YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE A LAKESIDE ESCAPE
Not all lakes are placid. they can be the setting for thrilling breaks...
STUNNING NEW ZEALAND
GLACIAL Lake Wakatipu, on New Zealand’s South Island, is lightning-bolt shaped and surrounded by mountains. It starred in the first series of hit BBC drama Top Of The Lake.
INSIDER TIP: Sail on the vintage steamship T.S.S. Earnslaw, which cruises Wakatipu daily.
DETAILS: Bridge & Wickers has a 15-day trip to the South and North Islands. Prices from £3,325pp including flights and accomodation, bridgeandwickers.co.uk.
SEVEN LAKE SPECTACLE
LAP up Chile’s Lake District starting in lakeside Pucon, before following the route of the Seven Lakes in Argentinian Patagonia with its mountains, lakes and forest.
INSIDER TIP: Cross Lake Pirihueico by ferry, which will take you from Chile into Argentina.
DETAILS: A 14-day self-drive trip is from £4,200pp (based on two sharing). Price includes flights, transfers and accommodation, audleytravel.com.
LUXURY ON THE LAKE
STAY on the Swiss side of Lake Maggiore and you can access the valleys and grottos of Ticino. Lakeside hotel Eden Roc has a beach from which you can sail.
INSIDER TIP: Drop anchor at the Brissago and Borromean Islands where you’ll find white peacocks.
DETAILS: Rooms at Hotel Eden Roc from 350 CHF (£276) based on two sharing, edenroc.ch. Return flights to Milan around £50, easyjet.com.