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10 unforgettable breaks for nature-lovers

10 unforgettable breaks for nature-lovers

Escape the stresses of everyday life and immerse yourself with nature with these breathtaking hotels, resorts and travel companies. From luxury hotels in the Italian Dolomites to stunning scenery in the Canadian Rockies, here’s our pick of the best travel ideas to delight your senses.

Embark on a sky-high getaway

(Post Hotel & Spa)

Nestled in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, Post Hotel & Spa boasts a storied history dating back to its opening in 1942. Whether you’re an avid adventurer seeking thrilling alpine pursuits or simply yearning for moments of quiet contemplation amid nature’s grandeur, the surrounding mountains in Lake Louise offer an enchanting backdrop for every pursuit and season.

Mount Temple, with its soaring elevation of 3,543 metres, stands as a commanding presence in the Canadian Rockies, offering thrilling backcountry skiing opportunities and breathtaking panoramic views from its summit. Elsewhere, nearby Lake Louise Ski Resort boasts over 4,200 acres of skiable terrain for skiers of all levels.

Fairview Mountain, a picturesque peak rising to an elevation of 2,744 metres, provides a more accessible yet equally rewarding experience, boasting stunning vistas of Lake Louise and the surrounding snow-draped landscapes. Its well-defined trails offer a perfect blend of beauty and adventure for those exploring the area in the Spring or Summer.

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Discover the beauty of the Italian Dolomites

(Hotel am Stetteneck)

Whatever type of holiday you’re looking for, the Italian Dolomites — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — has something to offer. Ortisei lies at 4,000ft above sea level and, with around 5,000 inhabitants, is the main town of Val Gardena valley.

Directly from the centre of Ortisei, you can reach three of the Dolomites’ most famous alpine pastures — Alpe di Siusi, Resciesa and Seceda. The Classic Hotel am Stetteneck in Ortisei is the perfect base from which to discover the beauty of the area.

Founded in 1913, this historic mansion is situated in a pedestrian area, offering easy access to the cable cars, and its 25 rooms have all been furnished in authentic Tyrolean style. It features a bright swimming pool and sauna area for relaxation, while its kitchen offers local specialties from Alpine cuisine and classic Italian dishes.

Guests can explore the Dolomites hiking in summer and skiing or on a snowshoe hike in winter. Discover the beauty of the Dolomites and plan your trip today.

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