2014 Ponferrada, Spain



The UCI Road World Championships will return to Spain in 2014 with event organisers confirming that the UNESCO listed town of Ponferrada will play host to the world’s best road cyclists from the 20th to 28th of September in 2014.

Located in the province of El Bierzo, Ponferrada has a rich and vibrant history, with this ancient walled city one of the major staging posts on the Pilgrims Road to Santiago de Compostela.

Riders will make their way through ancient streets within the historic quarter, which sits behind the imposing fortress castle built by the Knights Templar and the mountains that cradle the city.

Don’t miss out on your chance to watch your favourites fight it out for the coveted rainbow jersey at the 2014 Road World Championships in Ponferrada.


UCI Travel itineraries provide a detailed day-by-day briefing on all package activities, inclusions and exclusions. Necessary dates, times and meeting points are also included in these documents. Where applicable, UCI Travel itineraries provide details on ride distances, elevations, key climbs and more.

Marianne Voss competing for the 2013 UCI Road World Championships 2013 Road World Champs TeamGB Road Cycling Mark Cavendish sprinting Mark Renshaw Giro d'Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali


Ponferrada is a city in the province of El Bierzo, Castile and León, Spain. It lies on the Sil River in the El Bierzo valley, completely surrounded by mountains. In 2008, Ponferrada had a population of 69,769.



What do your package prices include?

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  • 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.


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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.

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How do I book a UCI Travel package?

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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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