Fitness-Sports Travel has a comprehensive events calendar, whether you're looking for a sports package for Fitness training camps, running, triathlon and cycling camps, or entrance into some of the most fun, fabulous and challenging running or cycling events Europe has to offer!
We pride ourselves on being able to offer you our best knowledge and experience of these events. Our aim is to supply you with the very best package to suit your needs, requirements, fitness ability and budget, taking the stress out of organising your fitness holiday and allowing you to focus on the fun of running, cycling, sweating and laughing your way around many of the most beautiful sites Europe has to offer!
Adopting new fitness habits can be challenging and at Fitness- Sports travel we understand that building a healthier, happier you is all about the journey, not the destination, and that journey should be an adventure! Our goal is to change your view on fitness, so that it becomes a part of who you are and your lifestyle whilst, most importantly, having fun!
Neil has been 'obsessed' with health and fitness for the past 30 years in both employment and socially.
Having been in The Armed Forces (Army) for 13 years in The Grenadier Guards. He ran and played football for the regiment and the Army.
Neil worked for a number of years for 209 Events as a Race organiser, Event coordinator and Tour Rep - taking runners overseas to Major marathons and sporting events inc. New York, Berlin, Paris, Cyprus and Cuba. This role involved taking the bookings, escorting and taking care of the participants from departure to return. This experience spanned over 10 years.
My background is within the travel and customer service sector, having worked for Lloyds bank as a Branch Deputy Manager and eventually leaving this position to pursue a life long dream of working within the travel industry as Cabin Crew. After many happy years, I retired from flying to take on a very different adventure and I am now a very blessed, occasionally frazzled, mother of two fabulous girls!
I am so excited to be able to combine Neil's extensive knowledge and expertise of the sport and fitness industry with my passion for travel and excellent customer service and look forward to offering you quality, well organised fitness holidays.
In the package deals we offer
1) Event Entry
2) Taxi Contact Details to all major airports within the South Of England
3) Transfers To Hotels (If Included In The Package Deals)
4) Hotel, BnB, Hostel etc Accommodation to suit all budgets
5) Tour Reps On Most Events.
6) Meet And Greet On Most Events.
7) Advice On Flights Out Of The Uk.
Cyprus International 4-Day Challenge
25-28th November 2021
The Cyprus International 4-day Challenge Event is a staged running event, covering a distance slightly longer than a marathon, which includes road, trail and cross-country running. It is an adventurous and challenging running event with 4 different races taking place during 4 days.
OPAP Limassol Marathon
Sunday, 28 November 2021
The Marathon Race is the flagship race of the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO. The Race Course is FLAT and FAST, providing the perfect setting for our Runners to reach and break their PBs!
Logicom Cyprus Marathon
21st Marach 2021
Combining breathtaking and historic scenery with the traditional Mediterranean hospitality. Starting at Aphrodite’s Birthplace, the Marathon runs through the historic city of Pafos and finishes at the scenic Pafos Medieval Fort Square. The Half-Marathon, the 10km Road Race and the 5km Fun Run start and finish at the central Pafos Medieval Fort Square.
Malta International Marathon Challenge
Date Yet To Announced
For nearly three decades, the Malta International Challenge Marathon, has been Malta’s only multi-day race, a staple event on the Maltese athletic calendar, attracting locals and foreigners alike. Spread over a period of three consecutive days, athletes cover a distance which measures exactly 42.195km.
Date Yet To Be Announced
RunIceland is a great Trail running experience. Imagine volcanoes, glaciers, desert, lava fields, and black beaches as locations for five different stages!
Ocean Lava Cyprus Triathlon
Date Yet To Be Announced
The race is considered to be the most important triathlon race on the island and is an upgraded transformation of the original Paphos Triathlon, which took place for five consecutive years in the area until it was renamed in 2018 Ocean Lava Cyprus.
Paphos Sprint Triathlon
Date Yet To Be Announced
A tried and tested (Triathlon Race) - flat bike course, secure from traffic. Paphos will host a number of individual triathletes and relay teams (swimmer / biker / runner) that will take on the challenge. Ambient temperatures of min/max 12-23 C⁰, ideal for a Triathlon around the crystal clear Mediterranean waters.
