Saturday, 21st January 2023 Men's Stage 4 Itinerary: Exploring the Fleurieu

Just 45 kilometers from Adelaide you’ll find Port Willunga – one of the most photographed and picturesque beaches in the state, and the start location for Stage 4.

Start by visiting Home Grain Bakery and grab a strong coffee and a fresh-baked treat made from local ingredients before making your way down to Port Willunga beach.

Take in the beautiful golden cliff faces and crystal-clear waters before watching the peloton start Stage 4 at 11:00am.

Chase the peloton..

Head down to Breeze Café and Bar in Aldinga for a cold-pressed juice or select something from its extensive menu to fuel you for the day. Sit outside or on the deck and you’ll see riders gearing up for the Snapper Point Sprint about 12:56pm.

Make your way over to the main road in McLaren Vale where fresh brews await at Dal Mare Coffee Roastery. Enjoy hand-roasted beans created from old family techniques combined with modern technology. You’ll catch the peloton fly past on Main Road about 1.35pm.

It’s time to head to the finish line at Willunga Township where the race is finishing for the first time. The small batch craft brewery Shifty Lizard will have you sorted for beverages, or visit The Golden Fleece Café where there is sure to be something that will tantalise your taste buds.

The race will finish on High Street in Willunga about 2:30pm.

Settle in…

There will be plenty of viewing opportunities if you decide to stay in Willunga Township for the day. Willunga’s leafy High Street will play home to the two King of the Mountain points plus the slightly uphill difficult sprint finish.

Start by getting your coffee fix at the Green Room or try one of its freshy squeezed juices and homemade crumpets.

Have lunch at a prime race viewing location and one of South Australia’s great historic hotels: the Willunga Hotel. Choose something from its light lunch or restaurant menus, and enjoy a selection of wines and beers from some of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s best labels.

Discover Hither and Yon, a McLaren Vale-based wine brand which carefully curates its wines from grapes in the Fleurieu region. This will the perfect glass to have in hand while watching the race finish.

While you’re there…

The Fleurieu Peninsula is a wine lover and foodie’s paradise, so make sure you spend time indulging at delicious restaurants and cellar doors. If you want to taste some of the best pizza out, you can’t go past Russell's Pizza in Willunga or Pizzateca in McLaren Vale.

Visit Hardy’s Wines where you’ll taste some of the finest wines while being immersed in rich history that stretches back over 165 years. Pop down to Serafino Wines: a family-owned business which has developed a reputation as one of Australia’s most respected wineries and leading producers of Italian-style reds.

Explore The Almond Train in McLaren Vale – it’s set in a 1920s train carriage brimming with old-world character. This one-stop regional produce boutique showcases gourmet local produce and boasts the largest range of flavoured almonds in South Australia.

If you’re wanting to cycle around the region, ride the eight-kilometre Shiraz Trail along the old railway line between Willunga and McLaren Vale. The flat, straight bitumen path is suitable for family bike rides, keen cyclists and walkers. If you're up for it, the trail continues another 24 kilometres north to Marino Rocks as part of the Coast to Vines Rail Trail.

Stay the night…

Spend your night at a stylish vineyard retreat like the Vineyard McLaren Vale, or tucked away in an off-grid cabin like CABN Jude. Explore the best places to stay in the Fleurieu Peninsula here: https://southaustralia.com/destinations/fleurieu-peninsula/accommodation

Explore more of South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula region
Port Willunga Beach

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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