Pleasure Cycling in South Australia
On a South Australian cycling holiday, you are part of the picture, not just an observer.
Start your cycling adventure with a free cycling experience in Adelaide City with Bike SA. The scheme, sponsored by the Adelaide City Council, is a beautiful and convenient way to get around the city. Bike SA also has a range of hybrid and off-road bikes available for multi-day hire. There are a total of seven nodes spread across Adelaide. A city bike can be hired at any of the participating nodes during their opening hours. A list of the nodes can be found at the SA website.
The Riesling Trail is one of the first rail-trails to be developed in South Australia. The trail runs for 35 kilometres from Auburn to Clare and onto Barinia. It is suitable for recreational walkers, mountain and touring bikes, as well as wheelchairs and pushers. Bike hire is now available from Clare and Auburn, and many bed and breakfasts in the region. As you traverse the picturesque region, you will discover many cellar doors and other attractions. There are three loop trails, which allow you to return to your starting point without travelling over old ground. Car parking is available in Clare, Sevenhill, Watervale and Auburn.
Coast to Vines
A fantastic way to relax and explore a country, explore The Coast to Vines Trail for a great day or weekend destination in the Fleurieu Peninsula. From the coastal suburb of Marino to the rural beauty of the Willunga Township, the Trail offers a scenic and easy ride along the former rail corridor. Take in spectacular vineyard vistas and changing landscapes as you make your way through the renowned McLaren Vale wine district. With historic towns such as Old Reynella and Willunga, there are plenty of good places to stay and eat. The Trail is managed by the Cities of Onkaparinga and Marion. It is 37 kilometres in total length.
Whether you are an infrequent or regular cyclist, the Barossa Bike Hire makes it easy for you to explore the Barossa region at your own pace. Discover the beauty and wonder of the local landscape and the friendliness of its people. The complete bike hire service in the Barossa features a fleet of 60 comfort hybrid and mountain bikes of various sizes, ensuring correct fit. Listed in Trip Advisor as the number one provider for bicycle in ‘Things to Do’ in the Barossa, customer service is priority. Bikes are delivered to your location, and support includes pick up, and emergency assistance.
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Barossa Gourmet Weekend
The Barossa Gourmet Weekend is a three day celebration of the region’s food and wine culture including long lunches, gourmet dinners, wine master classes, winery days, workshops. This year Gourmet Weekend celebrates its 30th anniversary and guests will be astounded by the offerings of the Barossa wineries and foodies, all wrapped in friendly Barossa hospitality.
Royal Adelaide Show
The Royal Adelaide Show is the longest running and largest community event on South Australia’s calendar. It is an action-packed event for the whole family and includes carnival rides and attractions, as well as handicraft, produce, livestock, animal shows, and much more! The show’s celebrations go off with a bang thanks to a nightly fireworks display.
Oz Asia Festival
OzAsia runs for a fortnight and features performances, events and exhibitions celebrating the artistic and cultural ties between Australia and Asia. Highlights include the Moon Lantern Festival, which attracts 15,000 people to experience the ambient lighting of the full moon in Adelaide’s Elder Park.
Ceduna Oyster Festival
The Ceduna Oysterfest is Australia’s largest oyster festival. Ceduna comes alive with entertainment for all ages, and an abundance of oysters on offer.
Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations
Australia’s favourite spring time wine festival is in Coonawarra! The Coonawarra Cabernet Weekend is rated one of the top events in South Australia and it’s not to be missed! Choose from over 30 exciting events and exclusive tastings at Coonawarra’s outstanding cellar doors. The weekend will be filled with great food, sensational wine, and live music.