Scenic wine trail in Clare Valley: The riesling experience

If you're looking for a unique way to explore the breathtaking landscapes and picturesque towns of the Clare Valley wine region, the Riesling Trail is an experience you won't want to miss.

This premier rail-trail is one of South Australia’s most popular attractions, and it’s easy to see why. With a length of 35 kilometers, the trail takes you through some of the region’s most stunning scenery, including rolling hills, verdant vineyards, and tranquil waterways.

Whether you’re a recreational walker, an avid mountain biker, or a touring cyclist, the Riesling Trail offers something for everyone. Even those with wheelchairs and pushers can enjoy the trail’s smooth, easy-to-navigate surface. With bike hire available from the towns of Clare and Auburn, as well as from many charming bed and breakfasts throughout the region, you can choose the perfect mode of transportation for your journey.

As you traverse the Riesling Trail, you’ll be immersed in the rich history and culture of the Clare Valley wine region. The trail is named after the renowned grape and wine variety that the area is famous for, and it takes you past numerous cellar doors and other visitor attractions. Along the way, you can sample some of the region’s finest wines, enjoy a gourmet meal at a local restaurant, or simply take in the stunning scenery.

To make the most of your Riesling Trail experience, be sure to explore the three loop trails that enable you to return to your starting point without backtracking. Each loop offers its own unique sights and attractions, so you can customize your journey to suit your interests and preferences. Car parking is available in the towns of Clare, Sevenhill, Watervale, and Auburn, making it easy to begin your journey at the location of your choice.

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, the Riesling Trail is an unforgettable experience that you won’t want to miss. From the scenic beauty of the Clare Valley to the rich history and culture of the region’s wine industry, this premier rail-trail offers something for everyone. So pack your bags, grab your bike, and hit the trail – the adventure of a lifetime awaits!

Stop for a sip

Uncork the magic of the Clare Valley at one of the region’s premier wineries

Knappstein Enterprise Winery

2 Pioneer Ave, Clare

Mitchell Wines

246 Hughes Park Rd, Sevenhill

Claymore Wines 

Horrocks Hwy, Leasingham

Stone Bridge Wines

20 Gillentown Rd, Gillentown 

Sevenhill Cellars

111C College Rd, Sevenhill 

Elredge Vineyards

659A Spring Gully Rd, Spring Gully 

Stay the night

There are numerous accommodation options available along the Riesling Trail and its various loops, ranging from charming bed and breakfasts to luxurious self-contained apartments, historic cottages, and golf resorts. For those interested in cycling, there are several cycling-centric properties situated near Clare township and the Riesling Trail and Loop Trail access points, such as Discovery Parks Clare, Riesling Trail Cottages, and Brice Hill Country Lodge, all offering a range of accommodation options and bicycle rentals.


Riesling Trail

Clare Valley, SA

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