Cycling Tours & Trails
The Barossa climate and terrain support a broad range of cycling options, for road and mountain bike enthusiasts as well as those who want to tour the Barossa at a slower pace. There are several parks nestled in the rolling hills of the Barossa. These secluded pockets of bushland provide a wonderful diversity of nature experiences, ranging from birdwatching to rewarding bushwalking trails.
The information below offers a snapshot of the cycling trails available.
Jack Bobridge Track
Stage 1 of this 27km cycling/walking link between Gawler and Tanunda is now open. The track offers picturesque scenery along the North Para River, views over rolling vineyards and the opportunity to stop at nearby wineries, restaurants and other attractions.
Construction on Stage 2 (Lyndoch to Gawler) is underway.
The Kidman Trail
The Kidman Trail is a multi-use horse riding, cycling and walking trail that traverses 269 kilometres of roadsides, forest tracks, private land and unmade road reserves with trail markers indicating route. The Kidman Trail provides a scenic trail that highlights the natural beauty, cultural history and major points of interest along the Mount Lofty Ranges. For more information visit www.kidmantrail.org.au.
The Mawson Trail
The Mawson Trail is South Australia’s pinnacle cross-country mountain bike trail. The trail winds through the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa with spectacular views, and continues along through the Flinders Ranges. Approximately 900km long, the trail finishes at Blinman in the Flinders Ranges. For more information visit www.southaustraliantrails.com.
Mount Crawford Forest
If you’re feeling energetic and love exploring the nature of the Barossa, then pack a picnic basket and discover the wildlife and unforgettable scenery to be found along the tracks and trails of Mount Crawford Forest, near Williamstown, or Para Wirra Recreation Park. Ideal for hiking and mountain bike riding.
Nurioopta to Angaston Path
This is a high quality 7km rail trail, which follows the old rail easement and has a smooth bitumen surface. It features high embankments and deep shady cuttings at the Angaston end, has been enhanced with high quality metal sculptures, and seating is provided at regular intervals.
Local Bike Hire & Cycle Tours
|Barossa Bike Hire||0400 537 770||barossabikehire.com.au|
Classic Cycle Tours
||0427 000 957||bccycletours.com.au|
Valley Tourist Park
||(08) 8562 1404
|Barossa Visitor Information Centre||1300 852 982||barossa.com|
|Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre||08 8521 3000||jacobscreek.com/jcvc|
0408 089 722
08 8524 4268
|Tanunda Caravan & Tourist Park
||08 8563 2784
|Uber Cycle Adventures||(08) 8563 1148||ubercycle.com.au|