Epic Mountain Biking Trails through South Australia Outback
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Come and explore the Flinders Ranges by mountain bike with Escapegoat Adventures. We specialise in small group trips to the heart of the Flinders Ranges; this trip is part of our larger group of Multi-day Cycling Holidays. Flinders Ranges by bike is a 200km cycle adventure; starting at Wilpena Pound. It takes in some of the most stunning areas in South Australia’s greatest outback location. The loop, created by local land owners, takes you through private properties as well as national park land, and covers sections not normally open to the public. It links parts of the Mawson Trail with an existing network of old pastoral trails on each property. Below, you’ll find the itinerary details for this Flinders Ranges bike Holiday, but if you have any follow-up questions, please get in touch.
When:Next trips:- *27 June - 2 July 2021
*12-17 Sept 2021
Accommodation:5 nights twin-share accommodation in comfortable outback properties
Transport:Pick-up/transfers from Adelaide via our trusty & comfy van
Meals:5 breakfasts, lunch all days, 4 dinners (meals in Melrose not included)
Activities:4 days of riding the Flinders Ranges by bike loop, one extra morning ride at the MTB mecca of Melrose
Difficulty:Experienced cyclist - you will need to be able to ride 4 - 5hrs a day covering 50 - 60km on rough and sometimes technical terrain
Group Size:Minimum 4 to run the trip and maximum 10
Requirements:A decent level of fitness, your own bike (we also offer rental if needed),
bike hire:You can bring your own bike, or hire one of our hardtails for $200 for the week, or a dual suspension bike for $300, with all spares etc provided. The ride is also suitable for Ebikes- you can hire from us starting from $350.
Get picked up in Adelaide and whisked away to the Outback!
We will transport you from Adelaide to the Flinders Ranges in our 12 seater minibus. It's a 500km drive to the Flinders, and an interesting one at that....
5 Days of Awesome Riding in the Flinders Ranges
The Flinders Ranges by bike loop takes 4 days to ride, with an average of 50km a day and a good level of fitness and mountain bike experience is strongly recommended. Whilst much of the trails are fairly straightforward, there are also sections that are technically more challenging, and novice riders will need to test themselves. You will need plenty of stamina, but a reasonably fit rider should have no problems. Vehicle support is also provided in places. Check the video to see what the riding is like!
visit Melrose on the way home.....
We will also visit and ride at Melrose, a stunning town in the Southern Flinders Ranges, which has opened it’s doors and land to mountain bikers. We will explore the singletrack trails of this mecca of mountain biking to offer you another side to the riding in this stunning area of Australia.
and enjoy beautiful accommodation along the way!
for most of the stay we will stay in a lovely refurbished Shearers Quarters with comfortable double/twin room accommodation, with all meals provided. In Melrose we stay in the super-bike friendly "Under the Mount" holiday units. No camping or roughing it needed, and certainly no swags!
need more info?
Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can forward you the full itinerary. Or give us a call!
If you like spending time outdoors, you'll most likely enjoy a half day mountain bike tour on the Adelaide hills.
The Lofty Descent Tour was the highlight of our Adelaide trip. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the cycle which was easy yet exciting.