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How to make friends when solo travelling!

Solo travelling can be exciting and scary at the same time. The aspect of going to a new place and escaping your current environment will fill you with positive vibes but the aspect of meeting new people can be daunting especially if you don’t know where to start.  You know that if you don’t engage with other travellers you’ll miss out on countless fun activities and adventures. Luckily for you, after researching and using some of our natural expertise, we have comprised a list telling you how to make friends when solo travelling

 

#1 Stay in a Hostel

This one seems like a no brainer and definitely an important tip for making friends when solo travelling!

Hostels are designed to maximise your chances of meeting new people!

Getting a bed in a hostel dorm room will allow you to meet a number of other travellers, some of which might also be solo travelling.

You’ll easily be able to start a conversation as you will all be living in the same area as you. You’ll find that in a matter of a few hours all of you will feel like you’ve been friends forever!

We’ve got some of the best hostel dorms across Europe’s major cities such as London, Barcelona, Madrid, Edinburgh, Prague & Lisbon!

#2 Check out Hostel Bars!

Many hostels come with their own bars that serve great drinks and play great music!

 

#3 Attend Hostel & City Events

Hostels are also known for hosting a variety of events such as music nights, cooking classes and pub crawls!

 

You’ll meet so many people from the hostel at these events create the perfect social atmosphere.

 

External companies also host their own events which bring a variety of people across the city together.

 

We recommend taking part in both hostel events and external events to maximise your chance of meeting people across the city!

 

#4 Take advantage of long journeys

When you’re backpacking, you will 100% take a coach at one point during the trip.

This is the perfect place to get a conversation going and help pass the time. You’ll all be venturing to the same destination so there will be lots to talk about.

 

You can discuss what you’re planning on doing and exchange ideas. You may even decide on something you can all do together!

 

#5 Learn the ‘Lingo’

 

Even though you might just get away with using English when you’re travelling it is far better to learn some basic local sentences to make it that bit easier.

 

It will allow you to connect with people who don’t know much English.

 

#6 Get an app that lets you meet other travellers.

 

Technology really is an amazing thing. Nowadays, with a simple few quick messages, you can organise plans with your friends and when you’re travelling it’s exactly the same concept.

 

There are loads of apps out there that let you meet up with other travellers! We’ll show you our favourite 2!

A) Tourlina

Tourlina is a Women only travel app that lets women meet up with other female travellers.

If you’re looking for a reliable app you can rest assured as Tourlina’s team checks every single new user and only those that are verified can chat to other people.

How does it work?

First, you enter your trip and the dates you are travelling. You will then find and be able to match with different travel companions with mutual interests, destination and travel time. You select a travel companion simply by easily swiping left or right. From there you can chat and plan your trip together once you and your travel companions are matching

B) Backpackr.org

Backpackr is a great way to meet nearby travellers. There are many aspects to the app. You can browse through numerous travellers profiles find likeminded people to meet up. You can instantly message and organise activities together.

There is also a ‘nearby’ section which allows you to see everything going on in your area. You can find some great events that you didn’t know was happening. This leads us on to our next point.

 

#7 Be Flexible

No, we aren’t talking about the stretching type of flexible.

 

We are saying to not have everything planned to a strict regime. The best part about travelling solo is being able to do whatever you want, whenever you want.

 

When you meet other travellers you’ll want to make sure you’re flexible to ensure that any plans you guys make you can commit to!

 

There you have it. Our best tips on how to make friends when solo travelling! Have we missed any? Let us know via Instagram!

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WHAT’S THE OFFER

 

Sometimes plans can change and you might find yourself needing a bed urgently for the night. Whether your flight has been delayed at the last minute or you’ve grabbed yourself some cheap airline ticket this offer can help you get your travel plans sorted quickly! The Last Minute Deal applies to our last available rooms, that are still available for your stay dates. It applies across all Safestay hostels from London to Lisbon, Barcelona to Brussels. Search today and book before it’s too late!

 

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When you book to stay up to 3 days in advance.
No limit on how long you can stay. This discount is applied for the whole stay. Stay 1 night, 2 nights, 3 nights you choose. Just book to check-in up to 3 days in advance!

 

 

WHEN CAN YOU STAY?

 

You can benefit from this last minute deal when you book & stay up to 3 days in advance.

For example, if you book on the 30th of May, you will get 40% OFF if you stay from the 30th May, 31st of May or 1st June

 

HOW TO GET THIS OFFER?

 

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  2. Simply head over to our BOOK PAGE and search for a bed up to 3 days in advance
  3. Book by the 30th November

You will see the discount applied to our Non-Refundable rate ⬇️

 

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  • Safestay reserves the right to withdraw this offer
  • Offer does not apply to bookings made via the Groups reservations team

Groups get €50/£50 back

Got your group ready for the big trip? Then your drinks are on us!

Imagine yourself on the way to the hostel, knowing there are ice cold beers and hot pizza waiting for you when you arrive, as soon as you drop your bags…sounds good right?

When you make a group booking for 8 or more people using the code below, we’re going to make sure that’s exactly what happens!

Beers and pizza aren’t the only things on the menu.

Heading to Edinburgh? Then you have to check out Bar 50. Our student bar hosts everything from live DJs to Comedy and it’s the best place to hang out off the Royal Mile.

Or maybe you prefer rooftop lounging on a sunny terrace in Spain? Whether it’s Madrid or Barcelona there’s Sangria and tapas on offer to get the trip off to the right start.

