Sports Tours International

Fanatical About Sport

Website: www.sportstoursinternational.com

About

Sports Tours International is the UK’s leading specialist in sports travel. Since inception in 1973 they have hosted thousands of participants and spectators at major sporting events worldwide. The company’s initial roots came from a devotion to running when founder Vince Regan began taking competitors to the NYC Marathon. Into the new century, thanks to a series of acquisitions, the company now embraces international cycling, running, and triathlon events and competitions, sports training camps, charity initiatives and corporate hospitality.

Clients often have the opportunity to participate in events with the pros and are encouraged to “unleash your inner hero.” When it’s not possible to compete, there’s the option to be active spectators along the routes and “watch your heroes.” Cycling events include, but are not limited to, the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Haute Route Rockies, Vuelta a Espana and the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.  Running events include, the Berlin Marathon, Medoc Marathon, Disneyland Paris Half Marathon. Triathlon events include the IRONMAN Lanzarote and the London Triathlon.

Tour packages differ between events but in most cases include; lodging in top quality hotels (upgrades often available), most breakfasts and evening meals, transport in a customized coach, full support for cyclists on guided rides, English speaking Sports Tours International staff, airport transfers and daily transport to the different stages, transfers between hotels, luggage handling and bike storage (if needed) and all hotel taxes.

Cycling Tours and Events

Founded over 40 years ago, Sports Tours International offers the most comprehensive range of cycling tours and cycling holidays.

Trips range from spectating at the top cycling events in the World, to participating in well known cyclo sportives, through to offering training camps and weeklong cycling tours in the Alps and Pyrenees.

See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/event-categories/cycling/

Running Tours and Events

Sports Tours International has been taking runners to events around the world for over 40 years. They have packages available for all 6 of the World Marathon Majors and some of the biggest events in the running world. They are very pleased to offer GUARANTEED entry to many events.

See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/event-categories/running/

Triathlon Tours and Events

Test yourself against all 3 disciplines. Join Sports Tours International for some of the toughest triathlon events in the world. They offer a range of Triathlon events from the IRONMAN Lanzarote based in the world’s number 1 sports and active holiday resort, Club La Santa to the iconic London Triathlon.

See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/event-categories/triathlon/

Club La Santa

Sports Tours International is the Exclusive UK and Ireland Agent for Club La Santa in Lanzarote, an acclaimed sports holiday resort. Designed to be the perfect sports and active holiday destination, guests can do as much as they want, whenever they want, with expert help on hand if and when desired.

Club La Santa was created with the dream of being the world’s greatest playground for active people. A wide variety of sports are included in the accommodation prices so everybody can enjoy the facilities, group classes and entertainment free of charge. All equipment is provided, along with coaching opportunities to help participants take part in the many sports and activities offered in the extensive weekly program.

Training Events

Designed to improve one’s cycling technique with on hand tips and advice from the professions in some of the most beautiful locations in Europe. Whether it is training for an event such as the Etape du Tour, or the desire to jump on a bike and rack up some quality miles, there’s just the right training event to satisfy one’s needs.

Charity Events

Sports Tours International also works very closely with charities in the UK, providing them with event entries and travel services to sports events around the world. It also creates bespoke sporting challenges to assist with charity-related fundraising.  Sports Tours International is the founder and organizer of top regional running events such as the UKFast We Love Manchester 10k, the UKFast City of Salford 10k, the Tour of Tameside and the MediaCityUK Santa Run.

Sports Tours International Customer Profile

The typical customer is a keen sports enthusiast and potentially participates in cycling, running and possibly triathlons at an amateur level for fun or on a competitive level.  Sports activity is the primary focus for their leisure time and they regularly watch and participate in a variety of sports. They are affluent with a high disposable income and enjoy travel. They often travel as a couple or as part of a larger group.

Sports Tours International Company Timeline

  • 1970s
    Vince Regan founded the company and started taking runners to the NYC marathon.
  • 1981
    Involved with the first London marathon, bringing international runners to it.
  • 1980s
    Began strategic relationship with Club la Santa in Lanzarote, becoming their agent for the UK and Ireland.
  • 2006
    Purchased Graham Baxter Sporting Tours, creating the core of the current cycling division.
  • 2012
    Launched Wheel2Wheel Holidays, a new leisure cycling travel division.
  • 2013
    Launched Walk2Walk Holidays, a new leisure walking travel division.
  • 2015
    Purchased Freewheel Holidays specializing in easy cycling holidays throughout Europe
  • 2017
    Launched Whereabouts Holidays, a new cycling, walking and adventure division.

