The time has come to show that all those months of training, effort and enthusiasm have paid off. What better sporting event to attend than the Zafiro IRONMAN 70.3 Alcúdia-Mallorca. This year, the most anticipated event among triathletes from all over Europe will be held on May 7 and is expected to be one of the most competitive ever, with hundreds of athletes from all over the world gathering on the island during those days.
Does the IRONMAN 70.3 seem too easy for you? Then take the leap to the full IRONMAN with IRONMAN Mallorca that is held on the same day in Alcúdia. It's also a qualifying test for the IRONMAN world championship that will take place in Kailua-Kona, on Hawaii.
Below you’ll find everything you need to do to prepare your trip to Mallorca and enjoy the excitement of one of the most famous IRONMAN races in the world.
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How to prepare for the IRONMAN in Alcudia, Mallorca
1.- Flights and transfers to Alcudia
2.- Travelling to Mallorca by boat
3.- Official Accommodation for IRONMAN Mallorca
Official sponsor of IRONMAN 70.3 Alcudia-Mallorca
How to prepare for the IRONMAN in Alcúdia, Mallorca
If you’ve decided this is the year to participate in the Zafiro IRONMAN 70.3 Alcúdia-Mallorca, or the IRONMAN Mallorca, it’s time to start preparing your trip to the island: choose your accommodation and work out a training plan for the lead-up to the race, and remember to plan how you’re going to enjoy a couple of relaxing days after the event.
But yes, before you get started, we recommend that you prepare for the race as much as possible. Here on our blog you can find out more about how to prepare for an IRONMAN 70.3, carefully study the route for IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca, and take note of our tips on how to perform your best during the race.
Flights and transfers to Alcudia
The most comfortable way of getting to the Bay of Alcúdia – the starting point for both races – is to fly to the island. Mallorca is one of the most well-connected places in Europe, not only when it comes to flights from other EU countries, but also flights to and from the rest of the world.
Palma International Airport is a large airport with very frequent arrivals and departures, so it's relatively easy to organise a trip on your own, buying flights and then booking a transfer to Alcudia (which is about 45 minutes from the airport by car). An alternative to booking a shuttle transfer to Alcudia is to rent a car or van so you can comfortably transport your luggage and your equipment.
If you prefer, you can just make it as easy as possible and book an official Zafiro IRONMAN 70.3 Alcudia-Mallorca travel package, which includes various options for the flight as well as your hotel in Alcudia:
- Bike transport on the flight
- Different combinations and conditions for flights and luggage
- Different accommodation types
At the moment, these packages are available to book on our website:
- Package 1 IRONMAN Mallorca: flights + 6 nights with half board in an official race hotel
- Package 2 IRONMAN 70.3 Alcudia-Mallorca: flights + 7 nights with breakfast in an official event hotel
- Package 3 IRONMAN 70.3 Alcudia- Mallorca: flights + 6 nights with half board in an official event hotel
Travelling to Mallorca by boat
You could also choose to travel by boat to get to IRONMAN Mallorca. If you're travelling from somewhere in Europe, the port of Barcelona will be the best one for onwards connection with Mallorca. Several ferries depart from there, normally at night, so they arrive at the island in the morning, or even in the very early morning hours. It's easy to take your car onboard as well as all your equipment – it’s a simple and economical way to travel.
There is also a direct ferry from Barcelona to Alcudia: two ferries a day, one from Baleària and one from Transmediterránea, take you straight to the port of Alcudia, which is also where the official hotels for the race are located.
Official accommodation for IRONMAN Mallorca
Zafiro Hotels is once again the official hotel chain of IRONMAN Mallorca, offering two hotels that have everything athletes could possibly want: the exclusive 5-star hotel Zafiro Palace Alcudia, home of the official IRONMAN training held in Mallorca, and the large 4-star resort Zafiro Tropic, both located in the port of Alcudia, which is also where both races start.
Staying in one of these two hotels you will have a spacious room equipped with all kinds of details to make your stay as comfortable as possible, but that’s not all: you’ll also have excellent services within easy reach that are especially tailored to sports tourism. These services will make it easy to organise your training during the days leading up to the event, as well as adding on some relaxing rest days once it’s finished.
A garage and bike workshop, spare part store, gym, wellness areas and great food options that are specially designed for athletes – these are some of the advantages that our two accommodation options will provide. Remember that there is a special hotel offer for IRONMAN Mallorca on our website, where you can book your stay directly.
Official sponsor of IRONMAN 70.3 Alcudia-Mallorca
Once again, Zafiro Hotels is proud to be the official sponsor of one of the most important triathlon events in Europe and one of the most famous triathlon races in the world. We share the philosophy of effort and improvement promoted by IRONMAN, and it’s important to us to stand by all athletes and sports lovers who maintain and celebrate these values.
As main sponsor of IRONMAN 70.3 Alcudia-Mallorca we offer all participants and fans of this exciting sport special discounts on stays at the two official hotels of the race. We also remain committed to our promise to continuously improve on the specialised services on offer in our various hotels in the field of sports tourism in the form of Zafiro Sports experiences.