Getting to the race

The beauty of travelling around South Australia? It's extremely accessible and you can travel from the beach to the hills under an hour! From the Adelaide CBD, our race starts are only a short drive, bus ride or bike ride away:

  • Ride
  • Spectator Bus
  • Drive
  • Taxi or Uber


Get to the race start:

28.7km (approximately 2 hours 12 minutes)

Get to the race finish from Adelaide CBD:

13.1km (approximately 48 minutes)

Get to the race finish from Hahndorf:

30.9km (approximately 1 hour 56 minutes)

Did you know you can watch the race from anywhere along the race route? Just find a suitable spot and enjoy the action!

Friday, 12th January 2024 Women's Ziptrak Stage 1 Itinerary

Start the day…

Begin the day exploring the oldest surviving German settlement in Australia, Hahndorf. The charming heritage listed town is only a 25 minute drive from the Adelaide CBD and is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike. 

There are endless options for those who need a morning coffee fix. Try Kaffehaus & Fine Foods, Roots & Reasons or Same But Different Café just to name a few.

Wander down the leafy main road and immerse yourself in the artisan village before watching the first race of the Santos Tour Down Under kick off. Ziptrak women’s stage 1 will start around 11:10am.

Chase the peloton…

Once the race has started, weave your way through the Adelaide Hills up to Woodside where the sprinters will be lining up for the second Ziptrak sprint of the day which will happen around 12:37pm.

While you’re there, you might like to get a fresh pastry or pasty from the Lobethal Bakery in Woodside or pop into Barristers Block Wines for a quick taste of the finest drop or linger longer and indulge in a grazing platter.

If time permits, continue on your adventure to Melba's Chocolate Factory, a paradise for chocolate lovers. Discover the secrets behind crafting delectable chocolates, observe the manufacturing process, and, of course, indulge in an array of mouth-watering treats.

From here it’s time to make your way to the finish line in Campbelltown. The race will finish at approximately 1:52pm.

Settle in…

If you’d like to settle in for the day, Hahndorf is the place to do it. You’ll have the opportunity to see the peloton twice before they continue racing to Campbelltown.

There are over one hundred shops to explore in Hahndorf ranging from toys, antiques, books, clothing, shoes, minerals, cuckoo clocks, hand-crafted leather wares, natural beauty products and gift ware, right through to butchers, bakers and candle makers!

Enjoy a traditional German feast at the Hahndorf Inn and wander through beautiful galleries like the Hahndorf Academy which is based in a charming 150-year-old building.

Pick your own strawberries from the iconic Beerenberg Farm, taste Udder Delight's award-winning cheeses at Grunthal Brewery, or venture in to one of the many cellar doors including The Lane Vineyard and Hahndorf Hill Winery.

For a sweet treat, be sure to pop into South Australia’s iconic FruChocs Shop or the German Cake Shop.

Keep exploring…

Being in the Adelaide Hills provides an abundance of things to do. Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of the hills is Ambleside Distillers where you can indulge in a guided tour that takes you through the art of crafting spirits or sample their finest concoctions and let your senses dance with delight.

Head into Gumeracha and visit the Big Rocking Horse which stands at 18 metres high. Then visit the seven-acre animal park where, among other things, kangaroos and wallabies can be hand-fed. Relax and enjoy a meal or coffee in the child-friendly cafe, outdoor patio or shaded picnic area.

If you’re a wine enthusiast, head to Sidewood Estate and immerse yourself in a wine tasting experience that showcases the winery's mastery in creating exceptional cool-climate wines. From crisp whites to bold reds, Sidewood Estate will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the art of winemaking.

And of course, you can’t forget Gorge Wildlife Park, where nature comes alive. Encounter a fascinating variety of native Australian wildlife up close and personal. From cuddly koalas to playful kangaroos, you'll have the opportunity to interact with these incredible creatures and learn about their habitats and conservation efforts. 

Want to immerse yourself in nature after the race? Visit the picturesque Thorndon Park which has everything you’ll need for a family day out. Explore the parks facilities including amazing walking trails around the reservoir and through the wetlands. A brand-new all-inclusive play space is the star of the park featuring a 7m high heron slide, flying fox, sand and water play and many more features to keep the kids entertained for hours.

If you have a passion of hiking, you can’t visit Adelaide without exploring the Linear Park Trail. Lined with River Red Gums and reed beds, the trail is an oasis in the city and suburbs. Beginning in the foothills of Athelstone, Linear Park follows the River Torrens for 32kms to the river mouth at West Beach

To satisfy your hunger explore the Flavours of Campbelltown Food Trail. The award-winning Food Trail shines a spotlight on Campbelltown’s vibrant multicultural community, from large well-known businesses to hidden gems.

Stay the night…

From cosy B&B’s to luxury villas, Hahndorf has a great range of accommodation. From a romantic retreat like The Nest to a quite and comfortable stay at the Hahndorf Lodge, explore accommodation options in the Adelaide Hills:

Explore more of the Adelaide Hills region

The Adelaide Hills is home to some of the best local wines, food and produce and it is one of the most accessible regions for cyclists

Things to see and do in the Adelaide Hills
The Adelaide Hills is home to some of the best local wines, food and produce and it is one of the most accessible regions for cyclists


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