Santos Tour Down Under 2013

2013 Santos Tour Down Under

The 2013 Santos Tour Down Under will begin with the Down Under Classic on Sunday, January 20, followed by the six stages of the Santos Tour Down Under from Tuesday, January 22 to Sunday, January 27, 2013.

Bikestyle Tours is again proud to announce we are Official Tour Operators for the Santos Tour Down Under in 2013.
You can expect our usual good service, great rides and relaxed atmosphere. Of course we will be once again staying at race HQ, the Adelaide Hilton.

Competitors and Spectators of the 2013 Santos Tour Down Under will visit the Adelaide Hills, the Fleurieu Peninsula and the Barossa before a gruelling finish at the top of Old Willunga Hill in the penultimate stage.
A new stage route and grass start are just two exciting new components of the 2013 Santos Tour Down Under. The new race routes revealed a stage start in Mt Barker for the first time, while Rostrevor will host its inaugural stage finish.

The first stop on the world cycling calendar, the Santos Tour Down Under kicks off the cycling year in exhilarating style. The Santos Tour Down Under was first held in 1999 and has grown year on year to become the biggest cycling race in the southern hemisphere. The week-long event brings the top World Tour professional cycling teams to race on the streets of Adelaide and regional South Australia each January. Up for grabs are important UCI World Tour points and the Santos Tour Down Under Ochre Leaders Jersey.

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See our 2013 Trip details below:

2013 Santos Tour Down Under 8 Day Trip

The full TDU experience. Our popular 8 day fully supported trip staying at Race HQ, The Adelaide Hilton.

TRIP DETAILS:
Duration: 8 days (7 nights)
Dates: Sunday 20 – Sunday 27 January 2013
Start-Finish: Adelaide
Accommodation: Hilton Hotel‎
TRIP COST: $A3250
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $A1290
Optional Extras

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Bupa Challenge Tour Long Weekend

Short on time? Our 3 night trip based at the Adelaide Hilton with optional ride in the Bupa Challenge Tour.

TRIP DETAILS:
Duration: 4 days (3 nights)
Dates: Thursday 24 – Sunday 27 January 2013
Start-Finish: Adelaide
Accommodation: Hilton Hotel‎
TRIP COST: $A1750
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $490
Optional Extras

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All trips will again be staying at Race Headquarters, The Adelaide Hilton!

Also situated directly in front of our hotel is the Adelaide City Council Tour Village. This is where the teams make their base for the week. It is a hive of activity. Each night be sure to watch the genius of the mechanics at work, catch a glimpse of the riders as they finish for the day (don’t forget your autograph book!), catch-up on all the race results, buy your official race merchandise and take a look at the trade displays.

With teams returning each day to the Hilton Adelaide, the Village is a focal point for the event incorporating the following aspects:

  • The team mechanics’ preparation area
  • A base for the team support cars
  • Event update information
  • Refreshment areas
  • The idea behind the Village is to provide a hub for the event and the opportunity for enthusiasts and novices alike to feel some firsthand involvement in the event.

Interested in Club Tour or Legends Dinner? Check out what’s available here: Optional Extras

2013 Santos Tour Down Under Stages are:

  • Sunday 20 January – People’s Choice Classic – Rymill Park, Adelaide (51km)
  • Monday 21 January – Rest day
  • Tuesday 22 January – Stage 1 – Prospect to Lobethal (135km)
  • Wednesday 23 January – Stage 2 – Mt Barker to Rostrevor (116.5km)
  • Thursday 24 January – Stage 3 – Unley to Stirling (139km)
  • Friday 25 January – Bupa Stage 4 – Modbury to Tanunda (126.5km)
  • Saturday 26 January – Jayco Stage 5 – McLaren Vale to Old Willunga Hill (151.5km)
  • Sunday 27 January – Stage 6 – Elder Park, Adelaide (90km)
  • Some Comments from previous trips:

    Hi Lawrie,
    TDU was great! In some aspects I enjoyed it more than TdF.
    I am already trying to line up some of the TdF riders for the TDU 2011, esp as I’ve already been given the nod for next year from my boss at home! Ha ha!
    Thanks for the effort you all put in, it shows in the way things went so smoothly during the week. Steve and John esp went out of their way to make it such an enjoyable week, what a godsend all that local knowledge is! Thanks and see you in 2011.
    gary.

    Lawrie Hi,
    Thanks for a great week; your team’s support and no fuss attitude was exceptional.
    A totally enjoyable week in every respect which I hope I can repeat in Adelaide in years to come;
    plus learning a few things to improve my cycling which was a bonus. Yes I was going to let the dust settle a little before I asked if there were any ok photos to download!
    regards
    Glenb

    Hi Lawrie,
    Thank you for a great trip. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, as usual, with the group and always good to catch up with others who we have met before.
    We thought all your staff were such a great bunch and really enjoyed their company so please thank them for us.
    Look forward to the photos.
    Regards,
    Kathy

     

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