Along this beautiful stretch of Atlantic coastline, Les Sables d’Olonne offers athletes at the brand new IRONMAN 70.3 Les Sables d’Olonne – Vendée kilometres of golden sandy beaches and world-class water sport activities. The French region features a stunning array of landscapes, from picturesque beaches and jagged coastlines, to pine forests and stunning wetlands, and is ideally-situated close to the accommodation-rich city of Nantes and its international airport.
Athletes will start their day at the Promenade Clémenceau for a 1.9km (1.2-mile) swim in the historic Vendée Globe canal before leaving the Vendée Globe Plaza and setting off towards the Olonne forest on the 90km (56-mile) bike course. Crossing forest and French countryside to arrive at Transition at the 18th century Fishing Harbour, athletes will start their 21.1km (13.1 mile) half-marathon along the Les Remblai promenade to complete three loops along the beachfront and finish among the town’s spirited supporters.
- 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;
- That feeling of having the support of experienced operators around you;
- Use of cycle track pumps in hotels & in Transition prior to the race start.
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
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.
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.
Bike Mechanical Services
Tired of having to disassemble and reassemble your bike before and after your event, and risk affecting your personal bike measurements? Our professional bike mechanics can alleviate these worries and anxieties by assisting you with the following services:
Drop-off and Tune-up: Is your bike already assembled and ready to ride, but not ready to race? Schedule a final pre-race tune up.
Unpack, Assemble and Tune-up: Unpacked from your bike box or bag, assembled and pre-race tune-up.
Disassemble and Pack for Transportation: Once you have finished your race, drop off your bike along with your bike box or bag and we will disassemble and pack your bike, ready for transportation.
Unpack, Assemble and Tune-up, Storage of Case and then Disassemble and Pack for Transportation: The full works - all of the above!
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
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