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Electric bikes in the Barossa

Community and Wellbeing

Electric bikes offer a new Barossa perspective

1 Feb. 2021

Bike hire has returned to the Barossa Visitor Centre (BVC), with the exciting addition of electric bikes to make your journey safe, easy and fun.

The Barossa Council’s Manager Tourism Services said electric bikes have become a popular way for visitors and locals to explore the region, because they cater to a wide range of ages and cycling abilities.

“Throughout summer we’ve seen a big appetite for electric bikes, and 40 kilometres of sealed bike path along The Barossa Trail makes this very accessible for all levels of fitness,” said Manager Tourism Services, Jo Seabrook.

“This is a great opportunity for us to promote the Barossa as a cycle-friendly destination, and it’s the perfect way to explore our food and wine attractions – even if you’re a Barossa local.”

BVC has teamed up with local provider Barossa Bike Hire to provide a one-stop service operating out of Barossa Cycle Hub, which is co-located with the BVC in Murray Street, Tanunda.

A selection of standard hybrid bikes is also available for hire at daily rates, with complimentary access to showers, toilets, drinking fountain, picnic tables, shelter and regional cycle and tourism information.

Mayor Bim Lange, a frequent cyclist on The Barossa Trail, says it’s great to see bike hire available at the BVC for the first time since Covid-19 restrictions came into effect.

I encourage anyone who hasn’t tried an electric bike to give it a go – it gives you a completely different perspective of the beautiful Barossa landscape we sometimes take for granted

– Mayor Bim Lange

The friendly team at BVC can help plan a local self-guided itinerary with the ‘Barossa by bike’ map, which is available at Barossa.com.

Louis den Berger from Barossa Bike Hire also offers curated cycling tours for small and large groups. For more information contact Barossa Visitor Centre on 1300 852 982 or email visitorcentre@barossa.sa.gov.au

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