All bicycles travel by plane a few days before the event. Therefore, these will be collected previously in Barcelona, ​​and loaded into airplanes for their transfer, except for those who travel by their own to Saudi Arabia and travel with their bicycle.

The organization makes available to the participants the “official box” (at no extra cost). This way, all bikes occupy the same space, the load is agile and the bicycles are well protected.

The box is made of cardboard and the measurements are 160x90x22cm. The maximum weight allowed for bicycle boxes once loaded is 20kg.

In addition to the bicycle you can load other elements without exceeding the maximum weight allowed. The organization will weigh the boxes before loading bicycles on transport planes. In case of exceeding the maximum authorized load, the organization reserves the right to empty the content to reduce its weight to the maximum allowed. To coordinate the collection of bicycles in Barcelona, ​​the organization asks the participants to fill out a form in which the preferences of the participants must be indicated. This form will be sent by email to all participants.

When participants arrive in Saudi Arabia on verifications day, they must pick up their bicycle (as delivered in the box) at the assigned collection point. Inside the boxes you cannot leave any material, because they will not be the same that will be delivered at the end of the race.

 


 

  • TRANSPORT FROM SPAIN

For the transport of bicycles to the Titan Series Saudi Arabia, participants in the race should choose one of the following options.

 

OPTION 1: Transport the bicycle to Saudi Arabia on one’s own account.

  • If the participant chooses this option, he should be aware that he will have to transport his bicycle throughout the trip.
  • After the event, all participants must collect their bicycles on Saturday February 1th, before 18:00.

 

OPTION 2: Personally, deliver and collect the bicycle in the warehouse in Barcelona.

WAREHOUSE ADDRESS

Almacén RPM-MKTG

Carretera del Mig 46, 08907.

Hospitalet de Llobregat.

Barcelona (Spain).

PROCEDURE

Before the event

  • The participant must present himself on January 13th from 9:00 to 14:00 or from 15:00 to 18:00 in the warehouse to pack his bicycle.
  • The participant will have a specially designed TITAN BOX for transport (160x90x22cm). *If you want, you will have to pick up the box at the warehouse (Carretera del Mig 46, 08907. Hospitalet de Llobregat).
  • The organizers can send the box at a charge of €10 per box on the Spanish mainland and €15 for the Balearic Islands and Andorra.
  • The participant must bring tools to disassemble the bicycle and pack it correctly, as well as protective material.
  • The participant will sign a delivery note after the packing is completed.
  • The participant may collect his bicycle on January 28th during scrutineering in Saudi Arabia. *He shall not be allowed to collect it if he has not completed the medical form.

 After the event

  • The participant must hand over the bicycle to the organization after the last stage on February 1th, before 18:00.
  • The bicycle should be collected from the warehouse on February 10th, from 09:00 to 14:00 or 15:00 to 18:00.
  • The participant will receive his bicycle on presentation of an identity document*.
  • The participant signs a sheet to say that he has collected the bicycle.

*To collect a bicycle belonging to another participant, it is compulsory to present the authorization document signed by that participant together with a photocopy of the identity document – AUTHORISATION TO COLLECT (download).

** From February 11th onwards a €10/day extra charge will be made for storage costs.

 

OPTION 3: Use the full home collection/delivery service provided by the organization and carried out by DHL:

  • Spanish mainland: €100.
  • Balearic Islands: €130.
  • Andorra: €150.
  • Canary Islands: €420.

* The price includes OUTWARD AND RETURN service. Included: cost of home delivery for the box, home collection of bicycle and home delivery of the bicycle after the race.

INSURANCE AND COVERAGE (download)

There is an option of taking out a fully comprehensive insurance policy offered by DHL (€30), to be added to the previously mentioned rates.

CONDITIONS FOR TRANSPORT BY DHL

  • Maximum authorised weight of the box: 20kg.
  • Maximum permitted dimensions of the packaging: 160x90x22cm (TITAN BOX dimensions).

*The organization reserves the right to extract any object not permitted under air transport regulations.

GENERAL PROCEDURE

Spanish mainland:

  • Deadline for contracting the service: December 26th
  • Deadline for sending the Titan Box: December 30th and 31th.
  • Last day for collection of the bicycle at the participant’s home: January 9th.

 

Balearic Islands:

  • Deadline for contracting the service: December 26th.
  • Deadline for sending the Titan Box: December 30th and 31th.
  • Last day for collection of the bicycle at the participant’s home: January 7th.

Canary Islands and Melilla:

  • Deadline for contracting the service: December 26th
  • Deadline for sending the Titan Box: December 30th and 31th.
  • Last day for collection of the bicycle at the participant’s home: January 3th.

