Top 10 Activity Holidays in Europe
- 27 August 2013 27 August 2013
Escape a sedentary lifestyle at home with an active holiday in Europe that will inspire you, and return a youthful lease of life to your body. If you're looking to improve your fitness, challenge your body or simply have fun learning a new skill, then look no further than our 10 best activity holidays in Europe. From yoga and surfing in Morocco to mountain biking in Italy and cycling in Mallorca, be inspired and have fun on one of these top activity breaks.
Tennis in Cyprus
Have a go at tennis in Cyprus by doing Tennis at Aphrodite Hills and have personal coaching lessons to ensure that you can improve your technique, stamina and game play. This programme along with an intense version will ensure that you can finally get the hours into practice withe a relaxing element at the beautiful Retreat Spa to unwind in after, either with a hot stone massage or Swedish Massage. You can make friends with other tennis players on the 8 floodlit courts and experienced coaching team to support and help you to improve to be the tennis player you want to be. A large variety of restaurants will keep your taste buds active and recharge your batteries ready for more tennis for the next day.
Multi-activity in Croatia
Our Sun Gardens Dubrovnik Fusion Fitness holiday starts with an individual health and fitness evaluation so you can gain an understanding of what your body needs. Create your multi-activity holiday with the choice of seven one-on-one activities from a range of physical challenges, such as kettle bell workouts and cardio combat training, or relaxing indulgences, such as a holistic massage or Pilates. All this is complimented by daily inclusive classes, such as rock climbing, as well as an extensive range of sports facilities including tennis, squash and beach volleyball courts. So if you're indecisive over choosing a particular holiday, or just like to do a bit of everything, the diversity of choice on this multi activity holiday will be a perfect fit for you.
Mountain biking in Portugal
Fancy a mountain biking holiday with breath-taking views at the end? Give our Galo Fusion Fitness in Madeira a try, where the rolling hills roads will give every level of cyclist the challenge they are after. Included in this sporting holiday is full body and deep tissue massage to relieve tension in your muscles. Cycling is fast becoming one of the most popular sports around the world and it's an incredible way to keep fit and have fun at the same time. Your activity holiday is not all about cycling, however, as you take part in a group yoga class or circuit training session before having a hit on the tennis court and viewing the island on a sea kayak tour.
Golf in Portugal
Palacio Estoril Golf and Spa programme is perfect for those looking to improve their golf game in the stunning natural surroundings. This specialised golf and spa hotel is as high standard and beautiful with a 18 hole golf course and other courses for you to navigate through. Not to mention the complementary spa and group classes, with the world-renowned Bnayan Tree Spa giving you the tranquillity needed to unwind after a busy day on the courses. A selection of group activities to choose from for spare time including yoga, body toning and Pilates to help you to relax and stretch.
Skiing in Italy
At Lefay Resort and Spa in the valleys of the towering Doloimtes, enjoy a combination of skiing and spa holidays, fun for all the family, singles and couples. Skiing in the beautiful alpine forests in this oasis of calm. Ski hire is available and in the summer the beautiful landscape is great for hiking and walking, making it a great destination for all year round, not leaving you disappointed. Combine your skiing and hiking with the spa treatments surrounded by the beautiful destination where you will instantly feel immersed and calm. Skiing is a highly physical activity which will challenge both your body and nerve, so make sure you prepare for you ski and spa holiday! Whenever you decide to go, you're sure to boost your fitness skiing or hiking through the stunning valleys in the Dolomites.
Surf and yoga in Morocco
Give your yoga holiday an extreme twist with a Paradis Plage Surfing Holiday in Morocco. It's no problem if you're total beginner or a regular 'hang tenner', Paradis Plage's Rip Curl sponsored surf school has lessons for all levels and will have you standing up in no time. Anyone who's been surfing for more than ten minutes will tell you what a great all over workout it is, not to mention how fun! When you've had your fill of the waves, drift into the shore to take some time out and find your inner peace with the regular yoga classes that run both on the private beach and in panoramic glass pavilions, giving you spectacular views of the North African sands and Atlantic Ocean.
Hiking in Portugal
Where better to indulge or discover your love of hiking than high above the picturesque coastline of South Portugal? Hiking will give you the healthy holiday you are looking for, without forcing yourself to do more than you can. On our Longevity Fusion Fitness programme, you have the chance to hike through the verdant surroundings with your personal guide, as well as train with leading fitness experts in one-on-one sessions in a wide range of activities such as power circuits and boxing. What's more, daily group wellness activities will give you the chance to try something new and gain the most from your activity holiday. The best part is you can look forward to Longevity's perfectly balanced wellness meals, which will help you sustain your energy levels during your invigorating hikes.
Stand up paddle boarding in Portugal
Take to the sea on a stand up paddle board, and explore the hidden bays and turquoise waters of Portugal. Not only is this fun and a great way to explore the coastline, but it's also an incredible workout. In the Southern region of the Algarve, you will be put through your paces on our Epic Sana SUP Fitness holiday with your own personalised programme, structured around the things you love. Daily paddle board excursions on crystal clear Mediterranean waters are broken up with an extensive range of activities, including horse riding, meditation and mountain biking. Why not try some yoga and enjoy a sunset SUP safari so you can watch the sun go down from your board?
Yoga in Turkey
Our Six Senses Kaplankaya Discover Yoga holiday will let you synchronise your mind and body by harnessing the power of yoga, leaving you feeling re-energised and invigorated. Yoga have a huge range of physical benefits such as increased flexibility and muscle tone as well as mental benefits such as increased relaxation and stress reduction. The emphasis with our Fusion Fitness holidays is customisation, so you can select activities that range from body weight training, CrossFit and power walk to holistic massage, to create a wellness holiday that suits you. Your group yoga classes and private lessons will perfectly compliment a movement restorer massage or a tension soother, where expert therapists take care of your every need.
Fitness training in Greece
If you want to hit top gear, then our Porto Elounda Fusion Fitness holiday is just what you're looking for. Situated in the stunning North east corner of Crete, Porto Elounda's extensive facilities will allow you to combine circuit and functional training, aqua jogging, power walking and swimming to really ramp up your fitness levels. Personalise your fusion fitness programme by selecting your preferred one-on-one sessions with experienced trainers, and achieve the long lasting results you want on an activity holiday that will truly challenge you. What's more, you'll find it hard not to take some time out of your fitness holiday to experience the award winning Six Senses Spa, where holistic wellness is at the centre of its philosophy.