Got a question about Tour de MICE?

You'll find all the answers below

Which buyers will I meet?
  • European MICE professionals, all of whom have been fully vetted and have confirmed business. This will include both corporate planners and agencies.
What is included in the international supplier package?
  • 25 pre-scheduled buyer-supplier meetings with elite European buyers
  • Five-star hotel accommodation in single rooms on 3 nights, all meals and drinks other than discretionary bar & room-service charges
  • Top-quality road, hybrid or electric bike for the duration of Tour de MICE
  • Full cyclo-sportive support during the event, including all mechanical & medical assistance
  • Accompanying road captains during the rides to guarantee your security & enjoyment
  • Start-to-finish event curation and delivery from Worldwide Events
  • Price per supplier - £4,950.00
What is NOT included in the international supplier package?
  • Return flights to/from Girona
  • Bar, laundry, discretionary expenditure and room-service charges
  • Personal Travel & Medical cover - which must include cycling-specific insurance for the duration of the event; evidence to be provided to Worldwide Events as part of advance passenger information by no later than 30 April 2019. N.B. failure to provide evidence of cover will result in cancellation of all reservations and liability for full cost of services confirmed.
  • Spa treatments or other specialised services as charged by individual host hotels
  • Any other provision or service as advised to you by Worldwide Events
Can I attend without cycling?
  • No - Tour de MICE is only open to buyers and suppliers able and willing to participate in all aspects of the event, including road cycling routes on at least Days 2 and 3 of the programme.
I enjoy cycling but I don't train or ride every week; how fit do I need to be?
  • Tour de MICE is certainly open to serious cyclists but it is an inclusive and enjoyable tour of the best that Spain has to offer.
  • We have a high ratio of expert, local ride captains to accompany you in small groups that will be controlled at a variety of different speeds. This means that no-one will be dropped or isolated and you will always be riding with others of similar ability. We will also have the 'broom wagon' support vehicle for anyone that ultimately needs to retire for any reason.
  • Stops will be planned in precise locations (described in the programme) and although cycling convention is to soft-pedal and re-group whenever called by the road captain, rides will be continuous and do not include unplanned stops unless for mechanical or medical reasons.
  • If you regularly participate in other sports with some aerobic demand, the tour should be within your fitness range. On a scale of 1-10 of perceived effort, most of the riding will be in the 5-7 range with very occasional spikes. Apart from the climbs, you will, even more importantly, need to be comfortable descending and safely controlling a road bike.
  • You will need to able to ride safely in a small group and drink from a bottle whilst cycling.
  • We strongly recommend that, between now and October, you start some cycling-specific training with more challenging rides through the summer and perhaps, some high-intensity, indoor spin or turbo-sessions, gradually extending your range and including as many hill-climbs as possible.
  • We can assist with training plans and offer personal advice prior to commitment. Please just contact us in advance.
What is the difference between Leisure, Epic and Sporting?
  • The Leisure Option is for those who just enjoy recreational cycling and are comfortable riding in a small group for 2-3 hours with regular stops. Average daily distance: 25km
  • The Sporting option will be well within the fitness range of anyone who regularly participates in sports with some aerobic demands. Average daily distance: 40km
  • The more challenging Epic option is for dedicated cyclists or fitter sportsmen and women who normally train 4-7 days per week and are familiar with longer sportive rides, road racing or time-trials. Average daily distance: 65-85km
What kit will I need?
  • You will need to bring your own road-specific bib-shorts, base layer(s), cycling gilet, arm-warmers & lightweight wind-rain jacket. Knee or leg warmers are optional.
  • Riders will receive a quality Tour de MICE cycling jersey but you would be wise to pack at least 2 additional cycling tops with suitable back-pockets for optional kit & energy bars/gels.
  • A variety of essential cycling clothing & accessories will be available to purchase at our pop-up shop on-site or via Eat, Sleep, Cycle in Girona.
  • Off the bike, dress code throughout Tour de MICE is sports-casual and café-stop style, allowing you to relax properly and pack lightly.
  • Daytime average temperatures range between 11-22C in October with up to 6 hours of daily sunshine. Of course, evening temperatures may be cooler, so please remember to pack a light sweater or jacket.
  • Helmets are mandatory and it is better to bring your own, although these can be hired from our bike supplier if necessary.
  • Bikes are provided with bottle cages, tyre pump & spares saddle bag with inner tube, tyre levers & adhesive patches. Our support vehicles will also carry a supply of spares, track-pump, spare wheels, tyres etc. in case of mechanical issues during any stage of the tour.
  • You can bring your own cycling shoes or specify the preferred pedal type from the options available via the Rider Form, sent to you upon confirmation. Standard flat pedals for use with training shoes can be used for any of the bikes on offer. Please contact us with any queries or for any assistance, as early as possible.