Mountains have been fascinating people for centuries. These awe-inspiring peaks encourage you to develop a deep connection with both nature and self, allowing for a spiritual escape from everyday life—something we all crave when we travel, now more than ever.
If you’ve been daydreaming of unplugging from your daily grind and reconnecting with the natural wonders of the world, these are some of our favourite mountain destinations where you can do just that.
Hike the Dolomite Mountains
Regarded as the most attractive mountain landscape in the world, the Dolomite Mountains are a sight to see. They divide the Venetian plain from Austria to the north, serving up incredible views and ever-changing landscapes. These stunning mountain peaks have been drawing foreign mountaineers (of every skill level) for centuries to explore its trails.
Yet even with such remarkable mountain ranges and breathtaking views, they remain one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. Want to become one of the few who experience this extraordinary place? Try our Dolomites Walking trip and for epic hikes, homecooked meals in mountaintop huts and exquisite hotels.
Spin through the Swiss Alps
The mere mention of Switzerland evokes imagery of snow-capped mountains, green pastoral hills and charming villages. You must experience the magic of Switzerland first hand with its famous cheese and chocolate, yodelling mountaineers, lakes and of course jaw-dropping mountaintops.
Travellers have been hiking the mountains for years, but we recommend our award-winning Switzerland E-Biking trip, where electric-assist bikes allow you to glide effortlessly over the mountain and glacial vistas.
Scale the Sacred Valley in Peru
Photographs do not do Peru justice—you have to go there yourself to take in the magic of its mountains and the Sacred Valley. Exploring the sacred lands of the Inca people is like stepping back in history, breathing in the rarefied air and voyaging through the mountains that provide a glimpse into ancient life.
Join our incredible Peru Walking trip to stroll among the Incan agricultural terraces and salt mines of the Sacred Valley, dine in the home of our local friend and awake atop Machu Picchu at the luxurious Sanctuary Lodge.
Deep dive into the wild in Patagonia
In Patagonia, take time to embrace isolation and enjoy a moment at the end of the earth. Hike through glaciers above crystal clear lakes and walk the windswept steppes and mountain peaks surrounded by some of the planet’s most incredible landscapes.
This remote region has some of the world’s most extraordinary vistas and is seen by precious few. However, at B&R we know our way around a glacier and will show you all the best places to hike on our new Chilean Patagonia Active trip.
Explore Canada’s Rocky Mountains in sun or snow
Larger than life mountains and wild beauty, the Rockies are the stunning backbone of Canada, rising from the land and towering overhead. There are so many adventures to take part in while you are here. Bike riverside trails, hike waterfalls, swim in glacier-fed waters and more on our Rocky Mountains Family trip. Spend your days searching for wildlife and taking in the majesty of the mountains. The Rockies will leave you feeling speechless.