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UCI GRAN FONDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 

BANJA LUKA - VIP PACKAGE 

START/FINISH

BANJA LUKA

DURATION

SHORT 6 DAYS - 5 NIGHTS

MEDIUM 8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS

LONG 10 DAYS - 9 NIGHTS

AVG.DISTANCE

100 KM

AVG.ELEVATION

1'400 MT

DIFFICULTY

HIGHLIGHTS

If you’ve qualified for this wonderful event and are serious about putting in a good showing, you’ll need to be prepared!  Many of you will be traveling a great distance to be in Bosnia.

The tour program we have put together will get you ready and help you optimize your performance in the event(s) for which you’ve qualified.

The Medium and long packages will spend the first few days in the region south of Banja Luka, allowing the riders to test the middle part of the race course while enjoying the beautiful area.

The last 6 days will stay in Banja Luka, next to the race village and start line.

One More Ride was the co-organizer of the WCS UCI event in Varese, and Andrea personally designed all the race courses, so we know how to support you out there! Andrea and the staff have already been to Banja Luka to check out our hotels, logistic and race courses! Come early to acclimatize to end of summer Balcanic weather and ride the race course several times with Andrea, without pushing too hard. You’ll get ready for the race while enjoying the beautiful region of Bosnia Erzegovina. 

The area is perfect for non-riders as well, so you can bring your family or supporters.

You’ll get professional massage, mechanical support, private feed stations, and much more for the UCI Granfondo World Championships!

DETAILS

  • Level: Intermediate-Advanced

  • Terrain: Hilly

  • Daily Distance: Approx 70-130km

  • Daily Ascent: Approx 450-1000m

  • Main Route 750km

  • Total Ascent: Approx 13000m

HOTELS:

  • from 28 to 31 August: TBC

  • BANJA LUKA, from 1 to 6 September:TBC

DATES & COST

DATES

  • 6 days/5 nights - 1 to 6 September

  • 8 days/7 nights - 30 Aug. to 6 September

  • 10 days/9 nights - 28 Aug. to 6 September

COST 

  • Cost for 6 days: € 2,650 in Twin Room             (Single + € 450)

  • Cost for 8 days: € 3,450 in Twin Room                   (Single + € 600)

  • Cost for 10 days: € 4,350 in Twin Room               (Single + € 750)

 

SPECIAL OFFER FOR NON RIDERS

  • ​With dedicated guide and vehicle: -15% on above price

  • Passenger only (no dedicated guide and vehicle): -25% on above prices

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 YOUR RIDE  

WHO WOULD ENJOY THIS EXPERIENCE?

The experience is built for all riders who have qualified for the UCI World Championship by finishing in the top 20% of their age group in one of the previous UCI World Series events. We also welcome riders able to ride for 4-5 hours a day and just want to enjoy the lakes region without racing.

The days leading up to the races we will do a course recon at a moderate pace and ensure proper recovery after each ride; no high intensity unless you want to!

We will ride as a group on the rolling terrain and as individuals or small groups on the climbs, so that everyone will enjoy the ride at his own pace. Our team of expert guides  will support each rider during the ride and make sure everyone finishes safe and happy.

All cyclists interested in granfondo, race atmosphere, and magnificent scenery will enjoy this incredible experience!

THE TOUR INCLUDES

  • A fantastic tour itinerary designed by Andrea 

  • All hotel accommodation in 4-stars hotels in town, close to the start, in twin-double room

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and all dinners

  • Minimum of 2 professional guides on tour (one fully qualified mechanic)

  • Bike service after the rides

  • Professional massage after each ride

  • Laundry service every second day

  • Van support throughout the tour

  • Private feed stations during the race with snacks and food supplements including electrolytes, gels and energy bars

  • Turbo trainers for warm up before races

  • Garmin 810-820 loan unit with maps for duration of tour

  • 1 top quality cycling kit made by RAPHA  (jersey, knicks, socks) 

  • 1 SCICON Race bag with your name and nationality

  • Free use of a POC helmet

  • Detailed printed tour information booklet

  • Small group of max 12 riders

  • All in-tour transfers

  • Personal Airport transfer from-to Zagabria international Airport.

