Ever since sitting was declared the new smoking, people are looking to shake up their routines and get more active. This year, why not combine keeping moving with experiential travel and try your hand at a 100km trail in Mauritius, a marathon alongside Victoria Falls, and learn to dive with oceanic explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, to a health retreat in the Seychelles and swimming laps in the Mediterranean Sea, there’s something for every adventure junkie.
Beachcomber Ultra Trail Raidlight, Mauritius – 27th & 28th July 2019
Book a stay at Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa this July and take part in the property’s annual Ultra Trail Raidlight – a fantastic way to see the off-the-beaten-track side of Mauritius. Runners can choose from 10km, 25km, 47km or 100km trails, taking them through fields, forests, mountainous paths and along pristine beaches. Shandrani pairs the event with five-star service and organisation – highlights include buffet-style supply stations throughout the race, offering fresh fruit, pancakes and homemade cereal bars.
7 nights in a Deluxe Room at Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa on an all inclusive basis, hotel transfers and international flights from £2,275 per person sharing. Entry fees for UTRB start from £26. www.beachcombertours.uk.
Victoria Falls Marathon with Africa Albida Tourism, Zimbabwe – 7th July 2019
Participants can choose from a 7.5km fun run, half marathon or full marathon, and run alongside one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and spot wildlife as they journey through the Zambezi National Park.
Stay at the recently-refurbished Victoria Falls Safari Club and be treated like royalty before and after the race.
Prices at Victoria Falls Safari Club start from $285/ £218* per person per night on a B&B basis in Green Season 2019. For more information or to book, please visit www.africaalbidatourism.com or call +263 213 284 3211.
Fitness Retreat in Paradise…
Fitness Retreats at Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa – February & March 2019
Solo travellers looking for some R&R need look no further than Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa’s Sanctuary Retreats. New for 2019, these holistic wellbeing retreats are taking place from now until March 2019, and will see local and international specialists work together to create personalised programmes for each retreat guest. Every month will have a different angle, such as a Bikini Body programme in February and an Ayurveda focus in March.
Prices for The Sanctuary Retreat start from €850/ £746* per night, based on double occupancy in a Sanctuary Pool Villa. For more information or to book, please call +248 429 3949 or visit www.hiltonseychelleslabriz.com.
Ultimate Wellness Holiday…
Blue World Voyages – wellness holiday on water – launching 2020
The launch of Blue World Voyages in 2020 will see the world’s first active lifestyle cruise take to the Mediterranean seas – with two decks solely dedicated to fitness, sports and wellness. The ship will also be home to a sea-water lap pool, allowing guests to do their laps right in the ocean, also great for open water swimming training. The ports of call have been chosen for the sporting activities on offer at each location. Be one of the first passengers ever to board a Blue World Voyage active lifestyle cruise.
One-week sailings will start from US$3,500 (£2,679*) per person. Register now at www.blueworldvoyage.co.uk to receive £150 onboard spa/sports credit and for the chance to win a free cruise for two on the inaugural voyage in 2019 (terms and conditions apply).
Learn to dive with Jean-Michel Cousteau on his private Fijian Island – 5th-12th September 2020
Plan the ultimate trip for next year and sign up for THIRDHOME Adventure’s Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Fiji Island Hideaway Adventure. Spend a week on Jean-Michel’s private island with guided diving and snorkelling alongside the world-famous oceanographic explorer and his expert marine biologist. Enjoy ocean-to-plate Fijian cuisine, clam snorkelling and reggae band performances, all the while staying in luxurious bures.
Prices start from $6,395/ £4,896* per person, including accommodation, transfers, all island meals, non-alcoholic beverages and exclusive activities. Join the Adventure by 1st March and save $1,000/ £765* per couple sharing an island bure-bungalow. For more information, please visit https://adventures.thirdhome.com/.
*Prices in Pound Sterling are according to today’s exchange rate.
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