Dark Mofo 2016
The line up for this year’s Dark Mofo …
At Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia, we are all about discovering and exploring Australia's beautiful wine regions. One very efficient, enjoyable and healthy method of touring these beautiful areas is on a bicycle with the wind in your hair and stunning scenery in every direction. Here we bring you some of our suggestions for a two-wheeled tour of temptation.
New South Wales
In the Hunter Valley, Grapemobile offers the Downhill Mountain ride, incorporating a visit to our friends at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard where a personal picnic hamper awaits you.
Pedals Bikes in the Yarra Valley has a number of trails to choose from. Our favourite is the Wine & Steel Trail. A 6 hour, 22km trail with a visit to De Bortoli Yarra Valley Cellar Door.
A great way to see the best the Mornington Peninsula has to offer is on a guided cycle tour through the back roads. Taking in incredible views over Port Phillip Bay, berry farms, cheese makers and, of course, wineries – including Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove where you can sample fine food and wine and admire the sculpture walk before continuing on your cycle trail.
Visitors to the Brown Brothers Milawa Cellar Door can borrow a free bike with a basket and explore the Milawa Gourmet Region.
A suggested ride from Milawa to Oxley:
There is a wealth of bike trails throughout South Australia. You can plan bike rides to/from McLaren Vale and visit d’Arenberg, or on the city’s doorstep, the Adelaide Hills where you’ll find a warm welcome at The Lane Vineyard and Penfolds Magill Estate. Here are some suggested trails:
In the Barossa Valley, you can have your bikes delivered to you at your accommodation by Barossa Bike Tours and can even arrange for a hamper to be delivered as well so you are well equipped to visit our friends at Seppeltsfield and Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre.
If you’re travelling to Hobart, a great way to visit Mona, the Museum of Old and New Art and UWEA member Moorilla Estate is on two wheels.
And look at this! Tourism Tasmania have even put together a Self-Guided Cycle Touring brochure. Take your pick of fantastic adventures around Tasmania, perhaps venturing up to Launceston and visiting Josef Chromy Wines.
If you’re lucky enough to be planning a Margaret River holiday, why not explore from top to bottom on a four-day trail taking in the delights of Vasse Felix, Leeuwin Estate and Voyager Estate, among other enticing stops.