Barossa Classic Cycle Tours
Barossa Classic Cycle Tours offer you a true new experience when it comes to cycle tours. Discover some of South Australia’s most unique secrets. A temperate climate and a network of quiet back roads allow you to explore ancient landscapes, vine valleys, picturesque coastal scenery, river wetlands, gorges and ranges. Knowledgeable tour guides and support vehicles with you every kilometre will ensure a hassle-free holiday. Relax and re-energize in luxury every night in the best available accommodation and enjoy the regional fine wine and food.
Wine and Food Indulgence 1 or 2 Day Tour – BCCT03
The Wine and Food Indulgence Tour is less sight seeing and history with a greater focus on the wine and food of the Barossa region. Tours can be trimmed to one day but we would encourage a stop over in one of the many bed and breakfast’s in the Barossa to thoroughly enjoy the two-day experience. We can be flexible and can tailor a tour to suit your interests and riding experience. Visit the wine makers of the Barossa, from the very small family boutique wineries with loads of old world charm to the large and famous names like Jacobs Creek. Take a guided tour of the historic Seppeltsfield winery and enjoy the gourmet picnic hamper lunch provided in this beautiful setting. Sample some of the fine foods of the Barossa when we call in on the local producers. Have lunch on us on day one or two (it’s your call) at one of the many restaurants and cafes in the area then continue on more of the food and wine indulgence trail. Our guides will show you some of the history of the Barossa, the original German settlements and the grand English homesteads as well as the natural beauty that surrounds. As with our extended tours, we can also arrange transfers from Adelaide at an additional cost. You may bring your own bike if you choose.
. Thursday to Monday by arrangement.
Red Ochre to Red Wine 8 Day Tour – BCCT01
A fully catered eight day seven night 700 kilometre classic road cycle tour through South Australia starting and finishing in Tanunda, the heart of the Barossa Valley. Transfer from start in five star coach comfort to commence your ride from Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges.
. Ride up to 120 kilometres a day on sealed roads from the rugged Flinders Ranges to the lush Barossa Valley and stay in the best available resort, motel and hotel accommodation. Be amazed at the ever-changing landscape and indulge in the local food and wine of South Australia’s Mid North, Clare and Barossa regions.
. We supply support vehicles for your luggage, knowledgeable tour guides, mechanic and masseuse. Good food, great wine, the best available accommodation, quiet roads, spectacular scenery – we’ve thought of it all. All you need do is bring your bike and be prepared to enjoy a true new experience.
. Day One – Tanunda to Wilpena Resort. Depart Tanunda Weintal resort 0900 and travel by luxury five star coach to Wilpena Pound Resort in the Flinders Ranges. Arrive approx 1430. A picnic lunch is provided on the way. Wine and cheese tasting on arrival after the allocation of rooms. Scenic air-flights will be available. Take time for a stroll and take in the surrounding bush. Official tour launch and presentation dinner at 1900 in resort function room is included.
. Day Two – Wilpena to Quorn 123 kilometres. The ride from the ‘Red Ochre’ starts today. Assemble for 0930 departure. Take time and admire the majestic ramparts of this ancient land as you travel south through native pine forests and across vast flat planes. Hawker, the next town is 52 kilometres south and is the lunch stop. It will be pre ordered and waiting for you. Enjoy the outback hospitality of this small town, and then continue south another 71 kilometres to Quorn arriving approximately 1600. Explore the town and its history, have a coffee at the Austral with your tour friends before you settle in to your room. Dinner at the Austral Hotel at 1830 will be something you would not have expected in this small outback town.
. Day Three – Quorn to Melrose 98 kilometres. Breakfast at the Austral Hotel, then depart Quorn at approximately 0930 for a very picturesque 40 kilometre ride through Pichi Richi Pass to Stirling North. Lunch will be provided today. The next 24 kilometre stage we’ve called Roubaix. Not as bad as the French cobbles but it will give you a feel for the real thing and the view is splendid. After a brief drink stop and rest another 34 kilometre of good road with some climbing as you negotiate Horrock’s Pass. Take in the views over the gulf and then a very easy ride past centaury old river gums to Melrose at the base of Mount Remarkable. Take a short bush walk or just relax at the hotel. Something different again for dinner at 1830 at the quirky North Star Inn Hotel.
. Day Four – Melrose to Jamestown 120 kilometres. Today is another great ride. After breakfast at the Northern Star, be ready to leave at 0930 for the first 55 kilometre stage. A 15 kilometre warm up before descending Port Germain Gorge, followed by a refreshment stop at the base to prepare you for the climb back up the gorge (it looks different going the other way). Then on to Wirrabara for well deserved lunch at the famous bakery. You won’t believe the selection on the menu. After lunch, 56 kilometre continuing through this beautiful country to Laura, the home of South Australia’s Golden North Ice Cream. Try some at the Laura Lolly Shop in the main street. Then onto Gladstone and past the historic gaol following the trans continental east-west Indian-Pacific Railway to Jamestown. Take time to reflect as you enjoy an alfresco drink at the Commercial Hotel when you reach Jamestown. Dinner 1830 tonight in the Commercial Hotel.
