Santos Tour Down Under

Women’s and Men’s Elite Race Dates:
Sun 14th – Sun 21st January 2024.

8 Days

Sun 14th – Sun 21st January, 2024

6 Days

Tue 16th – Sun 21st January, 2024

4 Days

Thu 18th – Sun 21st January, 2024

VIP Day Tour

Sun 21st January, 2024

Self Guided – Tour Down Under

Bike hire

Bike Hire


We offer our Santos Tour Down Under guests a large range of options to suit their individual travel likes and needs. Our carefully curated Santos Tour Down Under Tours share time on and off the bike together, including Apres ride Aperitifs.

Our Santos Tour Down Under tours suit cyclists, cycling fans, non-cyclist, non-cycling partners ,or people who’d like to do a bit of riding and race watching. We have a dedicated non-cycling guide and vehicle, you’ll have your own itinerary, meet up with partners and the cycling groups at various point each day.

You’ll quickly feel at ease as you enjoy our inclusive, supportive team environment both on and off the bike. Our tour groups are a place where we all share the love and passion for cycling, and for supporting each other while we cheer on the professional Women’s and Men’s races at the Tour Down Under.

We cater for cyclists of all fitness and skill levels, no matter if you are a vastly experienced rouleur, or recently new to cycling, our friendly and very capable staff and cycling guides lead you through Adelaide’s finest cycling routes. You can ride as fast, or as slow, as long or short as you like to cycle each day of your Tour Down Under cycling vacation. We offer a minimum of three supported ride options per day: ie Long, Medium, Short, along with optional extra’s each day if you prefer to go really long each day.

Whilst on tour we offer you the option to improve your general cycling skills including cornering and descending, you’ll build your confidence, safety and efficiency on the bike too. Pat Fitzpatrick co owner of Ride International is also the go to skills coach of many of the professional cyclists racing on the World Tour.

You are in safe hands, we are an internationally experienced team who’ve been operating Tour Down Under tours for many years, plus Ride International Tours owners Pat and Grace Fitzpatrick are with you for the duration of the Santos Tour Down Under. Your Directeur Sportif Pat Fitzpatrick grew up training and racing on the roads and tracks of Adelaide and the picturesque Barossa Valley. Your co Directeur Sportif Grace Fitzpatrick studied Wine Marketing in the Barossa Valley region.

We have two great hotel options to suit your style and budget, a 4-star and 5-star hotel option, plus additional options for room upgrades to suites, penthouses, 2 bedroom family rooms, or similar as required.

At the 5-star Adelaide Hilton, you’ll stay in esteemed company, as the Official Host Hotel, it’s the same hotel as the pro riders, officials, media and cycling legends stay at for the duration of the Santos Tour Down Under. Both of our superb hotels include daily breakfast, and the Adelaide Hilton 5 star hotel has a swimming pool to cool your tired legs at days end.

Both our Santos Tour Down Under hotels are selected as they are premium cycling-friendly accommodation. Each room is spacious to cater for you, your bike and biking kit. We’re centrally located to everything for the Santos Tour Down Under. Daily cycling kit, bike wash and tune-up are included in your tour – daily massage is available upon request.

Each spacious room at our 4 star team hotel includes Kitchen and Laundry, we’re located in the centre of the vibrant South End, a lovely restaurant and residential precinct to explore where you can mingle with locals, sample fine South Australian: wines, beers, ciders, refreshing cool drinks and gourmet food.On the bike, we’ll show you the best small roads in Adelaide – en route each day we intercept the race to cheer on the pro peloton. You can ride as much or a little as you like – our team support vehicles will be there every step of the way. We’ll take in the best scenic roads, viewpoints, pause for the finest coffee, and refreshment stops.

We’ll indulge off the bike at Adelaide’s foodie hotspots, restaurant, bars and cafe’s, personally tested by us. You’ll be close to the City of Adelaide Tour Village and we’ll get you up close to the stars of the show, the Professional riders.

As an official travel provider again for 2024, we’ll be the first to know all the event details. Stay tuned for more details or contact us.

Places are limited so we can focus on quality experiences, we sell out early each year for our VIP Final Day – King Of The Mountain Tour and our Multi-Day Tours.

We encouraged you to make an Advance Booking to secure your place. A $395 payment secures your place on our VIP – KOM Final Day Tour and a $750 [AUD] [approx $500 USD] advance booking guarantees your spot on our Multi-Day Tours at the 2024 Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide, South Australia.

We’re looking forward to showing you around Adelaide, South Australia and the Santos Tour Down Under in Mid – Late January 2024.

See you soon.
Ciao Pat, Grace Fitzpatrick and the Ride International Team.

2021 Tour Down Under
TDU race start
2021 Tour Down Under

Our Spring Classics tour provides the ideal mix of “ride more – transfer less”.

