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Hit the road in the Clare Valley

The Clare Valley is one of Australia’s oldest and most famous wine regions, in the Mid North of South Australia. It is one of the most scenic regions, presenting visitors with a series of small intimate valleys and magnificent views. The valley runs north-south, with Main North Road as the main thoroughfare, approximately 120 km north of Adelaide.

Settlers from England, Ireland and Poland first moved into the region during the 1840s, producing a rich heritage of architecture and villages, which remain largely intact. Many of these buildings now accommodate the generous offering of guesthouses, premium restaurants and galleries. Vineyards were planted alongside those first villages and winemaking has continued ever since.

Today visitors can take many touring routes, including the popular walking and cycling path the Riesling Trail. This 27 kilometre sealed trail provides a unique link between the villages of the valley and its richly varied landscapes.