TDU Long Weekend Bike Tour

Premium Spectator and Cycling Trip at Race HQ

5 Days

What are the TDU 2020 final stages?

See the final 3 important Santos Tour Down Under 2020 Stages

The final stage will be on Sunday, 26 January. We will follow the racing from Friday, 24 January 2020. It was the first time in 2019, that the Old Willunga Hill hosted the final stage. The highlight for many guests is the Challenge Tour on closed roads and staying at Race Headquarters, Hilton Adelaide with all of the cycling stars.

When is the Santos Tour Down Under 2020? 

TDU 2020 Dates

The official dates for the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under is from 19 January 2020 to 26 January 2020. The Down Under Classic, a traditional street criterium will be on 19 January. Stage 1 will start on Tuesday, 21 January. 

2020 Santos Tour Down Under 21 January — 26 January

See the best international cyclists at 2020 Santos TDU and share the hotel with the stars.
Watch the final 3 stages. Enjoy the private transfers to ride the Challenge Tour.
Extend your stay and avoid rushing home after the final stage.
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Santos Tour Down Under 2020 Trip Details

AT A GLANCE

TWIN SHARE
  • 4 Days
  • Gourmet BBQ
  • 3 Stages
  • Luxury Transport
  • High Staff Ratio
  • Experienced to Social
  • TDU Race HQ, Hilton Adelaide
Details

TRIP DETAILS

Dates: January 23, 2020 to January 27, 2020
Start: Hilton Adelaide, Race HQ
Finish: Hilton Adelaide, Race HQ

Group Size: 30 guests – 6 staff
Price:
 AUD $2,450 (USD $1,750)
Single Supplement: AUD $760 (USD $530)

Note: All trip costs are per person, not including airfare and based on two persons per room. If travelling alone we will match you with a person to share. Alternatively, you may choose to have a room of your own by paying the single supplement.

Note: It is a requirement of Bikestyle Tours that you have Travel Insurance for your trip.

Highlights

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Accommodation at Race Headquarters, Hilton Adelaide
  • Gourmet BBQ on Willunga Hill
  • Welcome function including canapes and drinks
  • Escape by bike in the Adelaide Hills, including Norton Summit, Gorge Road and Mt Lofty Lookout
  • Experience the famous Old Willunga Hill stage in McLaren Vale wine region
  • Visit Hahndorf and Clarendon
  • Full mechanical assistance, van support and guided rides
Rides

RIDE RATINGS

See the final 3 stages of Santos Tour Down Under, riding on course. Our rides depart from our accommodation. If you want a shorter ride, you have the option to take our private transport with professional bike carriers back to our hotel.

Our experienced guides help you on the bike with navigation and mechanical assistance as well as helping to improve your riding; help with riding safely in a group, descending with confidence and climbing better. Our support vehicles are always on hand.

Enjoy a private transfer to the start of the Challenge Tour ride, and return you from the finish. Choose your ride distance for the Challenge Tour and from our daily ride options

Our staff are experienced and can help you improve your riding and so will suit less experienced riders too.

Suitability

Riding and Non-Riding Itineraries

Leisure Riders and Less Experienced

We have ride options that are suitable to guests that are new to cycling, or just don't ride that often.  However, we suggest training as it always more fun!

Spectators and Non-Riding Partners

Bring your non-riding partner and share the fun of a World Tour cycling event. Join our racing fans!

Regular Cyclists

We have longer ride options and options that explore more hills. Our staff are always on hand to ride more or offer some advice for improving your riding. Learn to descend better, ride in a group safely and how to pace yourself on a climb.

Inclusions

Trip inclusions on your bike tour

Accommodation and Transport

  • Accommodation at the Adelaide Hilton
  • Airport Transfers on arrival and departure
  • All transport for you and your bike, including support for non-cyclists

Meals

  • Full buffet breakfast each day
  • Pre-dinner drinks and appetizers at a local wine bar
  • Gourmet BBQ Lunch including wine and beer at Old Willunga Hill finish

See Live Action at Santos Tour Down Under

  • Watch final 3 stages of the Santos Tour Down Under 2020

Professional Guide Support

  • Professional bike mechanical support
  • Guided rides each day with opportunities to ride the course
  • Detailed Itinerary and guide to Santos Tour Down Under
  • Full Bikestyle kit including cycling jersey, bib-knicks, musette and cap
  • Regular information on how to prepare for your trip

5-Day TDU Long Weekend Tour Itinerary

  • Adelaide Beaches
  • Challenge Tour
  • Fleurieu Peninsula
  • Willunga Hill
  • Public Holiday

Welcome, Ride Adelaide Beaches

Thursday, 23 January 2020
Hilton Adelaide
Welcome Canapes
TODAY'S RIDE
 

Arrival at Race Headquarters, warm-up ride along Adelaide beaches and welcome function at local wine bar.

tour down under rider sign on
Bahrain Merida rider signs on for the start of a Tour Down Under stage.

