Iran’s extraordinary diversity in climate and terrain – from majestic mountain ranges, lush valeys and dense forests to vast deserts and s long coastline – offers wide-ranging opportunities for sports enthusiasts and visitors seeking active yet adventurous holidays. 

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You might have heard of Iran’s football team qualifying for the 2018 WorldCup in Russia or Iran’s success in Volleyball and wrestling in international tournaments. But few visitors know about other sporting and active holiday opportunities here. 

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What adventurous activities does Iran offer to visitors?

Iran offers great hiking, trkking and mountain climbing options. There’s also scuba diving, surfing, white water rafting, river canoeing and even golf courses for those who are seeking to experience some excitement here! 

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Iran’s winters offer fantastic skiing on approximately 22 ski slopes around the country. Dizin, for example, is an internationally recognized resort and is one of the 40 highest slopes in the world.

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Around 60 km north of Tehran, Mount Damavand is among Iran’s best known hiking destinations.  The near-perfect cone-shaped and dormant volcano is the highest summit in the Middle East and has a special place in Iran’s history, folklore and literature. Elsewhere, numerous hiking routes to suit all levels weave through the Alborz and Zagros mountain ranges plus other smaller and more isolated ranges.

Around 60 km north of Tehran, Mount Damavand is among Iran’s best known hiking destinations.  The near-perfect cone-shaped and dormant volcano is the highest summit in the Middle East and has a special place in Iran’s history, folklore and literature. Elsewhere, numerous hiking routes to suit all levels weave through the Alborz and Zagros mountain ranges plus other smaller and more isolated ranges.

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Here at Land of Turquoise domes, we have designed several unusual and unique itineraries for adventurious holidays in Iran. Contact us for more details or to discuss options for more specialist or bespoke active tours with our experts.