ABOUT SPORTS TOURS INTERNATIONAL
Established 40 years ago, Sports Tours International is one of the UK’s largest specialist sports travel companies, taking thousands of participants and spectators to sports events around the world, including the TCS New York City Marathon, L’Etape du Tour and Le Tour de France.
Over the years, Sports Tours has grown from its roots in running and has extended its wide range of sports travel products to cycling events and triathlon competitions; sports training camps; and corporate hospitality. Sports Tours is also the Exclusive UK and Ireland Agent for Club La Santa in Lanzarote, the world famous sports holiday resort. We also work very closely with Charities in the UK providing them with event entries and travel services to sports events across the world. In addition we are able to create bespoke sporting challenges to assist with their fundraising.
In 2003 we expanded through a series of acquisitions and in 2006, the UK’s largest cycling travel company, Graham Baxter Sporting Tours became part of our organisation, positioning Sports Tours Cycling as the largest cycling travel company in Europe. In 2012, we launched Wheel2Wheel Holidays, a new cycling brand aimed at leisure cyclists, and we followed this in 2013 with the launch of Walk2Walk Holidays, a leisure walking travel company.
In 2013, we were proud to be voted runner up by our customers in The Guardian’s Travel Awards.
Our Active Leisure Holidays division expanded in 2015 with the acquisition of renowned cycling holiday brand Freewheel Holidays, specialist in very, easy cycling holidays throughout Europe. In 2017 we launched Whereabouts Holidays, a specialist brand that combines walking, cycling and adventure holidays allowing people to explore further and experience places they may not otherwise reach.
We are members of ABTA and our air inclusive holidays are covered by the ATOL protection scheme.
We are also members of IATA, the airline industry body.
Head office: 91 Walkden Road, Walkden, Manchester M28 7BQ, UK.
Registered office: Spectrum, 56-58 Benson Road, Birchwood, Warrington WA3 7PQ, UK.
Company registration number 2207655.
VAT number 480 3031 80
Consumer Financial Protection
Many of the flights and flight inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate
Book with Confidence. We are a Member of ABTA which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct. We provide financial protection for your money when you buy a package holiday. If you buy other travel arrangements such as accommodation only this protection doesn’t apply.
For clarity, a holiday package is classed as containing 2 out of 3 elements: transport to the destination; accommodation in the destination; transfers between the hotels used or from the likes of an airport to the hotel. If you book a hotel only, without flights or airport transfers or coaches between hotels (as part of a multi day tour), this is not a holiday package, and therefore not covered by consumer financial protection legislation as of the above. If you wish to to protect this, you need to look at other methods of insurance. If you are unsure about this, please ask us.