11 Dec 2023

The Best Free Things to Do at the City of Adelaide Tour Village

At the heart of the Santos Tour Down Under lies the City of Adelaide Tour Village, a free and vibrant space that offers an array of activities for cycling enthusiasts and families alike. 

In this article, we'll explore the best free things to do at the Tour Village, ensuring you make the most of this festival of cycling. 

Explore the Largest Bike Expo in Australia

The City of Adelaide Tour Village boasts the largest Bike Expo in Australia, providing a haven for cycling enthusiasts.  
Immerse yourself in the world of bikes, gear and cutting-edge technology. From the latest models to innovative accessories, this expo is a must-visit for anyone passionate about cycling.  

Listen to Talking Tour

Talking Tour, a live panel chat hosted by the insightful Matt Keenan, will feature ex-pro cyclist guests and even a Santos Tour Down Under cyclist straight from the peloton to give a rundown on excitement from within the pack.   

Gain unique perspectives on the sport and get insider information about the racing in the Santos Tour Down Under.  

Explore the Team Zone

Step into the world of elite international riders by visiting the Team Zone. See mechanics at work as they fine-tune the bikes that will navigate each Santos Tour Down Under stage.  

Open from 3pm – 7pm daily, it’s your chance to meet and greet cycling superstars, snap photos and maybe even get an autograph. 

The Team Zone offers an up-close and personal encounter with heroes of the cycling world, all without spending a dollar. 

Explore the BIA Sustainability Market

For eco-conscious enthusiasts, the BIA Sustainability Market is a must-visit. Discover leading Australian sustainable bicycle product makers who are making a positive impact on the planet.  

From eco-friendly accessories to innovative green technologies, this market showcases products that align with the principles of environmental responsibility. Learn about and support brands that are committed to both quality and sustainability. 

Join a group ride

We’ve partnered with AusCycling on a new series of group rides set to explore Adelaide and regional South Australia. 

Multiple rides will leave from the City of Adelaide Tour Village in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga each morning, with Santos Tour Down Under partner giveaways and optional hill challenges on select routes.  

Ride options include a long ride of generally between 70 and 90 kilometres, short rides extending from 25 to 50 kilometres and a third option which takes the group to the excitement of the start line for this WorldTour race. 

Explore the Kids Zone

Calling all families! Our dedicated Kid Zone is brimming with free activities for kids of all ages.  

Write a letter to a cycling pro with our Singapore Airlines Peloton Post, play a giant game of Guess the Rider or grab a paintbrush and help us to finish our mural painting. 

We also have a 'Follow the Ochre Trail' show bag and treasure map which kids can collect from our info booth to ensure they don't miss any of the fun activations or giveaways throughout the Tour Village.  

From interactive games to cycling-themed crafts, this zone ensures the little ones have a blast. 

Wander and Discover More

Lastly, take some time to wander through the City of Adelaide Tour Village. With various activations and entertainment scattered throughout, you’re bound to stumble across something that will pique your interest.
Pedal into the heart of the action and make the most of the Santos Tour Down Under's free offerings at the bustling City of Adelaide Tour Village. See you there!  


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