Spend your leisure time to learn something new, or to improve your technique at something you already do. The massive surge in popularity of activities such as running, cycling and triathlons has seen activity tour companies increasingly cater to this demand, offering everything from surfing tuition courses to specialist fitness training camps.
Courses will be aimed at different levels of experience and ability, often split into beginner, improver and advanced categories. Some activities cannot be mastered in a short space of time - surfing and sailing being two obvious examples - so if you're a complete novice be prepared for a long learning curve. For other sports, you can expect to combine a few days learning the basic technique with actually getting out there and trying it for yourself: this applies to most winter sports and also things like kitesurfing. Scuba diving courses are always popular, too.
Mountain sports and climbing are big business when it comes to courses: from rock climbing to general mountaineering skills, learning the techniques and skills involved is an essential requirement. There are dozens of activity weekends and longer trips that specialise in these things.
Courses that relate to personal fitness, running/cycling/swimming technique and competition training are covered in the training camps section.
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