Rundt Om Rold Cycling Road Race
11th April 2021
The small roads in the strongly hilly landscape around Rold Skov form the framework for this challenging race. At over 1000 altitude meters on the long 110 km
distance, the route is one of the most hilly routes Denmark has to offer.
Sorø Classic Cycling Road Race
9th May 2021
We have found some of the smallest, most winding, hilly and challenging country roads the area has to offer
Mols Bjerge Grand Prix Cycling Road Race
12th September 2021
Mols mountains are perhaps the best area for road cycling in all of Denmark: Lots of hills, small roads without traffic, close to the sea and forest.
Blockhaus Marathon Cycling Road Race
Date Yet To Be Announced
The bends of the Blockhaus are razor-sharp on the muscles. The breath becomes short after the first few kilometers. Then when the lush and green landscape gives space to the lunar landscape, the heart meets the mountain.
IceBike Adventure Iceland
Biking is in general a scenic sport. But some rides are simply stunning. Let us take you to our favourite spots in Iceland.
We’ll make the most of your time, reach the best trails away from the crowds..
Dates Yet To Be Announced
Nidri is a pretty, cosmopolitan resort with lots to do, both on and off the water.
Sailing (novice to expert)
Proto Heli, Greece
Dates Yet To Be Annnounced
Porto heli is a chic harbourside resort with a lively feel and a fantastic sailing centre for all abilities.
Dates Yet To Be Announced
On the beautiful Greek island of Kos is our new Akti Beach and 5 * Akti Palace Two great clubs nestled on the shores of a beautiful stretch of sandy beach.
Mytikas-Thesmos Beach Hotel
Dates To Yet Be Announced
Thesmos Beach Club is as small-and-boutique as they come. They allow us to focus on you, where you are treated more personally - by your first name - and not as a number!
Corfu-Almyros Beach Club
Dates Yet To Be Announced
On that most beautiful of Greek islands, Corfu, lies our new Almyros Beach Club, perched on the North West facing shore of a beautiful long stretch of sandy beach. Our holidays here offer the All Inclusive package (food & drink 24/7), across two restaurants and four bars.
Do you eat, sleep and dream about mountains each year? Us too.
Mountain Bike, Running or Kayaking across alpine lakes in summer.
We’re in our element on the mountain - so you can be too.
Cycling Tours In Mallorca
April-July 2021 September-October 2021
We offer cycling holidays and tours in Mallorca for all ages and abilities on some of the most fantastic roads in the world.
Private Tours For Families
Groups ,Club Tours
Cyclists Of All Levels
Fully Supported,Tailored Tours
Guides And Support Vehicles
Triathlon Training From Beginners To Experienced
The Old Spanish Millhouse
All Year Round 2021
The Old Spanish Mill, is set in peaceful surroundings in the foothills of Los Filabres mountain range, is the perfect place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of life.
Mini Breaks Corporate Events
All Year Round 2021
is a leading company-promoter of high standard Outdoors Sports Services in Cyprus. Our specialised field is the organisation of events for several Outdoors sports.
Biking In Turkey
All Year Round 2021
With its breathtaking scenery, quiet backroads and remarkably cyclist friendly drivers, Turkey is a great place for cycling.
Group road trips on the coast and mountains of Lycia
Self guided tours both on and off-road. We can arrange a tour tailored to your requirements and can also give bike hire and transfers to suit your abilities.
All Year Round 2021
We have a fleet of Prijon sea kayaks, which we use for our custom tours of the Turquoise coast.
Tours to suit your needs, and you will be assisted by a BCU certified guides.
Government Guidelines To Travel
The government has assigned a red, amber or green rating to foreign countries and islands. These ratings are based on each country’s coronavirus infection rates, coronavirus variants, their ability to identify variants, the success of their vaccination programme, the reliability of data and how many passengers transit through them.
The list is expected to be updated every three weeks, around 28 May, 18 June and 9 July. However, it may change with little notice and we will update it when it does – so keep checking that and our Coronavirus Updates to stay on top of the changes.
What Does The Traffic Light System Mean To You?
