Cro Race 2019 - UCI 2.1

10 days / 9 nights start in Venice and conclude in Zagreb

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2019 Tour

Ten Day Fully Catered Tour

Starting in Venice Italy and concluding in Zagreb Croatia:

Sunday 29 September to Tuesday 8 October 2019

 

CRO Tour - Six Day Pro Event Dates:

Tuesday 1 October to Sunday 6 October 2019

 

Estimated KM's for our 2019 tour

  • Total kilometres 750km 
    • Total ascent 9,500m

 

twowheeltours is offering a trip in combination with the Cro Race a UCI 2.1 event. There are six stages during the Tour and twowheeltours will be offering an 10 day tour in combination with the event in 2019

 

 

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

 

Once we collect riders in Venice we head to Slovenia and then to the region of Istria to ride through their rolling hills, expect coastal roads and vineyards for as far as the eye can see.   

 

During the actual Cro Tour the pro-riders will cover around 1,000km during the six stages. On our tour riders will  ride 9 days see at least three stages of the Cro Tour.

 

Riders will also have the opportunity to participate in a one day Cyclosportif. 

 

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

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2018 Article

Croatia – Chasing the Tour of Croatia 

Bicycling Australia Site 

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Croatia Details 2019

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

Day 1

Sunday 29 September 2019

Arrive Venice Aiport or collect from Mestre/Mira Hotels

Drive to Slovenia

Build bikes at hotel 

Ride ~30km 

Dinner and accommodation in Slovenia

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

 

Day 2

Monday 30 September 2019

Ride ~100km

Dinner and accommodation in Slovenia

2nd of 2 nights

 

Day 3

Tuesday 1 October 2019

Stage 1 - Cro Tour - not watching stage today

Transfer to Istria

Ride ~120km 

Dinner and accommodation in Istria

1 night only

 

Day 4

Wednesday 2 October 2019

Stage 2 - Cro Tour

Transfer Day 

Ride ~100km

Dinner and accommodation TBC

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

 

Day 5

Thursday 3 October 2019

Stage 3 - Cro Tour - not watching stage today

Ride ~100km

Dinner and accommodation TBC

2nd of 2 nights

  

Day 6

Friday October 2019

Stage 4 - Cro Tour

Optional Rest Day

Ride ~ 50km of coast and hills

Dinner and accommodation in Umag

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

 

Day 7

Saturday 5 October 2019

Stage 5 - Cro Tour

Ride ~TBC - our ridres participate in Istria Cyclo-sportif 

Dinner and accommodation in Umag

2nd of 2 nights 

Day 8

Sunday 6 October 2019

Stage 6 - Cro Tour

Transfer day to Zagreb

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 7 October 2019

Morning Ride ~100km

Dinner at Restaurant in Zagreb

Accommodation in Zagreb

2nd of 2 nights

 

Day 10

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Depart Zagreb Aiport or drop off at Zagreb Hotels

 

*Subject to change

10 Day CRO Tour 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
  • Participate in an 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 from Venice Airport at the start and to Zagreb Airport at the finish
  • 9 nights and 10 days on tour
  • All meals 
  • Daily rides and VIP access of the CRO Tour
  • Laundry
  • Accommodation in top level hotels
  • Support vehicle includes tools, pumps, cooler with drinks plus fruit and snacks

 

Price

$7,690 AUD single supplement

$4,190 AUD NON Rider

Cro Tour 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 Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) on Sunday 29 September 2019 - preferrably before 12:00pm. 

    

From ZAG

Any time on Tuesday 8 October 2019 - the tour officially finishes at 11:00am. 

 

You are to book your own flights

 

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

There is no problem with this. We can collect you from hotels in the area of Venice. 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.

We will have our own masseur on tour. 

 

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 optional rest days on offer or riders can spend the day in a support van.

 

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 September/October can get 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 - Piran 14 > 24C

September - Istria 13 > 25C

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 Cyclo-sportif? 

The answer is no.

 

There will be a twt on course so you can see the action from a rest stop or you can stay at the hotel, by the beach, and enjoy some well earned rest. 

 

Just how good is the riding in Croatia and Slovenia?

Great. Honestly, we have been fortunate to ride lots of places in the world. Slovenia and 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, please contact us for more information on hire bikes - info@twowheeltours.com.au 

 

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 CRO Tour

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

 

  • 10 Days $4,190

 

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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