Whether it’s a gentle stroll through Alpine scenery or a more rigorous mountain walk that takes your fancy this summer, Austria’s Hohe Tauern National Park is a paradise for walkers, offering picture postcard landscapes and the chance to spot wildlife such as the ibex and golden eagle.
And if you’re looking for that idyllic bolt hole, why not try the Hoteldorf Grüner Baum (www.hoteldorf.com), which is located between the park’s edge and the spa town of Bad Gastein near Salzburg in Austria. This stylish hotel does the hard work for you, arranging guided hikes, Nordic walking and gourmet picnics, and has a thermal pool where you can relax at the end of the day after your trek.
If you’re just looking for a stress busting weekend break, take a look at British Airways’ offer (www.ba.com/salzburg +44 0844 493 0758) of a two night stay in this comfortable hotel with breakfast from £379 per person. The price includes return flights to Salzburg from London Gatwick for departures during September.
With Austria not rumoured to be cheap, not only is this a good price, but flying BA gives you allocated seats and you don’t have to squeeze all your luggage into an overnight bag. It makes the perfect late summer break!