How it works

  1. Head over to our Book Page

  2. Copy code: 50F&BCREDIT

  3. Select your hostel and dates

  4. Enter code and hit apply

  5. Book for 8 or more people

  6. Once your booking is confirmed, the General Manager will reach out to prearrange your visit to the bar and prepare your food for your arrival

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  • Code applies to the 10.5% non-refundable rate only
  • All persons staying as a group must be booked at the same time, and in the same booking transaction
  • All bookings are non-refundable, unless cancelled by management
  • We reserve the right to withdraw the offer 
  • New group bookings only
  • Cannot be used by groups which have people under the age of 18
  • Food & Beverage credit must be used in a single transaction, credit cannot be carried forward
  • Redemption of the credit must be prearranged with the hostel general manager, 24 hours before check-in
  • If staying at Safestay Barcelona Sea or Gothic your credit will be redeemable at Safestay Barcelona Passeig de Gracia

 

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WHEN TO STAY? Search dates in July & August 2019!

OFFER EXPIRES: 

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August deal expires – 31st August

HOW TO GET THIS OFFER?

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  • Select Prague and choose your dates in July & August
  • The discount will be automatically applied to our ‘Non-Refundable rate’

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WHEN TO STAY? Stay throughout 2019!

OFFER EXPIRES: 22nd Dec 2019

HOW TO GET THIS OFFER?

  • COPY CODE: EARLYPRAGUE
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  • Select Prague and choose your dates 45 days out.
  • ENTER CODE
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WHEN TO STAY? Search dates in June, July & August 2019!

OFFER EXPIRES:  31st August 2019

HOW TO GET THIS OFFER?

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  • The discount will be automatically applied to our ‘Non-Refundable rate’

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WHEN TO STAY? Search dates in August & September 2019!

OFFER EXPIRES:  30th September 2019

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WHEN TO STAY? Stay with us in June & July 2019!

OFFER EXPIRES:  31st July 2019

HOW TO GET THIS OFFER?

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WHEN TO STAY? Search dates in July & August 2019

OFFER EXPIRES:  31st August 2019

HOW TO GET THIS OFFER?

  • NO CODE IS NEEDED
  • Head straight to our Book Now Page
  • Select Madrid and choose your dates in July & August
  • The discount will be automatically applied to our ‘Non-Refundable rate’

 

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OFFER EXPIRES:  20th November 2019

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  • The discount will be automatically applied to our ‘Non-Refundable rate’

 

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  • Standard terms & conditions apply
  • Bookings available for any day of the week
  • Applies to new bookings only, existing booking cannot be amended 
  • Subject to availability at time of booking and not applicable in combination with other promotional offers
  • Safestay reserves the right to withdraw this offer
  • Offer does not apply to bookings made via the Groups reservations team

 

 

 

The Ultimate Travel Tips for Backpackers!

The worst part of any backpacking adventure is the packing. Do you feel like you don’t know where to even start and not sure whether you are taking too much or too little or even the right things? Lucky for you, we have compiled a list of the Ultimate Travel Tips for Backpackers!

 

Let’s start off with the most important tip

#1 Download Offline Maps as soon as you get WiFi

 

You don’t want to get lost when you’re in another country so make sure you have all the necessary resources. We’ve got a few tips:

 

– As soon as you get any source of Wi-Fi head over to Google Maps so that it can download the maps.

This will then be stored on your phone even when you don’t have internet.

 

– Download What3Words.

This is a revolutionary app that helps make talking about your location simple!

What3Words divides the whole word into separate 3mx3m squares and assigns each of these squares a 3-word code.

So if you ever get lost or separated from your friends you can exactly pinpoint where you are (or where your friends are) using the 3-word code.

 

– Another tip is to recognise landmarks when you’re walking. The simplest thing to do is to keep an eye out for things.

Anything that stands out that is near where you are staying will make it easier to recognise where you are.

Also, locals are more likely to recognise popular landmarks and give you directions to them rather than places they’ve never heard of.

#2 Don’t pack your whole wardrobe

Whilst it might be nice to have a wide range of your favourite clothes with you so you can have a choice of what to wear, it’s not smart to bring loads of clothes when you backpack. That’s why it has made our list of the Ultimate Travel Tips for Backpackers.

 

You will get very annoyed if you have to drag all of these clothes with you everywhere you go so here are a few tips on how to choose only the essentials

 

It’s also important to pack for the weather so make sure you look at the weather forecast before you travel.

 

You want to make sure you pack clothes that are:

  • Light (try to avoid thick raincoats and go for those thin ones that fold up into the size of a CD)
  • Simple and plain so that they can match with several outfits
  • Suitable for multiple occasions (dinner, parties etc)

Check out this video on how to pack like a pro!

Speaking of clothes this leads us on to our next point!

 

#3 Don’t buy the biggest backpack available

Even though it might seem wise to buy a big bag, this will only lead to you packing more than you need and eventually you’ll have more with you on your backpacking adventure than you do at home.

 

So buy an average size, one that isn’t too small and not too big. A bag around 40-50 litres should be perfect.

 

For more information on the best backpacks click here.

 

#4 Set a Budget!

It’s important to make sure you stick to a budget firstly as it’s good practice for life and secondly so that you don’t end up broke.
However, you don’t need to be stuck onto it as you might encounter spontaneous events whilst your midway through your holiday that you would like to go to.

 

So try to have a budget range that way you can be flexible but also strict at the same time.

 

We also recommend getting a Monzo Card. This is the perfect card for any travellers. You can simply have all your money on this card and use it to pay for stuff without facing the consequences and any International fee charges. You simply pay what the exchange rate is at the time of purchase.

 

#5. Ask Locals for ideas on what to do!

That’s right, no one will know the city better than its own locals.

Yes, whilst you can find lots of cool things to do on the internet, locals will be able to give you an insight into all the hidden gems that don’t exist on the internet.

 

By hidden gems, we mean places that not many people know about.

 

People are usually friendly and will always be happy to help (providing that you ask in a nice way!)

If you’re planning on staying at a hostel be sure to check us out. We have 12 locations all over Europe!

Our team members at our hostels are consist of locals to the area! They will definitely have the best ideas on what to do!

 

#6. Bring some things to keep you entertained

When you’re a backpacker you should expect to be travelling for long hours every day which can get quite boring.

 

So to keep yourself entertained and to help make the journey go quick look to bring some small items with you.

