Why do we require an application?

Our application process is in response to two of the most common questions our Riders have prior to booking a trip with us:

1) Am I skilled/fit enough to participate in this Ride?
2) Will the other people on my Ride be skilled/fit enough?

Ensuring that you - and the other Riders on your Ride - are a good fit for the Ride selected is of paramount importance to us. We want to help you pick the Ride that's perfect for you, and ensure that everyone booked on a Ride is on the right Ride for them. That's why we want to know a bit more about you - your mountain biking history, where you ride, how often, etc... - before we take your money.

We review every application and if, based on your responses, we think you're a good fit, we'll approve your application and you'll receive a link to place a deposit. If we think you might not be a good fit (either too skilled or not skilled enough for the Ride you chose), then we'll give you a call to discuss your preferences in greater detail.

Please note: our application process isn't about excluding anyone, or making anyone feel like they're not 'good enough' to participate in one of our Rides. It's about ensuring that you end up on the right Ride for you, with people of similar skill, fitness and riding preferences. In the end this ends up being a much better experience for everyone.

Adelaide's Most Popular Bike Day Tour - ALL Abilities! 100% Wild Koala Guarantee!

Ride from the summit of Mount Lofty on mountain bikes all the way down to Adelaide, though stunning native bushand enjoy a visit to Cleland Wildlife Park along the way. Spot koalas in their native environment, and see kangaroos and emus during the ride.

This tour runs 3 times a week for all adventurous tourists!

 

IS THIS RIDE FOR YOU?

Beginner level mountain biking ability, prepare to be challenged. Riders should be 'competent' cyclists, happy to ride for about 90mins on a mix of rough, off-road terrain.

  • MTB SKILL RATING

    2/9

    Level 2/Beginner

    • You have limited experience with off-road trail riding
    • You may have done some road riding
    • You are reasonably fit and adventurous.

    Click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 2/Beginner

    • You have limited experience with off-road trail riding
    • You may have done some road riding
    • You are reasonably fit and adventurous.

    Click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • Price AUD | CAD | USD | EUR

    $109 AUD
  • FITNESS RATING

    2/9

    Level 2

    • You live a fairly sedentary life with little physical activity other than walking.
    • You can handle a 1-2 hour bike ride on flat terrain at a relaxed pace. Small, short hills are challenging to climb, but manageable.
    • You exercise on average at least 1 hour per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 2

    • You live a fairly sedentary life with little physical activity other than walking.
    • You can handle a 1-2 hour bike ride on flat terrain at a relaxed pace. Small, short hills are challenging to climb, but manageable.
    • You exercise on average at least 1 hour per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • DURATION

    1 day
  • DATES

    All yearSEE ALL DATES
  • CULTURE LEVEL

    Familiar

    Level Familiar

    • On our Familiar trips, Riders from Western countries/cultures will generally experience familiar languages and cultures, and experiences that are generally familiar.
    • While the riding and activities themselves may be quite adventurous and/or challenge you, you'll still find the overall environment quite familiar if you come from a 'developed' country.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Adventurous' and 'Out There' Rides.

    Level Familiar

    • On our Familiar trips, Riders from Western countries/cultures will generally experience familiar languages and cultures, and experiences that are generally familiar.
    • While the riding and activities themselves may be quite adventurous and/or challenge you, you'll still find the overall environment quite familiar if you come from a 'developed' country.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Adventurous' and 'Out There' Rides.

Day 1 : Half day trip- 9am to 1pm

We will pick you up in Central Adelaide and transport you to the summit of Mount Lofty, which at 710m is the highest point in the Mount Lofty Ranges, and offers stunning views of Adelaide, the Adelaide hills, and the plains below. From here it is downhill all the way back to Adelaide.


After a stop for photos, we will provide you with a good quality mountain bike and helmet, and make sure you are comfortable and happy with your bike.

From the start, it is a short ride though Cleland Conservation park to our first stop of the day, Cleland Wildlife park.


After we leave the wildlife park, we get to enjoy the best part of the whole trip. The ride through Cleland Conservation Park is absolutely stunning. It’s all downhill, and has some fun rough sections, along with other nice flat and fast bits!

It’s also an absolute money back guarantee you WILL see wild koalas as we ride through the park!


After about 10km we drop out into the suburbs of Adelaide, and we then have a final spin along some quiet backstreets where you will see some lovely houses and suburban parks. Finally we will pop out into the Adelaide parklands at Victoria Park, where we get a great view back up to the summit of Mount Lofty, were we started 3 hours and 18km ago!
  • hardtail mountain bike (duallies upgrades available) plus helmet and gloves
  • transport from city to summit
  • entry to Cleland Wildlife Park
  • morning tea
  • full guiding

Below you will find a comprehensive list of information about this Ride and destination.

We’ve Got You Covered +

GETTING THERE AND BACK +

Getting The Most Out of Your Trip +

BIKE AND GEAR INFO AND PACKING LIST +

Destination information +

Important Stuff +

Other Stuff +

Name Bio

Ian Fehler
Ian has been working as a MTB guide and skills instructor for over 10 years, both in the Alps and Europe, and in Adelaide.
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Below you will find some of the videos for this Ride. Please keep in mind that some of these videos may have been recorded by our guides and the speeds they are riding at aren't necessarily indicative of the speeds you'll be riding at!
Lofty descents on SA Life

Please note that the following data represents a typical itinerary, and unfortunately there is no such thing as a typical itinerary. Weather issues, road closures, changes to the itinerary to accommodate requests, and other issues may affect the itinerary, so the data below represents an 'average' itinerary, and may differ when you actually show up to ride your bike! Our guides make every effort to stick to the itinerary as posted, though :)

Day Hours of Riding Distance ridden Elevation gained Elevation lost Highest elevation
1 2.5 hours 18 km 20 m 700 m 720 m
Totals 2.5 hours 18 km 20 m 700 m 720 m
NOTE: There are no scheduled departures at the moment, but custom group departures are available for groups of 2 or more. If you are interested in a custom departure, contact us at adelaide@sacredrides.com or +61 422916289.
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