Free Adelaide Bike Hire | Bike Trails in South Australia

Where to hire a bike in Adelaide and SA’s best cycling trails.

Cycling is something the whole family can enjoy, from pre-schoolers still on training wheels to teenagers on mountain bikes.  Kids can gain confidence away from traffic in areas such as the Victoria Park criterium track before venturing out at a leisurely pace on one of the beautiful trails through the Adelaide Park Lands and beyond.

Adelaide is an easy city to explore by bike with flat streets, dedicated bike lanes and a cycling infrastructure that makes it very cycle-friendly.  We have bike paths that can take you down to the coast and all the way up to the hills.  If you don’t own bikes, or have family and friends visiting and need extra bikes, there are a number of bike hire locations in the city and surrounding suburbs.  There are also bike hire options in our regional areas such as the Barossa Valley and down at McLaren Vale.


City Of Charles Sturt – Free Bike Hire Service:

  • Hindmarsh Library – 139 Port Road, Hindmarsh
  • Ph 8408 1333
  • Open Monday-Friday 9:30am-5pm/Saturday 12pm-4pm

City of Port Adelaide Enfield – Free Bike Hire Service:

  • Cycle around the Port’s State Heritage Area and the Waterfront Loop Path.
  • Hire your bike from the Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre – 66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide
  • Open 7 Days 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day)

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  • Hire bikes need to be collected and returned to Bicycle SA at 11A Croydon Rd, Keswick.
  • Multi-day bike hires must be collected/returned Monday-Thursday from 9am-5pm (office closed Friday/Saturday/Sunday)
  • Hire Options from $25 per day
  • Hire includes bike, lock and helmet
  • Call 08 8168 9999 or email to arrange hire via their website here


Spinway Adelaide offer self service automated credit card operated bike hire stations located in and around South Australia and Adelaide reaching from West beach Adelaide to Victor Harbour.

Locations include:

  • West Beach caravan parks
  • Oaks Hotel Glenelg
  • Stamford hotel Glenelg
  • Brighton Caravan Park
  • Mclaren Vale Info Centre
  • Serafino Winery Mclaren Vale
  • Victor Harbour Beachfront Holiday Park
  • Victor Harbour Causeway Bridge
  • Port Elliot caravan park

Most bikes are comfortable commuter bicycles that are easy to ride and very durable. Some stations even have child seats and kids bikes. Most stations operate from sun up to sun down seven days a week. You will need a physical credit card to hire the bikes.  Check the website here for more information.


  • Wear light and breathable fabrics and be sure to choose white or bright colours to make sure you can be seen by other road users. A reflective vest may help you to be seen as well.  A helmet is required by law.
  • If there’e a chance you will still be out riding at dusk or night time make sure you have working lights on your bike.
  • If your bike doesn’t have a cargo carrier, wear a well fitted backpack to hold your personal items such as phone, wallet, snacks, drink bottle etc.
  • Plan your trip before setting out so you can estimate how much time it may take, and allow for rest stops.  Little legs get tired quickly!

Each January, Adelaide plays host to the Tour Down Under – Australia’s greatest annual cycling race.  If you are inspired to try cycling or visiting from afar without your bike you can find a list of suggested bike hire companies here.


Try out the Cycle Instead Journey Planner for Adelaide on your PC, tablet or smartphone. Based on the Bikedirect network, this interactive tool helps you plan your cycling trip using a variety of options that consider fitness, confidence level, road conditions and speed of travel. Hard copy maps available from the Bike SA Office (Bicycle SA at 11A Croydon Rd, Keswick)


City of Adelaide cycling trails

Park Lands Trail Map

Experience Adelaide 

Cycling – SA Gov 

Looking for a second-hand bike? Check out Lighthouse Youth Projects who have regular sales throughout the year.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Bike SA website.   

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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