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Best Stops on the way to the Dolomites

Best Stops on the Way to the Dolomites

I often get asked by guests about the Best Stops on the way to the Dolomites. There are so many good hotels to stay in, however some stand out more than others. For me, the Hotel Kreuz on Lake Constance has to be the best stop on the way to the Dolomites we have come across

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Chamonix Walking Holiday

A great view on a Chamonix walking holiday

Another of my favourite walks to take our guests who are on a Chamonix Walking Holiday is the route to Montenvers from Plan de l’Aiguille. Starting from the Aiguille du Midi cable car station in the centre of Chamonix we take the lift to the mid station at Plan l’Aiguille where lots of those on a

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Mont Blanc Marathon

Summer in Chamonix Walking Breaks, home of the Mont Blanc Marathon

Again we  enjoyed the great pleasure of returning to the mountain mecca of Chamonix, France for our Alps all-inclusive walking holidays and the Mont Blanc Marathon. We are always keen to watch the 2,000+ trail runners attempting the steep and amazing Mont Blanc Marathon. This challenging 42k trail run is breath-taking (in more ways than one).

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Summer Holiday in the Alps

a popular walk on a summer holiday in the alps with pinnacle walking holidays

A Popular Walk to Lac Blanc One of my favourite walks to take guests on during a Summer Holiday in the Alps is Lac Blanc, probably the most famous walk in the Chamonix valley. We start by taking the cable car to Flegere which has great views across the valley to the Mont Blanc Massif.

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Alpine Walking Holidays

Beautiful wildlife; butterfly, on an alpine walking holiday

When I think back about our Alpine Walking Holidays, there were some things that stood out for me. Firstly was the amazing flora and fauna the French Alps has to offer. In the summer the weather in Chamonix becomes more stable.  We were lucky and got pretty much guaranteed sunshine on all the weeks. Don’t forget the

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Best Hiking in the Alps

some of the best hiking in the alps is near la tour

The Chamonix area offers some of the Best Hiking in the Alps. There is such a variety of walking. One of the favourite walks with guests on a Pinnacle Walking Holiday is the Aiguillette des Posettes. This area is always busy with walkers on the Tour of Mont Blanc a route that provides some of

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Feta Watermelon Salad is a Summer Starter

Feta Watermelon Salad a great starter for the French Alps

I have tried this Feta Watermelon Salad recipe many times. It’s from a Mary Berry cookbook and most things I try of her’s seem easy to follow and taste delicious. It’s a great summer starter, especially if the main course is quite substantial. I have used it many times on our French Alps walking breaks

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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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Cake Recipe for Gluten Intolerant Guests

Great for gluten intolerant guests

At Pinnacle Walking Holidays we often have to look after guests who are gluten intolerant, and I really enjoy looking for new recipes and trying new things. In fact, with this recipe for Pear, Chocolate and Almonds, this cake, allergy or not, was staying with us. The original recipe came from the BBC Good Food

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