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Herald on Sunday - - GLAMPING -

Koote­nay Na­tional Park Canada

Koote­nay Na­tional Park re­ally is the best of both worlds, with snowy moun­tain peaks and invit­ing hot springs. The glamping op­tions are lim­ited, how­ever, so en­sure you book ahead. Koote­nay is great for the back coun­try ski­ier, with sev­eral peaks to choose from. Af­ter a cold day of ski­ing what bet­ter than to re­lax in the hot pools, sprin­kled with snow and then re­turn to your comfy ac­com­mo­da­tion. goglamp­ing.net

The Lake District Na­tional Park UK

With a va­ri­ety of lux­u­ri­ous op­tions the Lake District is a great place for glamping. Pop­u­lar among ad­ven­tur­ers, the Lake District has a mul­ti­tude of great walks and cy­cle tracks to en­sure you see some of the best nat­u­ral sights Eng­land has to of­fer. The lakes also of­fer nu­mer­ous wa­ter ac­tiv­i­ties in the sum­mer months. On top of this there are many beau­ti­ful his­toric houses and sites to see along the walks. One of the great things about glamping is that be­cause you have a warm bed to come back to, you re­ally don’t have any ex­cuses to stop you ex­plor­ing.

Lake Bled Slove­nia

Lake Bled is stun­ning — there re­ally is no other word for it — and to top it all off you can now glamp there. With so much to see you’ll be glad you aren’t do­ing tra­di­tional camp­ing be­cause you’ll want a good night’s sleep. Stay­ing near Lake bled gives you the op­por­tu­nity to see Bled Cas­tle and Bled Is­land. Only a 15-minute drive away is the stun­ning Triglav Na­tional Park, filled with lakes and moun­tains, so no mat­ter which hike you pick, you won’t be dis­ap­pointed. There are also op­tions for wa­ter sports on Lake Bled and the Vint­gar Gorge hik­ing trail is not to be missed. gar­denvil­lage­bled.com

Grumeti Tan­za­nia

Grumeti is the per­fect way to ex­pe­ri­ence the true wilder­ness of East Africa com­plete with all the com­forts glamping brings. They say that glamping is the ul­ti­mate blend of com­fort and be­ing close to na­ture and this could not be more true in Grumeti. Sur­rounded by African wildlife you have the op­por­tu­nity to ven­ture out on game drives or guided walks to see the most amazing an­i­mals up close. Af­ter all of that ex­cite­ment you can re­lax in the swim­ming pool or spa or try out the per­son­alised wine-tast­ing ex­pe­ri­ences. sin­gita.com

USA Glacier Na­tional Park

With an ar­ray of moun­tains, lakes and wa­ter­falls, Glacier Na­tional Park is a stun­ning op­tion for a glamping get­away. There are a var­i­ous tent op­tions — in­clud­ing a tree­house — so there’s a glamping op­tion to suit ev­ery bud­get. Again there are so many hik­ing choices you’ll be glad you have a mat­tress to fall on at the end of the day. If you have a car, the Go­ing to the Sun road — which with­out stops takes two hours — will take you past the best scenery the na­tional park has to of­fer. How­ever, remember to check for road clo­sures dur­ing the win­ter. glacierun­der­can­vas.com

Glamping site in Lake Bled, Slove­nia. For more on Slove­nia see Tues­day’s Travel magazine

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