Most visitors to Lanzarote spend most of their time chilling out by a pool or relaxing in the sunshine on the beach. But there are plenty of other tourists who visit the island for a more active break.
Water Sports Or Land Based activities?
Land or sea based activities, what do you prefer? The islands great year round climate makes it a real mecca for sports enthusiasts of every stripe. Offering a wide array of sporting activities which can be enjoyed both on dry land and at sea.
There are loads of cheap flights to Lanzarote too thanks to the fact that low cost airlines operate services from across the UK. Flight times to the island from most European destinations tend to be around 4-5 hours, which is quite short to get to such an ideal climate. Having arrived safely its time to get active so what does the island have to offer the sports and activities enthusiast?
The Iron Man Contest
The biggest and most important date in Lanzarote´s sporting calendar is the annual Iron Man competition, held every May. This attracts over 1000 intrepid entrants very year who battle it out across a course comprising a 3km sea swim, a 180km bike ride around the island and a then a full marathon. A course that takes the fastest entrant at least eight and half hours to finish – often in searing heat. With the quickest 60 competitors qualifying the for the Iron Man grand final which is staged every year in Hawaii.
Cycling Tours And Holidays
There´s plenty of scope for a superb cycling holiday on Lanzarote. As the islands volcanic terrain provides plenty of dramatic backdrops as well as gruelling hill workouts. Whilst the year round climate makes it an ideal location for cyclists looking for an accessible spot for over winter training. With many booking a stay at the internationally renowned La Santa sports complex in the north of Lanzarote.
As an island Lanzarote also boasts a fine water sports pedigree – and offers a wide array of activities from kite surfing though to canoeing. Lanzarote is a popular dive holiday destination – thanks to the fact that the waters around the island offer great visibility, as well as fascinating array of marine life. Whilst surfers flock to the wilder and more rugged beaches on the islands north west coastline, such as Famara. Where the wind and wave conditions are simply ideal. Whilst sailing holidays are also growing in popularity too – with a number of companies offering boat charters and training courses. Whilst owners of luxury yachts can moor up at two marinas, Puerto Calero and Rubicon Marina in Playa Blanca.
The island of Lanzarote has a plethora of sporting activities for beginners just trying their hand to professionals ensuring that it stays the ideal activity holiday destination.