If you love hiking, then you’ll love Europe –the continent is a home to some of the best rambling spots in the world. These five hotels offer keen trekkers with a range of exciting challenges, from high-altitude adventures to coastal trails, as well as all the creature comforts you’d want before and after a trek.
Grand Hôtel & Spa Nuxe Serre Chevalier,
A four-star retreat high in the mountains, the Grand Hôtel & Spa Nuxe Serre Chevalier is the perfect base camp for your Alpine explorations, with a pool and spa in which to soothe your weary limbs after a day in the hills. The hotel stands at 1,350m, surrounded by the peaks of the Serre Chevalier. Hundreds of miles of hiking trails leave from the hotel, while the region is full of great routes to explore, especially in the Ecrins National Park.
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Golf View Hotel & Spa, Nairn, Scotland
Occupying a historic building on the shore of the Moray Firth, the four-star Golf View Hotel & Spa is a great choice for experiencing the best of Scottish hospitality and landscape. The hotel features a spa and leisure club, and the award-winning Hickory restaurant serves up fine dining with stunning views of the coastline. The Scottish Highlands offer some of the best hiking in the UK, including the high peaks of the Cairngorms and spectacular coastal walks, including from the hotel itself.
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Le Vizzavona Hotel, Vivario, Corsica
A true hiker’s destination, Le Vizzavona Hotel on Corsica sits high in the mountains with access to thousands of kilometres of waymarked trails, including the legendary GR20 – the long-distance hiking route that crosses the island. Another landmark walk close to the hotel is the trek to the summit of Monte d’Oro, one of Corsica’s highest peaks at 2,389 metres. After a long walk on the trails, the hotel serves up authentic Corsican cooking in the restaurant and all with superb mountain views.
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Eiger Selfness Hotel, Grindelwald, Switzerland
The Bernese Overland trails are some of the finest hiking routes in all of Europe, with the legendary peaks of the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau providing a spectacular backdrop. The Eiger Selfness Hotel in Grindelwald offers a choice of rooms, suites and chalets, and from the hotel, it’s just a short distance to the start of a seemingly endless selection of trails. Once back at the hotel, unwind in the sauna and spa, and enjoy Alpine cooking in the mountain-hut themed Barry’s restaurant.
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Hotel Triglav Bled, Bled, Slovenia
From your room at the Hotel Triglav Bled you’ll have a picture-postcard view of both Lake Bled itself and the foothills of the Julian Alps. The hotel is named for the highest mountain in Slovenia, and an ascent of Triglav is a must for any experienced mountaineer. But regardless of your ability in the hills, you will love the choice of hiking trails in the region, from riverside valley walks to high altitude hikes. Return to the hotel for a relaxing dip in the pool, as well as some traditional Slovenian cooking at the Restaurant 1906.
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