Trip Details for TDU Challenge Tour 2020
AT A GLANCE
- 4 Days
- Gourmet BBQ
- 3 Stages
- Luxury Transport
- High Staff Ratio
- Experienced to Social
- TDU Race HQ, Hilton Adelaide
Dates: January 23, 2020 to January 26, 2020
Start: Hilton Adelaide, Race HQ
Finish: Hilton Adelaide, Race HQ
Group Size: 30 guests – 6 staff
Price: AUD $2,250 (USD $1,600)
Single Supplement: AUD $590 (USD $420)
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.
- 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 Corkscrew, Checker Hill, Norton Summit, Gorge Road and Mt Lofty Lookout
- Experience the famous Old Willunga Hill stage in McLaren Vale wine region
- Visit Hahndorf, Stirling and Clarendon
- Full mechanical assistance, van support and guided rides
We ride on the course and see 3 stages of Santos Tour Down Under. Our rides depart from our accommodation. If you want a longer ride, you have the option to ride back to our accommodation.
Navigation assistance from our ride guides and we have support vehicles on hand. Our vehicles have professional bike carriers so we take the best care of you and your bike.
We will transport you to the start of the Challenge Tour ride, and return you from the finish. You can choose your distance from the Challenge Tour options and our daily ride options. Our trips suit less experienced riders as well.
Our staff are experienced and can help you improve your riding.
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!
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.
Tour cost is per person twin share and includes:
- Accommodation at the Adelaide Hilton
- Airport Transfers on arrival and departure
- Full buffet breakfast each day
- Pre-dinner drinks and appetizers at a local wine bar
- Gourmet BBQ Lunch including wine and beer at Willunga Hill finish
- Watch the Santos Tour Down Under 2020
- All transport for you and your bike, including support for non-cyclists
- 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
4-Day TDU Long Weekend Tour Itinerary
Welcome, Ride Adelaide Beaches
Arrival at Race Headquarters, warm-up ride along Adelaide beaches and welcome function at local wine bar.
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
We have you covered with private transfers to the start and from the finish of the Challenge Tour.
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
Travel to Fleurieu Peninsula for a beautiful ride and an exciting stage finish. We'll have you back in Adelaide for the Legends' Dinner.
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
See the stage start in McLaren Vale and ride Old Willunga Hill to our private function at the finish area on the final stage.
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.
Santos Tour Down Under Stages
See the Santos TDU 2020 final stages.
Enjoy the apres velo (after bike) activities across Adelaide, close to your accommodation.
Ride the Challenge Tour at Santos Tour Down Under 2020
Many guests join us for the weekend to ride the Challenge Tour on closed roads. It is a community ride and raises money for cancer research. Various ride options are available, and all follow the course for that day’s stage.
Organisers provide feed and water stations on course. However, the finish and start of the ride can be a long way from your accommodation. We take you to the start, and bring you back from the finish. Our private transport is exclusive for our guests. We use professional bike carriers for your bike – so your bike is protected.
Last year we saw the final stage on Old Willunga Hill. Our guests enjoy a privately catered gourmet BBQ at the finish area. Witness the celebration of the winners of the Santos Tour Down Under.
Longest official tour operator of TDU
Our long weekend event follows the top World Tour professional cycling teams as they race in the Santos Tour Down Under on a course that highlights the wine regions, and vibrant towns surrounding Adelaide each January. Up for grabs are important UCI World Tour points and the Santos Tour Down Under Ochre Leader’s Jersey.
We help our guests with exceptional service
- designing safe and enjoyable cycling routes
- mechanical assistance with your bike
- 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
Unique to Bikestyle Trips are that we stay at Adelaide Hilton, the headquarters for all cyclists, media center and VIPs.
We have the best access to cycling stars.
- Take your photo with a Pro.
- Talk with a Pro.
- Watch the professional bike mechanics at work
Like all Bikestyle Tours trips, the itinerary is carefully planned, you can choose between different ride options each day. We deliver great service, every time.
- Experienced guides
- High guide-to-guest ratio
- Attention to every detail