What The Best Sports Hotels in Lanzarote All Have in Common?
Did you know that Lanzarote has some of the best sports hotels in Europe? This may come as quite a surprise, considering it’s a small island out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
I’m sure you like a challenge. Further below you’ll find the 5 Best Sports Hotels in Lanzarote. See if you can spot what they all have in common. If you’re an avid triathlete or swimmer, you won’t have much trouble spotting it.
First a few things about Lanzarote as a destination and why it’s such a popular sports travel destination.
Why is Lanzarote a popular sports destination?
Lanzarote is the most easterly of the Canary Islands, located just 11 km north-east of the island of Fuerteventura. The Graciosa volcanic island and Chinijo Archipelago Natural Park are just 2 km off the coast.
It’s relatively small, approximately 60 kilometres from North to South (1h drive), 25 kilometres from West to East (30 min drive). It’s main features are the volcanic landscapes, all-year-round spring weather, beaches and holiday resorts.
Lanzarote is one of the most popular sports travel destinations in Europe, especially amoungst cyclists and triathletes! But why?
It’s mild climate and Spring like weather year round really makes it a great choice at any time of year. The hottest time of year is from June to September, with average highs of around 28-30ºC.
But with very mild winters, with average temperatures between 15-20ºC, you’ll find many athletes escaping Europe’s mainland cold winters to get some much needed sun and exercise outdoors.
The infrastructure is not only great, but the roads are low density, making Lanzaorte a popular cycling holiday destination. You can enjoy over 450 Km of smooth roads between more than 300 volcanic cones. There are amazing variety of cycling routes for beginners as well professional cyclists and triathletes. Just be aware, it can windy during certain months of the year.
Sporting Events in Lanzarote
It’s therefore no wonder that Lanzarote hosts some amazing and prestigious sporting events throughout the year.
On an international level, Lanzarote’s most important event is undoubtedly the Iron Man, a triathlon competition considered to be the toughest and most demanding Iron Man in the world.
The Lanzarote IronMan also has 40 qualifying places for the Iron Man World Championship in Hawaii, so that gives you an idea.
This event, and other competitions, attract thousands of tourists and athletes every year, not only to participate in them but also for pre-season training.
Professional triathletes from all parts of the world train in Lanzarote for part of the year to prepare their comtetitions.
You’re also likely to bump into some professional atheletes during your stay in Lanzarote. Triathletes including Chema Martínez, Iván Raña or Patrick Lange, reguraly repeat their visits to Lanzarote as part of their training.
Professional cycling teams are also often spotted on the road at the sports hotels in Lanzarote.
Here are some of the sporting events held in Lanzarote:
Getting To and Around Lanzarote
Although the best way to get around on the island is by bike, I would recommend renting a car in Lanzarote. It the easiest way to get from the airport to one of the amazing sports hotels you can find below, plus you can explore the island on your days off or with the family. Discover Cars is my go-to site when booking a rental car.
Lanzarote airport is very well connected to mainland Europe with over 1000 weekly direct flights. On top of that, flights are very affordable too. Check for yourself on Kayak.
It’s a safe and family-friendly destination making it a popular place to combine both your passion for sports and a family holiday.
All this is backed up with Lanzarote offering some of the best sports hotels with premium on-site sporting facilities.
Which brings me to my little quiz. What do the best sports hotels in Lanzarote all have in common?
Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the answer!
The Best Sports Hotels in Lanzarote
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So whether you’re looking for a place to train for your next triathlon even, a swimming camp, a cycling holiday or family active holiday, then you should definitely consider Lanzarote!
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