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Cycling

From mountain bike trails through South Australia’s Outback to leisurely rides through metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia has an excellent network of cycling trails perfect for all levels of rider.

Family groups can’t go past the River Torrens Linear Park – a 35-kilometre cycling and walking trail that runs from the sea to the Adelaide foothills through the city’s CBD. Following the picturesque River Torrens, the trail is ideal for those wanting a short ride that’s suitable for children and all fitness levels.

Located near the River Torrens Linear Park is the 900-kilometre Mawson Trail – a good option for mountain-bike riders. Starting just out of Adelaide and travelling to the Outback town of Blinman in the Flinders Ranges, the Mawson Trail is the ideal option for mountain bikers wanting to travel through South Australia’s remote rural and regional areas. The trail includes little-used country roads, State Forest and National Park fire trails, farm access tracks and unmade or unused road reserves, and can be ridden in sections or in its entirety.

The State’s forest network also offers some excellent mountain bike trails, including Kuitpo Forest in the south and Bundaleer Forest in the mid-north.

The Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley wine region is another good choice for people looking for a leisurely ride. The 27-kilometre trail runs along an old railway line, passing rolling vineyards, historic townships and a winery cellar door or two. The trail starts in Auburn, around 90-minutes drive north of Adelaide.

South of Adelaide, the Encounter Bikeway is an on-road and shared path facility that links the towns of Victor Harbor and Goolwa. The trail takes riders through picturesque seaside towns such as Port Elliot and Middleton, and is 22-kilometres in length.

Visitors to South Australia can hire bikes in Adelaide and in many other towns, and several tour operators run bike tours to the State’s regional areas.

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Heysen Trail – Full Trail

Walking
1200km

The Heysen Trail is one of the world’s great walking trails and the longest dedicated walking trail in Australia.The 1,200 km trail starts at Cape Jervis and winds along the beaches and sea cliffs of the south coast before passing over rolling hills and rural landscapes of the Fleurieu Peninsula and Mt Lofty Ranges. Beyond […]

Walking 60 Days

Mawson Trail – Full Trail

Cycling  |  Walking
900km

Starting just north of Adelaide and travelling to the Outback town of Blinman in the Flinders Ranges, the Mawson Trail is the ideal option for mountain bikers wanting to travel through South Australia’ s remote rural areas. Close to nine hundred kilometres long, the trail includes little-used country roads, State forest and national park fire […]

Cycling 2.32 Weeks
Walking 3.62 Weeks

River Torrens Linear Park Trail

Walking  |  Cycling
30km

This shared use trail follows 30km of river from Athelstone, following the River Torrens, through to Adelaide CBD, and then to the river mouth at West Beach/Henley Beach. Lined with River Red Gums and reed  beds, the trail is an oasis in the city and suburbs. With numerous playgrounds, picnic spots, duck-feeding spots and toilets […]

Walking 5 Hours
Cycling 3 Hours

Kersbrook Horse Trail

Horse Riding  |  Cycling  |  Walking
29.89km

The Kersbrook Horse Trail is a shared use trail in and around the town of Kersbrook and nearby Forestry SA land. Download map brochure here: Kersbrook Horse PDF The Kersbrook Horse Trail is South Australia’s only continuously looped, officially mapped horse trail. NOTES:  There is one section of the trail that is of higher risk […]

Horse Riding 6.85 Hours
Cycling 4.38 Hours
Walking 6.85 Hours Intermediate

Adelaide’s Underwater Heritage Trail

Scuba Diving
115km

Includes four shipwrecks – the Grecian, Zanoni, Star of Greece and Norma. The shipwrecks are located from Ardrossan, on Yorke Peninsula to Port Willunga on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Underwater plaques are adjacent to each vessel. Divers planning to visit the Zanoni require a permit from Heritage SA as it is situated within a protected zone. […]

Scuba Diving 1 Day Intermediate
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