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10 triathlons to combine sport and tourism in Europe

In the following article we want to show you 10 triathlons to combine sport and tourism in different European cities.

Challenge Lisbon

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A little over 600km from Madrid, is Lisbon, capital of Portugal, very well communicated by plane, AVE or car. There you can visit different places, such as the Vasco da Gama and 25 de Abril bridges, the San Jorge Castle, the Belém Tower ... Among other monuments.

Date: May

Website: http://www.challenge-lisboa.com/

Distance: The queen test is the Half distance (1,9 km swimming + 90 km cycling + 21,1 km race on foot), but there are different types of competitions and distances.

Challenge Salou

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The oldest Challenge in Spain is held in the capital of the Costa Dorada. There, besides the beaches, we can discard the theme parks of Port Aventura and Ferrari Land. You can also visit the path of Ronda, the Torre Vella, etc.

Date: May

Website: www.challengesalou.com

Distance: The queen test is the Half distance (1,9 km swimming + 90 km cycling + 21,1 km running), but there are different types of competitions and distances.

Challenge Venice

Logo Challenge Venice

One of the most touristic cities in the world: Venice, with its impressive canals or St. Mark's Square. An ideal place to combine triathlon and tourism.


Website: http://challengevenice.com

Distance: Full distance (3,8 km swimming + 180 km cycling + 42,2 race on foot) and "Long distance" (3,8 km swimming + 133 km cycling + 22 walking race).

Garmin Triathlon of Paris

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In the capital of France this interesting triathlon is held in the center of the city and with a goal in the Eiffel Tower, the most characteristic place in Paris. We can also highlight the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral and an endless number of places to visit.

Date: July

Website: http://www.garmintriathlondeparis.fr/

Distance: Olympic (1500 m swimming + 40 km cycling + 10 km race on foot).

La Tour Genève Triathlon

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A very good option to combine sport and tourism is to travel to Switzerland, to Geneva, the second largest city in the Alpine country. There we can see the impressive Lake Leman (where the swimming takes place), the headquarters of the UN, the flower clock of the English garden, etc.

Date:  July

Website: https://www.latourgenevetriathlon.ch/en/

Distance: The queen test is the standard distance (1,5 km swimming + 40 km cycling + 10 km of running on foot) and there are other options to compete: a short, a discovery (super sprint), a bike + run and several competitions for children.

AJBell London Triathlon

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The capital of the United Kingdom offers this interesting option in the middle of August. A triathlon with multiple tests where we can take the opportunity to visit Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Brige and a large number of monuments and historical places.

Date: August

Website: http://livetotri.co.uk/london/

Distance: Event with multiple tests of different distances.

Challenge Madrid

Logo Challenge Madrid

We can choose several options. On the one hand, the locality of Buitargo de Lozoya (where the exit of the test will be) and all the mountain range of Madrid. Another option is to choose to know the capital: the Plaza Mayor, the Puerta del Sol (where the goal is located) and the entire historic center.

Date: September

Website: http://challenge-madrid.com/

Distance:  The queen test is the Full distance (3,6 km swimming + 171 km cycling + 42,2 km running), but there are different types of competitions and distances.

Ironman 70.3 Cascais

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A little more than 30 km from Lisbon is the city of Cascais, one of the tourist landmarks of Portugal. The 70.3 of Cascais is the triathlon with the most Spanish representation of 2018 in a competition outside of Spain and a test that has received a distinction with the high recognition of the President of the Republic of Portugal. Among its most emblematic places include its beaches, the Boca do Inferno, Museum dos Condes de Castro Guimaraes, etc.

Date: September

Website: Ironman 70.3 Cascais

Distance: Test of Ironman 70.3 (1,9 km swimming + 90 km cycling + 21,1 km race on foot).

La Santa Ironman Club 70.3 Lanzarote

Logo Ironman Lanzarote 70.3 Club La Santa

Lanzarote is the island of triathlon in Europe. The test has its epicenter in the Club la Santa, the only place in Spain where there are three Olympic swimming pools where you can swim every day of the year, among many other sports facilities. On the island you can visit the viewpoints (Haría, Río), the Timanfaya National Park, the Isla de la Graciosa, etc. A great opportunity also to know the circuits of the Santa Ironman Lanzarote Club and return in May to compete in them.

Date: October

Website: Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote

Distance: Distance Ironman 70.3 (1,9 km swimming + 90 km cycling + 21,1 km race on foot).

Long Course Weekend Mallorca

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The Long Course Weekden Mallorca is based in the town of l'Alcudia, one of the cities with the longest sports tradition in the Balearic Islands. Of l'Alcudia we can emphasize its calm beaches of crystalline waters, as well as the marine stroll, the Walls, the port, the Camí de Ronda, etc.

Date: October

Website: http://www.lcwmallorca.com/es/

Distance: Sports festival with different tests of swimming, cycling, running and triathlon, divided into several days.



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