Top 5 Triathlon Travel Destinations
If you love triathlons and traveling, you are in luck! Several amazing travel destinations boast some of the most popular triathlon races in the world. Now, you can combine your hobby and a little R&R into the same vacation plans.
Here is some information about the top 5 triathlon travel destinations:
- Hawaii – Home to an Ironman 70.3 race, the infamous Ironman Kona race and an Olympic distance, numerous options are present within the islands of Hawaii for racing and relaxation. The islands of Hawaii offer travelers everything from tropical scenery, mountain hikes through dormant volcanos, tours through the remaining active volcano, water sports, relaxation and shopping. Travelers of all ages enjoy visiting Hawaii and the proximity of the 7 islands makes it possible to see more than one during your stay through the coordination of a short inter-island flight or ferry/boat ride.
- Puerto Rico – San Juan Puerto Rico is home to an annual Ironman 70.3 race, popular among both locals and visitors from around the globe. Among the more popular tourist attractions are the El Yunque Rainforest, Old San Juan and El Morro Fortress (a designated National Historic Site).
- France- For a European getaway, avid triathletes have a number of options to select from among. One of the more popular race destinations is Nice, France. The swim begins in the waters of the Mediterranean, with the run and bike course weaving throughout the local terrain, providing athletes with breathtaking views throughout their race.
- Cozumel – A quick flight from much of the southern United States, Cozumel is a great venue for travelers searching for great diving/snorkeling options to partake in following either their 70.3 or Ironman 140.6 races.
- Australia – While quite a distance for many triathletes to travel for a race (from overseas), the beauty of the country makes the journey well worth the trip. Triathlons are a popular sport among Australian locals, so Ironman 70.3 and 104.6 races are now held within the country’s borders. The 70.3 race is held in Canberra, where popular tourist activities include walking tours of historical sites such as the Old Parliament House, National Museum of Australia, Telstra Tower and local war memorials. The 140.6 Ironman races are held annually in Melbourne, Cairns and Port Macquarie.
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These amazing travel destinations enable triathletes to combine their love of the sport with their love of traveling. And, these 5 destinations are a short sampling of the many local and international destinations hosting races for triathletes.
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