Explore 100% Stage 4
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The Santos Tour Down Under's 100% Stage 4 will take you on an epicurean adventure from Unley and through the Adelaide Hills.
Starting on the popular King William Road in Unley, the peloton travels into the rolling Adelaide Hills. Here, you can drink in the ambience and relax into a leisurely long lunch or breezy afternoon along the charming country roads and rich natural landscape, before a finish in Campbelltown.
Food and drinks
No matter your cravings, 100% Stage 4 has you covered from the beginning of the day with endless possibilities on King William Road.
For pizza, check out Melt Hyde Park or Antica Pizzeria e Cucina. For burgers, try Burgerstronomy or Burger Republic. For something on the healthier side, try Pollen 185 or Nutrition Republic. For a sweet treat, head to 50SIXONE. Like we said… endless!
Above: Miss Perez Kitchen & Bar, Stirling [Pic: South Australian Tourism Commission]
Meanwhile, the Adelaide Hills offers plentiful pickings of locally produced treasures. Lenswood is the Hills’ apple aisle and more than deserves a quick stop for a basket full of fresh produce. Stop in at Woodside Cheese Wrights for artisan cow and goat milk cheeses then onto Melba’s Chocolate Factory to melt away that chocolate fix. And in Stirling, we can highly recommend a visit to Red Cacao Chocolatier and Miss Perez Kitchen & Bar.
You don’t have to worry about going hungry on this route.
Things to see and do
Above: Strawberry Picking on the Beerenberg Family Farm [Pic: South Australian Tourism Commission]
Strawberries more to your fancy? A little off the 100%Stage 4 route you’ll find the Beerenberg family farm, sixth-generation ‘pick your own’ strawberry farmers. Soak in some vitamin D and feast on the sweet fruits of your labour. Our tip: booking may be required so check it out online before you go.
In the spirit of the TDU, and for the avid riders who want a challenge, the Old Freeway at Mount Lofty will provide a challenge. At 9.7 kilometres long and with an average gradient of 4.7% this will certainly get the heart pumping.
Look out for the start at the Glen Osmond Tollgate. For a mountain bike adventure, visit Eagle on the Hill Bike Park. There are an abundance of trails as well as a jump park and trials area.
To see some of Australia’s natural fauna and flora, consider visiting Woorabinda Bushland Reserve. If it’s not too hot, enjoy the two-to-three-hour walking trail. But be sure to check out the fire season warnings before taking off on foot. Just past Biggs Flat, you’ll find the Jurlique Farm. Here, you can tour the biodynamic farm and learn about the processes behind one of the world’s most successful skincare brands, which was founded right here in South Australia.