Walk the Yorke is a shared trail, with some sections particularly suited for bike riding.  The following suggestions offer some of the most spectacular views of the coast and farmland.

Elizabeth Conservation Park (Section 16 - Map 10) - Changes have been made to the Walk the Yorke Trail cycle option between The Gap and Moonta Bay.  Cyclists now leave The Gap campground and follow Gap Road to the intersection with Nalyappa Road. Turn north and follow Nalyappa Road to the intersection with Coopers Beach Road, turning east. Continue to the intersection with Spencer Highway and follow into Moonta. 

Ardrossan to Pine Point

Ardrossan  2014 V-Hibovesky

Distance: 18.8 kms

Level of difficulty – easy. Some rises and falls.

Ardrossan sits atop imposing red cliffs and is home of the Blue Swimmer crab. There are some great photo opportunities as you follow the trail along the red cliffs, with the silos in the distance.  The trail heads down to the Sperm Whale Memorial, before winding it's way along high ground to James Well and Rogues Point, past the historic James well. Leaving the settlement there are great views of farmland to the west and coast to the east.  Pine Point overlooks the bay of Port Alfred and is well known as an excellent wading area to rake the shallows for crabs.  It's also a popular spot for fishing.  Follow the compacted gravel trail along clifftops and edging farmland.

* Please note: a small section of trail approximately 1.5km south of Rogues Point and 3.5km north of Pine Point across Crown Land is yet to have a formed trail constructed. This section is planned for completion in the near future. The remainder of the section between Ardrossan and Pine Point remains accessible.
In order to complete this section, cyclists will need to divert to the Yorke Highway between Rogues Point and Pine Point.
Walkers may choose to continue along the trail between the two towns, however when the formed trail ceases will need to follow the fence line until the formed trail recommences. This unformed section is estimated to be 1.8 kilometres and does contain some gully crossings.



Edithburgh to Port Moorowie

between Port Moorowie and Edithburgh

Distance: 30.7 kms one way

Level of difficulty – easy. Some rises and falls.

This section is comprised of sealed trail then a compacted natural surface following two-wheel tracks and dirt roads.  An easy ride with some rises and falls, you'll begin by travelling the Mosaic Trail between Edithburgh and Sultana Point.  Follow the short sand track from Sultana Point to Wattle Point, then join the Troubridge Scenic Drive past the unique Troubridge Hill lighthouse.  Take the time to appreciate the spectacular rugged cliffs and secluded beaches.  Remember to take your camera, as you will be very likely to see kangaroos.

* Note: There is a sand track from Sultana Point, south of Edithburgh, to Wattle Point - a distance of approximately 600m which may need to be walked. The Trail opens to an old four-wheel drive track suitable for riding at the end of this sand section. An alternative route is to return to the southern end of Edithburgh and follow Hilsea Road and Wattle Point Road to Heel Road.



Port Victoria to Balgowan

Distance: 21.3 kms one way

Level of difficulty – easy.

From the historic Port Victoria, last of the windjammer ports, wend your way through the low heath lands of Nharangga Aboriginal Land.  This area is home to a significant colony of the vulnerable southern hairy nosed wombat, so keep an eye out for them during the morning and late afternoon as they go about their business.

Check out what others have to say: 

Uncool Cycling Club - 31 May 2020


Visitor Information

Yorke Peninsula Council acknowledges the Narungga (traditionally spelled Nharangga) people, the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Yorke Peninsula and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information
8 Elizabeth Street, Maitland, South Australia 5573
T: 1800 202 445   E: info@visityorkepeninsula.com.au


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