Cycling is a big part of the lifestyle and experience of the Clare Valley.

Many budding and professional cyclists visit the region for this pursuit alone. With stunning vistas and accommodating tracks, it’s easy to see why.

The region is home to one of the most picturesque cycling tracks in South Australia.  The 35 kilometre Clare Valley Riesling Trail has ever changing views of vineyards, mixed farms, natural bushland, cellar doors and villages.

The Clare Valley Riesling Trail is one of Australia’s most popular and accessible walking and cycling trails.

The Clare Valley's reputation for Riesling inspired the naming of the Riesling Trail - a recreational trail for walking and cycling, travelling along 35 kms and connecting the townships of Auburn, Leasingham, Watervale, Penwortham, Sevenhill, Clare and White Hut. The trail is an integral segment of the 800 km Mawson Trail and provides a wonderful opportunity to discover and experience the townships, soak up the history of the Clare Valley and enjoy the grandeur of its unique landscape. The track follows the contours and curves of the former railway line from Auburn to Clare and 10 kms north to Barinia Road. The Riesling Trail can be ridden on a bike in about 2.5 hours, and walked in nine hours. New additions to the Riesling Trail are the magnificent art sculptures, including the shepherd and his sheep at the Clare site. Make sure you have a photo with the sculptures when passing by!


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The Clare Rattler Trail is a designated track located on the southern end of the Clare Valley, from Riverton to Auburn. This 19 km trail has been re-surfaced to cater for mountain bikes, prams and tri bikes. Passing scenic countryside, pristine farmland and natural gum trees, this is an easy to moderate cycling trail.


In the town of Riverton, there are a series of connecting tracks that make up the Riverton Trails. As you cycle along any of the five loop trails, you’ll discover some historical landmarks and the natural beauty of the Gilbert Valley. For more information, pick up a brochure at the Visitor Information Centres in the region.


Bicyle Hire & Repair

Clare Valley Cycle Hire
32 Victoria Road CLARE SA 5453
0418 802 077
Main North Rd, Auburn SA 5451
Kilikanoon Wine By-Cycle
30 Penna Lane, Penworthham
08 8843 4206
Riesling Trail Bike Hire
10 Warenda Road Clare SA 5453
0418 777 318
Tour de Vines
1300 665 330

The Clare Valley Riesling Trail is one of Australia’s most popular and accessible walking and cycling trails.