Tour of Croatia 2019 - UCI 2nd HC

10 days / 9 nights starting and concluding in Zagreb

Dates: TBC September 2019

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twowheeltours is offering a trip in combination with the Tour of Croatia. The first edition of the Tour of Croatia was held in 2015 and it is now a UCI 2.HC event. There are six stages during the Tour and twowheeltours will be offering an 10 day tour in combination with the TOC in  April 2019

 

 

This tour will start and finsh in the beautiful city of Zagreb

 

During the Tour of Croatia the pro-riders will cover around 1,000km during the six stages. On our tour riders will have the opportunity to ride 9 days and during the TOC, we will ride full stages and also to stage starts and finishes during the event. Riders will also have the opportunity to participate in the TOC Cyclosportif. Where possible riders will be staying in the same hotels as the professional teams

 

We will also offer a NON RIDING partner program with their own tour guide, taking clients to cultural and architectural highlights of the region. Each night they will return to the same hotel as the riders

twowheeltours covers all your land based expenses including transfers, accommodation, all meals and much more

 

In 2019 We Will Have Very Limited Number of Exclusive Places On Our Fully Catered Tour 

 

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Tour of Croatia

 

As with all our tours, clients will experience professional-level  organization including mechanical support, massage, support vehicles and much more

more information

 

2018 Article

Croatia – Chasing the Tour of Croatia 

Bicycling Australia Site 

Click here or on the image below for full article

 

TOC on Bicycling Australia

 

Croatia Details 2019

Our Tour Itineray* in combination with the Tour of Croatia 2019:

Day 1

Sunday TBC September 2019

Arrive Zagreb Aiport or collect from Zagreb Hotels

Build bikes at hotel 

Ride ~30km 

Dinner and accommodation in top level hotel in Zagreb

1st of 2 nights - two nights accommodation in the same hotel

 

Day 2

Monday TBC September 2019

Ride ~100km

City tour on offer

Dinner and accommodation in Zagreb

2nd of 2 nights

 

Day 3

Tuesday TBC September 2019

Stage 1 - Tour of Croatia

Ride ~120km to watch Stage Finish - our riders have access to the VIP Finish area

Van transfer from finish to Hotel ~1:45

Dinner at the same place as our accommodation


Day 4

Wednesday TBC September 2019

Stage 2 - Tour of Croatia 

Morning team bus viewing

Ride ~90km in total for the day. Riders will ride to watch Stage Start - then continue the ride and finish at lunch

Showers on offer after lunch

Van transfer from finish to the next Hotel ~1:30 

Dinner at the same place as our accommodation

1st of 2 nights - two nights accommodation in the same hotel

 

Day 5

Thursday TBC September 2019

Stage 3 - Tour of Croatia

Miss this stage

Ride ~100+km of amazing coast and the Croatian Islands

Dinner at the same place as our accommodation

2nd of 2 nights

  

Day 6

Friday TBC September 2019

Stage 4 - Tour of Croatia

Optional Rest Day

Ride ~ 50km of coast and hills

Feed Zone in normal/street clothes

Van transfer from Feed Zone to Hotel ~1:30 

Dinner at the same place as our accommodation

1st of 2 nights - two nights accommodation in the same hotel

 

Day 7

Saturday TBC September 2019

Stage 5 - Tour of Croatia

TOC has a Hill Top finish

Ride ~TBC - our ridres participate in the TOC Cyclo-sportif 

Our riders have access to the VIP Finish area

Van transfer from Hill Top Finish to Hotel ~50mins 

Dinner at the same place as our accommodation

2nd of 2 nights

 

Day 8

Sunday TBC September 2019

Stage 6 - Tour of Croatia 

Optional Rest Day OR ride from hotel ~30km

Van transfer from Hotel on coast to Hotel in Zagreb ~3:00 

Finish is in the old town of Zagreb - our riders have access to the VIP Finish area

Dinner at Restaurant in Zagreb

Accommodation in top level hotel in Zagreb

1st of 2 nights - two nights accommodation in the same hotel

 

Day 9

Monday TBC September 2019

Morning Ride ~100km

Dinner at Restaurant in Zagreb

Accommodation in Zagreb

2nd of 2 nights

 

