Take an easy bike ride along the 35 kilometre Riesling Trail. Ride among the vines, right up to cellar doors. No lycra necessary!
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. The trail runs for 35 kilometres from Auburn to Clare and onto Barinia and was named after the grape and wine variety that the Clare Valley region is famous for.
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 and enjoyable food and wine stops. Stop at a nearby cellar door and taste some wine. Go it alone or join a guided tour. Tour De Vines offers small group tours or a pre-arranged itinerary that you can follow at your own pace.
Feel the wind in your hair and sun on your face; cycle through vineyards, fields and quaint towns.
The 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!
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