13-21 January 2018, Adelaide

Travelling with your bike

Cycle Instead Journey Planner

Bupa Challenge Tour riders 2018 start line Norwood

Are you planning to ride your bike around Adelaide while you are here for the Santos Tour Down Under?

Try the Cycle Instead Journey Planner.

The Cycle Instead Journey Planner generates cycling routes using Adelaide's Bikedirect network of main roads, bike lanes, local streets, off-road paths and some unsealed paths. 

You can enter the details of both your current location and expected destination and the Journey Planner will generate a cycling route.

This interactive tool allows you to choose a variety of options that take into consideration your fitness and confidence level, expected road conditions and speed of travel. The Cycle Instead Journey Planner will be continually updated as more cycling facilities are added to the Bikedirect network.

Air Travel 

Are you travelling to the Santos Tour Down Under by air? If you are planning on booking flights and taking your bike, find out more about your airline's baggage policy. For detailed information about travelling by plane with bikes and other sporting equipment, visit the airline links below or contact the airline directly.

Virgin Australia - Travelling with oversized and fragile items

Qantas - Sporting Equipment

Emirates - Baggage policy

Singapore Airlines - Non-Standard Baggage  

Cathay Pacific - Sports Equipment 

Jetstar - Oversized Baggage

Tiger Air - Baggage 

Qatar Airways - Special Baggage Items

Train travel

Great Southern Rail operates The Ghan, Indian Pacific, The Overland and The Southern Spirit train services between various Australian capital cities and regional areas. See Great Southern Rail's FAQs for details.

VLine operates trains and coaches within Victoria, it's regional areas and Adelaide, South Australia. See VLine's luggage policy for information about travelling with a bike. 

Coach travel

Various coaches/buses travel between Australia's capital cities and regions. Bikes are permitted on most coach services but bookings are required.

Greyhound - FAQ

Firefly - Conditions of carriage – luggage  

VLine – Luggage

Premier Stateliner - Passenger notes – luggage

Getting to your accommodation with a bike

Private transfer, taxi or rental car are three of the best ways to get to and from your accommodation with a bike.

Private transfer 

There are many private charter companies which can arrange transfers to and from Adelaide Airport. Private transfers usually provide a door-to-door service to and from your accommodation. You will need to pre-book the transfer and advise you are travelling with a bike. 

A& D Tours and Charters 

Des's Mini Buses  

Ezylift Minibus 

SmartCar 

Public transport

Bikes are not permitted on Adelaide's public transport buses or trams. Therefore, unfortunately bikes are not permitted on Adelaide Metro's airport services from Adelaide Airport. If you are not travelling with a bike though, Adelaide Metro's airport services are an inexpensive way to get to and from the airport.

Taxis

Some larger taxis will take packed bikes. Make sure it is in a box or bike bag. There is a taxi rank on the ground level at the front of Adelaide Airport, to the left of the pedestrian plaza as you walk out of the terminal.

Adelaide Independent Taxis

Yellow Cab Group  

Suburban Taxis 

Adelaide Airport Flyer

Adelaide Airport Flyer operates a door-to-door service seven days a week. It also picks up from Keswick Interstate Railway Terminal upon request. Bookings are essential, with a minimum of 24 hours of notice advised. You must mention that you are travelling with a bike.

Bupa Challenge Tour 2017
Bupa Challenge Tour

On Friday 19 January 2018, the morning of Bupa Stage 4, Bupa Challenge Tour riders will tackle the same route as the professional riders, just hours before the pros take to the road.

Santos
City of Adelaide
The Advertiser
Bupa
Hilton Adelaide - Premier Partner of the Santos Tour Down Under
Motor Accident Commission - Premier Partner of the Santos Tour Down Under
Singapore Airlines Linear Logo
Subaru
University of SA
Bike Exchange - Major Partner of the Santos Tour Down Under
Cycling Australia - Supporting Partner of the Santos Tour Down Under
Festival City Wines
People's Choice Credit Union
Santini
Shimano
Triple M
Channel 9
South Australia Police
Cancer Council
Flight Centre Sports and Events
Focus
Lazer - Corporate Partner of the Santos Tour Down Under
Leader Computers
White Marquee Event Hire