Thursday, 19th January 2023 Men's Stage 2 Itinerary: Touring Seaside

Only a 24-minute drive away from the Adelaide CBD and you’ll find yourself at one of the state’s best beaches – Brighton Beach. Begin your day wandering down the main street of Brighton and exploring its quirky cafés and shops.

Take a stroll down the Brighton Jetty which is well over a hundred years old and take in the beautiful coastline before enjoying a delicious breakfast from CREAM or Alimentary Eatery.

Don’t miss the historic race first start in Brighton where the riders will begin their 155.90km journey to Victor Harbor for Stage 2.

Chase the peloton..

Next up is a stop to the stunning coastal town of Aldinga Beach, home to sandy white beaches and crystal blue water. Nestled in the dunes along the esplanade is the restaurant Pearl where Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is a perfect lunch option.

Wander down to Snapper Point and catch the first sprint of the day about 12.10pm.

Make your way to the Myponga Reservoir Lookout and look for the peloton crossing the Myponga dam wall at approximately 12.50pm.

Kenn to see the climbers in action? Head to the first King of the Mountain spot of the day at the top of Parawa Road.

The race will finish in the relaxed seaside town of Victor Harbor right along the esplanade about 3:30pm.

Since it’s been a big day chasing the peloton, unwind at one of the local pubs and sample delicious local seafood from Hotel Victor or Hotel Crown.

No visit to Victor Harbor is complete without hopping on their iconic horse-drawn tram to journey across the causeway to explore Granite Island.

Finish off the day taking a dip in one of the quiet sandy beaches or hike the rugged Victor Harbor Heritage Trail and enjoy its dazzling views.

Settle in…

The beginning of the race will be the only chance to catch the riders in action in Brighton, but there’s still plenty to do if you want to spend a little more time in the area. Take a walk along the Hallett Cove Boardwalk and experience the unique environment along this section of Adelaide’s coastline, with dramatic cliffs and rocky reef platforms.

If you’re in the cycling mood, the 37km Coast to Vines Trail is one of the most scenic rail trails in South Australia and starts just 10 minutes away from Brighton’s Jetty Road.

Pop into Royal Copenhagen to grab an ice-cream to enjoy while lying on the beach and soaking in the warm Australian sun.

Top off the day enjoying some dinner from nearby restaurants like local favourite Beach Bum or The Alchemists’ Kitchen.

While you’re there…

While you’re in Fleurieu Peninsula, spend some time discovering the coastal paradise and taste your way through the region.

Head to one of the most iconic cellar doors in Australia – the d’Arenberg Cube – where you’ll experience 360-degree views of McLaren Vale vineyards while sipping on some of the region’s finest wine.

You can’t visit the Fleurieu Peninsula without stopping at the famous Port Elliot Bakery. It bakes fresh pies, pasties, sausage rolls, sweets and breads daily, often drawing crowds so big that the street is lined with eager patrons!

Adventure down to Second Valley Beach – one of South Australia's most Instagrammed locations. It offers stunning views of the coastline and unique geological formations. This beach is popular for swimming, jetty fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Stay the night…

From beachfront abodes like Beach Huts Middleton to winery accommodation like Hotel California Road @ Inkwell Wines, there’s a variety of inviting accommodation options on the Fleurieu Peninsula. For more inspiration, visit: https://southaustralia.com/destinations/fleurieu-peninsula/accommodation

Explore more of South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula region
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Explore more of South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula region

Just 40 minutes South of Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula offers some of South Australia's finest coastal, scenic and culinary experiences. The region is home to the internationally renowned McLaren Vale - the home of sustainable wine production, world-renowned labels and unparalleled culinary experiences. 

 

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