Five overseas sporting holidays for groups

Date Posted: 12/02/2018

Cycling in Portugal

Cycling in Majorca, playing polo in Sotogrande, and golf games in Cyprus: Just some of the great options for active groups seeking an overseas break with a sports theme.

1. A fitness break in Portugal 

Health and Fitness Travel, wellness holiday specialists, has a number of holidays relating to sports that are suitable for groups of ten or more. A Sports Performance Break in Cascais, Portugal, for example, offers an array of fitness classes, and focusses on nutritional performance enhancement, providing the tools necessary to achieve athletic goals.

2. Become a polo team in Spain

Polo Valley

Pictured: A team at Polo Valley, Spain.

Heading to Spain? Why not turn your group into a team of polo players? At Polo Valley in Sotogrande, you’ll be taught all the secrets of a polo player, from putting your boots on and mounting a pony to understanding the rules, before playing your first ever polo match together. With a specific programme designed for absolute beginners with little or no riding experience, groups of any ability are welcome.

3. Gear up for golf in Cyprus 

Golfing groups might like to dedicate a holiday to the sport, with a company like Golf Kings that organises everything from flights and hotels to tee-times and golf transfers. Plus, there are free places and group discounts available. Choose from overseas destinations such as Aphrodite Hills Resort in Cyprus that boasts an 18-hole golf course and a golf academy.

4. Play your hand across Europe

Arena Travel bridge playing - all four hands

Pictured: Four handsof bridge on an Arena Travel bridge holiday.

Arena Travel offers cruises and holidays in association with the card game Bridge, both in the UK and abroad. The holiday programmes can be organised to suit the skill levels of each group, meaning there’s no pressure to be a pro. Arena Holidays with bridge offer the chance for guests to excel at the card game, as well as enjoy exploring destinations that range from the Slovenian coast to Majorca.

5. Take a ride in Majorca

Majorca’s climate calls all keen cyclists. With a backdrop of the Tramuntana Mountains, Puerto Pollensa offers a full-on cycling experience in stunning surroundings. The town’s nearby routes wind through old villages filled with churches and museums, with an iconic Tourist Board approved route running from Puerto Pollensa to Campos. There are tougher hilly trails up to the breathtaking peninsula of Cap Formentor, too.

More sports and games inspiration can be found in the February edition of Group Leisure & Travel Magazine.

(Lead image photo credit: Health and Fitness Travel).

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