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Trip Blogs

Around the SwimTrek World in 18 Sunsets

We’ve been running swimming holidays around the world for years and so we’ve certainly seen our share of impressive sunsets in all corners of the globe. Here’s a few of our favourite views from around the SwimTrek world. The golden light of the setting sun on the Saguaro ranch in Arizona is a...

Why this lesser known Croatian island should be your next swimming destination

Croatia is a swimmer’s paradise with temperate waters, stunning natural sights and a laid-back vibe. The charming island of Ugljan is no exception to this; a perfectly placed island that enjoys many great swim spots in its own bays and coastlines as well as in its neighbouring isles, together...

SwimTrek Bosphorus Medallists and Photo Diary 2019

2019 saw us take 262 guests from 34 countries to the iconic Bosphorus Strait and swim the 6.5 kilometres from Asia to Europe! This year saw some incredible times from SwimTrek competitors across the board, with several of #teamswimtrek placing in their age categories and earning themselves some...

What to expect on a SwimTrek liveaboard holiday

An unusual way to travel but offering great proximity to the water, a liveaboard trip is a fantastic way to enjoy a swimming holiday but may not have been an adventure you might have considered before. But why not take on a really unique trip, discovering a new side of swimming travel and be the...

6 reasons to swim in Slovenia

Think of Slovenia, and images of pristine lakes, charming alpine villages and of course the iconic Lake Bled come to mind. A swimming holiday then seems a perfect way to enjoy Slovenia’s natural beauty. This central European country is a hive for exciting swimming opportunities, read on to find...

Best swimming holidays for island hopping

Island hopping is a dream holiday and it’s easy to see the appeal. Stunning locations, changing and varied backdrops and a new place to explore waiting for you when you arrive at the next island. But where many may think of sailing between islands, we arrive at our locations by our own power from...

SwimTrek’s guide to capturing the best underwater swim photography

When you're out on a trip swimming to your hearts content, taking photos as you go on your adventures is a great way to remember all the fun you've had. The water holds a huge draw to all us swimmers, delighting and surprising us constantly, so it only seems fitting to make these the...

Why the Greek Sporades should be your next swimming adventure

Looking for your next great swimming escape? Love remote destinations, plenty of islands to explore and a thriving local ecosystem? Then say hello to the Greek Sporades, our northernmost Greek island getaway, perfect for a week-long swimming adventure taking in the best of remote Grecian charm....

How to swim around Europe on a limited time frame

The swimming adventures in Europe are endless, and we know that you can often find yourself short of time but still longing for a taste of the open water swimming life. Here’s 6 top short escape locations that make for a perfect swimming break on a tight schedule. Slovenia (featuring our Lake...

Why Malta should be your next swimming holiday destination

Europe is home to some of the world’s best swimming locations, but the tiny island nation of Malta may not necessarily be a destination on every swimmer’s radar. Malta and its neighbouring islands offer up a fantastic mix of dramatic landscapes, impossibly blue waters and a rich and unique...