MORE ABOUT THE TERRAIN

Banja Luka is located in a hilly region, so expect some "nice" climbs!  

The ITT course is for specialist, so the fast riders: basically an out and back on a straight road, gently uphill first then downhill back into town! Bring your disc wheel!

Team Relay is a 2 km town circuit; a fast race with 4 technical turns. Highly recommended, so put together your national team and register!

ON REQUEST, NOT INCLUDED

  • Single room 

  • High-end rental bike at 80 euro per day​

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Guides Tips

TOUR ITINERARY

Day One, August 28th – Banjaluka Warm-up Ride (only for 10 days option)

Main Route: 50km; 30mi Total Ascent: 450m; 900ft

Activity: Airport pick up, Transfer to hotel, bike set up and ride

This is a warm-up ride to ease the legs and body into a week+ of riding.  Some of you may have only recently stepped off a plane, so this ride offers a great way to “tease” out that tiredness.  It will include some small climbs and offer beautiful views across the region.

Day Two, August 29th – Banjaluka Race course recon

Main Route: 150km; 90mi Total Ascent: 1450m; 4900ft

Activity: relax at the pool!
Today we will ride on the most significant sections of the Granfondo. In the afternoon, relax by the pool,have a massage, and eat some good food.

Day Three, August 30th – Banjaluka Race course recon (start of 8 days option)

Main Route: 90km; 50mi Total Ascent: 950m; 2900ft

Activity: relax at the pool!
Today we will ride on the most significant sections of the Granfondo-Mediofondo route. In the afternoon, relax by the pool,have a massage, and eat some good food.

Day Four, August 31st – Banjaluka Race course recon

Main Route: 50km; 30mi Total Ascent: 450m; 1600ft

Activity: relax at the pool and walk in town
Today we will ride on the ITT race course and take it easy.. In the afternoon, relax by the pool,have a massage, and eat some good food.

Day Five, September 1st – Banjaluka Race course recon (Start of the 6 days option)

Main Route: 100km; 60mi Total Ascent: 1250m; 3900ft

Activity: race registration 
Today we will ride on the most significant sections of the Granfondo or the ITT race course at choice. In the afternoon, visit of the race village and bike set up.

Day Six, September 2nd – ITT RACE DAY

Main Route: 60km; 35mi Total Ascent: 750m; 2900ft

Activity: ITT Race day 
for those competing in the ITT as well, this is the day! For everyone else, we will ride on the most significant sections of the Granfondo. In the afternoon, relax!

Day Seven, September 3rd – Banjaluka Race course recon

Main Route: 50km; 30mi Total Ascent: 450m; 1900ft

Activity: Team Relay
Last opportunity to ride on the most significant sections of the Granfondo. In the afternoon, we will get ready for the Team relay and event ceremony.

Day Eight, September 4th –  Rest day 

Main Route: 150km; 90mi Total Ascent: 1450m; 4900ft

Activity: Rest and bike set up!

Today we will prepare for the big day by setting the bikes and relaxing.

Day Nine, September 5th –  GRANFONDO RACE DAY

Main Route: 150km; 90mi Total Ascent: 1450m; 4900ft

Activity: Race!

The big day is here, we will fight for the Rainbow Jersey and have a great day on our bikes. After the race, massage and a great celebration dinner!

Day Ten, September 6th –  Goodbye

Main Route:

Total Ascent: 

Activity: Bike packing and transfer to airport

TOUR MAP

CONTACT US

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PHONE ITA: +393405040368

PHONE AND: +376367024

PHONE AUS: +61452295694

SKYPE: andrea.nicosia
EMAIL:  info@one-more-ride.com

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