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With its stunning landscapes, world-class wines and laidback, cultured capital, South Australia is a rewarding slice of Australia that should be on your radar. From the striking desert scenery of the outback to the sparkling beaches and abundant wildlife of the coast, this is the perfect place to encounter Australia’s unique landscapes, flora and fauna.

The Clare Valley is home to one of Australia's oldest wine regions. It is the perfect place to discover Australian thriving food and wine scene, with many highly-awarded vineyards and cellar doors to sample wines from and delicious local produce. Besides the culinary fare, the Clare Valley features many heritage villages, cosmopolitan cafes, creative galleries and museums, and gorgeous views of classic Australian scenery.

A great way to experience the Clare Valley is on a cycling holiday. The Clare Valley is situated about 100km north of Adelaide in the river valley created by the Hutt River. The iconic Riesling Trail is a must-do bike route from the town of Clare to Auburn. Only 35km, this cyclist-friendly path allows for plenty of sightseeing stops while pedalling at a leisurely pace.

Our unique itineraries are designed to get you deep into Australia’s most magnificent wilderness regions. Take a look and start planning your South Australian cycling adventure!


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Self Guided Cycling Specialists

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 in Australia 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.

High 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.

Australian Cycle Tours is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. It was a commitment formed when the company was established, and today, in the face of a multitude of threats to global environments and cultures, our commitment is stronger than ever. Over several decades we have honed our responsible travel philosophy and are continually assessing and improving initiatives that are practiced in the field to ensure that we are mitigating our impact to the smallest possible footprint. View our award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook here.

Generally speaking, the weather is fine in South Australia and there is plenty of sun. Daytime temperatures in April – May are mild while June - July can be cool to cold. From August to October, the days get progressively warmer. In the desert, night time temperatures can be cold at any time of year. From late May through to early August, the evenings can be very cold (down to minus 5C° / 24F°).

The Riesling Trail - Clare Valley, South Australia