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Santos Tour Down Under - Official Travel Specialists

Want something different - VeloRoo's Gravel Tour Adventure

Experience the Santos Tour Down Under - like never before!

Grab your gravel bike and discover the roads less travelled

AUD $2950 Full package price
9 days Duration
Level

1 Roo:
I’m relatively fit and comfortable on the bike and happiest on mild gradients or the flat.

2 Roo’s:
I regularly ride for fitness, dry days I ride to work, and weekend fun with friends. I enjoy an active healthy lifestyle and occasional physical challenges.

3 Roo’s:
Fitness and health is my life. I ride regularly on a weekly basis with mates and am comfortable with rides of around 4 hours at a relatively strong pace.

4 Roo’s:
I ride on average 250 + k’s a week and enjoy a 100k rides on the weekends. I love to train, improve, and sometimes challenge amongst my friends.

5 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.

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Tour Statistics

60km Av. daily distance
2 3 4
  • As an Official Santos Tour Down Under Travel Specialist – see the best of the Santos Tour Down Under on VeloRoo’s guided and supported Gravel Tour.

    You will enjoy being track side for each and every stage of the Women’s and Men’s tour over 9 action packed days. And the best bit – is the variety. Some days will offer multiple passes by the peloton, others will have start line, finish line locations and even some stages with VIP access!

    Inspired by the iconic Italian classic Strade Bianche, we felt it was high time to experience some of Adelaide’s awesome lesser known gravel roads and spectacular scenery and enjoy the action packed Santos Tour Down Under!

    The VéloRoo STDU Gravel Tour is scaled for enjoyment , challenge and adventure on beautiful gravel back roads intersecting the races at key points to capture the excitement of being live on the Tour Down Under stages.

    Our gravel pace is not to race but to embrace the joy of the ride. We call this the Straya Bianche spirit.

    Our courses have been designed to suit gravel riders of all abilities. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns about your riding level.

    Our tour allows you the flexibility to choose your own accommodation. Many people prefer to stay in an AirBnB house for the week so you have all the comforts and flexibility of home (kitchen / washing machine / space!)  or you may choose one of the many Adelaide CBD hotels.

    If you have any questions about the tour please contact us

    • 9 days live at all of the Santos Tour Down Under Women’s and Men’s Stages
    • 9 days of guided and supported gravel rides
    • Transfers required for the rides in a private airconditioned bus
    • VIP viewing access for some of the stages
    • Pre-ride coffees
    • 8 lunches

    If you have any questions at all about the tour please contact us

  • There are a few final details still to be confirmed (we are waiting for confirmation from the TDU organisers on some aspects) but this itinerary gives you a fantastic overview of a great week of cycling action and adventure with VeloRoo.

    As a Santos Tour Down Under Official Travel Specialist we will have VIP access viewing at some of the Men’s tour stages. We will post details in the next few weeks on specifics, as soon as we received final details from the TDU event organisers.

    • Saturday 14th January 2023 - Schwalbe Classic

      Santos Tour Down Under

      Ride – approx 50km

      Where better to begin our Santos Tour Down Under experience than a ride along Adelaide’s beautiful beach front. Our classic route takes in all the highlights from Henley down to Brighton, but with a twist! Expect back roads, bike ways and anything in between!

      You have the day to explore Adelaide and The Santos Tour Down Under Village and get ready for this evening’s Schwalbe Classic. This is first time you will get to see both the Women & Men in action.

    • Sunday 15th January 2023 - Women's Stage 1 : Glenelg - Aldinga

      Ride – approx 50km

      Where better to start our Santos TDU than in South Australia’s spectacular McLaren Vale wine region.

      We will transfer to McLaren Vale in our air-conditioned minibus. After we have enjoyed a preride coffee, we will head out amongst the vineyards, exploring some of this fine region that is often missed.

