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Mount Lofty Descent Bike Tour from Adelaide
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Overview

Experience the natural beauty of the Adelaide region on a downhill bike tour from the summit of Mount Lofty. With a guide, you’ll start your bike ride at the highest point of the Mt Lofty Ranges, where you can marvel at the panoramic vista before hopping on your mountain bike and taking off down the hill. Make a stop at Cleland Wildlife Park to spot kangaroos and koalas, and stay energized with morning tea. Round-trip transportation by comfortable 4WD vehicle from Adelaide to Mount Lofty is included. This tour is limited to nine people to provide a small-group experience with personalized attention.
  • Fully guided bike tour from the summit of Mount Lofty to Adelaide
  • Visit Cleland Wildlife Park and spot koalas, kangaroo and wallabies in their native environment
  • Enjoy a gentle downhill ride suitable for anyone comfortable riding a bike on uneven roads
  • All necessary equipment included, including high-quality mountain bike and helmet
  • Small-group tour limited to nine people provides a personalized experience with a guide
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Transport by air-conditioned minibus to the summit of Mount Lofty
Use of bicycle and helmet
Coffee and/or Tea
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Snacks
Entry to Cleland Wildlife Park
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

If not requested hotel pick up, meet outside Coach Terminal at 91 Franklin st, by Electric Car Charging and passenger drop off.

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9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your cycling adventure starts as you’re outfitted with a high-quality mountain bike and helmet. Then leave Adelaide behind by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle for the drive up to the summit of Mount Lofty—elevation 2,329 feet (710 meters).

During the drive, stop for a photo op above the city, with the verdant mountains and Australian bush as your backdrop. Then hop on your bike when you get to the summit, the highest point in the Mt Lofty Ranges, and follow your guide down the mountain, pedaling at a relaxed pace as you admire views of the Adelaide Hills. You’ll be cycling through Cleland Conservation Park, an 85-acre (35-hectare) bush habitat that protects an environment of bushland, stringyback forest and grassy fields; keep your eyes open for roaming animals while you ride.

Take a break when you reach Cleland Wildlife Park for an animal encounter with some of Australia’s most beloved native creatures, from emus to wallabies to koalas, and then refuel with morning tea before returning to your bike to ride through Chambers Gully, an offshoot of Waterfall Gully, home to springs, ruins and koalas who snooze high up in the trees. Continue enjoying scenic views of the hills and the city, and finish your 2-wheeled journey on a trail that leads you into Adelaide’s quiet suburbs.

