SA's Vineyards by e-Bike
OverviewExperience the breathtaking beauty of South Australia's renowned wine region - encompassing the Barossa, McLaren Vale, and Adelaide Hills - as you embark on an unforgettable seven-day tour. Immerse yourself in idyllic landscapes, and indulge in gourmet food and exquisite wines along your e-bike journey. Create lasting memories with newfound companions in this small group highlights tour, letting nature lift your spirits and savouring every moment of this fun and energetic cycling adventure.
Your five-day cycling tour commences in Adelaide from Marino Rocks. The electric bikes add a fun element to your experience, so if you get tired, engage the battery power to whiz up hills and over uneven terrain with ease. Delight in a picturesque ride along the enchanting Coast to Vines Rail Trail, and continue your route to McLaren Vale, where stunning coastal vistas and a range of wineries await. Indulge in handcrafted cheese at the award-winning artisan cheese cellar Udder Delights in Hahndorf during a Gourmet Food & Wine Tour. Depending on the time of year, you can choose to relax with a picnic basket and a bottle of sparkling wine or dine on a delicious lunch at Beerenberg Farm.
Your journey isn’t just about sampling fine wines. As you journey through the heart of the Adelaide Hills, following the Amy Gillett Rail Trail to Mount Torrens, take a day to freely explore the beautiful and charming Barossa Valley at your own pace. Discover fresh produce, boutique stores and quaint townships. As your amazing adventure draws to a close, follow the river downstream, leading you to the seaside at Glenelg. Enjoy a final night of relaxation after your highly memorable journey.
Your tour package includes six nights of comfortable accommodation, e-bike hire, one delightful lunch, a wine-tasting, cheese sampling, all park fees, and convenient luggage transfers along your journey.
- Experience the best of South Australia’s famous wine region by electric bike
- Be guided on this small-group tour through picturesque surroundings
- Cycle the scenic Coast to Vines, Amy Gillett and Barossa Rail Trails
- Sample a cheese platter and freshly baked bread at the artisan, award-winning Udder Delights
- Enjoy free time to explore Adelaide, Barossa and Glenelg
- Indulge with an included wine-tasting at Shaw + Smith winery
- You can choose to visit iconic landmarks, such as d’Arenberg Cube and Yalumba winery
- Ride through the Barossa’s oldest commercial vineyard - Jacob’s Creek
- Explore the German-inspired town of Hahndorf
- Cycle through stunning Heysen - The Cedars property, home to late German-born painter Sir Hans Heysen
- Marvel at the architecture in Tanunda, filled with distinct church spires
- Travel along the River Torrens, taking in the native river red gums
- 4 nights of 4-star accommodation
- 2 nights of 3-star accommodation
- Enjoy one included lunch, as below:
- October to April: Picnic lunch and a bottle of Lois sparkling wine at The Lane Vineyard
- May to September: Lunch experience at Beerenberg Farm
- Tour guide on Days 2, 3, 4 and 6
- e-Bike with panniers and lights
- All park fees
- Maps provided
- Daily luggage transfer on support vehicle
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Welcome to Adelaide - a city known for thriving gastronomy, cultural diversity and heritage architecture. Once arrived in Adelaide, make your own way to the hotel accommodation where you can check in from 14:00. Enjoy an evening at leisure before your bike tour commences the following morning.
Please note: For those arriving prior to the check-in time, luggage storage is available at the hotel.
Overnight: Ibis Adelaide
Meals included: None
(Pick up from 08:00)
(Approximate cycling distance: 30 kilometres)
This morning, you will be picked up from your accommodation at 08:00 and transferred to Marino Rocks, where you will collect your e-bike and take a short ride to a cafe for coffee (included) and a tour briefing for the days ahead.
Afterwards, you will be guided along the Coast to Vines Rail Trail and the world-famous McLaren Vale. Winding along Marino's magnificent coastal cliffs and through the foothills of the renowned McLaren Vale wine region, the Coast to Vines Rail Trail offers simply stunning views while exploring the diverse attractions the region has to offer. While you’re making your way through the beautiful surroundings, your luggage will be taken to the accommodation in preparation for your arrival at approximately 12:30.
This evening, you will be staying at the spectacular Serafinos, surrounded by vines and ancient gum trees overlooking the magnificent lake. The Serafino story started in 1964, when Steve (Serafino) Maglieri arrived in Australia from Italy as a passionate teenager full of dreams. Today Steve’s daughter, Maria Maglieri is at the helm of Serafino Wine’s 300 acres of prime McLaren Vale vineyards.
You’ll have the remainder of the day at leisure to explore. We suggest visiting the iconic d’Arenberg Cube, which is a short 4.5-kilometre ride from Serafino.
Overnight: Serafino McLaren Vale
Meals included: None
(Pick up at 08:00)
(Approximate cycling distance: 15 kilometres)
This morning, you will be picked up at 08:00 and transferred to Hahndorf, where you will be guided along Main Street and to your first stop at the award-winning Udder Delights. Here you will enjoy an included cheese platter and freshly baked bread - and find some of the best artisan cheeses you’ll ever try! Afterwards, ride through the stunning Heysen - The Cedars property, home to the iconic landscape painter and early conservationist Sir Hans Heysen - before arriving at Shaw and Smith. Shaw and Smith makes wines exclusively from the Adelaide Hills, from varieties that suit the cooler climate: sauvignon blanc, riesling, chardonnay, pinot noir and shiraz. Here you will enjoy a tasting of selected wines.
