Spain is a fantastic sports tour destination year-round for professional clubs, academies, schools and colleges alike. We work with a variety of locations in Spain and cover a number of sports. With a mild climate all year, short haul proximity from the UK, plus accessibility from the rest of the world, tours to Spain can offer excellent value for money in terms of sporting and cultural experience.
Sporta Tours have taken England Cricket and Worcester Warriors on professional training camps to Spain among many other top sides.
Three resorts offering fantastic facilities for school sports tours and clubs and academies are the famous La Manga Club Resort in Murcia on the Costa Calida (“warm coast”), Desert Springs Resort on the beautiful Costa Almeria (Europe’s only designated desert area) and Oliva Nova, a luxury sport-focused resort. Spain offers:
- Excellent year-round climate for sports tours and training camps
- Exceptional value for money
- High quality resorts offering an array of sporting facilities
- High class hotel, apartment and villa accommodation
- Fantastic beaches and downtime activities
- Secure and safe resorts for school parties
- Short haul flights from many European and Scandinavian countries
- Accessibility from destinations further afield
Spain is a particularly popular destination for tourists from across Europe. With excellent flight options and motorways, you can be at your tour hotel within just a few hours. Desert Springs, Palencia, La Manga and Oliva Nova have superb facilities for a wide range of sports, and professional teams from across Europe regularly visit for training camps. We also organise tours to Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia.
All tours by Sporta are tailored to meet the requirements of each school and club we work with. The following example itinerary for a football tour to Barcelona provides an idea of what a tour to Spain might feature:
Day 1 – Arrive at Barcelona airport following your morning flight from the UK. You will be met and taken to the world famous Camp Nou Stadium, home of FC Barcelona. After lunch you will be transferred to your beach-side hotel in one of the city’s suburbs. An early evening training session will be available should you require.
Day 2 – Morning training session followed by afternoon at leisure – perhaps beach-based or making use of the hotel facilities. In the evening transfer to a local school/club for your first fixture. Match 1 vs a local school/club. Return to your hotel.
Day 3 – After breakfast transfer to a local academy for a training session with leading Spanish coaching staff. In the afternoon visit the famous Port Aventura Theme Park (or water park seasonal option).
Day 4 – Transfer to a local school/club for your second fixture in the morning. Match 2 vs a local school/club. Afternoon recovery and leisure time or shopping trip and post-dinner activity such as beach games.
Day 5 – Transfer to a local academy for a training session with Lionel Messi’s junior coach followed by an afternoon tour of the fabulous city of Barcelona – dinner at a traditional Spanish restaurant and perhaps an evening’s fun with ten-pin bowling or transfer back to your hotel for relaxation.
Day 6 – Day of departure. Transfer to Barcelona Airport for your short homeward flight.