nothing more than for you to have an amazing travel experience.

TESTIMONIAL

Everything went incredibly smoothly and with the logistics so expertly and smoothly taken care of...we were free to simply ride, savour and enjoy...reflected the care and attention to detail that characterised the whole Tour de Vines approach. The lunch bookings were fabulous, and the flexible and relaxed timeframes meant we were free to take our time and linger or move on quickly. Both scenery and food could not be faulted.  The bikes were of a great quality and made for easy riding. The entire process, from our initial inquiries to the end of the ride, was extremely professionally managed and enjoyable. We would definitely recommend Tour de Vines.

Lisa, Trip Advisor

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1

Own transport to Auburn (start of the Clare Valley) and dinner at the iconic Rising Sun Hotel. Overnight in Auburn

Day 2

After breakfast, we jump on our bikes and head into the Clare Valley following the easy gradient of the Riesling Rail Trail.  Stopping at a number of wineries for tastings and after admiring the charming rural scenery, we arrive for our lunch at Skillogalee.  A long lunch and we are back on the Rail Trail heading into the town Clare itself, for our overnight stay.

Cycling distance: 35kms

Day 3

Following a slightly different route, today is another day of cellar door visits in the Clare Valley and enjoying the beautiful cycling on the Riesling Rail Trail.  A sumptuous lunch at O'Leary Walker Wines along with across the valley views, we cycle into Auburn.  

Cycling distance: 30kms

Tour de Riesling Rail Trail Clare Valley

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Frequently Asked Questions

What accommodation is used?

Accommodation does vary depending on your specific dates and how many in your group, but as a guide we use:

  • Auburn - Rising Sun Hotel
  • Clare - Clare Valley Country Club

Specific accommodation can be booked upon request. 

Are bikes included?

As some of our guests do BYO their bikes, we have made bikes additional on this tour.  

Quality bikes can be hired as follows:

  • Hyrbrid MTB style $80
  • E-Bikes $150

Are e-bikes available?

Yes, definitely.  E-bikes can be hired for an additional supplement and are delivered and picked up on your behalf, and are fully supported with repair and/or replace whilst you are out cycling, so you will never have a mechanical issue whilst on tour. 

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