Lofty Descents Tour

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 kangaroos and emus during the ride.

We will also explore trails by bike which have only just been opened to cyclists. It’s downhill all the way.

  • When:
    Trips run most Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
    Other days may be available on request.
  • Start:
    9am pickup Central Adelaide
  • Finish:
    1pm (approx) Central Adelaide
  • Transport:
    Pick up from your accommodation in Central Adelaide in the escapegoat bus
    Alternative pick ups available on request
  • Inclusions:
    Professional grade mountain bike
    Bike includes front suspension & disc brakes
    Helmet and gloves
    Morning Tea
    Entry to Cleland Wildlife Park
    Fully qualified, award winning guide
  • Price:
    $109 per person
  • Highlights:
    See Kangaroos, Koalas and Emus at Cleland Park
    Spot native wildlife on the trails- Wild koalas guaranteed!
    Fantastic views on Adelaide from Mount Lofty
    Stunning native bush
  • Difficulty:
    Beginner level mountain biking ability


Arrive at Mount Lofty

We will pick you up in 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.

Ride to Cleland Wildlife Park

From the start, it is a short ride though Cleland Conservation park to our first stop of the day, Cleland Wildlife park.

Say Hello to Kangaroos, Koalas and Emus

In Cleland Wildlife Park 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.

Here, we’ll have a little morning tea right here while you relax in the natural surrounds.

Then the best bit - the 17km downhill run back to Adelaide!

After we leave the wildlife  park, we get to enjoy the best part of the whole trip. The ride through Cleland Conservation Park is absolutely stunning. It’s all downhill, and has some fun rough sections, along with other nice flat and fast bits!

It’s also an absolute money back guarantee you will see wild koalas as we ride through the park!

After about 10km we drop out into the suburbs of Adelaide, and we then have a final spin along some quiet backstreets where you will see some lovely houses and suburban parks. Finally we will pop out into the Adelaide parklands at Victoria Park, where we get a great view back up to the summit of Mount Lofty, were we started 3 hours and 18km ago!

Trip Photos


Great morning in Adelaide Hills

Excellent tour guide. Great seeing the koalas in their natural habitat.

Great half day tour

Ian my guide was great. Showed me around some very nice single trails at Fox Creek. Excellent value!!!

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