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Contact Information

Head Office: 91 Walkden Road, Walkden, Manchester M28 7BQ, UK

Phone:           (+44) 161 703 8161 Fax: +44(0)161 703 8547
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Media Contact:

Widness & Wiggins PR

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Sports Tours International VIP Packages Appeal to US and Canadian Sports Fanatics Wanting to Watch or Join International Running Events

MANCHESTER, UK, June 2, 2017– A UK company is focusing its efforts to attract running fanatics in the US and Canada to view or engage in some of the world’s most iconic yet demanding athletic running events.

Sports Tours International www.sportstoursinternational.com takes care of all the vacation arrangements in a variety of inclusive packages while tracking the drama of international races and marathons.

Guests may become event players themselves, as in this fall’s BMW Berlin Marathon or the zany Marathon du Medoc that sees costumed runners racing through vineyards. They can be tourists in places new to them. And always they are viewing the world through the eyes of a passionate athlete.

Sports Tours International does the vacation packaging legwork for the following 2017-2018 running events now being promoted to the North American market.

September 9, 2017, Marathon du Medoc – Runners who like to sip and sprint can do both whilecovering 26.2 miles, fortified enroute by regional wines. Running through some of France's most famous vineyards, the Medoc Marathon is exciting and fun-filled. Guaranteed entry and hotels are still available for thiswackiest and booziest of marathons. The ambiance is sated with samples from famous vineyards and spiced with the runners’ colorful costumes. Created in 1896, this unique marathon becomes more popular every year. The field is limited to 8,500 runners and sells out quickly, so runners have to enter early to guarantee their spot. Sports Tours International has guaranteed entry and hotel accommodation in a 19th century mansion in downtown Bordeaux available for two, three or four nights from Sept. 7-11. The rate includes accommodation, guaranteed entry to the race and support of staff. Guests can explore Bordeaux. See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/events/medoc-marathon/

September 24 BMW Berlin Marathon 2017 – autumn in Berlin? Why not run the world-record marathon course in September! Sports Tours International makes it easy for competitors and spectators with a choice of hotels and guaranteed event entry; plus their experienced running reps advise on how to get the most out of a visit here. This year’s marathon coincides with the German elections, adding extra sizzle. This World Marathon Major shows how running brings people together on a route that is a virtual historic tour of Berlin, with a spectacular finish at the iconic 18th-century Brandenburg Gate. Known for its world marathon record time, the BMW Berlin Marathon has become popular with those seeking to set their own fastest time. In 2016 41,283 runners from 122 countries entered the 43rd edition of the race, which belongs to the Abbott World Marathon Majors and is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race. Tour packages feature guaranteed entry, hotel accommodation and all support for three, four and five nights. See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/events/berlin-marathon/

September 24, 2017 Disneyland® Paris Val d’ Europe Half-Marathon – Here’s a chance toadd Disney medals with participation in the half marathon, 10k or 5k. Guests stay at Disneyland Paris in one of the resort hotels. With over 10,000 runners taking part in the event’s second year, it’s advised to grab a spot now.There are runs for the family to get involved in, including the Disneyland® Paris 5K, and the New Disneyland® Paris 10k, plus a number of children’s races. This is a welcome race addition to the successful runDisney series, which until 2016 had been at the two Disney resorts in Florida and California. Packages offer guaranteedentry, full support, and hotel accommodation available for two, three, four and five nights between Sept. 21 and Sept. 24. See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/events/disneyland-paris-half-marathon/

March 4, 2018 Paris Half Marathon2018 – Runners enjoy a memorable journey through Europe’s ‘City of Light’ while competing in one of the world’s biggest marathons. Starting on Les Champs Elysées runners pass the Arc de Triomphe before heading towards the Place de la Concorde and the Place de la Bastille. They catch a glimpse of greenery in the Bois de Vincennes which has views of Notre Dame and Eiffel Tower before heading toward the finish line on the Avenue Foch. World class food and shopping make this the perfect venue for a spring running break. The Paris Half Marathon or ‘Semi Marathon De Paris’ is an IAAF Bronze Label race which attracts 40,000 runners. Two and three-night accommodation packages are available. See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/events/paris-half-marathon/

For more information, available packages, space availability and reservations please visit online: www.sportstoursinternational.com, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,or call: (+44) 161 703 8161.

