A holiday should be viewed as much more than lying in the sun for a week or two. There’s no denying, this aspect of the holiday is very important – especially in relation to replenishing your mind and spirit. However, a little bit of exercise never killed anyone, and a spot of sport can work wonders for revitalizing your body. Holidays in the Algarve and Cyprus are perfect for exactly this, as holidays here are compromised of both sun and sport. The great weather and clear waters and sea conditions make up an incredible place to go snorkeling, windsurfing and sunbathing!Why not book one of the fabulous Algarve hotels as part of your next holiday experience? The good news is that the Algarve has plenty of sporting action, making a holiday to the Algarve a good fit for all kinds of travelers. The sporting year begins in January, with two racing events: the Almond Blossom International Cross Country Race in Albufeira and the Grande Prémio dos Reis em Atletismo in Faro. February marks the move of cycling to the forefront with the Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta and the RDP/Algarve Trophy Race. One highlight of the region’s sports calendar is the Algarve International Sailing Tournament, which takes place every February in Vilamoura. Tennis aficionados will enjoy the Vale do Lobo Grand Championship and the Portugal Beach Open Tennis tournament in August. Motor sports enthusiasts won’t want to miss the World Motor Boat Championship and World Motocross in May and the Baja Terras d’el Rei all-terrain car rally held in April. September’s Portimão International Horse Jumping Competition offers a dose of old-fashioned sports entertainment. The Algarve is renowned for its phenomenal golfing and there are two golf contests: the TAP Golf Tournament in November and the Vilamoura Grand Golf Trophy held in December make a fitting end to the annual Algarve calendar of sporting events.There are loads of budget Algarve and Cyprus hotels, just waiting to be enjoyed. Cyprus is a small island, but it still offers plenty of thrilling sporting events. The year begins with the Cyprus Sunshine Cup, a grueling 3-day cycling contest, held each year in February Head to the snowy Troodos Mountains in March for the Troodos International Ski Competition. Many runners also flock to Paphos in March for the annual Cyprus Marathon – a daylong race through many of Cyprus’ most beautiful settings. The Larnaca Tennis Club hosts the Cyprus Seniors Tennis Cup in May and to watch small states win big, don’t miss the XIII Games of the Small States of Europe. This sporting event, held biannually each June, features eight different countries participating in mini Olympic-style games. November is an important month for Cyprus sports, with the FIA World Rally Championship, the Cyprus International 4-Day Challenge and Cyprus Aphrodite Half Marathon.