Clare walking tour for women
Food, Wine and Walking
Join us on a Wise Women Walking Weekender in the stunning Clare Valley, Ngadjuri Country.
Find Yourself Be Yourself Challenge Yourself with this 3 day adventure.
Walking pack-free (day pack only) on easy-moderate trails each day between wineries. Return to comfortable accommodation each night with relaxation and freshly cooked meals.
Professionally led by our qualified and experienced female bushwalking leaders – ladies, it’s time to walk with us!
Our journey to the stunning Clare Valley will commence out of Adelaide at 8am. Our first opportunity for coffee and a comfort stop will be at Seven Hill before we head to Spring Gully Conservation Park to check out the wildflowers, orchids and cascades (which flows seasonally after rain) on a short 1 hour gentle walk through natural bushland with views to Spencer Gulf in this beautiful park. We lunch here with the views under gum trees. We hop back into our van for a visit to OLeary Walker Wines for tastings before heading to the start of the Riesling Trail, for an afternoon walk into Clare. Approximate walking distance today is 10km. Our historic accommodation is just outside of Clare on a working station where we stay in beautifully restored pioneer buildings. If there is anyone keen to explore the property, a 1 hour sunset walk can be arranged.
Meals Included: Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 10km
For those early risers there is the chance for a sunrise wander before a delicious hot breakfast. We then transfer back to where we finished our walk in Clare yesterday to continue on the Riesling Trail. The Riesling Trail was an old railway line that originally connected Spalding to Clare. After 1993 it was developed into a walking/cycling trail linking Auburn to Clare and a further northern section to Barinia
Our walk today will include another section of this picturesque trail – easy flat path walking. We enjoy a catered morning tea and comfort stop at Sevenhill before continuing on to Watervale for a delicious long lunch. We pass farmland, vineyards and bushland with an opportunity to walk as far or as short as you wish – our bus is on standby for earlier pick ups as needed.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Ala Carte Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 15km
Our final day in this beautiful valley offers a chance for the completionists to walk the final section of the Riesling Trail with us into Auburn.
Once in Auburn, we visit a winery for a sample of Riesling and Semillon and enjoy our lunch in the park outside this historic railway station before heading to the Barossa Valley to enjoy chocolate tastings and a visit to Maggie Beers Farm-shop for a food, gin and wine tasting experience.
We return to Adelaide by approximately 5pm.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks
Walking Distance: 10km
Need To Know
- Comfortable private vehicle transport
- All meals and snacks as per the itinerary
- 2 course dinners
- Grazing platters
- B x 2 | L x 3 | D x 2
- 2 nights comfortable historical house accommodation
- Professionally guided walks by our female Leaders
- Bungaree Station interpretive history experience
- Barossa Valley Chocolate Co. visit and tastings
- Maggie Beer Farmshop visit and tastings
- Wine tastings at 2 wineries
- Group First Aid kit and emergency communication device
- Leaders certified in Remote Area/Wilderness First Aid
- Qualified Bushwalking Leaders
- Small group guided experience
- Leave No Trace principles
- Invitations to connect with nature
- Reduce waste through recycling, reusing and composting
- National Park entry fees
Big Heart Extras
- Big Heart Adventures designed head sock
- A charity contribution to our Give Back program
- Comprehensive Travel Insurance
- Meals and drinks not stated on itinerary
- Items of a personal nature
A detailed packing list is provided prior to travel
- Gear you will need:
- Rainproof jacket and pants
- Daypack (35 litre approx.)
- Water bottles/hydration kit (min 3Ltrs)
- Personal medications
- Clothing suitable for bushwalking that is quick drying, warm layers if chilly – consider merino/synthetic clothing
- Sun protection such as hat, sunglasses and suncream, insect repellent (if joining us in warmer months consider a head net for the flies)
- Sleeping attire