6 DAY TOUR


DURATION

6 Days 5 Nights

MIN AGE

16

DEPART

Adelaide, Australia

MAX PEOPLE

30

TOTAL DISTANCE

TBC km / TBC miles

TOTAL CLIMBING

TBCm / TBC feet

TOUR TYPE

Intermediate / Advanced

AVAILABILITY

Wed 20 - Mon 25 Jan, 2021


The Santos Tour Down Under is Australia's greatest cycling race, with a rich history as the highest-regarded and most popular bike race in the southern hemisphere.

In 2020, the event boasted an action-packed nine days of world-class cycling with gala dinners, street parties and an amazing atmosphere for riders and spectators, visitors and locals alike.

The event was first staged in 1999 with local rider Stuart O’Grady taking the win. Since then, numerous internationally renowned cyclists have joined the Honour Roll. Stuart O'Grady has now taken over as Race Director, so he's sure to have a spectacular tour planned for us in 2021!

Connect Sport Australia has been involved with the Santos Tour Down Under since 2014 when we ran the very first Beat Cancer Tour. This event was the only non-professional tour incorporated into the official Santos Tour Down Under event program. We offered riders the chance to ride the entire race route in front of the pro's each day, stay at the Hilton Adelaide, had a team mechanics workshop in the Tour Village next to the pro workshops, two Subaru team cars, a Police escort and much more. Since this event came to an end in 2017 we have continued to be involved in the TDU running various tours for the International Cycling Executives, Telstra and Santini.


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With the restrictions on travel as a result of COVID-19 we have expanded our list of Cycling Tours within Australia. Plus, if you book a tour and can’t travel due to COVID-19 travel restrictions we will provide you with a full refund.

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TOUR INCLUSIONS

$999

Guided Rides Only


Guided Rides

You will be joined on the bike by our experienced guides.

See the race at various points throughout the day.


Support

Support vehicle and mechanical breakdown support on each ride.


Westpac Challenge Tour presented by
The Advertiser

Entry into the Westpac Challenge Tour presented by The Advertiser on Friday 22 January, 2021 (TBC) where you will tackle the Stage 4 route (valued at $155).


Hydration & Nutrition

SIS hydration and nutrition will be available in the support vehicles.


Tour Itinerary App

Free tour itinerary app to download onto your phone so you always have the latest and live information about our itinerary.


GPS Ride Routes

Free download of our GPS Ride Routes


Separate Spectator Itinerary for Non-cyclists

If you are travelling with someone who prefers to enjoy themselves off the bike, we have a fantastic itinerary available.

BOOK NOW $999

$2,199

Full Tour Package Excluding Accommodation


Guided Rides

You will be joined on the bike by our experienced guides.

See the race at various points throughout the day.


Support

Support vehicle and mechanical breakdown support on each ride.


Westpac Challenge Tour presented by
The Advertiser

Entry into the Westpac Challenge Tour presented by The Advertiser on Friday 22 January, 2021 (TBC) where you will tackle the Stage 4 route (valued at $155).


Hydration & Nutrition

SIS hydration and nutrition will be available in the support vehicles.


Tour Itinerary App

Free tour itinerary app to download onto your phone so you always have the latest and live information about our itinerary.


GPS Ride Routes

Free download of our GPS Ride Routes


Separate Spectator Itinerary for Non-cyclists

If you are travelling with someone who prefers to enjoy themselves off the bike, we have a fantastic itinerary available.


Welcome to the TDU Pack

You will receive a welcome pack with loads of goodies from our sponsors and local partners on the first night.


Willunga Stage (or similar depending on the race route) Exclusive Viewing Area Including Lunch and Drinks

You will get to sit back and enjoy watching the stage from our exclusive viewing spot while enjoying an amazing lunch and sipping on local wines and beers.


Lunch Everyday

Enjoying a fresh, quality lunch and refreshments each day.


Pre-dinner drinks & appetisers each night

Enjoy a wine or beer on us at a local bar before heading out to dinner.


Dinner

We will take you to some awesome restaurants right in the heart of Adelaide for dinner on 3 nights throughout the tour. We leave the other nights free so you can go and explore the city or catch up with friends.


Transport

All transport for you and your bike will be provided to get to or from stages if we start/finish a considerable distance from Adelaide.


Cyclists Receive Our Premium Quality Santini Rider Pack including: Jersey, Knicks, Socks and Musette Bag


Non-Cyclists Receive a Spectator Pack including Connect Sport Australia TDU Polo Shirt, Socks and Musette Bag

BOOK NOW $2,199

From $2,599

Full Tour Package


Guided Rides

You will be joined on the bike by our experienced guides.

See the race at various points throughout the day.


Support

Support vehicle and mechanical breakdown support on each ride.


