Sports Tourism Trends

Tourism is now not only encapsulated in the concept of vacation or discovery. A new tourism trend is very popular, especially for those who like physical activity. It is sports travel which is both going out and exercising.

1. Marathon

Tourism combined marathon is quite popular today. There are many special marathon events around the world that attract a large number of attendees every year and also promote that local tourism. For example, on the occasion of spring in bloom, Gyeongju City (Korea) is holding a very unique marathon – cherry blossoms marathon. Attendees will participate in the running of the cherry blossom road in Bomun Lake area. This year’s festival attracted more than 1500 international visitors to this city.

2. Kayak

Currently kayaking is becoming more and more popular in different places because this sport is suitable for many terrain, whether it is in a lake or a cave. For those who are adventurous, kayaking over rocks or waterfalls is a challenging and exciting experience. For those who travel to rest, they can combine kayaking in the sea or lake to gently and relax their mind. The boat drifted lightly on the smooth surface of the lake and you leisurely took a look around.

3. Trekking

Trekking is a form of hiking that often traverses a mountain forest to see beautiful scenery. The duration of each trekking trip is different, depending on your physical condition, you can choose a 2-day-1-night, 3-day-2-night trip or more. Not only is it a nice walk, but also an interesting experience is night camping, food burning, and evening watching the stars. However, for trekking, it is required that participants must train their health well beforehand to be able to conquer difficult roads and absolutely must follow the instructions of the people led by dangerous mountain terrain.

4. Cycling

Cross-country cycling tournaments are a great opportunity to explore tourism. However, you don’t need to be a professional athlete to join this sport, cycling can be for anyone. If you are interested in exploring and having experience, cycling to conquer the mountain road or coastal road is a great experience of sports tourism. For the average person, instead of walking or sitting in a taxi, discovering a new city by bike is an interesting way to help you exercise at the same time.