It’s hard to believe that we are almost at the end of April and summer is literally just around the corner (yay!).
June is a great month to travel to any of our destinations, long light days, great weather, for the most part children are still in school and there is loads going on…
Unless you have been living on a desert-island these last months, you cannot have failed to notice that there are a couple of rather important sporting events taking place this summer! The Euro 2016 kicks off in France on 10th June and runs until 10th July with three games taking place in Nice. Even if you don’t have tickets for the big games there is sure to be an amazing carnival atmosphere all over the city, with a fan village and big-screen TVs so everyone can enjoy the buzz. When you’re not glued to the game there is plenty more going on too. Nice enjoys average temperatures of 25C in June so it’s a great time to enjoy the beaches, cafes and bars that are synonymous with Riviera.
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Dingle is pretty much buzzing with energy all year round but June is the ideal time to enjoy some of the great outdoor activities that the peninsula has to offer. The days are long and light, the weather is good (well, OK “good” is relative!), the ocean is warming up and there is so much to see and do. It’s the perfect time for enjoying sea kayaking, boat trips, hiking, surfing, windsurfing, horseriding…the list goes on!
If you are the competitive type there are also a couple of great challenges taking place in June. The Dingle Way Challenge on 5th June is a 45km staged trek taking in a mixture of beach walks, grass paths and road walking. The Ultra Dingle Way Challenge is a 57km trek which begins in the foothills of the Connor Pass and includes an extra 12 km of mountaineous route across the pensinsula before joining up the the Dingle Way Challenge route
The following weekend on 11th June it’s time for the Dingle Adventure Race. Now in its 4th year this exciting event organised by Noel and the Irish Adventure team in Dingle town combines running, kayaking and cycling. The DAR “Mini” is made up of 1km run, 1 km kayaking, 7km cycling, 5km beach run, 6km cycling and a 1km run to the finish line! If this 21km challenge sounds too easy for you then the DAR Sport adds in some tough mountain runs bringing the total distance up to 43km and the DAR Total covers a total of 48km, by which time you will probably be ready to collapse in a heap in the nearest pub…lucky there are so many of them around then!
Find out more: http://www.dingleadventurerace.com/
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Cyprus in June is getting hot, hot, hot! I wouldn’t recommend you try running a marathon or taking a long trek at this time of year with temperatures already well into the 30s. But it is still a great time to explore, ideal for enjoying the beaches, pools and watersports before the school holidays begin and also a good time of year for cultural activities.
Kataklysmos (Pentecost) takes place 50 days after the Orthodox Easter but in Cyprus the festival also has links to the story of Noah’s Ark and the flood in the Old Testament and ancient Greek ceremonies to honour Apollo and Aphrodite. These days it’s pretty much an excuse for a day off and festivities in the coastal towns involve a lot of splashing and water! There are swimming and boating competitions and of course this being Cyprus there is also a lot of dancing and eating- all in all a jolly good time is had by all! Whilst events take place in all coastal resorts, Larnaca is the most famous for Kataklysmos with a wide range of festivities taking placing over the long weekend.
If you prefer something a little calmer then June is also the time for the annual Shakespeare at Curium Festival. Every year a group of enthusiastic amateur thespians perform one of the Bard’s plays (in English) in the Greco-Roman amphitheatre at Kourion. It is quite an experience to be part of a live performance in the ancient theatre perched on the cliffs. A word to the wise though- do take a cushion as ancient stone is not the most comfortable of seating!
This year’s production of “All’s well that ends well” is taking place on 17th, 18th and 19th June, for more information or to book your ticket click here :http://www.shakespeareatcurium.com/
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