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Staying at Race HQ, The Adelaide Hilton

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Duration: 4 days (3 nights)
Dates: Thursday, January 23 – Sunday, January 26, 2014
Start-Finish: Adelaide
Accommodation: Hilton Hotel‎

TRIP COST: AUD$1870.00
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: AUD$510.00

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Optional Extras

Tour inclusions:

  • 3 nights at the Adelaide Hilton Hotel
  • Airport Collection on Thursday, January 23
  • Airport Return on Sunday, January 26
  • 1 Welcome drinks and appetizers at a local wine bar
  • 1 Gourmet BBQ Lunch including wine and beer at Willunga
  • Buffet breakfast each day
  • Transport and expert guides each day including support for non cyclists
  • Expert advice and mechanical assistance
  • Guided rides with opportunities to ride the course
  • Detailed Itinerary including maps
  • Complimentary cycling jersey, musette and cap
  • Trip Pack: Info on how to prepare for your trip and what to take

Thursday 23 January – Stage 3 – Norwood to Campbelltown (145 km)

TODAY IN THE RACE
Start and finish: Norwood to Campbelltown
Start time: 11am (The Parade, at Town Hall)
ŠKODA King of the Mountain: Corkscrew Road at Montacute Road, Montacute
Sprint locations: Scott Street, Kersbrook and Mt Crawford Road near Carlisle Street, Williamstown
Feed station: Melrose Street, Mt Pleasant
Finish time: 2.56pm ETA
Race distance: 145km

TDU on the beach3

Your Bikestyle package starts by us meeting you at Adelaide Airport followed by our transfer to Race HQ, at the Adelaide Hilton hotel where we spend the next 3 nights.

Welcome to the Santos Tour Down Under and Race Headquarters, the Adelaide Hilton.
The Hilton Adelaide Hotel is the Santos Tour Down Under’s official host hotel. From early January 2014, the world’s cycling stars, media and the cycling fraternity will converge and transform the Hilton Adelaide into the cycling centre of Australia.

The Hilton Adelaide is the only place to see the stars of cycling in a relaxed atmosphere, whether it is in the lift, the Lobby Lounge or at the Bar.
All the media and the Media Centre are here as well so if you are keen for the latest news, look no further!

Beautifully located overlooking Victoria Square and the Adelaide City Council Tour Village, Hilton Adelaide is at the heart of the city’s entertainment, shopping and dining precincts and right next door to the vibrant Adelaide Central Market.

Relax… Designed with the discerning traveller in mind, Hilton Adelaide’s guest rooms are stylish and fresh and set the standard for accommodation in South Australia. The hotel also boasts a great variety of leisure facilities, including a gym, sauna and plunge pool, plus an outdoor heated swimming pool and full size tennis court.

Drink… Hilton Adelaide also offers two bars, open 7 days a week until late, serving the finest wines, creative cocktails and great snacks. The Collins Bar is one of Adelaide’s hottest night spots, overlooking the Tour Village in Victoria Square. It’s the perfect location to soak up the atmosphere.

Once you’ve settled we can assist you to unpack your bike and get ready for the next few days of riding.

This afternoon we’ll take a light spin to get the travel fatigue out of your legs. Our likely destination is down to the beachside suburbs of Glenelg and Henley Beach, a nice easy ride with the promise of a sea breeze and coffee with a view.

Tonight we will have welcome drinks and appetizers at a local wine bar before you are free to dine at a restaurant of your choice for a bit of pre-race carbo loading before tomorrow’s Bupa Challenge event.

Friday 24 January – Bupa Stage 4 – Unley to Victor Harbor (148.5 km)

TODAY IN THE RACE
Date: Friday 24 January 2014
Start and finish: Unley to Victor Harbor
Start time: 11am (King William Road, near Opey Avenue)
ŠKODA King of the Mountain: Reservoir Road, near Myponga Dam
Sprint locations: Adelaide Road, Echunga and Inman Valley Road, Yankalilla
Feed station: Pages Flat road, near Victor Harbor Road
Finish time: 2.55pm ETA
Race distance: 148.5km

The 2014 Bupa Challenge Tour (optional extra) will finish in Victor Harbor with 4 different distances on offer. Bikestyle Tours will provide transfers to each start leaving the hotel no later than 5:30am (yes you read it right). We will confirm exact times the day before.

For those not doing the Bupa Challenge Tour we will spend the day checking on our riders along the course before heading to the finish to greet them and then see the finish. Alternatively you may wish to spend the day in Adelaide.

The 4 different ride options this year are:

Unley to Victor Harbor
Total distance: 154.5km
Start time: 6:00 am

Meadows to Victor Harbor
Total distance: 112.5km
Start time: 7:00 am

Mount Compass to Victor Harbor
Total distance: 75.5km
Start time: 7:30 am

Yankalilla to Victor Harbor
Total distance: 33km
Start time: 11:00 am

TDU Bupa Challenge Start

Those doing the “Full Monty” will ride the short distance from the hotel to Unley and those starting from Meadows, Mount Compass and Yankalilla will head off in the bus.

We will arrive at Victor Harbor in time to see the race finish. We will watch the finish of the race and then head back to Adelaide.

