10-20 January 2019,
Adelaide, South Australia

Santos WTDU: Explore Novatech Stage 2

Santos WTDU Novatech Stage 2 key times

Riders will experience the best of the Barossa in Novatech Stage 2 of the Santos Women's Tour Down Under.

This complex route sees riders start off at Nuriootpa, where they will complete a ceremonial start at the local memorial site before ending race neutral on Gawler Street and setting out for a loop of Greenock, Seppeltsfield, Tanunda, Bethany and Angaston.

Heading east through Angaston, the race will spice up with intermediate sprint points up for grabs on Murray Street, before heading to Eden Valley for the Cat 3, Three Cols Climb and Subaru QOM points.

Looping back along Eden Valley Road, the peloton will have one final sprint in Angaston before heading back towards Bethany for the famous Mengler Hill for the finish.

Food and drink

Be sure to visit Maggie Beer's Farm Shop and The Farm Eatery on Pheasant Farm Road. You'll not only be able to enjoy an incredible lunch, we have no doubt you’ll also leave with dozens of delectable treats from Australia's favourite cook.

If you're interested in a little fine dining, consider a visit to the award-winning Hentley Farm or Vintners Bar & Grill.

Yalumba

Above: Yalumba [Pic: via South Australian Tourism Commission] 

And then finish the day with a visit to Yalumba, Seppeltsfield and Penfolds cellar doors for the ultimate in South Australian wine.

Things to see and do

Up for a hit of golf? Head to the Tanunda Pines Golf Club! This is a fantastic 18-hole course set among natural bushland with a country clubhouse to end the day in. Plus, it's surrounded by Jacob's Creek and St Hallett, in case you'd be so inclined to pay them a visit.

JamFactory Seppeltsfield

Above: JamFactory at Seppeltsfield [Pic: Seppeltsfield via South Australian Tourism Commission] 

Stop into the JamFactory at Seppeltsfield to explore the unique hand-blown glassware, ceramics, millinery, leather and more. Fun fact: the Santos Tour Down Under trophies are made by artists from JamFactory!

If you'd like to improve your cooking skills, stop off at Casa Carboni Italian School. You can learn how to make the perfect regional Italian dishes. All classes include coffee, hands on tuition, four-course lunch, glass of wine and recipe booklet.

For the adventurers, head to Barossa Valley Ballooning for a trip to the clouds. You may even spot the cyclists from above!

Family breakaways

Head to Barossa Bowland and Mini Golf for a colourful 12-lane bowling centre with bumpers (for the kids, of course), glow in the dark lighting, auto scoring and more! And if that's not what the kids fancy, they can play a game of mini golf at the state's second largest licensed course! We're talking interactive dinosaurs and all.

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