A Green Light
Adult and children travellers coming from a country assigned a green light do not need to isolate at home or pay to quarantine in a government-approved hotel when they arrive in England. However, these travellers still need to pay for a pre-departure test and a PCR test on the second day of their return. Read Travel Covid-19 tests: your full expert guide.
Green-light countries that are at risk of moving on to the amber list will be placed on a ‘green watchlist’ first.
A Amber Light
Adult and children travellers coming from a country assigned an amber light must isolate at home for 10 days. Day one is the day you arrive in England. You do not need to pay to quarantine in a government-approved hotel when you arrive in England.
These travellers will also need to pay for a pre-departure test and a PCR test on or before the second and eighth day of their return. Travellers can also pay for a Test to Release test on day five. If the result is negative, you can stop self-isolating.
A Red Light
Adult and children travellers coming from a country assigned a red light must pay to quarantine for 10 days in a government-approved hotel when they arrive in England. The prices are £1,750 for one adult, £650 for an additional adult or child over 11 and £325 for a child aged five to 11.
These travellers will also need to pay for a pre-departure test and a PCR test on the second and eighth day of their return.
Post-COVID travel checklist: 12 things you need to remember before booking your trip abroad this summer
1. Is the border open?
Even though the UK’s border is reopening on 17 May, some other countries’ borders remain closed, and some that are open still have strict measures in place. Make sure you check your destination’s border is open to UK travellers before booking your flight.
2. Do You Need To Self Isolate On Arrive Or When You Return?
Just because a border is open, it doesn’t mean you can go on holiday there. For example, Bolivia’s borders are technically open, but travellers have to self-isolate on arrival for 10 days. And what about on the way back? If a country is labelled amber or red you will have to self-isolate or quarantine in a hotel on your return.
3. Will places be open?
Even if a country’s border is open, it doesn’t mean that the usual tourist attractions will be. While much of London is now open for business, this is not the case for every capital. France allows visitors from the UK for example, but the Eiffel Tower is currently closed. Albania’s borders are also open to people from the UK and you do not have to isolate on arrival – however, bars and restaurants have a 10pm curfew. Wherever you’re going, a country’s tourist board is a great resource to find out which tourist attractions are welcoming visitors, and which remain closed for the time being.
4. Do you need a health certificate?
Some countries that are open and do not have a quarantine in place are still asking for health certificates before you fly. A Covid-19 ‘fit to fly’ medical certificate states that you have tested negative for Covid-19 and can therefore travel. Before travelling anywhere this summer, be sure to check the UK government’s foreign travel advice for the country you’re visiting, to find out if you need a health certificate.
5. Do You Need Proof Of A Negative COVID-19 TEST.
For most places, yes. Make sure you check how old these can be, too: the Seychelles and Cyprus, for example, require a negative test no older than 72 hours, while Croatia asks for 48 hours. Be sure to check what the specific rules are for the destination you plan on visiting.
6. Do You Need A Visa Before You Travel
Many destinations, such as Laos, have cancelled their visa-on-arrival for UK travellers, which means you will have to check more carefully if you need a visa before visiting anywhere. Other countries, such as Azerbaijan, have suspended their e-visa service. Remember the rules around visas can change at short notice, so be sure to regularly check the UK government’s foreign travel advice for your destination to find out the specific visa requirements.
7. Are There Any Other Forms You Need To Fill In.
Some countries require additional paperwork. Travellers to Jersey, for example, must fill in a registration form 48 hours before arriving. Expect much longer waits at the airports than you had in a pre-coronavirus world, too. From filling out contact details to the address of where you are staying, you should expect paperwork at the airport before you’re allowed to enter a country. Also be aware that if you visit a green or amber country you must fill out a free, but rather lengthly, Public Health Passenger Locator Form ahead of your return to the UK. Many have reported that the form takes over 15 minutes to fill in, so save yourself some time by filling it out on the plane. If you're really organised, you can even fill it out and submit it electronically 48 hours before your arrival back in the UK.
8. Do You Need Proof Of Booked Accommodation.
If you’re the kind of traveller who leaves booking a hotel until literally the last minute, you will need to change your ways. In line with ‘track and trace’ measures, many destinations around the world will need to see proof of your accommodation at the airport, so make sure you have it printed out and ready for inspection.
