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Kilikanoon Winery in the Clare Valley

Cycle the Clare Valley's Riesling Trail

Cycling in the Clare Valley and the 35 kilometre Riesling Trail means you can ride among the vines, right up to cellar doors. Find out more today.

Go for a spin

Take it seriously or just have some fun. Either way, there’s plenty to keep you pedalling. The Riesling Trail is a favourite, linking local towns, passing restaurants, cafés and cellar doors. Cycle it in under three hours or complete it in stages. Three loop trails return you to your starting point, without having to backtrack.

Cycling through the Clare Valley

Feel the wind in your hair and sun on your face; cycle through vineyards, fields and quaint towns.

Recreational cycling at its best

The trail has a compacted surface and easy gradient. It’s fine for cyclists of all levels. There are picnic spots along the way and storyboards, so you can learn about the local history. There are also signs all along the trail that mark distances, directions and services. 

Start from signposted side roads in each town or even between towns. If you’re looking for distractions, there are plenty of detours. Stop at a nearby cellar door and taste some wine.

Save your energy for the trail. There are nearby car parks in Clare, Sevenhill, Watervale and Auburn. 

The Riesling Trail and Rattler Trail

The Rattler Trail is an extension of the Riesling Trail. It was opened in 2010 and runs from Auburn to Riverton. It passes vines, farms and landmarks. There are public toilets in local towns and nearby car parking in Riverton, Rhynie and Auburn.

The fun doesn’t stop when you reach Riverton. Ride through the unspoilt Gilbert Valley on the Riverton Trails. These five trails lead past landmarks, wildlife and native vegetation, including pines, gums and sheoaks. Admire 360 degree views on the Lookout Trail or stop and smell the roses on the Rhynie Trail. Take the time to visit Gilbert River Lake on the Duck Pond Trail.

The Mawson Trail

Mountain bike riders will relish the Mawson Trail. Ride the length of the Clare Valley from Kapunda to Jamestown. But it doesn’t end there. The Mawson Trail incorporates both the Riesling Trail and part of the Kidman Trail as it bumps its way from Adelaide to the Flinders Ranges.

The Clare Valley lends itself to cycling. You don’t even need to bring your own equipment. Visit Cogwebs or Clare Valley Cycle Hire for everything you need. All that's left to do is get on your bike!

Clare Valley - a romantic and secluded escape

Stroll or ride among the vines and find your own little hideaway. Indulge your passion for food, wine and each other in the Clare Valley.

Clare Valley: more than 30 wineries and cellar doors

The Clare Valley's wineries and cellar doors are fast becoming known for their shiraz, cabernets and Riesling. Learn more and plan your trip today.