 

A classic is a deck of cards! There are 100’s of games you can play with cards and is always a good way to break the ice if your travelling alone! You can also bring a book or a crossword puzzle book.

 

#7. Take care of your health 

 

Even though you might say you never get sick, when you’re on a backpacking adventure you are likely to get sick if you don’t look after yourself.

 

So make sure to pack all the essential medicines with you so that you have easy access to them whenever you need. Take everything such as painkillers, soothers, plasters & electrolyte tablets.

 

Also, you don’t have to take medicine to stay healthy. Make sure you get a good amount of fruit in your diet when travelling. The natural vitamins will help keep your immune system in check.

 

#8. Research, research & research

Research is key before you make any travel plans. You want to make sure that you’re travelling to a place that you will enjoy and also feel comfortable in.

Make a list of all the things YOU want to do while you’re travelling. Whatever your interest is be sure to match that while you travel.

If you’re stuck on ideas have a look into the common things that other travellers do in that city to spark some interest.

Read up on travel blogs as they often give very good advice! In fact, we’ve got some great travel blogs on our [E]xplorer Blog. Be sure to check it out.

Also whilst it’s good to know about the popular tourist destinations it is also important to research the culture.

Different places have different rules, some that you might not think even exists. You don’t want to unintentionally offend someone so be sure to research this aspect as well.

 

#9. Carry Plastic Bags

You are bound to either have a wet swimming costume or dirty clothes while you travel and it would be wise not to mix these with your fresh and dry clothes.

So carrying bags to separate these is a perfect idea.

You can also use plastic bags to keep your clothes categorised making it even easier to find certain items.

 

#10. See what you can share

This only really applies to people backpacking in groups.

 

You don’t want to each be bringing the same item on your trip. Get in pairs and speak about things you can share. Things such as shampoo and shower gel can be easy things to share which will also save you space in your bag.

 

There are obviously some things that you can’t share but with enough planning, you can save a lot of space!

 

Even if you run out of the things you have shared you can always purchase many branded items in local supermarkets, sometimes even for cheaper than back home!

 

There you have it, our list of the Ultimate Travel Tips for Backpackers is complete! Hopefully, this has given you a good insight into what you can do to make your backpack trip a lot easier.

 

Have we missed any? Have you got another tip? Be sure to let us know via Instagram!

 

 

Group leaders go FREE!

Planning a trip for any group has never been easier. We work closely with group leaders from start to finish to help you save time and ensure you have the best trip. This month we’re going to let the Group leaders go FREE! Organise a large group trip to any of our locations and grab yourself a free Private room!

 

Contact the Groups Booking team to take advantage of this amazing offer!

 

Terms & Conditions

  • Can be applied Sun–Thu to a single, double or twin room only.
  • Minimum 25 people required for a group booking to redeem this offer
  • Discount cannot be applied to previously confirmed bookings.
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other FOC policy.
  • Subject to availability.
  • Standard group terms and conditions apply.
  • Safestay reserves the right to withdraw this offer

Stay 3+ nights & get 20% OFF!

As the famous Hans Christian Andersen said,  “To Travel is to Live” and at Safestay we want to give you the best opportunity to travel whilst keeping your costs low!

We have many stylish hostels across Europe including London, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Madrid, Prague, Lisbon, and York. We also have a hotel in Vienna and Brussels.

 

So let’s start your European journey right now with us!

 

Stay with us throughout 2019 at Safestay for 3 or more nights and get a massive 20% OFF your booking!

 

So what are you waiting for? The clock is counting down to your arrival.

 

HOSTELS

LONDON KENSINGTON HOLLAND PARK…………….FROM £10*

LONDON ELEPHANT & CASTLE………………………….FROM £9*

EDINBURGH………………………….FROM £8*

YORK………………………….FROM £8*

MADRID………………………….FROM €9*

BARCELONA PASSEIG DE GRÁCIA………………………….FROM €11*

BARCELONA GOTHIC………………………….FROM €8*

BARCELONA SEA………………………….FROM €8*

LISBON………………………….FROM €8*

PRAGUE………………………….FROM €5.50*

HOTELS

BRUSSELS………………………….FROM €56*

VIENNA………………………….FROM €48*

 

*The ‘from price’ per night when 3 or more nights are selected

 

How to Book

  1. NO CODE IS NEEDED
  2. Head over to our Book Now Page
  3. Select your dates & make sure you choose 3 or more nights to reveal the discount
  4. Discount will be automatically applied to our Non-Refundable rate
  5. Book by 30th June

Terms & Conditions

  • Book by 30th June
  • Standard terms & conditions apply
  • Bookings available for any day of the week
  • Applies to new bookings only, existing booking cannot be amended 
  • All bookings made are non-refundable – no cancellations or amendments will be made
  • Safestay reserves the right to withdraw this offer
  • Offer does not apply to bookings made via the Groups reservations team

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The best price is here on our website. GUARANTEED. Or we will refund you the difference and 10% back.

Why should your accommodation cost so much?

It shouldn’t, which is why we are giving you 12% off your next stay. And if there’s a cheaper rate, we’ll tell you about it!

Whether you’re looking for an authentic British travel experience in London, to hit the sunny terraces in Barcelona, try tasty tapas food markets in Madrid or lounge on the beaches around Lisbon, we have 12 destinations to choose from. 

We’ve have created hostels where we ourselves want to stay. There’s always something to do, from tours and events to live music and cooking classes, or just nights in with a pizza. You can head to the bar, grab a drink and meet likeminded people who love to travel. 

 

Stay at any of our locations and create new memories, maybe even make new friends or bring along old ones!

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You will not find a lower rate anywhere including hotel booking sites.

 

How to Book

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    4. Enter the code and click apply
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Terms & Conditions

  • Standard terms & conditions apply
  • Bookings available for any day of the week
  • Applies to new bookings only, existing booking cannot be amended 
  • All bookings made are non-refundable – no cancellations or amendments will be made
  • Safestay reserves the right to withdraw this offer
  • Excludes booking made vis the Groups reservations team  

9 of the BEST Instagrammable spots in Lisbon!

