The ONLY wine cycle tour operating in 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 and vineyards of South Australia by bike along sections of the Kidman Trail- and don’t worry, we will take the sting out of the climbs by starting at the highest point in the area and riding downhill.
Trips are run on Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, with other days by arrangement (no Wednesday trips during off-peak). contact us at email@example.com or call Ian on 0422 916289 for other options and special bookings.
InclusionsTransport from Central Adelaide
Top-grade front-suspension Mountain bike
Helmet and gloves
Full days guiding with a local qualified bike guide
Price$139 per person
HighlightsExplore Kuitpo Forest, discover some of the region's finest wineries, local produce lunch platter, ride along the Kidman Trail, flexible tour options- depending on the group we can also visit micro-breweries, cafes, chocolate shops and more!
Departure TimeTrips 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!
Get Picked Up In Central Adelaide And Transported To Kuitpo Forest
You will be picked up in central Adelaide and transported to Kuitpo Forest, a beautiful spot above the McLaren Vale wine region.
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 forest.
We regularly see kangaroos and koalas on the ride.
Next Stop Is McLaren Vale, After A Gentle Descent
Next is a lovely descent down Willunga Hill towards McLaren Vale, and then it’s time for 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 will also stop for a lunch comprising of local produce along the way.
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.
The Escapegoat Difference
With over 4000 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 are a fully accredited tourism business and a licensed tour operator, and are the only commercial tour operator currently licensed by DEWNR to operate MTB tours in their Adelaide National Parks. We are also a licensed Passenger Transport business.
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. He is also qualified to teach MTBA skills instructors.
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!
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.