The holidays are a time to kick back and relax, but why not enjoy your favorite activities at the same time and relieve some of that built up stress!

This summer, find the sport you enjoy the most from the list GuestToGuest has put together!

1. Try a thrilling sport: Paragliding

We begin our list with an activity that will get your adrenaline flowing! Paragliding is practiced at all levels from 14 years old and up. This sport requires instruction before participation so you can familiarize yourself with the equipment and safety rules before making the leap. Find the perfect spot that provides spectacular views!

Paragliding on the Dune du Pilat, FranceParagliding on the Dune du Pilat, France
For beginners, we recommend taking off from the famous Dune du Pilat, located in the Bay of Arcachon in France. You’ll be both amazed by the beautiful view and feel secure with the equipment and instructions!

Who can host you at this location? Take a look at our members living in Arcachon!

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2. A sport that works your muscles: The dragon boat!

Want some originality on your next vacation? Discover the dragon boat, a water sport that combines commitment and team spirit. To the beat of a drum, paddle a canoe with a unique dragon as a figurehead and glide at full speed along the water! Originated in ancient China, the dragon boat is a discipline increasingly practiced around the world and you can find many places where it is offered.

Dragon boat à Hong Kong, ChinaDragon boat in Hong Kong, China
Why not try the dragon boat directly in its country of origin? Go to Hong Kong where there’s an annual Dragon Boat carnival, a great event for enthusiasts and the curious.

Come stay with members in Hong Kong that live between the sea and mountains!

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3. A sport to relax : Golf

Do you find holidays stressful? Slow down and have a nice relaxing game of golf. Enjoy a beautiful green landscape while practicing on the driving range. Golf is not only reserved for professionals and you can test your swing on a sunny afternoon! Some courses are open to beginners and passing tourists, they will even lend you the equipment on site.

Golf Club de Bellavista à Lisbonne, PortugalGolf Club Bellavista in Lisbon, Portugal
Want to have a new golfing experience? If you’re not afraid to become addicted, travel to Lisbon, Portugal, a country where the sport is highly regarded. The climate conditions are ideal for enjoying the game and you will be delighted by the natural beauty of Lisbon.

Take the opportunity to visit the Portuguese capital and discover the daily life of its people!

Chez EditeEditeChez FredFredChez OlivierOlivier

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4. A team sport: Beach volleyball

This is one of the sports most associated with the summer! Beach volleyball directly involves the beach, sun, and sea … an ideal sport for sunbathing while moving! Alone or with friends, you’ll always find people who will want to join in a game.

Beach volley à Rio de Janeiro, BrésilBeach volley in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
What better way to practice than to come play beach volleyball in one of the countries that loves this sport? Brazil has one of the best beach volleyball teams in the world. In the city of Rio de Janeiro, you will always find amateurs ready and willing to play you or have you join their team.

Take the opportunity to visit the city of Rio de Janeiro, staying close to the beach!


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5. Learn a sport for fun: Diving

Put on your wet suit and discover the sport that combines swimming and relaxation. Discover the maritime world while being supervised by professionals that share their knowledge of the aquatic world with you. Be amazed by the majestic underwater scenery, a whole new world 😉

Plongée à Makarska, CroatieGo diving in Makarska, Croatia
In Makarska, swim in the clear waters of the Croatian coast and Adriatic Sea. You can explore the seabed with high visibility, and for photographers, capture stunning underwater pictures!

Visit some of our members in Croatia!

Chez JelenabozicJelenabozic
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