Please be safe – if you are reading this from overseas and thinking about bike touring in Oz, be aware that this is South Australia and in summer it’s fiercely hot up north and there is no water.
Sure – the southern parts of the trail are like you’ve seen on the Tour Down Under. A few hundred kilometres north of that though, the land is very different. It’s the outback up there, and on the northern sections of the trail if you break down without water you are in danger of dying.
On the other hand, in winter it rains, and when it does some roads turn to mud and cannot be ridden. The mud can snap a derailleur off and leave you stranded in wet and very cold conditions.
The trail goes from places in the south where it’s all wineries and coffee shops to the north where there is no phone coverage, no people, and (did I say this?) no water. This site does not hold enough info for a solo rider to plan their trip.
Please, do your homework and stay safe. When you’re on the trail listen to the locals. If folks in the outback give you advice, it’s for your own good.