SportSporting adventures around the world for aspiring athletes

Get the body moving and the heart pumping in these incredible locations

Related posts

Test your cycling endurance in Mallorca

Thanks to its steep mountains with zigzag hairpin bends, Mallorca is where Tour de France cyclists rigorously train. The gorgeously photogenic Spanish island is the perfect location for a beautiful cycling-centric escape. Nestled within the scenic Tramuntana range, make Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa your luxurious base for an active adventure – bike rentals are available in the village of Port de Soller.

Cyclists riding in Mallorca

If you’re an experienced peddler you may prefer to speed off at your own leisure or alternatively, Tramuntana Tours lead guided cycling excursions. A network of signposted tracks weave through the mountains, and you’re spoilt for choice in terms of difficulty level and terrain. Cycle through fragrant olive groves and pine forests, or over rugged peaks and off-road tracks to the historic monastery and pilgrimage site of Lluc and the charming village of Deià. Later, you can de-stress weary post-ride legs with a deep tissue massage at the hotel’s clifftop Talise Spa.

Stay: Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa

Swoop and soar in Dubai

When it comes to adrenaline-fuelled action, Dubai is home to some of the best extreme sports in the world. Stay at the beachside retreat Jumeirah Al Naseem and you’ll be able to load your itinerary with activities like skydiving over the three Palm Islands and skiing at Ski Dubai. Take to the waves on a jet ski to carve up some foam or try your hand at flyboarding, which lets you leap and dive in and out of the water at top speed.

A person flyboarding in Dubai

Devote a day of your extreme sports escape in Dubai to the desert. Explore the sandy wilderness in a buggy or hurtle down dunes at top speed on a sandboard. Back in the city metropolis, experience Wild Wadi Waterpark’s daredevil rides before catching your breath over a freshly caught seafood dinner at beachside restaurant Rockfish.

Stay: Jumeirah Al Naseem

Game, set, match in London

Tennis is the ultimate English sporting pursuit. Each summer, the world’s eyes turn to Centre Court at Wimbledon where top seeds battle it out on grass. Begin your own tennis adventure in London by staying at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel. Located near Hyde Park’s floodlit tennis courts, next to the Albert Memorial, it’s perfectly positioned to grab a racket and practice your backhand in the beauty of one of the capital’s most alluring parks. Whether you’re looking to just pay and play, have a one-on-one private coaching session or even take a course, the park’s tennis facilities offer everything for enthusiastic sportspeople.

A man playing tennis

For an even more immersive tennis escape in London, coordinate your trip with a visit to Wimbledon in summer. Nothing tops the elegance and thrill of eating strawberries and cream, washed down with Pimm’s, while marveling at world-class sporting stars.

Stay: Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel