Hike

Hike

Hike on the CVWWT in the morning.

Food

Food

Delicious Gourmet Restaurant Lunch

Wine

Wine

Wine tasting on route & wine with lunch

Transport

Transport

Morning & Afternoon Vehicle Transfers


Tour Details

Type of Tour Hiking & Lunch
Tour Length Allow 5 hours
Hiking 7km
Starts We pick you from your Clare Valley Accommodation at 9am
End We drop you back after lunch at about 2.30pm
Google Reviews ★★★★★

Tour Pricing

Price: $125 pp (Incl Lunch with wine)

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Richard Wilkins
Richard Wilkins
2024-04-24
A huge thank you to the wonderful and knowledgeable Tim and Bianca (and Bruiser the Jack Russell) for an excellent three day tour of the wilderness and wineries of the Clare Valley. Exceptional scenery and accommodation, incredible food and the opportunity for some off-peak tastings at some of Australia’s (the world’s?) best wineries including Skillogalee, Mitchell, Killakaloon, Paulette, Jeanneret, Eldridge, Hill River and the beautiful and historic SevenHill (took the crown for the best Grenache on the trip). The company wasn’t bad, either (shout out to the crew from Brisbane 🙂). If you’re looking for a hidden gem, make sure put the Clare Valley on your list.
Kathy Petrie
Kathy Petrie
2024-03-27
Choosing the one day walk through Spring Gully conservation park was a good taster for my husband and I. Tim is a great tour guide and gave us a great insight to the Clare wine area on our way to the drop off point. We were given a Google link with all the information and a map to make sure we didn’t get lost. After a beer paddle and wine tasting at Jeaneret Wines we wandered down the hill to Skillogalee for a lovely lunch under the old olive tree. Tim was very flexible in his arrangements and returned us to Mintaro when we were ready. All in all a great experience.
Terri Wilson
Terri Wilson
2023-09-29
Totally the best. Our group was so spoilt. Luxurious accomodation, food requirements taken care of as I am a celiac. The food provided was so yummy & more than we could handle. Our walking tours led by Bianca & Penny were absolutely beautiful and , might I add, so much fun not to mention the wine tasting each day in such beautiful surroundings. This hiking holiday was so much more than I expected. Looked after so we’ll by Tim also. I can’t fault them and loved every second of my stay. Looking forward to another. Many thanks to you all. Kerrie
Deborah Dean
Deborah Dean
2023-09-24
Our wonderful tour guides, Bianca and Penny went out of their way to ensure we had a great time. Our hiking trip went way beyond our expectations and was so much fun. Our accommodation and food was the best! Thank you so much Tim for driving us to and from Adelaide. Looking forward to seeing you all again on our next adventure.
Peter Price
Peter Price
2023-07-19
Five day Wilderness and Wine Trail June 2023. Tim and Bianca have created an outstanding walking and gourmet experience showcasing the beautiful Clare Valley. Their passion for their backyard is infectious. They bring the area and the private vineyards to life through stories about each section of the walk. The lunch stops have been selected to showcase the many options available in the Clare, including billy tea made on an open fire with delicious sandwiches on their own property, upmarket pub and winery restaurants. The walks are through private property, national parks and on quiet country lanes. They traverse not only the Clare Valley but meander through some of the subregions of the Clare such as Watervale, Polish Hill River and Sevenhill. Tim and Bianca are really flexible with the walks and tailored our five days to suit our group of ten walkers. Our group was organised by Rachael to celebrate her fiftieth birthday. What a great idea to spend five days walking in the morning with close friends and family, working up an appetite for lunch and wine tastings in the afternoon. Our walking and gourmet tour was well organised. Our guides, Tim, Bianca and Dani were sensitive to individual needs, great walking companions, quick to share their local trail/wine knowledge and humour. If you are looking for an active but slightly decadent break, this for you. Peter Price
Broghan Friel
Broghan Friel
2023-07-02
This was an amazing opportunity to explore the Clare Valley on foot. Warmly welcomed and hosted by Bianca and Tim, they were the perfect hosts, made sure we did not want for a thing for the duration of our time in Clare. Food and wine options were ten out of ten. Bianca in particular was an amazing hiking guide, so much knowledge of the local area and she is very generous in sharing her stories of the town. The hiking covers different terrain types and offers stunning scenery of Clare and it’s surrounds. Quite challenging at times, but a great way to explore and worth it when the hike ends at one of the beautiful local wineries for lunch and wine tasting! Highly recommend this tour. Accommodation options were also top notch, beautiful villas and scenery to look out on whilst having a morning coffee preparing to hike. Thanks Bianca and Tim for a great week.
Mark Bingley
Mark Bingley
2023-04-19
This was one of the highlights of our trip to SA. Tim was very knowledgeable about the area, both where we walked and Clare in general. A great way to spend the day - hiking, tasting and no driving.
Adrian Stringer
Adrian Stringer
2023-04-12
Thanks Tim for a great walk through the vines and the bush around Clare. Your local knowledge informed our appreciation of the district and the cellar doors were a welcome addition. 😀
Dianna McDonald
Dianna McDonald
2022-11-05
We’ve just returned from a few days in Clare where we walked 21 kms of the wilderness wine trail. Tim prepared us for the walk with hard copy maps and also showed us the Ap that allows you to track your walk “live”! (Highly recommended!) The walk was beautiful and fairly easy to follow once you hone into the little brown sign-posts along the way. The track was a combination of quiet roads, farmers’ paddocks walking beside rows of vines and wilderness trails. The country side was stunning (& a little wet in places due to recent downpours) with wild flowers and lavender in full bloom most of the way. I’ve never seen so much lavender - it was like heather across the hills in Scotland! The trail also passed through a reserve thick with a range of native orchids. It’s worthwhile taking the time to read the info boards & then look for all the different varieties - they’re all there! The wineries we visited for our post-walk lunches (Skillogalee on Saturday and Paulettes on Sunday) were fantastic. Both very different but couldn’t fault either. The food was outstanding and so was the wine and service. (A wine tasting at the Good Catholic Girl was also a hoot and the self-guided tour of Seven Hill was amazing - we leant so much!) Overall we had a brilliant time and feel very grateful to Tim for his flexibility in ferrying us to drop off points and collecting us when we were ready to go. He was friendly and relaxed but highly professional and had so much knowledge of the region. It was a wonderful experience! Would love to do it again!
Carol
Carol
2022-10-04
We joined Tim and Bianca on the 5-day guided walk in Clare Valley and it was the perfect mix of wine and walking. The Wine & Wilderness trail has stunning vistas, rolling hills, and the occasional kangaroo encounter. Tim is uniquely knowledgeable about the trail, playing a central role in championing and building it! Tim and Bianca have deep roots in the community and they were warm gracious hosts.

