The Gentleman Magazine Issue 3 | June/July - Page 64

Planning a Quiet Summer... No Chance! Waldhaus Flims Alpine Grand Hotel & Spa offers something for everyone - the sports enthusiasts are out hiking whilst the bon vivants are relaxing in the spa. The nature lovers are out exploring the local flora and fauna whilst the culture vultures are visiting local museums. The average summer time temperature in the Swiss Alps ranges from 23 - 27˚C and with an increasing drive for healthier lifestyles spilling over into the way we holiday¹ and the desire for a ‘micro adventure’ becoming a key component for British travellers, where better to holiday this summer than the mountainous regions of Switzerland. Whether you want to explore The Rhine Gorge, also known as the ‘Grand Canyon’ of Switzerland, swim in the Caumasee with its turquoise-green waters, reminiscent of an exotic beach, or simply want to enjoy a spa break in the serenity of the Swiss Alps, whilst enjoying all that local life has to offer, the newly renovated five star superior Waldhaus Flims Alpine Grand Hotel & Spa in the mountain village of Flims, provides the ideal base from which to do all of this, this summer. The ‘micro adventure’ is defined by British adventurer and author Alastair Humphreys as ‘small and achievable adventures, for normal people with real lives’². Busy holidaymakers are now opting to spend their holidays experiencing destinations in a more active way and Waldhaus Flims offers just that. For the sports enthusiasts explore the 250km of hiking and biking trails, river raft down the Rhine gorge or take to the high rope course. Alternatively those looking for a slower paced adventure can head to the Caumasee bays for a spot of paddle boarding and swimming in the crystal clear waters. 64 | The Gentleman Magazine