Victor Harbor is one of South Australia’s most accessible coastal playgrounds. The town, which overlooks historic Encounter Bay and the Southern Ocean, is a short drive from Cape Jervis and the ferry to Kangaroo Island. The approach from Melbourne is one of the most attractive journeys in Australia, especially along the coast and through the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Victor Harbor has a classic Mediterranean climate that is moderated by its proximity to the Southern Ocean, which provides cooling sea breezes at the end of each warm summer’s day.

Non Cyclists:
This morning we will take a drive down to Victor Harbor to see the race finish. It’s a great little town with things to do and see before the race arrives in the early afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch provided by the organisers.

Saturday 25 January – Stage 5 – McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill (151.5km)

TODAY IN THE RACE
Date: Saturday 25 January 2014
Start and finish: McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill
Start time: 11.10am (Main Road, near Tatachilla Road)
Finish time: 3.02pm ETA, Willunga Hill
ŠKODA King of the Mountain: Willunga Hill
Sprint locations: The Esplanade, Snapper Point (2 sprints)
Feed station: Main Road Willunga at Kell Street
Race distance: 151.5km

TDU BBQ

Today’s TDU stage heads back to the Fleurieu Peninsula. This region boasts that it “has it all”, so we should be in for a contrasting days racing and riding. For the 3rd year running the cyclists will finish Jayco Stage 5 at the top of Old Willunga Hill after a challenging ŠKODA King of the Mountain climb. If the last 2 years are anything to go by this should be a spectacular finish and possibly decisive in the race leadership. In 2012 Simon Gerrans was narrowly beaten across the line by Alejandro Valverde after a duel over the final 200 meters but Gerrans gained the Ochre Jersey and went on to win the tour. In 2013 Gerrans was again involved in a nail biter but this time came out on top to win the stage but not the race.

We’ll probably take things a bit easier today, after yesterday’s ride, and save our energy for tonight’s party. We will offer a couple of ride options, a 60 km ride from our hotel, via the race start in McLaren Vale, to the race finish on Willunga Hill, with the option of riding back to the hotel at the end of the day for a 60km return ride. There is also an option if we arrive at Willunga Hill in time to do a lap of the 22km race loop down to Willunga and back to the hill top finish.

On arrival at Willunga Hill you’ll be provided with a delicious Gourmet BBQ picnic lunch and cold drinks right at the finish line on Old Willunga Hill where the race passes twice and where the race finish will be! We will have plenty of time to socialise and relax in this lovely bush setting while we wait for the race to arrive.

This day has been a highlight of the trip for all those travelling on our trips with our great position near the finish line and a gourmet BBQ.

Non Cyclists:
Travel to McLaren Vale this morning to see the stage start, then continue on to Willunga Hill to meet the cyclists for lunch. If time allows there will be the opportunity to visit one of the McLaren Vale vineyards this morning.

Tonight is the Legends’ Night Dinner (optional extra).

Tonight the Santos Tour Down Under rolls out the red carpet and gives cycling fans the chance to glam up, celebrate and see cycling champions honoured at the annual Legends Night Dinner. This is a unique opportunity to see the big names of cycling and enjoy a great night out. The event is normally hosted by popular commentators Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen. Special guests for this year’s event will be announced at a later date.

Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre
Time: from 7.30pm

If you are going to the Legends Dinner this evening we will transfer you to the venue at 6.30pm from outside the hotel. Taxis will be available for you to return when you wish.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Sunday 26 January – Stage 6 – Adelaide City Circuit (passing Hilton) (95 km)

TODAY IN THE RACE
Date: Sunday 26 January 2014
Start and finish: Adelaide
Start time: 1.15pm*
Sprint locations: Bartels Road, Rymill Park
Finish time: 3.15pm* approximately
Race distance: 95km
A new city circuit waits for the final Santos Tour Down Under stage of 2014, the unique circuit will see the world’s best cyclists race through the CBD and along King William, Pirie, Flinders and Wakefield streets. With big screens to show the action as it happens, enjoy the atmosphere as the overall race winner is decided. It couldn’t get any better for us (staying at the race HQ, the Hilton) as the race will pass by us on each of it’s 20 laps.

TDU Caravane

This is the last official day of our trip. For those of you departing later today there is the chance to see the final stage of the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under in the streets of Adelaide.

Today’s stage is usually full of action, as it is the last chance for race glory and where all of the classifications will be decided. There are plenty of opportunities to see the racing as the riders hurtle around laps of the street circuit, taking in the view of Adelaide’s city skyline. You can see all of the action on the Big Screen and there are areas to enjoy local food, wine and entertainment. After the race are the presentations where you’ll have a chance to take a last few photos of the winners to show all your friends and club mates when you get home.

With the race circuit on our doorstep the plan for this morning is to do a lap or two around the 4.75 km street circuit of today’s stage (subject to road being open). We’ll make do with one or two laps while the pro’s will do many more as they fight it out for victory in this afternoon’s stage. For those who would like a bit more we will head down for a ride along the beaches of Adelaide, before returning to the hotel for breakfast. After we return from our ride the rest of the morning is free until we go to see the final stage at 12.30pm.

