Lofty Descents tour unavailable currently due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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.
*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! *
Cruise ship option:– Our normal trip does not include cruise ship pick ups due to timing and distance from Outer Harbour, etc. However we can put an extra departure on leaving from cruise ship terminal for $149 per person, operating for 4 or more. Contact us to add dates, or check to see if your date is already available here:- Cruise ship bookings!
WhenTrips run most Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Other days may be available on request
Start9am pickup Central Adelaide
Finish2pm (approx) Central Adelaide. (depending on how quick you ride down the hill!)
TransportPick up from your accommodation in Central Adelaide in the escapegoat bus
Alternative pick ups available on request
InclusionsAwesome mountain bike with front suspension & disc brakes
Helmet and gloves
Morning Tea, Cakes and Coffee
Entry to Cleland Wildlife Park
Fully qualified, award winning guide
Price$129 per person
$119 for children 12-15 yrs old
$475 for family of 4
DifficultyBeginner level mountain biking ability, prepare to be challenged.
Riders should be 'competent' cyclists, happy to ride for about 90mins on a mix of rough, off-road terrain.
If you are an experienced mtb rider contact us for options- a private guiding trip or alternative ride down may be more appropriate.
100% Wild Koala Guarantee!The only tour in Adelaide with a money back guarantee if you don't see a wild koala!
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. A perfect chance to get comfortable on the bike before the big ride.
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. Coffee, tea and cakes/snacks are all included.
The 18km 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 4 hours and 18km ago!
Excellent tour guide. Great seeing the koalas in their natural habitat.
Ian my guide was great. Showed me around some very nice single trails at Fox Creek. Excellent value!!!