Clare Valley, one of Australia’s oldest wine producing regions, is just a two hour drive north of Adelaide. The area is the proud home of Australian Riesling and is dotted with historic sites, quaint boutique accommodation and some of the best foodie experiences in the country.

Clare Valley is a hidden gem full unique experiences such as cycling through the Riesling Trail, taste testing at over 30 wineries and cellar doors, and sampling some of the best food produced in the region.

Watch the leaves turn as you ride, eat and drink your way through the picturesque countryside. The Clare Classic is the perfect excuse to stay and discover the charms of the Clare Valley.

Weather in April:
Autumn is a beautiful time to visit Clare Valley, with temperatures averaging 21 degrees Celsius in the daytime.

Distance from Adelaide:
120 kilometres

How to get there:
It is a two hour drive between Clare Valley and Adelaide. Cars can be hired from Adelaide or from Adelaide Airport.

A coach service operates between Adelaide and Clare Valley. Visit for more information.

Pickups and car tours can also be arranged from the Clare Valley Aerodrome. Visit for more information.

Where to stay:

There are options for every budget, from luxury retreats, glamping, quaint B&B’s, and motels. Click here to view accommodation options.

Getting around:
Driving and cycling are the best ways to get around the Clare Valley. There are also many local tour operators available. Visit

Visitor Guide:
For more information on what to do, see and eat in the Clare Valley, check out the Clare Valley Visitor Guide