About the Santos Tour Down Under

Tour Down Under


Since its inaugural race in 1999, the Santos Tour Down Under has grown to become one of the highlights of the UCI WorldTour events calendar. Now the biggest cycling event in the Southern Hemisphere, this prestigious race brings the best riders in the world to the streets of Adelaide and regional South Australia.

Here at Europcar, we can't wait to welcome the Santos Tour Down Under back to South Australia. And from 16-24 January 2016, the top professional cycling teams on the planet will descend on Adelaide once again, kicking off the cycling year in style. 

Santos Tour Down Under Stages quick guide


People's Choice Classic

• Sunday 17th January 2016

• Distance: 51km

• Start: 7:15 PM

• Finish: 8:15 PM

• Location: Adelaide


 Rest Day

• Sunday 18th January 2016


 Hostworks Stage 1

• Tuesday 19 January 2016

• Distance: 130.8 km

• Route: Prospect to Lyndoch

• Start: 11:00 AM

• Finish: 2:34 PM


Stage 2

• Wednesday 20 January 2016

• Distance: 132 km

• Route: Unley to Stirling

• Start: 11:00 AM

• Finish: 2:33 PM


Thomas Foods Stage 3

• Thursday 21 January 2016

• Distance: 139 km

• Route: Glenelg to Campbeltown

• Start: 11:00 AM

• Finish: 2:44 PM


Bupa Stage 4

• Friday 22 January 2016

• Distance: 138 km

• Route: Norwood to Victor Harbor

• Start: 11:30 AM

• Finish: 3:06 PM


BikeExchange Stage 5

• Saturday 23 January 2016

• Distance: 151.5km

• Route: McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill

• Start: 11:10 AM

• Finish: 3:02 PM


Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6

• Saturday 24 January 2015

• Distance: 90km

• Location: Adelaide

• Start: 1:30 PM

• Finish: 3:30 PM

Discover Adelaide and South Australia with a Santos Tour Down Under detour

The Santos Tour Down Under is not only a festival of cycling; it brings with it a festival atmosphere, showcasing the best of Adelaide and South Australia to the world. And although it might be a serious business for the competitors, there's plenty to enjoy for spectators who have the luxury of taking things a little slower...

Fancy seeing the best bits of South Australia and the Santos Tour Down Under? Take a detour with Europcar and check out our route guides for some of the must-see sights in Adelaide and beyond.

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