What could be more perfect than experiencing the breathtaking views of the Colorado Rockies, Swiss Alps or villages in Greece? Our Collection members offer hiking tours that ensure a lifetime of memories. From interactive walking safaris in Tanzania to guided culinary hikes, we’ve rounded up the top 6 hiking trails for nature enthusiasts to enjoy with JG Black Book.
1. Booth Falls at The Sonnenalp
Summer is one of the best times of the year to take in the breathtaking views of Vail Valley, and what better way to experience them than with Sonnenalp? Located in the picturesque Vail Valley, Sonnenalp offers in-house hiking tours exclusively to their guests. Check out the Booth Falls trail that leads to dramatic views of the 60-foot waterfall. And if you walk just a bit further past the falls, Switzerland-like flowered meadows await. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a picturesque picnic before descending back down.
2. Herbal Hike at The Chedi Andermatt
This summer, experience the Swiss Alps like never before with an Herbal Hike at The Chedi Andermatt. Hiking enthusiasts and foodies can embark on an all-day adventure that offers truly unique culinary highlights! While walking, reach out and taste the wild spinach, black cumin, carline thistles, blueberries and mountain cranberries that are encountered along the trail. What’s better than enjoying all that mother nature has to offer?
3. The Oberer Schafberg at Giardino Mountain
Giardino Mountain is taking guests where the air feels fresher than ever – the sky above St. Moritz! Follow the footsteps of the famous artist, Giovanni Segantini, to one of the most beautiful vantage points in Switzerland – The Segantini Hut. The journey is quite spectacular, as guests will travel 2731 meters above sea level on the Oberer Schafberg. When nothing but the whistles of the marmots are heard, guests will know they’ve arrived.
4. Safaris at Azura Retreats
No matter which of Azura Retreats’ hotels guests visit, they will find there is plenty to explore on foot. At Azura Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, guests can enjoy a walking safari where they will have the chance to encounter the ‘little five’. At Azura Quilalea Private Islands, gaze up towards the sky in wonder at the more than 50 giant baobabs that have stood there for centuries. If it’s an adventure that involves sand between the toes, a stroll along the white sandy beaches of Azura Benguerra Island is exactly what seaside vacation dreams are made of. Located within a marine national park, the environment is pristine and packed with diverse marine life.
5. Walking Safaris with Elewana Collection
Elewana Collection is thrilled to announce it has added a number of new trails for its guests to explore! At Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp, guests can view the low-impact high-action game in a landscape that has been untouched since the dawn of time on foot. Guests will be accompanied by a professional walking Safari Guide whose knowledge of local flora, fauna, culture, and history is unmatched. Guests will get closer to nature and explore the beauty of the Serengeti while marveling at the overlooked smaller species, insects, plants and tracks left by animals, which can be easy to miss on a game drive. A walking safari with Elewana Collection offers guests the opportunity to experience the surrounding ecosystem in a truly unique way.
6. Fira-Oia Trail at Andronis Concept
Ready to explore the stunning landscape of Santorini, seek out a spot to enjoy a peaceful sunrise, or experience the edge of a supervolcano that inspired the myth of Atlantis? Then join Andronis Concept with a hiking tour along the Fira-Oia Trail. Guests will enjoy breathtaking views all along the caldera cliffs and walk through the colorful villages of Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, and Oia. For those who are keen to connect inward, enjoy Andronis Concept’s “Hiking Meditation” where guests are guided through a meditation with a qualified instructor. Bliss is guaranteed!