Whether your personal nirvana is hiking, cycling or golf, the Swiss Alps region of Crans-Montana has what you crave. Walking routes allow plenty of time to fully enjoy the remarkable scenery. A total of 198 miles of signposted paths and trails makes it easy to plan routes through vineyards, meadows, forests and historic villages. The region’s website offers a walking route planner that allows for partial-day walks or extended multiday routes.
Adventure hiking along a wide selection of trails of varying difficulty can be arranged for solo walkers or groups, with or without guides. Choose a glacier hike, a yak-supported expedition or a hike at Alpine Sports School in the company of Tutu the St. Bernard.
Canyoning and rafting with professional guides allows access to mountain paths and whitewater rivers. Experienced climbers can opt for climbing at Via Ferrata. Tennis and horseback riding are available to all skill levels, with introductory lessons and guided treks through the dazzling Alpine landscape. There’s even an adventure park in the trees at Fun Forest, where you can test your balance and skills on one of the eight aerial courses set among the tree canopy near Lac de la Moubra.
New this year, Migros Hiking Sounds (June 18 and 19) melds hiking with open-air concerts and performances by famous artists. The artists will take to various stages at locations throughout the hiking region.
Golf enthusiasts have the choice of the public course at NOAS or the 18-hole Severiano Ballesteros and nine-hole Jack Nicklaus courses at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club, home to the 2022 Omega European Masters competition, Aug. 25–28.
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ToursbyLocals, the private tour marketplace connecting travelers with certified local guides for customizable tour experiences, conducted a proprietary travel survey to determine travel trends for 2023. The company features more than 44,000 guides in almost 200 countries, allowing a comprehensive study to reveal what’s in store for next year.
Hyatt recently announced plans to open more than 20 luxury and lifestyle hotels and resorts in Latin America and the Caribbean through 2024. Some of these new openings include expansion of Hyatt brands into new markets.
When American travelers make plans to visit Portugal, Lisbon is usually their first stop.
Hotelier Ash welcomes its fourth hotel, Ulysses, to its collection. Situated in Mount Vernon, Baltimore, the 116-room hotel features an all-day café and late-night drinking parlor. The new hotel lies within the historic, nine-story Latrobe Building, a former 1912 apartment building with an early Italian Renaissance design. The hotel earns its name, Ulysses, from a ship that brought Bavarian immigrants to Baltimore at the turn of the century. The name also pays homage to James Joyce’s legendary and revolutionary novel and to the Greek hero, Odysseus.
Sonesta International Hotels Corporation unveiled enhancements to its meeting and events offerings through new and expanded partnerships.
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Norwegian Cruise Line recently announced a beverage partnership with iconic drink brand Coca-Cola. Norwegian Prima will be the line’s first ship in its fleet to carry Coca-Cola products as its official drink. The remaining Norwegian Cruise Line ships will implement Coca-Cola beverages by the end of December.