Challenge Roth Tour Experience

Widely considered one of the most spectacular triathlon races on the calendar, this iconic German event is one that every triathlete should experience at least once in their career.

Start Date 7.7.19
Days 7
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Challenge Roth

The Roth triathlon is widely considered one of the most spectacular races on the calendar, and this Challenge event is one that every triathlete should experience at least once in their career.

With over 100,000 fans lining the famous Solarer Berg climb, riders feel like they are at the Tour de France! The Tri Travel Roth Tour encompasses the full German experience, and our Roth expert tour guides will give our team members a week to remember, taking care of all the logistics.

Roth International Race Entry

Tri Travel offer international race entry, airfare, accommodation and tour packages to Challenge Roth. This event sells out in minutes, but Tri Travel have entry slots available for international athletes.

Tri Travel are the Roth triathlon experts. We take care of all the race week logistics so you can have your best race and experience possible. Accommodation is located both in and around the surrounding towns of Roth, and Tri Travel make these transfers seamless for our team members.

Roth Challenge Event Week

There are many race week activities and events on offer during the lead up to Challenge Roth. The quaint German town embraces its culture and puts its heritage on display for the athletes and their families to enjoy. Tri Travel make sure you are a part of all the excitement and race week functions, and you may even get to wear the famous lederhosen along with the pros in the beer garden!

 

When you decide to race Roth make sure to make the best of your time in and around Roth. Here is our top 1o tips of things you need to do when racing Roth:

 

1. Visit Cafe Schmidt in Hilpoltstein. There is many Cafe Schmidt in the area but this is the Lava Java of European long distance racing. During race week this is the hot spot to see and be seen and on top of that you get great food and drinks and it’s a stone throw away from the swim start. Sometimes it requires a little patience as this hotspot is no more of a secret than your ‚top secret Marco Polo Insider tips but it is worth it. You will get to mingle with the pros and many, many other athletes.

 

2. When in Hilpoltstein already make sure to drop by bike shop and fitting legend Fritz Bruchstaller. He will for sure be busy but no matter if you need last minute help with your bike or just wanna listen to one of many stories Fritz has to tell about racing in Roth, a visit is always an inspiration. Just don’t expect a last minute bike fit. He is so good he’s booked out for months.

 

3. Have somebody take a picture of you and your family at the finish arch in the Rother triathlon park. The finish arch in Roth is one of the biggest and most legendary in the circuit and it is put up year round. So even though race day is about you don’t forget to take a pic to remember with your friends or family.

 

4. Take a swim in the 50m Olympic pool at the Freitzeitbad Roth. It’s a great place not just for athletes but the whole family and if you go in the earlier ours it is another great spot for spotting some of the pros doing the final laps before race day. If you catch them in the right moment you might even get to take a selfie with some of them or get a last minute race tip for your race.

 

5. Thursday night has two must-do events. First up starting at 17:00 is the Erdinger Urweisse Hüttenparty. A get together of the who is who of athletes joining into a fun early evening celebration with ice cold and refreshing Erdinger beer. No worries there is a great non alcoholic version available. If you are not in racing spirits yet, this will do the trick: get yourself a pair of typical Bavarian Lederhosen. You will see plenty of athletes showing up in these but if you think you can’t flash the Lederhosen don’t sweat it: You will be just as accepted in sports clothes or any other clothes for this matter.

 

6. The second fun pre-race event on Thursday evening is the Night Run. 11.4km from Hilpoltstein to the triathlon park in Roth in the later stages of the evening (start is at 8.15pm at the market place in Hilpoltstein). The run is best finished off with another Erdinger Alkoholfrei at the Challenge Roth expo area.

 

7. Join a morning swim. The swim at Challenge Roth is maybe the most emotional but also one of the most straight forward ones you find in triathlon. As it is happening the Main-Donau-Kanal swimming is usually not allowed but on Friday and Saturday morning official swim course checks are offered from 6:30-9:00. Get up early and enjoy a fantastic early morning swim with many of your fellow athletes and when you are there, meet your friends and family for breakfast at Cafe Schmidt.

 

8. Take a warm up jog along the run course at a hotspot called the Lände. The Lände is not only of of the best hotspots on race day but also one of the key points on the run course. Start there and run along the canal. It is a beautiful run but it takes some mental preparation for race day as the run course heads straight along the canal for kilometres without a single turn.

 

9. Once you have passed race day and crossed the finish line of Challenge Roth like a rockstar there is two more things to do. The first is to drive out to a lake called Rothsee and just enjoy the lake and its green areas surrounding the lake. A lot of fellow athletes will be there and you can either just enjoy the peace or share war stories with the other athletes. No matter what: this is the best place to recharge your batteries after race day.

 

10. Last but not least you are finally done and all the hard work has paid off. Don’t go home without enjoying some ice chilled Bavarian beers. If we had to pick one thing the Bavarians are especially good at then it’s beer! Enjoy it. You earned it!

 

What's Included?

Accommodation

Accommodation

Our location and race knowledge allows us to secure some of the best accommodation covering all budgets.

Full Course Orientation

Full Course Orientation

With our team of course experts, we make sure you understand all the key parts to the race.

Full transport and Logistics

Full transport and Logistics

From the moment we meet and greet you at the airport, through the whole tour experience, we provide the best quality transport and logistics.

Training

Training

Catered training sessions on the entire course provide our athletes with extra course insight.

Bike Support

Bike Support

Bike support and access to mechanics and bike shop.

Race Week Event Access

Race Week Event Access

Transport and reserved seating to the welcome dinner and presentation nights.

Merchandise Pack

Merchandise Pack

So you're looking your best ever! We make sure you're decked out in some cool Tri Travel gear.

