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Swimming trip challenge in the Lake District
Open water swimmer George Taplin conquers the 13 lakes in the Lake District in the UK. 3 days, 13 lakes, 71km. Swimming all the lakes in the Lake District in support of clean drinking water charity ‘Just a Drop’. Day 1 started on a grey and windy beach on Lake Windermere’s north shore, the longest…
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Croatian Island Hopping Swimming Holiday
We hope you are well and enjoying the summer temperatures. We are currently running our week-long guided swimming trips in Croatia and everyone greatly enjoys the holiday experience. This year is different from previous years as fewer people travel around, but those who come are having the best experience with us! Airlines have restarted flights…
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Coronavirus Travel Update
We have put together FAQs to help you decide if you wish to change your booking with us due to the recent Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. We aim to operate as many swimming trips as possible this season, but this may not be possible to deliver throughout the entire season (May - October) due to several factors…
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Best Swimming Locations in Montenegro
Montenegro is one of the fastest-growing travel destinations in the world and offers a breathtaking landscape, dramatic fjord views and some of the best swimming locations. This former Yugoslavian country also offers several fantastic open water swimming locations. You can swim in the beautiful Adriatic sea inside the Bay of Kotor and Tivat (known as…
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Swimming in the Yangtze river in China
Not many of us can imagine that people would swim in the Yangtze river by choice. As today’s news spreads across the world of coronavirus starting in Wuhan, China, we look back 16 years to when our founder, Martin Strel, swam the length of this Chinese waterway. While swimming the river day after day he…
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Open water swimming trips 2020
We hope you all had a great New Year and now it is time to set some new challenges and goals for the year ahead. We have allocated more than 70 open water swimming trips in 6 countries (Greece, Croatia, Turkey, Montenegro, Slovenia, Arizona) which you can check on our new 2020 swimming trip calendar.…
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Top 20 photos from Greek island hopping swimming trips
We finished 10 amazing sea swimming trips on Symi island, Greece in the year 2019! Please see below the top 20 selected photos taken on our guided trips (Symi Swimming Odyseey) around this remote Greek island in the southern Mediterranean. The 2019 year has been a record-breaking swimming season for us and we hosted many…
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Croatia Island Hopping Swimming Tour Review
We have just returned from our Croatia island hopping swimming tour (13 – 19 July 2019) hosted by Valentina, Georgia and boat captain Angelo. We had a wonderful time and would like to pass on our thanks to everyone involved and to let you know that your staff are doing a tremendous job on Krapanj.…
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Swimming in Soca river
Swimming in the Soca river in Slovenia is a fantastic experience not to be missed. Most people swim only in the summer months June - September due to its warmer temperature. Soca has a special emerald green colour and it can be very pleasant to have a dip or a proper swim in the summer.…
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Open water swimming vacation trip on gulet
Combining a vacation trip with swimming in open water is a great way to travel, see new places and meet new friends. One great thing about swimmers is that they LOVE water and especially swimming in the open water. Therefore it was to our advantage that we had not just a sea full of water…
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Swimming and Sailing Cruise Trip in October
Our swimming and sailing vacation cruise continues in the warm Mediterranean in October. Our morning started in the cooling shade of the large cliffs surrounding the gulet. A bit windy conditions meant a more challenging start to the swim before the second half where mother nature took our side and we were propelled gulet-wards by…
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Mediterranean Swim Cruise Luxury Travel Vacation
As the sun started to emerge over the hills, swimmers were gathering excitedly on the deck. Tea coffee and fruit fuelled our first swim of the day, just over 2km along Marmaris Yildiz island back towards the gulet and the promise of a delicious breakfast. Shrieks of excitement notified us of turtle and octopus sightings.…
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Open water swimming in Croatia was excellent
Feedback from a guest on our Croatian island-hopping open water swimming trip, August 2019: Thank you so much for such a brilliant week in Croatia last week. Hotel Spongiola, Strel, Valentina and Toby were all absolutely brilliant, the organisation was really well thought out and executed. Valentina and Toby were very accommodating to all guests…
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Croatia Island Hopping Swimming Review
The following review was sent to us by two guests who were on our Croatia swimming holiday in July 2019. Read about their experience below: We have just returned from our Croatia swimming holiday (13 – 19 July 2019) hosted by Valentina, Georgia and Angelo.  We had a wonderful time and would like to pass on our thanks…
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Turkey Cruise Swim Trip Review: May 2019
We want to share with you a guest review for our Turkey swim cruise trip. Jo did the trip in May this year and has written about her experience. Turkey is a beautiful country to visit and a fantastic location for our swim cruise trips. Here is Jo's review for the Lycian way cruise, May…
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Group Swimming Week on Symi Island, Greece
Swimming on Symi island, Greece This past week on Symi island, Greece, we hosted a great open water swimming group from Melbourne, Australia. Most of the guests have done our trips in the past and regularly come to Europe to swim in open water. Greek island hopping has been on their list for a while…
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Swimming trips in the Mediterranean in May
Our 2019 swimming trips have started in Kas, Turkey and on our Swim-Sail cruise and here are some of the things we did during the first weeks. Day 1 of the trip did not disappoint! During the first swim, everybody saw a sea turtle and were able to admire it as it swam by. We…
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Best open water swimming locations in Mediterranean Turkey
Discover the best open water swimming locations in Mediterranean Turkey. Photos were taken on our recent trip during 11-17 May, 2019 on the Lycian Coast. Kaputas beach and Blue Cave (Mavi Magara) Swimming Kas islands (Adalar) Swimming the Lycian Coast - Inönü Bay Swimming in Aperlai - Sunken City
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