Walking Tour Details

Type of TourGuided Walking Tour
Tour Length5 days
Tour Starts & EndsAdelaide
AccommodationPremium – Clare Valley Wilderness Lodge
FoodPremium – Restaurant & Winery Lunches
WinePremium – Clare Valley Wine with Meals
Group SizeMaximum 12

Tour Pricing

Price:$2995 per person
Book in 2021 for travel in 2022$2495 (use promocode 2021)
Single Supplement Own Room$695
Single Supplement Share Same Gender Guest$0

Group Rates

Price:$2495 per person
Groups please contact tours@clarevalleywinetours.com.au

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For cancellations due to Coivd and related travel restrictions, any funds paid will go into credit for future use.

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Clare Valley Walking Tour Overview

Our 5 day guided walking tour along the Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Trail is our premium product featuring exceptional hiking, luxury accommodation, premium food and wine, and exclusive private tasting experiences.

We take care of everything from pick up to drop off. Tours depart Adelaide on a Monday’s and return on a Friday evening.

Included

  • 4 nights superb accommodation at the exclusive Clare Valley Wilderness Lodge
  • 4 Lunches at 4 of the Clare Valley’s best;
    • Skillogalee Winery Restaurant
    • Paulett’s Winery – Bush Devine Cafe
    • Pikes Winery – Slate Restaurant
    • Watervale Hotel Restaurant
  • Exclusive private tasting experience with local winemaker.
  • Transport from and returning to Adelaide SA.
  • All non restaurant meals professionally catered.
  • Carry only a small day pack.
  • Approximately 16km – 20km per day hiking, moderate terrain.
  • Flexible days, relax in the lodge if you want a day off hiking.
  • 2 x local hiking guides to take care of all your needs.

Not Included

  • Pre and post tour accommodation (if required) in Adelaide.
  • Please bring a small day pack to carry water, camera & snacks etc.
  • Please provide your own hiking gear as required, clothing, poles, shoes etc

5 Day Guided Walk Clare Valley Itinerary

  • Please Note: We attempt to stick to the following itinerary as close as possible, however sometimes we need the flexibility to restructure this slightly due local conditions including weather.

1. Adelaide to the Clare Valley

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The Clare Valley Wine Region lies just 1.5 hours drive North of Adelaide, located in in the northern reaches of the Mt Lofty Ranges, the Clare Valley is dotted with small boutique wineries, stunning rural  landscapes, large sections of native bush and some of the best food and wine on offer anywhere in the Country.

Our goal over the next 5 days is to sample it all by combining our love for all things Clare Valley with our love for hiking and walking.

After a quick stop to see if the local coffee is any good, it is, we head straight for the start of the Clare valley Wine & Wilderness Trail. This 100km hiking trail meanders through the rural and wilderness landscapes, emerging to walk past 26 cellar door, multiple restaurants, cafes and pubs.

Stage 1 of the trail, at 20km takes us past Tim Adams Wines, up along one of the highest ranges in the region through Hill River Station, down through the vineyards of Stanley flat and ultimately through Armagh finishing at the Cellar Dood of Jim Barry Wines.

Today we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch along the way and finish off with a wine tasting session at Jim Barry wines.

We’ll then make our way to our exclussive accommodation at the Clare Valley Wilderness Lodge, this stunning property located in the Spring Gully regions offers private luxury King rooms and a central lodge where as a group you can relax by the fire and enjoy a fully catered dinner complete with local Clare Valley Wines.

 

Summary

  • Pick up from Adelaide Accommodation.
  • Drive to the Clare Valley
  • Complete Stage 1 of the CVWWT
  • Wine tasting at Jim Barry Wines
  • Check into our exclusive accommodation
  • Evening meal in the lodge with local wine
  • Meals: LD

2. Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Trail

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The Clare Valley Wilderness Lodge is perched atop one of the highest parts of the region and provides stunning views over the entire Clare Valley and beyond, no alarm clocks are necessary with the sunrise doing the job.

After a hearty breakfast and briefing from your head guide, we travel a short distance to Jim Barry wines where the finished yesterday’s hike, today we follow the Clare Valley Wine and Wilderness Trail through the vineyards of Armagh and then south toward the Spring Gully Conservation Park, passing Sussex Squire, Eldredge Wineries and Jeanneret Wineries along the way.

Our final destination is the Skillogalee Restaurant, Clare’s most awarded restaurant, where we will settle down to a well earned full lunch with wine.

Mid afternoon we’l take the short dive back to the Clare valley Wilderness Lodge where you can relax in the stunning surrounding before gathering in the lodge for a meal, ad more Clare Valley wine.

 

Summary

  • Transport the walk
  • Skillogalee Lunch
  • Complete Stage 2 of the CVWWT
  • Wine tasting with lunch
  • Evening meal in the lodge with local wine
  • Meals: BLD

3. Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Trail

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Today’s hike really channels the “wilderness” part of the Wine and Wilderness Trail, as we head south from Skillogalee past Mitchell, Kilikanoon & Penna Lane Wineries, before climbing up the skilly range through several kilometres of some of the most stunning bushland the Clare Valley has on offer.

Eventually we make our way back down to the valley floor and the picturesque Skilly Creek before making our way out of the Skilly Valley, and over to it’s neighbour, the Eyre Creek Valley where we will find O’Leary Walker Wines.

From here it is a short drive to the Watervale Hotel where we will again settle down for a well earned lunch. After undergoing extensive renovations in 2020 The Watervale Hotel has quickly established it’s self as one of the best restaurants in Clare.

After lunch we’ll head back to our accommodation where prior to dinner we’ll be treated to a private wine tasting experience from one of the local winemakers.

 

 

Summary

  • Transport the walk
  • Watervale Hotel Lunch
  • Complete Stage 3 of the CVWWT
  • Wine tasting with lunch
  • Private Wine Tasting experience at the lodge
  • Evening meal in the lodge with local wine
  • Meals: BLD

4. Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Trail

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Today we head for Taylor’s Wines in Auburn and point our compass north, we criss cross the Watervale Vineyards region, with is infamous ‘loam over limestone’ terroir responsible for much of the award winning Riesling which comes out of the Clare Valley.

Eventually we make it to Paulett’s Winery where we a re treated to lunch in their Bush Devine Cafe. The Pauletts winery is stunningly located on top of the Dunns Ranges and looks down to yet another Valley, the Hill River Valley, the region responsible for all the award winning wines which don’t come out of the Watervale region, with it’s totally different topography of Slate Rock under the soil.

Again, after lunch we’ll head home to our familiar accommodation and settle in for the night.

 

 

Summary

  • Transport the walk
  • Pauletts Winery Lunch
  • Complete Stage 5 of the CVWWT
  • Wine tasting with lunch
  • Private Wine Tasting experience at the lodge
  • Evening meal in the lodge with local wine
  • Meals: BLD

5. Clare Valley to Adelaide

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Our final day has us completing the final stage of the Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Trail, from Pauletts to our start point on Day 1.

From Pauletts we drop down into the Hill River Valley past Pikes Wines, Hill River Clare estate and Wilsons Vineyard, befor crossing the range into Sevenhill Cellar’s, the Clare valleys oldest winery, through the Sevenhill township and onto the end.

Once finished we”l then shoot back to Pike’s Winery for our final lunch together before making our way back to Adelaide where we’ll drop you at your hotel.

 

 

Summary

  • Check out of accommodation
  • Transport the walk
  • Pikes Winery Lunch
  • Complete Stage 6 of the CVWWT
  • Wine tasting with lunch
  • Transport to Adelaide & farewells
  • Meals: BL

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