Where to Go for Triathlon Training?

Where to Go for Triathlon Training

Have you caught the triathlon bug? When Olympic fever hit our shores last summer, we watched mesmerised as the athletes of Great Britain surpassed all expectations and truly 'inspired a generation'. The 'Summer of Sport' helped contribute to a huge increase of adults taking up a weekly healthy activity in an attempt to get fit. Over 750,000 new people put on their running shoes, dusted off their cycling helmets and made early New Year's resolutions to get in shape. With Great Britain taking 2 of the podium positions in the men's Triathlon event, the Brownlee brothers proved that you don't need expensive equipment, a specialised track or a 4-minute mile to be fit and successful; you just need to give it everything you've got and have fun whilst you do it.

Triathlons are based around 3 key disciplines; swimming, cycling and running, generally completed in that order. Distances vary from event to event, but a standard Olympic race consists of a 1.5km (0.93mile) swim, a 40km (25mile) cycle, and a 10km (6.2mile) run. All 3 disciplines are brilliant tools for improving cardiovascular fitness and strength, so are great for weight-loss and improving general health.

Many of us try to keep fit and active on a weekly basis, so why not keep it up whilst on holiday? We have a range of luxury retreats that offer specialised fitness programmes to get you running, cycling and swimming in the most idyllic of locations. Get outside and get active whilst taking the time to relax and enjoy breath-taking mountain and beachfront scenery. From biking trails in Cyprus to ocean swimming in St Lucia, you can work on your fitness and muscular endurance whilst embracing the outdoors.

Our healthy holidays aren't just about keeping fit; world-class spas offer you scope to unwind and re-energise after an active day. You can tailor your holiday to suit your needs; including daily yoga and Pilates classes so you can warm-down after a run to keep your body fresh. Keeping healthy is the key to improving your fitness levels; help your muscles recover with healing spa treatments and massages so you can keep going faster for longer. Whether you need a kick-start on the road to fitness, or want to keep up your active lifestyle on holiday, we have the perfect destinations for fitness fanatics and Triathlon lovers.

Here is a roundup of our top 5 destinations for budding triathletes, all offering you the chance to swim in in crystal-clear seas, cycle idyllic backdrops and run along pure-white sandy beaches. So why not head abroad and get active? You only have 3 years to get fit for Rio!


5 fitness holidays for swimming, cycling and running

Optimal Fitness & Energy at Marbella Club, Spain

Optimal Fitness & Energy at Marbella Club, Spain

Boost your fitness and energy levels at the luxurious Marbella Club in Southern Spain where you'll get to have fun whilst exercising in the beautiful outdoors  with daily training sessions. Boasting a state-of-the art Thalasso Centre and numerous spa treatments, there are plenty of options to soothe those aching muscles post-workout too. Refuel with delicious Mediterrenean cuisine and complimentary drinks including the juice of the day!

Fusion Fitness at Kamalaya, Thailand

Fusion Fitness at Kamalaya, Thailand

Improve strength, flexibility and balance on our exclusive integrated Fusion Fitness™ holiday at Kamalaya. Create your ideal programme with a range of physical activities and treatments designed to re-energise your body and boost your metabolism. Focus on specific health and fitness goals such as cardiovascular fitness, muscle toning or weight-loss. Choose from TRX suspension training, yoga, meditation or Ayurveda therapies.

Bootcamp at Longevity Cegonha Country Club, Portugal

Luxury Algarve Bootcamp, Portugal

Re-energize, revitalise and rebalance your body with Longevity Cegonha Country Club’s Bootcamp programme. Begin your fitness journey with a wellness and fitness evaluation before trying the pulse-raising cardio exercises, functional training, and a testing TRX camp. Cool down with soothing yoga and Pilates classes, and enhance recovery with an Osteopathy session and localized massage to help relax tired muscles. Cleanse with a range of healthy meals to restore your energy levels, and leave feeling body-confident and motivated to maintain the health knowledge gained on this comprehensive fitness retreat.

The BodyHoliday St Lucia - beach jogging

The BodyHoliday, St. Lucia

This all-inclusive Caribbean resort offers adventurous guests the chance to take part in some adrenalin-fuelled excursions including ocean swimming, kayaking and extreme mountain biking. Visit The BodyHoliday's award-winning spa and indulge in their holistic therapies which will leave you feeling re-energised and stress-free. Triathletes can join the running club with a choice of routes including a 7.2km (4.5mile) run to Pigeon Island and a slightly steeper 6.4km (4 mile) journey with stunning views of the coast.

Aphrodite Hills Swimming Pool

Aphrodite Hills Fusion Fitness, Cyprus

Our Fusion Fitness holiday at Aphrodite Hills is tailored around you, meaning you can personalise your healthy holiday and indulge in your favourite spa treatments and holistic activities. Enjoy 1-on-1 activities and classes including Pilates sessions, core balance and sports performance specific lessons; where you can learn to improve on any weak-points in your triathlon training. Take a dip in one of the resort's pools or take part in mountain biking and hiking excursions to work up a healthy sweat.

Talk to one of our Travel Specialists to discuss tailor-making your perfect Fusion Fitness holiday.
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