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Itinerary
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.
Locations visited
Cleland Wildlife Park
Mount Lofty Summit
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Overview
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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great Morning Ride from Mt Lofty

We really enjoyed our experience. We were picked up as planned and driven to the top of Mt Lofty. It was a very cold morning but sensational views. Our guide Lee tailored the morning to suit our requests. The bikes were modern and sturdy. The...More

Thank wheelsie24A
Reviewed July 11, 2018
Great fun, great views

Great family activity (with teenagers 15 and 17 years old). Normally ride city bike paths and this was a great introduction to mountain biking- the right amount of rocks and mud without being too difficult. Views were great, the wildlife park was fun and the...More

Thank HappyFamilyActivity
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile
Amazing tour!

We had an amazing time this morning on the mount lofty decent, i had alot of nostalgia riding the bikes around, it reminded me of how much i missed nature and a love for outdoor and adrenalin. Lee our guide was knowledgeable and very friendly....More

Thank Moosebrown007
Reviewed June 6, 2018
Mountain Bike Adventure (& sightseeing of course)

Thanks Ian for a wonderful day the family won’t forget! Everything was very organised, the bike were new (and a lot of fun) and we got to see a side of the Adelaide hills we hadn’t seen before. I’d recommend this to anyone with a...More

Thank HappyCamper1239
Reviewed April 28, 2018
Amazing experience that the whole family enjoyed

I hadn't ridden a bike for many years, but found my mojo and had the most fantastic experience. My husband loved it and was riding like a teenager; and my teenage sons had a blast. If I was nervous at the beginning I was wishing...More

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Welshie75, Owner at Escapegoat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Hi, Great to hear Lee looked after you well- the lofty trip is a great ride for families! Cheers, Ian

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Response from chunkjim | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I did this ride a couple of weeks ago. Ian was our guide & although we went at a good pace, he emphasised beforehand that we would go at whatever pave suited us. He mentioned that he'd done this ride with people of all... More
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