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Dates

27-30 January 2022

Regions

Duration

4 Days | 3 Nights

Cost

$2,490 + GST Twin

$2,990 + GST Single

Tour (Au): Hills, Vales & Victory Tour
@ 2022 Santos Festival of Cycling

Tour Highlights: Hills, Vales & Victory
@The Santos Festival of Cycling

  • 3 Nights’ Accommodation at The Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets.

  • All transfers to/from Adelaide Airport / hotels and on all tours .

  • All meals inclusive of paired wines & tastings (as highlighted).

  • Daily breakfasts each morning in the hotel.

  • Lunch at The Historic 1869 Scenic Hotel at Norton Summit, Thu 27th Jan.

  • Pre-Dinner Aperitif on the stunning Merrymaker Rooftop Bar, Thu 27th Jan.

  • 3 Themed Dinners | Africola Gastronomic Experience, Thu 27th Jan | Adelaide Hills paired National Wine Centre Dinner, Fri 30th Jan | McLaren Vale focused Farewell Dinner & Adelaide Small Bar Experience, Sat 29th Jan.

  • 2 Wine Region Tours | Adelaide Hill, Fri 28th Jan | McLaren Vale, Sat 29th Jan* | Pairings, tastings + grazing style lunches | Behind the scenes experiences with key wine makers & principles at Murdoch Hill, Shaw & Smith, Ashton Hills, Koerner, D’Arenberg and Hickinbotham.

  • Live Santos Festival of Cycling Track-side Viewing Options | Day 2 and Day 3 of the Men’s Race, 11am-1:45pm incorporating the finish up Willunga Hill with an option for a full detour viewing day 9am-4pm alternative on Sat 29th Jan*

  • All food & wine experiences are curated by Nick Stock.

  • Peloton Pairing Merchandise and Wine Club Membership.

Exclusions

  • Flights & airfares to & from Adelaide.

  • Additional drinks & beverages beyond the included wine pairings.

  • Daily rides (are optional) and are facilitated by a local cycling partner.  They include mechanical support & assistance with bike set-up & include vehicle logistics and post ride bike transfers.

  • Bike / cycle rental.

  • Optional morning tours / if not part of the riding group.

  • Transfers outside the group allocated Airport collection and drop off times.

The Santos Festival of Cycling is back, returning to Adelaide’s streets in January 2022!

Peloton Pairing have partnered with The Santos Festival of Cycling 2022 as an Approved Travel Specialist to create a vastly different type of tour, one squarely aimed at the wine and food enthusiast.

 

 



Our adapted Hills, Vales & Victory Tour @ The Santos Festival of Cycling 2022 will be based out of Adelaide’s newest boutique hotel The Indigo at Adelaide Markets and is running from 27-30 January 2022.   

Peloton Pairing co-owner and well known wine personality Nick Stock has collaborated with some of South Australia’s best known food & wine names to create an impressive line-up of wine & food pairing experiences in and around Adelaide, the Hills and the McLaren Vale….a brilliant complement to The 2022 Santos Festival of Cycling.

 

Expect an action-packed food, wine and cycling program over the 4 days in and around the two stunning wine regions where The Santos Festival of Cycling Men’s Race head in late January 2022.

Note that places are limited to just a small group. 

 

In the event that Covid-19 restrictions prevent the tour from proceeding all tour bookings will receive a full refund or credit.

Inclusions

 
 
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Itinerary

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Day 1

AM: Arrivals | Welcome

Welcome to SA the home of Australia’s’ freshest food and finest wines and the start of your Santos Festival of Cycling Peloton Pairing Style Adventure.

Our team will collect you from the Adelaide Airport by 10am and transfer you to the city’s newest chic hotel offering The Indigo at Adelaide Central Markets an appropriate location to start a showcase of some of the finest Australian food, wine and cycling has to offer.

PM: Adelaide & Surrounds | Optional Ride

After settling in the group will gather on the stunning Merrymaker Rooftop for a short welcome and discussion of what to expect on the food, wine & cycling front over the action packed coming few days.

Following the welcome those who are wanting to ride will be assisted by our local cycling partner in setting up bikes prior to setting off on a short yet scenic warm-up ride through to Norton Summit including a short detour via one of Australia’s most famous wine brands.   

The ride concluding at one of Adelaide’s most iconic pubs, the Historic Scenic Hotel that dates back to 1869.  Non-riders transferred from the hotel will re-join riders for a light casual lunch set among the stunning and picturesque foothills. 

Following lunch, the group will be transferred back to the hotel.  ‘Non imbibing’ riders may choose the option to ride back down to the hotel while others will have the transfers and bike logistics taken care of.  Following our return to the hotel guests can have some downtime or a chance to explore much of what is on in Adelaide including the City of Adelaide Festival Village (for the riders) or the World-famous Fresh Food Markets (for the foodies).
 

DINNER:  An Africola | Gastronomic Experience

Tonight’s food & wine welcome dinner begins with a rooftop aperitif up on the merrymaker rooftop bar before we all head to Adelaide’s most hip & vibrant venue, Duncan Welgemoed’s eclectic Africola for dinner.  Tonight’s dinner is a collaboration of Africola flavours meticulously paired with amazing wines selected by Nick.  Expect a brilliant night of food & wine.

Following dinner we head back to the hotel where an action-packed day 1 wraps up.

Summary

Meals: Lunch | Dinner
Destinations: Adelaide | Foothills
Ride Options: 15-30 km
Accommodation: The Indigo Hotel

 
 
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Day 2

AM: The Hills | Optional Ride

Enjoy breakfast at leisure in the hotel.

