South Australia is well known for its wine, and no wonder. South Australia’s mild climate makes for good wine. Like Victoria, South Australia gets most of its rainfall during the winter months of June, July and August. It’s wetter around the city and Mount Lofty Ranges than the outback.
Autumn is a great time to visit Adelaide. There’s lots of sunshine and the weather is mild – the temperature usually being in the mid to low 20s, and spring is bursting with colour. With the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills nearby offering some terrific motorcycle rides set against beautiful scenery, Adelaide makes a perfect starting point for your motorcycle adventure.
Campbelltown to Birdwood
This is a great ride packed with fun, challenging corners. Gorge Road follows the Torrens River closely, so when the river bends, so road bends too. Ride carefully between Cudlee Creek and Cumaracha, though, as the corners get tighter and tighter.
Simply follow Gorge Road out of Campbelltown until you reach Birdwood. And while you’re there, check out the National Motor Museum.
Birdwood to Chain of Ponds
This ride begins at Birdwood Mill and takes you through Mt. Pleasant, Williamstown, Angaston, Mengler Hill Lookout, Sculpture Park, Tanunda, Barossa Valley wine country, Lyndoch, Williamstown, Kersbrook and winds-up in Chain of Ponds. It’s a great ride with a little bit of everything that bikers love.
From Birdwood Mill to Angaston, the ride is pleasant following the Torrens River upstream. The road is slightly narrow, not too challenging, with some great corners and straights. From Angaston, Long Gully Road is a short but sharp little run.
Strathalbyn to Goolwa
A great run through the Adelaide coastal hills, which takes you to the coastal town of Goolwa. With very little traffic, this is a great ride if you feel like a quiet day riding through a picturesque setting.