Coronavirus - Covid-19 Pandemic

Firstly and most importantly, we hope you are and your family are all safe and well and we wish you all the best over these difficult times.

In view of the well documented implications of the unprecedented worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, we want to reassure you that that the safety and well-being of all of our touring groups is very important to us and that we are closely monitoring advice from the Government, Foreign & Commonwealth Office and ABTA.

We have been dealing with the repatriation of clients stuck in Spain and are supporting our staff who are in self isolation.

Our office is now in full lockdown and we have very limited email access but those who are able to work are working around the clock to ensure that we can assist our customers with the most urgent needs and our goal is to ensure that anyone due to travel in the next seven days has been updated on their tour and given a list of options available to them, we will not however have the resources to enter into conversations over these options at this stage.

We will continue to contact tour organisers whose travel plans have been effected.

Best wishes at what is a difficult time for us all and thanks for your understanding,

The Burleigh Travel Team

  • Warm Weather Athletics Training Camps

Warm Weather Athletics Training Camps from Burleigh Travel

For Athletics Clubs, Schools & Universities

Warm Weather Athletics Training Camps from Burleigh Travel

International Athlete and Burleigh Travel employee Zoe Derham

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and make you aware of a unique opportunity for warm weather athletics training packages to two attractive locations on Portugal’s picturesque Algarve coast. My name is Zoë Derham and I have been a member of the Burleigh Travel team for the past 3 years.

I am currently representing England Athletics in the Nineteenth Commonwealth Games In Delhi, which run between 3rd – 14th October 2010, where I will be doing all I can to bring home a medal for the English team before resuming heavy training in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Beach In SpainIn most recent years I have competed at the Berlin World Championships (2009) as well as the Beijing Olympic Games (2008). Over my 13 year career I have also successfully competed at numerous major championships including two Commonwealth Games (2002 & 2006) and the European Championships (2006). During this time I have found that the warm weather athletics facilities at the resort in Monte Gordo added a new and fun dimension to my athletics training and would highly recommend including a suitable warm weather trip to this location to any athletes schedules to brighten up a long winter with some intense consolidated training and high class training conditions.

I have personally trained at Monte Gordo for the past three years and in 2009 and 2010 the Great Britain & Northern Ireland Athletics Teams used the facility as a holding camp prior to their Major Championships, therefore I would highly recommend this destination for both serious athletes and also clubs, schools and universities looking for social and team building activities.

With the extremely modern sports complex, that features state of the art training facilities and boasts many kilometres of pine forest trails for the dedicated runner as well as grass football pitches and outdoor tennis courts, the venue is perfect for recreational and team building activities as well as serious training.

Beach In SpainBurleigh Travel is also pleased to offer the Alfamar Sports & Beach Resort as an alternative destination. Set directly on the endless sandy beach of Praia da Falesia, surrounded by a wide pine tree landscape and a short journey from the lively town of Albufeira, this destination is an excellent venue for those looking to mix training and pleasure! Facilities such as a 4 lane tartan running track, multipurpose fields along with standard facilities for throwers and jumpers and a weight gym area mean that this is an ideal venue for any training camp and the nightlife of Albuferia is on the doorstep. The complex also boasts 2 swimming pools, both indoor and outdoor tennis courts and relaxation facilities to help with athlete recovery.

The information given on the following links will provide an outline of the exciting warm weather athletics trianing camps we are offering, as well as some spotlights on Athletics Clubs who have enojyed our services in recent years; we hope that your athletics club will enjoy a similar expereince with Burleigh Travel in 2011.

If you would like to take advantage of my personal experiences and knowledge of what is required for a productive but enjoyable athletics training camp for your club, school or university, then please contact me on 01453 847880 or [email protected] for further information

I look forward to hearing form you,


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  • What an excellent tour, even better than last year! The hotel was great with so much to do! As always your service was great and the trip was so well organised.

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