Once upon a time cruise holidays topped the charts for the most popular type of getaway, but with an ever-increasing focus on our personal health, it’s now activity holidays that are number one for European travellers. Activity holidays, also known as sporting holidays, can be focused on one particular type of activity, such as golf, or a wider variety of sports. Activity holidays can be a great bonding experience for the whole family, with a bit of healthy competition or the chance for team work and fun, to bring young and old together.Cyprus holidays are a very popular choice for tourists from Europe and are perfect to combine with a selection of family-based activities. Cyprus holidays suit the sporty holidaymaker for a variety of reasons – this sunshine Mediterranean island enjoys a warm and pleasant climate throughout the year and with its plentiful blue flag beaches, crystal clear seas and windy coastline, Cyprus holidays are ideal for a fantastic variety of water sports. Cyprus holidays are also incredibly popular for walkers and hikers, with plenty of stunning scenery and a range of different terrains for easy strolling or a more challenging adventure. If you’re a keen golfer, sporting holidays in Cyprus are a great choice too – with more and more championship courses springing up with every year, including the beautiful Elea course, designed by famous golfer, Nick Faldo.
Sea-Based Sporting HolidaysAmong those favouring Cyprus for their activity holidays are avid mountain bikers, and there are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy other more physical sports such as rock climbing. Despite its sunny disposition, activity holidays in the winter can even encompass skiing and snowboarding if you venture to the mountains! If you want your activity holidays to revolve around the sea, Cyprus holidays will cater for your every need. If you’re an experienced diver looking for excitement during your sporting holidays then you must make sure you visit the highly regarded Zenobia Wreck dive site. There are also plenty of other popular dive locations around the coast of Cyprus, where you can explore underwater caves and beautiful coral reefs. For more family orientated water-based sporting holidays, you could hire a boat, canoe or pedalo and splash around with the kids, or even split your family into two different teams and race across the waves. Other brilliant water sports that you can enjoy on your Cyprus holidays are kite surfing, windsurfing, water skiing, sailing or wakeboarding.A Selection of Sports for Your Cyprus HolidaysFor slightly more sedate sporting holidays, pack up and head for the hills on your Cyprus holidays. The Troodos Mountains are a fantastic way to explore the local area and take in stunning sea views, while escaping from the heat of the coastal regions. There are three natural trails that wind around the foothills of this majestic mountain range and plenty of family friendly alternatives that will lead you to charming, rustic villages where you can stop for a refreshing drink. The Limassol Forest and Akamas Peninsula are also great destinations to head for during your Cyprus sporting holidays, and if you have an interest in wildlife or flowers then these wonderful locations will not disappoint. If your idea of activity holidays conjures up images of adrenaline-fuelled sports then Cyprus can cater for you too! Have a go at aeroplane or acrobatic flying, buggy racing, bungee jumping, horse riding or even paintballing or paragliding. One thing is certain, if activity or sporting holidays are for you, then by combining them with your Cyprus holidays, you’ll be sure to have a memorable time that will be funny, sunny and very healthy!
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