Atlas: 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. 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.
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
Recommended bike type for your journey
Either Gravel, Unsealed or Sealed
Departure and arrival points for your journey (note: Most paths can be reversed)
Townships we recommend for a bite to eat
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
Leave Adelaide's suburbs with these tasty steeps
Discover the popular climbs of the Adelaide Hills
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.
Metropolitan Adelaide boasts some conveniently located challenges for your legs.