Austria

The unassuming little country of Austria is home to marvellous mountains that are well and truly alive. Hike to these alpine peaks and revel in breathtaking panoramic views of the flower-specked meadows below. If you're looking for something nearer flat ground, take a royal tour of the Hapsburg palaces, watch the Lipizzaner stallions prance about, or get a rush as you raft down glacial rivers in the summers.