Travelling in the mountains offers a magical sort of experience sure to leave you refreshed and recharged in the way that, say, a city break might not. If you are looking for a serene environment to be united with nature, try a night in the refuge of a mountain hut. Get away from pollution in the city and wake up to refreshing air and natural light. No loud music, no alarms, only the birds chirping. Invigorating!
The Best Destinations for a Mountain Holiday
Spending time in nature is revitalising and is the perfect way to kick back and relax. With lake swimming, cycling, fishing, golfing, and camping, it is virtually impossible to exhaust fun activities at the cliff. There are countless places for mountain holidays around the globe offering numerous activities. Discover action-packed adventures awaiting you in the following places, some of which require a bit of distant travel, while others are surprisingly convenient to home.
Mount Olympus, Greece
Standing at around 3,000m tall, Mount Olympus is one of the most coveted destinations amongst active holidaymakers. So if you want to find yourself trekking on the highest mountain in Greece, Olympus should be high on your vacation to-do list. Once you've hiked the mountain, you can also make a detour for a bit of culture in historic Athens, or even pamper yourself on a relaxing stop at one of the Greek islands.
Mount Cook, New Zealand
To see New Zealand's highest point at 3,725m above sea level, Mount Cook is the place to go. It lies on the South Island in Wellington and provides spectacular scenery for photography. Explore this region by hiking in the remarkable mountain range or go trekking in the Milford Track.
Mount Everest, Nepal
Make memories at the highest mountain on earth set in the great Himalayas region, at the border of Tibet and China. You may think this isn't an option, as a height of 8,800m is not easy to climb for the faint-hearted. However, the base camp is fairly accessible for many travellers. Hiking to the camp can take up to 10 days.
The Rocky Mountains, Canada
Stretching across 4,800km, the Rockies traverse from Canada through the western United States. Depending on the timing of your visit, the Rockies offer a plethora of different activities. Here, you can camp in the desert in summer, do an evening climb to stargaze, or go skiing all winter long, including through early spring. For a breath-taking view, ride to Banff Gondola at the summit of Sulphur Mountain.
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