The best trails for your Me-Mover in.... Adelaide!

Updated: Oct 15, 2018

The Me-Mover is an awesome way to get your heart pumping and getting fit but it's also a great way to just get around and enjoy the great outdoors. Over the next few months we're going to bring you the best trail rides in your city and to kick us off, it's the Me-Mover's home town - Adelaide!

Here's some of the best riding trails for you to get out on your Me-Mover.

River Torrens Linear Park Trail, Adelaide

The River Torrens Linear Park trail is the perfect trail for when you don't have time to get out of the city. Stretching all the way from the Mount Lofty Ranges through the city and out to Henley Beach, you can get on the 35km stretch just about anywhere.

Starting at Elder Park, you can head towards the beach where the trail is pretty much flat the whole way. If you're looking for a bit of a challenge head towards Athelstone where it gets a bit steeper.

There are paths on both sides of most of the river connected with bridges so you can get on at Elder Park and just do a loop. It's a perfect trail to bring the kids along as well as a picnic to make a day out of it.

Riesling Trail, Clare Valley

Getting fit on a wine tour? What a combination! About 2 hours drive from Adelaide, you can jump onto the Riesling Trail at Auburn in the Clare Valley. This trail winds for 33km through the Clare Valley ending at Barinia and with only slight inclines, it's a pretty easy ride.

The trail rides through constantly changing countryside, often overlooking vineyards making it a very picturesque ride. You'll pass wineries at Leasingham, Penwortham and Seven Hill - just to name a few so this is a ride where you're going to want make quite a few stops along the way. Definitely make a full day out of this ride.

For more details on the trail, head to the Trails SA website.

Coast Park Path, Seacliff

If the sun is shining why not hit the beach. The Coast Park Path is a massive 70km trail stretching from North Haven all the way to Sellicks Beach but parts of the trail either head away from the beach or are not fully complete yet. Our recommendation is getting on at Seacliff on the Esplanade. From here you'll ride through Brighton & Glenelg which are the perfect spots to stop and revive with a smoothie.

This section of trail is a sealed, continuous two way trail so is an easy ride. If you want to bring the kids along, there are plenty of parks and playgrounds to stop at along the way.

If you're looking for a big workout you can even ride all the way through to Henley Beach and jump on the River Torrens Linear Park Trail.

The Barossa Trail, Barossa Valley

If you're looking for another winery tour for your Me-Mover then you cant go past the Barossa Trail.

This 40km trail is a high quality, sealed path that extends from Angaston to Gawler taking in Nuriootpa, Tanunda and Lyndoch on the way. With wineries only a few kilometres apart, you'll be making plenty of regular stops on this ride.

The trail also takes you past some of the best cafes and artisan food producers that SA offers so you may want to take a backpack so you can bring some goodies home.

Belair National Park, Belair

Just 25 minutes from the Adelaide CBD sits the beautiful Belair National Park. There is so much to see and do here including plenty of trails through picturesque flora.

While there are some serious trails for adventurous hikers and mountain bikers, there are also some easier trails for those looking for a relaxing and scenic ride. We recommend the Lorikeet Loop for the Me-Mover.

Tip: Allow extra time for fauna spotting. It wouldn't be a trip to Belair National Park without spotting a koala or two.

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