A big part of travelling is getting those perfect Instagram shots and I think we can all agree Lisbon is probably one of the best, if not the best, places to get amazing Instagram pictures! We’ve decided to round up our favourite and compile them in a list so you know where to go! Scroll down below to find 9 of the BEST Instagrammable spots in Lisbon!

How to visit all Safestay Locations by Train

The highspeed train network across Europe is one of the best globally. Nowadays it’s so easy to travel to different cities in Europe by train whilst getting a feel for the locals who use them daily. It can also save on your travel costs, meaning you can spend more on your actual trip!

That’s why we’ve created this guide to show you how you can do this across all of our locations in Europe!

 

When travelling to so many places in one trip, it’s important to group locations together so you can optimise your journey in each region. So we’ve grouped our European locations into 3 regions:

 

The UK – Safestay London, Safestay York, Safestay Edinburgh

Central Europe – Safestay Prague, Safestay Brussels, Safestay Vienna

Southern Europe – Safestay Lisbon, Safestay Madrid, Safestay Barcelona

 

Keep reading for our detailed guide on how to visit Safestay Locations in the 3 different categories…by bus!

 

The UK Tour – How to visit all our UK locations by train

The UK Tour – Visualisation of our locations

1. Safestay London → Safestay York
From our Safestay London locations (Safestay London Elephant & Castle or Safestay London Kensington Holland Park) use the London Underground to get to Kings Cross/ St. Pancras Station

 

Safestay London Elephant & Castle →  Kings Cross/ St. Pancras Station

Take the Northern Line from Elephant & Castle Station to Kings Cross Station

– The journey is 7 stops and is about 15 minutes

– The journey costs £2.40 using an Oyster or Contactless card and £4.90 if you pay by cash

 

Safestay London Elephant & Castle →  Kings Cross Station

Take the central line from Holland Park Station to Oxford Circus Station. At Oxford Circus Station take the Victoria Line to Kings Cross/ St. Pancras Station

– The journey is 9 stops and is about 25 minutes

– The journey costs £2.90 using an Oyster or Contactless card and £4.90 if you pay by cash

 

Once you have arrived at Kings Cross/ St. Pancras Station you will have to take the London North Eastern Railway straight to York.

– The journey is between 2 to 2.5 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from £25-£120 as it depends on what time and day you travel

– We’re located only a 7-minute walk from the station!

King’s Cross Station

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE

 

2.Safestay York → Safestay Edinburgh

Safestay Edinburgh – Entrance

This journey is a lot easier to complete. It only involves taking one train. 

 

When you arrive at York station, you will be able to take the London North Eastern Railway straight to Edinburgh station.

– The journey is approximately 2.5 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from £25-£100 as it depends on what time and day you travel

– We’re located only a 7-minute walk from the station!

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE

 

3. Safestay Edinburgh → Safestay London

From Safestay Edinburgh you can easily take one train straight to London and then grab the London Underground to either of our London hostels (Safestay London Elephant & Castle or Safestay London Kensington Holland Park)

 

At Edinburgh Station grab the London North Eastern Railway straight to Kings Cross/ St. Pancras Station.

– The journey is roughly 4 hours and 15 minutes

– The prices for this journey ranges from £45-£70 as it depends on what time and day you travel

– Our London locations are located about 20 minutes away from Kings Cross/ St. Pancras Station.


London can be expensive so here are some tips on how to travel cheap in London.

 

The Southern Europe Tour – How to visit all our Southern European Locations by train!

The Southern European Tour – Visualisation of our locations

4. Safestay Libson → Safestay Madrid

From Safestay Lisbon, the closest station is Restauradores. From there you will be able to take some trains through the many beautiful neighbourhoods of Lisbon and Madrid before arriving in the centre of the Spanish capital. It would be an idea to spend a few days in these neighbourhoods to make the most of them! For more information on the neighbourhoods you’ll visit click here

 

– The journey is roughly 11 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from€58-€99 as it depends on what time and day you travel

– Our Lisbon location is located about 3 minutes away from Alonso Martinez station


TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE

https://www.rome2rio.com/map/SafeStay-Lisbon/Safestay-Madrid

 

5. Safestay Madrid → Safestay Barcelona

Barcelona

From Safestay Madrid, take Madrid Cercanías (RENFE) (Trains C10 or C8) or the Spanish Railways (RENFE) (Trains R) to Madrid Atocha Railway Station.

 

At Madrid Atocha Railway Station get the Spanish Railways AVE to Barcelona Sants.

– The journey is roughly 4 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from €56-€81 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE

https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Safestay-Madrid/Barcelona

 

Our 3 Barcelona locations are located nearby the Barcelona Sants station.

Barcelona Sants → Safestay Barcelona Passeig de Gràcia

Take the Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE) (Bus number R1 or R3) to  Barcelona Plaça Catalunya. From there it is approximately a 10-minute walk to the hostel.

– The journey is roughly 15 minutes in total and costs between €1-€4

Barcelona Sants → Safestay Barcelona Gothic

Take the Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE) (Bus number R2) to Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE). From there it is approximately a 5-minute walk to the hostel.

– The journey is roughly 22 minutes in total and costs between€1-€3

Barcelona Sants → Safestay Barcelona Sea

Take the Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE) (Bus number R2) to Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE). From there it is approximately a 15-minute walk to the hostel.

– The journey is roughly 31 minutes in total and costs between €1-€3

 

6. Safestay Barcelona → Safestay Lisbon

Safestay Lisbon

From Barcelona Sants station you will have to grab several trains that will take you through many magnificent neighbourhoods in Spain and Portugal before arriving in Lisbon! It’s a great way to discover so many places! You will arrive at Restauradores station in Lisbon which is 2 minutes away from the Lisbon Hostel

 

– The journey is roughly 15 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from€116-€167 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE

 

 

The Central Europe Tour – How to visit all our Central European Locations by train!

