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Iconic World Swims

There are some swims that stand above the rest of the field and have earnt their well regarded place over time. Whether your Iconic World Swim is stepped in history like the Hellespont and Dardanelles Swim, is a huge personal challenge to yourself or just something you've always wanted to do, these Treks are sure satisfy that need to achieve!

This select pick of trips are the swims we at SwimTrek feel have earnt the status as leading world events and are amongst the most impressive trips we have to offer. If you thinking about taking one of these impressive challenges, make sure you complete it with SwimTrek!

Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim

The iconic Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim is back in 2019, bigger and better than ever. Complete an unforgettable crossing from Asia to Europe as the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul comes to a standstill for this annual event. Join more than 2,400 competitors from across the globe as swimmers take over the Bosphorus waters and one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world is temporarily closed to traffic.

3 days
Swim Races & Event
6km/day
Jul '19
From £580

Hellespont and Dardanelles Swim

Hellespont and Dardanelles: THE WORLD’S OLDEST SWIM. It’s been said that you can’t call yourself a true open water swimmer until you’ve completed this historic cross-continental swim from Europe to Asia in Turkey. From the challenge of the swim itself to the region’s incredible history, this event is a must-do for open water swimmers from around the globe.

4 days
Swim Races & Event
4km/day
Aug '19
From £540