9. Can You Get Insurance For Your Trip.
It will be extremely difficult to find cover for somewhere where the FCO advises against travel. But now that the government has lifted travel restrictions to some countries and islands – the 12 territories labelled green – it will be easier to find insurance. Just make sure you check the fine print to work out what exactly you are covered against and what your rights are. If you think you can travel without insurance, think again. While we would always recommend you travel with insurance, now it is more important than ever. Many countries will not even allow you to enter without proof of travel insurance, so be prepared to have your policy checked at the airport.
Other Things To Remember
10. Do You Need To Take A Mask?.
You will almost certainly need to wear a mask during the entire trip on the plane or train, but also consider your destination’s rules around wearing masks. Some countries, such as Spain require masks to be worn in public places such as transport and in shops, while other places will need you to wear your mask whenever you are outside of your accommodation. When in doubt, make sure you have one just in case.
11. Do You Need To Book To Use The Toilet On Your Flight In advance?.
Even something as trivial as nipping to the loo won’t be simple in a post-COVID world! In order to maintain social distancing, many airlines are imposing stricter in-flight measures. You will need to stay in your seat the whole time with your mask on. If you want to go to the toilet, depending on who you’re flying with, you will either have to ask the air steward for permission, or pre-book your toilet slot before flying. Check the specific rules with your airline.
12. What Else Will You Need To Book?.
Once you have cleared the airport measures and you are in your destination, there will still be things to think about. Gone are the days of spontaneously wandering where you want when you want. If you want to go out for dinner, book ahead. If you have a particular museum in mind, check if it’s open and whether you need to pre-book a time slot. With social distancing in place, you will need to be more organised about where and when you want to go. As well as this, be sure to check if your destination has a curfew in place because of coronavirus and make sure you know what the local social distancing measures and rules on groups are.
FITNESS-SPORTSTRAVEL TERMS AND CONDITIONS , VALID FROM 1ST APRIL 2021
1. When you make a booking with FITNESS-SPORTSTRAVEL you must complete a booking form and forward it with a 10% deposit plus any event entry fees, tuition/training fees. You must sign the booking form accepting on behalf of all your party the terms of these booking conditions and pay deposits and race entries as outlined on the website.
2. The balance of the price of your holiday must be paid at least 8 weeks before the departure date and will be shown on your confirmation. If the balance is not paid in time we reserve the right to cancel your holiday, retain your deposit and race entry fees and apply cancellation charges set out below.
3. The price of your holiday is that shown on your confirmation and may vary from the price shown on our website. Any variation in the advertised price will be indicated at the time of booking. Once agreed and confirmation is issued there will not be any change to the prices except for government imposed increases in taxes or fuel supplements imposed by transport providers.
4. If, after our confirmation has been issued, you wish to make changes to the arrangements, we will do our best to accommodate the changes, provided that notification is received in writing from the person who signed the booking form and it is at least 10 weeks before departure.
In addition to any charges levied by hotels or other suppliers, an administration charge of £30 will be levied by FITNESS-SPORTSTRAVEL to cover our costs in making any changes and for re-issuing your invoice.
5. Any alteration by you within 10 weeks of departure and any such request for an alteration will be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and will be subject to the cancellation charges set out below. Certain travel arrangements are non-changeable and non-transferable once issued and therefore cannot be changed, any alteration requests will incur a 100% cancellation charge and new arrangements or tickets will be charged at the fares applicable at the time of your request.
6. You, or any member of your party, may cancel their holiday at any time providing that the cancellation is made by the person signing the booking form and is communicated to us in writing directly. As this incurs administrative costs, we will retain your deposit and race entry fees. If the number of persons booked changes, the holiday costs will be recalculated on the basis of the amended party size and you will need to pay any difference in the holiday price.
Our ability to recover payments made to suppliers on your behalf will be reduced the closer to the departure date your cancellation is received. We operate a sliding scale of charges that reflect the risk to FITNESS-SPORTSTRAVEL, these are as follows:
1) More than 56 days-Deposit only
2) 56-29 days-50% (or deposit, whichever is greater)
3) 28-15 days-90%
4) Less than 15 days-100%