The Barossa climate and terrain support a broad range of cycling options, for road and mountain bike enthusiasts as well as those who want to tour the Barossa at a slower pace. There are several bike trails around the Barossa. Check out the suggestions below. The newest bike trail is the Jack Bobridge Track which stretches all the way from Gawler to Tanunda. The “Tour Down Under” goes through the Barossa in January too!
Seppeltsfield Road Tourist Route
How about a bit of exercise with plenty of wine and food stops along the way? With the start of the famous Seppeltsfield Road Palm Avenue only 1km from the cottages, riding along this 10km scenic tourist drive is a great way to spend the day. There are more than 15 cellar doors to stop at along the way. And if you get hungry, or feel a bit wobbly on your bike after all that good wine tasting, good places to stop for a bite to eat are Barossa Valley Estate and Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop (daily cooking demonstrations at 2pm)
>> Download Seppeltsfield Road Brochure & Map
(Note, there is not a dedicated bike lane along this road, so cyclists share the road with normal traffic)
Bike hire is available through Stonewell Cottages – two new mountain bikes, one men’s size, one woman’s size can be conveniently delivered to your cottage door. You can add bike hire as an extra when making your accommodation booking, or place an order online via our Shopping Cart. Or simply contact us on 0417 848 977 to arrange bike hire for your stay. As we only have two bikes available, pre-booking is recommended.
Barossa by bike
There are plenty of great options for cycling in the Barossa. Evan can share his local knowledge of Barossa’s road cycling routes with you, ranging from the scenic and enjoyable to the challenging and extreme! Contact Evan to find out about the Greenock TT, Menglers loop, Wednesday loop and 7 steps, just to name a few! If you wish, he can also ride with you and show you the best routes first hand. Contact Evan here.
Barossa Rail Trail
The towns of Tanunda, Nuriootpa and Angaston are connected by a shared bike and walking trail. The path from Tanunda to Nuriootpa follows along the railway line next to the Barossa Valley Way, which is the main road connecting the two towns.
The newest edition to this route, is the high quality 7km shared bike and walking path, which goes from the town of Nuriootpa up to Angaston. This section of the path starts in Nuriootpa accessed off Barossa Valley Way, just over the road from Penfolds. It follows the old rail easement and has a smooth bitumen surface and is an easy and picturesque ride or walk. Along the way there’s beautiful vineyard views, metal sculptures, and seating is provided at regular intervals. The path goes over high embankments and deep shady cuttings at the Angaston end. The trail ends at Angaston, just off the main street, right next door to the Taste Eden Valley Regional Wine Room, a great spot to drop in for a cool glass of crisp Eden Valley Riesling!
>> Download Map of Nuriootpa-Angaston BikePath
Mountain Biking Trails
For the more serious mountain biker, the Barossa ranges has some excellent forest cross country mountain bike trails in the Pewsey Vale area, which is about a 20min scenic drive from Stonewell Cottages. >> Follow the Google map to Flaxmans Valley road. Continue straight ahead onto Heggies Range road (unsealed). After about 500m, follow the road to the right. After another 500m you will come to the edge of the Pewsey Vale state forest. There are often local mountain bike riders around that are sure to be happy to show you the trails. If you have a Smart phone or GPS, you can check strava.com for mapped trails. Happy riding!
Team Barossa is a group of local road riders, who ride every Sunday using varied routes throughout the Barossa from 50km to 120km. Rides are of a social nature, but of course with friendly competition! Visitors are most welcome. Meeting point is at the Wurst Haus Bakery, Murray St Tanunda at 7.30am Sunday mornings.
Tour Down Under
Each year the Barossa plays host to the Tour Down Under and you can participate in the Bupa Challenge Tour 25 Jan 2013. It’s your opportunity to ride a stage of a UCI World Tour event, the same day as the Pro-Teams. The full course of 127km begins in Modbury and from here winds its way into the Adelaide Hills and onto the Barossa Valley for the finish in Tanunda. Additional start locations are at Kersbrook, Mt Pleasant and Nuriootpa. Click here for more Tour Down Under information.