McLaren Vale + Adelaide Hills gourmet walking tour
Join us in stunning South Australia as we walk the vineyard and and ocean trails of McLaren Vale, the Fleurieu Peninsula and the Mt Lofty Ranges, staying in excellent accommodation, enjoying fine food and wines and great company.
Join us in stunning South Australia as we walk the trails by vineyards, the ocean and the southern Mt Lofty Ranges in an immersive experience of the southern vales and Adelaide Hills. McLaren Vale south of Adelaide, boasts incredible wineries and dining experiences nestled conveniently between the ocean and gently rolling hills. We taste our way through the region, walking a variety of beautiful trails between towns, dramatic coastal clifftops, forest trails and gorges before heading to the hills and the highest point in the Adelaide Hills, Mt Lofty.
This seven-day walking tour showcases the best of the region including: six nights accommodation in fabulous, 4-star hotels: the first night in the fashionable East end of Adelaide, then four nights overlooking vineyards on the edge of the McLaren Vale and finally the last night in an historic hotel on Mt Lofty in the Adelaide Hills; five guided walks; three vineyard visits with tastings.
Discount of 5% available for private groups of 8 to 10 people. Choose the date of your choice subject to availability.
Please note, this tour precedes the Hidden Italy Adelaide + the Flinders Ranges tour. If you join both, Hidden Italy will cover the cost for the extra night in a 4-star hotel in the centre of Adelaide.
The first night is in boutique city accommodation in the popular East End of Adelaide. We then spend four nights in Spa Rooms in a lovely 4-star hotel just outside McLaren Vale which has a pool, winery and fine dining restaurant on site. Our final night is in a luxurious hotel on Mt Lofty in the Adelaide Hills, which has a 3-chef hat fine restaurant dining.
Food and wine:
Breakfast is included daily. We include five lunches, a mixture of gourmet picnic style (with trails snacks included) and one winery lunch with tastings, as well as five excellent dinners (finishing with a four-course dinner at the multi award winning restaurant in the Adelaide Hills).
You will enjoy variety of walks in the Morialta, Onkaparinga Gorge and Mt Lofty parklands to waterfalls (seasonal), gorges, coastal parks and amongst the vines between towns, ranging from 6 to 14 kms. See the itinerary for daily details. You will be accompanied by two guides on each of these walks.
Health and safety
All aspects of the tour will comply with the South Australian government recommended health, safety and cleanliness procedures, including: the maintenance of social distancing (in the accommodation; in the transport; at meal-times and during activities); regular deep cleaning of the accommodation and transport, compulsory hand sanitizer use entering and leaving the accommodation, transport and restaurants. Each member of the group will be provided with surgical face masks, disposable gloves and a bottle of hand sanitiser.
We require a $500 non-refundable deposit. Should government restrictions prevent the tour from operating we will reschedule the tour. If this doesn’t suit, any payments will be refunded, minus the deposit, which will be help as future credit. Click here for full details.
The tour leader
The tour will lead by Simon Tancred. "I first went to Italy as a backpacker in 1980 and fell in love with the country. I returned in 1983, living and working in Milan until 1988. Afterwards I worked at the Institute of Languages, University of New South Wales (Sydney) taking guided tours to Italy annually. I spent two years with my family in Prato (Florence) in 2003 and 2004, working at the Monash University (Melbourne) Centre. Since then I have dedicated myself full-time to Hidden Italy. I love photography and writing and have had articles and photographs on Italy published in most major Australian newspapers and travel magazines. I speak fluent Italian, alas with a pronounced Australian accent. "Great Walks" magazine recently said I had the best job in the world.. there are other much more worthy jobs around but I am lucky my passion has become my profession - click here to read their interview."
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A seven-day gourmet walking tour in South Australia
12 June to 18 June, 2021
Tour Size10 people
Single supplement: $600
- 6 nights accommodation in 4-star accommodation
- All breakfasts, five lunches and five dinners at excellent restuarants/vineyards
- Tastings at wineries
- Private luxury bus transport throughout (Mercedes Sprinter or similar)
- Two professional guides
- All paid admissions/fees during the tour
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