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Father’s Day away! – Sunday 17th June

This year, to honour that special parental bond, why not consider taking dad away for a break? June is a fabulous time of the year to travel, just before the summer rush and with great weather in many parts of the world.

Father’s Day (a celebration honouring fatherhood held on the third Sunday in June) started in 1910 in the USA. However, cultures all over the world celebrate it at different times ranging from February (in Russia) through to December (in Bulgaria). In Thailand, the date is actually variable since it depends on the king’s birthday!

Here are some activities the Flexicover Team recommend for you and your dad to indulge in!

Fishing on Lake Nassar, Egypt

If dad loves fishing then one great idea would be to combine his favourite hobby with a holiday abroad. Head to Southern Egypt to enjoy fishing for unknown species and explore a new country in one fell swoop! Lake Nasser is the world’s largest man-made lake, regarded as one of the best freshwater fishing experiences with 32 different species of fish including the Nile perch and the tiger fish. For great fishing, gorgeous weather and spectacular scenery, Egypt’s tranquillity and natural beauty are amazing! Dad will be delighted.

SkyJump in Las Vegas, USA

If sporting dad is also an adrenaline junkie, then he’ll love the Stratosphere sky jump! This is the highest controlled freefall in the world and in an urban environment no less. He will jump from the 108th floor of the Stratosphere Tower, 855 feet above the Las Vegas strip! It is an incredible experience. Try it by day, night or both! There are plenty of other things to do in Las Vegas too, from trying your luck in a casino to catching a fantastic show – dad is bound to be a big kid again!

Golf in Murcia, Spain

The sunny region of Murcia is a popular golf destination and with a large number of fabulous courses to choose from, you can experience a full range of playing experiences. The golfing great Jack Nicklaus has designed several of the courses in the area, designated as the Nicklaus Golf Trail and should probably be on every golf aficionado’s “to do” list! Murcia itself is a beautiful city, perfect for relaxation, and with over 300 days of sunshine a year, makes for a great break away for you and dad. With over thirty courses/resorts to choose from, a short break here should be fun! Give dad one more opportunity for that elusive hole-in-one!

Grindelwald-Männlichen Cableway, Switzerland

The mountain towns of Grindelwald (3,094ft/943m) and Männlichen (7,316ft/2,230m) in the Swiss Alps are linked by one of the longest aerial cable car rides in the world and the longest one in Europe at 6.2km in length! The cableway was designed to ensure access to the snow-sure and sheltered skiing offered in the Männlichen region. This is a spectacular 30 minute journey with breath-taking views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains; dad will beam with delight with a ride on this journey!

Cycling in the Loire Valley, France

For a few days in fresh air and sunshine with plenty of exercise, wheeling your way through the scenic Loire Valley would take some beating! Enjoy crisp wines and see some of the most splendid châteaux whilst you cycle along country lanes and riverside paths with dad in tow. Whether you choose a long weekend or even a full week, you can enjoy rural France at its best, full of beautiful landscapes, gorgeous rustic towns and fabulous food – best for bonding with dad.

Beer in Belgium

And for beer enthusiast dads, consider Belgium and its brewing traditions for your time out! The country has long been considered a powerhouse of the craft beer industry with over 170 breweries producing a huge range of drinks, from blonde beers to fruit lambics and imperial stouts to the famous Trappist beers, carefully brewed by monks to age-old recipes. Spend a weekend in any Belgian city, do some sightseeing and relax with dad in a beer café to sample some of over 1,000 different varieties the country produces. Just make sure he drinks responsibly!

If you are lucky enough to travel abroad for Father’s Day, then you and dad may need a helping hand from Flexicover Direct, the travel insurance specialist, committed to providing the highest level of service to ensure that you are safe and secure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year when away.

If you are travelling soon, have a great trip!