LONDON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Outdoor enthusiasts and athletes are flocking to Tenerife, attracted by world-class training and activities, good weather and a challenging landscape -
Tenerife is quickly establishing itself as an affordable world-class destination for active travellers, say leading online holiday specialist dealchecker.co.uk.
The largest of the Canary Islands is better known for sangria and sand than sports, but The Guardian reports that elite athletes including Tour de France cycling stars Bradley Wiggins and Lance Armstrong have chosen Tenerife as their preferred training ground, and even credit their success to the experience.
The island's reliably warm and dry climate makes it ideal for outdoor activities year-round, with average high temperatures of 17-28 degrees. Tenerife also has strong transport links with the UK - it is only four hours away by air, and cheap flights to Tenerife are easy to find. The travel comparison tool at dealchecker.co.uk helps holidaymakers find the best deal to get active in the sunshine this summer.
Besides the weather and easy travel, Tenerife's big attraction is Mount Teide; this 12,198-foot volcano is the biggest peak in Spain and the Spanish islands. Its steep slopes provide altitude training for cyclists, footballers and Team GB hopefuls as well as excellent walking trails and cycle routes for visitors on holiday. Young children and the less athletic can take a cable car to enjoy incredible views from the summit.
Guardian reporter Rachel Dixon visited Tenerife to discover the sportier side of the island, and combined cycling on Mount Teide with runs along the beach, interval training on the steep cobbled streets of La Caleta and swims in the Atlantic. Health-conscious tourists can enjoy all of these activities without paying for a gym membership; after buying Tenerife flights, the great outdoors is free.
Mark Attwell, MD of dealchecker.co.uk, comments: "Tenerife is unique in that it really has it all: an affordable holiday destination that boasts a rugged and remarkable landscape, excellent weather, and outdoor activities like mountain biking and swimming, in addition to relaxing beaches and excellent nightlife. This is a world-class destination for families and international sports stars alike."
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