Monday, 21 November 2016

Top 5 walking resorts in Europe

INGHAMS is one of the UK's leading specialist tour operators with over 80 years of operating Ski and Lakes & Mountains holidays, born out of Walter Ingham's enduring passion for ski, ski mountaineering and walking.

This is their list of the top 5 resorts for walking in Europe to help you plan ahead.

Best for Families - Hinterglemm, Austria: located in the scenic Glemm Valley, Saalbach and Hinterglemm offers 400km of stunning well-marked paths surrounded by rolling hills and countryside.

Best for Scenery - Merano, Italy: Merano, is a small town in northern Italy which offers Alpine landscapes and a Mediterranean climate, it provides fantastic walking opportunities from strolling to trekking surrounded by orchards and vineyards and extraordinary scenery.

Best for a Challenge - Zermatt, Switzerland: Zermatt has become one of Switzerland’s most iconic destinations. Its stunning mountain ranges are home to a range of challenging walks. The two and a half hour and half ‘Matterhorn Trail’ takes walkers from the lake at Schwarzsee and the ‘Mary in the Snow’ chapel back to Zermatt via Stafelap and Furi.

Best for Beginners - Kranjska Gora, Slovenia: located a few minutes’ drive from both the Austrian and Italian borders, the small village is surrounded by the magnificent scenery of the Julian Alps and the Karawanke Mountain peaks.

Best for Self-guided walks - Chamonix, France: take advantage of the Chamonix Valley Card and Mont Blanc Multipass which offers free use of local buses and trains plus reductions on many other services. With free use of buses and local trains, walkers in Chamonix can make the most of the area’s self-guided walking programme.

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