Perched on the Emilia-Romagna coast—one of the most famous Italian regions for nature, art, and food just 20km from Ravenna—is the town of Cervia. This ancient fishing village, nicknamed the City of Salt, was known during the Roman Empire for its fine sand and wide, centuries-old pinewood. In the 1800s, Cervia became a renowned tourist destination, and in 1912 the garden city of Milano Marittima was created, quickly becoming one of the most glamorous seaside towns in Italy. For all these reasons and more, Cervia has been selected to host the biggest IRONMAN weekend in Europe, becoming the destination of athletes of all levels from around Europe and the world.
The adventure starts in the calm waters of Romagna, where athletes will take on the 1.9km swim course. Once completed, athletes will pass through the Natural Park of the Cervia Salt Pans, the natural habitat of pink flamingos, and bike for 90km surrounded by history and nature. Finally, the 21.1km run will take athletes through Cervia and past Milano Marittima’s most prominent landmarks, leading athletes to become finishers of the IRONMAN 70.3 Italy Emilia-Romagna.
- IRONMAN Race Entry Cancellation Insurance;
- Bike storage or bike permitted in bedroom;
- Early breakfast on race day arranged;
- News updates direct from the Race Organisation;
- Direct access to the Nirvana Europe experienced Event Crew;
- Water temperature updates and forecasts.
Worried about taking your pride and joy to the event? Nirvana has a group policy arranged by the cycle insurance experts at Yellow Jersey with blanket cover for customer’s bikes up to £15,000 for those choosing to opt-in. By opting to include your bike, it will be covered to and from the event and even whilst racing. Some of the highlights of our group bicycle insurance are: damage in transit, theft from a hotel room, theft from overnight transition, damage whilst racing and lots more. Read the full T&C’s HERE
RACE ENTRY CANCELLATION INSURANCE
Worried you might get injured or become ill prior to your event? As part of Nirvana’s services, via Yellow Jersey, we provide you with FREE entry fee cancellation insurance to ensure you're not out of pocket. The cancellation insurance starts from when you confirm your accommodation booking and covers not being able to attend your event due to various specified reasons, such as: injury or illness; vehicle breakdown; work relocation and more. Read the full T&C’s HERE
If you'd prefer to make your own journey to and from your destination airport, or you're looking to explore/sightsee once in resort, we can assist you with car hire reservations. We will seek to find the best possible car hire rates for your requirements, taking into consideration relevant insurances to give you that added peace of mind.
We can book your flights and take the hassle away from your travel plans.
Bike carriage (if applicable) will always be pre-booked and pre-paid where possible. As airlines each have individual carriage policies, we have the expertise to make sure your bike will travel securely and correctly
Best possible itineraries researched, taking into consideration your preferred departure airport(s), costs and bike carriage
We always tailor your request to fit your needs and will look through all the options to find the best value for your trip
All flights booked and departing the UK are ATOL-protected by the Civil Aviation Authority, Nirvana Europe Ltd, ATOL Holders 6985
Early Breakfast on Race Day Morning
To give you the best possible start to your event day, we arrange an early breakfast for all athletes and spectators.
Nirvana Event Support Staff
Our experienced event staff will be with you on the ground throughout your stay. Our staff’s aim is to assist you with any queries or questions you may have, no matter what time of day, and to alleviate any and all stresses or concerns.
Airport Meet & Greet with return Transfers
Our airport transfer service is readily available to both participants and spectators and offers a professional and comfortable journey, as well as safe storage for any luggage or bike boxes (if applicable) that require transportation. We will be waiting in your destination arrivals hall, wearing our famous bright orange Nirvana Europe t-shirts.
We aim to provide accommodation to suit all budgets, as well as offering options as close to your event as possible. Whether you're looking for a budget bed & breakfast, a 5-star hotel or anything in between, we can cater for your requirements.
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