Cycle South Australia's Wine Regions

6 Days | Wind your way through wine country

4.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
EUR €1,545
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Is there a better way to enjoy South Australia's renowned wine country than on a bicycle? If there is, we’re yet to find it. Just a short distance from cosmopolitan Adelaide, this is a region well known for its natural beauty, welcoming people and of course delicious red and white wines. This cycling trip takes in the best of it at a pace set to enjoy rather than race. Get started in the very heart of vibrant Adelaide, one of the world's most liveable cities, then transport out to the nearby yet distinct wine regions. From the Barossa Valley – home of Australia's best-known red wine – to the northern Clare Valley (ripe for a drop of Riesling), south to the birthplace of South Australia's wine industry, McLaren Vale, and west to the stunning Glenelg Beach, it’s not just the wine that is diverse. The varied scenery, easy network of cycling paths, and support vehicle make this a trip for every rider.

Trip overview

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Adelaide, Australia
Glenelg, Australia
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Make the most of possibly our most relaxed cycling tour – ride just the best bits and be transported for the rest.
  • Experience the icons of Australian food and wine with visits to the likes of Penfolds, Maggie Beers, Seppeltsfield, and more.
  • Cycle on mostly traffic-free trails along the Clare Valley’s Riesling Rail Trail, the Barossa Trail, and the Coast to Vines Shiraz Rail Trail in McLaren Vale.
  • Kick back in cosmopolitan Adelaide, one of the nine Great Wine Capitals of the World.
  • Discover more than just wine in the stunning and diverse scenery, from beautiful rural landscapes and historic sandstone cityscapes, stunning sandy beaches, to some of the finest local produce Australia has to offer.
  • Cycle in the company of an experienced guide as they share their unique perspective of this fascinating region.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, World Bicycle Relief. Donations provide school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas with bicycles that provide access to education, healthcare, and income.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This itinerary has a full time support vehicle for emergencies and to transport your luggage between accommodations.
  • Due to the relatively small distances cycled on this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group.


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5 breakfasts, 1 lunch


Bicycle (e-bike available, subject to availability), Support vehicle


Hotel/Guesthouse (5 nights)

  • Barossa Valley - Winery visit & tasting
  • Barossa - Maggie Beer's shop visit
  • Skillogalee Winery Cellar Door visit
  • McLaren Vale - Wirra Wirra Wines lunch
  • Wirra Wirra Wines tasting & tour
Add on activities
  • Adelaide - Haigh's Chocolate Factory Tour - Free
  • Skillogalee Winery 3 stage lunch - AUD55

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Important notes

1. To complete this trip it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle.
2. On this trip, we have a single leader that rides with the group.
3. Your luggage is transported for you from accommodation to accommodation each day.
4. Our riding is done mostly on a well-graded and maintained gravel cycle path, so there are no technical cycling skills required. Riding distances may vary depending on the fitness and interests of the group.
5. As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same gender. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can.
6. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
7. An e-bike option (at additional cost) may be available on this trip. We have limited numbers of these bikes available and they are an 'on request' basis only. A request does not guarantee an e-bike, only a confirmed booking. Please ask your agent for more details at the time of booking. Bike helmets are compulsory on this trip, please ensure you bring your own bike helmet.
8. Note that on public holidays some included activities (including Maggie Beers, Penfolds, etc.) may be closed, and those open may be extremely busy. We will endeavour to source alternative activities during these times.

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4.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
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Victor · Traveled May 2024
An enjoyable trip taking in the lovely vistas of South Australis and the famous wine regions. Accomodation at return in nearby Glenelg was below our expectation of quality, seemed to be done on the cheap for Intrepid and not for the clients. We've done many intrepid trips and all the rest have had better accomodation than this tour.
Review submitted 14 May 2024

Paul · Traveled September 2023
Small group tours are all about people – both the Intrepid team and the international guests including me as a solo traveller from the UK. Tour leader David was thoughtful, organised and inclusive – ensuring everyone had a great time – ably supported by driver Peter (who really should become a stand-up comedian!)
Review submitted 25 Nov 2023

Yvette · Traveled November 2022
An excellent trip if you want to combine the best of the outdoors with South Australia's delicious food and wines.
Review submitted 30 Nov 2022

Raymond · Traveled April 2022
A great way to learn more about South Australian wine regions with a little exercise thrown in.
Review submitted 27 Apr 2022

Lisa · Traveled May 2021
Cycling the wineries was always going to be great fun but this exceeded my expectations. Beautiful scenery cycling along side vineyards and great insight and tastings in a variety of wineries. Peter F our guide and Peter N our driver were superb and made the trip so much fun and went out of their way to make the trip seamless.
Review submitted 09 May 2021
Cycle South Australia's Wine Regions
EUR €1,545