Our Walking Tips for Helping you Choose the Right Holiday

Getting walking tips at Refuge Bernard

Walking Tips to Booking the Perfect Holiday Taking a walking holiday sounds great fun, fresh air, exercise and the company of likeminded people. However choosing the wrong type of holiday could be a miserable experience, it’s so important to choose the right one for you and your ability. It is well worth doing plenty of

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Chamonix Walk of the Month | Signal Forbes

Signal Forbes a favourite walk from Chamonix

As this is one of the most spectacular walks in the Chamonix valley hence we always try to include the trek to Signal Forbes in our walking breaks. Taking the Aiguille du Midi cable car to the midway station brings us to the start of the walk. We leave the cable car station before descending

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Otzi the Iceman has Home in the Otztal Alps

Averau in the Dolomites, home to Ozti the Iceman

On a sunny day in 1991, Erika and Helmut Simon from Nuremberg in Germany, were walking in the Ötztal Alps. As they walked passed a rocky gully filled with meltwater, they noticed something brown on the gully bed. The Germans inspected what they first thought was some sort of rubbish, but quickly realised that they

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Mont Blanc Marathon

Mont Blanc home to the Mont Blanc Marathon as well as our Walking Holidays

Last year, we had the great pleasure of returning to the mountain mecca of Chamonix, France, for our Alps all-inclusive walking holidays. We were also keen to watch 2,000+ trail runners for the steep and amazing Mont Blanc Marathon. This challenging 42k trail run is breath-taking (in more ways than one). Thanks to great weather, camaraderie,

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Driving to Italy via England, France, Germany and Austria

View of Sciliar from the Brenner Pass when driving to Italy

It is rare that guests drive to Chamonix for our French Alps walking holidays as Geneva is so accessible by air from the UK. However driving to Italy is a different story. The Dolomites is not as easy to fly to, and many of the airports are still a reasonable drive away. Every autumn we

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Whether to Walk with Walking Poles or Not

A True Mountaineer uses Walking Poles

If someone asked me; “What is something you could not do without on a walk?” I would have to say my Leki walking poles. Not everybody likes them, but if you’re concerned about pain, especially in your knees or back, then think seriously about investing in a pair of walking poles. Telescopic Walking Poles There

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Wet Bank Holidays in the UK; dream of Alps and Dolomites

Monsal Dale one of many Peak District walks close to Monsal Head

This weekend sees another one of those times in the UK where the weather looks chilly and maybe a little wet, as usual. Dreaming of the Alps and Dolomites So, no for us as we are starting to get ready for our walking breaks in the French Alps, making sure we have everything in place

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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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Best Photo of the Month | Ortisei

Out best photos of Ortisei, the best photo from a Dolomite Walking Holiday

Mike and I always feel a little flat at this time of year as we try to choose our best photo from this year’s Dolomites and Chamonix walking holidays. As things slowly return to normal back in Bollington in the Pinnacle Walking Holidays office we have lots of lovely photos and happy memories. These images

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