Join us in Mt. Barker in October 2019 as we pedal our way around the city with visits to some of the area's most notable restaurants and wineries! Cycling will be low-key activities on gentle slopes, only a few kilometers at a time, with rest stops, so there is no need for any specialized gear or attire!

Home Hospitality

Home Hospitality provided by the Friendship Force club of Mount Barker & Districts.

Live With a Local

  • Hosting with Mount Barker club members
  • Cycling and dining with club members and global ambassadors
  • Meeting local people at cafes, markets, and wineries
  • Learning about South Australia's unique history

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Springtime in the Adelaide Hills
  • McLaren Vale & Adelaide Hills wine regions
  • Cycle on Mount Barker Linear Trails and Shiraz & Amy Gillett Rail Trails
  • Historic Hahndorf
  • Koala cuddle available
  • Hans Heysen Gallery
The Adelaide Hills are a hot spot for food and wine experiences. - David Adams, Journey Coordinator

Cycling, Dining & Wining in the Adelaide Hills

8 Days / 7 Nights Program and Itinerary:

October 16, 2019 – October 24, 2019
Coordinator: David Adams, FF Mount Barker & Districts
[email protected]

All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.

Oct. 16, 2019

Ambassadors Arrive in Adelaide/Mount Barker

Meet hosts

Oct. 17, 2019

Welcome lunch

Organize equipment

Tour of town Linear Trails

Oct. 18, 2019

McLaren Vale trails & Wineries

Oct. 19, 2019

Mount Barker Farmers Market & Wetlands picnic

Cycling option

Oct. 20, 2019

Steam Train trip to South Coast

Possible cycling option

Oct. 21, 2019

Adelaide City – including National Wine Centre

Oct. 22, 2019

Amy Gillett Rail Trail (Woodside)

Adelaide Hills Wineries


Oct. 23, 2019


Farewell lunch/dinner

Oct. 24, 2019

Ambassadors depart


$820 USD

Price Includes: FFI and host fees, bicycle and helmet hire, some meals and drinks, transportation, and venue hire.


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Know before you go

  • Journey number 15411
  • Though it is currently not planned, tours to Kangaroo Island and/or Flinders Ranges could be investigated.
  • Weather may vary, max temp 16°C - 30°C (61°F - 86°) with rain possible some days.
  • Easy cycling with walking options for partners if needed.
  • No need for specialized clothing or cycle gear.
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Our Mission

Friendship Force International provides opportunities to explore new countries and cultures from the inside by bringing people together at the personal level. Through the signature program of home hospitality, local hosts welcome international visitors into their culture, sharing with them meals, conversation, and the best sights and experiences of their region.
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