5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

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  • Location: Adelaide, Australia
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
See the stunning beauty of Adelaide’s native bushland on a small group bicycle tour down from the summit of Mount Lofty. On this relaxing, all-downhill ride, travel from the highest point in the mountain range for an unparalleled look at the hills and plains below. Fuel up for the ride with morning tea, catch a glimpse of koalas and kangaroos with a stop at Cleland Wildlife Park. Outfitted with a high-quality mountain bike and experienced guide, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Adelaide from a distinctly different vantage point.

Highlights

  • Fully guided bike tour from the summit of Mount Lofty to Adelaide
  • Visit Cleland Wildlife Park and spot koalas, kangaroo and wallabies in their native environment
  • Gentle, downhill ride, suitable for anyone who is comfortable riding a bike on uneven roads
  • All necessary equipment included, including high-quality mountain bike and helmet
  • Small-group tour limited to 6 people provides an intimate experience and ensures personal attention from your guide

What You Can Expect

Mount Lofty Descent Bike Tour from Adelaide

Mount Lofty Descent Bike Tour

After being fitted for a high-quality mountain bike and helmet, depart from your centrally located Adelaide hotel in a luxury 4WD vehicle to the summit of the mountain. Along the way, stop to pose for a picture-perfect snapshot high above the city; tree-covered mountains, verdant bushland and rolling hills serve as your backdrop. Once you reach your starting point, an experienced guide will lead you on a relaxed descent from 2,329 feet (710 meters), the highest point in the Mt Lofty Ranges. Wind your way down the mountain and enjoy views of the Adelaide hills. Your route takes you to Cleland Conservation Park, a vital home to bushland, stringybark forest, and waving fields of grassland. Cycle leisurely through this 85-acre (35-hectare) bushland habitat, and see animals roaming in their natural habitats.

Take a break from the gentle ride to get up close and personal with Australia’s native creatures that live in the conservation area. Greet gentle wallabies, feed emus and maybe even pat a koala. Wander through the park, admiring other wildlife rarely found outside Australia, before relaxing for early morning tea. Hop back on your bike to traverse trails and spot more of the creatures that call the conservation park home.

The downhill ride continues through Chambers Gully, an offshoot of Waterfall Gully that houses old ruins, springs and many koalas snoozing high in the trees. Experience more of the breathtaking views during your descent through beautiful natural surroundings, taking in the sight of the city from high above it. Finish your journey through the bushland on a path that leads you into Adelaide’s quiet roads and suburbs. After experiencing a different view of the city pedaling through South Australia’s capital, you’re transported back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Excellent, Great fun...and very well guided by Ian.
We opted not to visit the actual wildlife park, except for coffee and muffins before heading down the mountain, spotting and photographing Koalas in the trees and then through the back roads and cycle tracks to the city.
Great half day trip, picked up from hotel, top guide, good bikes, and great value. Highly recommended, even if you haven't been mountain biking before.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Brilliant but quite scary at the start if, like me, you haven't been on a bike for many years. Ian was fantastic, very patient and helpful. The stop at the wildlife park was great, petting a koala and feeding the Kangaroos. Also coffee and cake which was very welcome. Thoroughly enjoyable and great value.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was one of the highlights to our trip to Australia. Ian, our guide, was well organized and guided us down the trail expertly. It is a great way to see Cleland Park and the views on the descent were spectacular. Ian stopped several times to point out Koalas in the trees and the Magpies were racing us down the hill. It was nice to have a tour that involved exercise as well as seeing some beautiful scenery. Thanks Ian for making our trip to Australia really special.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great tour! Guide was friendly and knowledgeable and very helpful with using the bikes. Trail through the bush of the park was easy to ride and we saw koalas and other animals in the wild.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Great way to spend a morning in Adelaide. Really enjoyed it. Our guide was really good and looked after us fantastically

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

Good, outdoor and enjoyable experience. Not a lot of things for active teenagers to do in Adelaide but this was a good one - my son enjoyed it. Tour operator is a great guy.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

A good way to see a part of Adelaide you wouldn't normally see. Biking on the trails was good fun and you don't need to be a pro mountain biker to do it. Cleland Park was good but seeing koala's in the wild was a bit special. Overall we were very pleased to have done the tour.

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