Tennis, golf or horse-riding: choose your favourite open-air sport or try them all!
Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a beginner, make the most of a huge choice of land-based sports to enjoy with family or friends at Club Med. On the land, in the air, in group classes or independently, play and work on your fitness on the best playing fields. Expert sports coaches will support in your quest for thrills and well-being. Learn tennis as a family on a clay court, or perfect your backhand, coached by André Agassi at the Sandpiper Bay Tennis Academy. Learn to play golf like a pro and practise your swing on an oasis edged by coconut trees. Learn horse-riding on a beach of fine sand at sunset. Recharge your batteries with a yoga session on a cruise on the Club Med 2. Why not have a go at TRX, for example, a form of suspension training that builds muscles, available in some gyms, like at the Club Med Les Arcs Panorama Resort. Relax with a tai chi session in the mountains of Asia, like at the Club Med Guilin Resort in China. In winter, hurtle down the slopes of the biggest ski areas in the Alps, or on the eternal snows of Japan. Archery, tree-top adventure courses, climbing, mountain biking, trekking, volleyball, basketball or football: an outdoor activity for everyone.
"The undeniable advantage of a Club Med holiday? The huge range of activities on offer," explains Christian Hilaire, Sports Expert for the European Seaside Resort Zone.
Need to practise your backhand? Numerous resorts benefit from tennis courts surrounded by lush scenery, including Gregolimano in Greece, Phuket in Thailand and Sandpiper Bay in the USA. Golfers of all levels can practise their swing on some of the most beautiful greens in the world - check out the Club Med Resorts of Pragelato in southern Portugal and Pragelato Vialattea in Italy.
Get back your Zen by enjoying yoga sessions at the Club Med Cefalù Resort in Sicily, for example. Work your muscles* and tone up with abs/glutes sessions, pilates, step, stretching, zumba classes... The cardio and weights room is also available all day for you to visit at your leisure.
Why not try something more unusual with a flying trapeze session at Opio in France, a beginner's archery lesson at Bodrum in Turkey, climbing at Val Thorens in the Alps or even treetop-walking at Cherating Beach in Malaysia.
Beginner or expert carver, if you love fresh powder, then head to the Alps, Asia or Canada for some skiing and snowboarding.
*Activities vary between Resorts
Which beach sports do you love?
Football, beach football, basketball, petanque... Sporting activities at Club Med Resorts combine fitness with fun! If you're a competitive type, our G.O®s regularly organise tournaments. Kids over 8 years old can also enjoy these group activities, for a fun-filled holiday.
Depending on the Resort, you'll also find plenty of indoor sports such as squash, table tennis, basketball, volleyball, badminton, football and minifootball.
Outdoor sports are top of the list at our sunnier destinations. At Yasmina in Morocco and La Pointe aux Canonniers in Mauritius, feel the sand between your toes as you enjoy some beach volleyball, beach tennis and beach football.
Discover Club Med's Sporty Resorts
Admire the scenery by mountain biking or organised hikes in numerous resorts including Cefalù in Italy, Opio in France and Sant'Ambrogio in Corsica. At the latter, "you can explore its hinterland, discover quaint villages and sheep farms or enjoy a trip along the coast," says Christian Hilaire. "Our routes and trails are extremely varied".
In Morocco and France, you'll find Resorts with horse riding* so you can enjoy picturesque treks.
During winter, enjoy the crisp air during a Nordic walk or snowshoe hike. Whether you start at the entrance of a Resort or use a ski lift, you'll be able to follow tracks left in the snow by the local wildlife.