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Adelaide | Fleurieu Peninsula | Adelaide Hills

1 to 5 April 2019

A carefully tailored, fully supported five-day food and wine lovers cycling tour through our local rolling Fleurieu Peninsula and Adelaide Hills.

We have carefully selected four of the best local iconic restaurants to provide us with a personal, bespoke and engaging local culinary experience. We are working with restaurant head chefs, proprietors and sommeliers as well as local providores, growers, wine makers and brewers to help guide us through the food and wine of our local region.

Imagine rolling hills, quiet back roads, ocean vistas, vineyards, tantalising local food and slow drinks in the autumn sun...

 
Prize Draw

Register for the Velo Vino before the end of December for your chance to win a night at the 5 Star Adelaide Pullman on Sunday 31 March 2019. All existing registrants will be automatically entered into the draw. Prize will be drawn on January 31.

  • Room night is Sunday 31 March 2019, this is non changeable.
  • Room is awarded to tour guest only and is non-transferable.
  • If the prize winner cancels their Velo Vino booking the prize is no longer valid.
  • The prize is deluxe king or twin room including breakfast. All other incidentals are to be covered by the guest
  • On winning the prize, Bike SA will confirm the room booking directly with the Pullman Hotel.

Where, When, What
  • Adelaide | McLaren Vale | Normanville | Victor Harbor | Mt Lofty | Adelaide
  • 1 to 5 April 2019
  • 5 days cycling - 50 to 80 km each day along back roads in the Fleurieu Peninsula and Adelaide Hills (mechanical and vehicular support)
  • Boutique and bespoke evening meals, premium lunches, hot breakfasts as well as daily on-route refreshments (no breakfast on day one, no dinner on day five)
  • Wine, beer and or food tastings and experiences to compliment the evening meals (daily)
  • Meet with iconic local growers, producers, brewers, sommeliers and chefs (daily)
  • Luxury hotel, resort and apartment style accommodation
Highlights

  • A hosted tasting with d'Arenberg Chief Winemaker Chester Osborne in the d'Arenberg Cube
  • Dinner at the historic (1851) Salopian Inn under the care of Head Chef Karena Armstrong
  • Sample some beers at Smiling Samoyed Brewery, one of South Australia's favourite microbreweries
  • Be taken on a culinary journey through the Fleurieu with the crew at Leonards Mill (1851)
  • Take some time to enjoy the charming old whaling village of Victor Harbor
  • Enjoy regional seafood where the locals go at the beautifully set Flying Fish Cafe, Horseshoe Bay in Port Elliot
  • Spend time in Australia's oldest German settlement of Hahndorf or if you are feeling adventurous you could try mountain biking at the Cudlee Creek Mountain Bike Reserve (Fees apply)
  • An evening meal prepared outside on the grounds (weather permitting) by Head Chef Jin Choi and the crew at the historic Mount Lofty House

Prices and Registration
Sign up now with a $250 deposit. Total price = $2,800.00
Your place on the Velo Vino can be held with a $250 deposit when you register using a hard copy form
Registration Includes
  • 4 and 5 Star accommodation Monday 1 to Friday 5 April
  • Hot breakfast, premium meals as well as on-route refreshments (no breakfast Monday, no dinner Friday)
  • Personal engagement over the course of our evening meals which could include highlighting particular local foods, producers and providores as well as introduction into local methods of food preparation
  • Wine tastings, cellar door visits or sommelier appearances via our Meet the Maker program
  • Opportunities to meet many local food producers and colourful characters at the farm gate
  • Mechanical support and vehicular support on-route
  • Fully supported luggage transfers and bus transfers (including bike) on tour
  • Inaugural VeloVino Jersey
Optional Extras
  • Massage therapy
  • Bike hire - road, hybrid or mtb - contact Bike SA office for details
  • A day of mountain biking at Cudlee Creek Mountain Bike Reserve
  • We can also inform you on a range of other location dependent optional experiences
  • Clothes and bike washing facilities available most days

Participant Information

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FAQ

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Itinerary & Route Maps

Day 1 - Adelaide to McLaren Vale (map)
  • Starting from CBD we cycle south along Adelaide's lovely coastline and the Coast to Vines Rail Trail on our way to McLaren Vale
  • We visit the new and fascinating d'Arenberg Cube with Chester Osbourne, d'Arenberg Wines Chief winemaker, hosting our own private wine tasting
  • Dinner at the historic (1851) Salopian Inn under the care of Head Chef Karena Armstrong local and seasonal Fleurieu produce including herbs and vegetables from their own private garden
  • Serafino Winery Accommodation - premium resort and spa rooms
Day 2 - McLaren Vale to Normanville (map)
  • Cycling further south, we will cycle Willunga Hill the most famous climb in the Tour Down Under as well as Fork Tree Road noted for its spectacular views of the Fleurieu coastline.
  • Enjoy a selection of beer at one of South Australia's favourite microbreweries, the Smiling Samoyed in Myponga.
  • The passionate staff at Leonards Mill (1851) will treat our culinary senses as they take us on a plated journey around the Fleurieu Peninsula following their eat local philosophy.
  • Normanville Shores Luxury apartments
Day 3 - Normanville to Victor Harbor (map)
  • From coast to coast we cycle over the top of the range giving views of both coastlines and undulating landscape of the Fleurieu Peninsula
  • We lunch and spend some time in the charming historical whaling station of Victor Harbor turquoise waters of Encounter Bay.
  • Enjoy some of the best local seafood and local culture at the wonderful Flying Fish Café set in Horseshoe Bay in Port Elliot for our evening culinary experience
  • Bluff Resort Accommodation- Luxury apartments with unrivalled views of Encounter Bay and Victor Harbor
  • Day 4 - Victor Harbour to Mount Lofty (map) (inc. transfer)
  • After a bus ride from Victor Harbor to Mount Torrens we cycle through the European like back valleys of the Adelaide Hills on our way to Mount Lofty, the highest point of the Mount Lofty Ranges
  • We stop in Australia's oldest German settlement Hahndorf for lunch and have some time off of the bike to explore specialty providores and German based cafés and eateries
  • If you are feeling energetic and adventurous you could take an optional day out at the Cudlee Creek Mountain Bike Reserve (extra cost - details to come)
  • Mount Lofty House will host us for a celebratory last night and will include food by Head Chef Jin Choi and his team prepared out on the lawns of the historical homestead (weather permitting).
  • All of this overlooking the Piccadilly Valley the food bowl and one of the most beautiful places in the Mount Lofty Rangers
  • Mount Lofty House accommodation - Heritage listed and newly renovated king sized rooms
  • Day 5 - Mount Lofty to Adelaide (map)
    • We can start off slowly on your last day as we have allowed a little more time for your morning rise to enjoy a leisurely breakfast (after a night of wine, celebration and farewells) before you head off on the descent back into Adelaide along the wonderfully car free Linear Park.

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VeloVino 2019 - 1 to 5 April
A brand new, premium cycling tour offering

'VeloVino on the Epicurean Way', a first for a multi-day food and wine lovers cycling tour!