Tour Itinerary – Click on the Route for each day to view online route map
Day 1 Saturday 17 September
Adelaide to Williamstown via Chain of Ponds & Kersbrook 60km
Route Day 1
Day 2 Sunday 18 September
Williamstown to Tanunda via Eden Valley 75km
Route Day 2
Day 3 Monday 19 September
Tanunda to Riverton via Hamley Bridge 79km
Route Day 3
Day 4 Tuesday 20 September
Riverton to Clare via Mintaro 85km
Route Day 4
Day 5 Wednesday 21 September
Rest day @ Clare
Day 6 Thursday 22 September
Clare to Seppeltsfield via Kapunda 92km
Route Day 6
Day 7 Friday 23 September
Seppeltsfield to Hahndorf 84km
Route Day 7
Day 8 Saturday 24 September
Hahndorf to McLaren Vale via Macclesfield 63km
Route Day 8
Day 9 Sunday 25 September
McLaren Vale to Adelaide via Glenelg 60km
Route Day 9
Below you will find essential information to help you enjoy your ride.
The 2022 Annual Tour Ride Guide can be downloaded HERE
An updated printed copy of this guide including any last-minute amendments will be included in the rider Welcome Pack which you will receive on the first day of the tour, along with your Annual Tour jacket and your rider ID.
Please take time to view the following information resources
Official start time is 8.30am, so please be early to register and load your luggage. Car parking plus coffee will be available from 7am. There will be a briefing at 8.10am before we head off along the banks of the Torrens and wave goodbye to the city. More details will be advised prior to the event
The total luggage allowance is 25kg/person – this includes your tent, sleeping bag / mat, etc. This must be packed into 2 bags, each weighing no more than 14kg (it’s easier and safer to pack two lighter bags than one big bag). Excess baggage fees apply up to a maximum of 28kg. Each bag must be no more than 85 litres in volume or have dimensions of no more than 140cm in total. i.e. L x H x W e.g. 70cm Long + 35cm High + 35cm Wide = !40cm
If flying to Adelaide please take time to check your airline ticket/baggage restrictions.
In the event the Government imposes cross border travel restrictions due to an outbreak of Covid-19 and you are prevented from participating in this event, or you are unable to fulfill any mandated period of quarantine / isolation, your registration fees may be transferred to a future event or refunded in full.
Annual Tour involves riding distances of between 50km and 100km each day. The average is about 50-60km. Whilst you don’t need to be an elite athlete you will need to have a reasonable level of fitness to manage the full distance of approximately 600km over 9 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.
Yes, the accommodation on Annual Tour is camping and you do need to supply your own tent, sleeping bag and inflatable mattress – Check out My Gear – What do I need to bring along? When you arrive in the campsite at the end of each day you’ll need to collect your luggage/tent from the luggage truck and set up your own tent. The next morning you pack everything up and take it back to the luggage truck for transport to the next destination.
Yes, you can purchase one of our Deluxe Camping packages when you register for the tour – includes a spacious 2 person tent that you can stand up in and a self inflating mattress for each person. The tent is even set up and packed down for you each day. All you have to do is roll into camp, collect your bags from the luggage truck and settle in to your allocated tent. The price per tent so you can split the cost with your tent buddy if you are sharing. Numbers are limited and usually sell out quickly.
There may be the option of extra cabin/pub/B&B/motel accommodation in some places on route for riders to organise for themselves. However please be aware that accommodation options are limited in some places and tend to book out quickly. You are more than welcome to do a combination of tent/cabin accommodation for the trip if you wish to have a few nights of luxury!
Note: You are responsible for arranging transport of your luggage between the overnight campsite and any offsite accommodation.
We shall do our utmost to cater for riders who have specific dietary requirements, i.e. vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, lactose intolerant, low fat, etc.
For those riders who have more specific dietary needs including low FODMAP, Paleo and food allergies, please feel free to contact us with any concerns you may have.
The Annual Tour is generally a roady ride, but there will be some days when there may be opportunities to explore further on unsealed roads and trails. The ride is suitable for either a road bike, hybrid or mountain bike with slicks.
If you don’t want the hassle of transporting a bike to Adelaide you can hire one from Bike SA . We have limited numbers of Avanti and Apollo road bikes and also some Scott Aspect mountain bikes for hire. Slick tyres for sealed roads can be fitted if requested.
Yes, you are more than welcome to use an electric assist bicycle, provided that it complies with South Australian Standards relevant to “Pedelec power assisted bicycles” i.e.maximum 250w power output using pedal-assist system only. View SA Compliance Details Here
A designated “recharging area” will be located at each overnight venue but you will need to provide your own cables for recharging batteries.
Please be aware that access to 240v power outlets may be limited in some venues and you will need to share recharging time with other riders.
Luggage can be dropped off and loaded straight on to the luggage truck at our office on Friday 16 September from 3pm until 5pm only. Take a small overnight bag for your night in Adelaide. This can be loaded onto the luggage truck at the official departure point on Saturday morning. There is no facility for overnight bike or luggage storage.
elaide Airport Flyer offers door-to-door minibus transfers from/to Adelaide airport, outer suburbs and surrounding area. Door-to-door 7 day service. Reservation is appreciated at least 48 hours prior to travel.
Phone 1300 856 444 or +61 8 8389 3528 | Fax +61 8 8389 3572 | www.adelaideairportflyer.com |email@example.com
Adelaide Superb Chauffeurs offers luxury airport transfers, with a Mercedes Benz V-Class van (taking max 6 people) and enclosed trailer for bikes.
Call Shane on 0447 788 654 or check out their website www.adelaidesuperbchauffeurs.com
You can also book a Maxi Cab.
Des’s Mini Bus Phone: (08) 8440 1600 https://dessminibus.com.au
Adelaide Independent Taxis Phone: 13 22 11 www.aitaxis.com.au/maxi-taxis
There are many hotels, apartments and short term rentals such as Air B’n’B available in Adelaide, to suit a variety of budgets. We suggest that you make use of a online booking website to explore these options.
Otherwise you can contact the South Australian Tourist Commission for more information.
Bicycle SA is currently negotiating access to secure parking facilities in Adelaide CBD. Further details will be made available as soon as they are confirmed.
We recommend that all participants purchase travel insurance at the time of booking – to cover you for everything that could occur including cancellation due to illness/injury, lost/damaged baggage in transit, theft of bike, flight changes, etc.
The following outlines our refund/cancellation policy
Cancellation notified more than 60 days prior to event – a $50 cancellation administration fee applies;
Cancellation notified 60 days or less and more than 30 days prior to event – a cancellation fee of 30% applies;
Cancellation notified 30 days or less and more than 14 days prior to event – a cancellation fee of 50% applies;
Cancellation notified 14 days or less prior to event – a cancellation fee of 100% applies
If capacity allows, special arrangements may be made with non-riding partners, to be part of the event, camping with us and sharing meals. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 200 and priority will be given to actual riding participants.
Contact Bike SA for more information. Non-riding partners may also consider volunteering for the event, helping with catering, logistics, transport or a range of other roles.
Below you will find essential information to help you enjoy your ride.
An updated printed copy of the Annual Tour Ride Guide, including any last-minute amendments will be included in the rider Welcome Pack which you will receive on the first day of the tour, along with your Annual Tour jacket and your rider ID.