Sport is a great excuse to travel to some amazing parts of the world. Whether it is spectacular golf courses you look for when booking your holiday or the opportunity to see some of the best tennis players competing in an ATP event, it is always a great adventure.
We’ve found three tournaments or venues which offer the most amazing views and are worth including on your shortlist when you are looking to book your next trip.
The Monte-Carlo Masters is one of the highlights on the clay swing in tennis. It traditionally takes place in the build-up to the French Open.
The ATP 1000 event takes place at the Monte-Carlo Country Club which is situated right next to the coast meaning those in the stands have a beautiful view of the sea.
Given the status of this event, the best players in the world often take part. Rafael Nadal has won the tournament a record 11 times. The King of Clay will be entering his 20th year as a professional in 2021 and is +550 in the tennis betting to begin it with success in the Australian Open, the opening Grand Slam of the calendar year.
Newlands Cricket Ground
Narrowing down just one cricket ground to join this list was not easy, as there are around a dozen which could have strong claims for being included. In the end it was decided that Newlands Cricket Ground has to be flagged up. It is situated in Cape Town, South Africa, and this ground gives you a great view of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak.
Although it is prominently used for international Test, ODI and T20 matches, it has also hosted Australian rules football.
There can’t be many finer places to spend a day under the sun watching cricket and admiring the backdrop view. South Africa have an excellent record at this ground in all formats of the game, although England did win there last January in the second Test of their overseas series.
Estadi Comunal D’Andorra
The Estadi Comunal D’Andorra is a soccer stadium in Andorra la Vella, the capital of Andorra. This is a small ground which has spectacular views as it sits between the Pyrenean Mountains.
Although it only holds 1300 spectators, this is one for your bucket list if you are a big soccer fan as it is as unique as you will find anywhere in the world.
Andorra may not have been high up on your list of places to visit but it is definitely a country which is on the up when it comes to tourism. The small state is situated between Spain and France and has a lot of connections with Catalonia, most notably that Catalan is the number one language spoken.
The minnows of the soccer world are competing in the UEFA Nations League this year. They drew 0-0 with Latvia in their opening game of that campaign, but then lost 1-0 at home to the Faroe Islands earlier this month.
Andorra will be hoping to pull off a big surprise by qualifying for the World in 2022 in Qatar. They have never qualified for the biggest event in world soccer so far in their history.
Hopefully, you can tick off one of the above three venues on your next adventure in the near future.