Milang - Strathalbyn Loop

(72 KMs)

Monday, 12 September 2022

Milang - Clayton Bay - Finness - Strathalbyn

A scenic route to Strahalbyn

With rain forecast later in the week, we decided to extend our cycle route to visit Clayton Bay. Located on Lake Alexandrina and the Lower Lake cliffs, it was a small village that had lost its café earlier in the year. As we cycled round the foreshore we could see the north east tip of Hindmarsh Island.

The art on the power poles made the roadside more interesting and I particularly liked the curious sheep. We stopped for coffee at the Finniss general store – famous for its burgers, but it was too early for lunch. It had been a little showery and windy so we appreciated the wood burning stove.

We headed onto Strathalbyn and a nice lunch at the Appleseed café. We picked up some lasagne from the Good food Company and Pasta Chef together with some salad from the supermarket, so dinner was sorted. I also picked up a bottle of Lake Breeze Bernoota Shiraz to sample the local wines.

The ride back was past striking canola fields with stunning views across to the Mount Barker and the Mount Lofty ranges in the distance.