Experience the vibrant food culture and the beautiful Adelaide Hills whilst we ride the stages just like the pros and catch the action of the tour up close with track side viewing under the shade of the Flight Centre Active Travel Marquee while you enjoy lunch

Event date:
17 - 24 January 2016

Package cost:
Cyclist: from HK$22,259 pp (twin share)
Spectator: from HK$20,659 pp (twin share)

Each day guests will have the opportunity to ride the challenging stages on offer so a good level of fitness is recommended. Optional rest days or shorter rides can also be offered for those who want to take it a bit easier. All riders will have a mechanical support vehicle and riding guide team throughout the tour.

If you find the thought of the ride too daunting, a spectator option is available where you will have the chance to cheer on the pros in key moments of the Tour Down Under race and experience the gorgeous Adelaide hills surroundings at their best with plenty of free time. This tour is packed with the local festival atmosphere that is the week long Santos Tour Down Under 2016.

Inclusions

  • Return economy flights to Adelaide with Cathay Pacific, excluding taxes
  • 6 nights accommodation at Crowne Plaza Adelaide
  • 1 night accommodation at Novotel Barossa Valley Resort & Spa
  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome dinner at Novotel Barossa Valley Resort & Spa
  • 4x Picnic lunches and daily nutrition packs
  • Spectacular viewing locations for each stage of Santos Tour Down Under locations including finish line viewing areas
  • Pre-Bupa Challenge pasta dinner
  • Post- Bupa Challenge after party
  • Daily rides with a fully equipped support team & vehicle & mechanical assistance
  • Bupa Challenge Ride (including start transfer where required)
  • Bupa Challenge return bus transfer and bike transport
  • Return Stage transfers each day for non-cyclists
  • Return bus transfer to Stage 5
  • Flight Centre Active Travel Cycling Jersey & Bibs (cyclist) or T-shirt (spectator)


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ITINERARY

Day 1:

On arrival into Adelaide, you will be greeted by a Flight Centre Active Travel representative and transferred by private vehicle to Crowne Plaza Adelaide for check. Once you have set up your bike, there will be an optional afternoon group ride at an easy pace. This evening is the People's Choice Classic city circuit. We will meet in the Crowne Plaza for those wishing to wander down as a group, alternatively you can make your own way there or spend the evening at your leisure.

Overnight: Crown Plaza Hotel, Adelaide.
Inclusions: Live viewing of the People's Choice Classic.


Day 2:

Today is the rest day for the pros, but not for us! We will be departing after breakfast with your overnight bag packed and your bikes loaded onto the trailer. We will head to the Adelaide Superdrome where you will have the opportunity to ride and experience the power and speed of the track on a fixed wheel bike (supplied by the Velodrome). In the afternoon we will depart the velodrome and head to South Australia's famous Barossa Valley where we will check-in at the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort & Spa. Time permitting, we will ride / drive to a couple of wineries for some wine tasting before enjoying a 2 course welcome dinner as a group at Harry's Restaurant.


Day 3:

After a leisurely breakfast we will check-out of the Novotel and depart on our bikes to follow parts of the Stage 1 course. We will stop at our trackside marquee to enjoy a picnic lunch as we watch the pros ride through. In the afternoon we will transfer back to the Crowne Plaza and you will have the evening at your leisure.

Non-riders: You will have the morning to spend at your leisure before checking out of the Novotel, followed by the opportunity to explore the local area that has plenty to offer before we join the riders at the marquee for the picnic.


Day 4:

We will depart the hotel on our bikes and ride the scenic Stage 2 of the tour and stop in Stirling where the pros will circuit past a number of times and we will be right at the finish line to capture all the action. In the afternoon we will transfer back to the Crowne Plaza and you will have the evening at your leisure.

Non-rider: We will transfer to Stirling mid-morning - the finish line location and there will be an opportunity to wander and explore the small town before joining the cyclists at the trackside marquee.
Overnight: Crown Plaza Hotel, Adelaide.
Inclusions: Hosted ride with mechanical support, Lunch, Live viewing of Stage 2.
Ride distance: approx 40-60km or Ride entire stage 2 - 132km


Day 5:

Today we depart on an early ride from our hotel to ride the Stage 3 course and to one of the most exciting climbs of the tour – King of the Mountain Corkscrew Road - a great vantage point where we will stop to watch the pros come through over a picnic lunch. In the afternoon we will take the casual ride back to the hotel where you will have time to freshen up for the Flight Centre Active Travel pasta dinner.

Non-rider: You will have the morning at leisure before meeting your transfer to take you to Corkscrew Road to meet up with the riding group and for a picnic and to watch the pros come through.
Overnight: Crown Plaza Hotel, Adelaide.
Inclusions: Hosted ride with mechanical support, Lunch, pasta dinner including guest speakers, live viewing of Stage 3.


Day 6:

The big day has arrived to take part in the Bupa Challenge Ride. Choose your distance and we'll get you to the start line where you will ride to Voctor Harbor and have time to unwind at the finish line festival and enjoy some food & drinks at the after party hosted by Flight Centre Active Travel. A transfer will take us all back to the hotel early evening for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

Non-rider: A morning transfer will pick you up from the hotel and head straight out to Victor Harbor where you will have time to explore the town and enjoy the festival atmosphere with lots on offer.
Overnight: Crown Plaza Hotel, Adelaide.
Inclusions: Bupa Challenge entry, live viewing of the Stage 4, Lunch, A/C Coach Transfers.
Ride distance: Your chosen distance in the Bupa Challenge Ride.


Day 7:

A day to rest those legs and enjoy the festival atmosphere at the Stage 5 vantage point. You will have the morning to sleep in and enjoy a lazy breakfast before our bus transfer picks you up to take you to Willunga Hill. Afternoon transfer back to the hotel and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Crown Plaza Hotel, Adelaide.
Inclusions: Live viewing of Stage 5, Return A/C coach transfers to Willunga Hill.
Ride distance: For those that still have the legs we will ride to todays stage and complete a full lap of the course, Ride home post race - Approx 100km


Day 8:

Check-out of the Crowne Plaza and if you are on an evening flight you can store your bags with the concierge and wander down to the final stage of the Santos Tour Down Under - city circuit.

 

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