7 Day SA Food & Wine Bike Tour
OverviewCycle through South Australia’s most iconic wine regions - the Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills - taking in idyllic scenery, gourmet food and wine every pedal along the way. Laugh with new friends, let the great outdoors invigorate you, and enjoy everything this amazing cycling experience has to offer.
Begin your tour in Adelaide before embarking on a five day cycle tour from Marino Rocks. Enjoy a picturesque ride on the Coast to Vines Rail Trail, then make your way to McLaren Vale, where you’ll enjoy coastal views and an abundant choice of wineries to visit. Sample handmade cheese in Hahndorf on a Gourmet Food & Wine Tour before relaxing with a picnic basket and bottle of sparkling wine, or taking part in The Gathering Experience at the Lane Winery Estate. Cycle through the heart of the Adelaide Hills on the Amy Gillett Rail Trail to Mt Torrens. Enjoy a day to yourself to explore the beautiful Barossa Valley at leisure. As your incredible adventure concludes, follow the river downstream through to the beach at Glenelg - a glorious ride you will never forget - and enjoy one final night of rest and relaxation before making your way home.
Tour includes six nights accommodation, bike hire, one picnic lunch, all park fees, luggage and personal transfers. Want to dial up the fun? Electric bikes are available at no extra cost.
- Ride the Sea to Vines rail trail
- Experience the Amy Gillett rail trail
- Ride the Barossa Rail Trail & The River Torrens Linear Park
- Hahndorf Gourmet Food & Wine Tour Hahndorf, Australia's oldest surviving German settlement.
- Explore the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale.
- 1 x picnic lunch
- 6 nights quality hotel accommodation
- Full Bespoke Guided Food & Wine experience in Hahndorf
- MTB or Hybrid Bike hire with panniers & lights x 5 days
- All Park fees
- Maps provided
- Electric bike option available at no extra cost
- Daily luggage & personal transfers
ItineraryDownload Itinerary Brochure
Make your own way to Adelaide and check in to your accommodation for the night.Overnight: Ibis or similar
Meals included: None
Bike About will pick you up from your City accommodation & transfer you to Marino Rocks where we will fit you to your bike. Then you can begin your ride on the Coast to Vines Rail trail to McLaren Vale where you will have coastal views an abundant choice of wineries to visit along the trail. Bike About will take your luggage to your accommodation and leave you to explore the McLaren Vale wine region at your own pace. (Wine tastings not included.)Overnight: McLaren Vale Serafino or similar
Meals included: None
Bike About will pick you up early 8am & transfer you to Hahndorf where we will guide you through the Main Sreet to Udder Delights at 10.00am where you can sample some of the best handmade cheese you have ever tasted. Then onto Shaw & Smith at 11.00am where you will enjoy their Wine Flight. Then onto The Lane Winery at 12.30pm where we will ride the beautiful track between the 2 wineries. Here you can relax and enjoy a picnic basket with a bottle of Lois Sparkling Wine at one of their Panoramic picnic locations on the estate. After your picnic we will guide you through country lanes to visit Beerenberg farm at 2.00pm which has been producing local condiments since 1839 (strawberry picking available if in season).
Picnic's available October to April only. May to September The Lane's Gathering Experience (a miniature degustation style wine tasting) will replace the Picnic.
Meals included: Lunch
A support bus is provided for your transfer to Oakbank to cycle through the heart of the Adelaide Hills on the Amy Gillett Rail Trail to Mt Torrens. Bikes are loaded and you are transferred to Lyndoch. Jump back on your bikes to ride and enjoy the Barossa Rail Trail through to your accommodation in Tanunda.Overnight: Barossa Valley The Barossa Weintal or similar
Meals included: None
You have the day to yourself exploring The Barossa Trail perfectly situated to take advantage of the world-famous Barossa Valley by bike! Ride through Jacobs Creek winery to Tanunda, Nuriootpa & Angaston with so many sights & world famous wines to taste, or get off the trail & head to the Historic Seppeltsfield & Visit Maggie Beer while you are in the area. (Wine tastings not included.)Overnight: Barossa Valley The Barossa Weintal or similar
Meals included: None
Your bikes will be loaded up whilst you enjoy a late check out before being transferred to the foothills of Athelstone. At the start of the River Torrens Linear Park, you’ll jump back on the bikes and follow the river downstream through to the City to the beach (Glenelg), a glorious ride that you will never forget.Overnight: Oaks pier plaza Glenelg or similar
Meals included: None
After checking out of your accommodation, make you own onward travel arrangements.
Meals included: None
After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
Please note: This tour requires a minimum of 4 passengers to operate and departures are not guaranteed until this minimum number is met. If booking flights, we recommend purchasing a flexible fare, so in the instance of a minimum number or Covid related issues prior to departure, you may be able to arrange an alternative travel date. If minimum numbers are not met a date change or refund will be offered.
Covid-19 Booking Policy
- TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property/tour operator you are due to stay/travel with.
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until 28th May 2023.
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $900 applies.
February: 6, 20
March: 6, 20
May: 1, 15, 29
June: 12, 26
September: 18, 25
October: 16, 30
November: 13, 27
February: 5, 19
March: 5, 19
April: 2, 16 30
May: 14, 28
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
4 Star (self-rated)
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.
Maximum Room Capacity
Twin/Double (subject to availability).
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.
Minimum group size 4, maximum group size 8 per vehicle.
- Domestic Flights/Airport Transfers
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
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Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured.
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Summer is between the months of December to February. South Australian summers are dry and can get quite hot. The temperature in Adelaide is often above 35°C, however daily temperatures can get as high as 45°C. The sun can be extremely intense in Australia. To avoid skin burn, seek shade whenever possible, particularly between the hours of 11am and 3pm. When out in the sun, wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face, ears and neck. Use a maximum protection, broad based spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30+, and drink plenty of water.
Autumn is between the months of March to May. Autumn is a great time to visit Adelaide. There’s a lot of sunshine and the weather usually stays in the low to mid 20s. Autumn colours are best seen in the Adelaide Hills and the reds and oranges peak around Anzac Day.
Winter is between the months of June to August. South Australia gets most of its rainfall during the winter months. Winter temperatures in South Australia hover around 15.9°C. It gets colder in the Adelaide Hills and the Outback, often dipping below 10°C.
Spring is between the months September to November. Spring is awash with colour and the purple jacaranda trees are a popular attraction during this time. Trees are a lush green and flowers bloom in the city parks. The average daily temperature in spring is a pleasant 21.7°C.
1 lunch is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile.
Please note: This tour is Easy to Moderate with some off-road trails. A good level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
· Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
- TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website.
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property you are due to stay with.
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.