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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 11/26/12 -- Tenerife has long been a firm favourite for British holidaymakers seeking guaranteed sunshine all year round. Its near tropical setting off the North African coast ensures wonderful warmth throughout the winter, while the Atlantic Ocean provides a cooling respite from the harsh heat of midsummer.
But it's not just sun-worshippers who come flocking to Tenerife: it is also rapidly becoming the destination of choice for sporting enthusiasts and fitness fanatics too. The island's mountainous terrain offers keen cyclists, hikers and climbers the perfect setting to indulge their pastime amid rugged volcanic surroundings and spectacular clifftop views. Mount Teide National Park, close to Costa Adeje, is just one of many stunning locations to explore by bike or on foot for an invigorating session steeped in natural beauty.
This enviable topography has been known to make the island an ideal training ground for some of Britain's top athletes. Indeed, the same reliable weather that appeals to sun- seekers is also perfect for elite athletes who know they can count on near perfect conditions week in week out throughout their training regime.
As with most islands, Tenerife also boasts a wide range of adrenaline-fuelled water sports, with the crystal-clear waters and perfect waves off Playa de Las Americas appealing to surfers, kite boarders and scuba divers alike.
And if you're looking for a sporting pursuit with a more leisurely pace, then why not play a round of golf at one of the island's many top rated courses? There are nine to choose from, including Golf Costa Adeje and Golf Las Americas, which have both hosted international competitions.
But that's not all: the island is also home to some of its own native sports, including palo canario - a martial art fought with sticks, Canarian wrestling and bola canaria - a more sedate sport that is similar in nature to boules.
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