Want different? Experience the TDU with a complete change of scenery!
Join our gravel rides out to each stage. Choose the days that fit your TDU plans.
GraVeloRoo Day Rides Overview
1 Roo: I’m relatively fit and comfortable on the bike and happiest on mild gradients or the flat.
2 Roo’s: Fitness and health is my life. I ride regularly on a weekly basis with friends and on weekends I’m not daunted by rides of up to 5 hours for a few days back to back.
3 Roo’s: Riding is my life! I’m not interested in racing, I don’t need to prove anything to anyone. I love the challenge and the idea of where my legs and bike can take me. My friends and I are always looking for the next cycling adventure. Want to know more about the VéloRoo Roo levels?
Experience the Santos Tour Down Under like never before with GraVeloRoo! An approved Tour Down Under Travel Specialist, we’re excited to offer a unique and adventurous alternative with our gravel rides to each of the Women’s and Men’s stages.
There will be road riding sections but where ever possible we will be diverting off onto the beautiful gravel back roads allowing us the advantage of “shortcuts” that open up multiple viewing opportunities throughout the majority of race days. You won’t miss out on the energy of the peloton and the excitement of being live on Tour Down Under stages.
The GraVéloRoo Santos Tour Down Under Gravel Day Rides are scaled for enjoyment , challenge and adventure. Our gravel pace is not to race but to embrace the joy of the ride, our surroundings and meet like minded gravel riders.
Don’t miss out – we have transfers to Barossa, Willunga & Fleurieu Peninsula
Explore the glorious gravel of the Barossa, Willunga & Fleurieu Peninsula stages without worrying about logistics. Enjoy the convenience of private airconditioned minibus transfers for you and your bike. We take care of everything, ensuring you focus on the fun of the Tour Down Under.
Book the day rides to suit your cycling holiday schedule. Check our out Itinerary page for daily details.
The group numbers are limited, especially for the transfer days – so don’t miss out.
You’re in good hands
We bring over a decade of guided riding experience to ensure each day of your Tour Down Under is filled with exhilarating race action.
Our daily rides start and end at the Santos Tour Down Under Tour Village, the vibrant epicentre of all things TDU.
Join us for a truly memorable and dynamic Santos Tour Down Under experience, where the changing scenery, the exhilaration of gravel bike riding, and the thrill of live Tour Down Under action await you.
- 9 Day Rides covering all the Women’s and Men’s Santos Tour Down Under Stages
- Fully guided gravel rides – routes chosen from years of experience to offer you the best
- Support van will be at a key spot out on course so you can chill out waiting for the peloton.
- Support van will have extra water on board
- You can throw a backpack in the support van with any extras like snacks, extra clothing, even your big camera!
- Women’s Stages 1 & 3 – Return transfers for you & your bike in a private air-conditioned bus
- Men’s Stages 1, 4 & 5 – Return transfers for you & your bike in a private air-conditioned bus
- Flexibility to choose the days that suit your cycling holiday schedule
If you have any questions at all about the Gravel Day Rides please contact us
This itinerary gives you a fantastic overview of a great week of cycling action and adventure with GraVeloRoo. Some details may change slightly to accomodate road and weather conditions etc at the time. Rides can be booked individually to fit into your holiday plans.
Friday 12th January 2024 - Ziptrack Women’s Stage 1 : Hahndorf - Campbelltown
Transfers to stage then guided ride – 52km 45% Gravel with 730m elevation
Where better to begin the 2024 Santos Tour Down Under than exploring the picturesque countryside around Hahndorf.
After a transit up to Hahndorf we will take in the atmosphere of the sign on held along the historic main street.
A coffee stop before we head onto stage through undulating grazing country to watch the first 2024 sprint and QOM of the Women’s World Tour, returning to Hahndorf to see who takes out Stage 1.
We return to the Tour Village in the mini bus where the evening continues at your pace.
Saturday 13th January 2024 - Women's Stage 2 : Glenelg - Stirling
Guided Ride – 62km 20% Gravel with 1100m elevation
Today we ride from the Tour Village through Adelaide’s leafy southern suburbs before ascending in earnest to Blackwood via some tasty gravel trails.
At the top we will reward ourselves with a bakery stop where the finger buns are outrageously good. Before arriving onto the famous Stirling Loop we’ll meander through the Adelaide Hills on little known back roads, for our first pass of the Women’s peloton. Then continuing on to our designated viewing point with the VéloRoo van in the picturesque village of Stirling for the next passes until the thrilling race finish.
Our return to the Tour Village will delight as we feel the wind through our hair on our smooth wide tyred gravel bikes … life is great!
Tonight of course is the Men’s Classic in the City, so we will be back in time to catch all the action!
