With the Rio
2016 summer Olympics kicking off today, we reveal our top six sporting holidays.
Canoe Sprint: Mexico
The Canoe Sprint event has two different types of craft, the canoe and the kayak. Our 11-day Active Mexico: Camping and Kayaking in Baja California
holiday circumnavigates the warm, translucent waters of the uninhabited island of Espíritu Santo in Mexico
's Sea of Cortez
. Camping on white-sand beaches and snorkelling with sea-lions are highlights.
Prices from £1,407pp.
Cycling Road: Cuba
This 16-day Active Cuba: Hike, Cycle and Salsa
holiday travels the length and breadth of Cuba
. As well as a number of hikes including the trek to Castro’s former hideout in the Sierra Maestra
, cycle around Havana
’s historic centre and the limestone country of the fertile valley of Viñales
Prices from £2,224pp.
Diving: Mexico, Honduras and Belize
Our 15-day Diving Group Tour
encompasses some of Mexico
’s and Central America’s top dive sites. Travel in a small group accompanied by a qualified divemaster/tour leader and go scuba diving in an underwater cave in Mexico, the Blue Hole in Belize
and the warm Caribbean waters of the Bay Islands.
Prices from £2,978pp.
Equestrian eventing: Argentina
is a rider’s paradise: if you dream of living the life of the gaucho on a typical Andean cattle ranch, Huechahue will live up to your expectations. A self-sufficient working farm belonging to an old Anglo-Argentine family, the estancia is located in a remote part of the Lake District
near San Martín de los Andes.
An 11-day holiday to Buenos Aires
, Iguazú Falls
, and Estancia Huechahue starts from £1,687pp.
Football, swimming, tennis, volleyball: Brazil
The attractive Tivoli Eco Resort
is situated on a glorious strip of forest-backed beach close to the former fishing village of Praia do Forte
, now a low-key little tourist resort an hour's drive north of Salvador
. Sprawling over vast well-tended grounds, speckled with palm trees and hammocks, it has superb pools and sports facilities including tennis, volleyball, football and water sports.
An 11-day holiday to Salvador, the Chapada Diamantina and Tivoli Eco-Resort starts from £1,898pp.
The prestigious Llao Llao Hotel Resort
has one of the best settings in the Lake District
; positioned between two lakes and surrounded by spectacular mountains. The hotel offers its guests a range of excellent facilities including an 18-hole golf course.
A 3-night stay at the Llao Llao Hotel Resort located in Bariloche is included in our 15-day Luxury Chile and Argentina: Pure Patagonia holiday
Prices from £6,023pp.
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