Top 5 Rides around Adelaide
South Australia boosts great on-road trails, from sea to vines, parklands, and more...
Below is our top 5 On-road rides in and around Adelaide. For maps and info, visit the office at 111 Franklin St, Adelaide or call +61 8 8168 9999. We are always happy to help you on your way!
River & Coast Ride (30 km loop)
Head to the River Torrens from the CBD & enjoy a leisurely ride along the bike path all the way to West Beach. Turn left & follow the bike path all the way to Glenelg & then return back to the city using the West Side Bikeway. Mainly bike paths the whole way and fantastic views of the river & beaches of Adelaide.
Waterfall Gully (25 km ride/7.6km walk - return)
A 12 km gentle climb on sealed roads to the Waterfall Gully and Cleland Conservation Park. From here you can view the spectacular waterfalls (especially during the winter months) park your bike & take on the extra challenge of a hike to the Mt Lofty Summit - approximately 75 minutes walk (3.8km) to get to the top. Enjoy the scenery from Adelaide's highest point & return down the hill.
Beach Cruise (50km loop)
Starting at Glenelg - Adelaide's premier seaside suburb head north along the coast all the way to Outer Harbour. The shared use path follows the coast with some sections on the road. Riding through Henley Square, Grange, Semaphore with plenty of options for places to relax & revive. Turning at Outer Harbour & follow the route back to Glenelg. Trains can transport your bike from Adelaide to Hove Station & return.
Coast to Vines Rail Trail (38km Marino-Willunga)
Starting at Marino Rocks follow the shared use bike path all the way to Mclaren Vale - enjoy spectacular coast views through to the vistas of vines in the wine growing area of the Vales. Add on the extra 6km through to Willunga & even take the challenge of the climb of Willunga Hill made famous by the Tour Down Under race. Cycle back to Marino Rocks or Noarlunga Centre to return by train to the CBD.
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Mt Lofty Challenge (44km return)
At 727 metres - Adelaide's highest point - take on the challenge of climbing to the summit. The majority of the climb is on the Tollgate Bike Path with other road sections. The climb is fairly long but with some sections that flatten out a little to rest your legs. No facilities until you get to Crafers so make sure you are well stocked with food & water supplies to get you to the top.
For more suggested rides, go to our online book store to purchase your copy of Where to Ride Adelaide or BikeSA - including detailed maps, route directions, profiles and photographs. Also, check out our Events and Join a Ride Group or pick up your hard copy of "Cycling & Walking Maps" from our office at 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide to help plan your cycling adventures.
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