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Bike Rental 
ITU does not have a bike rental vendor in Pontevedra, Spain. If you are still trying to find a bike rental try the companies below. USA Triathlon can not endorse these companies as we have no relationship but athletes have had luck with scheduling rentals. 

http://www.bikespain.com 
http://www.cycling-rentals.com

Event Travel Management (a division of Polk CTM) Travel Packages
USA Triathlon and Event Travel Management have finished putting the final touches on the Team USA travel packages for the 2014 ITU World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain. We highly encourage our Team USA members to book their travel through Event Travel Management (a division of Polk CTM) as USAT works very closely with them to create these packages. This is how you can best interact with fellow team members and have the best access to the Team USA support staff.

Event Travel Management (ETM) created an all inclusive land travel experience that will make everything easier for you. Please follow this link to read  more about our official Team USA travel package: http://www.cvent.com/events/2014-duathlon-world-championships-pontevedra-spain/event-summary-fb5122c10b0d49a5969c3c363d686469.aspx.

If you have questions about travel, please email Katarina Stastny from Event Travel Management katarina_stastny@eventsctmna.com or call her at 303-386-8507.


Other Travel and Tourism Information

If you choose not to use the Team USA travel company and run into any travel problems reach out to the ITU travel company for assistance. 
Viajes Santyago Travel Agency duathlon@santyago.es

Airport Transfers

The Official Travel Agency offers a transfer service from the closest airports Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, A Coruña & Porto to Pontevedra's hotels.
Transport

Private transport service offered by the Official Travel Agency, between hotels in Poio, Portonovo-Sanxenxo and Pontevedra.

This service only applies when booking hotel through the Official Travel Agency. The price per person/day is 20€ including the bike.
Excursions
Santiago de compostela

Islas Cies
Rias Baixas

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The trip, guide and travel insurance are included in the price. 

Minimum 20 people per trip needed.

For more information about bookings, availability, prices and payment conditions, please contact:

PABLO CABANA - duathlon@santyago.es
XIADA PULLEIRO - duathlon2@santyago.es 
Telephone: +34 (981) 553 113


Airport
Pontevedra is well communicated with the rest of Galicia and the main airports (Santiago de Compostela and Vigo) by the AP-9 Highway, which runs through Galicia from north to south and is linked to the main roads to the centre of Spain (A52 Highway) and Portugal (A3 and A-1 Highways).

Pontevedra is 20 minutes from Vigo Airport and 45 minutes from the Santiago de Compostela International Airport. O Porto International Airport (Portugal) is 170 km from the city. Besides, there is a railway station connected to all the Peninsula.


Tourism

Pontevedra is the capital of Rias Baixas, the most important tourist centre in Galicia. Due to its location and weather conditions, this area has become the ultimate quality destination for many travellers. Culture, landscape, gastronomy, thermalism, festivals, etc. are some of the tourist appeals of this area of the Galician coast.

 

In the Rías Baixas, other municipalities stand out for their beauty and tourist attractions, such as Sanxenxo, O Grove, Poio (Combarro), Cambados, etc. Pontevedra and the Rías Baixas are the starting point of a lot of routes that take us to dreamy places such as Santiago de Compostela, Cies Islands, Baiona, Vigo, the Morrazo Peninsula, etc.

 

www.visit-pontevedra.com 

www.riasbaixas.depo.es

www.turgalicia.es
www.terrasdepontevedra.org


MEDEX International Insurance
As you prepare for your upcoming competition abroad, please consider the added protection that international insurance can provide. Your domestic health insurance may not offer adequate travel protection during an emergency and benefits can be limited. Travelers are often left with the burden of making their own arrangements and paying costly out-of-pocket medical expenses.

MEDEX, a partner of the USOC and USA Triathlon, offers Travmed Abroad to take care of these problems and other travel, medical and security related issues. The cost to our athletes is at a discounted rate of $3/day which gives the traveler $100,000 in coverage, with only a $25 deductible per illness or injury. TravMed will locate nearest providers, hospitals, ER, arrange for medical evacuations, translation services and much more. This insurance covers the cost of services on a secondary basis to any personal insurance already in place (if there is no coverage then they become the primary insurer) after a $25 deductible. Illness and injuries, including sport injuries, are also included in the coverage.

We highly encourage all of our athletes to take advantage of this offer. You may get coverage for yourself as well as family and friends traveling abroad. Please review the link below if you would like additional information. 
FrontierMeDEX Homepage

To purchase this coverage at any time throughout the year, please do so by visiting the link below.
Team USA Store
Password: iamteamusa


Raceday Transport International Bike Transport

Raceday Transport is the Official Bike Transport provider for USA Triathlon and Team USA.
Transporting your bike to international events can be a challenging task.  Accurate planning requires a balance of cost, convenience, time constraints, and accessibility.  Organizing these factors is what we do best.  At Raceday Transport, our mission is to provide each customer with the options and services that best fit their individual needs.

Raceday Transport will offer numerous international service options including discounted shipping through FedEx and UPS; Bike Box rentals; negotiated pricing on bike assembly/disassembly through our 150+-bike partner network; Fully-Assembled shipping to select international events; mechanical services, and more.

For more information, please call 916.778.7473, or log-on to racedaytransport.com and send us a “contact us” request. 






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