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Santos Tour Down Under - 9 Day Tour

8 Nights | 9 Days


13th - 21st January 24




$3,830 AUD

Why Book This Trip?

Key Features

Trip Suitability

This tour is designed for your standard weekend warrior that rides a few times a week.  Our program is challenging but reasonable with an average daily ride distance of around 60km

Meals Included

  • Buffet breakfast every day
  • Welcome dinner on Sunday
  • Picnic lunches as shown in the itinerary
  • Thursday night dinner
  • Farewell Dinner on Saturday

Tour Inclusions

  • Support vehicle for daily rides 
  • Transport for your bike 
  • 8 nights accommodation at the 5-star Pullman hotel
  • Sportive Breaks Cycling Kit
  • Hosted by our experienced Adelaide based tour guides and professional drivers
  • Mechanical assistance throughout the tour
  • Navigation assistance on all guided rides
  • Sports powders, water and bars during your ride



Price: AUD $3,830 (twin share)

Single Supplement: AUD $1,040

ADD SUNDAY NIGHT:  AUD $285 per room inc breakfast


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

Note: We recommend Travel Insurance for your trip. Please ask us about adding Travel Insurance at the same time as paying your deposit


Highlights from the Past Event


Day To Day

Hotel : Pullman Adelaide

Todays Stage: Down Under Classic
Highlights : Watch the Down Under Classic live

Today’s Ride – 15km ride from hotel to the top of Norton Summit

Meals Included : None


Arrive into Adelaide and make your way to the Pullman Hotel Adelaide, our mechanic will be on hand to assist with the assembly of your bike and any fine-tuning. Once you’ve settled in we’ll take the bikes out for a quick spin up Adelaide’s most-popular climb, Norton Summit before returning to the hotel. With bikes and bodies ready for the week ahead we kick off the action by watching the Down Under Classic live.

Hotel : Pullman Adelaide

Todays Stage: Women’s Stage 3: Adelaide to Willunga Hill


  • Prime viewing of the final stage of the Women’s Tour
  • Watch the presentation of the Women’s race
  • Welcome Dinner

Today’s Ride – 70-110km

Meals Included : Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner


After breakfast we roll-out from the hotel together. Today’s route lets you breathe-in the stunning Adelaide Coastline as we ride towards Willunga hill. Our private viewing area with lunch and refreshments will have you set up in a prime location on the hill to experience the exciting finale of the Women’s tour. Once the winner is crowned our team will guide you by bike back to the hotel through the gorgeous Adelaide hills. You’ll have time back at the hotel to freshen up before our group dinner this evening.

Hotel : Pullman Adelaide

Todays Stage: NONE

Highlights : Explore Hahndorf

Today’s Ride – 70-95 km

Meals Included: Breakfast,  


It’s a rest day for the professional teams from racing, this gives us the opportunity to explore the Adelaide hills without racing the clock. We’ve got a special day planned for you to experience some of Adelaide’s hidden gems hand picked by our local guides

Hotel : Pullman Adelaide

Todays Stage: Ziptrak® Men’s Stage 1: Tanunda to Tanunda


    • Prime viewing of today’s stage 
    • Winery visit and tasting 

Today’s Ride – 50 km | 530m Climbing 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch


An early breakfast gives us time to load up and depart the hotel in our private vehicle to Tanunda, the start and finish location for today’s stage. We’ll have time to ride the entire loop of today’s stage so you can experience it before watching the pros take on 3 laps themselves. After the race we’ll hop back onto our vehicle and set off to one of the famed Barossa Valley’s leading wineries for a tasting experience. We will transfer from here back to the hotel and load you up with our local knowledge so you can enjoy a night experiencing the city of Adelaide.

Hotel : Pullman Adelaide

Todays Stage: efex Men’s Stage 2: Norwood – Lobethal


    • Prime viewing of today’s stage 
    • Winery visit and tasting 

Today’s Ride – 95 km | 1600m Climbing 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch on race route

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we hop on our bikes and head straight into the hills to follow the race route. Together we’ll enjoy the roads across the ranges of the Adelaide Hills all the way to Lobethal where we reach today’s circuit. After we ride the loop the pros will repeat it three times and will surely see some fireworks on the short punchy climb of Fox Creek road. We’ll pitch up right on the roadside and cheer on the pros as they battle it out in front of us for KOM points. A picnic lunch and refreshments will be included. Once the race has passed and the action subsided we’ll get on the bikes and guide you back to the hotel. We aim for you to have some time today to enjoy the atmosphere of the race village in the afternoon and this evening is open for you to enjoy another one of our local recommendations for a great dinner out in Adelaide.

