Thursday, 10 Jan 2019
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Hahndorf hosts the start of the Santos Women's Tour Down Under with the opening stage weaving through the Adelaide Hills to Birdwood.
Departing the popular township of Hahndorf, the peloton makes its way north towards Balhannah and Woodside. They then complete a large loop of the towns of Lobethal, Gumeracha (Intermediate Sprint point), Forreston, Birdwood, Mount Torrens and Charleston before deviating towards Mount Crawford the second time around. From here, the riders travel into Mount Pleasant before a sprint finish into Birdwood
Subaru Queen of the Mountain 1: Lucky Hit Climb, Martin Hill Road, Forreston (40.8km; Category 3)
Subaru Queen of the Mountain 2: Ngangkiparinga Climb, Graeber Road, Charleston (63.9km; Category 2)
Subaru Queen of the Mountain 3: Lucky Hit Climb, Martin Hill Road, Forreston (84.1km; Category 3)
Intermediate Sprints: Torrens Valley Road, Gumeracha (near Gumeracha Oval)
San Remo Pasta Feed Zone: Main Street, Lobethal (near Lobethal Bakery)
We thank host councils Mount Barker District Council and Adelaide Hills Council for hosting Stage 1 and their invaluable contribution to the Santos Women's Tour Down Under.
Things to see and do on Stage 1 of the Santos Women's Tour
You'll love the food and wine on offer in McLaren Vale
McLaren Vale is famous for wine. Less than an hour from Adelaide, it has more than 60 cellar doors and breweries, producing great Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and craft beer. It's a great starting point for a scenic drive through the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Enjoy the Adelaide Hills
Explore the land of the long lunch, with some of Australia's best cool-climate wines, food and produce from nature's top shelf. There are more than 60 cellar doors dotten through vineyards and fruit orchards. The cool climate and good rainfall makes it perfect for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.
Santos Festival of Cycling
Get your legs moving and take part in one of the many participation rides on offer at the TDU; the Bupa Challenge Tour, Norton Summit Time Trial, Bupa family ride or Bupa mini tour for kids. If it's relaxation you're after, try out Platinum Club Tour or Ladies Day on Tour, or dress to impress at the Legends' Night Dinner. Check out the nine-day festival of cycling calendar and plan your week at the TDU.