SANTOS FESTIVAL OF CYCLING ROAD RACE VANTAGE POINTS
There are plenty of epic spots for you to set up a deck chair, pull an esky and cheer on the elite as they whoosh past during the Santos Festival of Cycling road race, from Thursday 21 January to Sunday 24 January.
Feast your eyes and whip out your note pad as we take you through some of the best vantage points for each stage!
Ziptrak® Stage 1
TANUNDA MAIN STREET
Tanunda Main Street has plenty of great spots and shops for you to perch while the riders come by. While you're there, grab a coffee or something delicious to munch on from the myriad of cafes and restaurants.
WINERIES ALONG BETHANY ROAD
Wineries along Bethany Road provide the ultimate vantage point for Ziptrak® Stage 1, with the women's peloton moving past three times, and the men's going by four times.
Harvest Kitchen at Calabria Winery is not only stunning (and delicious), but is also in the perfect position to peek at the peloton!
SEPPELTSFIELD BIG SCREENS
If you want to watch the live broadcast, pull up a picnic rug and grab a glass of wine as Seppeltsfield winery shows the race on the big screen.
Keen on watching the KOM roll out? Menglers Hill is where you'll see this play out - but remember, the race is coming up the back side of Menglers for something different!
CORNER OF PARA ROAD AND HOFFMAN ROAD
While the race leaves from Seppeltsfield Winery, it's neutral zone for about 8km. The race REALLY begins on the corner of Para and Hoffman roads in the Barossa. Be amongst the action as the riders really start to go for it.
BAROSSA VALLEY WAY ONTO MURRAY STREET
Perch yourself here to watch the peloton flying past.
BikeExchange Stage 2
NATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM BIRDWOOD
Food trucks, entertainment, shade... the perfect place to watch BikeExchange 2 kick off - and then stick around and watch the race on the big screens!
ANY TOWN PUB ALONG ONKAPARINGA VALLEY ROAD
Have a beer and wait for the peloton to fly by along here.
LOBETHAL MAIN STREET
Lobethal is famous for THAT bakery... So grab a pie and pull up a pew, the peloton will be swinging by.
WOODSIDE PUB/MAIN STREET
The peloton will be pushing past.
Riders will be going past Shaw and Smith and Nepenthe wineries... Good day for a long lunch and a few wines?
Another perfect place for peloton viewing.
MEN'S RACE: CUDLEE CREEK KOM
A good place to potentially watch and see if Richie Porte will attack and stay away 'til the finish...?
Be Safe Be Seen Stage 3
MCLAREN VALE MAIN STREET
Lined with shops, the McLaren Vale main street will give you a good combo of peloton viewing and shopping!
WILLUNGA FARMERS' MARKET
Held every Saturday, grab your goodies from the market and then line the street as the peloton flies by.
WILLUNGA BEER FESTIVAL
Simultaneous festivities are going on this Saturday! Beers and bikes... Good combo much?
For an experience a little more up market, pull up a chair at the Salopian Inn and treat yo'self to some incredible food and wine while the riders fly by.
ALONG THE COASTLINE
Pretty much anywhere along the coast line between Aldinga and Willunga will not only provide you with brilliant viewing, but also a magnificent view of South Australia's stunning coastline.
SNAPPER POINT SPRINT
The legacy lives on! Snapper point sprint will be one to watch.
Going in-land? Penny's Hill will provide a delightful spot to watch the peloton go by.
Of course, the main event. The finish line at Willunga Hill will be another spectacle.