DATEV Challenge Roth

5-Night and 7-Night Race Entry Tours for 2018 Now Open

Has the Challenge ROTH triathlon been on your "bucket list" for awhile? Here's your opportunity to make the dream of racing in picturesque Germany a reality! This isn't just a long-course triathlon; it's where world records happen routinely for the 140.6-mile distance. It's legendary. And it's produced with passion by the Walchshoefer family and their amazing staff - an organization recognized and admired globally for providing a race experience that is unrivaled for athletes and spectators alike.

Get guaranteed race entry! We are now accepting deposits for the 2018 Challenge Roth race week tour with guaranteed race access. Deposits are $500 per person, non-refundable and non-transferable. Please read and understand our full terms, conditions and the booking process (see below) before registering with us. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found below.

CHALLENGE ROTH 2018 BOOKING PROCESS - 3 EASY STEPS!

  1. CHOOSE a travel package. Our 5-night tour begins on the Thursday prior to race day and concludes on Tuesday, post-race. Our 7-night tour begins on Tuesday prior to race day and concludes on Tuesday, post-race. At checkout, you may select our post-race tour extension, and additional services to enhance your stay such as pro bike assembly and dis-assembly for just $150.

  2. DEPOSIT a $500 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit for each racing athlete OR spectator (age 14 and up as of race day). Packages are priced per person. Spectators have access to all services, tours, shuttles, parties, and activities included in the package. Special price available for children age 13 or younger (age on race day). Children age 3 or younger travel at no charge. Submit your deposits via our easy and secure checkout system.

  3. CONFIRM. You will receive confirmation from us by email that your deposit has been received. Your race entry instructions will follow. Race entry fees are not included in the package prices; paid separately when you enter the race.

MAKE IT A TRUE "RACE-CATION" - ADD PRAGUE and SALZBURG

Post-Roth Tour Extension: Visit Prague and Salzburg

Take advantage of our stress-free way to see more of Europe with our 5-day, 4-night tour extension to two of Europe's most treasured cities: Prague, Czech Republic and Salzburg, Austria! 

With 5-star accommodations, all ground transportation, experienced tour guides, daily breakfast and our best picks for things to see and do in each city, our Europe's Treasures tour is a great family-friendly way to conclude your "race-cation!"

Pricing for this extension begins at just $1,295 per person, double occupancy. Singles are welcomed to travel with us at $1,495 per person. Space on this tour is limited (no more than 10) to ensure a small-group personalized experience. Book here after securing your Challenge Roth tour, or simply add this tour at checkout by clicking "Continue Shopping."

Enjoy two nights in Prague, two nights in Salzburg, plus one of the most scenic drives in the world with us through the mountains as we return from Salzburg back to Munich for your flight home. Bike storage in Munich is also available at checkout for $100. We store your bike securely then deliver it to you at your flight check-in counter.

Our 5-day, 4-night tour of Prague and Salzburg is a great way to conclude your race-cation!

Our 5-day, 4-night tour of Prague and Salzburg is a great way to conclude your race-cation!

Training plans specific to this course are available from Challenge Roth pro guide, Jessica Jacobs.

Training plans specific to this course are available from Challenge Roth pro guide, Jessica Jacobs.

Challenge Roth Training Plans - written for the course!

We offer proven training plans available at checkout that are written exclusively for the Challenge Roth course for RaceQuest Travel athletes. Available in 16-week or 20-week options and adapted for every level of iron-distance experience, our Intermediate and Advanced training plans will ensure you arrive in Roth perfectly tuned to take on the Challenge! Our plans are created by our Challenge Roth race week Coach and Guide, Jessica Jacobs. Maximum commitment during your peak training volume build up is 16-18 hours per week for the advanced athlete and 14-16 hours for intermediate athletes. Personal coaching is also available; please inquire at team@race-quest.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

"I already have a race entry. Can I still do your tour package?" Yes. We offer the 5-night and 7-night tours even if you obtained a race entry online from Challenge Roth. 

"How long do I have to book the Roth race entry tour with you?" Our booking window lasts until September 1, or until all of our slots are sold out. Due to limited availability, we recommend booking with a deposit as soon as possible to guarantee your spot.

"Can I bring my friends and family? What is the cost?" Friends and family (Spectators) are very welcome on our tour! We put on a comprehensive race day spectator tour that allows them to see the swim, bike, run and finish line area. We transport your loved ones from point to point all day in this logistically complex event. With most of the roads closed off, and transitions miles apart, our spectator tour is the best way to see the race. Spectators and Athletes pay the same price for the tour. Spectators have all services and amenities, accommodations, etc. as athletes. Children age 3 or younger (age as of race day) travel with us for free. Babysitting is also available for families with small children.

"What about my bike? Can I ship it over?" Yes. We partner with LuggageForward.com and we have years of experience with them helping you get your bike to and from Germany. We provide you with our hotel shipment information and assist with the details. We also offer post-race luggage storage in Munich that can be added on at checkout if you are doing further travels such as our Prague and Salzburg tour. 

"Do you have a bike mechanic?" Yes. We have a U.S. based professional bike service manager that is onsite at our hotel during your stay. You can opt for our pro bike package that includes bike building, safety check, and repacking your bike after the race for $150. (Limited to 20 bikes; please reserve the service at checkout.)

"What about travel insurance?" We strongly advise you take out travel insurance in the event you have to cancel your race tour. Changes and cancellations can be handled up until January 31, 2018. After that date, all sales are final and no changes or refunds may be made. All $500 initial deposits are non-refundable, as they are used to secure your spot on tour. Please review travelinsurance.com to see how inexpensive it is to insure your trip against financial loss.

"How do I prepare for Challenge ROTH? I need a plan." We offer training plans that are written exclusively for this race course and accommodate every level of long course experience. Personal coaching is also available, Plans are written for 16 weeks from race day. Please write to us if you need assistance with your preparation: team@race-quest.com.

"I'm not from the U.S. or the Americas region. Can I still gain entry and travel with you?" Yes! We represent athletes from the Americas (Canada, United States, Mexico, and Central and South America), but our partners in Australia, Asia, U.K. and Europe can assist you with your booking. Let us know where you are from and we will direct your entry request to the appropriate contact.

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