The 10 Best Activity Holidays in Europe

We’re always on the lookout for active holiday ideas around the world. Health and Fitness Travel, a specialist in wellness holidays, shares their top active holiday ideas around Europe with Women4Adventure. Here are their top picks for 2017:
Beach Boot-camp in Portugal: Epic Sana Bootcamp
The Portuguese beach boot-camp of Epic Sana will get you the best results and still allow for some down time in the sun.  Utilise the best of their beach and countryside surroundings with excellent fitness coaching and indulgent wellness treatments.


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Yoga Pose in Crete: Porto Elounda Discover Yoga
Escape to the sunny shores of Mirabello Bay in Crete, for a yoga retreat that will transform and re-energise.  Combine your chakra and yoga practice with guided meditation and Pranayama breathing sessions for complete harmony.

Go for Golf in Madeira: Galo Golf                                                                                                                                   Perfect your golf swing on this learning holiday set upon the coast of Madeira, where mild climates make it possible to play all year around. Challenge yourself with the choice of two golf courses, which you can trial run before choosing one to master.   Improve your fitness and wellness with complimentary Pilates, Zumba and BodyBalance classes.

Personal Fitness Training in Greece: Divani Apollon Fusion Fitness
For an active European holiday with the flexibility to choose your daily wellness schedule, head to the coastline of the Athenian Riviera in Greece. Tailor-make your activity holiday to your exact needs and interests with a varied choice of 1-on-1 fitness sessions and wellness activities.


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Power Pilates in Spain: Shanti Som Pilates Retreat
Tone up and develop your overall body strength with a healing Pilates holiday at Shanti Som, Spain. Stabilise your core and enhance your flexibility with a tailored programme of Pilates and yoga classes.  Suitable for all levels, this Pilates retreat will leave you feeling stronger and healthier with better posture and body awareness.

Tennis Training in Turkey: D-Hotel Maris Tennis
Gain the advantage on this coastal tennis holiday at D-Hotel Maris in Turkey, overlooking where the Aegean and Mediterranean waters meet. Learn how to ace your tennis technique during private lessons with the D-Hotel Tennis School, headed up by Wimbledon champion, Goran Ivanisevic.


Wellness Activities in Italy: KU Retreats Tuscany
Re-boot your well-being on a healthy nutrition retreat in scenic Tuscany.  Focus on yourself with the wellness activities of Hatha yoga in the beautiful octagonal studio.  Refuel with delicious home-cooked macrobiotic meals, using organic ingredients straight from the retreat gardens, before taking a macrobiotic cooking classes.

Stand-up Paddle Board in Ibiza: 38 Degrees North SUP Pilates & SUP Yogagalo-mountain-biking-4reduced
Escape to northern Ibiza for a yoga retreat that combines yoga or Pilates with stand-up paddle boarding.  Float on the azure waters of the Mediterranean in warrior pose and experience a deeper core workout as you adapt to the unstable nature of the floating board, whilst boosting your overall cardiovascular health as you paddle alongside Ibiza’s coastlines.

Mountain Biking & Coastal Running in Croatia: Radisson Blu Dubrovnik Fusion Fitness
Absorb the stunning views whilst mountain biking or hiking in this gorgeous Eastern European country.  Perched on the coastline of the picturesque Adriatic Sea, this award-winning resort is surrounded by boundless beaches, making it perfect for coastal running.
Ski the Slopes in Switzerland The Alpina Gstaad Ski & Spa
Guarantee yourself the white winter you’ve been dreaming of at the stunning Alpina Gstaad in the Swiss Alps. Escape to this winter wonderland and enjoy skiing across the Gstaad Region. Off the slopes, keep active with ice skating before rejuvenating with a selection of holistic treatments or a cool glass of wine.

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