CLIMB GUIDE

The Santos Tour Down Under has made plenty of Adelaide's best-kept climbing secrets known to the world, but there's plenty more that you might not know about in Adelaide, South Australia.

 

The Santos Tour Down Under has made plenty of Adelaide's best-kept climbing secrets known to the world, but there's plenty more that you might not know about in Adelaide, South Australia. Our Climb Guide is the perfect start point for that fresh new gradient to incorporate into your weekend ride, whether visiting from out of Adelaide or a local guru, there's a new crest waiting for you just around the next switchback... 


A QUICK GUIDE

Each route has a profile to guide your decision-making. Here's what you need to know:

 

Any of South Australia's 12 key regions, including Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, Barossa, Clare Valley, Eyre Peninsula, Fleurieu Peninsula, Flinders Ranges and Outback, Kangaroo Island, Limestone Coast, Murray River (inc Lakes and Coorong), Riverland and Yorke Peninsula.

Distance
How far the route is, this could be in one direction or a loop.

Difficulty (Koala Rating)
🐨 flat, easy, quick 🐨🐨 some level of undulation, you'll raise a sweat 🐨🐨🐨 a medium-distance ride with climbing 🐨🐨🐨🐨 a few hours in the saddle with longer climbs 🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨 endurance riding

Ride type
Recommended bike type for your journey

Surface
Either Gravel, Unsealed or Sealed

Start/Finish
Departure and arrival points for your journey (note: Most paths can be reversed)

Feed Zone
Townships we recommend for a bite to eat

Traffic
An assessment of likely motor vehicle traffic conditions year-round. 

PROFILE AND MAP

Every entry in the atlas has a profile summary of the route, as well as a map showing start and end points.


THE HARD STUFF

Five big climbs that will bake your legs


THE TOUR CLASSICS

The regulars that test the professionals


GATEWAY CLIMBS

Leave Adelaide's suburbs with these tasty steeps


HILLS HOISTS

Discover the popular climbs of the Adelaide Hills


FLEURIEU

It's renowned for its coastline, but the Fleurieu Peninsula has plenty to offer hillchasers


BAROSSA & CLARE VALLEY

The Barossa and Clare Valley are renowned for premium food and wine, but there's a few hilly gems too.


ADELAIDE

Metropolitan Adelaide boasts some conveniently located challenges for your legs.