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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:
Taxi or Uber
Get to the race start:
You'll be able to walk to the start line from the Tour Village in Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga.
Get to the race finish from Adelaide CBD:
54.7km (approximately 3 hours 33 minutes)
Did you know you can watch the race from anywhere along the race route? Just find a suitable spot and enjoy the action!
Sunday, 14th January 2024 Women's Stage 3 Itinerary: Queens Crowning
Start the day...
The final stage of the women’s race will start in the heart of the Adelaide City at the Tour Village in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga.
Begin your day in the city with breakfast at Crack Kitchen, a cafe and coffee house set in a former Bank of Adelaide building. Adelaide’s coffee scene is one of the best in Australia, so while you’re in the city get a caffeine fix from places like My Kingdom for a Horse and Exchange coffee.
Wander through the Tour Village before finding a spot on the start line to watch the women’s Stage 3 kick off at around 11:10am.
Chase the peloton...
From the city, make your way to McLaren Vale’s main strip where the race will go past at around 12:38pm. You can choose to stay here for another bite of the action at 1:37pm or make your way to Snapper Point – an iconic Santos Tour Down Under location where sprint points are earned.
Wander along the sandy white beaches of Aldinga and take in the crystal blue water before the peloton arrives at around 12:48pm. Sprint points will be on offer - awarded at the 66.8 kilometre mark - which will be at around 1:18pm.
If you’re feeling peckish by this point, head down to Pearl and grab a delicious take away meal from their kiosk or grab an ice-cream from Breeze Café and Bar.
Last by not least, make sure you get to Old Willunga Hill Road where the women will tackle the iconic Willunga Hill for the first time at WorldTour level. Find a spot along the road and cheer them up! The race is expected to finish at approximately 2:02pm.
We recommend staying in the city if you want to settle in for Stage 3. Once the race kicks off, get yourself a spot in the Tour Village: the heart and soul of the Santos Tour Down Under located in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga.
Here, there’s something for everyone from the casual onlooker to the cycling fanatic - whether it’s new bikes and technology, or simply a place to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. There will food, drink and coffee options available and most importantly, big screens showing the race, so you don’t miss any of the action.
If there are a few in your group, after the women’s peloton kicks off, book a BBQ Bouys boat for the afternoon to enjoy BBQing your lunch whilst taking a relaxing self-guided cruise on the River Torrens.
Prefer to have someone drive the boat for you? Book a Popeye Cruise to have a relaxing afternoon on the water, check their schedule to book a gin masterclass.
Then visit one of the many rooftop restaurants or bars that this end of the Adelaide City has to offer. Find vibrant, buzzing laneway bars of Peel Street or Leigh Street or head up to the 2KW rooftop restaurant and bar, for a fancy afternoon lunch or delicious cocktail - hungry or not, we never visit without ordering their famous salt and vinegar roast potatoes.
For a piece of Adelaide’s history, visit the State Library of South Australia’s Mortlock Chamber to see one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Then walk next door to the Art Gallery of South Australia, home of one of Australia’s great art collections for your culture hit.
Stay the night…
Be close to the action by staying in the Adelaide CBD at somewhere like the Oval Hotel, Ibis Hotel or for something luxurious try Eos by SkyCity, or opt for something a little quieter in North Adelaide. Whether you’re after luxury or just somewhere to crash after a busy day, you will find a range of options within walking distance.