Essential Rider’s Package




After three successful seasons, the 2014 UCI World Cycling Tour (UWCT) will this year celebrate its grand finale in the stunning city of Ljubljana, Slovenia drawing cyclists and cycling fans from around the world. Now knows as the UCI Amateur Road World Championships, the finale will welcome athletes from over 50 countries all vying for the coveted rainbow jersey and the title of Amateur Road World Champion.

Since its inception in 2011, the UCI World Cycling Tour has grown to include races across all five continents. From Italy to France, USA to Australia and now also Asia as these events culminate in one of the heartlands of European cycling for a dramatic grand finale.

UCI Travel has created an Essential Riders Package that provides competitors with the essential items required to compete in the Championships. Many of you have qualified for the Amateur Road World Championships through qualifying events over the past year, opening the door for you to truly test yourself on the world stage in Ljubljana. You will be met by plenty of competition in the Team Trial, Individual Time Trial and in the Road Race Final.


Wednesday 27th August – Monday 01st September 2014

No. Days – 6 days / 5 nights

Ride Difficulty – N/A

Price – €845 per person Twin Share

€250 Single Supplement


Highlights – Race Entry included, Stay in 4 star accommodation minutes from the start line, exclusive cocktail party with local cycling legends.


  • 5 night’s accommodation in a Superior Room at Official UWCT Hotel
  • Breakfast Daily
  • UCI Travel Riders Pack including Jersey / 2 x Bidons / Cap
  • 2 Dinners including a Pasta Party (part of registration) on final night
  • Local Ride with Guide
  • Professional staff on site
  • Race Entry into 2014 Amateur Road World Championships Road Race
  • Reconnaissance ride of Amateur Road World Championships Time Trial course with local cyclists
  • Exclusive UCI Travel Function with local cycling legends on Wednesday 27th August
  • Exclusive UCI Travel Bike mechanic to assist with bike set up and cleaning for UCI Travel guests



  • Time Trial entry – can be purchased at a discounted rate with Road Race Entry
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airfares
  • Visas
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals other than those included in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature


Wednesday 27th August


Welcome to the 2014 UCI Amateur Road World Championships in Ljubljana, Slovenia. You have successfully qualified to compete against the best in the world for the title of UCI World Champion. As the Official Travel Partner of the UWCT, UCI Travel is here to make your experience at the 2014 Final one to remember.

After arriving in Ljubljana, you will be greeted by your UCI Travel staff member who will help you check in and collect your rider’s pack. After settling in you can make your way to the Registration Desk to sign in for the upcoming UWCT Final and explore the start and finish area.

A ride has been planned this evening at 6pm to see the Time Trial course in more detail on a closed road, a must for anyone competing in the Time Trial tomorrow. After the reconnaissance of the TT course, UCI Travel will be hosting an exclusive function with some local cycling legends, a great way to get in the mood for the weekend’s racing and meet other competitors from around the world.

After the ride your UCI Travel guide can help you lock up your bike in our secure garage area (ask your UCI Travel consultant about availability and cost). Be sure to ask our guide if you would like any help with your bike set up or any mechanical issues.

Meals: Breakfast, Cocktail function

Overnight: Plaza Hotel, Ljubljana


Thursday 28th August

Time Trial Day

Day two of the UCI World Cycling Tour will showcase the exciting and fast paced Time Trial Finals, scheduled to take place in the centre of Ljubljana with the start line only meters from our hotel.

For our guests who will be competing, UCI Travel can provide you with a wind trainer (ask your UCI Travel consultant for more details and cost) to help warm up before the start and our mechanic will be on hand to assist with any last minute tweaks to your bike.

While entry to the Individual Time Trial competition isn’t included in the UCI Travel Riders Package (speak to one of our staff if you wish to upgrade), today will provide a great opportunity to watch some intense racing up close and cheer on any of your family and friends competing today.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Plaza Hotel, Ljubljana


Friday 29th August

Today is the Official Opening of the 2014 Amateur Road World Championships in Ljubljana and being in the Official Hotel will have you close to all the formalities.

Replace your UCI Travel jersey with your National Team Kit to compete in the Team relay launched last year in Trento with great success. Being held after the Time Trial in 2014, the Team Relay is sure to attract huge numbers of competitors and if you have chosen not to ride this exciting race, you can walk from our hotel to get a great vantage point to watch the excitement unfold.

After the Team Relay all qualifiers will join the Official Ceremony in the start/finish area.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Plaza Hotel, Ljubljana


Saturday August 30th 2014

The professionals say “you win a race from your bed” and today is the day to rest your legs and recharge before tomorrow’s big race. We suggest enjoying a sleep in and a good breakfast in the hotel before relaxing in the beautiful city of Ljubljana.

UCI Travel will have its mechanic available all day to assist you with any last minute bike issues. Also be sure to bring your bike to the mechanic who can wash it and have your bike sparkling for the big day tomorrow.

To take the pressure off you before race day, UCI Travel will host you for dinner tonight in the hotel. We have arranged athlete specific meals to ensure you are fuelled up form tomorrow. Dinner will be earlier to ensure you can all get an early night.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight: Plaza Hotel, Ljubljana


Sunday 31st August 2014

Road Race

This is what you have been training for, the 2014 UWCT Final! All of those hours in the saddle have prepared you for today and we wish all of our guests the best of luck.

