‘Sport’ for choice

Whether you are an avid sportsman or just enjoy a walk through the countryside, the Isle of Man has plenty to offer.

The Isle of Man is known for its natural beauty with a diverse landscape containing everything from mountains to glens and a coast that stretches for 100miles. To give you some idea of what you can do to stay active we thought we’d list just a few of the things you could try during your visit.

Cycling: The Island is famous for its cycling (even more so now that Mark Cavendish has won an Olympic Silver Medal!) and there are plenty of routes to choose from whether you want to get off road and explore the countryside or follow a more well-travelled coastal route. Ballacamaish Farm is situated close to the Green Lane starting in Ballaugh and there is a local company that will deliver rental bikes to our door so you don’t need to worry about the logistics of getting your bike across the water! Isle of Man tourism has a detailed guide that contains all the basic information you need to get started.

Walking: If you’d rather keep your feet on the ground then you can still explore the beautiful landscape, just at a more leisurely pace. There is a walk for everyone on the Isle of Man; rolling hills, 17 hidden glens, quiet moorland and isolated beaches all crowned by stunning views wherever you look. We can provide the details of some of the more popular walks but all the routes are well sign posted, so strike off and explore some of the most beautiful countryside in the United Kingdom.

Golf: The Isle of Man offers far more than its fair share of exceptional courses with eight 18-hole courses and one 9-hole course all within easy reach. Not to miss is the Castletown Golf Links which offers the unique experience of being surrounded by the Irish Sea on 3 sides, and was ranked in the top 300 of Rolex’s 1,000 Best Golf Courses in the World. The lack of queues and the stunning surroundings mean that whether you agree with Churchill or not the Island’s golfing facilities offer a fantastic day out.

Watersports: Being a small Island in the middle of the ocean gives us some pretty fantastic options when it comes to watersports both above and below the water. Rent kayaks and explore the coastline, dive below and explore a 140ft steamship or just join a guided boat tour and catch a glimpse of the diverse aquatic wildlife which calls the Island’s coast home.

If none of the above take your fancy there is a near endless list of alternatives from Segway rental to archery, from horse riding to fishing – there really is something for everyone. There are a huge range of activities for you to explore during your visit and we are always happy to help you plan your ideal break, so feel free to chat to us!

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