Q. What is the Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Trail (CVWWT)?
A. The CVWWT is a hiking and cycling trail around the Clare Valley Wine Region of South Australia, when complete it will be approximately 100km long and pass 24 cellar doors, 4 pubs, multiple cafes and restaurants, and will showcase the stunning rural and natural landscapes of the Clare Valley.
Q. Is the trail open?
A. Stage 1 of the CVWWT is open, which runs from the Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre to Jim Barry Wines. Stages 2 – 6 are due to open in time for Easter 2022
Q. Where can I get a map?
A. We are making maps available online, you can download and print a map yourself, or you can use the Avenza Map App. Please see the Trail Maps page for more details.
If you visit the Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre they can normally print off a map for you.
Q. Where can I find more information on accommodation and transport options?
A. Contact the Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre or visit their website clarevalley.com.au
Q. How long is the trail
A. When completed the full trail will be approximately 100km long and broken into 6 x 15 – 20km Stages. Stage 1 is open, stages 2 – 6 are scheduled for completion from Easter 2022.
Q. Can I take dogs on the trail
A. Yes and No, it depends on whose land you are on.
There are sections of the trail which pass over private property, under no circumstances can any dogs (even well behaved ones on a leash) be taken onto private property.
Landholders have generously allowed walkers on their property on the condition that dogs will not enter. If you break this rule you risk future access for everyone.
Where the trail follows regular roads, then dogs are permitted as per normal council rules.
Q. Can I camp on the trail
A. Currently there are no formal camping areas associated with the trail, this may be something which happens down the track.
Q. Is there phone reception along the trail
A. Phone reception is generally very good throughout the Clare Valley, with the exception of a few black spots here and there.