Competing in an endurance event can be thrilling. The crowds. The adrenaline. The months of training finally culminating into one experience. And for even more of a rush, you can sign-up for a race that takes place in an inspiring or never-before-visited location. After all, traveling in itself is an adventure, so why not take it to another level with an endurance event?
Here are 10 daring destination events, some for beginners and some for those who love a challenge.
You may not even notice the 26.2 miles as you amble along through the French countryside, taking in chateaus and sweeping green fields. April 12, 2015
This triathlon might feel more like a tropical vacation, complete with views of palm trees and a swim in warm ocean waters. May 17, 2015
Whistler, British Columbia is famous for skiing, but it has also come to be well known for its intense seven-day mountain-bike race. Hit the trails and the inclines for an experience that will test your athletic abilities. June 27–July 4, 2015
Head to Greece for this race following the route of Pheidippides, the ancient hero who delivered news of a military victory by running the 153 miles between Athens to Sparta. September 25, 2015
This ultra-running event takes place in none other than the lush Brazilian rainforests. Sign up if you can handle that jungle humidity.
If you have nerves of steel, this Australian triathlon event is for you. Overlook the Great Barrier Reef as you swim, bike and run one of Ironman’s most beautiful courses. June 14, 2015
Who says you have to take a red double-decker bus to see all of London’s most spectacular sites? See them in all of their glory during this marathon instead. April 26, 2015
This is the mother of all mountain races. Run rocky trails and see snow-capped mountains in this Switzerland-based running event offered at varying distances. July 25, 2015
You might be thinking, Oh, a half-marathon. That’s not nearly as intimidating as an ultra-marathon. But for this event, you would be wrong. The desert setting and undulating elevations make for a challenging race.
Believe it or not, there is a marathon that exists in which participants run through the savannahs of South Africa alongside gazelles and giraffes. You may even surprise yourself and outrun a cheetah.
At nearly 30,000 square feet, United Airlines’ newest United ClubSM now welcomes Newark Liberty International Airport travelers with its modern design, enhanced amenities, culinary offerings, locally sourced art and furniture and Manhattan skyline views. Seek airport solace at the new location in Terminal C3, near Gate C123.
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Awareness about fair and sustainable travel continues to grow around the globe, with travelers everywhere considering a destination’s eco-friendly options before visiting. As public consciousness for this important aspect of tourism strengthens, tourists also look beyond just ecotourism and delve deeper into types of travel that allow them to respect the local culture, interact with locals and distribute benefits fairly.
There’s plenty of reasons to head to the picturesque and historic city of Bath, England, in all seasons, but winter sees it transform into an inviting and joyful scene of festivals, markets and lights. Looking for more reasons to visit Bath this winter? Look no further: