The best cycle race in the Southern Hemisphere!
The Santos Tour Down Under is the first race on the UCI calendar and is an unparalleled experience! All the teams and race celebs stay in one Hotel in the centre of Adelaide so prepare to rub shoulders with all your favourites! The Tour is based out of one central location so the teams return to the race village 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, BBQs ...are just a few of the extras we have planned.
There’s all the Thomson Spectator favorites 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!
Whether you are living in Australia or overseas, if you like having lots of fun and not having to worry about all the details – join us on our fully guided trip to the Tour Down Under!
Our Spectator Trip features the following Tour Down Under Experiences:
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.
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.
Our favourite haunt, rub shoulders with cycling royalty, test ride bikes, check out all the new gear and enjoy entertainment, food and drinks.
Stage 1 – Borassa Village vantage point mid viewing 5 laps
Stage 2 – Stirling finish in a hotel restaurant overlooking the finish 4 laps
Stage 3 – Unley stage start a few blocks from our hotel
Stage 4 – Mannum mid viewing
Stage 5 – Victor Harbor stage finish
Stage 6 - Mclaren Vale start -Willunga Hill finish
Your Trip Leader: Jacinta
We can’t talk about our Spectator Trips without discussing the passion, knowledge and enthusiasm of your guide, Jacinta. A true pro, Jacinta’s wild personality and boundless energy make for a truly exceptional experience. Her connections will get you the ultimate insider access and her antics will have you howling with laughter. Simply the most fun you can have at a bike race.