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    Adelaide, South Australia

  • 2026 Tour Down Under:
    Official Dates: TBC

    We’ll regularly update our online information from here, and keep guests who have placed an Advanced Booking Tour deposit with us up to date, as soon as additional official information comes in from the race organisation
    January 2026 [exact dates TBC]
    January 2026 [exact dates TBC]
    January 2026 [exact dates TBC]
    January 2026 [exact dates TBC]


The Santos Tour Down Under is the first UCI Pro Tour race held each season, it’s a fabulous festival of all things cycling held in Adelaide, South Australia for a week of warm summers days in January each year.

We ride the small roads as only the locals can, in Australia’s little Europe “The Adelaide Hills”. Supported Daily Ride options vary from 45km – 120km (Optional extra km’s are available each day)

Ride through, visit and sample the famous vineyards of the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills, renowned as Australia’s best and most loved wine regions. You’ll sample Australia’s iconic beach culture as we traverse the beautiful white sand and cool blue waters of Adelaide’s stunning coastline.

You’ll be there to see all the Santos Tour Down Under race stages, including relaxing apres ride – sipping Champagne at our European style picnic at the decisive King of the Mountain Willunga Hill stage.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Adelaide soon
Warm regards, Pat, Grace Fitzpatrick and the Ride International Tours Team.


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

We have two great hotel options to suit your style and budget, a 4-star and 5-star hotel option. Our 5-star hotel option stays at the “Official Tour Down Under Host Hotel” – the Adelaide Hilton hotel, it includes daily breakfast and the hotel has a swimming pool to cool your tired legs at days end.

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 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 clean 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 restaurant – residential precinct where you can mingle with locals, sample fine South Australian: wines, beers, ciders, refreshing cool drinks, gourmet food and craft food and beverage pubs just around the corner.

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. Ride as much or a little as you like – our 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, restaurants, 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 Pro riders.

As an official travel provider again for 2026, we’ll be the first to know all the event details. Stay tuned for more details or contact us.

Places are limited Our tours sell out early each year for our Multi-Day Tours. We cap guest numbers to ensure we create quality, memorable experiences.

We encourage you to make an Advance Booking to secure your place.
A $750 [AUD] [Approx USD $500] advance booking guarantees your spot on our Multi-Day Tours at the 2026 Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide, South Australia.

Our range of Santos Tour Down Under tours are perfect for cyclists, cycling fans, non-cyclist and non-cycling partners, or people who’d like to do a bit of riding and race-watching.

We have a passionate – dedicated non-cycling guide and vehicle, so that you are not just following behind a bunch of bike riders, you’ll have your own itinerary, meet up with partners and bike riders at strategic points each day.

The cyclists in our groups can be of all experience and fitness levels and range from introductory to elite level. There’s always plenty of people of your level – our helpful, friendly and passionate “super domestique” guides-staff ride as fast or slow – as long or little as you need each day.

You are in safe hands, we are a very experienced Tour Down Under travel team. 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’re looking forward to meeting you and showing you around Adelaide and the Santos Tour Down Under in January 2026.

See you soon.

Ciao Pat and Grace Fitzpatrick and the Ride International Team

John Steffensen, Olympic Silver Medalist and host from the Australian TV network rode and chatted with our group at Santos Tour Down Under.
Pic: John chats with Dr Taka

What an experience you have given me at the Santos TDU… the organising from you was simply amazing, exact timings, transport of luggage, bikes, (especially the bike, always transported with care) food… the atmosphere, everything really – I can’t fault a thing.

Stephen B. (2019)

Grace and Pat go above and beyond to make sure you have a good time

Steph W. (2015, 2014 & 2013)NSW, Australia

Pat and Grace worked tirelessly to make sure everyone’s needs and expectations were met

S. Charlton (2015)Queensland, Australia

You took care of my wife wonderfully… I am grateful and appreciative

David S. (2016)Canada

Nothing was too much trouble, their demeanour was always cheery

Andrew S. (2014)Melbourne, Australia

Grace and Pat are remarkable. Thank you so much!

Claudia H. (2104)Canada

Thanks very much for a highly enjoyable and excellently run tour

Daren A. (2012)QLD, Australia

A big thanks to you for making my trip, as a non-rider, very memorable

L. Green (2010) New Zealand



Ride the small roads as only the locals can in Australia’s little Europe “The Adelaide Hills”.

Ride through the famous vineyards of the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills and the McLaren Vale, Australia’s most well-known wine regions. You’ll be there to see all the stages, including the finish of the exciting “King of The Mountain” Final Stage.

We have four inclusive style tours to choose from. Below are indicative itineraries. We’ll keep everyone on our advanced booking list up to date on race information, and details for our tour program:

Av Daily Distance km


Av Daily Elevation m

1250m Climbing


3.5 out of 5


*NB: The Itineraries below are a sample only, contact us for up to date details

DAY 1 – January 2026 [exact dates TBC]

ARRIVAL DAY – City Lookout, Waterfalls and TDU Village orientation loop

Pick up: Adelaide Airport
Airport pick up time: 10am – or meet at Hotel 11am
Our Arrival Day Ride: Start 1:00pm.
Distance: 40km. Climbing: 500m
TDU Race:  Women’s Race, Stirling – Stirling 105.9km
Accommodation: Adelaide City Centre, King William street

More About Our Day:

Take an early flight to the Adelaide Airport. The Ride International Tours team will be there to meet you at the airport at 10am, alternatively, we’ll meet you at 11am at our Team Hotel or we suggest staying a night prior at our team hotel and see the fast paced action of the East End Down Under Classic Race. We’ll assist in building up your bike then head out for a ride.