Westpac Challenge Tour presented by
The Advertiser

Entry into the Westpac Challenge Tour presented by The Advertiser on Friday 22 January, 2021 (TBC) where you will tackle the Stage 4 route (valued at $155).


Hydration & Nutrition

SIS hydration and nutrition will be available in the support vehicles.


Tour Itinerary App

Free tour itinerary app to download onto your phone so you always have the latest and live information about our itinerary.


GPS Ride Routes

Free download of our GPS Ride Routes


Separate Spectator Itinerary for Non-cyclists

If you are travelling with someone who prefers to enjoy themselves off the bike, we have a fantastic itinerary available.


Welcome to the TDU Pack

You will receive a welcome pack with loads of goodies from our sponsors and local partners on the first night.


Willunga Stage (or similar depending on the race route) Exclusive Viewing Area Including Lunch and Drinks

You will get to sit back and enjoy watching the stage from our exclusive viewing spot while enjoying an amazing lunch and sipping on local wines and beers.


Lunch Everyday

Enjoying a fresh, quality lunch and refreshments each day.


Pre-dinner drinks & appetisers each night

Enjoy a wine or beer on us at a local bar before heading out to dinner.


Dinner

We will take you to some awesome restaurants right in the heart of Adelaide for dinner on 3 nights throughout the tour. We leave the other nights free so you can go and explore the city or catch up with friends.


Transport

All transport for you and your bike will be provided to get to or from stages if we start/finish a considerable distance from Adelaide.


Cyclists Receive Our Premium Quality Santini Rider Pack including: Jersey, Knicks, Socks and Musette Bag


Non-Cyclists Receive a Spectator Pack including Connect Sport Australia TDU Polo Shirt, Socks and Musette Bag


Accommodation

Twin Share accommodation in the Adelaide CBD in your choice of:

- 4 Star hotel

- 3 Star hotel


Breakfast

Daily breakfast at your hotel.


Daily Laundry Service

3 STAR ACCOMMODATION $2,599 4 STAR ACCOMMODATION $2,699


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ITINERARY

DAY 1 - Welcome and Stage 2


Wednesday 20 Jan, 2021

TDU Race: Stage 2. DETAILS TBC

Adelaide Airport Pickup Time: 7.30am or 9.00am (or meet at the Hilton Adelaide at 9.30am)
It would be ideal if you could catch an early flight to Adelaide so you can join us for the full day. Our team will meet you at Adelaide Airport and transport you back to your accommodation. We will arrange a time to meet you at your hotel to provide any assistance you may need, including helping to build your bike following your travel to Adelaide. All bikes will need to be checked by our mechanic before we depart to ensure they are all safe to ride. Let us know if you can't make it until later in the day or if you would like to fly in a day earlier and need another nights accommodation and we will work something out with you directly.

Optional Santini Group Ride, powered by Connect Sport: 6:30am
If you are keen for an early start you are more than welcome to join us for the Santini Group Ride, powered by Connect Sport. You need to register online (we'll provide you with the details) and arrive at 6:00am to check in at the Santini stand in the City of Adelaide Tour Village. This morning’s ride will be the longest of the week as we ride up Greenhill Road before heading over to Stirling to do a lap of the circuit often used in the TDU. On the way back down into town we’ll divert off the old freeway bike path for one final climb before descending back down into Adelaide. A 65km ride with 1,260m of climbing with a free Santini gift bag and coffee on our return to the City of Adelaide Tour Village. Just be warned that we will only get back just prior to our official tour ride departure time of 10:00am!

Today's ride: 10.00am departure | TBCkm / TBC miles - TBCm / TBC feet
The 2021 course is yet to be released, but rest assured that we will design a course to allow us to see some of the best spots along the race route to see the pro's in action. If we end up a considerable distance from Adelaide we will provide transport for you and your bike back to Adelaide. Watch this space for course updates!

Pre-dinner drink and appetisers: 6.00pm
Following another big day on the bike you will have well and truly earned a drink and appetisers before dinner. First drink and appetisers are on us!

Dinner: 7.00pm
Our restaurant tonight will be a short walk from our pre-dinner drinks venue. You are set for a beautiful meal and a great opportunity to get to know the other guests.



DAY 2 - Stage 3


Thursday 21 Jan, 2021

TDU Race:Stage 3. DETAILS TBC

Optional Santini Group Ride, powered by Connect Sport: 6:30am
The final opportunity to join us for an early spin! The last Santini Group Ride, powered by Connect Sport starts at the usual time of 6:30am. You need to register online (we'll provide you with the details) and arrive at 6:00am to check in at the Santini stand in the City of Adelaide Tour Village. This morning’s ride will be the same beach course down to Outer Harbour that we completed on Monday. It’s an easy 55km ride with a free Santini gift bag and coffee on our return to the City of Adelaide Tour Village. Just be warned that we will only get back just prior to our official tour ride departure time of 9:30am!

