The Barossa Gawler Light and Adelaide Plains region is home to picturesque walking, cycling and horse riding trails. RDA Barossa was a project partner with Barossa, Gawler and Light Councils and Tourism Barossa in seeking grant funding, providing expert advice and taking a role on a number of inter-related project committees, including leading the ‘Barossa by Bike’ trail map project.
Walk, Cycle, Ride
Local Trails & Tourism Opportunities
The Barossa Trail
The Barossa Trail is a high quality sealed 40 km cycling and walking path between the Northern and Southern Barossa, linking Gawler and the Stuart O’Grady Way. The trail explores the natural beauty along the North Para River and the agricultural landscapes between the Barossa Ranges and the Adelaide Plains.
The trail takes riders through the Adelaide Hills, traversing forests, farmland and historic towns such as Lobethal and Birdwood. It passes the world-famous Barossa wine region to the mid-north towns of Kapunda and Burra and, from here, winds pass the towns of Hallett and Spalding through the Bundaleer Forest and into the Flinders Ranges.
Section 19 of the Heysen trails passes right through our region. This section takes walkers along back roads and road reserves past vineyards and wineries of the Barossa Valley, through the small town of Greenock and into the cropping and grazing land of the Lower North. It is a long but mainly flat walk with only a few undulations. Pleasant vistas and changing seasonal colours make this a pretty walk.
Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park
There are two walking trails within this park which pass through a variety of landscapes including creeks, rocky outcrops, areas of low forest, scrub and open grassland. The park has panoramic views across the ranges to the Barossa Valley.