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Fantastic way to spend a morning!

Hired our bikes from Riesling Trail Bike Hire on Warenda Road in Clare. Really convenient as it's... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cairns, Australia
Great way to explore the Valley

This trail is well maintained and offers amazing views of the Clare Valley. Stop and visit some... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Yev A
Clare, Australia
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Clare Valley, Clare, South Australia, Australia
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All reviews old railway easy ride hired bikes tim adams clare valley great ride beautiful scenery rail line in excellent condition easy grade fine gravel several wineries bike riding wine tasting magpie down hill worth the effort
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Reviewed yesterday

Hired our bikes from Riesling Trail Bike Hire on Warenda Road in Clare. Really convenient as it's basically right on the trail. NIce guy, good bikes, reasonably priced at $25 for 4 hours, and water provided. We only went as far as the next little...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This trail is well maintained and offers amazing views of the Clare Valley. Stop and visit some wineries at a leisurely or challenge yourself with some if the steep side tracks. Most of the trail is relatively flat.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Yev A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are not cyclists of any calibre - recreational would just about describe our family. One of us, the youngest, is very proficient but the rest of us rarely saddle up. It pays to find a decent bike hire company (try Riesling Trail Bike Hire)...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jerryskc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Riesling Trail meanders through the Clare Valley, following what was once the railway line. The track is bitumen and a nice easy ride suitable for all the family. It takes you through many small towns where you can stop off for a coffee or...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank wendy505007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have been trying to get to clare and ride the riesling trail on previous visits to south australia, and finally made it! we hired ebikes and rode the trail and just explored the wee towns along the way and also the wineries ... what...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really nice afternoon walking and biking as a family (north from Clare) and I’d have liked to have gone the opposite way tomorrow but I don’t think it’s varied enough for two days. It’s not as picturesque as I was expecting and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Try and plan your ride to go uphill on the first direction and then you can enjoy rolling home downhill on your return. We only ride bikes occasionally, but managed to cover a large section of the trail over 2 days. We included a few...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank TimetogoSue
Reviewed December 3, 2018

This trail follows the path of a disused railway line that runs through vineyards and alongside beautiful gardens. I walked a small section near Clare and it resembled an English country lane with wild rambling roses and other shrubbery. At dusk I was the only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank amyawollongong
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Being an old railway line the grade is fairly easy and the track was in excellent condition. A bit much camber really sometimes meaning you were biking on the side of quite a slope. There are a few signs explaining various points of interest. Good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank WayneK160
Reviewed November 7, 2018

A group of 34 Queenslanders came to Clare Valley specifically to walk the Trail . It was a huge success. The path has been constructed over the dismantled old railway line which in early days carried copper ore from the Burren mine ( which incidentally...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank kidman255068
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genevieve w
February 19, 2018|
Response from Tristan S | Reviewed this property |
There’s a heap of options around the area from bnb’s to motels - when we went we stayed at Clare which is at the start - as for public transport there is none that I’m aware of - Barossa does have a taxi service that should... More
January 19, 2018|
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Response from Tristan S | Reviewed this property |
It’s sealed most of the way with a small gravel like stone - personally I wouldn’t ride my road bike on it - we used mountain bikes - although some commuter style treaded tyres would cope ok - you can also ride on the road... More
Pam M
February 22, 2017|
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Response from WollongongSheila | Reviewed this property |
Hi Pam sorry slow in replying try Clare tourist info they were very helpful. I know beechworth bright rail trail you can bus it. not sure about clare
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Advice need for proposed itinerary please (7 Replies)
We will be visiting South Australia from May 15 to June 4 and would some appreciate some feedback on the following proposed itinerary. I’m not sure whether McLarenVale fits into the Adelaide Hills or Fleurieu Peninsula or whether we would have enough time on the drive back to Adelaide to do it justice. We are interested in food, wine, scenery and hubby wants to see fairy penguins. May 15 to 20 Pre-arranged tour to Lake Eyre (includes Wilpena Pound) May 20 pick-up hire care and drive to...More
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Both the Fleurieu and the Hills have their wonderful spots but I'd split it the way you have.. the thing is, they're right next door to each other so it's not hard to "blend" the areas in your travels... The photography trip sounds very interesting.. I really would love to do one myself.. ahh.. if I had the time. If you can, I'd love to hear what you thought.. please do post a trip report when you finish your South Australia holiday. Yes southaustralia.com is a good resource, so much...More
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Hotels within walking distance to Riesling Trail (1 Replies)
I will be in Clare for a couple of days in January. I'm looking for a reasonably priced hotel/motel (<150 AUD) that is within walking distance of the riesling trail. Are many of the wineries on the trail within walking distance? i.e. could someone feasibly take a 5 hour walk along the trail and visit five or six wineries? I'm very interested in the idea of visiting wineries without having to drive. Also does anyone know of a convenient place to rent a bicycle in Clare?
September 15, 2009|
Brick, New Jersey
Australia Honeymoon in October (5 Replies)
Hi everyone, My fiance and I are planning our honeymoon in Australia in October for 14 days which doesn't include the travel time, so we'll actually have the full 14 days there. We have an itinerary in mind that I'm sure is kind of ambitious, so I wanted to draft it on here and get any thoughts or recommendations. Please don't be shy to tell me that we're crazy to think we can do this all because while we do want to see as much as possible, we want to be able to actually enjoy what we do see....More
June 06, 2011|
Response fromemel49|
Congratulations on the upcoming wedding! I think your itinerary is too ambitious. Have you considered the time it takes to travel - this is a very big country. Driving to Uluru is impractical in the short time you have. Even flying will take up precious days getting there and then getting to Cairns. I would suggest two days in Melbourne (you will have jet lag to get over), a week to do the drive over to Adelaide, taking in the GOR on the way and going on the reisling trail and perhaps some...More