Classic Adelaide is conducted over a number of special stages utilising sealed public roads. The rally will cover a total distance of approximately 1000 kilometres, including transport stages, over five days. The event includes approximately 32 special stages, which are conducted over roads temporarily closed to the public, although spectators are permitted in designated areas. The total length of the special stages is around 250kms, with competing cars passing through at thirty second time intervals. When travelling from one special stage to another (referred to as being in a transport stage) competitors are required to observe all road traffic rules and behave at all times as would a normal road user, providing them the chance to take in some of South Australia’s stunning scenery.