Before the event

  • DHL sends the official TITAN BOX (160x90x22cm) to the participant’s home.
  • The participant must pack his bicycle. It is very important to mark the box with your race number.
  • DHL will collect the bicycle at the participant’s home (following prior agreement with the participant) and will transport it to the warehouse in BCN Euro.
  • The participant may collect his bicycle on January 28th during scrutineering in Saudi Arabia. *He shall not be allowed to collect it if he has not completed the medical form.

After the event

  • The participant must hand over his bicycle to the organization after the final stage on February 1th, before 18:00.
  • DHL will deliver the bicycle to the participant’s home the week beginning February 10th.

 

OPTION 4: Use a courier service of one’s own choice for sending and collection at the warehouse in BCN.

WAREHOUSE ADDRESS

Almacén RPM-MKTG

Carretera del Mig 46, 08907.

Hospitalet de Llobregat.

Barcelona (Spain).

CONDITIONS FOR TRANSPORT

  • Maximum authorised weight of the box: 20kg maximum permitted.
  • Dimensions for the package: 160x90x22cm (TITAN BOX dimensions).

PROCEDURE

Before the event

  • The courier service will have the TITAN BOX (specially designed for transport) at its disposal (160x90x22cm). *If you want, you will have to pick up the box at the warehouse (Carretera del Mig 46, 08907. Hospitalet de Llobregat).
  • The organizers can send the box at a charge of €10 per box on the Spanish mainland and €15 for the Balearic Islands and Andorra.
  • The courier service must hand over the bicycle, correctly packaged, at the warehouse in BCN on January 13th from 09:00 to 14:00 or 15:00 to 18:00.
  • The participant may withdraw his bicycle on 28 January in scrutineering in Saudi Arabia. * He shall not be allowed to collect it if he has not completed the medical form.

After the event

  • The participant must hand over the bicycle to the organization after the last stage on February 1th, before 18:00.
  • The courier service or the participant must collect the bicycle from the assigned warehouse on February 10th from 9:00 to 14:00 or de 15:00 to 18:00 in the warehouse in Barcelona.

** From February 11th onwards a €10/day extra charge will be made for storage costs.

**The organization is not responsible for any damage suffered by the courier itself contracted by the participant.

 


 

  • INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT

For the transport of bicycles to the Titan Series Saudi Arabia, international participants in the race must select one of the following options.

 

OPTION 1: Transport the bicycle to Saudi Arabia on one’s own account.

  • If the participant chooses this option, he should be aware that he will have to transport his bicycle throughout the trip and the organization is not responsible for any setbacks.
  • After the event, all participants must collect their bicycles on Saturday February 1th before 18:00.

 

OPTION 2: Personally, deliver and collect the bicycle in the warehouse in Barcelona 

WAREHOUSE ADDRESS

Almacén RPM-MKTG

Carretera del Mig 46, 08907.

Hospitalet de Llobregat.

Barcelona (Spain).

 

CONDITIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION

  • Maximum authorised weight of the box: 20kg.
  • Maximum permitted dimensions of the packaging: 160x90x22cm (TITAN BOX dimensions).

 

PROCEDURE

Before the event

  • The courier service will have the TITAN BOX (specially designed for transport) at its disposal (160x90x22cm).
  • The organizers can send the box at a charge of €25 per box.
  • The participant or the courier service must hand over the bicycle, correctly packaged, in the warehouse in BCN on Monday January 13th from 09:00 to 14:00 or 15:00 to 18:00.
  • The participant may collect his bicycle on January 28th in scrutineering in Saudi Arabia. *He shall not be allowed to collect it if he has not completed the medical form.

After the event

  • The participant must hand over the bicycle to the organization after the last stage on February 1th, before 18:00.
  • The courier service or the participant must collect the bicycle from the assigned warehouse on February 10th in Barcelona.

** From February 10th onwards a €10/day extra charge will be made for storage costs.

 

OPTION 3: Use the full home delivery service proposed by the organization and carried out by DHL.

