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Thomson Bike Tours Spectator Trips are an unforgettable way to experience World Tour races. From VIP race access to unrivalled hospitality, we introduce cycling fans to the most rewarding cycling experiences imaginable.

Start your year off in style with our Spectator Trip to the golden sands and radiant sunshine of the Tour Down Under, sample beer, frites and dramatic racing at the Spring Classics in April or experience the pro’s favourite race Stateside at the Tour of California in May.

 


Refer a Friend Discount

If you have a non-cycling friend who would love to experience the thrill of live race viewing, forward this email and they’ll receive a 5% discount on their booking. All they need do is mention your name on the booking form when they book a trip. As a special thank you we’ll also give you a 5% discount off your next cycling trip.


The Pro Peloton take on the Santos Tour Down Under

Santos Tour Down Under

Jan 19 – 26 2020
8 days / 7 nights

The first race on the UCI calendar, the Santos Tour Down Under is the perfect way to kick start the season. Whether you are living in Australia or overseas, if you like racing, having fun and not having to worry about all the details – join us on our fully guided trip to the Tour Down Under!


KEY FEATURES

Legends Dinner
Get up close and personal with cycling legends, past & present, as you enjoy a 3 course meal and local wines. Hosted by Phil Ligget and Matt Keenan.

Team Visit
As partners of Team NTT for Qhubeka we will see the team on rest day and learn all about the charity we support.

Accompanied Stage Viewings
Starts, mid viewings and finishes, we’ve picked the best places to view every stage, along with lunches, BBQs and cultural visits!

Access to the ‘Team Paddock’
Where the teams congregate before the race, open to the public. Mix and mingle in the team area, seeing the mechanics prep the bikes as the cyclists pass by.

Tour Village
Our favourite haunt, rub shoulders with cycling royalty, test ride bikes, check out all the new gear and enjoy entertainment, food and drinks.


Sunny beach in Adelade, Australia

GOLDEN BEACHES, FINE WINE & VIP ACCESS

The Tour is based in one central location in the centre of Adelaide so prepare to rub shoulders with all your favourites after every stage. There’s lots of entertainment and live interviews on a daily basis, test bikes, cycling gear, competitions and late evening fun in the village, which is within walking distance of our central hotel.

We’ll sample every stage and also enjoy some VIP viewings and attend the infamous Legends dinner, besides sampling all Adelaide has to offer. Golden beaches, wineries, cuddling koalas, historic ports and BBQs among plenty more extras.

All the Thomson Spectator favorites will be there – Phil Liggett & Jens Voigt – who happen to be friends of our guide so you are guaranteed a meet. Feel free to bring your bike or hire one for early morning rides, before our programme begins. Our guides can recommend some local easy routes and may even ride with you or you can even join a morning cycle with Phil!

Book your Tour Down Under trip

 


 

The Pelotan squeeze past fans at Paris - Roubaix

Spring Classics

April 2020 — 4 day & 11 Day Trips Available

Our three trips to the home regions of the Classics is perfect for cycling fans looking to experience the thrilling racing of the brutal roads and unique challenges of these early season races. We take you to the heart of the Spring action in Belgium, Northern France and the Netherlands. Be prepared for fast racing, questionable weather and great beer!

Spring Classics Trip
3 April 2020 — 11 days / 10 nights

Experience the best road-side viewing of the Tour of Flanders, Scheldeprijs and the infamous Paris Roubaix!

Tour of Flanders Weekend
3 April 2020 — 4 days / 3 nights

Witness the Tour of Flanders LIVE on the Paterberg!

Paris-Roubaix Weekend
10 April 2020 — 4 days / 3 nights

​An incredible day at Paris-Roubaix. VIP access to the Start, the Finish in the Velodrome and see the race on a cobble sector!

Read more about our three Spring Classics trips

 


Amgen Tour of California

Amgen Tour of California

 May 2020 — Advanced Reservations Open
Join us to see the 2020 Amgen Tour of California for an adrenalin-filled 7 days in a stunning luxury setting. Advanced Reservations are now open for our trip in May.
  • Access to the ‘Team Paddock’
  • Access to the VIP Hospitality Tent at the Finish
  • VIP Full Finish Line Experience
  • Lifestyle Village
Read more about the Tour of California trip

Refer a Friend Discount

If you have a non-cycling friend who would love to experience the thrill of live race viewing, forward this email and they’ll receive a 5% discount on their booking. All they need do is mention your name on the booking form when they book a trip. As a special thank you we’ll also give you a 5% discount off your next cycling trip.

About The Author

The figurehead of Thomson Bike Tours, Peter never stops riding. Since setting up the Company back in 2001 Peter’s covered over 200,000 km on the bike and grown the business into what it is today.

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