The ONLY wine cycle tour regularly operating from Adelaide. If you see a similar tour elsewhere, they will just be booking our tour!
Come along and enjoy a beautiful day of exploring the hills, wines and vineyards of South Australia’s McLaren Vale by bike- and don’t worry, we will take the sting out of the climbs by starting at the highest point in the area and riding mostly downhill.
Trips are run on Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, with other days by arrangement (no Wednesday trips during off-peak).
*Bookings are essential, we do often sell out and due to operational restrictions we may not be able to take late bookings- PLEASE book early if planning to join our trip! *
InclusionsTransport from Central Adelaide
Top-grade front-suspension Mountain bike
(e-bike upgrade available on request)
Helmet and gloves
Full days guiding with a local qualified bike guide
HighlightsExplore Kuitpo Forest or Onkaparinga River National Park, roll down stunning Wickhams Hill, discover some of the region's finest wineries, enjoy a tastylocal produce lunch platter, and explore the beautiful trails through the vineyards in McLaren Vale. Depending on the group we can also visit micro-breweries, cafes, chocolate shops and more!
DeparturesTrips run most Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, (other days available on request.)
Pick up from central Adelaide is 9am, and we return by 5pm
(Wednesdays not operating between 1 May- 1 October except for private group bookings)
What to BringComfortable clothing, water, sun cream, swimwear if it's a warm day!
DifficultyBeginner level mountain biking. The tour ride does vary due to various conditions, but expect some off-road riding, and maybe a little fun mountain biking trails on the first part of the day. The riding around the wineries is mainly on easy gravel roads and quiet backstreets.
Price$159 per person
Get Picked Up In Adelaide And Transported to the McLaren Vale region
You will be picked up in central Adelaide and transported to the first ride spot of the day, one of our beautiful forests or national parks- exactly where does depend a little of the weather and conditions.
We will provide you with a good quality mountain bike with front suspension & disc brakes, and a helmet if you do not have your own, and we will set off to explore the area.
We regularly see kangaroos and koalas on the ride.
Next Stop Is McLaren Vale, After A Gentle Descent
Next is a lovely descent down Wickhams Hill towards McLaren Vale, which offers stunning views of the Vale below.
When we reach the Vale, it's then a short roll to our first stop, and time for a little wine tasting!
Glide From Winery To Winery
We will then ride through the vineyards and stop at a number of local wineries to sample their fare and perhaps purchase some wine to take home with you. We normally visit at least 2 wineries on the trip.
Relax with a tasty local platter lunch
One of the highlights of the tour is lunch. We will stop at one of our favourite wineries, and after another tasting we will sit down for a delicious local produce lunch. Feel free to enjoy a glass of wine from the winery too.
In the afternoon we normally leave it to the group to decide our final visits- maybe a micro-brewery, another winery, a cafe/chocolate stop for a little desert, or if it’s really warm maybe a swim stop at one of the beautiful beaches that fringe the Vale.
Time To Go Home
Finally, you will be picked up and transported back to Adelaide.
The riding is fairly leisurely and is suitable for anyone who is happy riding a bike on firetracks and country roads. Our van can also pick up your wine purchases along the way so you don't have to carry them.
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ian on 0422 916289 for other options and special bookings.
Ian my guide was great. Showed me around some very nice single trails at Fox Creek. Excellent value!!!
We had a great time doing the Lofty Descents tour with Ian. A really interesting way to see parts of Adelaide you wouldn't normally get to see.