30, April 2021

Autumn is a beautiful season to explore one of the many walking trails in McLaren Vale. One of the most well-known trails in the 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 favourite among locals and visitors because of its mostly flat terrain and vineyard views. You can opt for a more leisurely stroll or cycle along the trail and stop off at one of the many cellar doors dotted along the trail. Some of these cellar doors include: Battle of Bosworth, Primo Estate, Hugh Hamilton Wines, Wirra Wirra Wines, Pertaringa Wines, Serafino Wines, Oxenberry Wines, Hardys Wines, Shingleback Wine.

If you are venturing along the Shiraz Trail on a Saturday morning you can take a slight detour to the Willunga Farmers Market for a coffee and some delicious regional produce.

The Shiraz Trail is also a smaller extension 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.

Discover more about other trails in the region here.