Today's ride: 9.30am departure | TBCkm / TBC miles - TBCm / TBC feet
The 2021 course is yet to be released, but rest assured that we will design a course to allow us to see some of the best spots along the race route to see the pro's in action. If we end up a considerable distance from Adelaide we will provide transport for you and your bike back to Adelaide. Watch this space for course updates!

Pre-dinner drink and appetisers: 6.00pm
Following another big day on the bike you will have well and truly earned a drink and appetisers before dinner. First drink and appetisers are on us!

Dinner: 7.00pm
You are free to explore one of the many restaurants in Adelaide and catch up with friends. Let us know if you'd like any restaurant recommendations.



DAY 3 - Stage 4 & Westpac Challenge Tour presented by The Advertiser - TBC


Friday 22 Jan, 2021

TDU Race: Stage 4. DETAILS TBC

Today's ride: 6.00am departure | TBCkm / TBC miles - TBCm / TBC feet
We will have an early start this morning as we join thousands of other cyclists as part of the Westpac Challenge Tour presented by The Advertiser. You will get to ride the entire Stage 4 course from start to finish, in front of the pro race. If we end up a considerable distance from Adelaide we will provide transport for you and your bike back to Adelaide. Watch this space for course updates! TBC

Pre-dinner drink and appetisers: 6.00pm
Following another big day on the bike you will have well and truly earned a drink and appetisers before dinner. First drink and appetisers are on us!

Dinner: 7.00pm
Our restaurant tonight will be a short walk from our pre-dinner drinks venue. You are set for another beautiful meal.



DAY 4 - Stage 5


Saturday 23 Jan, 2021

TDU Race:Stage 5. DETAILS TBC

Today's ride: 9.30am departure | TBCkm / TBC miles - TBCm / TBC feet
The 2021 course is yet to be released, but rest assured that we will design a course to allow us to see some of the best spots along the race route to see the pro's in action. If we end up a considerable distance from Adelaide we will provide transport for you and your bike back to Adelaide. Watch this space for course updates!

Special Treat: Stage Exclusive Viewing Area Including Lunch and Drinks.
Today will be a special day! We will have our very own dedicated hospitality area to watch the race while sitting back relaxing and enjoying some of the best food, wine and beers of the region!

Pre-dinner drink and appetisers: 6.00pm
Following another big day on the bike you will have well and truly earned a drink and appetisers before dinner. First drink and appetisers are on us!

Dinner: 7.00pm
The Legends’ Night dinner is on tonight. If you haven’t been to one of these we’d strongly encourage you to add this extra item to your shopping cart. They are always wonderful evenings hearing from some of the greats of cycling while enjoying a 3 course meal with the who’s who of cycling. But if you’d prefer a more relaxed evening then you are free to explore one of the many restaurants in Adelaide and catch up with friends. Let us know if you'd like any restaurant recommendations.



DAY 5 - Stage 6


Sunday 24 Jan, 2021

TDU Race: Stage 6. DETAILS TBC

Today's ride: 8.00am departure | TBCkm / TBC miles - TBCm / TBC feet
Our final day on the bikes! We’ll head out early to ensure we get in a good ride before settling into a great location to view the final stage of the TDU. The 2021 course is yet to be released, but rest assured that we will design a course to allow us to see some of the best spots along the race route to see the pro's in action. If we end up a considerable distance from Adelaide we will provide transport for you and your bike back to Adelaide. Watch this space for course updates!

Pre-dinner drink and appetisers: 6.00pm
Tonight we celebrate! Following a spectacular week, we will get together for our final drinks prior to dinner. First drink and appetisers are on us!

Dinner: 7.00pm
Our restaurant tonight will be a short walk from our pre-dinner drinks venue. Our final night will be one to remember!



DAY 6 - Check-out


Monday 25 Jan, 2021

Checkout: 10.00am departure
We will endeavour to help everyone get to the airport or their next destination after checking out of your hotel. Time to head back to reality. You’ll be heading home with a new group of mates, wonderful memories of your time at the TDU and some tired legs!



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ACCOMMODATION


Twin Share – Hilton Adelaide or a 3 or 4 star hotel in the Adelaide CBD

A single supplement is available

3-star – $410

4-star – $500

Hilton Adelaide – $825

Or arrange your own accommodation


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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Price Excludes


Alcohol: You are responsible for the cost of any alcohol consumed on tour, unless outlined in the itinerary.

Flights: Airfares to and from Adelaide

Single Supplement: A single supplement is available:
3 star – $410, 4 star – $500, Hilton – $825

Accommodation before & after: Any accommodation before or after the tour

Activities: Activities that are not organised and scheduled by Connect Sport

Bikes & accessories: Bikes, helmets, shoes, pedals, drink bidons and other cycling equipment

Travel Insurance: Make sure you have adequate Travel Insurance for yourself and your bike.


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