2025 Santos Tour Down Under 5 Day Premium Weekend

January 16, 2025

Short on time? We have created the ultimate 5 day experience at the 2024 Santos Tour Down Under.

Tailored for cyclists, and their non-riding partners or non-cycling enthusiasts. Our itinerary will explore the best of the Adelaide Hills while seeing the Santos Tour Down Under.

Visit locations like Fleurieu Peninsula, Stirling, and McLaren Vale, We guarantee a rich experience on and off the bike. Coffee shops, bakeries, cheese-makers, wine producers, micro-breweries.

We carefully schedule our rides over stunning ride routes to arrive at the best moments of the weekend. You will be fully supported by our professional cycling guides, bicycle mechanics, and van support and we arrange your access to venues. We remove the challenges of traveling with your bike, provide security for your bike, and transport your personal items so that you can enjoy the Santos Tour Down Under, the way you’d like.

Key Details

  • 5 Days
  • Social to Experienced
  • All breakfasts, Multiple Dinners and Lunches
  • Hotels
  • Support Vehicle and Bus
  • Mechanical Assistance
  • Final 3 Men's Stages
PRICE (AUD)

Twin Share $TBC

Single Supplement $TBC
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It is no surprise that Adelaide has become the destination for road cycling in Australia. The proximity of the Adelaide Hills and the famous wine-growing regions of McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley make Adelaide an idyllic area for a World Tour cycling event.

Bikestyle Tours has been a long supporter of the Tour Down Under, and we’re proud to be the longest operating Travel Specialist for the event. We are enthused every year to share our experience with our guests and give them a truly memorable cycling holiday.

Adelaide continues to attract the world’s greatest cyclists to battle out for the unique ochre jersey. In the spirit of a Grand Tour event, time is accumulated for general classification and points for mountains and sprint classifications. Likewise, a young rider classification adds extra motivation to up-and-coming Australian riders mixing it with the World Tour teams, who someday hope for a professional racing contract.

Why we love this Tour

  • Travel with the longest-operating Travel Specialist to the Santos Tour Down Under. Our trips to the Santos Tour Down Under have run since Adelaide first welcomed the biggest cycling event in the southern hemisphere.
  • Ride the great climbs of the Adelaide Hills, always enjoying a downhill run back to your hotel. Our years of experience ensure you ride along the most scenic and safest routes.
  • Visit the famous winery regions of McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, and Adelaide Hills.
  • View every stage of the men’s and women’s World Tour event, for the first time being held on consecutive days.

Updated itinerary and pricing with be available once the official Tour Down Under dates and route details are released. Estimated July 2025

Tour Departs

Adelaide, South Australia, January 16, 2025

Tour Finishes

Adelaide, South Australia, January 20, 2025

Tour Style

Group Size: 30 guests – 5 staff

Rides: Ride the Adelaide Hills, Adelaide Beaches, Winery Regions, and the famous routes of the Santos Tour Down Under. Our rides will intersect with each road stage of the Santos Festival of Cycling.

Challenge Rating: All rides have the option to leave and return to the hotel. Our support vehicle will allow you to shorten your ride should it be necessary.

Accommodation: 5 Star premium accommodation in the heart of Adelaide close to all the action.

Trip Suitability

Social Riding and Leisure: We understand that your cycling holiday is a HOLIDAY! You may not normally ride every day at home. Our ride routes allow you to cherry-pick the sort of riding that you’d like to do. Choose the days you want to climb, the days to ride flat, and the days to rest.

Experienced Riders: Your cycling holiday is actually about the bike! Our epic and challenging ride options seek more vertical meters and longer miles. Choose your rest days or recovery rides, or just ride, and ride, and ride.

Meals Included
  • Buffet breakfast every day
  • Welcome drinks and canapes
  • Picnic lunches as shown in the itinerary
  • Farewell Dinner
Tour Inclusions
  • Transport throughout
  • Transport your bike with professional bike carriers
  • 4 nights accommodation in 5-star hotel
  • Arrival transfer on day one from Adelaide Airport
  • Departure transfer to Adelaide Airport
  • Ride files and detailed tour itinerary
  • Bikestyle Tours Cycling Kit
  • Hosted by our experienced tour guides and professional drivers
  • Mechanical assistance with your bike
  • Ride support vehicle when you need it most
  • Navigation assistance on all guided rides
  • Sports powders, water, and bars during your ride
Why we love this Tours
  • Travel with the longest-operating Travel Specialist to the 2025 Santos Tour Down Under. Our trips to the Santos Tour Down Under have run since Adelaide first welcomed the biggest cycling event in the southern hemisphere.
  • Ride the great climbs of the Adelaide Hills, always enjoying a downhill run back to your hotel. Our years of experience ensure you ride along the most scenic and safest routes.
  • Visit the famous winery regions of McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, and Adelaide Hills.
  • View every stage of the men’s and women’s World Tour event, for the first time being held on consecutive days.
Pricing

Price: AUD $TBC (twin share)

Single Supplement: AUD $TBC

Note: All trip costs are per person, not including airfare, and are based on two persons per room. If traveling 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.

