If Spain is on your list & you fancy something different, this would be at the top of our list. The thriving Rugby Culture and a unique itinerary makes Seville a remarkable rugby destination.
It is no secret that Seville is a magnificent city to visit. For the seasoned traveller to the weekend breaker, the capital of Andalucia must feature in Top 10's and to-do lists for all.
In short, Rugby in Seville is big. The city is home to five clubs plus three Women's teams and a lively university rugby set-up. The city boasts 5000 active Rugby Players - from U6's to Veterans. A staggering statistic.
The city's premier club, Rugby Ciencias, has its home at the Cartuja sports complex, a superb facility in the backdrop of Seville's Olympic Stadium. Cartuja is a lively place. Rugby takes centre stage on the main pitch within the excellent 400m running track.
Also at Cartuja, there is football, padel & a golf course & driving range as well as a serious strength and conditioning unit which would make this a great base for a bit of warm-weather training.
Seville is the training base of the Andalusian representative teams. Often down the rankings behind the Madrid, Catalonia and Castilla & Leon provinces, the Andalusians don't often dine at Spanish Rugby's top table but that is a trend which is changing.
1. Rowing Lessons on the Guadalquivir River, the home of Spanish Rowing.
2. Bull Fighting School in the Andalucian Countryside
3. Watch a show at the traditional home of Flamenco
4. The Sports facilities at La Cartuja
5. One of the most incredible cities in Spain
Rugby in Seville is big. There are six Rugby Clubs, three seperate Women's Teams, a lively University Collegiate Competition and over 5000 players lacing their boots in the city. Seville's main club, Rugby Ciencias, who herald from the University of Sciences boasts the largest Youth Programme in Spain & has two Division de Honor titles to its name - unrivalled in Andalucia.
The city is the base of the Andalucian representative teams and its location within a few hours from Portugal opens up many opportunities for tri-country round robins. Seville, for Rugby, is a real hidden gem.
Renfe, the Spanish Rail Network, provides an outstanding Fast-Train service, which makes traversing the country very easy and relatively affordable.
Combining Seville with Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga or Lisbon as a multi-stop tour is made easy by travelling great distances in short times courtesy of the AVE Train.
Whilst Seville has an airport well-served by some European hubs, the major local Airport is Malaga, or failing that, Madrid.
From Malaga, it is a 90-minute coach journey to Seville. Seville is a great city to combine with Madrid or Malaga on a multi-stop, wider tour of Spain.
Located on the Isle of Cartuja, a brisk 30-minute walk from central Seville, the CAER is a tailor made venue for sportsman staying in Seville for Training. Built on the shore of the River Guadelquivir, the residence is a popular retreat for some of Europe’s finest rowers, canoeists and kayak enthusiasts.
Following your flight to Malaga, Madrid or directly to Seville, continue your journey to the Accommodation in Seville.
Following arrival & Check-In, enjoy some time at leisure to explore the surroundings.
Transfer to Rugby Ciencias for a Training Session
Wake Up to a Continental Buffet Breakfast
This morning, embark on a Bicycle Tour of Seville which will conclude at the incredible Real Alcazar
Transfer to a local Rugby Club ahead of your first game
TOUR MATCH ONE
Post Match Reception, Food & Hospitality
This evening, you'll take in a Flamenco Show
Transfer to a local Rugby Club for your Final Tour Match
Post Match Dinner, Reception & Hospitality
This afternoon, choose between a Rowing Lesson on the Guadalquivir River or head to Bullfighting School in the Andalucian countryside.
End of Tour Paella Dinner at Bar Palayo
Check-Out of Hostel
Transfer to the Airport and Return Home