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search for unique mountain destinations takes us to Carinthia
in Austria, Davos in Switzerland and Liate Wote in Ghana. For
those of you who are seeking some memorable holidays away from
the classic sun, sea and sand destinations, prepare to be mesmerised
by the beautiful scenery and the wonders of nature.
three destinations have something special about them but there
is definitely one common streak to all three – the joys
of cycling… read more
in the heart of nature, Carinthia the only destination
that calls its lakes “seas” has a quaint selection
of countryside hotels offering packages that allow you
to have an alpine break; with an opportunity to appreciate
outdoor activities. Carinthia is perfect for anyone, in
so far as they enjoy outdoor activities.
With all nature’s spoils at its disposal, Carinthia
is ideal for a family vacation, fits the bill for a surprise
on a romantic holiday and offers lots of challenges for
the adrenalin junkie. Austria and South Tyrol have 24
Naturidyll hotels, so even if you were not heading to
Carinthia, you can still find a Naturidyll hotel somewhere
else in Austria. Most of these hotels are gurus when it
comes to logistics, and have thought of almost everything
you will need on a holiday; they accept dogs; provide
for one parent families; they have play areas and fun
packed activities for an ideal family holiday.
Sticking to Carinthia, I would say that the adrenalin
junkie would find an ally in Carinthia; if you travel
into Carinthia by air, mesmerising scenery greeting
you at the airport itself is a welcoming treat to nature.
Even if you are a loner, you can still visit Carinthia
and enjoy some peaceful nature on your own. The locals
are so friendly that you are bound to come back with
some new friends.
to stay in Carinthia
Nestled in between mountains, Green award-winning Hotel
Kuerschner is a delightful gem. Managed by nineth
generation fit and enthusiastic Barbara Klauß;
the team at Hotel Kuerschner personally ensure that
you feel at home. The 240 year-old hotel has a little
paradise garden of more than 12.000m² considered
to be the most beautiful hotel garden in Carinthia.
It has a Rose pond, blooming bushes and guests can relax
in the open air pavilion or in the Rosarium. Tradition
is important to the Carintians and Barbara Klauss, goes
about her day’s work in a traditional Austrian
hotel has packages that cover everything from healthy eating
and weight-loss activities for men and women, a kindergarten,
guided hiking tours, guided bicycle tours, spa and gym activities
and lots more.
Schlanke Gasse 74, A-9640 Kötschach-Mauthen - Tel. +43
4715 2590 - Email:email@example.com
Hotel at the Weisensee
to the Weissensee in Carinthia is a must and where better
to stay than at the Naturidyll
Only 3 minutes walk away from arguably one of the most
spectacular lakes in the world, fourth generation Imgard
and Hans-Peter Eder have followed the family tradition
and continue to offer guests a warm and comfortable accommodation
within the magnificent mountain scenery leading to a private
beach where swimming, picnics, fishing and everything
nature asked for, happens. The hotel has sunny patio and
conservatory overlooking the lake; a health and wellness
facilities offering massages, treatments, beauty baths,
sauna, Jacuzzi tub, spacious relaxation areas, and a fully
equipped gym. If you had to stay in at the Regitnig, you
could still work up a sweat on the in-house tennis court
before taking advantage of the fully-equipped spa with
four different saunas.
can do anything from walking, swimming, cycling, Nordic
walking, jogging and running, skiing, cross-country
skiing, ice skating, and winter walking more.
Summer has its own particular charm at the Weisensee,
especially when Imgard and her team pack up a delicious
picnic for guests to enjoy while floating gently on
the Weissensee pleasure raft. This is the solace where
you can enjoy stories about the most untouched biotopes
in Austria and follow the trail of bears, lynx and bearded
If trekking is your thing, a tour on horseback or on
foot takes you up to the unspoiled alpine pastures with
a fantastic view over Lake Weissensee.
Techendorf 33 , A-9762 Techendorf - Tel. +43-4713-22
25 - www.hotel-regitnig.at
- How to get to there
air, road or train.
Travelling by air
is probably the cheaper option and from the UK for example,
there several flights into Austria. For Carinthia, there are
frequent flights from London Stansted to Klagenfurt where the
airport’s spectacular view would really make you feel
better way to explore Austria than travelling through the stunning
mountain scenery, lush alpine meadows, historic towns and picturesque
villages on the reliable and comfortable Austrian train service
offering a real value for money.
is a spectacular roller coaster time for bikers in Davos,
here to watch the experience
6 km long. It descends 600 height metres. With 200 banked
bends, jumps and waves. The Gotschna freeride piste
to Klosters. From 2 July, the latest attraction in the
Davos Klosters mountain-bike paradise will be open for
all freeriders. And a bike park opens in Davos at the
same time. Earthmoving machines were taken up to below
the Gotschna aerial cableway in autumn last year, to
prepare the terrain before Davos Klosters mountain rail
and cableways built the actual freeride piste this spring.
Attractions include 50 banked curves that a biker with
a good technique can master without braking.
than 30 tables, flattened-out mounds of earth with steep
approaches, have been heaped up. The combinations of
high jumps, tough waves and even vertical curves are
strictly for experienced freeriders. The Gotschna freeride
piste stands out from the rest for its constant flow
and great biking over the moderately steep terrain from
Gotschnaboden down to the bottom station of the Gotschna
park in Färich
The Färich Adventure Park is set out in splendid
woodland at the entrance to the Flüela Valley.
A rope park was constructed here last summer and this
insiders’ tip has since become a meeting place
for local people, climbers and families. A bike park
has now been created under the age-old trees. The stretches
are designed to be fun for beginners as well as experienced
bikers. The park can be used free of charge for those
with their own bikes and protectors, helmets and dirt
bikes can be hired on the spot.
is located in West Africa. It is bordered by Côte
d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to the west, Burkina Faso to
the north, Togo to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea
to the south. The word Ghana means "Warrior King"
and is derived from the ancient Ghana Empire. Liate
Wote which is fast becoming the nature lovers’
destination for the travellers to Ghana, is home to
Mount Afadjato, the highest point in Ghana and the
Tagbo Falls, considered to be one of the most spectacular
Water falls in Ghana.
Opening soon in Liate Wote is Liate
Lodges and Farms promising
to be the premier destination in Ghana for nature
lovers, adrenalin junkies and those seeking some undisturbed
vacation among a spectacular view of luscious mountains.
Officially known as the Republic of Ghana, the country
has been declared The World's Fastest Growing Economy
in 2011 in an economic research led by Economy Watch
with data coming from the IMF's tracker of GDP Growth
in constant prices in the national currency (not converted
to US dollars). With an economic growth of about 20.146
% for the year 2011, Ghana's growth rate stands ahead
of the rest of the world in economic growth and ahead
of the next eleven fastest growing economies in the
world by 2011 with Qatar following second as fastest
growing in the world with an estimated growth rate
of 14.337 % for 2011.
Other alpine resorts
include Fernie Alpine
Resort and the Kimberly
you know where you passport is?
an eye on your passport
It will be great if you do because the
Identity and Passport Service (IPS) and the UK Government
have revealed figures which show that more than 60,000
British travellers reported their passport lost or stolen
abroad between April 2009 and March 2010. The Service
replaced more than 279,000 passports that were lost or
stolen in the UK or abroad between April 2009 and March
2010. Of that total, more than 60,000 passports were lost
or stolen abroad. Since 2002, a total of 2.2 million passports
have been replaced by IPS. Interestingly, the IPS also
says that 83 per cent of people say they always store
their passport in a safe place...read