The Central European Tour – Visualisation of our locations

7. Safestay Brussels → Safestay Prague

Safestay Prague – Dorm Room

Your train journey will start from De Brouckere and will take you through many neighbourhoods in Germany until you reach Praha station in Prague. The hostel is then a 20-minute walk from this station. You might be able to break up your journey and spend a bit of time in Germany.

 

– The journey is roughly 13 hours.

– The prices for this journey ranges from€153-€232 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE

 

8. Safestay Prague → Safestay Vienna

From Praha station, you can take the RegioJet straight to Wein Hbf. From Wein, it is approximately a 25-minute walk to the hostel

 

– The journey is roughly 4 hours.

– The prices for this journey ranges from €11-€16 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE

 

9. Safestay Vienna → Safestay Brussels

From Wein station, you can take several trains throughout the neighbourhoods of Germany until you reach De Brouckere station in Brussels. From there it is a 4-minute walk to the Brussels Hostel.

 

– The journey is roughly 11 hours.

– The prices for this journey ranges from€170-€251 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE

HOW TO TRAVEL BETWEEN THE UK, CENTRAL EUROPE & SOUTHERN EUROPE

 

We’ve found the easiest ways to travel from one category to another.

 

The UK → Central Europe.

London to Brussels by train

The best way to travel from the UK to start your Central European Tour would be to take the Eurostar from London Kings Cross to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar.

From there you would take the local subway to the Brussels Centre. Then it is a short 2-minute walk to the hostel

 

– The journey is roughly 2 hours 15 minutes.

– The prices for this journey starts from £117 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE

 

Central Europe → Southern Europe

The best way to travel from Central Europe to start your Southern European Tour would be to take the Wein train to Paris. From Paris, you can grab another train to Barcelona Sants. Then you can use the local subway to get to any of our Barcelona Hostels

 

– The journey is roughly 18 hours.

– The prices for this journey starts from €324-€431 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE

 

Southern Europe → The UK

We are not gonna lie. This is the only journey that involves air travel.

 

– The total air journey is roughly 2 hours 40 minutes.

– The prices for this journey starts from €45-€210 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

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How to visit all Safestay Locations by Bus

Travelling by bus across Europe is possible! And let us tell you, it can be a lot of fun too. We’ve found the most optimal route and it can even save you quite a lot of money on your travel costs versus travelling by plane. This means saving you more money to spend during your actual trip!

 

You might think it’s complicated to plan but not to worry! We’ve created a complete guide to show you how you too can do this, and see all of our locations in Europe! You can travel the whole trip or join up only parts of it. It’s up to you. 

 

When travelling to so many places in one trip, it’s important to group locations together so you can optimise your journey in each region. So we’ve grouped our European locations into 3 regions:

 

UK – Safestay London, Safestay York, Safestay Edinburgh

Central Europe – Safestay Prague, Safestay Brussels, Safestay Vienna

Southern Europe – Safestay Lisbon, Safestay Madrid, Safestay Barcelona

 

Keep reading for our detailed guide on how to visit Safestay Locations in the 3 different categories…by bus!

 

The UK Tour – How to visit our UK locations by bus

The UK Tour – Visualisation of our locations

1. Safestay London → Safestay York

Safestay London Elephant & Castle – Entrance

From our Safestay London locations (Safestay London Elephant & Castle or Safestay London Kensington Holland Park) use the London Underground to get to Victoria Station

Once you arrive at Victoria Station you need to take the National Express or the Megabus UK (M20, M12) to Leeds coach station.

From Leeds coach station take the Yorkshire Coastliner to York Rail station. We are 6 minutes away from the station (walking).

 

– The journey is between 6 to 6.5 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from £15-£25 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

For more live information click here

 

2. Safestay York → Safestay Edinburgh

From Safestay York take the National Express to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

From Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street take the National Express to Edinburgh.

 

– The journey is between 6 to 6.5 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from £35-£50 depending on what time and day you travel

 

For more live information click here

 

3. Safestay Edinburgh → Safestay London

From Edinburgh, you can take the National Express directly to London Victoria

From London Victoria you can use the Underground to get to either of our London locations:

 

– The journey is roughly 10 hours and 30 minutes

– The prices for this journey ranges from £15-£35 as it depends on what time and day you travel

– Our London locations are located about 20 minutes away from Victoria Station.

 

The Southern Europe Tour – How to get to all our Southern European Locations!

The Southern European Tour – Visualisation of our locations

4. Safestay Libson → Safestay Madrid

From Restauradores take the Carris bus (number 759) to Oriente. You can then get a direct bus from Lisboa Oriente to Madrid.

 

– The journey is roughly 10 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from approximately €10-€45 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 


TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE

 

5. Safestay Madrid → Safestay Barcelona

Safestay Barcelona Passeig de Gràcia – Terrace Bar

You can grab a direct bus from Madrid to Barcelona. Take the ALSA bus from Madrid to Barcelona Sants Station.

 

– The journey is roughly 8 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from approximately €33-€55 as it depends on what time and day you travel

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE

 

6. Safestay Barcelona → Safestay Lisbon

You can grab a direct bus from Barcelona to Lisbon. Take the Rede Expressos from Barcelona Sants Station to Lisbon Airport. Then take the Carris bus (number 783) to Restauradores. The Hostel is 2 minutes away from here.

 

– The journey is roughly 20 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from approximately €70-€130 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE

 

 

The Central Europe Tour – How to get to all our Central European Locations!

The Central European Tour – Visualisation of our locations

7. Safestay Brussels → Safestay Prague

From Safestay Brussels take the Belgian Railways to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid.

Then from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid grab the RegioJet Bus service to Prague. Our hostel is a 15-minute walk from here.

