Tour de South Australia Vineyards – Self Guided Bike Tour South Australia

Tour de South Australia Vineyards – Self Guided Bike Tour South Australia

Duration:
6 Days

Grade:
Easy

From
$ 1,949

A 6 day self guided bike tour of south Australia through the Barossa, Clare Valley & Adelaide Hills regions.  Ride the brilliant rails trails of this bike friendly state, whilst being fully supported with all your logistics taken care of.

The rails trails on this bike tour include the Riesling Rail Trail in the Clare Valley, the Barossa Trail & the Amy Gillett Rail Trail in the Adelaide Hills.

What a handy convenience that these rail trails all run through famous food and wine regions, and you will certainly get to experience the gourmet delights on offer.

The cycling on this tour is graded as easy and could be completed by even a novice rider.  Of course, e-assist bikes are available to hire (as are regular hybrid style bikes) or you can BYO.

On this self guided cycling tour, you have the option to choose your preferred travel dates (subject to availability).  Enjoy the freedom of going self guided whilst knowing all the logistics are taken care of.  It is worth noting however there is some travel required between each of the regions.   Tour de Vines is able to provide transport services (again subject to availability) which is ideal for groups.

*this same itinerary is offered as a fully guided and supported tour on scheduled dates, small groups of 10 with local guides, see our guided tour option here

What We Love About this Self Guided Bike Tour of South Australia:

  • Amazing 2 course lunch at the acclaimed Skillogalee Restaurant in the Clare Valley
  • Cycling the Barossa Trail, a paved off road path passing rows of vineyards and historic towns.  
  • Experiencing the world class wines and gourmet food of South Australia
  • Cycling the Riesling Rail Trail in the Clare Valley via historic cellar doors
  • Overnight in delightful Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills and riding the nearby Amy Gillett Trail

What's Included in your Bike Tour of South Australia?

  • 5 nights accommodation including 2 nights in 4.5 star in Adelaide (Mayfair Hotel or similar depending on dates/availability)
  • Vehicle support (on call) & luggage transfers
  • Full breakfasts (x 5) throughout
  • 4 x gourmet winery lunches with wine tastings (including Skillogallee in Clare)
  • 4 x 2 course restaurant dinners
  • All wine tastings and produce stops
  • Maps for cycling navigation (although very easy on the trails)
  • Environmentally friendly cycling water bottle
  • Lightweight fair trade cycling t-shirt 
  • Luggage tags

This tour is exceptional value when you note all that's included. 

Optional Extras

  • BYO bike or hire our quality Trek/Giant hybrid style bikes ($250) or enjoy the fun of an E-Assist bike ($400)
  • Self transport between regions or use our transport services throughout ($1500 flat fee up to 10 riders, additional fees may apply for more than 10)
  • Pre and post tour accommodation ($250 per room excl breakfast, may vary depending on specific dates). 

South Australia Self Guided Cycling Tour Dates & Prices

This is a self guided tour, so you can start on any day or date that suits you, subject only to accommodation availability.   Please note we don't check specific date availability until a deposit is received (if we can't meet your date preference we refund your deposit). 

You are welcome to BYO (bring your own) bike or hire from our quality fleet at discounted rates:

  • Giant Hybrid bike $A250
  • Velectrix Electric Assist bike $A400

*Note: This bike tour does require transport between the regions. You have the choice to self drive where we make bikes available in each region or Tour de Vines can provide transport for an extra fee of $1,500 (this is a total regardless of guest numbers up to groups of 11 or even bigger price to be advised). 

The above extras can be booked online below or contact us on 1300 665 330.  

Self Guided Cycling Tours

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. 

*this same itinerary is offered as a fully guided and supported tour on scheduled dates, small groups of 10 with local guides, see our guided tour option here

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, 2021, 2022 & 2023 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

"Equipment excellent, instruction superb and attention to client/guest safety was a priority throughout.  Our tour guide was 10+/10 .  Recommend it most highly to anyone with an interest in good wine, good food and great company..."  Bryan. April 19

"Thank you so much for a wonderful experience, I smile every time I think about it.  Our 6 day Tour de Vines trip of the Barossa, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale was FANTASTIC".  Rita, Dec 17

"A fantastic four days away cycling, eating great food and tasting great wines. Toped up with great company. Thanks Tour de Vines. Planning my next trip already."  Kim, Nov 16

"Had a great time cycling in such idealic surrounds. The food was excellent and I am glad we cycled as we ate so well!!  I must say I had some of the best food I have ever had...Our guide took into account where we wanted to go and accommodated us all".  Jennifer, Nov 16

Itinerary at a Glance

Arrive into Adelaide, check into your lovely accommodation and take a look around before your included restaurant meal. 

South Australia self guided cycling tour

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