Sporting events worth travelling for

There are so many great sports events going on around the world that it would be impossible to ever get to see them all – but there are some that it’s worth making the effort to see in person at least once in your life. Here we list just a few of them:

FIFA World Cup 2010 by Chris Martin (Wikipedia Commons)

The FIFA World Cup

This year, of course, all eyes are on Brazil for the World Cup. Brazil is hosting the tournament for the first time in 64 years and according to the odds at and other betting sites is also tipped to win the trophy. Those people who are making the trip to Brazil to see at least one of the games in person are bound to have an amazing time as the atmosphere will be incredible with such a passionate home crowd.

This year, the home nation is favourite to win at sites like Betfair. It may be a little late to see this year’s World Cup in person, but there’s always Russia in 2018!


For a combination of great sport and tradition, you’d find it hard to beat a day at Wimbledon. It’s not that easy to get tickets for this tennis Grand Slam though. You either have to know someone with a debenture seat, or get lucky when you put your name into the ballot for tickets. If you are picked, you then have the options to buy two tickets for the court and day that you’ve been allocated. Or you can always join The Queue, as a number of tickets are released for the day of play each day during the tournament. This year, a record may be smashed by Federer who is going for his eighth victory at Wimbledon. He’s priced at around 9/2 as joint third favourite with Betfair at the time of writing.

Finish of the Tour de France

The Tour de France always finishes with the cyclists racing up the Champs Elysées. Although the winner is usually known by this point and Betfair already has Chris Froome as favourite to win, it’s a spectacular sight – both the cyclists on the route and the thousands of people who come to the Champs Elysées to shout them home.