10 Top Sporting Events in Europe
Mark your sporting calendar for these important events
With all of the different sporting events taking place in Europe this year, 2014 is shaping up to be a great
year for avid sports fans. Here are some of the Top 10 sporting events taking place in Europe (listed in
Six Nations Rugby Union - February &
This rugby tournament is taking place all over Europe in 2014. A very useful six nations guide was released to help all travelers find the best hotel
accommodations and bars near the stadiums each rugby game is played.
Since this tournament has six nations in it, the games will be played at different locations throughout this
tournament, allowing rugby fans to travel all over Europe as they follow their favorite team.
|Sea racing is a popular sport, with many events on calendar around the
world, including Europe (Image by Freeimages.com)
The Boat Race - April 6th
The annual race between Oxford and Cambridge attracts thousands of visitors each year. You can choose any spot
along the banks of the 4.2 mile stretch of river. You can also hang out on the north bank of the river at Bishops
Park and Furnivall Gardens. At these two locations you will find big screens, entertainment and food throughout
day. Best of all, there is no cover charge to watch this race!
The London Marathon - April 13th
Another completely free event to watch is the London Marathon which runs right through the heart of London. There are many vantage
points to watch the race throughout the city; allowing you to get up close to the runners to cheer them on!
|Marathon races are also on the sporting calendar in Europe, with London
marathon one of the best known city runs (Image by Freeimages.com)
The Champions League Final - May 24th
A chance to view some of the best club soccer in the world as two heavy weight clubs square off on May 24th in
Lisbon. You will be hard pressed to find a better late spring destination than Lisbon, which makes it the perfect
city getaway at this time of year.
Monaco Grand Prix - May 25th
Possibly the most glamorous sporting event in Europe, the Monaco Grand Prix Formula One motor race runs right
through the city streets, past the Grand Casino and right next to the harbor. Travel packages for this event start
at just under £1000.
The Wimbledon Championships - June 23rd to July
For the first time in over 50 years, Britain will have a defending champion trying to win this event again. With
a Brit of their own to cheer on, tickets have sold out way in advance and your only chance of trying to get a seat
is waking up early the day of the tennis event.
|Panorama of Monte Carlo, which is home to one of the best known sporting
events, Monaco Grand Prix Formula One motor race (Image by
The Open Championships - July 17-20
The Irishman Rory McElroy is the favorite heading up into this tournament. Looking to win his 3rd major in his
golfing career, he will be forced to hold off an almost healthy Tiger Woods. Look for great excitement and drama
throughout the tournament.
The Turkish Grand Prix - July 21st
Formula One racing is looking to make its 8th consecutive trip to Turkey this summer. Compared to other value
packages for various Grand Prix racing stops, this Turkey vacation is well priced and expertly run.
|The city of Istanbul is home to Turkish Grand Prix Formula One motor race,
first time run in 2005 (Image by Freeimages.com)
Tour de France - July 5th to July 27th
The 101st edition of the Tour de France begins in Britain and runs through to France. With so many stages of the
Tour de France, traveling hundreds of miles on each stage, there is sure to be a race relatively near your location
Ryder Cup - September 26th to 28th
The golfing competitions between the US and Britain takes place this year at Gleneagles. All the tickets for
this event have already sold out, but if you are looking for official accommodation travel packages, these are
still available starting at £2400 per person.
With so many quality sporting events spread out throughout the year, this is truly a great time to experience
everything that Europe has to offer in 2014.