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Santos Tour Down Under Full Week

Mon 20 January - Mon 27 January 2025

Days

7 Nights | 8 Days

difficulity 

MEDIUM

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$200 AUD

Key Features

Experience the full week of racing at TDU!

Trip Suitability

This tour has been designed with riders of all abilities in mind. Our team of Adelaide locals are passionate about offering access to all riders to enjoy the event. On the 7-day tour you’ll join us to experience the entirety of the men’s race.


We keep the average daily ride distance for our core tour manageable at around 60km each day. It’s still worth noting the largest day takes on 104km with 1,190m of climbing. Our hosts are experts and spend their spare time on these Adelaide roads, if you want extra km’s or less, we can definitely help out.

You will have a support vehicle on every one of our guided rides ensuring you have timely assistance for mechanicals, nutrition and anything else you may need to enjoy the experience.

What's Included?

Itinerary based on 2024 Tour. 2025 Route TBC

Arrival Day

Date

Monday 20 January 2025

Location

Adelaide, South Australia

Today we recommend you arrive into Adelaide around midday. Make your way to the Pullman Hotel and check-in to begin your luxurious experience in the prime CBD location. Our mechanic will be available to assist you with the assembly of your bike and any fine-tuning required to help your bike recover from the trip over!

Once you’ve had the chance to settle in and the group has arrived we’ll take the bikes out for a quick spin up Adelaide’s most-popular climb so you can check your bike and wake up the legs for the week. 

Tonight we’ll enjoy our first group dinner at the hotel

Daily Highlights

Rides

Short ride to test the bikes

Meals

Group Dinner

Day Two

Date

Tuesday 21 January 2025

Location

Adelaide, South Australia

Getting started with an early breakfast we’ll load up bikes and depart the hotel by vehicle to Tanunda; the start and finish location of today’s stage. Upon arrival we’ll have time to ride the entire feature loop of today’s stage so you can experience it yourself on the bike before watching the pros take on 3 laps themselves.

After the stage finish and the first Ochre Jersey is awarded we’ll load bikes back up vehicle and set off to one of the famed Barossa Valley’s leading wineries for a tasting experience. After the opportunity to sample some fantastic wines we will transfer you back to the hotel and load you up with our local knowledge so you can enjoy a night experiencing the city of Adelaide.

Todays Stage:

Mens Stage 1

Daily Highlights

Rides

50 km | 530m Climbing 

Meals

Breakfast and Picnic Lunch

Day Three

Date

Wednesday 22 January 2025

Location

Adelaide, South Australia

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 peloton as they battle it out right front of us in the battle for KOM points. A hearty picnic lunch and refreshments will be included so you can recover after the ride and stay fueled up. Once the race has passed we’ll get on the bikes and guide you back through the gorgeous hills to the hotel. Today you’ll have some to fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the race village and the evening is open for you to enjoy another one of our local recommendations for a great night out in Adelaide.

Todays Stage:

Mens Stage 2

Daily Highlights

Rides

95 km | 1600m

Meals

Breakfast and Picnic Lunch

Day Four

Date

Thursday 23 January 2025

Location

Adelaide, South Australia

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 4-night tour join us for dinner and catch up on the action of the race so far!

Todays Stage:

Mens Stage 3

Daily Highlights

Rides

55km | 765m Climbing 

Meals

Breakfast , Picnic Lunch and Group Dinner

Day Five

Date

Friday 24 January 2025

Location

Adelaide, South Australia

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. 

Todays Stage:

Mens Stage 4

Daily Highlights

Rides

104 km | 1190m Climbing 

Meals

Breakfast and Picnic Lunch 

Day Six

Date

Saturday 25 January 2025

Location

Adelaide, South Australia

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.

Todays Stage:

Mens Stage 5

Daily Highlights

Rides

65km | 820m Climbing

Meals

Breakfast and Picnic Lunch 

Day Seven

Date

Sunday 26 January 2025

Location

Adelaide, South Australia

After breakfast we will depart the hotel on bikes to watch the final stage of this year’s Santos Tour Down Under. 

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

Tonight we will enjoy our group farewell dinner

Todays Stage:

Mens Stage 6

Daily Highlights

Rides

65km | 820m Climbing

Meals

Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Group Dinner 

Day Eight

Date

Monday 27 January 2025

Location

Adelaide, South Australia

Today we say thankyou and  farewell, our mechanic will be available in the morning to assist with bike pack down. 

Todays Stage:

NIL

Daily Highlights

Rides

NO Rides

Meals

Breakfast

Highlights from the Past Event

Tour Dynamic

Daily Rides

We offer a guided ride each day. We have an experienced local Adelaide rider as your bike guide on the road with you. We also have a support vehicle with a driver. We will ride to and from the hotel each day to engage with the day’s stage, the support vehicle will always be close by in case we have any mechanical issues or if you are not feeling up to riding the whole distance.  On some occasions we may have 2 ride options for the day, these will be communicated as short ride and long ride. 

Transportation

We will have the support vehicle close to the riding group at all times, the support vehicle will the rider’s day pack, sports hydration powders, water, and some refreshments.

If the day’s stage is a long distance that we can’t safely cover by bike we will arrange additional transport, see itinerary for details. 

 

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

This tour experience follows the entirety of the men’s race, 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.

Who is this tour for?

Our tours are all about enjoyment and safety, you must be used to riding in a group. This tour involves riding to and from the hotel daily, includes watching each stage live with most from our road side marquee. We have picnic lunches available.

Riding: Ride 2 to 3 times a week / Average ride distance:  50km+ kilometres | Average ride elevation: Comfortable with 1000+ meters | Average Riding Time: Comfortable being in the saddle for 4+ Hours

My fitness and experience: Fitness is central to my life. I ride my bike regularly every week and am comfortable with rides of 3-4 hours or more at a relatively steady pace. I enjoy all-terrain, with hills and some moderate mountain passes. I like getting some speed on moderate descents.

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.

 

You're in safe hands

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

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Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking. *Selected products. Terms and Conditions apply

Logistics covered

We know the routes, we know the roads. We know how the event works and the best hotels for the start and finish. We organise everything for you; transfers, bike transport, additional feed stops, rep support and more.

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