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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Walking Breaks

Mer de Glace a great walking breaks location

We both love this time of year. Our guests are out enjoying their walking breaks in the UK and abroad,  while others are preparing for their summer and autumn walking breaks. We particularly enjoy receiving emails from them; again some of them send us photographs as they travel or when they return home, while others

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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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Italian Food Tour with German Influence

Italian Food Tour at the Hotel Digon Ortisei

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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Sample Three Course Chalet Menus

Salmon Tray Bake. An easy dish for Chalet Menus in the French Alps

Each month I have decided to do a blog called chalet menus. At Pinnacle we are always thinking how to impress the guests with new menus, it’s quite important as many return year after year to our French Alps Walking Holidays and Peak District Short Breaks. Chalet menus for walking holidays in the Alps require

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Italian Walking Holidays

holidays in the dolomites

A few years ago, we spent couple of months researching hotels in Val Gardena to use for our Italian Walking Holidays. There are so many lovely places in all three villages. The Villages of Val Gardena. Ortisei is a place we had spent many happy walking holidays and had got to know the area very well.

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Avalanche Risk is a Real Threat in the Alps

Avalanche risk is always a threat in the Alps

The number of avalanche deaths in Europe is at its highest for five years. The problem goes back to the snow drought: In many European resorts nothing really falls until January. When new snow eventually arrived – as it did – it sits precariously on top of this weak layer, which can collapse at any

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Cleaning Walking Boots

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

So, you’ve been out having some fun in the countryside, or maybe just working in the garden. The point is, you’ve been working hard in the mud and wet and now you’re done and you want your tea. Cleaning walking boots is the last thing on your mind as you are tempted to throw your boots

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