Clare Valley Walking Tour Overview

If you love Hiking, Gourmet Food and Premium Wine, then combine all 3 for snapshot of the Clare Valley.

The walking component is done in the morning and follows the Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Traill, this is followed a fabulous lunch at the Paulett Wines Bush Devine Restaurant.

We pick you up in the morning from your Clare Valley accommodation at 9am, get you walking with maps and notes, then after lunch we’ll pick you up and drop you back. Don’t worry about getting lost or tired or stuck in the rain on the walk, you can always give us call and we’ll come and rescue you.

The Hiking

  • The hike takes place on stage 6 of the Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Trail.
  • The total distance walked is 7km.
  • We provide you with a map and trail notes, and if you like we can get you set up with a GPS mapping app to use your phone.
  • The terrain is moderate, it includes some hills.
  • You will pass through both vineyards and farmland.
  • You should be fit and capable of walking the distance. Walking shoes or boots are recommended.
  • The walking ends when you arrive at Pauletts.

The Pauletts Lunch

  • The package includes a choice of a main meal and a glass of wine in the Pauletts Restaurant.
  • Pauletts can cater for multiple dietary needs including GF, Veg & Vegan.
  • Check out the Pauletts menu on their website: Paulett Wines

The Wine Tasting

  • You will pass through Sevenhill Cellars, the oldest winery in the Clare Valley, dating back to 1851, this is a beautiful estate with many historic buildings, you will have time to explore the property and do a wine tasting. You can read more about them here: Sevenhill Cellars
  • If you buy wine at Sevenhill Cellars, they do not charge a tasting fee, if you do not buy there is a $10 charge.
  • If you buy wine, you do not need to carry it, you can leave it there and we’ll pick it up in the vehicle when we drop you home after lunch.
  • A glass of wine is included in your lunch package at Pauletts, you are welcome to purchase extra wine or do a tasting, if you do a tasting there is a $10 fee, if you buy wine this is reduced to $5.

The Transport

  • We’ll pick you up from your Clare Valley Accommodation at 9am.
    • We are unable to pick up form Adelaide for this tour.
  • We’ll drop you at the start of the hike.
  • We’ll then pick you up at 2.30pm after lunch and drop you back at your accommodation.
  • If you purchased wine during the walk, we can swing past and pick that up from the winery.

Clare Valley Walk Itinerary

We pick you up from your Clare Valley accommodation at 9am and drive directly to the drop off point for the hike.

We will provide you with a map and trail notes. We will also discuss options for things to do along the walk.

You are following a well marked trail, however if you get lost you give us a call to help get you back on track.

Using the maps and information we have provided, you head off on the walk which ends at Pauletts Winery, we will book you in for lunch so simply check into Pauletts on arrival.

We’ll pick you up from Pauletts at 2.30pm, if you purchased any wine along the walk we can stop and pick this up, we’ll them drop you back at your accommodation. You can always give us a call if your lunch is likely to finish late or early and we can normally adjust the pick up time for you.