Sport and Recreation

Harrogate shares sporting and outdoor pursuit interests with our Twinning partners, and primarily with our European friends in Luchon and Montecatini.

The main opportunities for sporting  connections cover Cycling, Tennis and Golf, plus Walking and Trekking.

There are very strong connections for cycling with Harrogate and Luchin through both the Tour dr France and the World Cycling Championshps.

Strong links have been made with Luchon’s boule club, and the Harrogate petanque club (same sport!) who visited Luchon in 2016 and 2018. The scheduled mvisit for May 2020 was cancelle due to the Corona Virus epedemic..

Harrogate Harriers have had a member participate in Luchon’s ultra marathon, the Aneto Trail. This includes a 2,000mt assent of the highest peak in The Pyrenees. Well done, Bryony Halcrow!!


golf luchonFor the more adventurous travellers, both Barrie and Wellington, both have excellent facilities.  Closer to home, both our European partners have stunning courses. We are happy to introduce you to contacts at both Clubs:


Both Luchon (hard) and Montecatini (clay) have extensive tennis facilities.

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