DAY 1 WEDNESDAY 20TH JANUARY
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 12:30pm.
Distance: 50km. Climbing: 500m
Welcome Aperitif: 5pm
Accommodation: Adelaide City Centre, King William street – 4 or 5 Star Hotel options
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 choose to stay a night prior at our team hotel. We’ll assist in building up your bike then head out for a ride.
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.
Our Ride: Orientation Ride, Mountain and Waterfall Loop: 50km – 500m climbing
Ride starts 12.30pm. A favourite loop ride of ours, to get the legs and lungs working for the days ahead on our Adelaide Hills Scenic Lookout and Waterfall loop. You’ll get your bearings from one of our great “secret lookouts”, you’ll enjoy 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 Bike Expo, 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 shortish today, has a couple of punchy little climbs to get you into the spirit of the Santos Tour Down Under. We’ll be out for a few hours including a visit to the City of Adelaide Tour Village.
TDU Race: No Race Today – Get ready for tomorrow mornings early race start.
Après Bike: Welcome Aperitif
Meet in Hotel Lobby, we’ll head out for an informal welcome aperitif (non-inclusion) at one of our favourite locations only a short walk away. Our welcome aperitif, is a great way to meet up with other guests, staff and talk about the exciting week of the Santos Tour Down Under ahead.
Adelaide City Centre, King William street – 4 or 5 Star Hotel depending on your booking selection.