Non-cycling options:

Explore our immediate south-end precinct, or we have a tram stop directly in front of our hotel. Take a scenic tram ride in the direction of the Adelaide Oval, Festival Theatre, Museums, Art galleries, Rundle Mall shopping district or in the opposite direction head toward the beachside village of Glenelg, where you can take a swim, work on your tan, shop or relax on the golden sands of the beach.

Ask us for some options based on your personal interests, we have some great recommendations for Adelaide, or if you prefer more active adventures, we have some great suggestions for walk, hikes and running routes straight from our hotels, ask us how.

Our Ride: Scenic Mountain View Point – Waterfall Loop: 40km – 500m climbing

Ride starts 12.30pm. A short warm-up ride to get the legs working on our Adelaide Hills Scenic Lookout and Waterfalls loop. You’ll get your bearings from a great secret lookout, you’ll have unobstructed views back over Adelaide and it’s superb coastline.

We’ll traverse back through the city centre and stop by the City of Adelaide Tour Village to have a look at the largest Bike Expo in Australia, watch the team mechanics at work, or organise a test ride of the newest bikes with our friends in the village.

The ride distance although short today, has a couple of punchy little climbs to get you into the spirit of the Santos Tour Down Unders. We’ll be out for a few hours including a visit to the City of Adelaide Tour Village. We’ll be back at the hotel in time to freshen up for the evening.

 TDU Race: Women’s Race, Stirling – Stirling 105.9km

 Après Bike: Welcome Aperitif. 

6.30pm: Meet in Hotel Lobby


Our Team Hotels are located in Adelaide City Centre.


2026 Santos Tour Down Under

Secure your spot with a $750 Advanced Booking deposit.

We have multiple full-inclusion tour options to suit your travel dates and requirements, and VIP Day Tour available for the 2026 Santos Tour Down Under.

Women’s and Men’s race dates for the 2026 Santos Tour Down Under:
Event Dates: TBC

Santos Women’s Tour Down Under Dates:
Official Dates of the Women’s tour: TBC

Santos Men’s Tour Down Under Dates | Program:
Official Dates of the Men’s Tour: TBC

* Our Tour Down Under tours are very popular, we highly recommend securing your position on your preferred tour with an Advanced Booking deposit to avoid disappointment.

$495.00 AUD$750.00 AUD

Hotel Option

No hidden Credit Card fees.

Adelaide accommodation

Additional Accommodation

Contact us if you’d like additional hotel nights at our Teams Four or Five star hotels.
We stay in the heart of the central “South End” precinct of the Adelaide City Centre.

We’re conveniently located a short walk away from the Official Tour Down Under village, our location has a lovely local vibe, we’re surrounded by many great restaurants, markets, cafe’s, bars. Riding in and out of our Team Hotels each day is a breeze on our carefully curated routes.

Advance Bookings:

We open up our Advance Reservations for trips so you can book well ahead. Guarantee your position by booking up to 12 months prior.

If you’d like to organise and book your trip more than 12 months prior, contact us via email or phone, we’ll arrange everything so you can make an advanced early booking.

An advance booking, accompanied by a fully refundable $750 AUD (Australian Dollar) ensures priority booking status when the trip details are announced. Note, an advance booking is not considered final until payment is received.

Once specific trip itinerary details are finalized, we’ll contact everyone on the advance reservation list via email, we’ll include the itinerary and offer a priority booking position before opening up bookings to the wider community.

If a trip fills – as it often does in the advance bookings, we create a waiting list and then offer reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis (based on the date the advance reservation was made) once our advanced booking guest have finalised.

To cancel an advance reservation a cancellation request must be submitted in writing/ via email within 10 days of the trip details being published. The (AUD) $750 advance reservation payment will be immediately refunded for any cancellation received within this 10-day period.

Travel Insurance:

As a Ride International Tour participant, it is compulsory to have your own travel insurance. We recommend activating your travel insurance as soon as you’ve placed your booking deposit to ensure you are covered from the outset. Please ensure that your policy includes coverage for:

  • Cancellation charges
  • Medical expenses in the event of an accident or illness.
  • Baggage
  • Cycling activities and associated risks
  • Cycling equipment

We encourage each participant on our tours to contact your travel agent, and or travel insurance provider directly. Your travel insurance experts are best equipped to provide clarification, recommendations for best providers and or further information on the cover that suits your specific needs.

Final Payments:

The balance of your trip payment is due no later than 150 days prior to your trip departure date, we will forward via email your final payment invoice. You can choose to make full payment earlier if you prefer to finalise your trip payment early, contact us and we will arrange for an invoice to be sent.

What if I have to transfer, change or cancel my trip:
We understand you may not be able to go on your trip, cancel, change or transfer due to personal or medical reasons. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to transfer to another trip that has places available. If you have a question give us a call or email.

Due to the high demand, limited hotel availability and the advance payments expected by our hotels and restaurants we use, the following cancellation conditions apply to all of our trips. *Contact us for special Covid 19 policies.


150 days prior to departure 50% cancellation fee of the trip price
90 – 61 days prior to departure 75% cancellation fee of the trip price
60 days and less prior to departure 100% cancellation fee of the trip price

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