 

– The journey is roughly 15 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from approximately €27-€34 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE

 

8. Safestay Prague → Safestay Vienna

From Prague grab the FlixBus (Bus number 060, 958, N66) straight to Vienna, Erdberg.

From Erdberg take the local subway to Neubaugasse. Our hostel is a 10-minute walk from this stop.

 

– The journey is roughly 5 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from approximately €15-€33 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE

 

9. Safestay Vienna → Safestay Brussels

Brussels – Grand Place

Take the local subway from Neubaugasse to Erdberg. The from there take the FlixBus (Bus number N136 or N36) to Brussels. From there it is a 15-minute walk to our Brussels hostel.

 

– The journey is roughly 20 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from approximately €52-€92 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE

 

 

HOW TO TRAVEL BETWEEN THE UK, CENTRAL EUROPE & SOUTHERN EUROPE

We’ve found the easiest ways to travel from one category to another.

 

The UK → Central Europe.

London to Brussels by bus

The best way to travel from the UK to start your Central European Tour would be to take the RegioJet from London Victoria station to Brussels City Center – Midi Train station.

From there you can take the local subway to Brussels Centre. Then it is a short 2-minute walk to the hostel

 

– The journey is roughly 6.5 hours

– The prices for this journey ranges from approximately £12-£18 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE

 

Central Europe → Southern Europe

The best way to travel from Central Europe to start your Southern European Tour would be to take the FlixBus (Bus number N136, N36 or N91) to Munich Central Bus station. From Munich, you can take the FlixBus (Bus number N728) to Barcelona. Then you can use the local subway to get to any of our Barcelona Hostels

 

– The journey is roughly 29 hours.

– The prices for this journey starts from €83-€139 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE

 

Southern Europe → The UK

We are not gonna lie. This is the only journey that involves air travel.

 

– The total air journey is roughly 2 hours 40 minutes.

– The prices for this journey starts from €45-€210 as it depends on what time and day you travel

 

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The TOP 15 Marathons in Europe 2019

If you’ve made it your mission to run a marathon in 2019 then we’ve got you covered. Whilst we can’t help you practice we can help you choose which marathon to run in!

Below you’ll find a list we have created of the top 15 Marathons in Europe 2019! We’ll give you all the necessary information such as the marathon’s location and dates as well as all their course information! We’ll also show you where you can register too!

 

1. The Athens Marathon

 

Location: Starting location is the Ancient battlefield in the town of Marathon

Date: 10th of November 2019

Time: The race commences at 9:00 am

 

What?

The Athens Marathon is around 2,500 years old and is held annually in November. If you could only run one marathon in your life this would have to be the one! Approximately 50,000 runners line up to take part in this marathon which starts in the town of Marathon with the finish line in the Olympic Stadium in Athens. Imagine the scenes of crossing that finish line in the Olympic Stadium!

Want to see the program? Click here.

Check out this video on the highlights of The Athens Marathon 2018

Want to take part?

Registration hasn’t opened just yet but keep your eyes peeled here for any updates. You don’t want to mss out!

 

2. VOLKSWAGEN PRAGUE MARATHON

 

Location: Old Town Square, Prague

Date: 5 May 2019

Start: The race starts at 9:00 am in the Old Town Square and the first runner usually finishes after 7 hours

 

What?

This marathon takes you across the many great sites of Prague. It starts in the magical old town square and then crosses the Charles bridge leading you through the many pretty neighbourhoods of Prague. As you finish the race, it will lead you back to the old town square!

The Volkswagen Prague Marathon also includes a variety of side events, such as the Marathon Music Festival, Sports Expo Fair and the short family Minimarathon. The short family Minimarathon is 4.2 km and is designed to allow everyone to be part of the marathon.  

Check out the aftermovie of VOLKSWAGEN PRAGUE MARATHON 2018:

 

How to get there:

  • By metro, line “C” (red) to station “Vltavska”
  • By tram number 14, 17, 24

Looking to run?

The prices vary depending on when you register

  • The first 3500 participants will cost €60
  • The cost for participants 3501 – 7000 is €90
  • The cost for participants 7001 and above is €110

How to register?

Use this link to register.

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3. Edinburgh Marathon

 

Location: Edinburgh

Date: 26th May 2019

Start: The race will start at 10 am

 

What?

The Edinburgh Marathon is Scotland’s most popular marathon. It began in 2003 and has received a 97% satisfaction rating in a recent Runner’s World poll so it’s safe to say you won’t be disappointed by this race!

The Edinburgh Marathon is second only to the London Marathon in the UK in terms of numbers, with over 16,000 runners taking part.

The route has changed over the last few years. What used to be quite a hill dominated race is now one of the flattest marathon courses in the world, which means the Edinburgh Marathon is perfect for your first marathon!

It also shows off Edinburgh’s great sites along the way. The race starts from Potterrow, in the grounds of Edinburgh University. You will then head out to the city centre, passing iconic sites, such as Greyfriar’s Bobby, the National Museum, the Royal Mile and the Scott Monument. The route will then lead to the Palace of Holyrood and Arthurs Seat, and out towards Musselburgh. From there, the course heads along the coast, passing the fishing areas of Cockenzie and Port Seton. Next, runners pass through the grounds of Gosford House. The last stretch takes you back along the coast to Port Seaton promenade before finishing back in Musselburgh.

If you don’t feel you can complete the whole race by yourself you can grab a couple of friends and enter as a relay team of 4 runners which means you’ll each run 6.5 miles.

Check out 2018 Edinburgh Marathon Festival Highlights!

Want to take part?

Standard Entry is £53.60 (early bird price) and then goes up to £57.50 after all the early bird tickets are sold out.

Affiliated Runners: £53.60 (early bird price) and then goes up to £55.65 after all the early bird tickets are sold out.

Register here! Registration Deadline is when the race is full. 

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4. VIENNA CITY MARATHON

 

Location: Vienna, Austria

Date: 7th April 2019

Start: The race will commence at 9 am and the first runner usually finishes in 6 hours.