Day 10

Tuesday TBC September 2019

Depart Zagreb Aiport or drop off at Zagreb Hotels

 

*Subject to change

10 Day TOC Package & Price

Highlights for the riders

 

  • Opportunity to ride nine days
  • 20 > 140k days on offer 
  • VIP Access to the event - seeing the best of the Event
  • Watch Three Stage Finishes - in VIP comfort, One Stage Start and One Feed-Zone during the week 
  • Participate in the TOC Amateur Cyclo-Sportif 
  • Opportunity for rest days 
  • All rides with a guide and support vehicle + photographer
  • During the tour there will be twowheeltours support vehicles on course
  • Amazing food
  • Mechanic on staff
  • Massage during the tour
  • City and cultural  tours

 

Included on tour

  • Transfers to and from Zagreb Airport
  • 9 nights and 10 days on tour
  • All meals 
  • Daily rides and VIP access of the Tour of Croatia
  • Laundry
  • Accommodation in top level hotels
  • Support vehicle includes tools, pumps, cooler with drinks plus fruit and snacks

 

Price

$7,490 AUD single supplement

$4,190 AUD NON Rider

Tour of Croatia FAQ

How many days riding to I get?

We will build the bikes on the first day you arrive. You will then have the chance to ride nine days on tour. On the day of departure we will not ride.

 

What are the recommended flights?

Flights that arrive into Zagreb  (ZAG) on Sunday TBC September 2019 - preferrably before 4:00pm. Hotel Check-In is from 2:00pm but we will be able to build bikes before then.

    

From ZAG

Any time on Tuesday TBC September - the tour officially finishes at 11:00am. 

 

You are to book your own flights. 

 

What if I arrive/depart into/from Zagreb on a different day?

We can organise extra nights accommodation at our first hotel. Please let us know on your booking form. 

 

Can I leave  early from the tour? 

Yes, you can depart on the Monday. Please email us or call on +61 430 121 776. To confirm, there will be a reduced rate, this will be confirmed via email when we know the exact dates of your arrival and departure. 

 

Will you offer a non rider package?

We will offer a NON RIDING partner program - imagine your own tour guide, taking you to cultural and architectural highlights of the region then meeting up with the riders after each stage at the best local restaurants

 

I would like to get some massages.

There will be two days where each rider will get a massage. 

 

What level of rider do I need to be?

This is not a training camp tour. We will not be riding 100% flat out on each ride. This tour is for all levels of riders from Intermediate through to Advanced level of riders. All riders should know how to ride in a bunch and expect to ride back to back over many days during the tour. There are options to sit out days or ride in the van which will support each ride.

 

The fitter you are the more fun you will have so get on your bike and start training. 

 

Do I get a TWT Polo?

Yes - we will get your information once you have left your deposit.

 

What is the attire when we are not on the bike?

Croatia in April can get very cool at night. Dinners will be relaxed affairs, jeans and a t-shirt are more than okay and you will need a jumper. Some nights we will be walking to dinner. You can leave your formal wear at home. 

 

Temperature Ranges:

September - Zagreb 13 > 22C

September - Coast of Croatia 18 > 25C

 

What can I do if I don't want to ride a day?

Riders will be able to ride as much as they want.

 

This tour is aimed at enjoying and seeing Croatia. If you want a day off, no problems. We have organised the itinerary to have a lot of two night stays in the same hotel. If you want a day off, no problem. 

 

We want this to be a tour where riders can just ride, no stress on racing but ride with like minded people and have a fantastic time.

   

Do I have to ride the Tour of Croatia Cyclo-sportif? 

The answer is no.

 

There will be a van which will follow the riders and you can take that to the finish line where you will be able to stay in the VIP area until the pros pass. Or you can stay at the hotel, by the beach, and enjoy some well earned rest. 

 

Just how good is the riding in Croatia?

Great. Honestly, we have been fortunate to ride lots of places in the world. Croatia offers all types of riding, flat, hills and fantastic scenery. Come join us to experience it the best way possible.

  

Will someone be there to help build my bike?

Yes, we will have someone there to assit with building and breaking down the bikes. 

 

Can I hire a bike?