Don’t forget if you are leaving today there is the unfortunate job of packing your bike which always means a good trip is coming to an end soon.

If you have decided to stay on tonight and would like us to book you a room please add it to your cart when making your trip booking in the Reservations Form below.

Non Cyclists:
A leisurely morning start with time to read the Sunday papers in bed if you like! We will head down to see the final stage around midday.

Club Tour Members:
Stage 6 VIP Hospitality: Enjoy the last day of the Santos Tour Down Under racing in style on the Club Tour viewing platform. Fully catered and located on the start/finish straight, watch the crowds gather and cheer on your cycling heroes.

Meals: Breakfast

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OPTIONAL EXTRAS

BUPA CHALLENGE TOUR, 24 January 2014

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The BUPA Challenge Tour is an opportunity to ride the same route as the pros on the morning of the event. Entry includes official jersey (to be worn on the day), identification and timing chip, refreshment stations along route, mechanical and medical support, sweep vehicle and lunch on arrival.

  • Unley to Victor Harbor [154.5km] $145.00
  • Meadows to Victor Harbor [112.5km] $145.00
  • Mount Compass to Victor Harbor [75.5km] $120.00
  • Yankalilla to Victor Harbor [33km] $100.00

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BRONZE CLUB TOUR, People’s Choice Classic VIP Hospitality, Sunday 19 January: $360.00

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Short on time but still want to experience the Santos Tour Down Under in style? Have the opportunity to join in the fun at the exclusive VIP hospitality stand for the first day’s racing.

People’s Choice Classic VIP Hospitality, Sunday 19 January: Watch the curtain raiser to the Santos Tour Down Under from the Club Tour viewing platform. With great catering and refreshments, there will be no jostling for position as you enjoy the very best view of the race.
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BRONZE CLUB TOUR, Stage 6 VIP Hospitality, Sunday 26 January: $360.00

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Short on time but still want to experience the Santos Tour Down Under in style? Have the opportunity to join in the fun at the exclusive VIP hospitality stand for the final day’s racing.
Stage 6 VIP Hospitality, Sunday 26 January: Enjoy the last day of the Santos Tour Down Under racing in style on the Club Tour viewing platform. Fully catered and located on the start/finish straight, watch the crowds gather and cheer on your cycling heroes.
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LEGENDS’ NIGHT DINNER, 25 January 2014: $250.00

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The Santos Tour Down Under rolls out the red carpet and gives cycling fans the chance to glam up, celebrate and see cycling champions honoured. The Legends’ Night Dinner has become a cycling social institution, honouring the world’s cycling greats. In 2013, hundreds of fans dined as we honoured five-time Tour de France winner, Bernard Hinault, UCI Road Race World Champion Philippe Gilbert, 2010 Tour de France winner Andy Schleck and Australia’s golden girl of the track, Anna Meares.

*Attendees under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

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RESERVATION FORM FOR 2014 TOUR DOWN UNDER

Payment by Credit Card

If paying by bank deposit or cheque see below

NOTE: Please place number of persons attending in box below

2014 TDU Bupa Challenge Long Weekend Trip Deposit ($1000pp)
2014 TDU Long Weekend Trip Single Supplement ($510pp)
One Night’s Accommodation Pre-Trip, Wednesday,22nd January ($350 per room)
One Night’s Accommodation Post-Trip, Sunday, 26th January ($350 per room)
AUD $360pp – BRONZE CLUB TOUR, People’s Choice Classic VIP Hospitality, Sunday 19 Jan.
AUD $360pp – BRONZE CLUB TOUR, Stage 6 VIP Hospitality, Sunday 26 January
AUD $250pp – LEGENDS’ NIGHT DINNER
BUPA CHALLENGE TOUR – Unley to Victor Harbor, 154.5km: $145.00
BUPA CHALLENGE TOUR – Meadows to Victor Harbor, 112.5km: $145.00
BUPA CHALLENGE TOUR – Mount Compass to Victor Harbor, 75.5km: $120.00
BUPA CHALLENGE TOUR – Yankalilla to Victor Harbor, 33km: $100.00
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  • * We charge for our trips in Australian Dollars (AUD) and prices shown in other currencies are only approximate. We advise that you check the exchange rate before booking.

If you have any further enquiries please email us at tours@bikestyletours.com

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If you wish to pay by Bank Deposit or Cheque please tick the box below to go to our Bank Details

Prior to paying a deposit it is advisable to confirm a place is available by sending an email to our Office Manager Michelle Knibbs, michelle@bikestyletours.com or telephone our office on 1300 882494.

Tick the box to accept the Bikestyle Tours Waiver and Reservation Conditions. If renting a bicycle you also agree to our Bicycle rental Conditions

  • By paying a deposit you are deemed to have accepted our Waiver and Reservation Conditions. If you have any further enquiries please email us at tours@bikestyletours.com.
  • Don’t forget it is a requirement of Bikestyle Tours that you have Travel Insurance for your trip.Purchase your Travel Insurance here.
  • * We charge for our trips in Australian Dollars (AUD) and prices shown in other currencies are only approximate. We advise that you check the exchange rate before booking.

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