Sports Tours International – Sporting Tours
WE ARE ONE OF THE UK’S LARGEST SPECIALIST SPORT TRAVEL COMPANIES
Established 40 years ago, Sports Tours International is one of the UK’s largest specialist sports travel companies, taking thousands of participants and spectators to sports events around the world, including the TCS New York City Marathon, L’Etape du Tour and Le Tour de France.
Over the years, Sports Tours has grown from its roots in running and has extended its wide range of sports travel products to cycling events and triathlon competitions; sports training camps; and corporate hospitality. Sports Tours is also the Exclusive UK and Ireland Agent for Club La Santa in Lanzarote, the world famous sports holiday resort. We also work very closely with Charities in the UK providing them with event entries and travel services to sports events across the world. In addition we are able to create bespoke sporting challenges to assist with their fundraising.
In 2003 we expanded through a series of acquisitions and in 2006, the UK’s largest cycling travel company, Graham Baxter Sporting Tours became part of our organisation, positioning Sports Tours Cycling as the largest cycling travel company in Europe. In 2012, we launched Wheel2Wheel Holidays, a new cycling brand aimed at leisure cyclists, and we followed this in 2013 with the launch of Walk2Walk Holidays, a leisure walking travel company.
Sports Tours is also a keen supporter of regional running events such as the We Love Manchester 10k, the City of Salford 10k, the Tour of Tameside and the MediaCityUK Santa Run.
In 2013, we were proud to be voted runner up by our customers in The Guardian’s Travel Awards.
Our Active Leisure Holidays division expanded in 2015 with the acquisition of renowned cycling holiday brand Freewheel Holidays, specialist in very, easy cycling holidays throughout Europe.
We are members of ABTA and our air inclusive holidays are covered by the ATOL protection scheme.
We are also members of IATA, the airline industry body.
Head office: 91 Walkden Road, Walkden, Manchester M28 7BQ, UK.