Head for the summit! Summer in the Mountains.
Too hot this summer for swimming and a beach holiday? Then setting off for the world of the Alps and mountains is a refreshing alternative. The mountain summer does not only attract experts from the field of adventure treks, high-alpine tours and mountain bike rides to far-flung mountains. Newcomers, who would otherwise spend the hot summer months lazing about close to one of the world’s oceans, will also discover joie de vivre, pleasure and relaxation for mind, body and soul in the mountains. This is because the uniqueness of the subalpine and alpine mountains lies in their diversity. There are no boring landscapes. There is nowhere else where nature has so much to offer: Glistening lakes, lush flower meadows, alpine pastures free of forests where cows, sheep and goats graze in the midday sun. Mountains with snowy-white peaks or glaciers where summer skiing can be enjoyed, resorts such as Zermatt, Engelberg, Saas Fee (CH), Kaprun (A), Zugspitze (D).
Ok, come on, how soppy do you want to get! But I will go one step further. For those holidaymakers who prefer not to spend their spare time looking for the ultimate mountain-top experience, but would prefer to go for walks or stay down in the valley: Many resorts offer spa activities where you can relax with the whole family as well as outdoor activities such as paragliding, paddling, Nordic walking, rocks for children to climb upon as well as many more activities all within easy reach. Not to mention the positive recuperative effect on mind, body and soul.
As holidays go, lazing around and relaxing amongst unique subalpine and alpine flora and fauna – with wonderful temperatures like those of a Scandinavian summer – can be delightful and have a lasting and memorable effect.
PS: Interhome offers a broad range of “holiday oases” – from the romantically secluded to the centre of the action. Find out for yourself: Interhome