There are many ways to explore the many natural wonders of the world, but one of the purest means of reaching the most picturesque of landscapes is on your humble two feet. These five hotels are perfect for relaxing and rejuvenating after experiencing some of the most beautiful walks our planet has to offer.
Camelot Castle Hotel, Tintagel, England
Following the coastlines of Devon and Cornwall, the entire length of the 630-mile South West Coastal Path is full of stunning scenery, from tall rugged cliffs to wild windswept beaches. A particularly picturesque stretch is between Boscastle and Tintagel, at the end of which you'll reach the Camelot Castle Hotel just a few steps from the path. Once inside this cliff-top hotel, which offers superb views up and down the coast from its rooms and terrace, rest your weary legs while enjoying a pint or a meal in its Golden Age Bar and Irina's Restaurant.
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Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage, Interlaken, Switzerland
The Swiss Alps are absolutely packed with some of the finest hill walking in Europe. One of the best is the single-day hike of Faulhornweg, a high mountain trail that offers amazing views of iconic peaks, including the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Interlaken is a great base from which to walk the Faulhornweg and other nearby trails, and there you can pamper yourself at the Linder Grand Hotel Beau Rivage with its range of five-star facilities and services including two top-class restaurants and a luxury spa.
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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Canada
The Rocky Mountains provide the backdrop to the crystal-clear waters of Lake Louise, and once you strike out into this landscape you'll find fantastic walks including the trail to the Plain of the Six Glaciers. Located at the head of the lake, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise has long been a popular choice for adventurous travellers - and the starting point for many of the hiking trails. This four-star hotel offers you the chance to relax in the hot tub or spa, and recharge in one of three bars and eight restaurants.
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Cathedral Peak Hotel, Giant's Castle Game Reserve, South Africa
The starting point for one of South Africa's most picturesque walks is the Cathedral Peak Hotel, from where you can strike out into the Drakensberg Mountains, following the trail to the top of Cathedral Peak itself. After a full day of walking, the hotel is the perfect place to unwind while still surrounded by the wonderful Drakensberg scenery. This four-star hotel features a golf course, tennis courts, and an outdoor pool, as well as spa treatments and a restaurant serving local specialties.
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explora Patagonia, Torres Del Paine, Chile
If there is a must-see for outdoor enthusiasts in the wilds of Chilean Patagonia it is the jagged peaks of the Torres Del Paine, the end destination for a fantastic walk taking in mountains, lakes, glaciers and all manner of birdlife along the way. Base yourself at the explora Patagonia, a lakeside resort in the Torres Del Paine National Park, with its hot tubs, indoor pool, sauna, bar and restaurant, all surrounded by the beautiful mountain scenery.
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