Watersports Breaks in Europe
"The ocean is a mighty harmonist."
If you’re a water baby and love all water-based activities, then you will love our water sports holidays in Europe. Whether you want to learn a new skill, improve existing skills or consider yourself a total adrenaline junkie, rest assured that we have a water sports break to suit you!
From sea kayaking along the Dalmatian coast, to canyoning on Lake Garda or white-water rafting in the Dolomites, we offer a variety of water sports holidays for all abilities. Some are organised group departures where you can meet like-minded people, others are flexible individual itineraries where you can change things around according to your requirements. Want to add on an extra night or change one of the activities? No problem, we’ve got you covered.
Our favourite water sports breaks
If you’re looking for a quick getaway, our 3-night mini adventure break in the Dolomites includes white-water rafting and a fantastic guided canoeing excursion along a mountain river and through a gorge. Great for families and groups.
Want to experience staying on a boat? Our short adventure sailing break in Croatia lets you discover the islands around Dubrovnik from a Catamaran – great as an extension to your stay in the area, or you can add on a few nights on dry land and stay on the Elafiti islands for 4 more nights of paddleboarding, kayaking and snorkelling as well as hiking and cycling.
Looking for inspiration?
Check out our blog; updated regularly, it offers plenty of inspiration and travel tips, from learning to kayak to getting fit for your first surfing holiday as well as a guide to the Elafiti islands. You can also contact us at any time for information on our packages.
Our packages don’t include flights, meaning you have greater choice and flexibility when booking your holiday.
We strongly recommend you take out adequate travel insurance when booking an active holiday, and make sure that the activities on your trip are covered; for more useful information on this subject see our guide.
5 health benefits of water sports
Water sports are a fun way to improve balance and coordination. Kayaking and paddleboarding are both great for upper body and core strength (and are much more fun than hitting the gym).
Most water sports are low impact so there is less risk of injury.
Water-based activities benefit the mind as well as the body and sports like kayaking can significantly reduce stress and anxiety, a combination of being outdoors and the soothing effects of water.
They can also set your pulse racing if you are looking for some adrenaline, think white water rafting, kite surfing and canyoning. This can help to boost confidence and in the long term help you to manage stress better.
As with most other outdoor activities, water sports can help reduce blood pressure, burn calories and keep you fit and alert.