Epic Adventures to Tackle This Year


by Flight Centre staff

Sporting holidays have the special ability to fulfill lifelong dreams - challenge yourself this year and compete (and complete) a major active event. You'll be amazed with the sense of achievement when you tick that challenge off your bucket list.

Run one (or more) of the world marathon majors

Want the experience of a lifetime? Run the 2016 New York Marathon. It's one of the biggest, and most popular international marathons, attracting participants from all over the world. The 42.2km course will take you through all 5 of New York's iconic boroughs, and across its famous bridges. Beginning on Staten Island and ending in Central Park, the streets along your journey will be packed with locals and supporters cheering you on.

Trek one of the seven summits

Lace up your boots and pack your bag, a whole world of adventure awaits. Trek Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain at 5895 metres. Considered by many to be the most scenic path to the summit, the Machame boasts different routes to the summit and back. Rated as a non technical climb, Mt Kilimanjaro is the perfect challenge for those wanting to experience mountaineering for the first time. Easily combinable with a safari before or after, this itinerary is the perfect way to experience culture, whilst also a fantastic physical challenge.

Cycle your way to another country

Hit the road for your next holiday. Explore on your own on a self-guided tour or ride with a guide. Perhaps combine a cycling holiday with the chance to watch some of the biggest events in the cycling calendar, like the Tour de France. All eyes now inevitably turn to this year, and what the greatest cycling race in the world can deliver in 2016. Experience 5 key stages of Le Tour live, with the chance to ride ahead of the pros on the race route & cheer them in to the finish. You will also have the opportunity to conquer key climbs of Le Tour's history, including Ventoux, Galibier, Lauteret, Izoard and more as well as ride in France, Switzerland & Italy all in the one tour.

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