Grand Tour: Mawson Trail

About the Route

The Mawson Trail is a 900km endurance test through South Australia, taking in key regions from Adelaide north to the Outback and Flinders Ranges. Your bike will need to be well prepared, suitable for off-road conditions, and equipped for carrying back packs, camping gear, food and plenty of water. This is a big test of endurance, with varying terrain and elevations requiring excellent fitness. 

However, for those looking for a unique adventure, this is a challenge that can be tackled over multiple days, with dozens of accomodation options along the way at many small and medium sized townships. 

Fast Facts

Region Adelaide City, Adelaide Hills, Barossa, Clare Valley, Flinders Ranges and Outback
Distance 896.9km
Difficulty 🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨
Ride Type Road, MTB, Gravel
Surface Gravel, Unsealed, Sealed
Start Gorge Road, Athelstone
Finish Blinman North
Feed Zone BYO 
Traffic Low, some road usage required (note high road speed limits)

Read our quick guide to help understand this route. 

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