. Day Five – Jamestown to Clare 125 kilometres. Assemble after breakfast outside the Commercial Hotel and enjoy that last minute coffee before we depart at 0900 for the 80 kilometre leg before lunch. Always changing countryside today from pine forest plantations to cropping and sheep grazing country, copper mines to wine country all in one day. Have a cappuccino or a lattÃ© at Spalding one of the last places you’d expect to find a coffee shop then stop for lunch at the historic mining town of Burra, once the largest town outside Adelaide. After lunch a very pleasant 40 kilometre ride to Clare. Relax, have a spa and enjoy the facilities at the Quality Resort Clare Country Club. Or maybe some wine tasting at one of the local wineries before dinner in the resort dining room at 1830.
. Day Six – Clare to Tanunda 120 kilometres. Some excellent scenery today as we travel 88 kilometres through the Clare Valley via Mintaro, Auburn and Marrabel to our lunch stop at the Wheatsheaf Hotel at Allendale North just outside Kapunda. After lunch the 32 kilometre ride into the Barossa Valley will take your breath away. We ride through Nuriootpa the major commercial centre of the valley, past small wineries and winery giants to Tanunda and the Weintal Resort. Dinner tonight at the Weintal Resort 1830.
. Day Seven – Tanunda to Tanunda 65 kilometres. A more leisurely ride today with a taste of red wine. After breakfast, and a later 1000 start, we take in some of the beauty of this region. A short 60 kilometres exploring the Barossa Valley riding part of the Tour Down Under course through manicured vineyards then returning to Tanunda for lunch at Turkey Flat Vineyards for some real Barossa food and wine. The afternoon is then yours to do some exploring of your own or just relaxing. Tonight we take you out to dinner. Our final dinner and special presentation in the Miranda Winery Cellar Restaurant, you will be coached to and from the event so you can indulge in some exquisite food and wine. We have some surprises for you too. Pick-up 1800 and return 2230.
. Day Eight – Tanunda to Tanunda 55 kilometres. Our last day. After last night probably a later and slower start – we aim to be on the road by 1000.We have a shorter ride, but there is a slight catch – Menglers Hill. Today we give you panoramic views of the lush Barossa Valley plus the natural beauty of Kaiser Stuhl National Park and of course quiet roads. A late morning coffee stop at Angaston’s Company Store where you can buy some local produce. Then return to Tanunda to wind up the tour at the Chateau Tanunda Winery.
. Celebrate. You earned it. You have ridden the 706 kilometre Red Ochre to Red wine Tour.
. Departs Saturday 9 April 2005 to Saturday 16 April 2005, Saturday 24 September 2005 to Saturday 1 October 2005 and Saturday 8 April 2006 to Saturday 15 April 2006.
A Sense of the Barossa 1 or 2 Day Tour – BCCT02
A Sense of The Barossa will be just that, a guided tour of the Barossa sampling the delights on offer both visually and gastronomically. Tours can be trimmed to one day but we would encourage a stop over in one of the many bed and breakfast’s in the Barossa to thoroughly enjoy the two-day experience. We can be flexible and can tailor a tour to suit your interests and riding experience. Visit the wine makers of the Barossa, from the very small family boutique wineries with loads of old world charm to the large and famous names like Jacobs Creek. Take a guided tour of the historic Seppeltsfield winery and enjoy the picnic hamper lunch provided in this beautiful setting. Our guides will show you some of the history of the Barossa, the original German settlements and the grand English homesteads as well as the natural beauty that surrounds. As with our extended tours, we can also arrange transfers from Adelaide at an additional cost. You may bring your own bike if you choose.
. Thursday to Monday by arrangement.
- Scenic Flight
- Wine Tasting
Accommodation In Tanunda
Discover some of the accommodation in and around Barossa Classic Cycle Tours
- A Secret Treasure
- Barossa Best Bed and Breakfast
- Barossa Weintal Resort
- Bella’s Barossa
- Birchwood on Bridge
- Blickinstal Barossa Valley Retreat
- Byhurst At Tanunda
- Cabernet Cottage
- Cherrywood Log Cabin
- Clara’s Cottage
- Dove Cote, The
- Elsie’s Cottage
- Five Chimneys
- Frieda’s Cottage
- Goat Square Cottages
- Hall Manor
- Historic Court Barn
- Jacobs Creek Retreat
- Jewel Of The Valley
- Langmeil Cottages
- Lanzerac Country Estate
- Lawley Farm
- Memory Lane Accommodation
- Merlot Cottage
- Miriams Cottage
- Norma’s Place
- Paranook House
- Stonewell Cottages
- Tanunda Cottages
- Treasured Memories Cottage Accommodation
- Under the Vines
- Woodbridge Bed And Breakfast