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Santos Tour Down Under Final Weekend Tour

Thurs 23 January - Mon 27 January

Days

January 2025

difficulity 

MEDIUM

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$2,350 AUD

Witness the final stages of the Santos Tour Down Under!

Key Features

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. 

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.

Package and Prices

Prices for the 4-night Package

$2,350 per person based on two people sharing a room (Twin or Double option)
$3,190 based on a single occupancy of a room.

Note: It is a requirement that you have Travel Insurance for your trip.

What's Included?

Itinerary

DAY ONE - ARRIVAL

Date

Thursday 23 January

Location

Adelaide, South Australia

PLEASE ARRIVE INTO ADELAIDE PRIOR TO 12 NOON

Today we recommend you arrive into Adelaide before 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

Shake out ride about 1 hour


Meals

Group Dinner

DAY TWO - HAHN MEN'S STAGE 4: GLENELG TO VICTOR HARBOR

Date

Friday 24 January 

Location

Adelaide, South Australia

After breakfast, we will roll out of the hotel to the stunning coastal town of Glenelg to watch the start of the race. Once the pros have departed, we will enjoy a group ride in the Adelaide Hills before stopping for lunch and to watch the finish of today’s stage on the TV

Daily Highlights

Ride

60 – 80km depending on race route

Meals

Breakfast and picnic lunch

DAY THREE - THINK! ROAD SAFETY MEN'S STAGE 5: MCLAREN VALE - WILLUNGA HILL

Date

Saturday 25 January

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.

Daily Highlights

Ride

104 km | 1190m Climbing 

Meals

Breakfast and Picnic Lunch

DAY FOUR - SCHWALBE MEN'S STAGE 6: ADELAIDE - ADELAIDE

Date

Sunday 26 January

Location

Adelaide, South Australia

After breakfast we will depart the hotel on bikes for a leisurely coastal ride before returning to the hotel.  You will have time to store your bike and freshen up before we walk from the hotel 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 Adelaide CBD circuit. 

Tonight we will enjoy our group farewell dinner

Daily Highlights

Ride

From hotel through the Adelaide Hills

Meals

Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

DAY FIVE - DEPART

Date

Monday 27 January

Location

Adelaide, South Australia

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

Daily Highlights

Ride

No Ride Today

Meals

Breakfast 

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.

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 an unforgettable experience.

2024 Final Weekend Tour Highlights

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. 

 

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.

Hotels

Pullman Adelaide

5/5

An explorer’s 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. Our Salt Restaurant and Bar infuse impeccable service with a modern, evolving dining experience featuring fresh seasonal and local produce.

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.

 

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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Spread your payments

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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