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4
Introductory to Moderate
Activities
  • 2 days self guided cycle
Accommodation
  • 2 night motel room with ensuite

Price

3 daysfrom

$1240AUD

 
 
Trip Code: BRH

Barossa Cycle Short Break Trip highlights


  • Enjoy the independence of self-guided cycling with all logistics taken care of for you
  • Cycle the Barossa east to west then return along the full length of the Barossa Rail Trail
  • Set your own pace and follow your own interests cycling between towns, vineyards and the great culinary options along the way
  • Stay overnight in Angaston opposite a regional, state, national and industry award-winning restaurant

The Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s most celebrated wine regions, yet its appeal extends far beyond the cellar door. Explore the Barossa Valley by bike on this short but rewarding trip. Cycle through many notable towns such as Lyndoch, Tanunda, Nuriootpa and Angaston, as well as the iconic Barossa Rail Trail. You'll also have the chance to taste some of the delicious wines this beautiful region produces, plus you'll get to witness the fabulous old architecture and rich history this region of South Australia has to offer. With your luggage transferred, logistics sorted and accommodation booked, all you need to do is pedal your bike and enjoy.

Itinerary

This afternoon you will be picked up in Adelaide and driven to your accommodation in the Barossa Valley. You are free to relax and explore the area this afternoon. Overnight in Angaston.

Meals:  Nil

You will collect your second bike this morning and then the cycle begins from Angaston, with vineyards virtually on your doorstep with a panoramic view over Saltrams Vineyard from the rotunda at rear of the property. Saltrams history stretches back over 150 years but a pedal to the cellar door takes just a few minutes. It is a short cycle into Angaston which makes for a great breakfast stop in one of the many cafes or small bakeries with delectable delights. And, if you are looking for a bit of survival food to load into your panniers, the Barossa Valley Cheese Company in downtown Angaston has an impressive range of cheese hampers, platters and pamper packs made from local produce by former winemaker now cheesemaker Victoria McClurg. From Angaston it is a leisurely day of cycling through some of the very best South Australian wine country. You’ll cycle along country roads lined with vineyards and you'll come across both the larger well known wineries such as Yalumba and Penfolds, but also stumble upon small boutique wineries with their own appeal and special unique blends and vintages. At roughly the mid point of your cycle today is the township of Tanunda, an Aboriginal word meaning waterhole. It's also a good place to stop for lunch. You’ll be passing back through this town tomorrow so you don't have to see it all today, as there is plenty to see including the iconic Chateau Tanunda. Further north, well know celebrity chief Maggie Beer’s Farm is a popular stop and is worth the small detour. The cycle then passes through the township of Nuriootpa before heading back to Angaston along a section of the Barossa Valley Trail. Ascent 375m. Descent 375m. Overnight Angaston.

Meals:  Nil

An outstanding day today as you traverse this acclaimed wine region from east to west cycling the full length of the Barossa Trail from Angaston to Gawler just to the north of Adelaide. The trail follows sections of the old Gawler Angaston Rail line as well as purpose built cycle trails. The traditional owners of the Barossa Valley are the Indigenous Peramangk people and more recently German Lutheran settlers arriving in the Barossa Valley in 1842, settling at Bethany. In early Australian European history some Barossa towns had up to 25 German-speaking inhabitants to every English-speaking person. Much of the Germanic history survives today in the food and winemaking skills of the region. It is a region where immigrants came looking for a better life than the one they left behind and in the harsh South Australian environment created a wine industry of world standing. During your cycle journey through Barossa townships with buildings hewn from stone you get a sense of a unique history and community that is part of the fabric of a multi layered Australian society built by immigrants. You'll be exploring the region by bicycle but there is plenty of opportunity to take a gastronomic journey. From Gawler you will be transferred back to your preferred Adelaide CBD location. Ascent: 196m Descent: 451m

Meals:  Nil


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.
On self guided trips, actual route information provided before departure will be more detailed.


Inclusions

  • 2 night motel or cottafe accommodation on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • Electric mountain bike hire including helmet, lock, repair kit, front handlebar bag, drink bottle holder, rear carrier and a waterproof pannier
  • Private transfers from Adelaide
  • Luggage transfers
  • Route notes and maps
  • GPS information

  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, car parking, towel etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals
  • Wine tastings and produce sampling
  • Phone handlebar mount

Bike information


Trail Surface


Accommodation


Grading

Introductory to Moderate  
4

This self guided trip involves 2 days of cycling on a mix of sealed and maintained gravel trail surfaces and rural roads. The first day of cycling is over mostly flat terrain with a few gentle climbs to the east 31km (+ 303m, - 172m). The second day follows the full length of Barossa Rail Trail gently descending along the 41km cycle (+196m, -451m).


Departure dates

Daily departures from 1 Mar to 15 Dec

Notes

DN1
Discounts available for 3 or more people travelling together
DN2
A weekend supplement applies for trips starting Friday or Saturday

Want to organise a customised tour?

School groups, friends, family trips, corporate events or just tailoring a trip to suit your own needs - learn how you can tailor your own Customised Tour.

Priceper person from

$1240AUD

Options & Supplements*
  • Single SupplementAUD$340
*Prices listed are per person and also from

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Barossa Cycle Short Break trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


Frequently Asked Questions

Adelaide is serviced by all Australian national and a number of international airline carriers as well as train services from Perth, Sydney and Darwin and a number of interstate bus services

A shuttle transfer from Adelaide to begin and return from tour is included in this tour. Arrival in Clare by private vehicle can be organised by arrangement.

Yes. You will cover 31 and 45 km on day 1 and 2. Although these are not huge distances allowing for numerous breaks and sight seeing during the day a reasonable level of competency and ability would still be required.

Yes, you can use your own bike if you prefer. Let us know at the time of booking and a small discount will be applied.


Barossa Cycle Short Break Videos

Cycling the Barossa - Jack Bobridge Track and Barossa Trail

Barossa Cycle Short Break Trip reviews


Why cycle with us

SELF GUIDED EXPERTS

As the pioneers of self guided active travel in Australia you can expect a seamless experience. Our quality tour notes and logistical expertise sets us apart and ensures a quality experience for you.

TRUSTED LOCAL ADVICE

Our team is passionate about cycling and their extensive knowledge and experience means you get the very best advice - every time. We will help you tailor the right cycling itinerary for you.

Quality services

Expect first-class and flexible support both on and off the trail. We've sourced the highest quality bikes and most authentic accommodations so you can enjoy a stress free cycling trip.


Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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