Do you want to travel to the mountainous terrains of Scotland just like the Celts and Picts did once upon a time? If yes, then Cairngorms is the place. It is the largest natural park of England and it is home to 5 of the 6 largest mountains in Scotland. There are 52 peak points and one of them is the best for you.
The Lünersee is situated in the Brandnertal region in Austria. It lays at a height of 1970 metres and can be easily reached with the Lünersee cable car.
This alpine lake is one of the biggest storage lakes in Vorarlberg. In 1958 a dam raised the water level by 27m, creating a reservoir to supply the power plants of Lünersee.
It’s possible to take a walk around the lake, walking time is approx. 2 hours. This is a easy walk with 150 m altitude variation.
Location: Brand, Austria.
Concealed by Alpine peaks and rolling, wooded hills, Jura—France’s smallest wine region—has long been shielded from the swarms that descend upon Burgundy to the west and Switzerland to the east. But in recent years, the Jura’s highly idiosyncratic, oxidative wines have generated explosive interest, with bottles making regular appearances on sommelier lists at U.S. restaurants like Eleven Madison Park and the French Laundry. Thanks to the newfound attention, the secret of Franche-Comté’s remote gem—a medieval-era region perfect for gourmands and nature-lovers—is out at last. Oenophiles will want to visit buzzy vineyards like Domaine André & Mirielle Tissot; co-owner Stéphane Tissot is a dynamic, progressive vintner who produces one of Jura’s famous sherry-like vin jaunes. Pair them with the Jura’s rich, rustic cuisine and the regional specialty, wheels of raw-milk Comté cheese. Burn off the calories hiking, cycling, or skiing the miles of quiet trails that arc around steep mountain ridges, shimmering lakes, and primordial waterfalls. For lodgings, turn to Les Jardins sur Glantine, a charming B&B that also produces superb natural wines. —Christopher Ross