Located just about an hour from Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is known for its exquisite wine fields. In addition to being famous for its gorgeous wine tasting trails, a great way to experience this region is to pick up a map and take off on a cycling trail.
Popular Cycling Trails in Barossa Valley
Depending on your stamina and inclination you can pick cycling trails ranging between 7 km to as much as 269 km long. For the adventurous kind, through these gorgeous journeys you will be able to explore vineyards, hamlets and even exciting mountain biking trails.
Treading on the Jack Bobridge Trail
One popular option among visitors is the Jack Bobridge Track, a 27 km long journey that takes you through Tanunda, Lyndoch and Gawler, mostly on the former railway line but it does include some short, sharp hills to challenge you.
This track provides cyclists an extremely scenic ride beside the North Para River. You pass through vineyards that spread all the way up to the horizon and you can make stops at local wineries and eat some of the finest food the region has to offer. This trail will also provide cyclists a sealed link from the Barossa Valley all the way to Adelaide through the Stuart O’Grady trail.
One of the biggest highlights of this trail is the St. Hallett’s stop that is located only 3 km from Tanuda. Reminiscent of the German settlements that were prevalent in the first half of the 19th century, this area offers charming experiences for those who wish to make a pit-stop. Also you can explore Roland Flat and call in to Jacob’s Creek winery while on this trail.
For a lighter ride, consider venturing on the Angaston to Nuriootpa Track, a well surfaced gentle 7km track along the old railway line.
The Kidman Trail is a long distance (270km) multi-use walking, horse riding and cycling trail which connects the Barossa to McClaren Vale through the Adelaide Hills as it runs from Kapunda to Willunga.
Mount Crawford Forest offers lots of opportunities for mountain bike exploring via the many forest service tracks.
With the help of a map and some planning, you will be able to venture on some memorable journeys in and around the Barossa Valley region.