Yes, this is no problem at all. We can get you a current model Trek bike. Please contact us for more information on hire bikes - info@twowheeltours.com.au. It will be waiting for you at the hotel for when you arrive. 

 

What is not included on the tour?

  • Flights
  • Insurance - travel or personal
  • Bike hire
    [Bike Hire can be organised - please contact to confirm costs]
  • Coffees/teas/alcohol
  • Nutritional snacks such as gel's and bars
  • Hotel charges such as mini bar and phone

 

How much extra money should I bring along?

Allow for €30 per day. Add in a few dollars if you are an avid coffee drinker and a few more dollars if you would like an extra beer or two. We cover the first round of drinks each night.  

 

When do bookings close?

Three months before the start of the tour.

 

Shall I book my flights now?

Please wait until you receive your invoice from twowheeltours - you will receive this document via email as a PDF.  

 

Packing List 

Click here to see our Road packing list.

 

Which bike box should I use?

How long is a piece of string, there are SO many out on the market it is amazing, each year there seems to be something new and improved. We have used the EVOC Bike Travel Bag for the last 4 years - they have now updated to the PRO. We have used the EVOC Travel Bag countless of times for our MTB and road tours. It has NEVER had any issues, NEVER had my bike damaged and we really like it. I also have two ‘bits’ to make life a bit easier - CHAIN COVER & ROAD BIKE ADAPTOR. It may take a little longer to use this bike but once you have done with travel the bag compacts down. When boxing the bike, we would highly recommend removing the derailleur from the derailleur-tip but that takes a few extra seconds - youtube clip - this is a clip is by 'Computer' a Sydney mechanic, excuse his hair and finger nails, he really is a good guy! Other options are : Polaris do some very good models - LINK or Scicon Bags - LINK or there is the Helium one which gets great reviews - LINK OR go to your LBS and get a cardboard box.

 

Where can I build my bike?

We will have a designated area at the start and finish of the tour which can be used to build your bike. We will be there to assist with the building of your bike. 

 

Help will be there if necessary

To assist you in building your bike there will be the required tools plus bike stand, track pumps, torque wrench, grease, chain lube, rags, plastic gloves and hand wipes.

 

Have you ever had troubles transporting your bike on airlines?

In many years of traveling with a bike, there has never been any issues with boxing and flying with our bikes. Note, some airlines do charge for excess baggage while others do not. We do not know the policy on each carrier but we know that United, American Airlines and Lufthansa charge for bike boxes whereas Virgin Atlantic does not so long as it is under 23kg / 50 lbs & 62” / 158cm total linear cm and Qatar / Qantas allow you to bring your bike as long as it is within your 30kg limit. Please make sure you weigh your bike before you get to the airport and it is also highly recommended that you check prices and the fine print for excess luggage (ie bike bags / sporting equipment) with whoever you are flying with. Please do this before you get to the airport.

 

Who are our adventures for?

This adventure is for the rider, come along and see, ride and enjoy the sights, smells, tastes of Croatia. Travel with your bike, ride fantastic roads, eat amazing meals, have everything organised so all you have to worry about is riding your bike. A true cycling holiday.

 

For more information

Contact us via email or phone +61 430 121 776 - we are also happy to set up a time to talk via skype (williamlevy) or whatsapp / facetime. 

 

Non-Riders

We also offer a NON RIDING partner program - imagine your own multi-lingual tour guide, taking you to cultural and architectural highlights of the region then meeting up with the riders after each stage at the best local restaurants

 

In conjunction with and supporting the fully catered rider’s tours to all our events, twowheeltours offers partners a very special travel experience. Our Non-Riding Partner Program is led by a multilingual guide who will take you on a cultural journey covering the following highlights:

 

                All lunches and morning/afternoon teas

                Visits to unique historical landmarks

                Walks through national parks

                Cooking classes at exceptional restaurants

                Casual riding on electric bikes through picturesque villages and landscapes

                Wine tasting and vineyard tours 

                Opportunity to customise the Program to your own interests

 

  • 11 Days €3,400
  • 10 Days €3,200

 

Please contact twowheeltours  for further information and to register your interest for this unique and exciting Program

 

Images below from the 2017 Tour of Croatia - Credit: KL-Photo 

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