Bike Through The Redgums
Join me on a leisurely bike ride on the bicycle-dedicated Amy Gillett bike trail from Oakbank to Mt Torrens with a whole lot of surprises in between. Bikes and much more supplied for an inspirational day.
You will be greeted at your pickup around 8.30a.m. by our guide with your favorite coffee in hand. A 35 minute drive out of Adelaide city up into the Hills, first join Nic in a guided tour of Hahndorf. He will share his own families’ history in the town dating back to 1839 when his great-great-great grandfather and mother migrated from Prussia to begin a new life as farmers here.
We then fit you out with a bicycle ready to experience the pleasure of cycling the Amy Gillett Bikeway which begins a short distance away at the town of Oakbank.
Constructed in memory of a great Australian cyclist taken in an accident way too young, this paved dedicated pedestrian and bike path follows the old railway line so the gradient is never too difficult. Meandering through the towns of Woodside, Charleston and Mt Torrens we stop at many places along the way to take in the views and maybe a shop and café or two that are just too good to miss.
The return trip of up to 40km (depending on how fit you are feeling) will take us around 6 leisurely hours including a gourmet picnic hamper lunch on the banks of the Onkaparinga River near Oakbank.
On the trip, we will drop by Melbas Chocolate Factory in Woodside to see the mouthwatering process of chocolate making first-hand. If you are concerned you won’t be able to carry your choky purchases on the bike, no need to worry. Your order will be waiting for you back at Oakbank when we have finished.
We have you returned to your place of accommodation by around 5.00 p.m. You will definitely be forgiven for falling asleep in the car on the way down the Hills into the city having ridden up to 40km and inhaled some of the most pure experiences that the Adelaide Hills has to offer.