      We will intersect the stage at a key point for maximum viewing in the pretty town of McLaren Vale. Lunch will be out on stage. Relax and watch the best women racers in the world compete for first stage honours!

      Beat the afternoon heat in our private airconditoned mini-bus return to Adelaide. What a day!

    • Monday 16th January 2023 - Women's Stage 2 : Birdwood - Uraidla

      Ride – approx 50km

      From yesterdays iconic McLaren Vale to another of South Australia’s most picturesque regions, the incredible Adelaide Hills.

      Favourably regarded as one of Australia’s best road cycling playgrounds, the little known gravel is, we think a bit better! You will enjoy a fabulous day of discovery and adventure in the Adelaide Hills.

      If you don’t get too distracted by the incredible scenery, we will intersect the route to watch the Women fly by, before making our way to the finish in pretty Uraidla, which as history has shown always offers an exciting finish!

    • Tuesday 17th January 2023 - Women's Stage 3 : Adelaide - Campbelltown & Men's Prologue

      Ride – approx 70km

      Whats better than one day riding throughout the wonderful Adelaide Hills? Thats right … 2 days! Different area, different adventures and different bakeries!

      Like the Womens Pro Tour Peloton, our big challenge today will be the famed Corkscrew Road, which we will have a go at before they too face the Corkscrew. But it’s not all about the Corkscrew, we have some more incredible  corners of the Adelaide Hills to discover!

      It will be a big day both on and off the saddle today, where you can expect gravel, bike path, back streets and anything in between will make today a ride full of adventure and fun.

      We will be back in time to watch the Santos Tour Down Under Men’s City Prologue around the picturesque gardens of the River Torrens.

    • Wednesday 18th January 2023 - Men's Stage 1 : Tanunda

      Santos Tour Down Under Men’s Stage 1 : Tanunda

      Today we head to the world renowned Barossa Valley.

      Ride details to be confirmed asap.

       

    • Thursday 19th January 2023 - Men's Stage 2 : Brighton to Victor Harbour

      Santos Tour Down Under Men’s Stage 2 : Brighton to Victor Harbour

      Ride details to be confirmed asap.

       

    • Friday 20th January 2023 - Men's Stage 3 : Norwood to Campbelltown

      Santos Tour Down Under Men’s Stage 3 : Norwood to Campbelltown

      Ride details to be confirmed asap.

       

    • Saturday 21st January 2023 - Men's Stage 4 : Port Willunga to Willunga

      Santos Tour Down Under Men’s Stage 4 : Port Willunga to Willunga

      Ride details to be confirmed asap.

       

       

    • Sunday 22nd January 2023 - Men's Stage 5 : Unley to Mt Lofty

      Santos Tour Down Under Men’s Stage 5 : Unley to Mt Lofty

      Ride details to be confirmed asap.

       

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Santos Tour Down Under Gravel Cycling Tour

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Santos Tour Down Under Gravel Cycling Tour

A word from our clients

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Awesome experience.... opportunity to climb the iconic TDF mountains! Outstanding...The guides, the SAG support and even capturing the experience with photos and videos of the day put together nicely with music provided daily by VELOROO! The tour is operated and run by Steve and Julia (husband and wife) and assisted by Neil Martin, retired professional bicyclist. They are there the entire time to cater to your needs. It was a great opportunity to ride besides Neil and ask / interview him about his vast experiences. All you have to do is show up! They provide the bike, kit ( they laundry your kit every day!). Will definitely sign up for their Italy Tour. Thank you Steve, Julia and Neil!Took Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Challenge in Oct 2019
Live, laugh, ride ... et manger. I love to ride, I love to laugh and I love to eat. This was a week of living!! Every ride was spectacular. The scenery was amazing. Julia and Steve assisted in an awesome week of experiencing all the magnificent aspects of riding in France. Their local knowledge made the difference to ensure we had an exceptional experience. Merci beaucoup mes amis!Took South of France Cycling Tour in July 2017