Wheels, Wine & Wildlife
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Location: Woodside , SA
- Product code: VdV2Day
Join us on a backstage tour of the picturesque Adelaide Hills, as we see, feel and taste all that the famous region has to offer, and without a local guide, you'll miss it.
This tour has everything, from cheese and wine to luxury accommodation to meeting a koala and kangaroo up close!
On day 1, explore Woodside and all its bountiful offerings from the saddle of an electric bike. Sample globally award-winning cheeses from renowned cheesemaker Woodside Cheese Wrights and watch the Melba's Chocolates team melt, pour, coat and wrap their handmade seasonal treats. Then, take the local's track, lined with magnificent old gum trees, through the famous Oakbank Racecourse to a gourmet local cheese platter and a glass or two at O'Leary Walker Wines' new cellar door. Sleep the night in luxury at the Hahndorf Manna (accommodation cost is included in the tour pricing) and recharge along the vibrant high street, full of food, fun and entertainment.
On day 2, take a walk on the wild side with some of Australia's favourite furry friends! Trade in the electric bikes for mountain biked and cruise down Mount Lofty, the highest point of the Mount Lofty Ranges to see the breathtaking divide between city and hills. Taking the locals' track through renowned Cleland National Park, stop in at the Cleland Wildlife Park to meet some of our native Australian plants and animals! Finish your ride at the base of the Waterfall Gully - visited year-round for it's stunning waterfall and nature walks.
There's much more to the Adelaide Hills than meets the eye; drink it all in from the back of a bike and see a side of the South Australia like never before. SA awaits.
START The Velo de Vines bus collects you from your pick up location and transports you to Woodside where your brand new e-Bike awaits (e-bike stands for electric bike which helps you along as you pedal, making the cycle a breeze)
FIRST STOP: Cheese! Drop into the Woodside Cheese Wrights to sample some award-winning cheeses, straight from their cellar door.
SECOND STOP: Chocolate! Over to the Melba's Chocolate Factory to watch the chocolates in the making and try some fresh from the factory.
THIRD STOP: Lunch in the garden! With all that tasting, we work up an appetite and stop in at Avalon Cafe for an enormous spread of locally-sourced platters.
FOURTH STOP: The Racetrack! Take the locals' shortcut to our last stop, winding our way through the famous Oakbank Racecourse and listening to a bit of history on the area.
LAST STOP: Wine! Sit down to a full tasting of the locally produced, award-winning wines at O'Leary Walker Wines' new cellar door to wind down from a day on the bike.
FINISH Once you're ready, we hang up the helmets and the Velo de Vines bus transports you directly from the winery to your luxury retreat at the Hahndorf Manna (**your accommodation cost is included in the tour pricing).
START Check out and have your luggage collected by the Velo de Vines crew before jumping on your Mountain Bike and heading off for the last leg of the journey - it's all downhill so you can have some fun and enjoy the ride!
FIRST STOP: Mount Lofty! Cruise down from the tallest point of the Mount Lofty Ranges and take in all the sweeps and turns as we have a bit of fun on our all-terrain bikes.
SECOND STOP: National Park time! Heading through the famous SA national park, take in the sites and sounds of the gorgeous South Australian landscape, stopping at the best lookouts for a view from the top.
THIRD STOP: Furry Friends! Say hello to some of our favourite furry friends in their natural habitat at Cleland Wildlife Park. Get up close and personal with kangaroos, koala's, bettongs, reptiles and all manner of birds to get a taste of Australian wildlife at it's richest.
LAST STOP: Waterfall! Taking the down-track, cruise to the bottom of Waterfall Gully to see - you guessed it - the waterfall! Nestled within the conservation park, take in the pristine surrounds, which brings your journey to pleasant close.
FINISH Once you're ready, we hang up the helmets for the trip, hand over the bikes and the Velo de Vines bus transports you and your belongings directly to your drop-off location.