Pontevedra has a long tradition of organising and hosting triathlon events and successfully delivered the 2011 ETU European Championships and the 2014 ITU World Duathlon Championship.
Our official Great Britain Age Group options can include any of the following components;
- Carefully selected accommodation in Pontevedra City Centre, Poio and the beautiful seaside location of Sanxenxo (including bike storage in room wherever possible). All accommodation in Sanxenxo already includes transportation to all official event related activities such as opening ceremony, registration, race briefing and race day transfers;
- Flights from your preferred UK departure airports to either Porto or Santiago de Compostella;
- Destination airport meet and greet (Porto & Santiago de Compostella);
- Return airport transfers including bike (Porto & Santiago de Compostella);
- Daily breakfast including early morning race day breakfast where required;
- Event transfers (including bike) from all Poio and Sanxenxo based hotels;
- Support of experienced Nirvana Europe staff throughout your stay;
- Bike storage or bike permitted in bedroom;
- Early breakfast on race days arranged;
- Direct access to the Nirvana Europe experienced Event Crew;
- That feeling of having the support of experienced operators around you;
- Access to the official Team GB bike mechanics and physio;
- Race Cancellation Insurance (for registered athlete);
- Event transfers for all non Pontevedra based hotels.
The most popular and one of the most important event services we provide are our event transfers, which connect your accommodation to the event site for all event-related activities. This leaves you to fully focus on your event without the need to worry about local buses or taxis, or the need to walk or cycle long distances to and from the event site.
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!
We can provide both pre- and post-event physio massage services from professional masseurs that will make a real difference to your preparations and recovery.
Event Cover for your BIKE up to £15,000
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Overland Bike Transportation
Transporting your bike, fully assembled, from anywhere in the UK/Ireland to your triathlon race.
Ship My Tri Bike by Nirvana Europe offers quite simply the market-leading triathlon bike transportation service, eliminating the worry and stress of transporting your bike and leaving you free to concentrate on your race preparation.
Transporting your bike with us removes the stress and hassle there is to disassemble and reassemble your bike before and after the event, and as your bike will be professionally racked in our vehicles, there is no need to adjust any of your personal bike measurements.
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