Tour Down Under

The Santos Tour Down Under is the first race of the cycling year and will take place 17-25 January, 2015. It began its trek to one of the most popular races in the southern hemisphere in 1999. Over seven days, this cycling race challenges the world's top teams through diverse terrain ranging from the streets of Adelaide throughout South Australia's countryside.

Club Tour Packages

If you're looking for a way to enjoy watching the Tour Down Under, there are many packages available that will help you get involved. Some packages include coach transfers that will take you on each stage of the race from the beginning to the end while you enjoy the beautiful Australian countryside.

 

Club Tour options are also available, which provide participants with VIP trackside viewing, catered meals, a merchandise pack, and prizes. There are flexible packages that include the whole week, the opening weekend, the closing weekend, and breakfast on the final day.

 

Helicopter Tours

Another way to enjoy the race is from up high in the air. Helicopter tours are available allowing you to get a vantage point like no other. Fly high above the race and see the cyclists as they bend around curves and race toward the finish line.

 

Spectator Safety

Watching a cycling race is exciting, but certain precautions are necessary to protect both the cyclists and the spectators:

 

  • Stay well off the roads.
  • Don't obstruct rider vision.
  • Don't touch riders or bicycles.
  • Don't place anything in the road.
  • Don't leave prams along the road.
  • Watch children and prams closely.
  • Pets should be leashed and off the road.
  • Remove all rubbish upon leaving.
  • Wear sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.

 

Accommodation in Adelaide

Whether you plan to stay in Adelaide before or after the Tour Down Under, or plan to attend the weekends at the start and finish and then stay in Adelaide in between, holiday rentals are a great option. No matter the size of your group, you can find a holiday rental in the city of Adelaide that is the right size and will give you the room and comfort needed for a relaxing holiday.

 

For Australian cycling enthusiasts, the Tour Down Under is an exciting event that rivals some of the more famous cycling tours without the need to travel across the globe. The 2015 Santos Tour Down Under brings some of the world's best cycling teams to a challenging race course over the beautiful Australian country. It is sure to be a thriller.

 

Note: All dates & information in the above article were correct as of August 25th 2014.

Photo courtesy of Stefan Karpiniec

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