6 Romantic Getaways for Lovers

Staff Writer

Mindy Cambiar

With Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away, many of us have romance on the mind. If you are looking to rekindle flames or enchant your significant other with something extraordinary, consider these five romantic retreats. From “glamping” in the Colorado Rockies to touring Italy by bike or escaping to Robinson Caruso Island, these are the kinds of adventures that make you fall in love all over again. –Adam York

 

1. Bike Across Italy

Ciclismo Classico

This spectacular 11-day coast-to-coast bicycling tour across the fabled heartland of Italy is the European bicycle excursion of your dreams, traveling through lush, sweeping countryside and charming medieval villages as you sample all the beauty and bounty of this captivating and unforgettable landscape. The route from Pesaro to the Costa d’Argento passes through Le Marche, Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany, four regions celebrated for rich history, distinctive local cuisines and stunning panoramas. Explore the awe-inspiring Gola della Rossa Gorge, the Grotte di Frasassi, Italy’s largest cave system, and ancient underground Etruscan settlements. Walking tours with top local guides at Urbino and other sites give you an insider’s knowledge of all you experience, while our deluxe hotels ensure each day of your Italian bicycling vacation ends in pampered comfort. http://ciclismoclassico.com/trips/bike-tour-italy/ 

 

2. Rocky Mountain Glamping

Frontiers International Travel

Find you inner cowboy, enjoy breathtaking scenery and luxury accommodations, and bond like you never have before. Morning yoga, trail rides, afternoon swimming, fly fishing, farm-to-table contemporary western meals, storytelling at the fire pit, equestrian adventures, and 5-star hospitality are only a few of the highlights of this luxury glamping holiday. The High Lonesome Ranch sits on the Western Slope of the Colorado Rockies is a mecca for wildlife. The Ranch is located near the small cowboy town of DeBeque, Colorado, a 40-minute drive to Grand Junction’s Walker Field Airport. With a guest capacity of about 60, there are a variety of multi-bedroom cabins, and the Castle Rock safari-style tent experience for up to 10 guests. http://www.frontierstravel.com/high-lonesome-ranch 

 

3. Robinson Caruso

Adventure Life

Retreat to the mystical Chilean island where marooned explorer Robinson Crusoe once lived. Hear the legends of pirates and treasure as you hike through deep forested ravines, cascading streams, and along jagged coastlines in this World Heritage Biosphere Reserve. Enjoy active excursions such as snorkeling, hiking, diving, horseback riding, fishing, by day. Return to the comfort of your Robinson Crusoe Island resort by night. http://www.adventure-life.com/chile/tours/3356/robinson-crusoe-island-castaway 

 

4. Nicaragua Yoga and Wellness Retreat

Mukul

Escape to Mukul, a private four mile stretch of the Emerald Coast of Nicaragua’s pristine white sand beaches with access to over 1,600 private acres of lush vegetation. Be refreshed, renewed, and recharged on a six-night yoga and wellness retreat. In addition to yoga, Mukul offers a Kul Kids program, birdwatching, fishing, trail hikes, volcano hikes, watersports, and excursions to nearby beaches and villages, along with helicopter rides to beautiful islands and fascinating volcanoes. http://www.frontiersej.com/public/elegantJourneys/6/sitenews/517-Yoga_and_Wellness_Retreat_at_Mukul 

 

5. Escape to Romantic St. Petersburg

MIR Corporation

Forget Paris or Rome. In St. Petersburg, Russia you and your lover can peruse Fabergé eggs, attend world-class ballet or opera performances on one of the most prestigious stages on the planet, stroll the halls of luxurious palaces of the czars, walk the broad streets with gorgeous 18th century buildings, and stand hand-in-hand before “The Dance,” a joyous painting by Henri Matisse. St. Petersburg is a rich repository of extravagant palaces, brilliant museums and renowned theaters overflowing with music and dance. Its fashionable boulevards and serene canals glisten in the “White Nights” of summer and dazzle on sunny winter days. http://www.mircorp.com/trip/essential-st-petersburg/

 

6. Experience the Northern Lights

Mindy Cambiar

Travel to West Greenland at the end of April of 2016 to explore and photograph fantastic landscapes of pristine beauty, exotic, arctic wildlife and northern lights. This spring trip will provide a taste of the beauty of Greenland during a time of the year when the snow and sea ice are still thick enough for dog sledding and the saltwater fish (Halibut and Redfish) are biting. Late April is dark enough at night to see the magnificent Northern Lights, and this time of year is also one of the best to see the magnificent wild muskox herd near Kangerlussuaq. This all-inclusive seven day, eight night adventure will be a splendid introduction to the highlights that Greenland has to offer: calving glaciers, palatial icebergs, and dogsledding on sea ice near Illulissat, and the wildlife and access to the giant Greenland Ice Sheet in Kangerlussuaq. http://bigchilladventure.com/trips/greenland-spring-in-the-arctic/

 

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