Santos Tour Down Under

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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 14-24 January 2021

Street circuit near our hotel, stay at race HQ, Hilton Adelaide.
Rub shoulders with the cycling stars as they descend on the land down under.
Longest running Official Travel Specialist at Santos Tour Down Under.

2021 Santos Tour Down Under Stages

2021 Stages have not been released. 

When is the 2021 Santos Tour Down Under?

The 23rd Santos Tour Down Under will be from the 14-24 January 2021. The week long event attracts the best female and male cyclists from around the world to Australia. It is the opening UCI World Tour event of the 2021 season.

What are the stages of the Santos Tour Down Under?

There were 6 cycling stages in the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under. Stage 1 was on Tuesday 21st January, 2020. The Final Stage, stage 6 concluded on 26th January and the winner of the Ochre jersey, Richie Porte was awarded the 22nd honours.

All stages are close enough to Adelaide for guests to have great daily race viewing and return to race headquarters during the afternoon. There are lots of after-cycling activities throughout Adelaide.

Here are the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under Stages.

  • Showcase Event
  • Stage 1
  • Stage 2
  • Stage 3
  • Stage 4
  • Stage 5
  • Stage 6

Schwalbe Classic and stay on circuit at race headquarters

Santos Tour Down Under have a new and exciting circuit for the opening event on 19 January, 2020 - Schwalble Classic. Our 8-day and 9-day TDU trips will be right there among the action, staying at Hilton Adelaide.

Our race headquarters location has the City of Adelaide Tour Village across the road and now, the start and finish of the Schwalbe Classic.

2020 Down Under Classic Course Map
2020 Schwalbe Classic circuit is adjacent to our accommodation, at race headquarters.

Ziptrak Stage 1: Tanunda to Tanunda

In the heart of the Barossa the race will start and finish from Tanunda. See the stage unfold from our track side private lunch function, including a wine tasting of our favourite Barossa wines.

An exciting circuit format, the race will pass every 30km.

2020 tour down under stage 1 map

Novatech Stage 2: Woodside to Stirling

Highlighting the amazing Adelaide Hills, stage 2 finises with a 3 lap circuit through Stirling, Mylor and Aldgate. Ride the stage during the week and see the professionals compete on the same roads in Stage 2.

An exciting circuit finish, We'll see the race up to 5 times today.

2020 tour down under stage 2 map

Subaru Stage 3: Unley to Paracombe

Today's stage start just down the road from our hotel, Hilton Adelaide. We'll share the road on the way to the start with the cycling stars. They head into the Adelaide Hill with a surprising amount of climbing today. Another finishing circuit around Paracombe with Ziptrak sprint points on offer in Inglewood.

Again will see the race several times and have the opportunity to ride Corkscrew Road today on our way to see the race finish.

2020 tour down under stage 3 map

Stage 4: Norwood to Murray Bridge and Challenge Tour

The broader community will participate with the opportunity to ride the entire stage before the professionals. Starting from close t the city in Norwood, the race pushes through the Adelaide Hills to the East until it meets up with the Murray River.

Our private transfers will have you safely at the start on time and return you from the finish with your bike well looked after using our professional bike carriers. We also have a private ride loop and non-riding option today to see historic Hahndorf.

2020 tour down under stage 4 map

Stage 5: Glenelg to Victor Harbor

Today's stage heads South of Adelaide through the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. It's focal point is Victor Harbor, a quiet little seaside town. Nearby are the villages of Goolwa and Port Elliot. We'll travel down this morning before the arrival of the exciting sprint finish and explore the peninsula.

Be wary of the final kilometres though as there is a tricky climb to negotiate. We should see the competition for the Santos Tour Down Under Ochre jersey heat up today.

2020 tour down under stage 5 map

Be Safe Be Seen Stage 6: McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill

For the second year running the finish of the Santos Tour Down Under will also be the Queen Stage.  It is the toughest stage of the tour and this year it is on Australia Day.

Our week-long and long weekend trips have the option to stay the extra night at race headquarters. Choose our 9-day or 5-day trips will avoid the rush home after our gourmet bbq near the finish area on Old Willunga Hill and allow you to jet home on the Monday public holiday.

2020 tour down under stage 6 map

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.

2021 TDU Bike Tours and Trips

2021 Santos Tour Down Under

2021 Santos Tour Down Under

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Duration:
9 days
When:
From:
Adelaide, Australia
To:
Adelaide, Australia
Group Size:
30 guests - 6 staff
Suitable For:
Cyclists and Non-cyclists
Recommended For:
Experienced, Intermediate and Social
See the 2021 Santos Tour Down Under, every stage live. Exclusive accommodation at Race Headquarters, Adelaide Hilton with the cycling stars.

Santos Tour Down Under Extras

  • Corporate Hospitality
  • Legend's Dinner
  • Challenge Tour

Experience the Santos Tour Down Under in true style at the opening street circuit

Details to come soon.

The Legends’ Night Dinner is your chance to find out as you get up close and personal with some of the world’s cycling greats, past and present.

Rub shoulders with the pros whilst enjoying bubbles and canapes, then settle in for an incredible three-course dining experience accompanied by local wines. Throughout the evening you’ll be inspired as you listen to the legends themselves, sharing the untold stories of how they rose to the top. In this intimate setting, you’re sure to be captivated by each legend’s personal journey, as you explore their emotions and inspiration during the highest and lowest moments of their careers.

Held on the final weekend of the Santos Tour Down Under, this is your chance to wrap up your festival of cycling with a truly unique experience. Limited tickets are available to the public, so get in quick to secure your place.

2021 Legends will be revealed soon.

Location: TBC
Date: TBC
Cost: TBC

legends dinner tour down under

The Challenge Tour is the Santos Tour Down Under's annual community ride.

Your chance to put yourself to the test.

Challenge Tour riders will tackle the same route as the professional riders on the same day. 

With mulitple start locations there's a course to cater for every skill level.  

 
RIDE OPTIONS
 
  • Full stage ~160km
  • Medium ~100km
  • Short ~80km

INCLUSIONS

  • Official 2021 Challenge Tour event jersey
  • Rider identification and timing chip
  • Option to ‘Ride For A Reason' to raise money for Cancer Council SA
  • Feed zones along the route and lunch on arrival at the finish
  • Post-event rider area including a live broadcast of the Santos Tour Down Under on the big screen
  • Photographer along route ready to take your actions shots (images are available for purchase after the event)
  • Medical and mechanical support
  • Sweep vehicles to take you to the next refreshment stop (if you are unable to continue or require mechanical support)
tour down under challenge tour riders

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.

bikestyle staff tour down under
Bikestyle Staff on Henley Beach, Santos Tour Down Under

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 2020, Bikestyle Tours continues its status as Official Travel Specialist. We are the longest official tour operator at the Santos Tour Down Under, testament to our experience.

Adelaide is small enough for the entire city to embrace and welcome the many cyclists to the precinct during the Santos Tour Down Under. 

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