Team USA Zittau athletes are responsible for their own travel planning and expenses.
- Dresden International – 120 km away from Zittau
- Prague (Vaclav Havel Airport) – 130 km away from Zittau
- Wrocław (Nikolaus-Kopernikus Airport) – 200km away from Zittau
- Berlin/Cottbus: Change at Cottbus for the ODEG train to Zittau via Görlitz
- Dresden Hbf: Direct trains to Zittau
- Prag: Change at Dresden Hbf for the train to Zittau
- Wrocław: Change at Görlitz for the ODEG train to Zittau
Zittau Station is about 5 km away from the competition area on Lake Olbersdorfer See.
Take the A bus, and alight at the stop marked ‘Freizeitoase’.
- From Dresden
A4/E40 heading for Görlitz, turn off at junction 91 (Weißenberg) towards Zittau,
continue on the B178 heading for Zittau
- From Prague (Czech Republic)
E65/R10 heading for Turnov
Turn off at junction 44 onto the E442 until Bílý Kostel nad Nisou,
then take Route 35 heading for Zittau
- From Wrocław (Poland)
E40/A4 heading for Jelenia Góra/Görlitz,
turn off at junction 94 (Görlitz/Zittau/Reichenbach),
pass through Görlitz on the B115/99 heading for Bautzen/Zittau
To Lake Olbersdorfer See
In Zittau, take the ring road (‘Stadtring’) and turn off onto the B96 heading for Oppach. After about 1 km, go straight ahead at the crossroads towards Großschönau until you reach the roundabout and take the exit marked ‘Freizeitoase Olbersdorfer See’. After about 1 km you’ll reach the car park, from where you can walk the remaining 200 metres to the north shore of O-See.
Competition hotel of the 2014 Zittau ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships: Dresdner Hof in Zittau
Click here to make reservations.
Other places to stay nearby are listed on the following websites:
Zittau Tourist Information
Zittau Mountains National Park/Upper Lusatia Tourist Board
Upper Lusatia Accommodation Directory
Oybin Accommodation Service
There are also a private camp site and a four-star hotel on Lake Olbersdorfer See
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.
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.
To purchase this coverage at any time throughout the year, please do so by visiting the link below.
Team USA Store
Team USA Bike Checklist
Congratulations on making Team USA. Below are a few things that will help the team mechanics better serve you.
Make sure your bike is in working order - Taking your bike to your local bike shop for a tune-up is recommended. Try to give your shop two weeks before your trip in the event of major repairs that you may not be aware of. Packing your bike - If you are uncomfortable packing your bike, please allow your bike shop to assist you. If you pack your bike, please make sure that your pedals, seat/seat post, wheels, helmet, and any other race day equipment make it in the box. Please secure smaller items such as pedals and stems in a bag or small box so they are not lost in transport. Unpacking your bike - We do encourage you to assemble your bike as much as you can. If you are not comfortable with this task, then we are glad to assist you. It is easier for us to assemble your bike correctly than it is to repair a badly stripped out bolt or replace a broken part.
Mechanics are present at races on a volunteer basis. We will try to be prepared for any bike repair that we encounter. If you have a bike with special needs, such as a wheel-set that requires a different spoke tool, or a bike that has odd sized bolts, please bring proper tools just in case we do not have them. With sometimes hundreds of bikes to work on, it is hard to have every tool and bolt that we may need to get you on the road safely. If we do encounter bikes that need major repairs we will do our best to get these bikes on the road for the event. Thanks for helping us help you.