PRICES

 ZONES  DESTINATION  PRIX
1 PORTUGAL 185,00 €
1 FRANCE 185,00 €
1 ITALY 185,00 €
1 MONACO 185,00 €
1 BELGIUM 185,00 €
1 UK 185,00 €
1 LUXEMBOURG 185,00 €
1 HOLLAND 185,00 €
1 GERMANY 185,00 €
2 AUSTRIA 210,00 €
2 DENMARK 210,00 €
2 FINLAND 210,00 €
2 GREECE 210,00 €
2 IRLANDE 210,00 €
2 SWEDEN 210,00 €
3 CROATIA 230,00 €
3 SLOVAKIA 230,00 €
3 SLOVENIA 230,00 €
3 ESTONIA 230,00 €
3 HUNGARY 230,00 €
3 BULGARIA 230,00 €
3 LATVIA 230,00 €
3 LITHUANIA 230,00 €
3 POLAND 230,00 €
3 CZECH REPUBLIC 230,00 €
3 RUMANIA 230,00 €
4 LIECHTENSTEIN 250,00 €
4 NORWAY 250,00 €
4 SWITZERLAND 250,00 €

 

*The price includes an OUTWARD and RETURN service. Included: cost of home delivery for the box, home collection of bicycle and home delivery of the bicycle after the race.

INSURANCE AND COVERAGE (download)

There is an option of taking out a fully comprehensive insurance policy offered by DHL (€30), to be added to the previously mentioned rates.

CONDITIONS FOR TRANSPORT BY DHL

  • Maximum authorised weight of the box: 20kg.
  • Maximum permitted dimensions of the packaging: 160x90x22cm

 

*The organization reserves the right to extract any object not permitted under air transport regulations.

GENERAL PROCEDURE

  • Deadline for contracting the service: December 26th.
  • Deadline for sending the Titan Box: December 30th and 31th.
  • Last day for collection of the bicycle at the participant’s home: January 7th.

Before the event

  • DHL sends the official TITAN BOX (160x90x22cm) to the participant’s home.
  • The participant must pack his bicycle. It is very important to mark the box with your race number.
  • DHL will collect the bicycle at the participant’s home (following prior agreement with the participant) and will transport it to the warehouse in BCN.
  • The participant may collect his bicycle on January 28th during scrutineering in Morocco. *He shall not be allowed to collect it if he has not completed the medical form.

After the event

  • The participant must hand over his bicycle to the organization after the final stage on February 1th, before 18:00.
  • DHL will deliver the bicycle to the participant’s home the week beginning February 10th.

 

OPTION 4: Use a courier service for delivery and collect the bicycle to the Barcelona warehouse.

WAREHOUSE ADDRESS

Almacén RPM-MKTG

Carretera del Mig 46, 08907.

Hospitalet de Llobregat.

Barcelona (Spain).

 

CONDITIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION

  • Maximum authorised weight of the box: 20kg.
  • Maximum permitted dimensions of the packaging: 160x90x22cm (TITAN BOX dimensions).

 

PROCEDURE

Before the event

  • The courier service will have the TITAN BOX (specially designed for transport) at its disposal (160x90x22cm).
  • The organizers can send the box at a charge of €25 per box.
  • The participant or the courier service must hand over the bicycle, correctly packaged, in the warehouse in BCN on Monday January 13th from 09:00 to 14:00 or 15:00 to 18:00.
  • The participant may collect his bicycle on January 28th in scrutineering in Saudi Arabia. *He shall not be allowed to collect it if he has not completed the medical form.

After the event

  • The participant must hand over the bicycle to the organization after the last stage on February 1th, before 18:00.
  • The courier service or the participant must collect the bicycle from the assigned warehouse on February 10th in Barcelona.

** From February 10th onwards a €10/day extra charge will be made for storage costs.

It is highly recommended* that you take a long jersey and long-sleeved culotte for each stage.

We also recommend you bring cold weather gear as temperatures during the race dates range between -5ºC and 10ºC.

It is mandatory for all participants to bring a sleeping bag that is suitable for the aforementioned temperatures.

*In the case of female participants, the use of these (long) clothes is mandatory for cultural reasons. 

ALL the participants travelling to the Titan Series Saudi Arabia NEED to obtain a visa in order to enter the country. The organisation will manage the application procedure. Before December 29th, 2019 all participants must:

  • load their scanned passport to their Time To profile. The organisation will review the docummentation in order to aprove it (at Time To profile it will appear as “Aproved” or “Refused” once reviewed).
  • send their ID picture to info@titandesert.com

LUGGAGE TRANSPORTATION:

