The Shiraz Trail

One of the most well-known trails in the McLaren Vale wine region is the Shiraz Trail. The 8km walking and cycling track stretches from McLaren Vale to Willunga and has been constructed along a disused rail corridor.

This iconic trail is a favourite among locals and visitors because of its mostly flat terrain and vineyard views.

You can opt for a leisurely stroll, jog or cycle along the Shiraz Trail from McLaren Vale through to the township of Willunga to experience the historic town, cellar doors, Farmers Market or take one of the detours available en route:

  • Choose to venture North East off the Shiraz Trail near Railway Terrace in McLaren Vale to explore the 3.6km scenic trail for families, runners, riders and walkers, known as the Flat to Vale Trail. This section connects the townships of McLaren Vale and McLaren Flat and provides access to cellar doors on Foggo Road.
  • Or, take pause at McMurtrie Road to experience the many cellar doors and restaurants along the McMurtrie Mile.

Shiraz Trail, McLaren Vale walking, running and cycling trail.

Where to Start

The joy of the Shiraz Trail is that you can join it at many places along the 8km stretch but a good place to start is at Oxenberry Farm Wines, 26 Kangarilla Road, McLaren Vale.

Here, there is ample roadside parking on Kangarilla Road, you can hire an e-bike and you are ideally positioned to opt to head North along the trail to McLaren Vale, South towards Willunga or connect onto the Flat to Vale Trail.

Blend Adventure with Epicurean Indulgence

World-class food and drink offerings line the McLaren Vale Shiraz Trail and the surrounding roads, presenting the opportunity for a well-earned rest after exploring the breathtaking landscapes of the McLaren Vale wine region.

Download Shiraz Trail Map & Guide

A guide to nearby food and drink offerings en route:

Shiraz TrailMcMurtrie MileFoggo Road
(via Flat to Vale Trail)

Shiraz Trail, McLaren Vale

  • Distance: 8km one way
  • Suitable for: Walking, Wheelchair Accessible, Dog Walking, Jogging, Cycling
  • Difficulty Level: Easy/Moderate
  • Terrain: Flat

The Shiraz Trail is a section of the longer Coast to Vines Rail Trail. The 35km Coast to Vines Rail Trail spans from Marino to Willunga, and also intersects with the Field River Trail, Christies Creek Trail and Pedlar Creek Trails which creates several trail loop activities.