Iran Sports & Activities
Watersports: Water-skiing facilities are available
at the Karadj Dam near Tehran. Hotel swimming pools are open to non-residents
and an entrance fee is charged. Fishing: Many streams are well stocked with
trout including the Djaje-Rud, the Karadje and the Lar. The dammed lakes
of the Karadje River and the Sefid Rud are also filled with fish. The Caspian
Sea is another good choice, with large numbers of bream, mullet, salmon
Wintersports: The skiing season is from January to March
in the Alborz Mountains. Resorts include Abe Ali, 62km (38 miles) east
of Tehran; the Noor Slope, 71km (44 miles) from the capital; Shemshak,
59km (37 miles) from Tehran, and Dizine near the town of Gatchsar. Equipment
for hire and all the usual winter sports facilities are available.
Other: Horseracing meetings are held at the Park-e-Mellat,
Tehran. Polo matches are played at the polo grounds on the Karadj road
out of Tehran. Iran Air operate trekking and climbing package holidays,
which can be booked at any of their offices throughout the world. Some
hotels have tennis courts and instruction is available at the Amjadieh
Sports Centre in Tehran. There are several horse riding clubs, particularly
in Tehran. There is an 18-hole golf course in Tehran affiliated to the
Hilton Hotel on Valiye Asr Avenue.
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