Santos Tour Down Under 2020 Trip Details
AT A GLANCE
- 9 Days
- Wine Room & Gourmet Lunch
- See Every Stage
- Luxury Transport
- High Staff Ratio
- Experienced to Social
- TDU Race HQ, Hilton Adelaide
Dates: January 19, 2020 to January 27, 2020
Start: Hilton Adelaide, Race HQ
Finish: Hilton Adelaide, Race HQ
Group Size: 30 guests – 6 staff
Price: AUD $4,350 (USD $3,100)
Single Supplement: AUD $1,520 (USD $1,100)
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 and Picnic on some days
- 3-course welcome lunch including drinks
- Barossa Wine Tasting experience
- Ride the iconic Adelaide Hills, including 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, Lobethal, Uraidla and Aldgate Valley
- Full mechanical assistance, van support and guided rides
Many rides start and finish at our accommodation. Ride on the course and see every stage of the Tour Down Under.
We take the best care of you and your bike. Experienced ride guides support every ride and we have support vehicles. Each support vehicle is fitted with professional bike carrier should you wish to shorten the ride.
You don't have to be an elite cyclist to join us. Choose from many ride options each day.
For stronger riders, ride more miles and climb more vertical metres on one of our ride extensions.
Cyclists and Spectator Itineraries
Spectators and Racing Fans
Racing fans are always welcome!
Social Riders and Occasional Racers
We understand that your cycling holiday is a HOLIDAY! We understand that you don't normally ride everyday at home. Our ride routes cherry-pick the best areas.
Some training will always enhance your experience!
Experienced Riders and Club Racers
Your cycling holiday is all actually about the bike! Our epic and challenge ride options seek more vertical metres and longer miles.
Tour Inclusions and Provisions
Accommodation and Transport
- Accommodation at the Adelaide Hilton
- Extra night at Adelaide Hilton after the final stage
- Airport Transfers on arrival and departure
- Full buffet breakfast each day
- All transport for you and your bike, including support for non-cyclists
- Gourmet restaurant lunch with wines included
- Wine tasting experience in Barossa Valley
- Pre-dinner drinks and appetizers at a local wine bar
- Picnic lunch including cold drinks
- Gourmet BBQ Lunch including wine and beer at Willunga Hill finish
See Santos Tour Down Under Stages
- Down Under Classic
- Women's Tour Down Under, Final Stage
- Santos Tour Down Under, every stage live
Professional Ride Support
- Professional mechanical assistance
- Guided rides each day with opportunities to ride the course
- Detailed itinerary and guide to Santos Tour Down Under 2020
- Full Bikestyle kit including cycling jersey, bib-knicks, musette and cap
- Professional advice on how to prepare for your cycling trip
Santos Tour Down Under 9-Day Tour Itinerary
Down Under Classic Showcase Event
Collection, leisurely ride to the Adelaide beaches and watch the showcase event, Down Under Classic.
We have many collection times throughout the day, from Adelaide Airport. Arrive a day earlier to see the team presentations.
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 to see the exciting Down Under Classic, conveniently just across the road from our hotel.
Adelaide Hills and Beautiful Towns
Explore the Adelaide Hills — Coffee Stops, Bakeries and more than 100km if you wish.
It's a rest day for the professional teams. We'll probably see some of the teams out on the roads ourselves.
We'll explore the Adelaide Hills with its beautiful villages and charming streets. Riders and non-riders will meet up at various times and share the experience.
Our final stop will be a lunch location in the hills celebrating the fine local produce. It will be a casual affair, and a great way to meet your fellow travelers or ask staff questions about your bike tour to the Santos Tour Down Under.
We have many ride options from which you can choose today. There are designated shortcuts and ride extensions available at various points.
Barossa Valley and Tanunda Stage
Explore Barossa Valley — a private wine tasting and welcome lunch on course, plus the surprising Whispering Wall.
This morning we will explore the Southern Barossa Valley. In the cool of the morning we will complete our ride, visiting the secrets of the Whispering Wall.
Once those on the other side of the wall have heard our secret, we'll make our way to today's stage start in Tanunda, among the infamous Barossa Vines.
We have a special treat for you today after the riders roll out. We'll congregate in our private function room, on race course and enjoy the air conditioning, some wine tasting and a 3 course lunch with wines.
After lunch and our fill, we can step outside and see the stage finish as well. It will be a memorable way to see the first stage of the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under.
Stirling Finish and Stage Start
Taste Adelaide Hills boutique producers. Take Norton Summit to race start, then Stirling for an exciting finish.
If you're up for a challenge today, you can spend much of it on the bike. Start with a ride up Norton summit and through the Adelaide Hills to the stage start in Woodside.