When you reach your end point, your tour concludes with transport to your hotel.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Escapegoat Adventures
Pick up from the city in the Escapegoat Van
Stop At:  
Mount Lofty Summit
Take in the stunning views at Mt Lofty Summit.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cleland Wildlife Park
Spend an hour or so exploring Cleland Wildlife Park where you will see Koalas and Kangaroos, then finish off with a morning tea
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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 wear comfortable clothing suitable for bike riding. Closed-toe shoes are essential
  • 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 Mount Lofty Descent Bike Tour from Adelaide?
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 Mount Lofty Descent Bike Tour from Adelaide?
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 Mount Lofty Descent Bike Tour from Adelaide.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mount Lofty Descent Bike Tour from Adelaide?
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 Mount Lofty Descent Bike Tour from Adelaide.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mount Lofty Descent Bike Tour from Adelaide?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Jeremy_S
, Apr 2022
Fun downhill mountain bike ride. + zoo park visit. Good way to see Adelaide, the view from the top shows the whole city. would recommend this tour, staff are friendly too.
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Highly recommend this...
Amie_D
, Oct 2021
Highly recommend this tour. It was so much fun and loved the wildlife park.Tour guide was so friendly and good laugh.
star-5
Amazing off road mountain biking, highly recommend.
Nicole_S
, Jan 2021
My sister and myself absolutely loved this bike tour. The friendly guide, made the tour even better with the knowledge he shared at the wildlife park, and at the old historical buildings. Amazing senery, people and coffee! Would definitely do it again, highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thanks Nicole for the review, glad you had a great day. Give us a yell if you are back in Adelaide. Cheers, Ian
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Estelle_C
, Oct 2020
Great guide, very well looked after and great experience. Equipment was excellent and well maintained.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thanks for joining us Estelle, glad Lee looked after you! Was a great day! Nice to meet you. Cheers, Ian
star-5
Good fun. Safe for amateurs. Scenery...
Glen J
, Dec 2017
Good fun. Safe for amateurs. Scenery great. Guide good fun. Get to see Koalas in the wild! Wish it was longer
star-5
Great trip. Excellent guide. Highly...
Douglas P
, Aug 2017
Great trip. Excellent guide. Highly recommend to experienced bike riders.
star-5
I was picked up at the hostel I was...
Frances_B
, Feb 2017
I was picked up at the hostel I was staying in and after picking up another couple, we drove off with our bike tour guide who was great. He gave us a quick talk about Adelaide and as we drove up to the starting point on Mount Lofty, he explained how the bike trip worked. He had great mountain bikes for us plus helmets and gloves if needed. He was great to explain that we could walk on any part of the path if we felt too nervous. I did start by walking for a small section upon our descent but then started to ride. The path varies from rocks to grass/sand mix, back to sections of rocks. No paved pathway down this mountain! We stopped at the animal sanctuary for tea and cake plus visits with the many animals looked after in the sanctuary. Once we left, I think we all felt more comfortable and relaxed more as we continued on down the mountain. The views are fabulous and it was terrific to have been able to ride through sections of the city on our way to meet the van in order to be driven back to our hostel or hotel. I am thrilled to have been successful in my first mountain bike riding adventure. The tour company was very professional and I would highly recommend signing up for this adventure in Adelaide.
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JUST GO FOR IT! I had only a few...
SengJone_G
, Sep 2016
JUST GO FOR IT! I had only a few days to see Adelaide and this was the highlight. Brush up on your bike skills first as it'll require some good handling. I was left covered in mud but so much fun! Thanks Ian for picking me up from midpoint, I almost didn't make this trip as I couldn't get a bus!
star-5
Fantastic time on this bike tour. We...
Paul J
, Jan 2016
Fantastic time on this bike tour. We saw some great wildlife on our decent including lits of koala in the wild. The bike tour is a great way to see parts of Adelaide that are off the beaten track and suitable for all abilities.
star-5
Absolutely perfect! It was a lovely...
Alyson R
, Nov 2015
Absolutely perfect! It was a lovely day with a lovely view. Our guide, Matt, was in no hurry to get us down the 'mountain'. We took our time feeding the kangaroos and admiring the teeth of the Tasmanian devil. Matt also gave us lots of warning on the 'tricky' bits of the trail which, mostly, weren't all that tricky. The bikes were in excellent shape, with good braking and a lot of traction. If you're after a challenging ride, this isn't for you. But for the traveler just wanting to get out and enjoy the scenery, it's perfect!
star-5
It was a highlight to my...
Erica G
, Oct 2015
It was a highlight to my trip. The guide is really good, stopping at critical points to guide you to the way and even though I've never done mountain bike before it was good fun. Hard enough to challenge myself. There is a walk in the park. We have some breakfast and bike again. Highly recommended
star-5
Excellent, Great fun...and very well...
icoombridge
, Mar 2015
Excellent, Great fun...and very well guided by Ian. We opted not to visit the actual wildlife park, except for coffee and muffins before heading down the mountain, spotting and photographing Koalas in the trees and then through the back roads and cycle tracks to the city. Great half day trip, picked up from hotel, top guide, good bikes, and great value. Highly recommended, even if you haven't been mountain biking before.
star-5
Brilliant but quite scary at the...
Ingrid A
, Feb 2015
Brilliant but quite scary at the start if, like me, you haven't been on a bike for many years. Ian was fantastic, very patient and helpful. The stop at the wildlife park was great, petting a koala and feeding the Kangaroos. Also coffee and cake which was very welcome. Thoroughly enjoyable and great value.
star-4
Good, outdoor and enjoyable...
Geoffrey M
, Dec 2014
Good, outdoor and enjoyable experience. Not a lot of things for active teenagers to do in Adelaide but this was a good one - my son enjoyed it. Tour operator is a great guy.
star-5
This tour was one of the highlights...
Diana M A
, Sep 2014
This tour was one of the highlights to our trip to Australia. Ian, our guide, was well organized and guided us down the trail expertly. It is a great way to see Cleland Park and the views on the descent were spectacular. Ian stopped several times to point out Koalas in the trees and the Magpies were racing us down the hill. It was nice to have a tour that involved exercise as well as seeing some beautiful scenery. Thanks Ian for making our trip to Australia really special.
star-4
A good way to see a part of Adelaide...
Iain A
, Aug 2014
A good way to see a part of Adelaide you wouldn't normally see. Biking on the trails was good fun and you don't need to be a pro mountain biker to do it. Cleland Park was good but seeing koala's in the wild was a bit special. Overall we were very pleased to have done the tour.
star-5
Great tour! Guide was friendly and...
Linda H
, Jun 2014
Great tour! Guide was friendly and knowledgeable and very helpful with using the bikes. Trail through the bush of the park was easy to ride and we saw koalas and other animals in the wild.
star-5
Great way to spend a morning in...
Martyn C
, Apr 2014
Great way to spend a morning in Adelaide. Really enjoyed it. Our guide was really good and looked after us fantastically

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