Things to Do and See in the Prospect to Stirling Leg of the Tour!
(City of Prospect & Adelaide Hills Council)
Adelaide Hills – a must for anyone that appreciates a fine drop of wine.
With stage one done and dusted and the riders donning their jersey’s for a second day, it’s time for all the cycle enthusiasts to stray a little off course and marvel at just one of the things Adelaide is famous for – its wineries. Bird in the Hand winery is a great place to drive to for some lunch, and afterwards, why not mosey down to the cellar door and buy a bottle of vintage Merlot as a souvenir? If that’s not quite enough for you, don’t worry – there’s more! What visit would be complete without a spot of shopping? Any serious shopaholic will find it hard to resist some of the most exquisite fashion items for sale that any cyclist would love to don, post-race day.
Bird in Hand Winery, Cnr Bird in Hand & Pfeiffer Roads, Woodside South Australia 5244 (enter from Pfeiffer Road)
Ph: (08) 8389 9488
It’s all there for the picking!
The kids will love the strawberry picking, and you’ll love having a pantry full of irresistible relishes, mustards, jams and sauces.
There’s nothing quite so enjoyable as basking in the warm summer sun, so if you want to take the kids away from the rush of competitive cycling, head to a farm along the race trail that houses a field of fresh strawberries just waiting to be picked. At the Beerenberg Family Farm, you and the family can do just that and enjoy the (literal!) fruits of your labour. If that’s not enough, you can even take some of their delicious strawberry jam home with you, as well as some of their homemade red pepper relish, apricot jam and blood orange marmalade. There are so many different flavours and fruits to choose from, the list of jam simply goes on and on! With so much wholesome produce on offer, the cyclists themselves must be wishing that the finish line is the Beerenbergs Family Farm.
Beerenberg Farm, Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf South Austrlia 5245
Ph: (08) 8388 7272
Art is everywhere in the City of Prospect, and even a cyclist is in on the action.
The City of Prospect is the start of the second leg of this grueling race, and what a visual masterpiece! The streets, laneways and parks are nothing short of an open air gallery. You can walk to Broadview Oval and photograph the outdoor sculpture of “The Bike Rider” by Gerry McMahon (2003), or alternatively marvel at the aerosol art of anonymous street artists as they create captivating murals in Honeysuckle Lane (behind Prospect Road, between Myrtle and Vine Streets). If you prefer to view artwork in the cool indoors, a visit to the Prospect Gallery is where you can discover the many works of some superb artists.
Prospect Gallery, 1 Thomas Street, Nailsworth SA 5083
Ph: (08) 8342 8175