Tri Travel Simplified
Check out one of these travel agencies to remove some of the hassle of traveling so you can focus on racing (or spectating).
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One of the best things about triathlon is the opportunity to travel the world for races, but with all the logistics—airfare, hotels, bike fees, rental cars—often come travel headaches. Check out one of these travel agencies to remove some of the hassle of traveling so you can focus on racing (or spectating).
Endurance Sports Travel
Sample trip: $660 includes four-night hotel stay (double occupancy) at Ironman Brazil, transportation, daily breakfast and dinner buffets, translator, complimentary active release technique (ART) soft-tissue treatment, CO2 cartridge for race day, hospitality area near the finish line
Perks: Owned by former pro Ken Glah, who’s been racing all over the world for 30 years; professional bike mechanic on-site at each race; access to entries for races that sell out immediately after registration
Some partnered races: Rev3 Costa Rica, Ironman World Championship, Ironman Brazil
Tri the World Travel
Sample trip: $859 includes airfare from Baltimore to Cancún, five-night hotel stay, airport pick-up, daily breakfast and a two-tank scuba dive excursion
Perks: Completely custom itineraries (with budget, moderate and luxury options); trips are planned by licensed travel agents who have raced the events you’re heading to; occasional access to entries for sold-out races, such as the Laguna Phuket Triathlon
Some partnered races: Ironman 70.3 St. Croix, The Nation’s Triathlon (in Washington, D.C.), Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship (in Laguna Phuket, Thailand)
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Sample trip: $4,050 for 2012 Olympic Games in London includes a six-night stay in four-star hotel located next to Hyde Park, daily breakfast, sightseeing tours to Big Ben, the London Bridge and the London Museum, and daily “creative triathlon-inspired workouts” in Hyde Park
Perks: Meet-and-greet opportunities with Olympic athletes; access to special events; USAT members are eligible for a 5 percent discount
Partnered races: 2012 London Olympic Games, 2011 Pan American Games
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