  • The organisation plane allow a maximum authorised limit of 20 kg of luggage per participant, without the possibility of paying for additional weight. Participants may also take a cabin bag with the authorised measurements and a maximum weight of 5 kg. Upon arrival in Arabia, all luggage must be combined into one single suitcase with a maximum weight of 25 kg for transfer from compound to compound (it is not permitted to carry extra bags or backpacks, even if they are attached to the luggage, participants must have only one item of luggage per person).
  • All luggage must be correctly identified with the participant’s name and bib number. The organisation will hand out tags featuring the bib numbers and secure attachments in order to identify all items of luggage.
  • This luggage will be transported using local trucks, placing them one on top of the other, by taking an alternate route to that of the race. We recommend that the luggage is made of resistant material, but not rigid, as those are more prone to breakage. We also recommend the use of combination locks whenever luggage is going to be left unattended (either during the trip or within the jaima).
  • The organisation will not be held responsible for any damage done to the luggage or its contents.
  • The luggage drop-offs will take place each morning in a designated area of the compound and it is every participant’s responsibility to make sure his/her luggage makes it onto the truck. Time: 06:30 to 07:30AM.
  • Luggage collection will take place in a designated area. Luggage will be placed on the floor on a plastic mat, exposed to the sun, until the participant’s arrival.
  • Should an excess amount of luggage be expected, the organisation offers the possibility of hiring a cargo box. The price of these boxes is 300€ and will be transported in the assistance trucks.

RECOMMENDED MATERIAL:

Participants must organise themselves with the materials they will need during the race and it is their responsibility to make sure they have everything they need, but here are some recommendations that may prove useful when packing:

  • Clean equipment (jersey, culotte, socks…) for each day, packed in freezer bags or similar to keep it clean until needed.
  • Energy bars, gels, salts and other energy or recovery products. Nothing like this is sold in Arabia.
  • Bicycle tool kit and specific replacement parts.
  • Maximum protection sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses and a spare pair. Also, goggles in case there is a sandstorm.
  • Vaseline or other lubricants to protect the skin and other friction areas.
  • Personal first aid kit with ibuprofen, anti-diarrhoea medication, oral rehydration solution, topical antiseptic, bandages and gauze.
  • Chargers for electrical devices (and adaptors, where necessary). Only chargers with USB CONNECTIONS can be used in the compounds.
  • Head light for the nights in the compound.
  • Combination lock for the luggage. It is important to lock the luggage whenever it is unattended and to hold on to any valuable objects. This is true for both the transportation of luggage as for when not in the jaima.
  • Cold weather gear for night-time. Temperatures can vary between -5ºC and 10ºC from night to day. The first compound is located 1600 metres above sea level and the nights can be very cold, it may even snow.

MMATERIAL NOT PERMITTED OR NOT RECOMMENDED:

LAPTOP COMPUTER: Participants’ personal effects will travel inside their luggage, in trucks where they will be stacked on top of one another and then exposed to the sun in the compounds until participants cross the finish-line. For this reason, we do not recommend travelling with laptop computers.

DRONE: Due to the strict legislation regarding the use of drones in Arabia, it is strictly forbidden to use these devices during the race. The organisation of The Titan Series will not allow any rider to use drones in the compounds or during any of the stages.

We at the organisation of the race will not be held responsible for any action or measure that police or customs officers take should someone use a drone during the race.

Many compound areas are located near towns and have telephone reception. However, some areas or compounds may have little to no mobile phone reception.

The organisation will make a charter flight available to participants from Barcelona, departing on Monday, the 27th of January, in the morning (10:00AM-12:00PM approx.), returning to Barcelona on Sunday, the 2nd of February in the afternoon (5:00-7:00PM approx.)

In order to travel to Saudi Arabia, passports must have a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of entry into the country.

For this edition of the Titan Series Saudi Arabia there will be no official companion program. That said, the organisation would like to make its official travel agency available to any participants requiring assistance.

Agencia de viajes oficial Aventurismo – Viajes el Corte Inglés.

The organisation will offer the assistance service (mechanical and physiotherapy) to participants.

This assistance may be contracted during the registration process or later in the “merchandise” section of Time To.

Yes, it is absolutely permitted to seek sponsorship, there are no conditions.

Participants will have access to an area where they can recharge electrical devices located in the participant service tent.

Each participant will have a single USB connection assigned to them in which to charge all their devices.

  • Service hours: from the arrival of the first participant until 10:00PM.

The organisation includes all the compound meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the registration fee. However, you can complete your luggage with some vacuum-sealed food or other food items that are specific to your diet*, should you wish to do so.

Also keep in mind that the feeding zones found in the stages offer only liquids, meaning that any additional energy bars or gels must be brought from home.

*We remind you that the import and consumption of alcohol and of pork products is strictly forbidden and subject to legal proceedings.

Yes, you can wash clothes in the washroom area of the compounds. That said, we recommend that participants wear clean clothes every day as it prevents the formation of sores and ensures there is enough water for all participants.

We remind you that water is a scarce commodity and is transported from wells located several kilometres from the compound.