Four Fantastic Sports Holidays in Europe

Four Fantastic Sports Holidays in Europe

If you’re planning a trip to Europe, and wish to incorporate a hobby into your holiday, then you may find the following recommendations helpful.

Ischgl, Austria

If you enjoy spending the day skiing or snowboarding, and relish the nightlife (or après-ski) that follows, look no further than Ischgl. Situated in the Austrian state of Tyrol, on the border with Switzerland, Ischgl is an ideal place for the snow sports enthusiast looking for something more than just pale, powdery slopes.

Ischgl boasts a massive skiing area of over 230km and high terrain, which means snow right up until May. It actually shares the Silvretta Arena Ischgl-Samnaun resort with Samnaun, Switzerland—and you are free to ski back and forth across the border. The resort contains plenty of rousing, sweeping runs, which skiers of all levels can experience and enjoy. Although most visitors to Ischgl are there for the après-ski; the nightlife is incredible. The Schatzi Bar and Trofana Alm are two of the best après-ski bars in Europe, and they are all about singing along with new friends over a luscious beer… or two!

Belek, Turkey

Over 135,000 golfers are now choosing Belek for their golfing holidays and it might well be the place for you too. With breathtaking scenery, all-inclusive accommodation and 16 glorious golf courses, it is no wonder that folk are flocking to this corner of Turkey to tee off. Located within the Antalya Province of Turkey, Belek has managed to combine its natural beauty with unparalleled facilities to create an unforgettable experience.

A golfing holiday is all about the courses on offer, and this part of Turkey does not fail to deliver. Belek is home to 16 unique, challenging and exhilarating golf courses, two of which were designed by Colin Montgomerie and Nick Faldo. It is these courses that make golf holidays in Belek truly special. With 5-star hotels and unrivalled scenery, Belek is a golfer’s paradise.

Lagos, Portugal

One of European surfing’s best kept secrets, this ancient maritime town in the Algarve region offers a blend of vast waves, outstanding coastal features and a wonderful evening atmosphere.

The majority of the surf beaches are located on the West coast and belong to the National Park—so surfers are surrounded by beautiful Algarve countryside at all times. The coastline stretches for 80km and the scenery at one’s disposal is astonishing. But Lagos isn’t just about surfing; there is wakeboarding, kite-surfing, rock climbing and a whole host of other action-packed activities for you to experience in this corner of the continent.

London, UK

Arguably the sporting capital of the world, London has something for everyone. Millions of people visit this city every year, with many of them absorbing some of the unbelievable local sport during the process.

Wembley stadium is home to the England national football (or soccer) team and they regularly play home matches. The stadium also hosts several domestic football finals and even the occasional NFL American Football game. You can also find Champions League football at the Emirates Stadium and Stamford Bridge, the homes of Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC respectively. The world’s greatest tennis players descend on the All England Club every June for the Wimbledon Championships. England’s national rugby team can be found at Twickenham stadium, competing in either the Six Nations Championship or fierce friendlies. With great new facilities in place following the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, all of this is just a fraction of what the UK’s capital has to offer.

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