Cycling in South Australia


Beautiful close up scene of bicycle at sunset sun on blue sky with vintage colors silhouette of bike forward to sun wonderful rural South Australia
One of the best ways to explore South Australia is on two wheels, wind rushing through your hair under the bright blue sky. There’s lots of things to see on a ride. Better yet, you get to experience it all at your own pace.

There are also some great cycle tours to take. Even if you don’t ride often you can take a tour through some gentle and beautiful areas.

Ride through the picturesque landscape of sculptured esplanades, rolling hills, charming villages, spectacular coastal views and breathe deeply of that crisp and fresh coastal air.

You have lots of options on a ride through South Australia, let your interests guide you. There’s fantastic cellar doors to visit, you could plan a trip to see some of the local produce being made or you could stop by all the local art galleries. You could take a coastal route atop dramatic cliffs, or plan a gentle ride through the laid back Adelaide Hills. You could also explore the beautiful city of Adelaide itself.

Make sure you plan to stop off for a casual meal at one of the fantastic hip café’s where the coffee is sublime, or plan to end your trip at one of the fine dining establishments scattered throughout the state.

Take one of the recreation trails to visit all of Adelaide’s attractions in one awesome day trip.

Make sure you check out Adelaide’s awesome Cycle-Instead app to plan your trip around the city.

For Family Groups, make sure you look into the River Torrens Linear Park. It’s a 35-kilometre cycling and walking trails that runs from the sea to the Adelaide foothills, right through the CBD. It follows the picturesque River Torrens and you can split the trail up however you like meaning it can be as short or as long as you like, also having that attraction of let’s just see what’s around the next corner”.

For mountain bikers, the State’s great network of forests offer some awesome mountain biking trailers. Standouts include the Kuitpo Forest in the south and Bundaleer Forest in the mid north.


Head to the Clare Valley wine region for a leisurely ride. There’s a 27-kilometre trail that runs along an old railways line past the vibrant vineyards, historic townships and cellar doors. The trail starts in Auburn which is about a 90 minute drive from Adelaide.

Take a seaside ride on the Encounter Bikeway. An on-road shared path that links Victor Harbor and Goolwa and takes you past the dramatic coastal scenery of South Australia and through picturesque seaside towns such as Port Elliot and Middelton. This trail is 22-kilometres long

You can hire bikes in Adelaide and there are great guided tour operators both in Adelaide and in the State’s regional areas.