The Clare Valley Wine and Wilderness Trail has been completed, which means it’s time to lace up your walking shoes and prepare for an extraordinary adventure through the stunning landscapes and vineyards of the Clare Valley.
The six-stage, 100 kilometre route guides hikers from Auburn to Stanley Flat and offers a unique blend of outdoor exploration, premium wines, and delicious food. With 24 cellar doors to visit, it’s a must-do for wine enthusiasts and avid hikers visiting the region.
Managed by Travelwild Australia, the project is expected to further boost the thriving wine and food sectors in the Clare Valley, enticing tourists to prolong their visits to this picturesque region.
The trail is divided into six stages, allowing hikers the flexibility to choose whether to embark on a portion or complete the entire route. However, locals expect many visitors will stay locally to complete the full five-day hike representing a significant economic benefit for the region.
Starting and finishing at the Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre, with additional trailheads located at wineries, substantial sections of the trail cross through private property. The gracious act of property owners is a generous contribution and is only successful due to hikers acknowledging and respecting it as a privileged opportunity.
And if you get tired or buy too much wine, Clare Valley Taxis is on hand to pick you up from anywhere along the trail seven days a week.
With all that walking, rumbling tummies may be on your mind, and there are some great options for food along the way.
Along the way, stop into Eldredge Vineyards where you can sit by the fire during the colder weather, or just relax with a glass of wine and a DIY platter and listen to live music.
Further along in Stage 6 of the trail are Jeanneret Wines and the Clare Valley Brewing Company. Set amongst the gums, the modern tasting rooms offer a selection of wines, beers, local snacks and platters. The venue also regularly hosts food trucks and mobile catering.
As one of the Clare Valley Wine and Wilderness Trail corporate supporters, Taylor’s Wines and their gorgeous new cellar door, is a must-visit on Stage 5 of the route. Wine Tastings can be paired with cheese or delicious chocolate.
With so many great stops along the Clare Valley Wine and Wilderness Trail, it’s a great location to get out there and take a stroll while sampling some of SA’s best produce.
To learn more about the Clare Valley Wine and Wilderness Trail and all the stops on the route, visit: www.cvwwt.com.au