Hotel : Pullman Adelaide

Todays Stage: Men’s Stage 3: Tea Tree Gully – Campbelltown


    • Watch the stage start 
    • Watch the stage finish

Today’s Ride – 55km | 765m Climbing  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner


Breakfast is followed by a departure from the hotel out to Tea Tree Gully. This is the starting location of today’s stage where you will be able to walk around and watch the pros sign on for the stage. Once the peloton sets off we’ll ride across the hills so you can experience a few of our curated top-notch roads. There will be time for your own assault on the brutal corkscrew road before the pros roll through. We will guide you down the flowing descent into Campbelltown to enjoy some lunch and watch the stage finish live. After a short ride back, take a moment to get ready for our group dinner this evening. 


The group will swell as new faces from our 3 night tour join us for dinner and catch up on the action of the race so far!

Hotel : Pullman Adelaide

Todays Stage: Hahn Men’s Stage 4: Murray Bridge – Port Elliot


    • Watch the finish of Stage 4 live

Today’s Ride – 104 km | 1190m Climbing 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch


We will be out on the bikes early this morning departing the hotel riding to the stunning coastal town of Port Elliot. Throw a change of clothes in our vehicle before a longer ride out enjoying the scenic route through the Adelaide hills. We will arrive in Port Elliot with our transfer vehicle to meet us on location. There will be time to get changed into leisure clothes before settling in to enjoy some lunch and the end of today’s stage. We’ll load up bikes and hop onto our vehicle for the drive back into town. Take an evening to enjoy some more of Adelaide and enjoy the atmosphere of the city as the excitement of the race takes over the town. 

Hotel : Pullman Adelaide

Today’s Stage: THINK! Road Safety Men’s Stage 5: Christies Beach – Willunga Hill


    • Prime viewing of today’s stage on Willunga Hill 

Today’s Ride – 65km | 820m Climbing

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner


For everyone with the legs to hop on the bike again after breakfast we will depart early to make the pilgrimage out to Willunga hill. Enjoy a morning rolling along the spectacular coastline and through one of South Australia’s famous wine regions of McLaren Vale. One final climb will take you up the famous Willunga Hill to our Marquee set up for prime-viewing of the stage finale.


Anyone choosing not to ride will be transported from the hotel to the top of the hill to make a short walk down to the Sportive Breaks marquee.

Hotel : Pullman Adelaide

Todays Stage: Men’s Stage 6: Unley – Mount Lofty


    • Prime viewing of today’s stage on Mount Lofty
    • Sportive Breaks Marquee road side including refreshments 

Today’s Ride – 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch


This morning we will assist you in packaging up your bike before transferring by vehicle to Mount Lofty where we will enjoy our roadside Marquee including refreshments. Post race will drop you back to the hotel in time for your return flight home.

We will have all hands on deck this morning to assist you in packaging up your bike for a flight back.

NOTE: If you are departing on Sunday, before we leave for today’s stage you will need to check out of the hotel, your baggage will be stored in a secure location. 

Please ensure your return flight home departs no earlier than 7pm. 

More About the Event

Sportive Breaks is an official Travel Specialist with the Santos Tour Down Under

Australia’s greatest cycling race is back in full swing after the success in 2023. The Santos Tour Down Under women’s race will return for it’s second year as a Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Women’s World Tour event. The men’s race remains one of the first testing grounds of the year for some of the world’s best racers on the world tour. Join our local team as we witness riders compete for the Ochre Jersey

We will follow both the female and male races as part of our experiences, giving guest the opportunity to ride sections of the race route and to get up close to the riders.  Our Australian base for Sportive Breaks is Adelaide, we are passionate about cycling and showcasing our home city. Enjoy the meticulously crafted itinerary so you experience the very best of our roads, venues and locations . Our experienced local team look forward to welcoming you to Adelaide and giving you a local experience.


Hotel: Pullman Adelaide

Pullman Adelaide

16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide CBD, 5000 Adelaide


An explorers playground in the heart of Adelaide. Our 308 rooms and suites offer a fresh, open layout and all-round connectivity; ready to welcome modern-day adventurers and nomads, travelling for business or pleasure.

Stay connected with ultra-fast Wi-Fi in the lobby and throughout the hotel. For those needing to regenerate and re-energise, our lap-pool with spa & sauna is the place. Need to sweat it out? Visit our fully equipped Fit Lounge & Bike Zone. Our Salt Restaurant and Bar infuse impeccable service with a modern, evolving dining experience featuring fresh seasonal and local produce. It’s the perfect place for chance encounters, business dinners or wind-down drinks.

Positioned in the heart of the Adelaide Central Business District and with Adelaide’s world-class dining experiences and vibrant East End right on our doorstep, Pullman Adelaide is perfectly located.


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We have a team of highly experienced professionals who have been organising cycling trips for over 25 years. 

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