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Best Time of Year: April - September
Venice to Dubrovnik Bike Challenge
And the ride goes on - now it's getting serious! We leave Western Europe behind, and enter Slovenia, Croatia, and a very brief foray into Bosnia. This is a full exploration of the Dalmatian Coast and promises to be another epic adventure in this series!
A full 6 days of cycling will see us leave Western Europe behind, and tackling the Dalmatian Coast. We shall head via Trieste before crossing the Istrian Peninsula (Croatia) touching into Slovenia, before returning once again into Croatia. As we head south we shall be experiencing a true cultural shift into Slavic lands. The terrain is expected to be undulating, down the Dalmatian Coast - but without the epic mountains of the Alps. Bring your swimming gear - as we shall often be beside the sea (lunches and evenings!) - reserve your space now for a ride of a lifetime!
Day 1 - Arrival in Venice - Overnight included in Venezia Mestre
Day 2 - Cycle from Venice to Trieste - Distance approx 166km
Day 3 - Cycle from Trieste to Novi Vindolski - Distance approx 122km
Day 4 - Cycle from Novi Vindolski to Stanrigrad Polanski - Distance approx 136km
Day 5 - Cycle from Stanrigrad to Trogir - Distance approx 171km
Day 6 - Cycle from Trogir to Ploce - Distance approx 135km
Day 7 - Cycle from Ploce to Dubrovnik - Distance approx 105km - evening celebrations of another 3 countries in our epic bike challenge, and time to explore this fascinating and historic city.
Day 8 - Easy morning and return flight home.
Will be in comfortable hotels throughout the event (including buffet breakfasts). The standard of accommodation will fluctuate throughout the trip - but is designed to be functional - and to enable us to get a good night's sleep - and continue with the challenge. You will be sharing in twins or triples. If you require a single room then please request this at time of booking (a supplement will be payable). Upgrades are also available for an extra charge if required. This trip includes one night in Venice prior to the ride, and the night at the end of the ride in Dubrovnik.
What is a Level 3.5 Cycling Challenge Like?
These challenge rides are either longer, with more ascent, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 10 hours cycling. In the case of a multi day ride, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be a keen cyclist for these events, and to enjoy training, and to ride regularly. If the ride is outside the EU, it is likely to be easier in terms of the physical riding, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to more basic living conditions (in the case of Asia / Africa especially)
How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Bike Ride’?
You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing long rides in the countryside - 6 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - with some serious cycle training. Your typical comfortable cycling speed will be at least 22-24 km/hr, and you should be able to cycle at high speed for up to 1 hour or 25 km. You may also be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (ie sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - however cycling is the best preparation (obviously!)
Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.
It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.
Visas / Redtape
When travelling abroad you may require a Visa. Please check the Travcour website (www.travcour.com) for up to date Visa information. Here they can advise you on the best action to take. If you require further information please don't hesitate to contact the Café.
Included In Trip
Seven nights accommodation (B&B).
Experienced cycling leader.
Cycle mechanic inc tools and spares.
Support vehicle & driver,.
Excluded From Trip
Lunches and Dinners.
Transfer to and from airports (n.b. we can speak to our hotels about arranging transfers).
Personal insurance cover.
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike (with puncture resistant tyres) - please call us for guidance on type of bike on a trip by trip basis
2 X Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves, Bike Lock, Neck Scarf, Inner Tubes*, Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Day Bag for support vehicle, Small Holdall (for overnight gear)
Bike Lights (front and rear, head torch can be worn)
Saddle Bag (recommended - can be used to carry asterisk* items)
Puncture Repair Kit*, Spare parts for your bike (specialist parts and spokes), Pump (suitable for your valve type)
Personal Medikit Suncream, Plasters, Vaseline, Painkillers, Sunbloc, Insect Repellant
Warm Clothing Medium Weight Softshell, Long sleeve Jersey / insulating layer Lightweight Gloves.
Cycle / Overnight Clothing
Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts, Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Cotton T-Shirts for evening
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (wicking type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes suitable), Sandals / Spare Shoes for after ride
Casual Evening Wear
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in
Travel Documents, EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) Credit Cards, Cash, Local Currency, Mobile Phone, Sunglasses
Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)
Travel insurance (not included), Passport
Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip
A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure
We hope to experience some pleasant Mediterranean warm weather - although, as ever, be prepared for all kinds! Typical weather stats for Dubrovnik and Venice in September suggest average daily maximam of between 22 and 25 degrees.
Notes on Cycling Events
This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss!
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