 

What?

The Vienna City Marathon will take you through Vienna’s most impressive modern and historic sights. You will start between the two massive skyscrapers of the UNO complex and will run towards and over the 864 meter long Imperial Bridge! You’ll then pass the Giant Ferris Wheel of Prater Park and then past the famous Opera House so you’ll be seeing all of Vienna on this run! At the end of the race, you’ll cross the finish line with  Vienna’s Burgtheater right in your view! Talk about a finish! Also if you don’t think you can complete the race by yourself, why not partake in the relay marathon so you can run a portion of the race each!

Why not stay a few extra days after the race and experience other things Vienna has to offer! We know all the best things you can do in the city!

Download the course map to the Marathon, Half marathon, and Relay marathon

Want to have a look at the race map?

Click here to see the map of the race

Check out the after video of VIENNA CITY MARATHON 2018

Want to take part?

There are loads of different running events you can take part in. Click here to find the list and to register

Be sure to register before the 24th of March 2019!

Looking for a place to stay?

We’ve got a great location in Vienna! Stay with us. Book your stay.

 


5. YORKSHIRE MARATHON

 

Location: York

Date: 20th October 2019

Start: The race starts at 09.30AM.

 

What?

A sell-out every year since its launch in 2013, the Yorkshire Marathon is one of the UK’s most popular marathons and it’s easy to see why.

The course is truly astonishing. It will show you the beauty of historic York and its surrounding countryside. You will start down Green Dykes Lane and be taken past historical sites such as the stunning York Minster. Then, you’ll pass some entertainment points all designed to encourage and motivate you so you’re not on your own on this race! For more detailed information about the route, click here

Don’t worry if you can’t complete this marathon just yet. There is the Yorkshire 10 Mile or the Yorkshire Marathon Corporate Relay which you can take part in to ‘warm up’ for your next marathon.

Famous athletes have taken on this 26.2-mile course. Paralympic gold medalist Hannah Cockcroft and Kenyan born Edwin Korir, who competed for the U.S.A. at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, have both completed the York Marathon.

Feel up to following their path yourself by completing the York Marathon?

Register here

How to get there?

There are many options on how to get to the race either by train, car, bus & even sea! For more detailed information click here

Looking for somewhere to stay?

We’ve got a great location in York. Why not stay a few extra days to enjoy a classic, and rewarding, roast after your race? Have a look at our Ultimate York Local Travel Guide for some more travel inspiration. Book Now!

 


6.ROME MARATHON

 

Location: Rome, Italy

Date: 7th of April 2019.

Start: The race will start at 08:50 and the first runner usually finishes after 7 hours. Be sure to be there at least an hour and a half before your run!

 

What?

Did you know the great Abebe Bikila won this Marathon by running barefoot on cobbled streets? We are not suggesting to do the same but rather showing you how much history this race has! The Rome Marathon is steeped in tradition! It starts in front of the 2,000-year-old Colosseum and then takes you past the Trevi Fountain, the Piazza di Spagna, the Pantheon, St Peter’s, Piazza Venezia and the Tiber River.

When the race is over you can spend the rest of the weekend indulging in some great food! We feel a fresh Italian pizza is a great reward after your run!

For those that don’t feel ready, there is also a 5km run if you feel like testing yourself!

Check out the after video of the 2014 Rome Marathon!

 

Want to make history?

To participate in this race the prices are as follows:

– Marathon – €80.00
– 5KM RUN – €10.00

Register here to take part in the race.

 


7. Schneider Electric Paris Marathonis – Paris Marathon 2019

 

Location: Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles, Hall #1, 75015 Paris

Date: 14th April 2019.

 

What?

This is one of the most prestigious races in the world as its participants cover a huge 42.2 km.

Over 40,000 runners gather each year to run this marathon and it’s easy to see why. In terms of showcasing the beautiful city, the Paris marathon does it best! While you run you’ll pass many of Paris’s greatest touristic sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Bois du Boulogne, Notre-Dame, Musee d’Orsay and the Bastille to name a few. The greatest thing is the starting line as this is held on the Av. Des Champs-Elysees with the Arc de Triomphe perfectly set behind you. That would make for a great photo!

If this is your first marathon, Schneider Electric have you covered as they’ve got a few tips to make sure you cross that finish line! 

Want to see the route?

Click here to see a visual on the route you will be running!

Check out the after video of Paris Marathon 2018

How to get there:

  • Bus: lines 39, 42, and 49 – bus stop “Porte de Versailles”
  • Metro: line 12 – metro stop “Porte de Versailles”

Register for the race here:

If you’re up for taking part click here to register!

 


8. Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Marathon

 

Location: Avinguda María Cristina, Barcelona, Spain

Date: 28th April 2019.

Start: The Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon will start at 8:45 am

 

What?

With challenging hills the Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Marathon can be a tough race, however, it has received many positive reviews.

Commonly the route is different every year. Nevertheless, this Madrid Marathon will take you to many of the fantastic sites in Madrid. It will start from Plaza de Cibeles, Marathon runners will be taken through the city centre, the old town and Madrid’s residential areas, passing famous landmarks on the way, such as Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Palacio Real. Runners reach the finish line in Madrid’s beautiful Retiro Park.

This event has 3 different races, depending on your confidence level!

There is the Full Marathon which is 42km. A Half Marathon which is 21km and lastly a 10 km course.

Expo 2019!

Apart from running, there is the Expo 2019 just before the race, between the 25th – 27th April 2019, where some of the most prestigious firms, institutions and entities of the sporting world meet.

Expo details

  • Dates: April 25 and 26, 2019
  • Hours:
    • Thursday 25th April: from 10:00 to 21:00
    • Friday 26th April: from 10:00 to 24:00.
  • Price: FREE ENTRY

Check out the highlights of the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon 

Want to take part?

  • Entry Fee: € 80
  • Registration will close on the 21st of April

Ready to secure your place? Register here.

Looking for somewhere to stay?

