Medical Certificate

All participants are REQUIRED to submit a valid “Health Certificate for cardiovascular intensive sport activity (cycling races/events)”.
The medical certificate must expire after June 30 (for the Grand Escape Italy/Slovenia).
If the medical certificate is not compliant, it will be refused and canceled and the member will have to forward a new compliant one.
The medical certificate must be specific for CYCLING. We cannot accept medical certificates issued for other sports such as triathlon, athletics, etc.
Anyone who does not comply with this requirement will not be considered regularly registered and will not be entitled to a refund of the registration fee.
Each participant must declare in accordance with the D.P.R. no. 445 of 28 December 2000 that the documents forwarded by him are true and correspond to the originals in his possession. Here's a template for non-italians riders.

Are registrations limited?

Yes, there are a limited spots available for The Grand Escape’s events: the rule is first come first served.
Attention: in the first hours the site could be slow or unreachable due to the large number of people who carry out the registration procedure at the same time, if this were the case, do not be alarmed and wait 15 minutes before accessing the site again.

How does the registration work?

You don't need to provide documents at the time of registration. It is enough to complete the procedure. Subsequently, it is required to send the medical certificate. The registration will be on on February 28 at 12 PM CEST, create an account now. Each participant must have her/his account. Registration will be open from February 28 at 12 PM CEST (11:00 Italy Time) to March 14 11:59 PM CEST. Registration will be closed earlier when all the slots are filled.
From February 28 to March 8 the early bird price is 117.
From March 8 to March 14 the price is 137.

Slovenia + Germany Bundle

It will be available a special bundle for The Grand Escape Italy/Slovenia + Austria/Germany. The discounted price is 197€.

When does the event start?

The event package collection is on June 21 and the collective start is June 22, early in the morning

How to get to the starting point

Part 1: Getting to Udine with your bike
By car
: Use an approved bike rack and secure it properly. There is a reserved parking area for registered participants (cars only, no campers).
By train: Regional and Intercity trains allow the transportation of mounted bikes. The nearest train station to the starting point is Udine and it’s very close to the starting point. Check Trenitalia’s website and book a spot for your bike.
By bus: In Italy, practically only Flixbus accepts assembled bikes. Always verify with the bus operator and pay any additional fees if required.

Part 2: Getting to Udine with a disassembled or packed bike
By car
: Pack the bike and load it into the car trunk. Ensure it’s adequately protected. By train: Most trains allow the transportation of disassembled and packed bikes as regular luggage. The nearest train station to the starting point is Udine. Check the allowed dimensions and weight.
By bus: Similar to trains, most buses accept disassembled and packed bikes as luggage. Verify restrictions and pack the bike properly.
By airplane: Airlines allow the transportation of disassembled and packed bikes as checked luggage. Check their policies and pack your bike adequately. The closest airports to Udine are Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport (TRS), Marco Polo Airport in Venice (VCE), and Treviso Canova Airport (TSF). Once landed, use a rental car, or public transportation to reach the final destination. Cardboard / Storage of the box: it is best to find a storage area in one of the main train station such as Venice, Treviso or Trieste.

Accommodation discounts

In Udine you can book your accommodation in ten of the best hotels in Udine, you’ll find the details and the discounts reservered to you by “Udine Chiavi in Mano” in the digital guide sent to the participants.

Bike box storage

Ask your hotel, our accommodation partners, about luggage and bike box storage

Are there any pre-arranged stops? Where do i sleep and where do i eat?

The Grand Escape is defined as a “no-stop” event in the sense that there are no fixed stops but each participant can freely decide where to stop, to eat and to sleep along the way. Our advice is to study the route before leaving in order to get an idea of the possible stops that you will make.

How do i find facilities along the way to eat and sleep? do you have any agreements with some facilities?

We have no agreements along the way. The best way to find a place at the best price is to take advantage of the technology and, in particular, use and Google Maps. The offers that you will find on these two websites are the best in absolute and we would not be able to get these offers even with a possible agreement.Google Maps allows you to understand where an accommodation facility is and how many kilometers separate you from it while allows you to book online.

Registrations are already closed. is there the possibility of registering the same?

There is no possibility to register in The Grand Escape after the official registration date.

I am regularly registered but i cannot participate, is there a refund?

As per our regulations that you must read before registering, there is no refund/ partial refund/transfer of registration to the following year.

Cancellation or shifting of the event

Cancellation – If, for reasons of force majeure that do not depend on the organization but on environmental and / or health reasons at national or international level, the event could not take place, the amount paid at the time of registration will not be refunded but will be considered valid for the next edition. The organization will be entitled, for those who re-register free of charge to the next edition, to a contribution for secretarial expenses and the renewal of the sports card.

Shifting of the event – Furthermore, for reasons of force majeure or other serious reasons, which could jeopardize the preparation of the event or the participation in it by a number of people not less than half of the members, the Organization reserves the right to move the place and / or date of the event within the same calendar year. In this case, the registration fee paid will be valid for the event on the rescheduled date, without any additional costs for the members. In this case, it is not possible to move the registration to the following year’s edition.

Do I need a visa to cross the border?

Slovenia and Italy are in European Union, so you can cross freely between the two countries.