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
  • Difficulty
    Beginner level mountain biking ability

Tour Itinerary


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.


The 17km Downhill 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!

The Escapegoat Difference


With over 3000 happy guests, we know how to make sure you have a great time.

We specialise in small group experiences– you won’t find yourself in a group with 20 others.

We have been operating since 2008 and are the only business operating with an British Cycling level 3 MTB leader qualified instructor- this is a significant qualification, and not just a 2 day course to teach school kids to ride bikes.

We have top-quality high end equipment and are supported by Norco bikes so you can be sure you will be riding great bikes- our hire bikes are high end bikes, and are almost all brand new models.

Ian is a qualified skills coach- not just able to ride well, we are trained to TEACH. Just because someone is a good rider it does not necessarily make them a good teacher.

We received the “Certificate of Excellence” from Trip Advisor based on our continued 5* ratings and reviews for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015, and consistently voted the best outdoor activity in SA!



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!!!