Spring has sprung just in time for the school holidays!

It’s time to start packing away the winter woolies and start the summer fun with a day spent outdoors in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Spring is the most spectacular time in the Adelaide Hills which has come alive after a very chilly winter.

This school holidays why not dust off the bikes and get the kids outdoors for a day exploring Woodside and surrounds via the Amy Gillett Bikeway.

A fantastic bike track that runs mostly parallel to the Onkaparinga Valley road. The track was built on an old railway line which makes it nice and flat – perfect for a leisurely ride! It’s also set away from the main road which makes it safe for little ones. You can BYO bikes or alternatively hire bikes and helmets from Bike About at Woodside.

The path runs all the way from Oakbank through to Mt Torrens via Woodside and Charleston and offers plenty of options depending on how much time or energy you have. Oakbank to Woodside (4.5km) or Woodside to Charleston (5km) are a great distance for little legs and make for a great afternoon ride. Those with more energy can make a full day of it and venture all the way from Charleston to Mt Torrens, which is the longest stretch at 7 kilometres!

And what better way to reward all that activity than a slight detour to Melba’s Chocolates, which is located just off the bike path at Woodside! The perfect pitstop to put your feet up, refuel with a coffee and cake at our coffee shop and stock up on all your favourite Melba’s treats.

We are open 9am – 4.30pm every day these school holidays, with plenty of space to park your bikes!

More information on our chocolate and confectionery range, or on directions to our Woodside Factory can be found here. More information on the Amy Gillett Bikeway can be found here.