SwimTrek.com: Swimming Adventure Holidays


It all started back in 2000 when SwimTrek’s founder, Simon Murie wanted to celebrate his 30th birthday. He took himself off to Turkey to attempt to cross the fabled Hellespont which divides Europe from Asia and was made famous in Greek mythology by Hero & Leander and later by the poet Byron.What with this area being heavily militarised, it took Simon almost a week to get all the permissions in place and just over an hour to actually swim it! This huge imbalance between administration and swimming gave Simon the idea that there surely must be other swimmers who want to do all these great swims but don’t have the time to organise everything. Hence SwimTrek created a new branch of activity travel.