Experience a unique adventure and see Adelaide in a totally different way! Ride from the summit of Mount Lofty on mountain bikes all the way back down to Adelaide. Explore stunning native bush on trails normally closed to bikes, and enjoy a visit to Cleland wildlife park to see Kangaroos, Koalas and more along the way.
We will pick you up from Central Adelaide, and transport you to the summit of Mount Lofty, which at 710m is the highest point in the Mount Lofty Ranges, and offers stunning views of Adelaide, the Adelaide hills, and the plains below. From here it is downhill all the way back to Adelaide!
After a stop for photos, we will provide you with a good quality mountain bike and helmet, and make sure you are comfortable and happy with your bike. It is then a short ride though Cleland Conservation park to our first stop of the day, Cleland Wildlife park. Here you will have a chance to wander at leisure and feed or pat kangaroos, Wallabies, emus and many other native wildlife. You may even have the chance to pat a koala.
After a little morning tea, it is then time to continue our Descent down to Adelaide. We are the only Tour Operator permitted to bring riders into Cleland Conservation Park, which is normally closed to all cyclists. We will then ride through stunning natural bush, and perhaps see more koalas or kangaroos in their native environment, along with more stunning views of Adelaide.
Finally we will cruise though the quiet roads and suburbs of Adelaide to the end of our trip.
This activity includes:
Pick-up from Central Adelaide by luxury 4wd
Transport to the summit of Mount Lofty
Hire of a good quality mountain bike, with front suspension and disc brakes
Hire of a Helmet
Entry to Cleland Wildlife Park to see native wildlife such as Kangaroos, Koalas and more
Special access to Cleland Conservation Park by bike
Guiding from a fully-qualified local mountain bike guide
NOTE: The 2012 - 2013 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2012 to the 31st March 2013. The 2013 - 2014 season rates commence on the 1st April 2013.
BOOKED DATE: Saturday 28 January 2012
"What a great tour this is. Ian was a terrific guide supported by great scenery, wildlife, morning tea, exercise, good quality mountain bikes and the fact that we start at the top of the hill, not the bottom! From start to finish everyone on the tour had a really enjoyable time with wonderful views of Adelaide and Glenelg from Mount Lofty before we commence the descent. An opportunity to feed Kangaroos and get a photo with a Koala at Cleland Wildlife Park is a real bonus and enjoyable by all ages. Morning Tea was a treat and so was the off road Mountain Bike Tour which allows access to areas of Cleland Conservation Park exclusively accessible to those on this tour. I believe we cycled close to 18km’s but it was not too strenuous and suits a range of ages, with a maximum group of 6 plus the guide it is a really nice way to spend the morning."
Mick (Marketing Manager) : Gold Coast, Australia.
Central Adelaide, alternative pick-ups are available to utilise free parking.
Trips depart at 9:00am from Central Adelaide. We will return to Adelaide by approximately 1:00pm. Tours are run on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with other days available on request.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
This experience will operate with a minimum of 4 participants and our maximum group size is 6 participants.
This trip is suitable for anyone comfortable to ride a bike for approximately 90 minutes, the riding is mainly downhill, but a reasonable level of fitness is recommended.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
Comfortable and appropriate clothing for a day on the bike. Bring a jacket or extra layer, and a waterproof jacket if rain is possible, and/or sun screen if needed. We recommend enclosed footwear.
PACKAGE OPTIONS (please select your preferred option)
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Photo Gallery (12 of 12 Photos)
View from Mount Lofty
Mt Lofty Summit
Commencing the Descent from Mount Lofty
Cleland Wildlife Park
Cleland Wildlife park
View from Cleland Wildlife Park
Cleland Wildlife Park
Pelican at Cleland Wildlife Park
Koala at Cleland Wildlife Park
Cleland Conservation Park
Mountain Bikes at Cleland Conservation Park
Cleland Conservation Park
EXPERIENCE QUICK LINKS
"Hi we had a fantastic time. The employees, food, cruise we had the best experience we have had in a long time would recommend to anyone and we hope do go again.
The whole deal was awesome thanks to all involved Janine." Janine (New South Wales, Australia.)
"This is a really well organised tour. An absolute great time was had by all 21 of us on this tour. I was travelling on my own and really enjoyed sharing this experience with other people. "Wombat" our guide did a fantastic job of cooking, giving info and driving, an absolute star !!
Especially enjoyed Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Wineglass bay. If your looking for a compact 6 day tour to explore Tasmania then this is it." Mick (Gold Coast, Australia.)
"I wanted to send you a note to say THANKYOU for all the care taken with our booking.
We had an absolutely incredible evening and our faces were sore from smiling and laughing afterwards!
We will be sure to contact you again when we're planning our next adventure!
Thanks a million and all the best xo" Merly (Australia)
"It was perfect. Really impressed with the whole experience from dealing with you (Australian Explorer) to the driver. Will definitely use this service again. Thanks." Jacqui (Australia)
"Australian Explorer were courteous, very helpful and pleasant to deal with and best of all, we booked our tour over the phone!!! I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve got it booked and all the confirmation emails and the necessary voucher have been processed and sent directly to my inbox – brilliant service!" Kate (Australia)