The proximity of France, Belgium, Netherlands in this border region allows us to participate in the “must do” Tour of Flanders sportif and Paris – Roubaix Challenge. Plus midweek enjoy our “Belgie Training Camp”, it’s the ideal way to ride each day, recover and with plenty of time off the bike each day to explore.

You’ll have your fill of riding, plus we’ll visit the Tour of Flanders Museum, the World War II Memorial at Menin Gate “The Last Post” to honour the fallen British and Commonwealth soldiers.

We’ll see different aspects of the Spring Classics races, including stage starts, midpoints, feed stations, stage finishes, mixed with a cultural, historic, culinary and beverage experience of Belgium, Netherlands and northern France.

April is a beautiful time to visit and ride the Spring Classics. The atmosphere, passion and knowledge of the fans at the races is unrivalled, the Belgium, Netherlands and northern France fans create an electric atmosphere. We’ll show you the smaller roads, ride the iconic Spring Classic climbs, see famous monuments, picture postcard villages, beautiful cities and stay in lovely hotels.

There’s something endearing about riding a bike in Belgium, Netherlands and France, they are countries practically born and raised on two wheels. The terrain is almost purpose-built for cyclists and cycling is still regarded as each nation’s number one sport in Spring.

Each of our Spring Classics Itinerary’s provides a unique experience as the race routes change a little each year, you can count on riding many of the legendary routes made famous by the Spring and Ardennes Classics including: The Koppenberg, Kwaremont, Muur van Geraardsbergen and the Trouée d’Arenberg – Forrest of Arenberg just to name a few.

Our Spring Classics tour is led by our experienced team who’ve been hosting tours to these races for many years, we’ll get you up close and personal with the Pro riders, to experience the excitement of the incredible Spring Classics, the Tour of Flanders and Paris – Roubaix races. We know how to get the best out of your riding, Spring Classics experience, all in a safe, supported, team like environment.

This tour is perfect for passionate cyclists, cycling fans, non cyclist, non cycling partners or people who’d like to do a bit of riding and race watching. $750 (per person) reserves your spot for the 2023 Spring Classics. Come ride with us, we’re the Spring Classics experts.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Spring Classics in April.

Ciao Pat, Grace, Phil and the Team


Guide Phil

phil anderson

You’ll spend the famous race days of the Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix on a VIP experience with Phil Anderson as we follow the races in our vehicles. Champagne – gourmet picnic lunch’s included enroute during both classics.

Phil was based in Belgium for much of his early pro cycling career, he was passionate about doing well in these early season Spring Classics races, including winning the Amstel Gold Race, 2nd at the Tour of Flanders and many podium places in the one day monument races.

Our experience allows us to see the races at multiple viewing points en route, including being at the finish of the Paris – Roubaix in the velodrome.

Pat Fitzpratrick


Pat is the co founder of Ride Intenational Tours, he lives with his family half the year in Melbourne Australia – the balance of the year in Europe, based out of lovely small village 50km from Barcelona.

Riding from when he could walk, racing since the age of 7. Pat's raced a wide variety of disciplines including BMX, Motorcross, Mountainbike XC, Downhill, 4cross, plus criterium and road racing. As well as hosting cycling tours, Pat still makes time each year to skills coach the next generations of up and coming junior, masters and elite cyclists on MTB, Cyclocross and Road bikes


Mens Scott Addict 20 Disc Bike

4 Day Tour of Flanders

$70 AUD per day

Mens Scott Addict 20 Disc Bike

4 Day Paris

$70 AUD per day

Mens Scott Addict 20 Disc Bike

5 Day Belgie Training Camp

$70 AUD per day

Mens Scott Addict 20 Disc Bike

11 day Ultimate Spring Classics

$65 AUD per day


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“Both Pat and Grace have excellent people skills, they build relationships quickly, they were always well organised with itineraries or plans for the day re weather, road changes, or unexpected issues that arose. Hard work from them made our tour of two weeks a dream holiday along with all the extra drama of the biggest cycling race in the world.”

- J. & I. Aplin . Napier, New Zealand

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“Thanks very much for a highly enjoyable and excellently run tour. You and your team certainly exceeded my expectations, not only with the rides but local knowledge which helped make life simple.”

- Daren A . QLD, Australia

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“It is the small things that you guys do behind the scenes that makes all the difference. It was an amazing experience to ride in Italy and experience the Giro first hand. Thanks again and looking forward to the next tour.”

- Stephen P . QLD, Australia

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“I first met Pat and Grace on a cycling tour in Europe in 2013. Pat and Grace make the perfect team to run these types of tours, both are friendly, bubbly and outgoing in their personalities and each bring their own invaluable skills to touring with a group.”

- A. Saunders . Victoria, Australia

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“Wow, two of the greatest tour guides I know. Knowledgeable, multilingual, always helpful, a great team to handle your once in a life time tour. I’ve done at least 4 two-week cycle tours with one or both of this husband wife team. Every one has been extraordinary. You will not go wrong with one of these two as your tour coordinators.”

- Tommy. E . USA

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