The Costa Brava is located in the province of Girona in Catalonia, in the northeast corner of the Iberian Peninsula. It is well-known for the many resort towns, such as Lloret de Mar and Blanes, but the truth is that there are also many hidden gems there, such as picturesque towns and typical fishing villages dotted along the rocky coast. Its coastline is almost 300 kilometres long with wide bays, small coves and high cliffs. It is a diverse region of extraordinary natural beauty and has a very deep artistic and historical heritage. In general, the region has a Mediterranean climate, with mild temperatures. Summers are usually hot with average temperatures around 25 degrees. Spring and autumn are sunny and mild with winter being somewhere between mild and cold.
The Costa Brava is rich in history. All around the region you can find historical buildings, medieval villages and castles, and significant ruins, dating back from Roman, Greek and even palaeolithic times. The ruins of Empúries, just outside L’Escala, are one of the most important ruins of the Costa Brava. It was an important trading city and port founded by the Greeks, acquired by the Persians and then the Romans, resulting in a unique mix of buildings and architectural styles.
Because the Costa Brava is such a geologically diverse region, you can practise virtually any sport, from hiking and canyoning to diving and surfing. The many natural parks in the mountains are perfect for mountaineering, mountain biking and rambling, and the coves along the coast offer many great locations to snorkel.
From 21st to 25th October 2018, we’ll be taking the rugby, football, hockey and netball squads on a sports tour to the Costa Brave for a five-day festival tournament.
The tour will include the following:
- Accommodation: 3*** resort hotel in Lloret de Mar, Blanes, Tossa, (or similar) based on 3-4 sharing a bedroom.
- Nights: 4 nights in resort.
- Meal Plan: Full board (buffet breakfast, packed lunches & evening buffet dinner, water included free with meals)
- First meal is dinner on arrival; last meal is breakfast on departure day.
- Travel / Transfers: return flights from the UK to Spain including airport and match transfers in Spain
- Sport: 2 days sports festival including:
- 2 x guest coaching sessions per squad in chosen sport
- festival matches with British schools
- Other Inclusions: Absolute Sports Travel ‘Sports School rep team’ 24/7
- 1 x checked bag per person (flight groups)
- Evening disco including 2 x free soft drinks each
- An excursion to the stunning Catalan city of Barcelona, is also included in the package and they’ll also visit the incredible Nou Camp stadium and museum.
The total cost of the sports tour is £690 and the payment schedule is as per the table below.
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At Absolute Sports Travel, we’ve been helping school teams on tour for 20 years. Based in the popular seaside resort of Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava, our SportsSchool events include a superb combination of tournament matches, professional coaching and private evening functions for a wonderful festival tour. An excursion to the stunning city of Barcelona is also included with free entry to the incredible Nou Camp stadium. Private evening parties are also in your package. The busiest resort on the Costa Brava, Lloret de Mar has been a favourite with the British since the swinging sixties. It’s a designated ‘vila esportiva’ (a Spanish sports town) with a fabulous selection of sports facilities on your doorstep, including 3G football fields and officially marked netball courts. The beach and leisure facilities of the resort are also within walking distance from the hotels. Many other attractions including arcades, crazy golf, Water World and the adventure park, all of which are within easy reach.
With a passion for sport, we specialise in organising group sports tours for football, rugby, hockey and netball for a range of clients, including clubs, schools and universities. From professional training camps to competitive tournaments, bespoke sports tours and festivals, you can experience the best sports trips at home and abroad at the very best value for money.
And what’s more, you’ll get a personal service and experience from Absolute Travel. Taking a hands-on approach to everyone we work with is vitally important to ensure the right facilities and the best arrangements for a tour and our agents at home and abroad work tirelessly to get this right. That’s why so much of our business comes from referrals, repeaters and recommendations.
For further information, please visit the Absolute Travel website at https://www.absolutetravel.co.uk/.
Have a look at the video below for a glimpse of what’s in store on this trip.
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Football: Includes coaching with West Ham United CST staff for boys and girls at our superb 3-G and grass fields, most of which are in walking distance from your hotel. Tournament matches are for boys (11v11) and girls (6v6) against other British schools.
Netball: Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere generated by our schools netball tournament at the splendid indoor facilities nearby, with regulation court markings in place. Our excellent AENA Regional Development Team coaches ensure a fantastic selection of netball sessions for every age and ability.
Hockey: Train at the incredible Pau Negre venue behind the Olympic stadium in Barcelona or other top water-based fields in the region and enjoy coaching with leading international players. Festival matches for girls teams or friendlies against local Spanish clubs are also included.
Rugby: There are good rugby facilities in Barcelona and Girona and a small number of thriving clubs keen to enjoy friendly matches with touring teams of all ages. Further possibilities can also be considered over the border into France where Perpignan is only 2 hours on the coach. Tickets for French championship matches at the home of the Catalan giants, who have a developing relationship with Barcelona, would also be possible in season.
Excursions & Entertainment
An excursion to the stunning city of Barcelona is included in your package, with free entry to the incredible Nou Camp stadium. You can add a trip to the fabulous WaterWorld waterpark should time allow on the outskirts of Lloret de Mar. We also include a fantastic private evening party at a local disco which is always a highlight of the tour! Relax while everyone has fun in a social and safe environment. A visit to PortAventura theme park is also a possibility.
Lloret De Mar
The Mediterranean coastal town of Lloret de Mar is one of the most popular resort areas found on the Costa Brava. With its long beaches and hidden coves, the seaside town of Lloret de Mar is an ideal place to explore local tradition in an extraordinary natural environment.
As the busiest resort on the Costa Brava, Lloret de Mar is a designated ‘villa esportiva’ (a Spanish sports town) with a fabulous selection of sports facilities on the doorstep, including 3G football fields and officially marked netball courts. The beach and leisure facilities of the resort are also within walking distance from the hotels. Many other attractions abound, including shopping arcades, crazy golf, water and adventure parks, all within easy reach.
If you aren’t actively engaged in sporting activities, you certainly won’t be bored!