The 157km loop will be made for the all-rounder, flatter than the 2013 course; we can expect today’s race to be fast and hard. Only one will secure their spot centre stage on the winner’s podium, earning the right to wear the coveted rainbow jersey. Good luck!

After the jerseys have been awarded and the crowds have cleared, Ljubljana will begin its celebrations late afternoon with a Pasta Party for all riders. If you have the energy tonight will be about relief and celebration in the bustling city of Ljubljana.

Meals: Breakfast, Pasta Party

Overnight: Plaza Hotel, Ljubljana


Monday 1st September 2014

Check Out

After a leisurely start to the day, you can check out of our hotel by 10am.

UCI Travel thanks you for joining us to experience the 2014 UWCT Final.



This package has been designed to cater for competitors, if you are travelling with a non-riding companion please ask our friendly staff for package options.

Climbing the Monte Bondone 2013 UWCT Final Monte Bondone Trento Duomo - Start line for the 2013 UWCT Final UWCT Finalists at the start line


Ljubljana is situated in central Slovenia in the Ljubljana Basin between the Alps and the Karst. The city is located some 140 kilometers west of Zagreb, 250 kilometers east of Venice and 350 kilometers southwest of Vienna.

The extent of Ljubljana has changed considerably in the past 30 years, mainly because some of the nearby settlements have merged with Ljubljana.


What do your package prices include?

UCI Travel inclusions differ depending on which package you have purchased, however most packages will include the following:

  • All accommodations
  • Meals as stated in your itinerary
  • All scheduled activities, experiences and anything else listed in the itinerary
  • VIP access to areas exclusive to guests of the UCI
  • Assistance of UCI Travel staff at your location
  • Official UCI Travel merchandise


Why should I travel with UCI Travel?

UCI Travel is the Official Travel Partner to the governing body of cycling, the UCI. This has many advantages in that we receive event information first hand, and also are granted access to exclusive behind the scenes experiences available exclusively to guests of the UCI – we can place you where no other travel operator can!


Who travels with UCI Travel?

UCI Travel hosts guests of all ages from all over the world! It’s the nature of the sport, whether you’re 16 year old watching your first ever World Championship or a 60 year competing at the Masters – UCI Travel caters for all. We have packages that suit solo travellers, partners or large groups and families, children included. There are no age restrictions with UCI Travel either, you are never too young or too old to experience the best of cycling around the world.


Are children welcome on UCI Travel packages?

Absolutely, UCI Travel packages can be tailored to suit families and young children. So long the younger ones are accompanied by an adult, we welcome children and encourage their involvement in the sport – they are our future champions!


If I’m travelling on my own, will you find me a roommate or can I have a private room?

The choice is yours. Our packages are priced as twin share, meaning that solo travellers booking on their own will be automatically matched up with another guest of the same gender who have also booked by themselves.

Alternatively, you can purchase a single supplement and have a private room to yourself.


What is a single supplement?

A single supplement is an optional add-on to your regular package which provides guests travelling on their own with a private room instead of a shared twin. This is suited to those who prefer a little extra privacy or just extra room to move around in their room.

There is an extra cost incurred when adding a single supplement. The cost differs depending on the length and type of package.


How far in advance do I need to make my booking?

UCI Travel recommends booking your package at least 90 days prior to departure. This allows us to assist you with any extra requirements well in advance of your experience beggining. These might include flights, transfers, insurance or extra accommodation nights. In addition to this, booking earlier increases you chance of securing your place on your desired package and room configuration, as many of our trips sell out close to departure.


Can I extend my trip before and after my package dates?

Yes you can. In most cases we stay in the UCI Official Hotel and we can request extra accommodation nights either before or after your package dates. These extra nights can be added to your overall invoice, making your extended stay as simple as possible. UCI Travel can also assist you with flights and transfers in and out of the event location.


How can I contact someone at UCI Travel?

You can contact us at any time via our Contact Us page or by phone during business hours at either of our Australian or Swiss offices.


Melbourne, Australia                        

Phone:  +61 (3) 9020 8665

8.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.


Aigle, Switzerland

Phone: +41 24 468 58 11

8.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.


Can UCI Travel cater for large groups?

Yes we can. We can even build a customised package just for you if your group is large enough. UCI travel has hosted groups of 10-20 people on our package tours in the past and we can consider group pricing depending on your requirements. Speak to a UCI Travel consultant today to discuss your group travel options.

You can reach us by phone, email, fax or letter—or just swing by the office for a cup of coffee. For complete details on how to request a brochure, get more information or to share your thoughts, see the Contact Us page.


How do I book a UCI Travel package?

UCI Travel packages can be booked online or over the phone depending on which you prefer. From the product page on our website, follow the Book Now button to our confirmation page and fill in the details. A UCI Travel consultant will contact you as soon as you place your booking with any extra information you will need.


Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended at all times and is compulsory for guests of UCI Travel. We can assist you with by suggesting travel insurance options that are suited to your needs, and can also help you with any claim that may arise from your time away. Speak to a UCI Travel consultant for further information.

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