Sports Tours International is Europe’s leading specialist in sports travel. Since inception in 1973 they have hosted thousands of participants and spectators at major sporting events worldwide. With the tagline, Fanatical about Sport, the company’s initial roots came from a devotion to running when founder Vince Regan began taking runners to the NYC Marathon. Since the early 2000s, the company now embraces international cycling events and triathlon competitions, sports training camps and corporate hospitality. Clients often can participate in events with the pros and are encouraged to “unleash your inner hero” or when it’s not possible to compete, there’s the ability to be active spectators along the routes and “watch your heroes.”

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Follow Sports Tours International on Social Media

Twitter:           @sportstoursint

Facebook:     https://www.facebook.com/sportstoursinternational/

You Tube:      https://www.youtube.com/user/sportstoursint

Instagram:     https://www.instagram.com/SPORTS_TOURS_INTERNATIONAL/

Media Contact:

For inquiries, interviews and photos please contact Widness & Wiggins PR:

Sara Widness: 802.234.6704 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dave Wiggins: 720.301.3822 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sports Tours International Extends Welcome to US and Canadian Sports Fanatics to Watch or Join International Cycling Events

MANCHESTER, UK, May 8, 2017– A UK company is issuing invites across the pond to sports fanatics in the US and Canada to view or engage in some of the world’s most iconic yet demanding athletic events.

Sports Tours International www.sportstoursinternational.com takes care of all the vacation arrangements in a variety of inclusive packages while tracking the drama of international cycling and running events.

Guests may become event players themselves, as in a late June inaugural Haute Route for cyclists in the American Rockies. All may witness the agonies and joys at starting and ending stages of fierce competitions. They can ride the same courses the warriors master; they can be tourists in places new to them. And always they are viewing the world through the eyes of a passionate athlete.

Sports Tours International does the vacation packaging legwork for the following 2017 cycling events:

May 5-28, 2017 - 100th Giro d'Italia -As an official Tour Operator of this grand tour of cycling, Sports Tours International has exclusive VIP options on 6 sprint stages, 8 medium mountain stages, 5 high mountain stages and 2 Individual Time Trials. Sports Tours International offers five spectator tour packages to witness the 100th edition of this Grand Tour that begins inSardinia, climbs up Mount Etna, weaves through the rest of Italy and Dolomites as riders conquer Stelvio and Mortirolo, and arrives in Milan for a spectacular time trial from the Monza Grand Prix motor racing circuit. See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/event-categories/giro-ditalia/

Suggested Package: The Final 9 Days, May 20-29, 2017 is priced from US$2,760 per person based on sharing a double/twin room (both cyclists and spectators are welcome). This is a 10-day program that includes, among others, gifts and informational packets, a copy of the official 100th Giro d’Italia roadbook, accommodation for nine nights, multiple meals, all transfers and transportation, the grand finale in Milan, bike handling and storage. Rental bikes are available. Guests lodge on arrival in Milan, then transfer for three nights each in Bormio and Cortina d’Ampezzo to watch the final legs of the Giro before returning to Milan for two additional nights to attend the finish as a VIP at Piazza Duomo. Every day there will be cycling opportunities as well as options to watch the Giro d’Italia. On a Giro rest day in Bormio, guests may cycle, visit a local spa, hop on a train or cable car or do some leisurely shopping. See more at: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/events/giro-ditalia-finale

June 24-30, 2017 - Mavic Haute Route Rockies. Sports Tours International’s experience on European Haute Routes (the toughest cyclosportives in the world) benefits cyclists participating in this inaugural event, the first Haute Route on North American soil. Organized by OC Sports of Switzerland, this combines the established format of the European Haute Route events with the thrill of riding through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the heartland of American road cycling. The event starts in Boulder before heading through the Colorado Rockies, stopping in Winter Park, Avon, Snowmass Village, Crested Butte and finishing in Colorado Springs. Interest is this exciting new event is high and entries are expected to sell quickly. Entry fees for riders in the competition: US$1,800 subject to availability. This is available with or without the rider support package.

