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These days vacations are not just for lounging—they’re opportunities for truly dedicated athletes to hone their skills. This fall, running, cycling and tennis devotees have the chance to indulge their passion with these three luxe athletic training vacations, which promise access to experts in three of the world’s most beautiful locales.
- Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, celebrated running coach Eric Orton (Born to Run) and Hotel Terra and Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa have partnered to launch a four-day running camp in the Teton Mountains of Wyoming. From September 10 to 13, participants will receive personalized coaching from Orton on trail running and training in world-class terrain. Campers should be able to run a minimum of two to three hours comfortably upon arrival. $899; runningwitheric.com.
- The Viceroy Snowmass (130 Wood Rd.;970-923-8000; viceroyhotelsandresorts.com) partners with sports concierge service Pros in Motion (aspenprosinmotion.com) all year-round to create custom itineraries for its guests, but there’s no better time than autumn to hop on a bike in Colorado. Bespoke private packages can include guided road or mountain bike tours complemented by post-ride clinics and massages, as well as gourmet picnics and protein breakfasts. Rooms start at $175; biking packages start at $611 a day.
- From November 18 to 22, Rosewood Little Dix Bay (Lee Rd.; 284-495-5555; rosewoodhotels.com) in Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands hosts The Legends Camp, a five-day tennis clinic taught by renowned tennis pros Wayne Bryan, Murphy Jensen and Brad Gilbert. The package includes transportation to Richard Branson’s Necker Island to watch tennis stars Björn Borg, Boris Becker, Kim Clijsters and others compete at the Necker Cup Charity Exhibition and entrance to the “End of the World” charity dinner, auction and party. Starts at $7,645; 800-376-0975; premiertennis.com.