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Lofty Descents

Ride from Mount Lofty to Adelaide- A unique wildlife adventure by bike!

Experience a unique adventure with Escapegoat! Ride from the summit of Mount Lofty on mountain bikes all the way down to Adelaide, though stunning native bush, and enjoy a visit to Cleland wildlife park along the way. Spot Koalas in their native environment, and see kangaroo’s and emus along the way. We will also explore trails by bike which have only just been opened to cyclists. It’s downhill all the way!

$99 per person, includes:-

  • Pick-up from Central Adelaide by luxury 4wd
  • Transport to the summit of Mount Lofty
  • hire of a good quality mountain bike, with front suspension and disc brakes (and Helmet)
  • Entry to Cleland Wildlife park to see native wildlife including Kangaroos, Koalas and more
  • morning tea
  • special access to Cleland Conservation Park by bike
  • Guiding from a fully-qualified local mountain bike guide


Experience Adelaide in a totally different way! We will pick you up from Central Adelaide, and transport you to the summit of Mount Lofty, which at 710m is the highest point in the Mount Lofty Ranges, and offers stunning views of Adelaide, the Adelaide hills, and the plains below. From here it is downhill all the way back to Adelaide!

After a stop for photos, we will provide you with a good quality mountain bike and helmet, and make sure you are comfortable and happy with your bike. It is then a short ride though Cleland Conservation park to our first stop of the day, Cleland Wildlife park. Here you will have a chance to wander at leisure and feed or pat kangaroos,  Wallabies, emus and many other native wildlife. You may even have the chance to pat a koala.

After a little morning tea, it is then time to continue our descent down to Adelaide. We will ride through stunning natural bush, and will spot more koalas or kangaroos in their native environment, along with more stunning views of Adelaide.

Finally we will cruise though the quiet roads and suburbs of Adelaide to the end of our trip.

The riding is suitable for anyone who is comfortable riding a bike on unsurfaced roads. You will be on your bike for about 1 1/2 hours in total, and the riding is mainly on gentle downhill trails, or on flat trails and roads.

Pick-up is 9am from Central Adelaide, and the tour will finish back in Adelaide at approximately 1pm.


Check out the video from Channel 7′s “SA Life” and Channel 9′s “Postcards” programmes

For more info on riding in Cleland check out this article!