Next, it’s onto either The Lane Vineyard winery or Beerenberg Farm (see below) for lunch at 12.30. From here your guide will depart and you will have the remainder of the day to explore this picturesque, German-heritage town at leisure.
Please note: If you book during the following dates your menu is as follows. • October to April: Picnic lunch and bottle of Lois sparkling wine at The Lane Vineyard
• May to September: Lunch experience at Beerenberg Farm
Overnight: The Manna by Haus Hahndorf
Meals included: Lunch
(Pick up at 08:30)
(Approximate cycling distance: 38 kilometres)
This morning you will be picked up and transferred to Oakbank, where you will be guided along the Amy Gillett Rail Trail to Mount Torrens. This stunning bikeway is shared with walkers, those on horseback and winds 17 kilometres through small townships and alongside vineyards in the Adelaide Hills countryside.
Once arrived at Mount Torrens, the bikes will be loaded into a support vehicle and you will be transferred to Sandy Creek, where you will jump back on the e-bikes and ride along the picture-perfect Barossa Rail Trail to Lyndoch for lunch (not included). After lunch, you will continue on to Tanunda riding through the Jacob’s Creek vineyard, the Barossa’s first commercial vineyard. This section showcases some of the state’s most beautiful natural terrain. Every turn offers a new surprise as towering gums give way to sweeping vistas and vineyards, against the backdrop of the Barossa Range.
This evening, you will stay at the centrally located Barossa Weintal Hotel in Tanunda. The town is known for being the heart and soul of the Barossa Valley, filled with distinct church spires, cafes, restaurants, wineries and boutique shops.
Overnight: Barossa Weintal
Meals included: None
You will have today at your own leisure to explore the beautiful Barossa. We recommend exploring Barossa’s premium food, wine and rich heritage on the quality sealed cycling trail from Angaston to Gawler via the three main townships of Nuriootpa, Tanunda and Lyndoch.
The trail is a fantastic way to explore the region, some of the highlights include:
• Ride the trail to Angaston and experience Yalumba, Australia's most historic family-owned winery for six generations, which was established in 1849. This magnificent estate is located near the town of Angaston in Eden Valley in the Barossa region. Highly recommended!
• An icon of the Barossa, the Chateau Tanunda, which was established in 1890.
• Peter Lehmann Wines, a fifth-generation Barossan who established the winery in 1979.
For those wanting to get off the trail, you can head to the Seppeltsfield Barossa Historic Winery Estate, established in 1851. Often regarded as one of Australia’s most successful wine dynasties, the Seppelt family maintained ownership of their wine interest until 1985. Now owned by viticulturist and winemaker Warren Randall, who worked for the Seppelt family during the 1980s, and is passionate to continue the Seppelt family legacy.
Another recommended stop would be at Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, one of Australia’s most well-known culinary icons. Inspired by the Barossa Valley’s abundance of fresh produce, Maggie is a respected mentor to many in the area and is celebrated for her entrepreneurial skills and natural leadership abilities in the gourmet food arena.
Overnight: Barossa Weintal
Meals included: None
(Pick up at 08:00)
(Approximate cycling distance: 35 kilometres)
This morning, you will be picked up and transferred to Athelstone, where you will be guided along the River Torrens Linear Park Trail. Lined with river red gum trees and reed beds, the trail runs along both sides of the length of the River Torrens, which you will follow downstream until you reach the picturesque Glenelg.
Once arrived in Glenelg, you will return your bikes and have the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the beauty of Adelaide’s favourite seaside destination.
Overnight: Stamford Grand Glenelg
Meals included: None
This morning, check out of your accommodation by 10:00, and make your own onward travel arrangements - following an epic adventure through the picturesque landscapes of South Australia’s most famous wine region.
Meals included: None
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September: 3, 17
October: 1, 15, 29
November: 12, 26
January: 7, 21
February: 4, 18
March: 3, 17
April: 14, 28
May: 12, 26
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Adelaide: Ibis Adelaide or similar
McLaren Vale: Serafino McLaren Vale or similar
Hahndorf: The Manna by Haus or similar
Glenelg: Stamford Grand Adelaide Hotel or similar
Barossa: Barossa Wiental or similar
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Minimum group size 4, maximum group size 8 per vehicle.
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CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Adelaide Hills’ cool climate means vibrant whites are the lifeblood of the region with punchy expressions of sauvignon blanc and fine restrained chardonnay being the two traditional white varieties. However, with its unique topography that creates several microclimates, the region is also perfect for pinot gris and pinot grigio. Summer temperatures can range between highs of 23-26 degrees Celsius and lows of 12-14 degrees Celsius, winter temperatures can range between highs of 12-13 degrees Celsius and lows of 6-7 degrees Celsius.
The Barossa Valley is arguably Australia’s most famous wine region. Classified as warm climate, the Barossa provides excellent conditions for full-bodied wines with shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and grenache dominating the red plantings. Summer temperatures can range between highs of 27-30 degrees Celsius and lows of 13-15 degrees Celsius, winter temperatures can range between highs of 14-15 degrees Celsius and lows of around 5 degrees Celsius.
McLaren Vale is one of the most geologically diverse wine regions in the world with unique interactions between geology, soils, elevation, slope, aspect, rainfall, distance from the coast and macro-climatic differences all contributing factors. Summer temperatures can range between highs of 27-28 degrees Celsius and lows of 15-17 degrees Celsius, winter temperatures can range between highs of 15-16 degrees Celsius and lows of around 9 degrees Celsius.
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