Top 10 Things to do in the Barossa Valley on a Cycling Trip

Relax while cycling among the vineyards of the Barossa Valley | Adrian Brown
Relax while cycling among the vineyards of the Barossa Valley | Adrian Brown

Top 10 Things To Do In The Barossa Valley

Have you been thinking of exploring the incredible Barossa Valley by bike or have you been before? Here are 10 awesome activities to do while on a cycling holiday to make your trip to this beautiful region unforgettable.
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1. Cycle the Barossa Trail 

A family cycling the Barossa Trail |  <i>Sven Kovac</i>
Explore 40km of high-quality cycling and walking trails which take you through the Barossa Valley. This will provide you with the chance to see some incredible views, picturesque towns and the rich history of this beautiful part of South Australia.

2. Taste Cheese at Barossa Valley Cheese Company in downtown Angaston       

Sample local produce at the Barossa Valley Cheese Company

After a long day of cycling, this is the perfect place to visit for all cheese lovers! Here you’ll be able to taste a variety of delicious cheeses which are made on-site, plus you might catch the workers making cheese through a viewing window.

3. Create Your Own Wine at Penfolds Winery

Wine tasting at the amazing Penfolds Winery |  <i>Adam Bruzzone</i>

Penfold's Winery is a great lunch spot after a morning cycle. Try a range of wines from an iconic Australian cellar in their charming brick building. If you're feeling confident enough, be sure to test your wine-making skills and create your own blend of wine.

4. Explore Chateau Tanunda

The Chateau Tanunda is one of Barossa Valley’s oldest wineries to visit. This luxury estate is absolutely stunning and is a must visit for all wine lovers. Join one of their private tastings and tours which lets you explore the whole property and learn many of the secrets that led to them becoming so successful.

5. Have lunch at Maggie Beer’s Farm 

Indulge in some tasty lunch at Maggie Beer's Farm |  <i>Sven Kovac</i>

See what all the fuss is about at Maggie Beer’s Farm, which is a popular stop-off for locals and tourists. There are many things to do to keep you entertained for hours, from wandering around the beautiful property, enjoying lunch overlooking the water or sampling the fresh produce.

6. Visit Lyndoch 


Lyndoch is a picturesque town with many amazing activities to do so make sure to make a pitstop during your cycle. Discover local wineries, lavender farms or even go on a helicopter trip and experience the Barossa Valley from above.

7. Try local cafes

Discover many great local cafes in the Barossa Valley |  <i>Sven Kovac</i>
Discover many great local cafes dotted throughout the Barossa Valley while you cycle around. You’re never too far from a coffee stop or a homemade pastry, and they provide a nice respite to relax and enjoy one of Australia's most beautiful regions.

8. Taste Spirits at Barossa Distilling Company

A delicious range of spirits available at Barossa Distilling Company |  <i>Thomas Schaefer</i>

If you have had enough wine and want to try something a bit stronger, visit the Barossa Distilling Company and try their range of local spirits. Add this to your itinerary while visiting the charming town of Nuriootpa.

9. Shop Local at Barossa Farmer’s Markets

Try local produce at the farmers markets |  <i>Sven Kovac</i>
A perfect stop-off during a morning cycle. The Barossa Valley Farmer’s Market sells a range of delicious produce, including vegetables, fruit, meats, local wines and much more. It’s open every Saturday in Angaston from 7:30-11:30. Our recommendation is the sunflower and quinoa bagel – delicious!

10. Wander Around Barossa Sculpture Park

Cyclists relaxing at Mengler Hill Lookout in the Barossa Valley |  <i>Jacqui Way</i>

Wander around the Barossa Valley Sculpture Park on foot and take in the magnificent sculptures this park has to offer, such as the gigantic pelican head. Plus, soak up stunning panoramic views of the wonderful Barossa Valley. After you have finished wandering around let your legs relax and enjoy the downhill cycle to your next destination.


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