Dragon boat racing is an excellent fun team-building activity and can easily be incorporated into a company weekend away in many European cities throughout the year.
We can also provide a number of our other land-based team building activities from our It’s a Knockout to a Medieval Day or the Krypton Maze.
We are happy to make all the arrangements for you including flights, accommodation and conference or just provide the activities to suit your requirements.
Either way we will ensure your conference and activity in Europe is both unique and memorable!
Dragon boat racing venues in Europe
Easy to reach from the UK and with great hotel and conference facilities, Amsterdam is a superb city destination for a conference and event overseas. To compliment your event, why not try dragon boat racing on one of the city’s beautiful canals as the perfect corporate team building activity in Amsterdam.
If you fancy taking your company conference somewhere a bit different then Athens is the place for you. You and your colleagues can relax amidst the ancient history of this city and it probably won’t even feel like you’re working! To take on the Athenian battle spirit, why not try dragon boat racing as your conference activity in Athens?
There could hardly be a better place to spur innovation at your company conference than the eclectic city that is Barcelona. The home of Gaudi and with a lovely climate all year round, Barcelona is deservedly one of the most popular conference destinations in Europe and what better activity to combine with your meeting than dragon boat racing on the Olympic course?
Despite having suffered badly during the World Wars, Mechelen maintains many of its historic buildings which makes it an inspiring place for your conference and event in Belgium. Having hosted several world championships, Hazewinkel is the perfect location to combine a meeting with dragon boat racing in Belgium.
There are a number of fantastic recommended hotel and conference venues in Dublin that provide an ideal base for a meeting and event in Ireland. Dublin is easily reached from anywhere in the UK via the city’s airport and is the perfect location for many of our corporate team building activities in Ireland from a treasure hunt to dragon boat racing on the River Liffey.
As the centre for international diplomacy, there could hardly be a more appropriate venue than Geneva for your conference and event in Switzerland. As ‘the capital of peace’, hopefully you won’t be falling out in the boardroom and you can save all that pent-up energy for battling it out with colleagues dragon boat racing on Lake Geneva beneath the famous fountain.
Schwerin has been a regional centre of power since the twelfth century and is surrounded by picturesque lakes. With well known hotel chains offering excellent conference facilities in the city and with lakes conveniently situated in the centre of town, Schwerin is a fantastic location for your meeting with dragon boat racing in Germany.
Located on the River Elbe and with superb conference facilities, have you thought of organising your conference with dragon boat racing in Hamburg for a change? If you are looking for an incentive activity in Germany, this could provide the ideal location.
If you don’t fancy going too far from home, Jersey is a superb conference and event destination. With frequent flights and ferries, Jersey is easily accessed from the UK mainland even for just a day trip and, as the home of more than 33,000 registered companies, there are plenty of conference venues in beautiful locations.
With a wide variety of conference venues that vary in style and capacity, Limerick can almost certainly accommodate you if you are looking for somewhere to base your company event with activity in Ireland. Dragon boat racing on Lough Derg is the perfect corporate team building activity in Limerick to follow a conference or as a stand-alone activity.
Prague, Czech Republic
With inexpensive and frequent flights available and abundant hotel and conference facilities, Prague is one of the best conference and incentive destinations in Europe. Situated on the Vltava River, no other corporate team building activity compares with paddling a dragon boat under the famous Charles Bridge.
Boasting many great conference venues within easy reach of the famous Laghetto Dell ‘Eur, Rome is a great place to harness the power of the Romans within your team and have a go at dragon boat racing! Rome’s history spans more than two and a half thousand years and is guaranteed to provide an inspiring location for your conference and event in Italy.
With a history dating back two thousand years, taking in conquests from the Romans to Arabic Moors and culminating in a Spanish re-conquest in the thirteenth century, Seville has become the cultural and financial capital of Southern Spain as each conquering group has left a little taster of their culture within the city. When you couple this cultural history with some superb conference facilities and a great dragon boat racing venue at Club Nautico do Sevilla on the Guadalquiver River, it is not difficult to see why Seville is one of the most popular European cities for a conference and event.
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From 18 for a company team building exercise to over 1000 racing in a dragon boat regatta. Traditional 40’ boats accommodate 12 to 16 paddlers plus a drummer, 30’ boats seat 8 to 10 paddlers plus a drummer
Any relatively still river, lake, reservoir, canal, dock, sheltered harbour, marina etc. with good access. We have a comprehensive list of suitable venues in Europe
Gable Events will provide the dragon boats, ancillary equipment, professional safety cover, buoyancy vests, BDA qualified race officials and helms, BDA permit, medals and trophy for the winning crew(s), PA system and race commentary, race schedule and computerized results, event control unit, authentic Chinese venue decoration, £5m public liability insurance and professional event management. Optional extras include Chinese lion dance, catering & themed entertainment, photographer/video crew, client name/logo on boats, supporting activities and event infrastructure eg marquees, furniture, toilets etc