Follow the Santos Tour Down Under through Adelaide and regional South Australia from 17 – 25 January 2015. Featuring many of the world’s top riders, this prestigious cycling race winds through the the city and the surrounding region’s picturesque vineyards. The Adelaide locations are easily accessible from the city. Join the crowds on the sidelines to cheer theSantos Tour Down Under riders on as they whiz on past or, for the true cycling aficionados, organise a pre booked VIP package. Grab an Adelaide Airport Car Hire from Hertz and follow the tour!
If you’re up to it, hop on a bike yourself and take part in the Bupa Challenge Tour in the fourth stage of the race – it’s a great chance to test out the course just hours before the world’s best do.
Watch the Santos Tour Down Under action on big screens at the Tour Village, the hub of the event and the biggest Bike Expo in Australia. This is the best spot to potentially rub shoulders with your riding heroes and see the team mechanics in action. At the Legends’ Night Dinner the race’s biggest stars will be in attendance and share their stories of success.
Off the tour, there are tons of cycle related events and street parties. Start the day off on the right foot with a hearty breakfast at the Adelaide Central Markets, – the biggest undercover fresh produce market in the entire southern hemisphere. Why not wander the precincts ofRundle Street and Gouger Street? They are packed with restaurants – Adelaide is one of the cities touted as food capital of Australia and well worth savouring – or alternatively Peel and Leigh Streets are bursting with bars. Further afield, beaches, mountains and wine country are all less than 30 minutes from Adelaide and offer a different experience as part of the race.
The Hilton Adelaide, opposite the Tour Village, is where all the Santos Tour Down Under teams will be staying. Take a look at Rendezvous or Hotel Metropolitan in close proximity. Apartments abound including the Regency, Quest, iStay and Adina Apartment Hotel.