Suggested Rider Support Package:June 24-30, 2017This package priced at US$2,180 per person, based on sharing a double/twin room includes accommodation for nine nights, daily breakfasts, dinners, airport and daily transfers including transport of non-riding companions between stages and to viewing points, bike handling, gifts and informational packets, and midweek laundry. See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/events/haute-route-rockies/

July 1-23, 2017 - Tour de France. Sports Tours International is an official tour operator for the world’s biggest annual sporting event. Guests have special VIP access to stage start villages, VIP hospitality at finish lines and the opportunity to ride some of the routes taken by the pro riders. In particular, Sports Tours International offers official grandstand seating and VIP hospitality available for the final stage in Paris where the new yellow jersey winner is crowned. For only the fourth time in this tour’s history, the event will begin in a German city, this year in Dusseldorf. See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/event-categories/tour-de-france/

Suggested Package: Mountain Stages, July 11-24, 2017. On this official Tour de France 14-day tour itinerary guests start and finish in Paris and witness all the mountain stages in the Pyrenees, followed by the Alpine finale and the deciding Time Trial in Marseille. Guests have VIP access to some stage starts and also enjoy VIP Hospitality at one of the finish lines. Included are airport transfers in Paris, nightly accommodation and breakfasts, some dinners, bike transfers and storage, and train transfer from Marseille to Paris for the grand finale. The per person rate based on sharing a double/twin room is from US$3,450. See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/events/2017-tour-de-france-pyrenees-alps-marseille-paris/

July 30, 2017 - Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100. ThisLondon Marathon for cyclists is an opportunity to ride 100 miles on the closed roads of London and out into the English countryside of Surrey before finishing on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace. This is the route based on one made famous by the 2012 Olympics Road Race. Sports Tours International has guaranteed entry and hotel accommodation available for two, four and five nights for people wanting to join this race. Per person rates based on sharing a double/twin room include accommodation, guaranteed entry to the race, service and support of Sports Tours International staff and bike storage at the hotel.  Note: entries to participate in this event close on 26th May, interested parties need to act quickly! See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/events/ridelondon/

Sept. 1-11, 2017 - La Vuelta a España. This is the final Grand Tour of the season. The 2016 Vuelta a España was a nail-biting duel almost to the very end between Nairo Quintana and Chris Froome. Despite pulling back an enormous amount of time in the time trial, Quintana was able to hold off Froome in the final stage, becoming the first Colombian to win the race since 1987. Sports Tours International welcomes riders as well as spectators. Experience the battle for the red jersey up close and personal. Guides know the ideal locations and viewing points to experience the best of La Vuelta. See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/event-categories/vuelta-espana/

Suggested Package: The Final Week, Sept. 4-11, 2017. This 8-day tour from US$1,610per person,based on sharing a double/twin room, experiences the stages of the second week of 2017 Vuelta including the final stages. This all takes place in northern Spain including the finale on the infamous Angliru. The rate includes hotels in the best places, many meals, transport to watch the stages, ride support and bike guides. Bike rental options available. See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/events/2017-vuelta-a-espana-final-week/

For more information, available packages, space availability and reservations please visit online: www.sportstoursinternational.com, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call: (+44) 161 703 8161.

Sports Tours International is Europe’s leading specialist in sports travel. Since inception in 1973 they have hosted thousands of participants and spectators at major sporting events worldwide. With the tagline, Fanatical about Sport, the company’s initial roots came from a devotion to running when founder Vince Regan began taking runners to the NYC Marathon. Since the early 2000s, the company now embraces international cycling events and triathlon competitions, sports training camps and corporate hospitality. Clients often can participate in events with the pros and are encouraged to “unleash your inner hero” or when it’s not possible to compete, there’s the ability to be active spectators along the routes and “watch your heroes.”

# # #

Follow Sports Tours International on Social Media

Twitter:           @sportstoursint

Facebook:     https://www.facebook.com/sportstoursinternational/

You Tube:      https://www.youtube.com/user/sportstoursint

Instagram:     https://www.instagram.com/SPORTS_TOURS_INTERNATIONAL/

Media Contact:

For inquiries, interviews and photos please contact Widness & Wiggins PR:

Sara Widness: 802.234.6704 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dave Wiggins: 720.301.3822 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.