Rifugio Bolzano in the Dolomites

The castle in the Dolomites and the symbol of South Tyrol.

They call Rifugio Bolzano the castle in the mountains: it sits on the Sciliar/Schlern plateau and has become the symbol of South Tyrol. Our walk of the month is the Rifugio Bolzano; it’s a difficult walk but has the most rewarding views. It’s not on the Pinnacle Walking Holidays itinerary, but on day off if

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Great Walking Holidays

Rifugio Vicenza a base for great walking holidays

I imagine for many people, the thought of booking your first walking holiday is quite a daunting experience. Hopefully you will find our website full of reassurances that ours are great walking holidays. Just give us a call at Pinnacle Walking Holidays and you’ll be greeted by a friendly and helpful person who will help

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The Bass Rock; North Berwick

Bass Rock in North Berwick, a great place to have Walking Holidays in the UK

The Bass Rock is home to over 150,000 gannets at the peak of the season. The gannets spend most of the year on the Bass. They stay until the end of October when they set out on their long journey south. Many going as far as the west coast of Africa. The lower ledges of

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Exercise and Physical Activity

French Alps walking holiday

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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Outdoor Clothing Repairs, try Lancashire Sports Repairs

Mike and Paula of Pinnacle Walking Holidays

When we ran the walking lodge in Wensleydale winter was harsh. So I bought a Mountain Equipment down jacket from the Walking Shop in Leyburn. It’s been so good and toasty and kept me warm in the winter for the last 6 years. Last year it was looking a little worse for wear – faulty

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Ortisei Town Centre in the Italian Dolomites

Above Ortisei the Church overlooks magnificent mountains

Ortisei town centre in the Italian Dolomites is famous for its woodcarvings and the lovely pedestrian area. It also has an abundance of great shops and cafés. It is an idyllic part of Val Gardena, and is a wonderful place for a walking holiday. We have been visiting Ortisei for many years and I cannot

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South Tyrol a Magical Holiday Destination

Stunning dolomite rock of the South Tyrol

Awesome Scenery, Delicious Cuisine Tradition, warm hospitality, delicious Alpine food, perfectly groomed ski runs, time for relaxation and sporting opportunities for everyone in South Tyrol. The Dolomites of the South Tyrol are magical and benefits from 300 sunny days per year: that’s what draws Pinnacle Walking Holidays guests back each year. South Tyrol is famous

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Chamonix and the Dolomites

Walkers and sightseers love Chamonix

We are passionate about life in the Alps. Chamonix and the Dolomites are like second homes to us. They are the places where we would like to spend the rest of our lives. We believe in respect for the environment and nature. Everyone can gain by enjoying the natural beauty of the great outdoors. At

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Walking Kit for Going into the Hills

Cleaning Walking Boots need not be a chore; your choice of footwear for walking, especially winter walking

Firstly: you don’t actually need a lot of walking kit to go for a walk, which makes it one of the cheapest and most accessible leisure activities. However, there are various items that make a day walk considerably easier, more comfortable and more enjoyable. If you’re walking in upland or remote areas, it’s also sensible

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