Tour Down Under rides into the Fleurieu Peninsula!

Posted: 14 January 2017/ Prepared by: Miranda Lang


Undoubtedly one of South Australia’s biggest events is about to get underway from 14 – 22 January 2017.

It is going to be a busy week and not just for the cycling enthusiasts but for regional communities that will benefit from having parts of the TDU staged in their area.

There is so much to see do and the Tour Village in Adelaide is a great place to visit and get information on what each day will entail.

The Fleurieu Peninsula is fortunate to be hosting 2 stages of the TDU. Perfect to pack up the family and head out to the region and take in the fun festivities.


To help you in your planning, here is a bit of an overview on the different stages, in particular on Thursday January 19th and Saturday January 21.

Information taken from


People’s Choice Classic

Sunday January 15

The People's Choice Classic is the perfect opportunity to see the world's best cyclists test their skills in the East End of Adelaide.

Held on the streets of Adelaide, the closed-circuit road race is a preview to the Santos Tour Down Under and sets the tone for the week ahead. 

Podium presentations and a post-race FREE CONCERT featuring DJ Havana Brown will be held in Park 15 (Ityamai Itpina) on the oval closest to Dequetteville Terrace.


Hostworks Stage 1

Tuesday January 17

Metropolitan Unley is the setting for the start of Hostworks Stage 1.

The riders will head through the heart of the city of Adelaide and out to the Barossa, taking in scenic views of pastures and vineyards on their way to the finish arch in Lyndoch.

Connections Stage 2

Wednesday January 18

The Adelaide Hills town of Stirling is the setting for the start of Staging Connections Stage 2 of the Santos Tour Down Under.

The peloton will sweep through Stirling five times before setting off through the Adelaide Hills. A sharp descent on Norton Summit and the KOM climb up Torrens Hill Road are sure to split the group and provide a thrilling finish into Paracombe.


Hansgrohe Stage 3

Thursday January 19

The beachside suburb of Glenelg will be in the spotlight for this varied stage which will see the peloton travel through the Fleurieu Peninsula and McLaren Vale wine region.

The riders will take on Sellicks Hill for the Subaru King of the Mountain points before the finishing circuit around Victor Harbor.

Bupa Challenge Stage 4

Friday January 20

Cycling enthusiasts will put their skills to the test from Norwood to Campbelltown on the Bupa Challenge Tour just hours before the professionals tackle the stage. 

Riders will take on Checker Hill for the Subaru King of the Mountain before looping around Birdwood, Springton and Mt Torrens before finishing in Campbelltown.

Recreational cyclists and fans of all ages will cheer on the cyclists along Maryvale Road at the stage finish.


Bike Exchange Stage 5

Saturday January 21

Bike Exchange Stage 5 is a favourite for the spectators and heralded as the Queen Stage of the Santos Tour Down Under. 

The day starts in McLaren Vale, famous for its winemaking. The town is always in party mode during the race, with the peloton headed for the iconic Willunga Hill.

Fans flock to the side of the road to cheer on their heroes in what is often the deciding stage of the Santos Tour Down Under.


Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6

Sunday January 22

The final stage of the Santos Tour Down Under in 2017 will see the peloton race through the streets of Adelaide on this fast-paced 4.5km circuit.

Touching the tip of the Tour Village and starting and finishing by Elder Park next to the banks of the River Torrens, there are plenty of great vantage points to catch the riders fly past. 

Make sure you are there roadside as the first winner for the 2017 UCI WorldTour season is crowned.



Start planning

To make the most of your visit to the region, here are some resources to help you with your visit.

Where to stay, there are a number of accommodation options available throughout the region.

Things to do, from visits to art galleries, to family fun activities there are a number of adventure attractions suitable for everyone.

Eat & Drink, there are plenty of family friendly cellar doors, restaurants and bakeries that offer a variety of healthy options.


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Contact us for information & bookings

Five Visitor Information Centres are spread across the Fleurieu Peninsula. Each has a dedicated team of locals and resources to support you during your stay.

For assistance in booking your trip, planning details for your visit, or to see what is happening in the region during your stay, the Visitor Information Centres are there to service you, the customer.


General Enquiries

Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism Regional Office
6 George Main Road, Victor Harbor SA 5211 (appointments only)

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