5 reasons to visit the Bavarian Alps in spring

5 reasons to visit the Bavarian Alps in spring

Everyone knows Bavaria as a winter wonderland, replete with some of Europe’s best ski runs, stunning snow-capped mountain vistas and of course fine ales, but there’s much more to this splendiferous region than can fit into one season alone.

As the blooms burst from the ground in a riot of colour, feeding off the rich spring thaw, here’s 5 reasons to visit the Bavarian Alps in spring.

#1 Breathe the fresh air on a majestic mountain hike

As the valleys fill with oh-so green grass and wildflowers, many of Bavaria’s peaks remain dusted in snow; those who choose to hike Bavaria in spring are treated to stunning views and clear mountain air.

As spring thaw is ongoing, it’s worth choosing hiking trails where you can stride alongside gushing rivers, such as Höhentalklamm (Hell Valley Gorge). Following the route carved by the river over millennia, hikers pass through tunnels and catwalks while looking upon the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak.
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Karma in Carcassonne

Karma in Carcassonne

Karma’s latest acquisition inhabits a region steeped in history, beauty and the very best of French agrarian culture…

Located in the Toulouse-Montpellier-Barcelona triangle, Carcassonne has long been a vital link between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic – a major stop on trade routes going back thousands of years which provided a vital link between cultures and the movement of ideas and goods to all corners of Europe.

From the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Carcassonne’s La Cité (old medieval city) and the Canal du Midi, to the green hills of the Languedoc wine route, the region offers discerning travellers a very different slice of French provincial life.

Walking through history

No trip to Carcassonne is complete without a day spent wandering the cobbled lane ways of La Cité, the UNESCO listed medieval city that sits atop a hill with commanding of the surrounding countryside.
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Culinary India – a food lover’s journey

Culinary India – a food lover’s journey

India may be known for the heat and spice of its cuisine, but what’s not commonly understood is how flavours, textures and tastes change region by region. With Karma Royal Resorts and Karma Retreats in the north and south of the country, let us take you on the briefest of culinary journeys…

Jaipur and Rajasthan

India’s northwest is known for heat – both on and off the plate! The desert and arid vistas of Rajasthan have imbued the region’s cuisine with a heat all their own. No visit to Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, would be complete without sampling Laal Maas – a fiery slow-cooked lamb stewed with hot red chilies and whole spices.

Another famous Rajasthani dish is Ker Sangri, a local berry stewed with the hardiest of desert beans, sangri. Historically in times of drought sangri was a staple; the long bean thrives where other vegetables fail.
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Agios Nikolaos- Crete’s cultural epicentre

Agios Nikolaos- Crete’s cultural epicentre

If you haven’t visited the summer playground of Crete, Greece’s largest and southern-most island, you’re missing out.

Once home to the mighty Minoan empire – rulers of the waves, keepers of the mysterious minotaur and perhaps the culture that gave birth to the myth of Atlantis – Crete has morphed into a thoroughly modern tourist mecca with all the charm of Greek island life.

While popular attractions, such as the ancient Minoan city of Knossos, and the stunning pink sands and turquoise waters of Elafonisi beach, are must-sees as part of any Cretan adventure, the island also boasts a wealth of beautiful towns, stunning vistas, unique culture and cuisine, and of course miles of pristine Aegean coastline to explore.

The boutique charm of Agios Nikolaos

Situated to the east of Crete’s capital, Heraklion, and strewn along the sparkling bay of Mirabello, Agios Nikolaos is perhaps the poster-child of Crete’s rise as a world-class travel destination.
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Karma all-in to support Western Australian rugby

Karma all-in to support Western Australian rugby

As part of Karma Resorts ongoing commitment in the community to healthy living, fitness and wellness, the luxury resorts group recently announced their renewed partnership with the Road Safety Western Force & RugbyWA as ‘Official Resort Partner’ for 2017.

According to Karma Founder and Chairman, John Spence, the partnership is the continuance of a special relationship formed with the Force since their foundation in 2005.

“Western Force players, staff and fans have enjoyed a special connection with Karma Resorts throughout the years and we are hugely proud to continue supporting The Force in the 2017 Super Rugby season”, says Spence.

“This year we’re expanding our commitment to WA even more, with a new partnership with RugbyWA Juniors to support the growth and development of the next generation of players.”

Importantly, the partnership with the Force will see Karma Club members receive a wealth of rugby-related benefits throughout the Super Rugby season, including tickets to all home games and access to competitions to win ‘money can’t buy’ experiences and signed merchandise.
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