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2012 Tour Down Under Itinerary




Full 2013 Itinerary cooming soon.

It will be similar to 2012 details below.



Day 1. Sunday Jan 15
Santos Tour Down Under Classic

50km Adelaide East End Street Race

The Tour starts from Adelaide on the afternoon of January 15 2012. You will be staying in Franklin Central Apartments in the heart of Adelaide close to the Adelaide City TDU Tour Village and the Adelaide Hilton International , and all the pro riders. Close to restaurants, shops and nightlife. Complimentary drinks at our Tour launch and presentation at the Hotel Hilton Adelaide when we meet you. We then take you to the Down Under Classic exclusive viewing and catering.


Day 2. Monday Jan 16 STDU Rest day

......We ride about 50km

We take you for a short ride along Adelaide 's coast. Enjoy a coffee break at the beach and cycle back into the city. The afternoon is then yours. Feel free to check out the local bike shops, do some shopping or just chill out.


Day 3. Tuesday Jan 17 Stage 1

149km... Prospect to Clare

The first road Stage. We ride approximately 120km. (see note below) Just like the pros, the Tour really starts for us today. We transport you and your bike to our ride start a little way into the TDU Stage 1. We then ride the course that the pros will ride later in the day and get you to the finish in time to watch the race finish. There is back-up with you all the way so if you feel like a break, climb on board the bus. You don't have to ride the whole distance. In the evening after the stage check out what Adelaide has on offer.


Day 4. Wednesday Jan 18 Stage 2

148km...... Lobethal to Stirling

The popular Stirling stage will start at Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. We transfer to Lobethal for our ride start, then follow the route to Stirling. You can then opt to do ride the finishing loop or stay and watch all the race action. We ride up to approximately 111km.(see note below) Again, we will look after you with full support all the way. Our tour guides ride with you and know the road.


Day 5. Thursday Jan 19 Stage 3

134km......Unley to Victor Harbor

We transfer to our ride start about 20k into the Stage to Old Norlunga. We ride up to approximately 110km to the Stage finish at Victor Harbor.(see note below) Again, we will look after you with full support all the way. Our tour guides ride with you and know the road. After the stage the evening is free for you to do what you like. Relax in the hotel or check out the nightlife.


Day 6. Friday Jan 20 Stage 4

130km......Norwood to Tanunda

Today's stage is the official Bupa Community Challenge Tour. It is a recreational ride that follows the race route and has been called Australia's fastest growing recreational ride. Just like every day so far, we look after you. You can opt for any shorter distance you choose. If you choose, your registration fee will get you the exclusive Challenge Tour jersey. Your evening is free.


Day 7. Saturday Jan 21 Stage 5

151km...... McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill

The last road stage and again just like all the other days, we look after you. Full support, back-up and encouragement to get you through. We ride approximately 40km or 65km which is the full circuit distance. (see note below) In the evening as part of the Club Tour we attend the very special and popular Legends' Night Dinner.


Day 8. Jan 22 Stage 6

We may have a short training or recovery ride in the morning if you choose; a long coffee then we settle in and watch the final street stage. Again as on the Down Under Classic you will have very privileged VIP viewing and catering.

See Registration form for tour package price break down.


Optional Upgrades

Please see Registration form and indicate your requirements.

Accommodation for Day 1 to Day 7. See Registration form

  • Extra nights. Accommodation (room only)
  • Single room supplement per night (own room)
  • Extra Tour Jersey


Please indicate your requirements for the above on the Registration form.


What you bring

  • Your own bike (We have a limited number of bikes for hire)

  • Helmet & riding gear for all weather conditions

  • Suitable casual clothing/shoes & personal items. After 5 wear or Lounge suit for the Legend's dinner

  • Sunscreen

  • Spare tubes

  • Camera



This Tour is designed for the "want to be rider" who likes a real challenge and would like to ride each road stage of up to 130km a day for 5 days and still see the Tour Down Under action. Each stage will be split into 4 stages of up to 40km. You will have ample opportunity for rest & photo breaks. There is no requirement to participate in each riding session or to ride the whole distance; likewise there will be opportunities to push your boundaries if you wish. Our support vehicle & guides are with you all the way. You get full support just like the pro riders. The race routes are challenging and we recommend a suitable training regime prior to this tour.



By the nature of design of some of the road stages and enforced road closures, we are not able to ride the full race distance each day. We will however aim to ride the maximum distance practicable and allowable.

Details are subject to change.

A more precise daily itinerary will be sent to you when you register for this tour.