Cycling Tours South Australia

Sunny Cycling Down Under Adelaide Hills And Beaches

Australian Cycling Holidays explore the unique countryside of South Australia with this unforgettable Adelaide bike tour experience. Adelaide is the ideal environment to enjoy the very best cycling in Australia and at the same time relax and unwind in true ‘Aussie’ style.

The bike ride options each day surrounding Adelaide are truly unique and take your cycling adventures to new heights only challenged by your own level of fitness. With Adelaide’s gastronomical delights on offer, you are left with a lasting impression and an excellent reward for a day well lived by bike on your Australian cycling holiday.

With over 10 years of riding this amazing cycling area and a world of cycling experience available from the team at Practice Bicycle, enjoy the best selection of tailored rides and experience for yourself why Adelaide ranks as our #1 Australian Cycling destination.

Australian Cycling Holidays are not only about great ‘Cycling Down Under’, if your interested in great wine then you have come to the perfect place.  Visit one of over 50 wineries around Adelaide, you can take advantage of the many different types of wines produced and even visit the home of Australia’s most famous wine – Penfolds Grange.

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Challenging Bike Tour

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Challenging – 70km/43mi – 125km/78mi

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Rides Only:
Without Accommodation $2045 per person

Quality Tour
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3* Apartment Accommodation $2389 per person
3* Hotel Accommodation $2459 per person
4* Hotel Accommodation $2825 per person

Or make it custom from $2889 per person

Center Based Cycling

Adelaide, Australia

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October – March

Duration

7 Days / 6 Nights

Small Group Size

2 to 8 people

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Single room – $350
Bike hire – $600

Adelaide Center Based Cycling

Fun In The Sun Cycling Down Under In South Australia!

Our Australian cycling holidays show case the very best cycling down under in Adelaide, an unique Aussie experience!
Enjoy the magnificent picturesque roads by bike and amazing sight-seeing opportunities of the south coast of Australia.  The city of Adelaide is the cosmopolitan coastal capital of South Australia, highlighting all the charm on offer with a visit to Australia.
Cycling the coastline, exploring the old settlements in the Adelaide Hills or riding among the McLaren Vale wineries full of world-class wines.

Adelaide is the perfect destination for your Australian cycling adventures.

Your offer of an additional cycling training week after TDU was just perfect! You put together a fantastic week based on my fitness, some nice challenges, varying terrain and distances, great cafe stops and your company post rides was great to talk cycling, coaching, gave me great tips to improve my overall fitness. Highly recommend PB for a solid week of great cycling in Adelaide. Next stop Tour de France.
Testimonial by M West – Australia
M West – Australia

Dates

Below are our scheduled small-group cycling vacations for the Adelaide cycling tours. To enquire about joining, click the “Enquire Now” button next to the tour date.

2022
  • 10 January — 16 January Enquire
  • 17 January — 23 January Enquire
  • 07 February — 13 February Book Now Enquire
  • 14 February — 20 February Book Now Enquire
  • 07 March — 13 March Book Now Enquire
  • 14 March — 20 March Book Now Enquire
  • 10 October — 16 October Book Now Enquire
  • 17 October — 23 October Enquire
  • 07 November — 13 November Book Now Enquire
  • 14 November — 20 November Enquire
  • 05 December — 11 December Enquire
  • 12 December — 18 December Book Now Enquire

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If you want to travel to Australia on different dates, don’t hesitate to contact us about arranging a custom Adelaide Cycling Tour!

