Sportcations to Book in 2017

 


What's A Sportcation?
A sportcation is a vacation that tends to involve sporting activities. This is not just your weekend sporting event--it's a way to enjoy time away from home while also finding ways to be active. This could be doing regular tourist activities, like zip-lining or hiking. They could also be visiting an area during a major sporting event, such as the Tour de France. Most people tend to turn a competitive event into a sports vacation by sightseeing in the local area. So why should you do a sportcation? It's a great way to travel, see the sights, and do healthy activities. You will also meet people that are like-minded and interested in similar activities. If you have a family to bring along, you are likely to find activities that would appeal to all ages. 

Ironman Mt Trem-blant
Ironman Mt Tremblant
The Ironman races are world renowned for being competitive and extremely challenging. It is a series of long-distance triathlon races that include a 2.4-mile swim, an 112-mile bicycle ride, and a 26.22 run. These three sections have to be completed back to back, without any break. This race is organized by the World Triathlon Corporation. 

Mont-Tremblant is an internationally renowned ski village located in the Laurentian mountains of Quebec, Canada. Mont-Tremblant itself is a quaint, rustic village, the perfect spot for a getaway vacation. Before and after the races, there are a variety of activities right in the palm of your hand. There's plenty of opportunities for hiking, skiing, golfing, kayaking, cycling, and more. The area is easily walkable to get around, which is perfect for those with a family along for the ride. The surrounding areas are an excellent opportunity to learn about the local culture, take a cooking class, or practice some French.

 

Tour de France Sportcation
Tour de France
Tour de France bike tour is a competition known by millions of people--even those who don't participate in cycling. Taking a trip to view the Tour de France is an excellent way to watch some of the best cyclists in the world. Tours catered to this bike tour can offer you exclusive perks, like VIP seating areas and behind the scenes access. You'll typically even have the time to take a bike ride yourself. The race is always located in France, once of the best travel destinations in the world. There, you can take a variety of tours - food, wine, hiking, music, fashion - to fit your particular tastes. 

Swiss Sportcations
Alpine Hiking Tours in Switzerland
The Alpine Hiking Tours are perfect for the individuals that want to appreciate some of the gorgeous outdoor scenes of Switzerland. This is also a great sports vacation for couples or families, as there is more flexibility. There are several different hiking options, depending on exactly what you are looking for. You can take a guided tour, where you don't have to worry about getting lost. There are self-guided tours, where you can do the majority of the planning on your own. There are also hybrid tours, where you can get a mix of help and independence, in whatever dose you want. 

The great things about hiking in Switzerland is being able to explore all that Switzerland itself has to offer. The country is known for its delicious chocolate, and many towns have their own tours and tastings that they offer. They are also known for their mountains, and taking tours via train or helicopter are also very popular. 

Soccer Sportcation
Soccer Tour in England
If you are a soccer fan (football in Europe and the United Kingdom), then England is the place to be! There are a variety of tours and packages available, so you won't have a problem finding one that fits perfectly with what you want. Some of the tours have tickets to the best games, some offer hotel packages, you can tour the famous stadiums, and even do some sightseeing. If you have never been to England, on top of the soccer tours, you may want to do some historical sightseeing. England is a mecca for history, and plenty of tours will take you to see old buildings, churches, art, and much more. This is a great trip for families, as it is more laid back and less demanding. While you may get the chance to play soccer while you're not out having fun, the majority of the trip is witnessing some of the best athletes currently in the sport. 

Baseball spring training
Spring Training in Scottsdale Arizona
If you are a number one baseball fan, then spring training in Arizona could be the perfect sports vacation for you. You get the chance to check out some of your favorite teams, watch games, chat with the fans--but you also don't have to deal with the hassle and hustle of other large crowds. People that go to spring training events tend to be locals or super fans. You will be sure to surround by like-minded people. 

Scottsdale, Arizona is also home to some of the best amenities in the state. The area is known for being posh--a great destination for those looking to relax and unwind. It's also known for it's always sunny weather, something many people like to flock to. 

Arctic running
Arctic Running Tours
Artic running offers tours for people of all different physical abilities--you don't have to be a pro athlete to find enjoyment in these tours. You simply have to have a love for running and the outdoors. From there, you pick a tour that is best suited to your difficulty level. The running tours are varied, with some of the easiest running 3-6 miles per day, and the most demanding tours running 13-21 miles per day. You can do a day tour, or opt for something a little longer. 

All of these tours are located in the gorgeous country of Iceland. After you're done running, there is much more around that you can experience. Depending on the time of year, you might be able to go on a tour to search for the Northern Lights. You can also go on boat tours or flight tours to view some of the spectacular sights.


Events and Tours

 

 

 

Mont-Tremblant, Québec
Canada
Scottsdale ,
Arizona
Düsseldorf ,
Germany
Zermatt
Switzerland