Wednesday 24 December 2008


Race in to Mercure Grosvenor Adelaide for a 40% saving!

23 December 2008: The 2009 Tour Down Under once again promises to be the biggest and most exciting cycling race staged outside of Europe – particularly as it heralds the return of the greatest cyclist in history, Lance Armstrong, in his comeback race since retiring in 2005.

Be part of the action with a stay at Mercure Grosvenor Adelaide for just $190 per night, 3 night minimum stay, including breakfast for 2 people each day – a saving of over $100 a day off the special event period rate. The Mercure's 'Tour Down Under' package* is valid throughout the race period from 16 – 26 January and provides the perfect base to access the race start and finish and marshalling areas at the end of each day's racing.

Join the excitement roadside to cheer on the world's cycling elite as they battle for the right to wear the prestigious Ochre Jersey or be there as teams arrive back from a day's racing at Victoria Square. Grab an autograph from your cycling heroes or just chill out and soak up the atmosphere with a drink from the bar.

Centrally located on North Terrace, the historic style Mercure also provides the ideal base from which to explore Adelaide's cultural and gourmet delights. Built in 1918, the hotel's original marble fa├žade complements a new contemporary style interior, recently refurbished to provide modern day comforts. Sky City Casino, Adelaide Convention Centre and Rundle Mall shopping precinct are all within walking distance from the hotel.

The Tour Down Under sets off from Norwood on 20 January, weaving through the streets of Adelaide and up to South Australia's iconic wine regions in the Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley, before heading south through McLaren Vale and the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula over a grueling 6 days and over 800km of cycling.

There is also a chance to see Lance Armstrong race in the Cancer Council Classic on 18 January, a 51km precursor sprint event to the Tour Down Under that starts in Adelaide's Rymill Park.

To book your 'Tour Down Under' package at the Mercure Grosvenor Adelaide visit or phone the hotel direct on 1800 888 222 and quote "TDU"

* Subject to availability. Package is a minimum 3 night stay valid 16 to 26 January 2009.

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