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The Championship - Challenge Samorin

We are delighted to provide athletes with the opportunity to feel the support of a Tri Travel Tour at the 2024 The Championships in Samorin

Event Date 19 May 2024
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We are delighted to provide athletes with the opportunity to feel the support of a Tri Travel Tour at the 2024 The Championship in Samorin. As an official travel partner to the Challenge Family we have created a tour package designed to enable peak performance. Simply choose from a stay of 4,5 or 6 nights.

Core Tour Dates: Wednesday 15 May – Tuesday 21 May 2024 (6-nights) – 5 & 4 night packages also available.

The Event

Swim 1.1 miles, bike 55.9 miles and run 13.1 miles along the Danube River. The Championship is a middle-distance triathlon, the biggest in Slovakia, and will take place on 19 May 2024. The charming village of Samorin has 800 years worth of history and a rich tradition of sport. The venue for this event takes place at the remarkable multipurpose complex, x-bionic® sphere.

Our team of sports travel experts are here to assist you with any component of your travel arrangements for The Championship, ensuring that you can focus on your race preparations. With access to race entry, airport transfers, excellent accommodation and all your logistical and transport requirements catered to. We invite you to speak with our friendly team today.

Race Entry, Travel and Accommodation

Guests arrive into Vienna International Airport on Wednesday 15th or Thursday 16th May to meet our transfers, where we will transport you and your bike to our hotels in Old Town Bratislava and x-bionic® sphere, Samorin by private coach transfer. Those arriving on Wednesday 15th May have the option to spend a night in Vienna on the 15th May at a central hotel, and transfer by boat along the Danube the following morning to Bratislava for a more scenic experience.

Included in our 4, 5 and 6 night packages:

  • 4* accommodation in Charming Old Town Bratislava
  • Guaranteed entry (at extra cost)
  • Airport transfers (Vienna to Bratislava Return)
  • Bike Course Part Orientation
  • Swim Course Training Sessions (Part Orientation)
  • Running sightseeing tour of Old Town Bratislava
  • Daily transfers to and from the event site at x-bionic® sphere Samorin
  • Bike Transport (throughout race week as required)
  • Team Welcome Function
  • Guidance and support from the Tri Travel team
  • Post race celebrations
  • Great team atmosphere
  • Tri Travel branded goodies
  • Race day transportation
  • Optional sightseeing tours

Throughout the tour, our team of experienced Tour Leaders will be on hand to provide support, advice and assist you with your race week needs.

Separate to the core package based at AC Marriott Bratislava Old Town, we also have rooms available to book at x-bionic® sphere, these packages are slightly less involved. lease read the following inclusions to understand the differences:

  • 5 or 6 nights at x-bionic® sphere, at the heart of race action; with state-of-the-art facilities
  • Guaranteed entry (at extra cost)
  • Airport transfers (Vienna to Bratislava Return)
  • Swim Course Training Sessions (Part Orientation)
  • Guidance and support from the Tri Travel team
  • Post-race celebrations
  • Great team atmosphere
  • Tri Travel branded goodies

AC Hotel by Marriott Bratislava Old Town

Located nearby to the charming Bratislava Old Town, this 4-star hotel is beautifully designed with excellent on-site facilities and comfortable rooms, providing a great base for race week. Within proximity to plenty of café, shops, restaurants and attractions such Michael’s Gate and the Danube River, which leads directly to x-bionic® sphere in Samorin. You can combine sightseeing, culture and training to get the best out of your Championship experience.

Complementary breakfast is included in your stay. There is a restaurant serving tapas and cocktails on-site if you wish to dine in and a 24-hours fitness center with a terrace boasting views of the Old town.

Standard rooms come with modern conveniences including a mini-bar, Nespresso coffee machines and tea and coffee making facilities, a TV and AC. There is bike storage available throughout your stay.

Event Location

The Championship 2024 takes place in Samorin at the x-bionic® sphere, situated 25 minutes from Slovakia’s capital Bratislava. Though Bratislava does have an international airport, regular flights to Vienna are available, where we will run transfers in and out from. The journey between Vienna International Airport and our hotel in Bratislava is a approximately 40 minutes.

Getting There

Though Bratislava does have an international airport, we recommend tour guests fly into Vienna, where there are regular flights from major hubs worldwide, where we will run private transfers in and out from including bike transportation. The journey between Vienna International Airport and our hotel in Bratislava is approximately 40 minutes.

Should you wish to spend a night in Vienna on the Wednesday 15th May we can arrange hotel accommodation, along with a boat transfer for you and your bike on the 16th May along the Danube River. Please enquire with our team, should you wish to receive more information around this option.

Location Highlights

Western Slovakia is full of charm and history, close to the Hungarian border, in the centre of Europe. Samorin is located south-east of Bratislava and is know for the exceptional multi-sport complex x-bionic® sphere, a sports and leisure resort with ideal conditions for professional and amateur sports and where activities are plentiful. Bratislava is a small and walkable city with a rich history, excellent food and wine culture, beautiful architecture and walking/cycle networks besides the Danube.

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