10 best places for a winter holiday in Europe
• 10 best places for winter vacations in Europe
With the arrival of winter cold many dream to go somewhere warm, sunny edge, closer to the sea. However, the winter - this is not necessarily a bad thing, on the contrary, it is the perfect excuse for a trip to picturesque places whose beauty is fully revealed only in the cold season. Especially opportunities for winter recreation offered by the European countries. So, we present you the ten best places to visit in the winter.
1. Peninsula Snæfellsnes, Iceland.
One of the most beautiful places in Iceland. In addition to the stunning scenery, there is also a National Park and cave Vatnskhetlir Snæfellsjökull, whose age is 8000 years. By the way, the peninsula Snæfellsnes - exactly the place where the plot of the book by Jules Verne began the journey to the center of the Earth.
2. The resort Alpe di Siusi, Italy.
Unique landscapes of the Dolomites, cozy mountain hotels, a variety of trails for skiing, snowboarding and sledding - it has everything you need for a full-fledged winter holidays.
3. The resort Åre, Sweden.
Åre Ski Resort consists of four villages: Duved, Åre Bru, Ore-Bjorn and Tegefell. The complex is located about 100 km of slopes with a height difference of 900 meters. In addition, tourists can ride on a reindeer.
4. Resort La Massana, Andorra.
La Massana is located just 7 kilometers from the capital of Andorra. Apart from skiing or skateboarding, there are SPA-centers, cozy restaurants mountain cuisine and a disco.
5. The mountain village Vals, Switzerland.
Mountain village with a musical called Waltz located at an altitude of 1250 meters above sea level. The village of Vals is famous for its traditional architecture and spectacular Alpine scenery. Nearby is the thermal SPA-complex Vals Thermal Rock Spa.
6. The Cotswolds, UK.
This is an amazingly beautiful place located in the territory of the counties of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, a couple of hours drive from London. Cotswolds is known primarily for the fact that this is where the shooting took place many adaptations of Agatha Christie, as well as some scenes from "Harry Potter."
7. The resort Courchevel, France.
One of the best ski resorts in the French Alps, is characterized by a diverse and well-prepared slopes. There are many first-class hotels, night clubs and cafes with live music.
8 Tyrol, Austria.
Avtriysky region, famous for its ski resorts, pristine nature and numerous architectural attractions, such as castles and ancient monasteries.
9. Aschau im Chiemgau, Germany.
The resort, located in Bavaria, at an altitude of 620 meters above sea level. Trails Aschau im Chiemgau are perfect for both beginners and more experienced skiers. Also in the Aschau im Chiemgau is an ancient castle Hoenashau.
10. Pamporovo, Bulgaria.
The southernmost and sunniest winter resort in Europe is characterized developed tourist infrastructure and the presence of eight ski trails of international standard.