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Adelaide, Australia
McLaren Vale Wine Tour by Bike
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icon8 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Enjoy McLaren Vale on two wheels on an easy-paced bike tour that highlights the bucolic beauty of this renowned South Australian wine region. Cycle through Kuitpo Forest and past pretty vineyards as you make your way to at least two wineries for wine tastings of regional varietals like shiraz. A lunch of fresh produce from local farms is included, as is round-trip transport from Adelaide to McLaren Vale, where you start biking. This tour is limited to nine people to provide a small-group experience with personalized attention from a guide.
  • Visit at least two local wineries for wine tastings
  • Enjoy mixed platters of local produce for lunch
  • Pedal at an easy, relaxing pace through the beautiful Kuitpo Forest and vineyards of McLaren Vale
  • Small-group tour limited to nine provides an intimate experience with a guide
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Transport by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle between Adelaide and McLaren Vale
Use of bicycle and helmet
Wine tasting at two wineries
Lunch
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
91 Franklin St , 91 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Outside Coach Terminal by Electric Car Chargers and passenger drop off.

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9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.If pick up from hotel requested then we will meet outside Adelaide Coach terminal at 91 Franklin St.
Your day trip starts with pickup in Adelaide by luxury vehicle for the journey south of the city to McLaren Vale, one of Australia’s top wine regions, known for its production of shiraz. Receive a brief introduction to the bike tour before hopping on your high-quality mountain bike and taking off with your experienced guide.

Pedal through Kuitpo Forest, home to abundant radiata pines that keep the path shady, and cycle along parts of the Kidman Trail. Because your tour starts from one of the highest points in the region, you can enjoy a leisurely ride down Willunga Hill while you admire scenic vineyard views. Pass by wineries surrounded by vine-covered slopes, and stop at two wineries for wine tastings. If you purchase any bottles of your favorite varietals, they can be transported in the tour vehicle. Additional stops may also be made depending on time and the interests of your group.

Lunch is provided from a mix of produce and other items from local farms, giving you the opportunity to enjoy more of the region’s culinary delights. Then continue by bike to your final stop, which you may choose as a group with your guide. Perhaps you’d like to try beer instead of wine with a visit to a local microbrewery, for instance. If your legs are too tired to go on at this point, you may hop in the tour vehicle. At the end of your bike ride, you and your purchases are driven back to Adelaide for drop-off at your hotel, where you just might feel like uncorking one of your new bottles to toast your McLaren Vale adventure.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Escapegoat Adventures
We will pick up in Central Adelaide
Stop At:  
McLaren Vale Wine and Food District
Roll through McLaren Vale, stopping at Wineries and Breweries along the way
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 11 and under
  • This tour operates with a maximum of nine people
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Escapegoat Adventures Pty Ltd.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during McLaren Vale Wine Tour by Bike?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during McLaren Vale Wine Tour by Bike?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by McLaren Vale Wine Tour by Bike.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during McLaren Vale Wine Tour by Bike?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by McLaren Vale Wine Tour by Bike.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during McLaren Vale Wine Tour by Bike?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by McLaren Vale Wine Tour by Bike.

