Prepare to sip and cycle your way through South Australia on this active themed Journey with your hosts of FF Mt. Barker! Pedal through wineries, get up close and personal with some native Australian critters, and expand your knowledge of the arts and more on this wonderful Journey!

Home Hospitality

Home Hospitality provided by the Friendship Force club of Mount Barker.

Live With a Local

  • Partake in many opportunities to meet socially while enjoying a variety of activities, including meals and drinks which showcase the diversity of our local produce.
  • Enjoy an indigenous welcome to Australia.
  • Learn about the history & culture of the region.
  • Commemorate Remembrance Day (World War I Armistice - November 11th).
  • Visit the local farmers market.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Plenty of Cycling & walking through scenic rural areas
  • Hahndorf & Lobethal German Heritage
  • Mount Barker summit
  • Hans Heysen’s home & studio + other artistic venues
  • Sculpture trail
  • Numerous bakeries and coffee shops
Experience fine dining and wining combined with easy cycling on rail trails in the beautiful Adelaide Hills and environs during this southern spring. We will focus on various local products from this fertile region, including world class wines. - Host Coordinator

Cycling, Dining and Wining with Mt. Barker, Australia

9 Days / 8 Nights Program and Itinerary:

November 9, 2017 – November 17, 2017
Coordinator: David Adams, FF Mount Barker & Districts

All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.

Day 1 – Thursday, Nov. 9

Ambassadors arrive in Mount Barker

Tour of town Linear Trails

Welcome Dinner

Day 2 – Friday, Nov. 10

A.M.: Amy Gillett Rail Trail (cycle/walk)

Lunch at Gorge Wildlife Park/Koala cuddle

P.M.: Lenswood Forest Trail (cycle/walk)

Happy Hour at Lenswood

Evening free

Day 3 – Saturday, Nov. 11

A.M.: Mount Barker Market

11:00: Remembrance Day Service

Welcome to Country – Mount Barker Summit

Picnic lunch at Laratinga Wetlands

P.M.: History Walk in Mount Barker

Evening – Dinner Hosts

Day 4 – Sunday, Nov. 12

10.30: Steamranger “The Highlander” train Mount Barker to Strathalbyn

Lunch organized by Strathalbyn members

Duck Races

Rest of day free

Day 5 – Monday, Nov. 13

Southern Vales Trails & Wineries

A.M.: Cycle McLaren Vale <-> Willunga

Lunch at McLaren Vale

P.M. Coast to Vines Trail (Pedler Creek)/visit coast/wineries

Evening free

Day 6 – Tuesday, Nov. 14

Adelaide City

International Wine Centre

Lunch at Bombay Bicycle Club

City – The Handlebar or Paddle-boats on Torrens lake and/or Tram to Central Market/Glenelg

Day 7 – Wednesday, Nov. 15

FREE DAY – Barossa Valley/South Coast/Adelaide Hills/Langhorne Creek/Fleurieu Peninsula/National Motor Museum

Day 8 - Thursday, Nov. 16

A.M.: Hans Heysen’s “The Cedars” – tour

Farewell Lunch

Rest of afternoon and evening free

Day 9 - Friday, Nov. 17

Ambassadors depart


$700 USD

Price Includes: FFI fees, bicycle hire & transport, welcome & farewell lunch/dinner, train fare, some lunches, and several other meals & drinks. OPTIONAL: Adelaide “Handlebars”/Paddle-boats - Additional fee of $30 USD per person.


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This is an active exchange that focuses on bicycling, wine, and food.
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