2023 Santos Tour Down Under Premium Long Weekend
Follow the final stages of the 2023 Santos Tour Down Under.
Ride the famous Old Willunga Hill, the Corkscrew and be there for the finale on Mt Lofty.
Rub shoulders with the who's who of cycling, staying at Race HQ
Adelaide, South Australia
Join us in Adelaide as we provide you with a carefully planned itinerary that gets you to every stage of the 2023 Santos Tour Down Under.
- Tough climbing stages in the Adelaide Hills
- High-paced stage through McLaren Vale
- Lung busting stage to Mt Lofty
PopularAT A GLANCE
- 4-9 Days
- Social to Experienced
- Daily Breakfast, Gourmet Lunches
- Adelaide Hilton
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- Support Vehicle
- Mechanical Assistance
- Navigational Guidance
SOLD OUT – WAITING LIST AVAILABLE
Adelaide, South Australia, January 19, 2023
Adelaide, South Australia, January 23, 2022
Group Size: 40 guests – 8 staff
Rides: Our rides are designed to explore the picturesque and beautiful Adelaide Hills with a long and short ride option each day.
Challenge Rating: Some hills
Accommodation: Race HQ – 4 star Adelaide Hilton, optional single supplement when booking
Cyclists and Non-cyclists: Our trip is primarily designed for the cyclists and will include activities for non cyclists if riders wish to bring their partners or for non-riding cycling enthusiasts
- Buffet breakfast every day
- Private Welcome Function
- Gourmet Lunches
- Accommodation at Race HQ
- Professional and experienced cycling guides
- Travel in air-conditioned vehicles
- Transfers to and from Adelaide airport
- All meals (as listed on itineraries)
- Mechanical assistance with your bike
- Ride nutrition (including drinking water, sport powders and bars / muffins and fruit)
- Bikestyle Tours Supporter Pack
- Ride files and detailed tour itinerary
- Entry fees (as listed on itineraries)
Why we Love this Tour
- Travelling in a small group of cyclists on carefully designed ride routes that maximise your safety, enjoyment and challenge
- Comfort for having your bike securely stored at each event
- Choose from the challenging ride option or the easier ride option each day
- Off-bike activities include wine tasting, various local cycling events
- Fully guided and supported rides
- Some lunches provided
- Visit iconic wine regions of South Australia and more
- See the final 3 stages of the 2023 Santos Tour Down Under
Price: AUD $2,600 (twin share) | AUD$180 (twin share) for additional night
Single Supplement: AUD $800 | AUD$350 for additional night
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 a single supplement.
Note: It is a requirement of Bikestyle Tours that you have Travel Insurance for your trip.
The best ride routes of the Santos Tour Down Under
We’ve hosted guests at every edition of the Santos Tour Down Under, we are the longest running Official Travel Specialist for the event. In 2023, cycling fans will again descend on Adelaide, as we welcome back World Tour competition. This is a unique event that celebrates all disciplines of cycling and access will be hotly sought after.
Showcasing the event is the UCI World Tour stage race for both men and women. Each peloton is bursting with the World Champions, Olympians, National Champions, Grand Tour contenders. Our heavy Australian contingent has been heavily tested by the internationals in recent editions.
At stake are the important UCI ranking points, stage and tour victories. But uniquely to our Santos Tour Down Under event is that every rider is more relaxed. Our guests enjoy the unprecedented access to have their photo with cyclists, conversations about the race or less serious topics, taking autographs, sharing the elevator with your cycling hero, or the ability to have a coffee with some of the peloton. We’ve even had professional cyclists deliver our guests bags to their room! Maybe they’re looking for some post-career opportunities with the best Cycling Tour Operator.
Santos Tour Down Under is the biggest Australian cycling event
Santos Tour Down Under is the biggest week of cycling in Australia and you will get access to every event that is a part of the festival. If you’d like to choose your favourite events and take some time to explore Adelaide and its surroundings, you’re welcome to. Our local guides will even offer some great suggestions for truly unique and local experiences.
We cater for cyclists, their non-riding partners or non-cycling enthusiasts. Our itinerary will explore the best of the Adelaide Hills and help you discover Adelaide, Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. We carefully schedule our rides over stunning ride routes to arrive at the best moments of the week. You will be fully supported with our professional cycling guides, bicycle mechanics, van support and we arrange your access to venues. We remove the challenges for travelling with your bike, provide security for your bike, and transport your personal items so that you can enjoy the week-long event, the way you’d like.
Our Local Experience helps you around the Santos Tour Down Under
If you’re not riding, you will be hosted by our tour guides and have the possibility to explore local towns ahead of the race and enjoy the festival atmosphere. You will also be supporting a local tourist industry that has been impacted by the calamity of the pandemic and bushfires.
