Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mallorca – The Ironman 70.3 is entering a new round

The 7th of May marks the date again : For the sixth time the Ironman 70.3 will take place on the biggest of the Balearic Islands – Mallorca.


Swimming, cycling and half-marathon in a holiday paradise


The triathlon is held in the harbour city Alcúdia and proceeds over a total distance of 70,3 miles (112,9 kilometres). That is half of the route of the orginal Ironman Hawaii (140,6 m / 226 km).


Alcudia harbour


(Puerto Alcúdia)


The Ironman on Mallorca is part of a trithlon-series at round about 85 places all over the world and is the qualification for the Ironman 70.3 Championship, which is held in the Australian Queensland this year.


Mallorca is known as a training-paradise for many cyclists and triathletes.


The venue Alcúdia is situated at the northcoast and is one of the most popular cities of the island. The huge, 25 km long sandy beach, which extends all along the bay of the town, is the main tourist attraction.



Ironman Mallorca


(Playa Alcúdia / event website)


Also non-triathletes will also get their fill here and can of course watch the spectacular race from the outside.


Those, who have the necessary change can additionaly experience everything closely and support their favourite athletes, while the team of Thomas Cook – the operator – looks after you.


This is possible because of the VIP-package, which is offered by the tour operator and depending on the category limited on 100 or 5 persons.


For the paid price you get entrance to the VIP-lounge, to the finishing line and to the awards ceremony.



The participation in the Ironman 70,3 on Mallorca also has a proud price with round about 530 euros.


All in all on Mallorca there are 30 spots available for the championship-race in Australia. In Mooloolaba, Queensland 1.800 athletes will participate on the 04th of September to win the prize money of 45.000$.



The route


The triathlon-route begins at the harbour of Alcúdia with a rectangular swimming route and after a change to the bike the highlight of the race is following in the Tramuntana Mountains. At the end the bike is parked and the spectacle ends with a half-marathon along the bay again at the starting line.


ironman mallorca city map


(The route / event website)


All in all the route leads through several little villages and is therefor diversely and also scenically attractive.


You do not want to pass this event ? Then a journey to Alcúdia does not only pay off because of the Ironman race, but also because of the various tourism offers on-site like the beautiful white sandy beach.


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Friday, April 15, 2016

The Best Entertainment For Road Tips

Road trips have the potential to be extremely fun, but they can also turn into long, boring nightmares. There are plenty of ways you can entertain yourself and your travel companions while on the open road, but sometimes it’s hard to come up with something in the spur of the moment when you have little for inspiration besides the monotonous landscape slowly passing by. Here are a few ideas to help ensure your road trip this summer is as entertaining as possible.

Games For The Drive 

The best way to keep busy and entertained in a cramped little car is to play classic road trip games like I spy, 20 Questions or ABC category games that test everyone’s knowledge of a specific subject. For instance, choose a category such as things ‘Things Vegetarians Can’t Eat’ and then have everyone takes turns saying an answer that corresponds with each letter of the alphabet, i.e. “Aardvarks; Baboons; Catfish.” You can make up your own categories or variations depending on the age group and interests of your passengers. 

Karaoke To-Go

Music is a great way to pass the time, especially if everyone on the road trip enjoys the same bands. If it’s nice out, roll down the windows and sing out loud to your favourite songs; road trips are awesome because even if you’re a terrible singer, anyone who hears you will likely never see you again (except for the people in the car with you!)

Audiobooks or Group Stories 

If you are a creative bunch, try creating group stories where each person says one word to add to the storytelling. It’s a completely collaborative game that usually results in something that sounds ridiculous, but it’s a great way to kill some time and bond with your travel buddies. If you don’t feel like making up your own story, purchase an audiobook to listen to for part of the drive.

A Checklist For Your Trip

Traveling can be very difficult when you are unprepared. The key to making your travels as convenient as possible is to prepare in advance. You are going to want to be sure that you check out different traveling guides and tips for the most up to date information on all of your prospective travel plans. Below we will discuss some of the best traveling guides and tips.


1. Check Your Destination. Whenever you are planning your trip, it is important that you look at the different destinations and prepare for them. This means that you should have all of the local currency available in case of emergency. You should check out to make sure that you understand how everything works in the respective country, as well. Are taxis safe to take? Write down all of the numbers that you will need to know. Also, be sure to write down the address of the place that you will be staying at in case you get lost.

2. Register Your Travel Plans. Be sure to register with your Government to make them aware of your travel plans. This will help you in case of emergency. You always want to be sure to let your local consulate and/or embassy know where you will be.

3. Obey The Laws. It is essential that you obey the laws of the country you plan on visiting. Read the laws before you actually visit the country. That way, you are able to ensure that you obey them respectfully. You also want to ensure that you look at the local customs and obey them, as well.

4. Visas. It is critical that you obtain the correct visas before departure. You need to obtain the necessary documents and/or visas before traveling to a respective country in order to be guaranteed that you will be allowed in. If you do not do so, you risk having to travel back out of the country.

5. Vaccinations. A lot of places in the world require certain precautions and vaccinations. Be sure that you obtain these vaccinations before traveling to any country that requires them. This can save your life.

Best Travel Guides: There is a ton of different tips and advice to check out for. Two of the best are; Fodors and Lonely Planet. You should be sure to check these travelling guides and tips out before you make your way to the country that you plan on visiting.

You can also check out the travelling guides and tips that they have online. All of the popular travel guides have online websites. These can be good websites to frequent whenever you are looking for up to date information on specific destinations. A lot of them have forums that you can sort and search through to find specific information that you are looking for.

If you follow the tips and advice in this article, you should be prepared to have an excellent vacation and/or trip. Be sure to utilize the tips we have discussed in this article.