15 Aug 2022

Kit up and get ready to roll. The best way to see South Australia is on two wheels, and boy-oh-boy do we have some magical bike trails to share with you.

There's never been a better time to explore South Australia by bike. Immerse yourself in South Australia's backyard by taking to the stunning bike trails that meander through some of our world famous wine regions, beaches and dirt trails. 

Here are our top 10 picks. If you're looking for more, head to our Adelaide Cycling Atlas.

Riesling Trail, Clare Valley

Distance: 33km
Difficulty: Easy
Where: Auburn, Clare Valley, 2 hours drive from Adelaide
Feature: Clare Valley cellar doors and cafes, wooded areas and vineyards

The Riesling Trail at Sevenhill Cellars
The Riesling Trail at Sevenhill Cellars

Melrose, Southern Flinders Ranges

Distance: up to 80kms
Difficulty: varying degrees
Where: Melrose, 3 hours drive from Adelaide
Feature: Beautiful foothills, Mt Remarkable, Wirrabbara Forest

Coast To Vines Rail Trail, Fleurieu Peninsula

Distance: 37km
Difficulty: Easy 
Where: 30 minutes from Adelaide from Marino to Willunga
Feature: Coastline, McLaren Vale wine region, historic villages

Flinders Ranges by Bike Loop Trail, Flinders Ranges

Distance: 200km
Difficulty: Hard
Where: Wilpena Pound, 5 hours drive from Adelaide
Feature: Stunning outback views, Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

The Old Freeway, Mount Lofty, Adelaide Hills

Distance: 9km
Difficulty: Moderate
Where: Glen Osmond Tollgate, 10 minutes drive from Adelaide CBD
Feature: Stunning city views

River Torrens Linear Park Trail, Adelaide

Distance: 30km 
Difficulty: Easy
Where: Elder Park start point in Adelaide CBD
Feature: River Torrens, beach, cafes, nature.

Encounter Bikeway, Fleurieu Peninsula

Distance: 31km
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Where: Start at Encounter Bay, an hour's drive from Adelaide
Feature: Heritage towns, stunning coastline, cafes

Encounter Bikeway
Encounter Bikeway

Eagle Mountain Bike Park, Mount Lofty, Adelaide Hills

Distance: 21km
Difficulty: Extreme/advanced mountain bikers 
Where: Adelaide Hills, 25 minutes drive from Adelaide
Feature: Adventure!

Barossa Trail and Jack Bobridge Track, Barossa

Distance: 40km
Difficulty: Varying degrees of difficulty 
Where: Kalbeeba, one hour's drive from Adelaide
Feature: Picturesque scenery of North Para River, Barossa vineyards, wineries, restaurants.

The Barossa Trail
The Barossa Trail

Kidman Trail, Barossa to McLaren Vale

Distance: 269km
Difficulty: For mountain bikes!
Where: Start in Willunga, 40 minutes drive from Adelaide 
Feature: Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Barossa and Clare Valley regions. More information.


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