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I rarely ride, but that day I did mountain biking!
Linda_H
, May 2022
This ride is memorable. We rode on an overcast day with heavy drizzle at the end of the first leg of riding. There are some parts of the ride that may be tricky. For me, I do not ride often and if I do they are on flat grounds. This ride can be quite exciting but it is recommended that you go if you are confident of manipulating the bike according to the line of ride, and are able to negotiate slopes. It's a nice to ride to visit vineyards and absolutely recommended for those who has mountain bike experience. I might have to practise more before I attempt again, as during the trip I fell 3 times when my control wasn't good enough and it went off the course, or I rode over a rock and tripped. At places I was not confident at all, I just got down and pushed my bike. At some narrow path, falling over to the left may means rolling down the slope. So, know your limits!
star-5
Awesome Experience!
Abbie_M
, May 2022
Fantastic day out. We absolutely loved it! Lee was a great guide and the day was more than we expected! Thank you for a great experience!
star-5
Thought I was biking in the Mediterranean
Mike_V
, Apr 2022
As long as you don’t focus on the architecture, you can imagine biking in the south of France (handy in times of covid). Bikes were well maintained. Ian was super professional and friendly. The wine and food at Gemtree was delicious. A great day of food, fitness and wine.
star-4
Good times
Georgina_C
, Mar 2022
It was an adventure and the wineries were great. The views were stunning and the mountain bike trail was exciting
star-5
Rain, hail or sunshine
Rory_B
, Jun 2021
We cycled in rain, hail and sun- and it was all fabulous fun. I highly recommend this experience, even if my credit card it a bit exhausted from wine orders.
star-5
Go for it!
Shweta_S
, Jan 2021
Great way to explore the McLaren Vale region. Ian was great and endured the tour was fun and adventurous.
star-5
Very nice day
Evariste_T
, Mar 2020
Very nice day and trip We had a lot of fun, nice ride and wine testing I really recommand it All was parefctly organized from pick up to rides, food and testing
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thanks so much for your revoew, glad you had a great day! Cheers, Ian
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great day with stops at unique...
CARON W
, Mar 2018
Great day with stops at unique cellar doors and a chance to get a good insight into the ethos behind the wine. Delicious lunch and an opportunity to get to know other people on the tour. Cycling not too advanced but varied and interesting .. little bit off road little bit on road with mostly downhill stretches. Thanks to Ian our guide, Paul and Caron
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Ian is running this family business...
Deborah L
, Dec 2017
Ian is running this family business as a Bike tour guide for one-day trips in McLaren Vale including everything I like: great views, sport, nature, good food, great wine and beer tasting opportunities, along with providing the right amount of information. Friendly, knowledgeable, kind, fun, Ian is one person who can create such great day. Done in a small group, this is pleasant and manageable, and the level of fitness required for the mountain bike ride is accessible to everyone - bike, gloves, mountain bikes provided. It was a great day, with the right amount of fun, friendliness, sport, nature, and tasting. High recommendation to discover the surroundings of Adelaide or simply enjoy a day of fun if you live in there.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent tour. Ian was a...
IngridMaria_B
, Sep 2016
Excellent tour. Ian was a knowledgeable guide and intent on making sure everyone had a good day. Terrain was good and the visits organised and fun. Great group of people!
star-5
I really enjoyed this tour. There...
Karen Y
, Mar 2016
I really enjoyed this tour. There are many wine tours but this one has a twist. If you are reasonably fit the mountain bike riding is great fun as it takes you through some woodland areas then onto roads and tracks which are mostly down hill with only one small up hill but this depends on which vineyards you visit. Better than being cooped up in a minibus.
star-5
Only my wife and I on this tour led...
clive r d
, Mar 2016
Only my wife and I on this tour led by Lee. He was first class and looked after us very well. Good bikes and interesting day with good wineries visited. very satisfied Clive and Ruth Davies
star-5
Awesome - I wish it was longer and we...
James L
, Feb 2016
Awesome - I wish it was longer and we could have ridden more. Highly recommend!
star-5
This was a great day out. We enjoyed...
John C
, Jan 2016
This was a great day out. We enjoyed the riding which was just enough considering the warm weather. The 2 wineries chosen were excellent and we arrived home to find the wine we ordered waiting at our door. Great lunch, company and Ian was very flexible with fitting in with the needs and interests of the group. Highly recommend this tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
What a great day! Collected from...
jenallsopp
, Mar 2015
What a great day! Collected from hotel by friendly, competent tour leader and driven into Hills via scenic route. Tested our quality bikes riding through the forest then onto McLaren Vale for sampling all the region has to offer. Lunch of shared platters was delicious too. There's no better way to visit this region!
star-5
The absolute best way to see the...
Fiona S
, Nov 2014
The absolute best way to see the country and taste the wine. Ian, our tour guide, was lovely, friendly and very obliging for our needs. The small group was very friendly and we all shared experiences etc. over a lovely drop of local wine. I would definitely recommend this tour. My husband and I are 50+ and we handled the ride , no problem.
star-5
This is an absolute must do!!! The...
Kristine H
, Sep 2014
This is an absolute must do!!! The countryside scenery can not be experienced on foot or in a van, it just can't. The lovely smell of the flowers, the wind in your hair and the smile on your face as you travel on the bikes is second-to-none. I would do this tour, again and again. Ian was our guide, he was professional, safe and fun to spend the day with!
star-5
Very well run and the weather was...
WILLIAM H
, Aug 2014
Very well run and the weather was great. We were the only two on the tour, so we got one on one treatment. The country side was magnificent and the lunch and wineries were great too.
star-5
Best way so far to see the sights of...
DIAHANN C
, Nov 2013
Best way so far to see the sights of Adelaide and enjoy the McLaren Valley wine country. Saw lots of Kangaroos because we went to places the cars can't get too. Recommend to all ages and fitness. Ian and Deb look after you from the moment you step outside your hotel.

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