The Barossa Valley is known for many things: Great wine, fabulous food and beautiful scenery. With so much to see and such a rich history to absorb, exploring the region shouldn’t be contained to a tour bus or car.
The Barossa Trail is over 40km of bitumen trail spanning from the famed wine region through to Gawler, passing through three main townships in Nuriootpa, Tanunda and Lyndoch and now, the final connection to the Stuart O’Grady bike path has been completed and opened to the public.
The cycle route, which is actually several trails that are now joined end-to-end, now connects the Barossa Valley to Adelaide to not only support an active community but also provide visitors a unique way to experience the region with nature-based tourism activities.
Construction began in November of last year with the trail officially being marked as complete on Thursday marking an 8-month turn around on the build. Funding of $336,264 through the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) and $504,396 will facilitate the design component of this project.
The initial part of the path was opened back in 2010 using original railway sleepers as interpretive signage with the new path now fully signed.
And you obviously don’t have to travel the whole length of the track. Take yourself on a shorter section and take in the natural beauty of the area that stretches the length of the track with plenty of wineries, cafes and restaurants dotted along the way for you to visit on your travels.
Bicycle hire is available from many spots throughout Angaston, Lyndoch and Tanunda. With the new announcement that the Tour Down Under will be passing through the Barossa in 2023, it’s the perfect excuse to get out and get amongst the fun.
For more information on the trail, click here.