A carefully tailored, fully supported five-day food and wine lovers cycling tour through our local rolling Fleurieu Peninsula and Adelaide Hills.
We have carefully selected four of the best local iconic restaurants to provide us with a personal, bespoke and engaging local culinary experience. We are working with restaurant head chefs, proprietors and sommeliers as well as local providores, growers, wine makers and brewers to help guide us through the food and wine of our local region.
Imagine rolling hills, quiet back roads, ocean vistas, vineyards, tantalising local food and slow drinks in the autumn sun...
How to enter the Velo Vino
- Bike 370km
Velo Vino route
Day 1 - Adelaide to McLaren Vale
Starting from CBD we cycle south along Adelaide's lovely coastline and the Coast to Vines Rail Trail on our way to McLaren Vale
We visit the new and fascinating d'Arenberg Cube with Chester Osbourne, d'Arenberg Wines Chief winemaker, hosting our own private wine tasting
Dinner at the historic (1851) Salopian Inn under the care of Head Chef Karena Armstrong local and seasonal Fleurieu produce including herbs and vegetables from their own private garden
Serafino Winery Accommodation - premium resort and spa rooms
Day 2 - McLaren Vale to Normanville
Cycling further south, we will cycle Willunga Hill the most famous climb in the Tour Down Under as well as Fork Tree Road noted for its spectacular views of the Fleurieu coastline.
Enjoy a selection of beer at one of South Australia's favourite microbreweries, the Smiling Samoyed in Myponga.
The passionate staff at Leonards Mill (1851) will treat our culinary senses as they take us on a plated journey around the Fleurieu Peninsula following their eat local philosophy.
Normanville Shores Luxury apartments
Day 3 - Normanville to Victor Harbor
From coast to coast we cycle over the top of the range giving views of both coastlines and undulating landscape of the Fleurieu Peninsula
We lunch and spend some time in the charming historical whaling station of Victor Harbor turquoise waters of Encounter Bay.
Enjoy some of the best local seafood and local culture at the wonderful Flying Fish Café set in Horseshoe Bay in Port Elliot for our evening culinary experience
Bluff Resort Accommodation- Luxury apartments with unrivalled views of Encounter Bay and Victor Harbor
Day 4 - Victor Harbour to Mount Lofty (inc. transfer)
After a bus ride from Victor Harbor to Woodside we cycle through the European like back valleys of the Adelaide Hills on our way to Mount Lofty, the highest point of the Mount Lofty Ranges
We stop in Australia's oldest German settlement Hahndorf for lunch and have some time off of the bike to explore specialty providores and German based cafés and eateries
If you are feeling energetic and adventurous you could take an optional day out at the Cudlee Creek Mountain Bike Reserve (extra cost - details to come)
Mount Lofty House will host us for a celebratory last night and will include food by Head Chef Jin Choi and his team prepared out on the lawns of the historical homestead (weather permitting).
All of this overlooking the Piccadilly Valley the food bowl and one of the most beautiful places in the Mount Lofty Rangers
Mount Lofty House accommodation - Heritage listed and newly renovated king sized rooms
Day 5 - Mount Lofty to Adelaide
We can start off slowly on your last day as we have allowed a little more time for your morning rise to enjoy a leisurely breakfast (after a night of wine, celebration and farewells) before you head off on the descent back into Adelaide along the wonderfully car free Linear Park.
VeloVino involves riding distances of between 50km and 80km each day. The average is about 50-60km.
You don't need to be an elite athlete! But a reasonable level of fitness will ensure you can manage the full distance of approximately 250km over 5 days.
You can ride at your own pace each day and rest assured that our support team won't leave anyone behind.
If you're not sure how long it will take you to ride a certain distance you can refer to the comparison chart below to get a rough idea. Please note that these times do not take into account additional time spent at refreshment stops, taking photos, sightseeing, etc.
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