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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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Yangie Bay to Long Beach Hike – Coffin Bay National Park

Walking
20km return

Known for its remote coastal scenery, the bays and coastline around the Coffin Bay National Park are ideal for boating, fishing, sailing, scuba diving and windsurfing. You can explore the park’s coastal landscapes of high windswept cliffs and massive dunes, pounding surf beaches and sheltered sandy bays. At the southern end of the park is […]

Walking 7 Hours Intermediate

Bararranna Hike – Arkaroola

Walking
7.0km return

The scenery is always changing along this winding route, as it crosses shaly hills and passes between the high walls of Arkaroola Creek. There is plenty to interest geologists. There are massive Merinjina Tillite deposits from the glaciation which started about 700 million years ago; there is the distinctive wedge shape of Bararranna Hill in […]

Walking 3.5 Hours Intermediate

Sturt River Linear Park

Walking  |  Cycling
13.50km

This shared use trail has been developed across a number of council areas. More information can be found: City of Onkaparinga City of Mitcham City of Marion  

Walking 3.94 Hours Intermediate
Cycling 2.16 Hours Intermediate

The Dutchmans Valley Hike – The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park

Walking
10.0km return

The Dutchmans Valley Hike (5 hrs return, 10km return) This track takes you west of the Dutchman range to two lookouts with spectacular views down Spencer Gulf and north-west towards Lake Torrens. Follow the Northern Boundary Track for 1.8 km before turning south along the Valley Track. Trail markings end where the Heysen Trail leads […]

Walking 5.0 Hours Intermediate

The Dutchmans Stern Hike – The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park

Walking
10.5km return

The Dutchmans Stern Hike (5 hrs return, 10.5km loop) Explore the scrubland, gorges and open woodland that this park is known for. The bluff known as the Dutchmans Stern, located 10km north east of Quorn, is a prominent landmark. Home to a host of plants and animals, the Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park has plenty of […]

Walking 5.0 Hours Intermediate
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