Ski, Skate or Saddle Up and Ride
Choose your pace of escape in Europe this winter. The region is filled with ways to play in and out of the snow. And the action doesn't stop when you're ready to come inside.
Saddle-up with a little help from your very own groom and set off from the pristine stables in Hampshire on a rejuvenating ride through the bucolic English countryside. Whether you fancy yourself an expert or if even this is your first time on horseback, you’ll find trails and rides that suit you and your horse perfectly. And nothing ends a ride better than a traditional English tea at The Library, in the Manor House of the Hotel nearby.
If you’re a car enthusiast then the Ferrari Museum in Modena is a pilgrimage you have to make. Every inch of this glamorous space is a tribute to the iconic red machine. From the first ever Ferrari, 1947’s 125 S, to the latest gleaming roadsters, there’s no shortage of Ferrari-related items for you to gawk at. And when you’ve had your fill of looking, jump behind the wheel of one of the simulators and see if you can handle the 4.3 litre V-8 engine.
The majesty of the Lippinzaner stallions are on full display at the National Gallop Horse Event (30 May – 1 June) in Budapest. Hungary’s long and proud equine tradition is celebrated in this festival of equestrian events, exhibitions and cultural displays. The Hussar race is a can’t miss spectacle of pomp and revelry.
Whether you’re a participant or a spectator, Europe is filled with adventures for the actively inclined. We have wonderful offers throughout the region to help you start your planning.
More ways to get into the action.
Dublin: Horse Races in Leopardstown
Catch all the action at Leopardstown, Dublin’s most famous horse racing venue. Don your most outrageous hat and get there before the post. Visit the site.
Lisbon: Golfing between Estoril and Sintra
Robert Trent Jones, McKenzie Ross and many more golf designers have created some of the best works in and around Lisbon. Get swinging on these verdant fairways. Visit the site.
London: The London Marathon
The London Marathon (25 April) is one of the world’s largest and most popular. Catch all the action from the middle of the pack or from the spectator galleries. Visit the site.
Paris: Skating at the Hôtel de Ville
Go beyond the Louvre and take in the sights like a Parisian on a pair of skates at Montparnasse or even at the Hôtel de Ville. Visit the site.
Prague: Skiing at Spindleruv Mlyn
With slopes that reach 1310 metres above sea-level, skiers and snowboarders alike will find the conditions at Spindleruv Mlyn perfect. Visit the site.