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Itinerary

Join us for great cycling down under in 2022, enquire above for a challenging Aussie cycling vacation.
Adelaide Cycling Tour Arrival Day – Outer Harbor
Arrival Time: Midday
Challenging Ride Route:
Distance 70km/43mi
Ascent 100m/300ft
Welcome to South Australia and your Adelaide cycling tour the very best cycling down under. A short transfer brings you from Adelaide International Airport to your convenient accommodation in the centre of all the action with this centre based cycling location for a challenging week of cycling.
Once checked-in and the bikes are prepared we’ll have time for a flat warm up ride over to the coast, turn the legs and blow away any effects of your travels.
With your back to the Hills, this ride highlights the geography of the region with the city of Adelaide occupying the flat terrain towards the St Vincent Gulf a natural Amphitheatre surrounded by the Adelaide Hills.
Long sandy beaches and the big blue ocean is a perfect backdrop for a café stop…Welcome to cycling in Oz.
Adelaide Cycling Tour - Lobethal
Epic Ride Route:
Distance 95km/60mi
Ascent 1498m/4900ft
The unique Aussie landscape of the Adelaide Hills is one of the reasons that Adelaide is the No1 destination for cycling in Australia. With a great choice of roads on offer to leave the suburbs of Adelaide behind us, today we’ll test our legs with the climb of Norton Summit (415m) 5km @ 5%.
One of the most popular climbs with the Adelaide cyclists due to its proximity to the city, for us it’s just the start. Perfect cycling terrain up and down on scenic and testing roads, passing forests and fruit farms with our loop east. Great coffee is part of Australian lifestyle, add in a cake stop and we’re set to keep going with our cycling adventures in the Adelaide Hills.
Adelaide Cycling Tour – McLaren Vale
Epic Ride Route:
Distance 120km/75mi
Ascent 1250m/4100ft
After the magnificent undulating landscape of the Adelaide Hills, today we head south from the city of Adelaide and head to the world class wine growing region of McLaren Vale.
It’s a must see with any visit to Australia, riding the flat roads across the vale with the intriguing scenery of the green of vines contrasting with the dryness of the sun-baked land down-under and with the big blue sky.
This could be labelled an endurance ride during the Adelaide cycling tour week; except we’ve added in a couple of climbs to make it interesting.
Start the day with the ideal warmup on the climb of Belair (304m) 3.7km @ 5.5% don’t forget to take in the views. Enjoy the kilometres as they pass by on twisting valley roads and the unique landscape of Australia before challenging your legs once more on Old Willunga Hill (361m) 3km @ 7.4%. The most iconic climb in the area and included each year as the climax to the Tour down Under, World Tour professional stage race.
Adelaide Cycling Tour – Mount Pleasant
Epic Ride Route:
Distance 125km/78mi
Ascent 1050m/3500ft
The second of our endurance rides during the Adelaide cycling tour, full of great views and great names, starting with the Gorgeous Gorge Road. Gradually climbing out from the centre of Adelaide and returning each day by a different route brings with it an amazing choice of panoramic views of the area and is one of the highlights of cycling in South Australia.
No specific climbs are on the agenda today, although we’ll still tick over 1000m of elevation as this route takes us into the Aussie outback and bounces up and down through some great little townships like Chain of Ponds and Cudlee Creek.
You’ll notice that part of great cycling days with Practice Bicycle is a break for refuelling, these rides together deserve a café stop or two, one of our favourites adds to the pleasure of a great day in the saddle.
Adelaide Cycling Tour – Moana Beach
Challenging Ride Route:
Distance 85km/53mi
Ascent 600m/2000ft
The legs have been tested over the last few days of challenging terrain and endurance ride routes. We have not ascended to great heights cycling around Adelaide and into the Adelaide Hills, with most of the climbs summiting around 400m.
They are not the French Alps by height or duration, although the accumulative effect of starting each day from sea-level is an ideal overload for improving your cycling performance.
Today we can maintain our workload a little with a flatter route along the coastline, a relaxing ride day for both our legs and body.
Adelaide Cycling Tour – Mt Lofty
Challenging Ride Route:
Distance 70km/43mi
Ascent 1040m/3400ft
We won’t say we have left the best until last, with your Adelaide cycling tour packed full of great cycling with a selection of Adelaide’s best challenging ride routes. If you’ve come to Australia’s best cycling destination for quality bike riding, then Mt Lofty here we come!
Today is your last ride experience with Practice Bicycle and it could be a stress free flat coastal ride with the Aussie beach and blue waters of the Gulf St Vincent one last time.
Maybe you prefer one final challenge with the climb of Mt Lofty Summit (710m) 9km @ 5% the highest point in the Mt Lofty Ranges and the Adelaide hills offering spectacular panoramic views of the Adelaide city skyline and coast.
All choices are perfect with a challenging cycling tour with the team that have a world of cycling experience ready to share with you.
Adelaide Cycling Tour Departure Day
Departure Time: Midday

Goodbye from Adelaide, South Australia
With your adventures drawing to a close this morning we say goodbye from Practice Bicycle and are available to assist you with your onward travels.
With your transfer to Adelaide International Airport this morning we wish you safe travels and more challenging cycling adventures in the future .

