GREAT EURO­PEAN ES­CAPES

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Destination Britain & Europe -

SOLE OC­CU­PANCY: The lat­est ac­com­mo­da­tion craze in Europe is one-room ho­tels; in lake­side Zurich, the newly ren­o­vated Milch­bar has just one gue­stroom but would-be guests have to bid to stay for up to 10 days in ad­vance and the high­est of­fer wins. The digs are sit­u­ated un­der the ar­cades on the mez­za­nine floor of the cafe, with “plush fit­tings and a play­ful theme”. More: milch­bar.ch.

FOR THE FIT: To cel­e­brate its 21st birth­day, niche walk­ing tour op­er­a­tor Hid­den Italy will re­trace the steps of Aus­tralian war he­roes on a nine-day Trails to Free­dom hike; the trail fol­lows the route from Biella to Mt Moro Pass, across the Euro­pean Alps through Pied­mont; the tour will be led by Hid­den Italy founder Simon Tan­cred. From Au­gust 20-28; max­i­mum 12 par­tic­i­pants; $3200 a per­son, with ac­com­mo­da­tion, meals and trans­fers (sin­gle sup­ple­ment, $300). More: hid­den­i­taly.com.au.

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