Even if you’re unable to attend the entire festival. Choose from any of the final days of the festival and arrive on a day of your choice. Our trips to the Santos Tour Down Under start from $1000 per person twin share. For the full immersive experience, including winery lunches, access to every cycling stage and a ride every day then you must join us from for the week-long event.
See the final 3 Stages of the Santos Tour Down Under
Men's Stage 3 - Corkscrew
Watch the race on the infamous Corkscrew Road.
Men's Stage 4 - McLaren Vale
Head to McLaren Vale amongst the wineries for the strongly contested finish to Willunga.
Men's Stage 5 - Mt Lofty
See the heavily contested final stage on the circuit through Adelaide Hills involving the climb to the scenic Mt Lofty, one of South Australia's biggest tourist destinations.
The winners will be crowned on the summit.
Santos Tour Down Under 5-Day Tour – Trip Itinerary
Welcome to Adelaide
Arrive anytime today and join us for the afternoon shake-down ride.
We offer a number of shuttles from the airport to collect you and your bike. After helping assemble your bike, we will head out on a leisurely shake-down ride. We’ll get our bearing, and check that our bodies and bikes are running well. On return to the hotel, your room will be ready and you can freshen up for our welcome function tonight.
You will be able to keep up to date with today’s stage, following the race from the Tour Expo across the road from the hotel. This evening, we will meet other guests at a private pre-dinner function. Guides will be on hand to answer your questions about travelling to Adelaide for the Santos Tour Down Under.
Today’s stage is close to Adelaide, starting in an inner suburb. We will take the opportunity to see the start of the race, and then ride out to the final challenge of today’s stage – the Corkscrew. It is a popular road for cyclists and rally car drivers. It follows the Corkscrew road, and you’d say it is aptly named. The tight twists quickly climbs up from Gorge Road to Montacute – where we will watch the race.
We’ll also provide you with a picnic lunch prior to the arrival of the race. With a great view of the riders on the climb, today will be a special memory of the 2023 Santos Tour Down Under. After seeing the last rider, we have a downhill run back to our hotel and you can enjoy an easier day on the bike as well as a earlier arrival to your hotel.
McLaren Vale Stage
We’ll retrace some of our steps today and head back to McLaren Vale. For those that didn’t climb Old Willunga Hill earlier in the week, you’ll have another opportunity today. After breakfast we will head to the stage start at Aldinga Beach, we will follow the Pat Jonker bikeway, which cuts out most of the hills. After seeing the stage start on the esplanade, we will head to Willunga and watch the race multiple times, as well as the exciting stage finish.
It will be an uphill finish, still favouring the sprinters. However, timing the sprint will be everything. Once the race has finished, we’ll head back to Adelaide and enjoy dinner together and celebrate our 2023 cycling holiday in Adelaide, at the Santos Tour Down Under.
Mt Lofty Finale
Today’s stage starts in Unley, which is a short distance from our hotel. We’ll head down and enjoy another stage start, in a popular cafe precinct. Once the riders head off, we will make our way to Stirling, Crafers and onto the final climb to Mt Lofty to watch the race. We can pause in Stirling and enjoy some local Adelaide Hills produce. Today’s stage is a break from tradition and will be sure to invigorate to competition for the Ochre jersey. The undulating circuits before the climb to Mt Lofty will provide an opportunity for a number of attacks and possibly isolate riders. It will be a fast stage.
Once the race finishes on Mt Lofty, we will head back to our hotel and for anyone flying home this evening we will help you pack your bike and shuttle you and your luggage to the airport. You have the option to stay the additional night (additional cost) at the Hilton before heading home tomorrow. We’ll have a number of shuttles going to the airport tomorrow.
Farewell from Adelaide
We bid farewell to our guests, and welcome back travel.
It has been a long time coming, a return to some state of normality and travelling with our bikes again. We thank you for joining us in Adelaide as we celebrate the return of international cycling stars.
For those departing today, we will arrange your transfers to the Adelaide Airport to connect with your flight.
Why Book with Bikestyle Tours?
A COVID-Safe plan
- All staff and guests must complete a pre-travel questionnaire prior to the start of the trip
- Bikestyle Tours complies with the QLD COVID Safe Industry Plan (Tourism and Accommodation, Bike Tours); such as controls for social distancing, cleaning and hygiene, vehicle transport.
Bookings are risk-free and guarantee you a spot!
Pre-bookings are risk-free and guarantee you a spot!
Our pre-booking system is a risk-free way to reserve your place. That means you have first right of refusal once we’ve released the official trip itinerary. You’ll have 10 days to decide from when you receive the itinerary to confirm or cancel the booking. At this time you are required to pay your trip deposit to secure the booking.
Are Trips Guaranteed Departures?
We make every effort to guarantee departures to give you peace of mind that once you’ve booked your trip – you’re going! We do not cancel trips due to insufficient numbers leaving you stranded.