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Our ‘Rides Only’ package allows you to experience the Adelaide cycling tour without any add-ons or arranged accommodation.
Offering complete flexibility for you and your family to stay where you prefer and join us at a central meeting point in Adelaide just like you would for a ride back home, for the best cycling down under.
What’s included:
* 6 challenging & epic rides ‘down under’ the best in Australia
* Spectacular cycling routes including the coastline, McLaren Vale vineyards and Adelaide Hills
* Highly experienced ride leader & professional cycling coach
* Vehicle support offering ‘on the go’ mechanical assistance, sports drinks & nutritional bars

If you or your group are looking for a custom experience for your perfect Australian cycling vacation Contact Practice Bicycle today!

Practice Bicycle includes a choice of 3* and 4* hand-picked luxury accommodation in the heart of the Adelaide city centre. The 4* Majestic Roof Garden Hotel the perfect location to relax and enjoy the very best of the wonderful city of Adelaide South Australia.  Should you prefer to self cater the spacious, apartment style hotel accommodation of Mantra on Frome is perfect for a relaxed stay. For something a little different, and to cater for all our guests we recommend the delightful 3* charming Adabco Boutique Hotel in the city centre.

Majestic Roof Garden 4 Star Hotel Adelaide City Australia          Mantra on Frome 4 Star Serviced Apartments Adelaide City Centre South Australia          Adabco Boutique 3 Star Hotel Adelaide Australia

Adelaide cycling tours offer the best choice of ride routes in Australia and are tailor made for the avid cyclist looking for a quality challenging week of cycling.  With a combination of coastline, Aussie outback and Adelaide Hills of Australia.

Each cycling route during this South Australia cycling vacation will be tailored specifically to your bike riding ability, experience and goals.  With our center based cycling at the ideal location to return each day, there are no time constraints and no getting left behind.  A cafe stop is never far away and in addition Recovery rides are always available to maximize your cycling week.

Adelaide bike tours are designed with a proven selection of challenging and epic ride routes.
We enjoy a challenge as much as we love cycling. The team at Practice Bicycle has a history in professional bike racing and coaching, so if it’s a challenge you are looking for, we can definitely find just the right rides for you.

Absolutely, if you would like to tag on an additional extra night or two to your Adelaide cycling tour package then select from our optional extras at time of booking.

Too much time enjoying our Australian cycling holidays can never be enough!

‘Unpack Once, Cycle Everyday’
The one location bike tour experience is the brain child of Bridget Evans (Owner/Operator).  On retiring from professional cycling it was the pure pleasure of cycling that evolved the proven Practice Bicycle philosophy of one location.  Including everything enjoyable and removing the less pleasurable is our goal of your perfect cycling holiday experience.

Packing and Unpacking each day was tiring, stressful and time consuming. With insufficient time to relax, enjoy and experience the place before it was time to move on again.  With a life spent discovering the very best locations to Practice Bicycle, including the discovery of endless ride options exploring in every direction  from the one perfect location.
Experience the very best cycling of your life when you Unpack Once, Cycle Everyday!

Adelaide Cycling Tour includes:

  • 6 challenging & epic rides ‘down under’ the best in Australia
  • 6 nights 3* or 4* luxury accommodation in the city of Adelaide
  • 6 buffet breakfast perfect start to the day 4* Hotel only
  • Spectacular cycling routes including the coastline, McLaren Vale vineyards and Adelaide Hills
  • Highly experienced ride leader & professional cycling coach
  • Vehicle support offering ‘on the go’ mechanical assistance, sports drinks & nutritional bars
  • Transfers from Adelaide International Airport (South Australia) to your accommodation (Midday tour arrival & departure days)

Adelaide Cycling Tour Highlights:

  • Ride the South Australia coastline, sandy beaches, blue waters of the St Vincent Gulf under a big blue sky
  • Test your legs ‘down under’ rugged landscape of Adelaide Hills, unique outback of McLaren Vale
  • Adelaide Climbs; Norton Summit (415m) 5km @ 5%, New Belair Road (304m) 3.7km @ 5.5%, Old Willunga Hill (361m) 3km @ 7.4% and Mt Lofty Summit (710m) 9km @ 5%
  • Challenging Aussie week of cycling with 565km/350mi & 5500m/18000ft of climbing
  • Unique small group experience & lots of great coffee and cakes!
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