Come and explore the Flinders Ranges by bike with Escapegoat Adventures. We specialise in small group trips to the heart of the Flinders Ranges. Flinders Ranges by bike is a 200km cycle adventure, which starts at Wilpena Pound and takes in some of the most stunning areas of this amazing 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.
When:Next trip September 2017.
If these dates don't work PLEASE contact us- it's far better for us to organise dates around peoples availability than book dates and find no one can make them!
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 7
Requirements:A decent level of fitness, your own bike (we also offer rental if needed),
Get Picked Up From Your Accommodation and driven to the Outback!
We will transport you from Adelaide to the Flinders Ranges in our 12 seater minibus. It's a 700km drive to the Flinders, and an interesting one at that....
5 Days Of Awesome Riding
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.
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 outback homestead with comfortable double/twin room accomodation, 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!
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!
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.