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Barossa by bike

There is no better way to explore the Barossa's premium food, wine and rich heritage than by bike. Council's high-quality sealed cycling and walking network extend 40km from Angaston to Gawler via the three main townships of Nuriootpa, Tanunda and Lyndoch.

The Barossa Council officially opened the Angaston to Nuriootpa Bike Path in 2010; original railway sleepers were recycled and used in interpretive signage. The Tanunda to Gawler section opened in 2013, completing Council’s 40km continuous shared-use path across the Valley floor.

The Barossa region has a range of cycling options, this network extends to surrounding towns leading travellers on a journey of discovery. Rural landscapes, hidden attractions and expansive views.

Cycling trails

The Barossa Trail (45km)

4 Hours – Cycling

Gawler to Tanunda (27km)

This fully sealed trail runs from the corner of Railway Tce and Ann Milroy Lane, just east of Gawler, through to the arch at the entrance to Tanunda. For the most part, it’s a dedicated shared-use trail (pedestrians and cyclists), with some short linking sections on minor roads (Cockatoo Lane, near Sandy Creek and a section of St Hallett Rd, south of Tanunda).

Tanunda to Angaston (13km)

Begins just north of Tanunda at the corner of Barossa Valley Way and Buring Road, where the main road crosses the railway line.

The trail follows the old rail alignment, climbing gradually from Nuriootpa all the way through to Angaston. This is a real deal rail trail with seats along the way, interpretive signs and a quality bitumen surface.

Lavender Cycling Trail

M2C – 4: Truro to Eden Valley (46 km) This scenic and varied section of the Murray to Clare Lavender Cycling Trail (M2C) takes you through the eastern side of the Barossa Valley wine region.  Maps available for purchase at the Barossa Visitor Centre.

Cycle instead

The Cycle Instead Journey Planner generates cycling routes using Adelaide's Bikedirect network of main roads, bike lanes, local streets, off-road paths and some unsealed paths.

This interactive tool allows you to choose a variety of options that take into consideration fitness and confidence levels, road conditions and speed of travel.

The Cycle Instead Journey Planner will be continually updated as more cycling facilities are added to the Bikedirect network.

For a foldable hard copy of local maps of the Barossa Trail & Road cycling routes visit the Barossa Visitor Centre or alternatively print a copy here.

For information regarding off-road cycling through the Barossa region on the Mawson Trail, visit the SA parks and trails website.

Barossa Cycle Hub

Council has constructed South Australia's first regional dedicated Cycle Hub. The Cycle Hub is a dedicated cycle precinct offering complimentary cycle services outside of traditional retail hours.  

It offers a range of amenities including toilets, change room and shower facilities, bicycle hire and storage, bicycle maintenance station, bicycle vending machine, plus regional cycle and tourism information.  

The Cycle Hub is located next to the Barossa Visitor Centre at 70 Murray Street Tanunda and is open 6am - 10pm, seven days a week.   

Bicycle hire is available 

  • Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday 9am - 4pm
  • Sundays and Public Holidays 10am - 4pm

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