Tour de Riesling Rail Trail – Cycling Clare Valley

Tour de Riesling Rail Trail – Cycling Clare Valley

3 Days/2 Nights



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!

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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 $100
  • 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 

*prices subject to change

Self Guiding

Self guided cycling tours do require participants to be adaptable and able to solve issues whilst on tour.  On call support is included in your tour, but it is expected that you will know how to repair punctures and make minor adjustments to gears, handlebars and seats if required, and if bringing your own bike then this is expected. For anything more serious, we will be able to assist with a call to our 1300 665 330 number at any time during your trip.  You should be able to read a map and follow directions, either on a device or a printed map (supplied) and that you have a good sense of direction.   Getting a little bit lost, or having to ask locals for directions is all part of choosing to travel on a self guided basis.  The maps and directions provided to you is updated regularly and tailored to your specific trip (hotels, restaurants are noted, and marked).  If this is something that makes your nervous or uncertain, or if you know for sure that you can’t fix a puncture or aren’t confident reading a map, then we do recommend our extensive range of small group fully guided tours where all the stress of navigation, bike maintenance and logistics are all done for you.  However, if comfortable with this then the freedom of a self guided cycling trip is wonderful, and once confident can be the preferred choice across our range of cycling tours. 


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.


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

Own transport to Auburn (start of the Clare Valley) or book our transfer service.  Dinner at the iconic Rising Sun Hotel. Overnight in Auburn

Tour de Riesling Rail Trail Clare Valley

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