We have a great hostel in the centre of Madrid which will give you easy access to this race and the Expo! Book Now!

 


9. The Tenerife Bluetrail

Location: Tenerife, Spain

Date: 8th June 2019.

 

What?

This is not your ordinary marathon. Rather than running on flat ground Tenerife Bluetrail offers you 5 challenging marathons through mountain terrain.

The toughest trail will take you from the south to the north coast, the hard way. Anyone who would want to register for this event would have to complete a medical report. Runners will cross the island, departing from sea level and reaching 3,550 m above sea level, the maximum that can be reached when ascending Teide’s peak. The overall distance a runner would cover would be a whopping 102km! There is also a version created to allow anyone with special needs to take part!

The 5 different marathons and their distances:

Tenerife Bluetrail is a trail running event that offers five different courses for its contestants.

  • Ultra – 102km
  • Trail – 67km
  • Maraton – 43km
  • Media – 20km
  • Reto – 8km, 3.7km and 1.2km

Check out the 2015 video of the Tenerife Bluetrail here

How to register?

Feel like you can complete the 102km trail? Or fancy taking part in one of the other easier ones?

Well, register here! Be sure to hurry the last date to register is May 17th, 2019

 


10. Dam tot Dam Loop

 

Location: Amsterdam

Date: 21-22 September 2019

 

What?

Around 50,000 runners take part in this 10-mile run that goes through Amsterdam’s city centre. If 10 miles is too much there is also a 5 mile run the night before. 15,000 runners can take part in that. The run will take you through the lit streets of Zaandam! Enjoy many DJs, bands and spectacular light shows while you run.

Some people actually do both races, so if you’re daring enough, make it a challenge to complete both races! You won’t regret it as both races offer amazing views of Amsterdam’s city and picturesque Dutch canals.

Have you seen the after movie of Dam tot Dam Loop 2018?

Want to take part?

The registration opens soon! Keep an eye here to see when it opens!

For Members Le Champion individually the registration opens on the Monday, March 18 9 am

For non-members, the registration opens on Wednesday 10 April at 7 pm

Prices:

  • 10 English Miles – €26.50
  • 5 English Miles – €29.50

 


11. Sarajevo Half Marathon

 

Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Date: The 15th of September 2019

Starting Point: In front of BBI (Shopping) Center 9 am

 

What?

The Sarajevo Half Marathon is a very young marathon having only launched in 2007! The Sarajevo half leads runners along a fast and flat course through the most scenic areas of Sarajevo. The capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina also offers several fascinating history museums which you can’t miss before or after the run.

Watch the Sarajevo Half Marathon aftermovie:

Want to run?

To take part in the half marathon you can register here

The fees to register are as follows:

  • Early bird price €20.50
  • Standard registration €28.00
  • Late registration: €46.00

The final deadline for payments is September 1st, 2019.

 


12. Lake Balaton Supermarathon

 

Location: Hungary’s famous Lake Balaton

Date: The dates for the race is March 21-24, 2019

 

What?

You might be asking yourself, what in the world is Supermartahon!?

The Lake Balaton Supermarathon is a great race for those who look for real challenges. It’s a 4-day-long event, in which the participants run about 48 km each day! That makes 196 km all together! Don’t worry if you can’t do 196 km all by yourself. You can join up in a team and take part in the race as a relay team. You can also join on the last two half days and compete in the half marathon.

Want to run?

Click here to register!

 


13. Paris to Versailles

 

Location: Starts in Paris, France and ends in Versailles, France

Date: 29th September 2019

Start: The race will start at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower. The race will start at 10 am but make sure you’re present well before that time. The race will end at the “Château de Versailles”

 

What?

This 16-kilometre race will take you through the many landmarks of 2 cites so this race should definitely be on your bucket list! The race will start by taking you through many Paris landmarks and boulevards and then will guide you towards the impressive palace at Versailles!

Why not start your Paris trip a few days early? A Village Expo will be held on the 27th and 28th of September at the Palais des Sports Robert Charpentier.

Download the map of the course 

Watch the aftermovie:

Want to run?

Registration is now open! Register now!

The fees to register are 29 € until April 14th and 35 € from April 15th. Hurry the registration will close when the limit of 25,000 is reached!

 


14. 20 kilometres de Bruxxels

 

Location: Parc du Cinquantenaire Brussels, Belgium

Date: Sunday the 19th of May 2019

Start: The race will start at 10 am. Be sure to be their early!

 

What?

A lot has happened since the very first Brussels 20km in 1980. From 4000 runners to over 40,000, this 20-kilometre race takes you through the many of the city’s parks and by many of the most remarkable buildings. When you have completed the race be sure to treat yourself to some Belgian fries, chocolates, and beers while in the city! The results of the race will be shown here 

Download the new route map.

Check out the aftermovie of 20 kilometres de Bruxxels

Want to register?

Registrations open on the 23rd March 2019 at 9 am and the price remains fixed at 25 euros

Register here.

Need somewhere to stay?

We’ve got a great location in the centre of Brussels! Why not travel early and do some exploring before your race!

Stay with us!

 


15. EL CORTE INGLES SAO SILVESTRE DE LISBOA 10K

 

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Date: 28 December 2019

 

What?

The El Corte Inglés São Silvestre de Lisboa is a 10K event held on the 28th of December 2019! We know you’re probably thinking ‘December? That will be so cold!’ Not to worry, whilst it is the coldest month of the year, Lisbon is fortunate to have a subtropical Mediterranean climate meaning the temperature is still fairly mild. You can almost describe it as the perfect ‘running weather’. The race has also been awarded the Five-Star Certification from the European Athletics. Also, The registrations fees will revert entirely towards a non-profit organisation!

Want to take part?

Tickets are not on sale just yet but keep your eyes peeled here to see when you can register!

 

 

There you have it! 15 of the top 15 marathons in Europe in 2019! Which one are you gonna take part in? Let us know!

 

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