Sunday 14th January 2024 - Women's Stage 3 : Adelaide - Willunga
Transfers to stage then guided ride – 56km 25% Gravel with 850m elevation
Iconic Willunga. 2024 is the first time the Women’s World Tour celebrate with a hill top finish and seal the 2024 Women’s Tour Down Under Winner.
We ride through the classic McLaren Vale wine country and up to the ridge, pausing to take in the expansive views across the vines to the sea.
We continue over the range to explore some of the fabulous gravel to be found on the Kidman Trail. We’ll return to McLaren Vale in time for a coffee at a local roaster and watch the women pass.
Then it’s our turn to tackle the infamous Willunga Hill to be there in time to witness history in the making. Will the stage winner also be the winner of the 2024 Women’s Tour Down Under? It will all play out right in front of us!
We’ll roll back down to Willunga and enjoy our air conditioned transit back to the Tour Village.
Tuesday 16th January 2024 - Ziptrack Men's Stage 1 : Tanunda - Tanunda
Transfers to stage then guided ride – 56km 55% Gravel with 700m elevation
The fabled Barossa Valley is an incredible theatre for the Men’s Stage 1.
Enjoy the atmosphere of sign-on before hitting the gravel to see the peloton being waved off at the finish of the neutral start. Crossing through the vineyards we’ll be there to witness the first sprint of the Mens World Tour.
Grab a coffee in delightful Angaston before we hit more of the wonderful Barossa gravel. Passing through open farm land we arrive a the KOM point to cheer on the climbers then return to the mini bus to enjoy the last pass and the amazing speed as the peloton head to the finish line.
Like the pro’s you will enjoy the air conditioned bus transfer back to the Tour Village.
Wednesday 17th January 2024 - EFEX Men's Stage 2 : Norwood - Lobethal
Guided Ride – 72k 25% gravel with 1400m elevation
Another day of climbing we will start off on the road, taking some sneaky little back alleys though the suburbs out to Greenhill. We’ll turn onto the gravel mid way up the climb taking quite a few gravel shortcuts to make our way to the hugely atmospheric Old Norton Summit.
Once the peloton has passed, we leave the crowds for our gravel shortcut over to the punchy – for the Pro’s – 35 km Lobethal Loop. We’ll get 2 passes of the men’s peloton from the VéloRoo viewing spot before we ride back to Adelaide and it’s party atmosphere.
Thursday 18th January 2024 - Men's Stage 3 : Tea Tree Gully - Campbelltown.
Guided Ride – 96km 25% gravel with 1100m elevation
Like the Pro’s we will be hitting the KOM early into our ride. From there we will have a discovery day through the spectacular Adelaide Hills.
We won’t go too far astray though. The Gorge Road awaits. It’s not often a descent is recommended as a viewing spot, but Gorge Road is the exception! The speed of the peloton has to be seen to be believed.
The speed of the public is something else again, so we will peel off and take a much more enjoyable ‘off piste’ route back to the city!
Friday 19th January 2024 - Hahn Men's Stage 4 : Murray Bridge - Port Elliott.
Transfers to stage then guided ride – 75km 52% gravel with 950m elevation
The Fleurieu Peninsula. Soft rolling hills, deep gorges, tall timber lined back country roads, and epic racing.
There is a lot to unpack today. Depart the Tour Village in our private Mini Bus for the transit to Port Elliott, a first time finish village.
We will leave the sea-side and head up onto the Peninsular’s hills and their expansive views. You’ll discover some of the most remarkable scenery along the quiet back roads as we wander between farm houses and homesteads.
If we’re lucky we might even see a fairy penguin on our journey!
There’ll only be one viewing of the peloton today, but the ride will more than make up for it!
Saturday 20th January 2024 - About THINK! Road Safety Men's Stage 5 : Christies Beach to Willunga Hill
Transfers to stage then guided ride – 60km 35% gravel with 935m elevation
Today we transfer on our private airconditioned minibus to Willunga.
After grabbing a coffee in Willunga town we head off through the McLaren Vale vineyards. We’ll ascend the range where expansive views await to sooth the sting in your legs. Along the top of the range is simply stunning!
Descend back to McLaren Vale to watch the first pass before climbing Old Willunga Hill to claim your spot on Australia’s most famous finish.
After the stage finish we jump back into the airconditioned minibus and head back to Adelaide.
Sunday 21st January 2024 - Men's Stage 5 : Unley to Mt Lofty
Guided Ride – 69km 36% gravel with 1400m elevation
Today we will ascend into the Adelaide Hills one final time via Greenhill Road. A classic climb with it’s fabulous views back across Adelaide.
The race route is a challenging circuit in the Adelaide Hills with the peloton making multiple passes.
There will be plenty of climbing today, but as it’s the last day, like the pro’s you may as well leave it all in the hills!
Upcoming Tour Dates
Santos Tour Down Under Gravel Day Rides
- 12 - 21 January 2024Ready to book