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Rifugio Firenze a mecca for Ladin culture on a sunny September day

Festival of Ladin Culture in Canazei

Canazei is a village in the heart of the Dolomites. On the first weekend of September every year the village hosts the traditional Festival of Ladin culture. For four happy days, folk playing Ladin music and enjoying a dance are everywhere. Ladin’s participate in traditional costume parades and eat typical Tirolean food while they celebrate

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Gentian one of the more lovely alpine flowers

Alpine Flowers in the Dolomites

Awesome snow-capped towering peaks have inspired and challenged climbers, walkers, artists and photographers for eternity. The Dolomites are also very special to one particular group of enthusiasts, those who love Alpine flowers. When the winter snows melt away, you’ll see spring flowers turn these majestic mountains into one of the greatest Alpine flower gardens in

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Guests loving walking in the French alps

Walking in the French Alps

There is a lot of Walking in the French Alps, but the Aiguilette des Posettes is a great half day walk. This is a definite must do, picking a nice sunny day will add to the experience and is a big favourite with Pinnacle Walking Holiday guests. This little mountain has great 360 views. Aiguilette des Posettes

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Italian Food Tour at the Hotel Digon Ortisei

Italian Food Tour with German Influence

Although Pinnacle Walking Holidays is all about walking I would love to diversify and run a week long Italian Food tour. There’s so much to discover in the Val Gardena region of Italy. Although it is the majestic Dolomite Mountains that will leave the longest-lasting and most memorable impression. The description of our walking holidays

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My Chalet Cookbook Inspiration. A Shelf Full of our Favourite Cookery Books showing that I am passionate about food

Passionate about Food that we Create

We are passionate about food that we create for our guests, and we give each course lots of love and the attention it deserves. You will know you’ve experienced a great catered chalet holiday when you’re telling your friends about the delicious cuisine rather than the walking. Passionate about Breakfast Your breakfast is laid out

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Always a pleasure to walk Chamonix Valley

WALK THE CHAMONIX VALLEY; ALWAYS A PLEASURE

Taking the train from Chamonix to Vallorcine in order to walk the Chamonix Valley is always popular with guests on a walking holiday in the alps. It’s so close to the Swiss border and this rustic little village has stunning backdrops. This is an easy day’s walking but still has beautiful mountain views throughout. We

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French Alps walking holiday

Exercise and Physical Activity

We know Exercise and Physical Activity have so many health benefits Exercise and physical activity can be helpful in preventing or managing conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer and stroke. It is also fabulous for improving your mental well-being. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) This body recommends increasing physical activity for

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Ibex

Photo of the Month | The Ibex

It isn’t long before our next walking tour to the Dolomites. At the moment we are trying to find time to put together our calendar of walking holidays for 2014. The problem is we keep getting distracted by all our wonderful photographs taken in Chamonix. We have chosen our photo of the month to be

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Puez Hut

Look Forward to Lunch at the Puez Hut

Thinking ahead to late Summer/Autumn, we still have some spaces left on our Dolomite walking holidays in September. This time of year is a beautiful time to visit this stunning alpine area. Join us and you can look forward to a lunch spot at the gorgeous Puez Hut. The walking is so varied and there

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Mont Blanc and Chamonix Weather is contrasts; hot days, cold mountains

Climbing Mont Blanc to the Summit

Every summer when running our walking holidays in the Alps most guests ask us “would you like to climb Mont Blanc?” At 4,810m it’s not your average hill walk, we have been told by friends who have climbed it that’s it not technically challenging, and anyone who is a competent winter walker with good rope

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