Detailed Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

It's nice to have some structure and plan, especially when you're about to do the race of your life! Don't miss out on any of the functions and activities in race week.

Nutrition and Hydration advice

Nutrition and Hydration advice

Each location has its different environment and requirements. We have the location and course knowledge to support your plan.

Race Day Strategy Advice

Race Day Strategy Advice

There's always last minute nerves leading into race day. We are there to keep you on course.

Race Day Gear Advice

Race Day Gear Advice

There's always last minute nerves leading into race day. We are there to keep you on course.

Free time for you and your family/ friends

Free time for you and your family/ friends

It's not all go go go, we allocate plenty of time to relax and enjoy your tour experience with friends and family.

Highly experienced team

Highly experienced team

All our tour leaders are there to deliver an awesome experience. Nothing is too much to ask.

Tri Travel Functions

Tri Travel Functions

Our group breakfasts and dinners are always a laugh and some fun. Get to know other like-minded athletes and their families.

Extras

Bike Insurance

Through our partners we offer comprehensive bike insurance.

Pre and Post Travel

Looking to holiday before or after the race? We provide full travel solutions and options.

Travel Insurance

Through our partners we offer discounted travel insurance.

Flights

Let Tri Travel find the best flight options for your needs.

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The Tri Travel Difference

The little things that make your experience unique with us.

  • Create life time friends
    Connect with like-minded athletes. Who knows, we might have another marriage proposal on your tour!
  • Money can’t buy experience
    This is often a once in a life time experience for you and your entourage. We make sure you make the most of your time at the event.
  • No limits, no judgements
    Ask all the questions you need to prepare yourself for the race. We have all the answers.
  • Network with the Pros
    We have hand selected the best for you. They are here to support your race.
  • Jokes are for free
    We have fun on our tours, and you’ll take away memories that last a lifetime.
Challenge Roth

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Day 1

EASY GROUP RUN

Meeting in front of your hotel at 7:30am your team leader will take you for an easy run to get your legs moving for 30 minutes.

 

EVENING

This evening the Challenge Roth Tours team will host a special Welcome and team briefing at the Brewery.

Challenge Roth

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Day 2

EASY GROUP RUN

Meeting in front of your hotel at 7:30am your team leader will take you for an easy run to get your legs moving for 20-30 minutes.

EXPO AND RACE REGISTRATION

Today we will take you to the expo where you will be able to register, check out the exhibiters at the expo and enjoy some downtime at the Erdinger Hutte.

Challenge Roth Swim

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Day 3

SWIM AND BIKE COURSE ORIENTATION

This morning we leave for Roth for swim training over the swim course in Hipolstein. After the swim we will then drive over the bike course. When we arrive at the swim start you will walk to the canal with your the tour leaders and they will advise the course. After you have had your swim, you will have time to look at the transition area before heading back to the bus for the bike course orientation.

 

NUREMBERG TEAM MEETING

We will have a team meeting at the Ramada breakfast room where Shane and the team will talk through the course in more detail. Plus, we will explain race day for movements for the athletes and spectators. Athletes/Partners staying at the Arvena will be picked up at 1:15pm to go to the Ramada.

 

SECOND CHANCE RACE REGISTRATION, EXPO AND CHALLENGE ROTH WELCOME DINNER

Today the buses will travel to Roth for race registration. You will also get another chance to have a look around the expo and to attend the Challenge Roth Welcome Dinner.

 

Bike Rider

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Day 4

BIKE COLLECTION

Today we will transfer your bikes to Hipolstein for you to check-in at the transition area. Please meet your tour leader at the front of your hotel at the below time and place your bike on your team coloured van.

You will be given a small sticker to place the bike sticker you received in your race pack and a larger sticker, which you will place on the string of your race kit bags. Challenge Tours have arranged with the organisers to collect your bike and your bike and run bags. This will allow you to relax at the finish with family and friends without worrying about walking to the bike-to-run transition. But you must have these stickers on your bike and bags!

 

BIKE AND GEAR CHECK IN AND RACE BRIEFING IN ROTH

At 1pm we leave for Bike Check-in at Hipolstein (where your bike will be waiting for you) and then drive to the race briefing in Roth (please see time below), which is scheduled for 4:00pm. We will then return to your hotels leaving after the briefing finishes at 5:30pm.

Challenge Roth Finish Line

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Day 5

RACE MORNING

The buses will leave for Roth and head to the swim start with athletes and spectators leaving at the below times – sorry for the early start but we need to beat the traffic!!

 

Spectator’s information after the swim After the swim you will walk through the cobblestoned streets and the cafés of Hipolstein to the ‘Solar Berg’ to watch the riders climb this famous hill. Spectator buses will be available for transport from Hipolstein back to Roth. The buses will leave the swim area at 12pm. We will meet at the north side of the bridge where you were dropped off. Meeting Place Pick up Time Hipolstein 12:30pm

Once you are back at the finish line you will then be able to walk to a key spot on the run to watch your loved one. You can then wander to the 40km mark, which is a mini-beer mile and popular spectator viewing area with music and a fun atmosphere before heading back to the finish. Athlete and Spectator Return after Race Buses will return athletes and spectators to their hotels at the below times. We meet at the usual bus meeting place opposite the bakery.

Challenge Roth finish

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Day 6

AWARDS CEREMONY

The Challenge Roth Tours buses will take you to the awards ceremony and then return you to your hotel. Before the start of the award ceremony please meet at the Erdinger Hutte for a group photo and a chance to meet and thank Felix and his team who run the best event in the world!

Challenge Roth Finish

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Day 7

AIRPORT DEPARTURES

Our guests will return to Nuremburg or Munich airport for various departure times today.

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