Are you looking for healthy, exciting, outdoor school holiday activities? The Head for the Hills School Holiday Mountain Bike Geocache Adventure is the perfect way to enjoy Adelaide’s great outdoors! Learn new riding skills and put them to use while hunting for clues and geocaches around the Craigburn Farm trails in the Sturt Gorge Recreation Park. Then learn practical skills to keep your bike running well in a hands-on group bike maintenance workshop. They supply the bike and helmet, all you have to bring is a sense of adventure!
The mountain bike geocache adventure begins with a basic skills coaching session to teach participants the fundamental skills of mountain biking. Whats covered: body position & moving on the bike, braking technique, gear selection as well as other handy tips to help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
Once everybody is comfortable and settled on the bikes, the adventure begins! A series of geocaches containing cleverly constructed cryptic clues are hidden all over the Craigburn Farm trail network. Participants work as a team using good old maps (not google-maps!) to find and decipher each clue, which hints to the next geocaches secret location and the best trail to get there. Participants will cover over 12 kilometres of trail and climb around 300 vertical meters during their adventure.
After all the geocaches have been found (approximately 4 hours riding in the park), take a well-deserved break, learn some handy bicycle care tips in a hands-on bike maintenance workshop and enjoy more mountain biking activities!
11 – 14 years (approx)
Great for Beginners – Must be able to ride confidently on two wheels
What to Bring:
Water bottle or hydration pack, snacks, packed lunch (sandwich etc)
What to Wear:
Comfortable fitting clothes for riding (not too tight or loose & weather appropriate), enclosed shoes (sneakers etc)
Sunscreen, rain jacket for wet weather, change of clothes
Drop Off & Pick Up:
Blackwood Football Club car park – Craigburn Road, Craigburn Farm (map here)
9am to 5pm
Max Group Size:
Bike & helmet hire is free for this program, however you’re welcome to bring your own equipment. Please make sure bikes are appropriate for the task at hand and in good working order. Helmets must comply with Australian Standard AS/NZS 2063:2008. We recommend an open-face helmet for this program however full-faced helmets are also acceptable.