They say that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. But who on earth does not find the mountains a majestic sight? With the wonderful summer weather warming the rugged yet serene alpine landscapes, now is prime time to leave it all behind and head for the hills.
It may not surprise you to learn that we know our stuff when it comes to alpine regions. It’s kind of our forte. We want you to benefit from our mountains of experience. So scroll down! Here are 10 alpine regions that’ll rock your world this summer:
Here the season never ends! The Montafon in the Vorarlberg Alps captivates with authentic outdoor experiences and three top mountain ranges: Verwall, Rätikon and Silvretta. Between mountain and valley, you will find challenging alpine tours of all kinds – don’t forget to stop at an alpine hut at the end for a crowning finale.
2. VALLE D’AOSTA
This Italian jewel borders Switzerland and France and displays distinct influences from all three countries. The Dora Baltea river runs through the main valley and the giants Mont Blanc, Matterhorn and Monte Rosa rise up into the sky in a dominant fashion. Enjoy the magnificent panoramic views and the extraordinary routes between Italy and France.
3. LAKE LUCERNE
Enclosed by the spectacular regions Lucerne, Unterwalden, Schwyz and Uri, Lake Lucerne is one of the most spectacular destinations in Switzerland. In addition to the idyllic resorts of Weggis and Vitznau, the surrounding mountains offer wonderful opportunities for exploration!
Karwendel in Tyrol and Bavaria makes for a truly magnificent holiday destination. Experience vibrant, blooming meadows, rugged mountain peaks, rushing streams and fresh alpine air.
5. HAUTE MAURIENNE VANOISE
The upper valley of the Maurienne invites you to discover the Alps. While hiking or mountain biking, you will find marmots, glaciers and clear mountain lakes.
Stunningly beautiful with a huge range of epic mountain views. Find some wonderful areas to explore including Maria Alm, Diente and the extraordinary Mühlbach.
Host to some superb hiking and biking trails. Follow routes through gorges and valleys, over high mountain peaks and across extraordinary landscapes. Discover some of the finest panoramic views and jaw-dropping mountain lakes.
Located in the Slovenian Alps, experience the spectacle of the truly majestic Lake Bled with an impressive backdrop of the Julian Alps.
9. THE DOLOMITES
Almost no introduction is needed! The Dolomites are a wonderfully diverse, and histrionically rich area. Visit ancient castles and historic sites, as you experience some of Europe’s greatest mountains.
The landscape of the Tyrolean Alpine Valley is a truly impressive sight. Glittering with hospitality huts and cabins, you’ll never be stuck without a supply of delicious local cheese and beer!
Whether you’re hiking, cross-country skiing, climbing or biking – with Outdooractive you’re perfectly equipped for all your outdoor adventures in any of these ten amazing places.