Rawnsley -Wilpena-Willow Springs-Gum Creek-Wilpena-Rawnsley
- Tour dates :
- Mountains, Valleys, Wildlife, Gorges, Walking, Riding, Tracks, Trails and Campfires.
- E-bikes or Mountain Bikes
- Support Vehicle/ Transfers/Guide
- Duration 6 Days accomodation Provided, Moving each Day.
- Grade hard as moving every day. E-bike will make it much easier.
- Total Distance: 237km
- Total Altitude Gain 2113m
- All Meals Included
Weave your way by bicycle amongst the Ranges and experience some of South Australia’s most spectacular and captivating landscape from Gorges to Mountains and abundance of wildlife. You will be enjoying your experience on either an E-Bike or a Mountain Bike . The circuit begins from Rawnsley Park Station and links parts of the Mawson Trail with existing pastoral tracks to bring you a journey of beauty, Peace and Pleasure. Meet the locals and get up close to wildlife as you experience the ancient region of the Flinders Ranges.
The whole time you will have the opportunity to Ride or take the support vehicle, after all it is your holiday.
- Transfer from Adelaide to Rawnsley Park Station
- Approx 6hrs
- Bike Fit
- Rawnsley Park - Wilpena
- 52Km ride
This section is mostly on unsealed roads and station tracks in firm condition. There is a total climb of almost 200m so it is a long day for an average cyclist (allow 7-8 hours). Pugilist Hill at offers a great view of the surrounding ranges. Sacred Canyon at offers a short detour to see aboriginal rock engravings then across to Wilpena resort for your 2nd nights accommodation.
- 33km ride
- Wilpena - Willow Springs
Head out of Wilpena to Old Blinman Road then a steady climb with the chance to see numerous red kangaroos. Appealinna Ruins at (mining & pastoral heritage site) is a good rest stop for the day. The final 3km in to Willow Springs is an easy coast on a moderate descent.
- 48 km ride
- Willow Springs - Gum Creek
The first 2km involves a steep climb past the bush camping area and then some rocky descents to skull rock turnoff a. Then a detour to Skull Rock is well worth doing, add a 30 minute return walk to view the rock. The descent to Arkaroola Road is easy (beware of washouts). Follow the Pantapinna Track through softer plains country to Guide Hut . See evidence of re-vegetation work being carried out by National Parks staff. Guide Hut is an excellent lunch stop at this native pine hut restored by Friends of Flinders Ranges National Park. The final stretch to Gum Creek passes Yalpipena Spring and Cousins Hut, a relic of the farming heritage of this area.
- 65km Ride
- Gum Creek - Wilpena
This is the most spectacular scenery of the FRBB trail. Follow station tracks to Moggs Hut before you join the Mawson Trail in Flinders Ranges National Park. A 2km detour to Red Hill Lookout offers spectacular views to Wilpena Pound in the south. Trezona campground is good rest stop with plenty of shade and toilet facilities. The Mawson Trail then crosses the Brachina Gorge Geological Trail before passing Elatina and Yanyana Huts. Great views from Bunyeroo lookout before descending the Razor Back to Bunyeroo Gorge. The ride along Wilcolo Track to Wilpena is mostly uphill with numerous short sharp pinches. Pass Old Wilpena Station before reaching Wilpena Resort.Riding on Station Tracks and the Mawson Trail.
- 39km Ride
- Wilpena - Rawnsley Park
On leaving Wilpena Resort the Mawson Trail follows the sealed road to just before meeting the Blinman Road, where it turns right along the old telegraph track. The telegraph track follows the contour of Wilpena Pound making it easy riding with Point Bonney towering on your right. Re-join the sealed road at the National Park entry station, easy downhill to Prelinna Homestead. Turn right 400m past Prelinna to follow the Mawson Trail around Rawnsley
- Transfer Rawnsley Park Station - Adelaide
- Approx 6 hours