South Australia November 2024

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Join me on a fabulous trip to South Australia  November 20th – 25th where we will be cycling, tasting wine and eating delicious food.
South Australia is renowned for its contrasting stunning scenery, wineries, restaurants and amazing produce.
With direct flights from Auckland that have you in Adelaide in time for lunch (and a cycle), it really is so easy and accessible.
Helen will be your guide for the 5-ish days and this tour has been carefully selected to showcase some of the best aspects of the area.

Please note, prices are based on single rooms, if you are travelling with a friend then we can offer an accomodation discount.

What you trip covers

*5 breakfasts
*5 lunches
*5 dinners
*All accommodation in single ensuite rooms
*Local transport
*All bike hire – e-bikes with a mountain bike option in Adelaide (its flat) and McLaren Vale (it is mostly downhill)
*most of the wine tasting

Not covered
*flights to Adelaide
*Insurance – this is mandatory
*Drinks aside from wine tastings

Price Per Person $3895

Day 1 – Wednesday November 20th. (cycle 19km or less)
For those flying in we will arrive in Adelaide at 10:45am.  From the airport we will travel into town to drop our bags, have a light lunch and then pick up bikes for a cycle exploration of Adelaide city and its parks.  The city is flat with many designated cycle trails, this is a great way to shake off a flight and also to get to see this pretty city.

Dinner – Concubine or Wah Hing
Accommodation – Majestic Roof Garden Hotel or similar

Day 2 – Thursday November 21st. (cycle distance 25km ish)

After breakfast we will be picked up  from our hotel and head up into MclLaren Vale in the Adelaide Hills. This is about 30km from Adelaide CBD. McLaren Vale is far removed from city life and there is a high chance of spotting some new marsupial friends.
Here we will have a gentle downhill cycle through vineyards.  Today the scenery will be glorious as we cycle through National Park areas and off the beaten track.  The cycle is mostly downhill as we will start out cycle at the highest point meaning the hills have essentially been done for you.  This cycle is most suited to mountain bikes and is suited to anyone with moderate fitness.  We can look at e-bikes by individual request but mountain bikes are easier on the trails.
Today’s lunch is a picnic platter and we will stop to visit at least 2 wineries.

Dinner – Anchovy Bandit
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel or similar


Day 3 – Friday November 22nd (cycle 18km)

Today we meet bright and early for an exploration of the wonderful Adelaide Central market.  The market is the heart of Adelaide and a melting pot of cultures, be prepared for total sensorial overload. Breakfast this morning is from your choice of cafe at the market.

After breakfast we will head by van 25.8km to Handorf for a look at this quaint town high in the hills and then on to Woodside for the vineyard loop cycle. This is a non guided cycle but we are only a phone call away from an assistance if needed. Today’s cycle is e-bikes and our first stop will be The Lane Vineyards.  Next is Nepenthe and finally we head to Shaw & Smith.

Breakfast Central Market
Lunch tbc
Dinner Fino Vino
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel or similar

Day 4 – Saturday November 23rd 
Cycle 40km

This morning we will pick up breakfast and coffee from the market and then head to the Barossa Valley (88km) bright and early and ready to cycle.
The Barossa is world famous for its wine and also locally popular for its wonderful produce.  It is the home of Australian food celebrity Maggie Beer.
First stop today will be the Barossa Farmers Market in Angaston which will give us an overview of the local produce available.
From here we will cycle on the Barossa Valley Cheese Company for a cheese tasting.
Lunch will be at a local winery (tbc) and from there we will head to gin tasting at
Seppeltsfield gin distillery

Breakfast – Market pastries and coffee
Lunch – A Barossa winery
Dinner – Harvest Kitchen
Accommodation Barossa – tbc

Day 5 – Sunday November 19 Cycle 20 km

This morning we will head on our bikes to Maggie Beer Farm Kitchen for coffee, then onto a wine tasting followed by an early lunch.
In the afternoon we will then head back into Adelaide in time for those who want to take a stroll through the Rundle Mall shops before heading to the lovely Fugazzi for our final dinner.

Breakfast –
Lunch – Saltrams tbc
Dinner – Fugazzi
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel or similar


Day 6 – Monday November 20
The direct Flight back to NZ leaves at 11.45am so there is time for an early breakfast and then off to the airport.


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