We have many collection times throughout the day, from Adelaide Airport. Arrive a day earlier and sees today's stage in the Adelaide Hills.

Our professional staff will be on-hand to help assemble your bike and assist with hotel check-in. We are staying across the road from the City of Adelaide Tour Village at Hilton Adelaide.

This afternoon, we'll have a short warm-up ride to the Adelaide beaches and have you back in time for our welcome function a short distance from our hotel.

Ride Challenge Tour Private Transfers

Friday, 24 January 2020
Hilton Adelaide
Breakfast, (Picnic Lunch for Challenge Tour riders)
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

We have you covered with private transfers to the start and from the finish of the Challenge Tour.

tour down under challenge tour riders
Riders taking on the Challenge Tour. The long course starts in the cool of the morning.

There are tough choices today. Register for the Challenge Tour and you have 3 ride distances to choose. Sign on for the long distance and ride entire stage from Norwood to Murray Bridge.

Our private transfers will make sure you and your bike are safely transported to the start on time and back to race headquarters after the stage finish in Murray Bridge.

We also have a private route to see today's stage start and on to historic Hahndorf for lunch.

Fleurieu Peninsula Legends Dinner

Saturday, 25 January 2020
Hilton Adelaide
Breakfast
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

Travel to Fleurieu Peninsula for a beautiful ride and an exciting stage finish. We'll have you back in Adelaide for the Legends' Dinner.

tour down under legends night dinner
Experience the night of nights at Santos Tour Down Under. Legends' Night Dinner features extraordinary interviews.

Travel to Victor Harbor this morning and ride along the coastline. There is a leisurely ride and a more challenging route through the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Rides finish in Victor Harbor in time to see the exciting Stage 5 finish.

We'll transfer you back to Adelaide in time for tonight's optional event. Purchase a ticket to the night of nights, the Santos Tour Down Under Legends' Night Dinner. Extraordinary interviews and amazing bike collection on display. Hosted by the famous cycling commentators; the voices that we've all grown to love.

Old Willunga Hill Australia Day

Sunday, 26 January 2020
Hilton Adelaide
Breakfast, Gourmet BBQ Lunch
SHORT RIDE
 
LONG RIDE
 

See the stage start in McLaren Vale and ride Old Willunga Hill to our private function at the finish area on the final stage.

ride old willunga hill tour down under
The final stage of 2020 Tour Down Under is on Old Willunga Hill. Watch it from our private function complete with a gourmet BBQ.

This is a trip highlight for our guests each year. More so, since Old Willunga Hill animates the final stage of the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under.

Riders will be able to ride to the stage start in McLaren Vale, using the flatter Pat Jonker bikeway or through the main range. We meet up with our spectators at the stage start.

After seeing the race roll out, we head up Old Willunga Hill, ride it if you like. At the finish area we'll settle into our private area featuring a gourmet bbq, wine, beers and ciders.

This is truly a great way to finish your trip to the Santos Tour Down Under.

Avoid Crowds Stay Extra Day

Monday, 27 January 2020
Adelaide, Australia
Breakfast

Australia Day public holiday is scheduled today. Make the most of the finish on Old Willunga Hill and depart today instead.

Tour Down Under Sunset
Avoid the crowds and depart on the public holiday following the final stage on Old Willunga Hill.

2020 Santos Tour Down Under finishes on Old Willunga Hill. It is on Australia Day and the following day is a public holiday.

Indulge at our gourmet bbq and enjoy a good nights rest before jetting off home. You'll avoid some crowds and won't have any need to rush at the end of the stage.

We have a number of private transfers to Adelaide airport throughout the day.

Santos Tour Down Under Stages

There are 6 stages of the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under, see the final stages on the last 3 days

Enjoy the after bike activities across Adelaide, close to your accommodation

Santos Tour Down Under 2020 Challenge Tour

Santos TDU Official Travel Specialist Logo
Bikestyle Tours is the longest running Official Operator at the Santos Tour Down Under.

Your trips starts in time for the Challenge Tour, giving you the opportunity to ride an entire stage of the Santos Tour Down Under. Enjoy riding on closed roads. Raising money for cancer research the Challenge Tour is a large community event. There are different ride distances for you to choose.

Our private transport will get you to your start and bring you back to our hotel at then end of the day’s stage. We use professional bike carriers for your bike – so your bike is protected.

stay with the cycling stars

Our hotel is the hotel where all the professional cycling teams stay. You get to share the space with the cycling stars, take selfies with them and fill an autograph collection.

guest photo with cycling star richie porte
Share the hotel with the cycling stars and grab a photo with them

World Class Bike Tour with Exceptional Service

Every member of our team goes the extra yard during your bike tour 

  • design safe and enjoyable cycling routes
  • mechanical assistance with your bike
  • help understanding the race tactics and best viewing locations
  • complimentary coaching to help improve your riding

Maximise your experiences on the bike and off the bike

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