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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
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The Alps for nature lovers

Words by Matt Hampton

Come the spring sunshine you can combine your skiing with some wildlife watching: the Alps are home to two national parks and countless nature reserves. You can easily spot marmots and the deer-like chamois, and sometimes even golden eagles and bearded vultures. You’d be very lucky to see a wolf or a lynx but they are nevertheless there in small numbers.