For our non-riders, or if you'd like to rest your legs we'll drive you to Woodside. After the start we have alternative routes to arrive in Stirling for the exciting circuit finish.
Regularly appearing on the Santos Tour Down Under, Stirling is a wonderful finish location, and a pop-up market highlight the local wares.
After the finish, you may like to ride back to our hotel, it's pretty much downhill all the way!
Ride Corkscrew and Inglewood Sprints
Catch today's stage multiple times as the valuable sprint points accumulate — we'll ride corkscrew road
We'll enjoy the shade and cool air this morning heading out under the canopy of Gorge Road. If we're lucky we may even spot a koala. Before climbing too far, we'll make a diversion up Corkscrew, a short and challenging climb. Pain is only short lived.
Our long and short rides will split at the top as the shorter ride takes more direct route to watch the race. Our long ride explores some more remote areas of the Adelaide Hills before catching up with the race.
We'll see the race multiple times including all of the sprints and the stage finish in Paracombe. Our non-riders will also be able to see the stage start while enjoying a nice morning coffee.
Challenge Tour or Historic Hahndorf
Tough choices today! Ride the Challenge Tour or take it a little easier and visit Historic Hahndorf.
Register for the Challenge Tour and we will transport you and your bike with our professional bike carriers to the start. There are 3 distances to choose. After the stage finish our private transfer will have you back at race headquarters in no time.
For something a little easier and for our non-riders we will see the stage start before heading off to Hahndorf. You can spend some time exploring the shops and wonderful cafes.
We have transport taking guests to see today's finish in Murray Bridge as well.
Legends’ Dinner, Victor Harbor Finish
Indulge at tonight's Legends' Dinner, see the great stage finish in Victor Harbor on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
We recommend attending the gala dinner this evening, the Santos Tour Down Under Legends' Night Dinner. Hosted by the familiar voices of Matthew Keenan and Phil Liggett, they interview the cycling stars and recognise the history of the biggest cycling race in Australia. After making your trip deposit, our team will provide details for how you can book the extras.
This morning we will venture down the Fleurieu Peninsula to ultimately see the stage finish in Victor Harbour on the water's edge. We have a challenging ride and an easier option for you to choose.
For our non-riders and spectators we'll visit Goolwa and Port Elliot before the race arrives.
Willunga Hill Finish, Private Function
A trip highlight — our private function area close to the finish on Old Willunga Hill, the final stage.
The traditional Old Willunga Hill stage coincides with Australia Day. Santos Tour Down Under 2020 final stage will attract record crowds. On arrival at the finish area you can relax with a gourmet bbq including wine, beer and ciders.
Our riders will first meet up with our non-riders and spectators at McLaren Vale for the stage start. We have a ride through the main range to challenge our strong riders or take the Pat Jonker bike way for a flatter route.
After seeing the start, we head off for our own assault of Old Willunga Hill.
Guests can depart this evening from Adelaide, plan your departure after 7pm. Alternatively, stay the extra day and relax this evening in Adelaide and enjoy the national holiday tomorrow.
Public Holiday Extended Stay
Extend your stay and enjoy the public holiday in Adelaide. Depart at anytime today.
Enjoy a relaxing evening after the final stage on Old Willunga Hill and stay another night at Hilton Adelaide. Avoid the crowds at the airport and travel on the public holiday instead.
Riders will be recovering from the final night party celebrating the finish of the first UCI World Tour stage race of 2020.
We have a number of private transfers to the Adelaide airport throughout the day to connect with your flight.
Santos Tour Down Under Stages
Start with the Down Under Classic and the final stage of the Women’s Tour Down Under
See all 6 stages of the Santos Tour Down Under
Ride the Santos Tour Down Under 2020
We have local knowledge and provide you with the best that Adelaide, South Australia, and the TDU race has to offer. Bikestyle Tours is the most experienced bike tour operator at Santos Tour Down Under and has held approved travel specialist status since the inception of the race.
most experienced bike tour operator
Bikestyle Tours plans every itinerary with detail and care so you choose between different ride options each day. Our team has experienced guides, a high guide-to-guest ratio to delivery exceptional service, every time.
Avoid the rush after the final stage and stay on
2020 Santos Tour Down Under finishes on the national holiday, Australia Day. It is a great time to be in Adelaide, with Australia’s biggest cycling race, music concerts, and cricket matches at the Adelaide Oval.
Monday 27th January is a Public Holiday and our 9 day TDU premium bike tour allows you to make the most of your stay. Most importantly, after an exciting finish on the final stage, you will not be rushed to get back home.
We get you there to witness the celebration of the winners and the awarding of the Ochre Jersey at the Santos Tour Down Under.
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