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“Fun way to see some koalas!”

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McLaren Vale Wine Tour by Bike
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Mount Lofty Descent Bike Tour from Adelaide
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Explore South Australia the best way, by bike! We offer guided and self-guided bike tours, private tours and bike hire. Check our website for full details of all our tours and specials. Tours include winery tours by bike and our unique Lofty Descent downhill adventure, which is suitable for all. We specialise in small groups, and normally operate our tours for 8 or less riders.
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San Jose, California
2 reviews
“Fun way to see some koalas!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I did the Lofty Descent ride last week and it was fantastic! I was visiting Adelaide for business and just had a day to do some sightseeing and was so glad to have joined this tour! I do not have any mountain biking experience so I was a little nervous about the trip- but Ian did a great job of providing instruction and setting up a great ride DOWN the hill which was completely enjoyable even for a middle age mom like me. The stop at the Cleland Wildlife Park was really worthwhile - got to feed some kangaroos and emus! And then we saw a lot of koalas just napping in the trees throughout the rest of the ride down. Very fun and I highly recommend!

Visited April 2013
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Dublin
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“Lofty Descents”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Really enjoyable way to spend a half day in Adelaide. Chance to see lots of wild koalas, very accessible bike trails, friendly guide Ian.

Visited April 2013
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Perth, Australia
1 review
“We'll remember this trip!”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

If you're looking for something a bit different while holidaying in Adelaide, as we were, and if you can ride a bike, downhill mountain biking from Mt Lofty to Adelaide is well worth some thought. We spent a great half-day with Ian on mountain bike tracks, some of them only recently opened to the public. Well organised, great views, a bit of history, easy-to-follow instructions for those not so versed in off-road cycling, and a guide who takes individual skills and expectations into consideration. Ian picks you up from your hotel and takes you to Mt Lofty. The ride finishes after a ride through Adelaide's parklands before you return to your accommodation. Great bikes, water bottles, gloves and helmets supplied. Road cycling is almost non-existent, even approaching Adelaide.

Visited February 2013
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Boyne Island, Australia
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“Mt Lofty family adventure”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

A fantastic day on Mt Lofty with Ian. We were picked up in the morning by Ian and his dad, joined a couple of others on the ride. My son (12 yrs) loved it as did my husband. We always try to book adventure type activities for our family and this certainly fitted the bill. Stopped at clevland park and fed some emus, enjoyed home made brownies, by Ian's wife.the descent down Lofty was informative, safe and a great time. Highly recommended.

Visited January 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“A Brilliant Morning in Adelaide”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

We did the Lofty Descents tour in February. Ian(and his Dad) made it a great experience. Our group consisted of experienced mountainbikers and people who had never ridden a mountain bike before, but Ian provided training/riding tips to ensure that everyone had a good time. Even the novices gained confidence, with guidance from Ian, and arrived back in the city buzzing. Ian's enthusiasm and friendly manner made this the best experience of our trip to Adelaide, and we would definitely do another tour next time we visit the city. The riding was great but we particularly enjoyed feeding the kangaroos at Cleland Park.
We would recommend this trip as a "must do" to anyone visiting Adelaide.
Thanks again Ian.

Visited February 2013
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