Santos Tour Down Under
Guided Cycling Tour
Stay at Hilton Adelaide, with the cycling stars!
Santos Tour Down Under celebrates 22nd Edition in 2020.
Santos Tour Down Under will host its 22nd edition of the, again descending on Adelaide. Since its inception, Bikestyle Tours has held Official Travel Specialist status, the most experienced Santos Tour Down Under tour operator. Our tours are unique in that guests stay at Adelaide Hilton, sharing the hotel with the cycling stars. Conveniently located opposite the Tour Village in King William Square.
The Tour Downunder UCI World Tour event attracts the biggest cycling stars from around the world.
2020 Santos Tour Down Under Dates
Santos Tour Down Under January 2022
Experience every stage of the 2022 Santos Tour Down Under
Travel with the longest running Official Travel Specialist at Santos Tour Down Under
2022 Santos Tour Down Under Stages
Santos Tour Down Under will return in 2022, in a post-pandemic world!
We are excited to host our guests and welcome the return of the biggest cycling stars here, down under.
When is the 2022 Santos Tour Down Under?
The Santos Tour Down Under will be in late-January 2022. The week long event attracts the best professional road cyclists from around the globe.
What are the stages of the Santos Festival of Cycling?
There will be a return to multiple stages across more than 5 days of racing in the 2022 Santos Tour Down Under. From sprint stages in the Barossa Valley, challenging climbing stages in the Adelaide Hills, breakaway stages in the Fleurieu Peninsula and the long busting stage from McLaren Vale to the summit of Old Willunga Hill. Expect to also see the return of close wheel-to-wheel action in the Adelaide CBD.
Throughout the week are various cycling events that will highlight the multiple disciplines of cycling. All events are close enough to Adelaide for guests to have great daily race viewing and return to race headquarters for a comfortable night sleep. Ready to repeat the next day!
Tuesday 19th January
The Santos Festival of Cycling opens with a track meet at the velodrome. A track meet has an electric feel, as the races quickly follow each other and the different formats always present a delicate balance between strategy, skill and strength.
A first time experience at a track meet is lifetime memory.
Thursday 21 January 2021
In the heart of the Barossa the race will finish in Tanunda. See the stage unfold from our race side position, following a scenic ride through Barossa vineyards.
Friday 22 January 2021
Highlighting the amazing Adelaide Hills, stage 2 finishes in Lobethal at a winery. Ride our favourite roads through the Adelaide Hills. We have exclusive access to the finish area for both the women's and men's races.
Saturday 23 January 2021
Today's stage is a favourite every year. It is the queen stage, and features the Old Willunga Hill climb. Richie Porte returns, but this time racing for a National Team and is eligible as he has retired from the World Tour stage. The young riders will be motivated to challenge him on the hill he has owned for many years at the Santos Tour Down Under.
Join us for exclusive access to the start of the stage at d'Arenberg Cube, before we make our way to a prime position on the hill.
Sunday 24 January 2021
The popular Victoria Park circuit is where they have hosted the Adelaide 500 for V8 Supercars. But throughout the year, cyclists use the dedicated track for criterium racing. Think of it somewhere between a track race and a road race, the strategy, skill and strength all play a big part. With only 60 minutes to make their move, the race final stage will be full of excitement for both the men and women.
Saturday 23 January 2021
Cyclocross was developed by those hard-arsed racers in Belgium and Netherlands. The greatest finish in 2020 was between Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert, both world champions in Cyclocross.
The Belgium and Dutch races are usually held in snow and atrocious conditions, bike changes throughout the race in order to keep the wheels turning. It is lung busting!
Follow the action of the Summer cyclocross event, run under in twilight and under lights.
Friday 22 January 2021
Following the second stage of the National Road Series is the Mountain Bike event in the Adelaide Hills. The short track cross country event is similar to the Olympic XCO event, but riders are on a much shorter circuit. No matter your position on the course, you'll see incredible action from technical section, gnarly downhill and tough climbs.
Sunday 24 January
Many young kids find their way into cycling through BMX. For those of us older we often reminisce of being the BMX bandits... How cool are we?
In all seriousness, BMX is a highly competitive race. The mayhem of the start and the positioning for corners and jumps make this event incredible to watch.
Australia Bike Tour to see a UCI World Tour event
We may be biased, but the TDU is one of the most exciting and relaxing tours you could experience. Along with the Tour Village and Expo, there are many showcase events to watch or participate in.
Our TDU bike tours have iconic rides that explore the Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills. Indulge in a gourmet lunch on Old Willunga Hill, for what is now a famous stage in McLaren Vale.
Book now to secure your place on our bike tour with riding trips and exclusive spectator experiences.
2022 TDU Bike Tours and Trips
Stay at Hilton Adelaide with the Cycling Stars
Each year Bikestyle Tours stays at race headquarters, the Hilton Adelaide. Our guests get to rub shoulders with the cycling stars, past and present.
Australia hosts the opening UCI World Tour event each year. It is a fun and exciting event that starts the cycling season. All riders and teams are based in the same location, Adelaide Hilton for the entire week. Bikestyle Tours share the hotel with all of the cycling teams and personalities.
We host many guests from Australia, New Zealand and as far away as North America. We love showing people our home.
Official Travel Specialist for Santos TDU
Santos Tour Down Under is our home event. Adelaide is a trendy and lively hub for hosting a UCI World Tour event with all of its conveniences and great venues.
In 2021, Bikestyle Tours continued its status as Official Travel Specialist. We are the longest official tour operator at the Santos Tour Down Under, testament to our experience. We are going through the application process once more for 2022, we will update you shortly when Approved Travel Specialists are announced.
Adelaide is small enough for the entire city to embrace and welcome the many cyclists to the precinct during the Santos Tour Down Under.