Welcome the Santos Tour Down Under

  • Date
    Thursday, 16 January 2025
  • Location
    Adelaide, SA

Welcome to the Tour Down Under

Your staff will meet you at the Airport, with a number of scheduled transfers today, your transfer is made easy as we will also assist with transporting your bike and luggage to our new 5-star accommodation in the heart of Adelaide. On arrival at our hotel, your staff will be on hand to assist with preparing your bike for an afternoon ride to ensure everything is in working for a great weekend of riding ahead.

After our ride, we will head out for a welcome drink to meet your TDU companions.

We recommend arriving before noon if possible to make the most of your time in Adelaide.

Daily Highlights
  • Arrival and airport transfer
  • Wam-up ride
  • Welcome drinks
Rides Type

Our ride follows the Torrens, past the West End brewery, and down to Henley Beach, where we can capture a few pictures of the Henley jetty. We then make our way back along the coastline via Glenelg and into the city. The easy ride will help test your bike and legs, for the more challenging rides ahead of us.

Meals
Welcome Drinks
Short Ride
Long Ride

Port Elliot

  • Date
    Friday, 17 January 2025
  • Location
    Adelaide, SA

This morning we will venture down the Fleurieu Peninsula to ultimately see the stage finish in Port Elliot on the water’s edge. The Santo Tour Down Under often finishes on the peninsula for a reason, its beauty.

We then climb to a number of scenic viewpoints on our way through the rolling hills to Port Elliot. Our easier option starts and finishes in Port Elliot with a flat ride along the coast visiting the villages of Victor Harbour and Goolwa. We will have plenty of time to relax, grab some lunch by the seaside and wait for the Santos Tour Down Under to arrive.

Daily Highlights
  • Visit Port Elliot
  • Ride the Fleurieu Peninsula
Rides Type

Our long ride undulates its way through quiet country roads to Victor Harbor. There are several scenic locations in today’s ride. We may be lucky to see some Kangaroos. Our easier ride option will explore the Fleurieu Peninsula starting from Port Elliot.

Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

Willunga Hill

  • Date
    Saturday, 18 January 2025
  • Location
    Adelaide, SA

We have a big day planned today with the return of the Willunga Hill summit finish. The traditional Old Willunga Hill stage is back after an absence of 4 years and will be a crowd favorite at this year’s race. Expect TDF experience as the crowds line the climb as the peloton completes 2 loops of Willunga. Be prepared for an exciting day on the mountain.

Daily Highlights
  • Ride the famous Willunga Hill
  • Experience one of the Iconic days at the Santos Tour Down Under
  • Picnic lunch on Willunga Hill
Rides Type

We have an undulation ride through the Adelaide Hills via Belair to challenge our strong riders or take the Pat Jonker bikeway for a flatter route to start the climb up Old Willunga Hill.

Meals
Breakfast, Picnic Lunch
Short Ride
Long Ride

Mt Lofty

  • Date
    Sunday, 19 January 2025
  • Location
    Adelaide, SA

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.

We will take up prime position to watch the peloton complete multiple loops of the Mt Lofty circuit. Once the race finishes on Mt Lofty, we will head back to our hotel

Daily Highlights
  • Farewell Dinner
  • See the final TDU Stage
  • Watch the battle for the final Ochre Jersey
Rides Type

Our ride takes us to the start of the stage and then takes a quiet road up through Belair National Park to Crafers and Stirling. You will see the stage multiple times today, before the finish on Mt Lofty.

Meals
Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Short Ride
Long Ride

Farewell from Adelaide

  • Date
    Monday, 20 January 2025
  • Location
    N/A

We thank you for joining us in Adelaide, It is time to farewell to your new friends as our trip comes to an end this morning. For those departing today, we will arrange your transfers to the Adelaide Airport to connect with your flight.

Rides Type
Meals
Breakfast
Ride with Pro

Bike hire available

Worried about travelling with your own bike? We have basic and premium options available.

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