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Traversing the picturesque Clare Valley wine region, the Riesling Trail is one of the first rail-trails to be developed in South Australia. Developed by the Office for Recreation and Sport and the Clare Valley community, the trail runs for 27-kilometres along the old Riverton to Spalding railway line.

The trail runs between the towns of Clare and Auburn - approximately two hours drive north of Adelaide. It is well compacted, making it suitable for recreational walkers, off-road bicycles, wheelchairs and pushers. Named after the grape and wine variety that the region is famous for, the Riesling Trail travels past many cellar doors and other visitor attractions, making it ideal for those wanting a leisurely walk with a distraction or two!

There are numerous loop trails which allow users to return to their starting point without travelling over old ground. Car parking is available in Clare, Sevenhill, Watervale and Auburn.

The Riverton Trails (1mb PDF) in the Gilbert Valley offer further cycling and walking opportunities whilst in the region.

The Riesling Trail Guide can be downloaded in full here (1.6mb PDF).

For more information on the Riesling & Rattler Trails download the map (2.72mb PDF) or the trail brochure (2.05mb PDF).


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