• Location: Adelaide, Australia
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Experience the natural beauty of the Adelaide region on a downhill bike tour from the summit of Mount Lofty. With a guide, you’ll start your bike ride at the highest point of the Mt Lofty Ranges, where you can marvel at the panoramic vista before hopping on your mountain bike and taking off down the hill. Make a stop at Cleland Wildlife Park to spot kangaroos and koalas, and stay energized with morning tea. Round-trip transportation by comfortable 4WD vehicle from Adelaide to Mount Lofty is included. This tour is limited to nine people to provide a small-group experience with personalized attention.

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
  • Enjoy a gentle downhill ride suitable for anyone comfortable riding a bike on uneven roads
  • All necessary equipment included, including high-quality mountain bike and helmet
  • Small-group tour limited to nine people provides a personalized experience with a guide

What You Can Expect

Mount Lofty Descent Bike Tour from Adelaide

Cleland Wildlife Park

Your cycling adventure starts as you’re outfitted with a high-quality mountain bike and helmet. Then leave Adelaide behind by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle for the drive up to the summit of Mount Lofty—elevation 2,329 feet (710 meters).

During the drive, stop for a photo op above the city, with the verdant mountains and Australian bush as your backdrop. Then hop on your bike when you get to the summit, the highest point in the Mt Lofty Ranges, and follow your guide down the mountain, pedaling at a relaxed pace as you admire views of the Adelaide Hills. You’ll be cycling through Cleland Conservation Park, an 85-acre (35-hectare) bush habitat that protects an environment of bushland, stringyback forest and grassy fields; keep your eyes open for roaming animals while you ride.

Take a break when you reach Cleland Wildlife Park for an animal encounter with some of Australia’s most beloved native creatures, from emus to wallabies to koalas, and then refuel with morning tea before returning to your bike to ride through Chambers Gully, an offshoot of Waterfall Gully, home to springs, ruins and koalas who snooze high up in the trees. Continue enjoying scenic views of the hills and the city, and finish your 2-wheeled journey on a trail that leads you into Adelaide’s quiet suburbs.

When you reach your end point, your tour concludes with transport to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Glen J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Good fun. Safe for amateurs. Scenery great. Guide good fun. Get to see Koalas in the wild! Wish it was longer

Douglas P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great trip. Excellent guide. Highly recommend to experienced bike riders.

Michael F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Fantastic highly recommended!

Fran

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

I was picked up at the hostel I was staying in and after picking up another couple, we drove off with our bike tour guide who was great. He gave us a quick talk about Adelaide and as we drove up to the starting point on Mount Lofty, he explained how the bike trip worked. He had great mountain bikes for us plus helmets and gloves if needed. He was great to explain that we could walk on any part of the path if we felt too nervous. I did start by walking for a small section upon our descent but then started to ride. The path varies from rocks to grass/sand mix, back to sections of rocks. No paved pathway down this mountain! We stopped at the animal sanctuary for tea and cake plus visits with the many animals looked after in the sanctuary. Once we left, I think we all felt more comfortable and relaxed more as we continued on down the mountain. The views are fabulous and it was terrific to have been able to ride through sections of the city on our way to meet the van in order to be driven back to our hostel or hotel. I am thrilled to have been successful in my first mountain bike riding adventure. The tour company was very professional and I would highly recommend signing up for this adventure in Adelaide.

junegsj

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

JUST GO FOR IT! I had only a few days to see Adelaide and this was the highlight. Brush up on your bike skills first as it and #39;ll require some good handling. I was left covered in mud but so much fun! Thanks Ian for picking me up from midpoint, I almost didn and #39;t make this trip as I couldn and #39;t get a bus!

Paul J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Fantastic time on this bike tour. We saw some great wildlife on our decent including lits of koala in the wild. The bike tour is a great way to see parts of Adelaide that are off the beaten track and suitable for all abilities.

Alyson R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Absolutely perfect! It was a lovely day with a lovely view. Our guide, Matt, was in no hurry to get us down the 'mountain'. We took our time feeding the kangaroos and admiring the teeth of the Tasmanian devil. Matt also gave us lots of warning on the 'tricky' bits of the trail which, mostly, weren't all that tricky. The bikes were in excellent shape, with good braking and a lot of traction. If you're after a challenging ride, this isn't for you. But for the traveler just wanting to get out and enjoy the scenery, it's perfect!

Erica G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was a highlight to my trip.
The guide is really good, stopping at critical points to guide you to the way and even though I've never done mountain bike before it was good fun. Hard enough to challenge myself.
There is a walk in the park. We have some breakfast and bike again. Highly recommended

icoombridge

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.

Ingrid A

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.

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