Those not riding can enjoy some free time, explore the pretty streets or head out on one of the many recommended sites or take an optional tour.

Those wanting to hop in the saddle for a ride again there will be the chance to undertake an optional ride with a local cycling partner.  The day's riding route will be slightly longer and more challenging taking riders up through some of the many scenic riding routes that wind around the beautiful Adelaide Hills. 

 

It is the intention that the ride concludes at the finish line in Woodside where riders will (subject to timing) be able to ride the circuit prior to the star cyclists racing through and sprinting to the finish line.
 

PM: Adelaide Hills | Food & Wine

Following the optional group ride, both riders & non-riders will re-group up in the hills and watch the race conclude. 

 

Bike logistics and transfers will be taken care of prior to heading out on the 1st leg of our regional winery highlights tours: The Adelaide Hills. 

A uniquely curated Adelaide Hills wine tour will feature a brilliant line-up of wine labels from the region including Murdoch Hill, Koerner, Shaw & Smith and Ashton Hills just to mention a few. 

The group will enjoy a grazing style long table lunch while tasting some of regions top drop.  Throughout the afternoon Nick will introduce some of the key players behind the scenes at the various wineries, with the group hearing intimate stories of how wineries have evolved over time and where they are headed in the future. 

Following the afternoon guests will be transferred back down to the hotel for some free time prior to heading out to dinner.

DINNER: Adelaide Hills Showcase | The National Wine Centre

The group will gather in the lobby prior to transferring to tonight’s dinner.

In line with where the group toured tonight’s dinner very much has an Adelaide Hills focus.  The intimate dinner is being hosted in the stunning purpose-built National Wine Centre.  The dinner menu will be paired with a lovely selection of stunning Adelaide Hills wines selected by Nick including some of the day’s favourites.  Expect a blind tasting & a wine options game or two hosted by Nick including prizes and a panel interview with leading wine makers.

Following dinner we head back to the hotel where an action-packed day 2 wraps up.

Summary

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Destinations: Adelaide Hills
Ride Options: 30-50 km
Accommodation: The Indigo Hotel

 
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Day 3

AM: The Vale's | Optional Ride

Enjoy breakfast at leisure in the hotel.

Those not choosing to climb in to the saddle and ride can enjoy some free time.

Once again those wishing to undertake an optional ride there will have the chance to do so with a local cycling partner.  The morning ride will head south taking in some of the picturesque seaside routes snaking down toward the McLaren Vale.  It is our intention that the ride concludes with a ride up Willunga Hill and over the finish line of the Santos Festival of Cycling Stage 3 giving the group a challenging hill ride prior to the star cyclists finishing the race an hour or so later.  We’d then offer the option to watch the completion of the race track-side.

PM: The McLaren Vale | Food & Wine

Again following the optional group ride, both riders & non-riders will regroup in the McLaren Vale.  Bike logistics and transfers will be taken care of prior to commencing out on the first of our regional winery tours: The McLaren Vale. 

A uniquely curated McLaren Vale wine tour will feature a brilliant line-up of wine labels from the region including D’Arenberg & Hickinbotham to mention a few…. 

Expect once again a grazing style long table lunch while tasting some of regions top drops.  Throughout the afternoon Nick will introduce some of the key players behind the scenes at the various wineries, with the group hearing intimate stories of how wineries have evolved over time and where they are headed in the future. 

Following the afternoon guests will be transferred back down to the hotel for some free time prior to heading out to dinner.

Optional: Detours Alternative

Today as it is the Santos Festival of Cycling Final Race Day: The Men’s Be Safe Be Seen Stage 3 we offer an alternative if guests want a full day trackside experience watching the cycling.   In conjunction with Santos Festival of Cycling we are able to offer a full day option (from 9:00am-4:00pm) to go trackside for the day at The Men’s Be Safe Be Seen Stage 3 Detours Day.

What is included:
You’ll meet at the City of Adelaide Festival Village where a bus will take you to the start line action in McLaren Vale where you’ll hear from Race Director Stuart O'Grady on the day of racing ahead before watching the men begin the 113.2km race.  You’ll then be transferred to Penny’s Hill where you’ll enjoy some wine and bocce while watching the race pass by.  The final stop is Our Place @ Willunga Hill where you’ll enjoy an Italian style long lunch served up by chef Andy Clappis and his team while watching the race on the big screen. You’ll even be able to head outside to watch the race finish in person.  The bus will then drop you back to the City of Adelaide Festival Village.

DINNER: "A McLaren Vale Victory Dinner Showcase"

The dinner experience tonight is our finale dinner a showcase of all things McLaren Vale.
Expect a fantastic dinner featuring a bespoke crafted tasting menu meticulously paired with some superb, handpicked wines from the McLaren Vale region visited earlier in the day….

Following dinner, the group will then head out on an Adelaide small bar experience prior to returning to the hotel where day 3 wraps up.

Summary

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Destinations: McLaren Vale
Ride (Optional): 40-60 km
Accommodation: The Indigo Hotel

 

Day 4

AM | PM

Departure day starts how you like it with breakfast at leisure in the hotel..

Extensions at own arrangement or group transfers to the airport.

Summary

Meals: Breakfast
Destinations: Adelaide
Accommodation: None | Departure

Contact

Email Enquiries info@pelotonpairing.com

Phone Enquiries: +61 (02) 8001 6216